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Nestled high on The Cotswold Escarpment with glorious views across to the Malverns - yet only five miles from centre of the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham - Dryhill is a 17th century house built on the site of an ancient Roman villa and vineyard; which the owners replanted with 2000 vines.
Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds set just above its own vineyard, yet only five miles from the beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham; Dryhill is a luxurious 17th century six bedroom house built on the site of an ancient Roman villa and vineyard; which thew owners replanted in 2016 with 2000 vines. To see more images of the house, gardens and grounds through the season you will find them on the Dryhill website.
This gorgeous country house has been lovingly crafted and is very reflective of the owner’s travels to India, Africa and beyond. And it is ideal for entertaining family and friends having six reception rooms – albeit the house no longer has a piano – as well as the large kitchen breakfast room. Naturally there is a barbecue plus there is a Valoriani authentic Italian wood fired pizza oven.
Dryhill, outside of Christmas, also has its own Champagne Concierge service:
Set in mature terraced gardens of fig, clematis and rambling roses and surrounded by its own private 14 rural acres high on the Crickley Hill Escarpment at the end of a private sweeping drive, Dryhill has ‘Out of Africa’ views and provides epic sunsets. A very luxurious retreat, it can accommodate up to 12 guests in six bedrooms.
Dryhill also has a gated wooded glade with with a small spring-fed pond, a little oasis equipped with barbecue and Safari tent it is ideal for sundowners and intimate barbecues.
Dryhill is ideally located to enjoy the natural beauty of the area located as it is just under the historic Crickley Hill Country Park and just off the famous Cotswold Way that runs from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south.
A MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS
And for the Festive Season in 2023 Dryhill crafted a very special fully inclusive package to ensure their guests had a truly relaxed and memorable stay. We are in the process for confirming the 2024 package and rate, but for 2023 the package included:
If you play golf then you will almost be in heaven as the Cotswold Hills Golf Club is pretty well just around the corner. Opened in 1976, the course has matured over the years into a fine test of golf and is considered to be one of the finest courses in Gloucestershire. It is a past venue for the English Ladies Amateur Championship and the Men’s and Ladies County Championship. In 2012 we were the proud hosts of the EnglandGolf Boys (u18s) County Finals. The championship course, measuring 6800 yards, features long par 5’s, superb short holes and a variety of par 4’s, which are both challenging and great fun to play. Five tee positions are available to allow golfers of varying ability to experience a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. The course is consistently praised for the quality of its greens and its overall presentation.
And if you love walking then Dryhill Cottage is ideal as it is very close to the Cotswold Way. The Cotswold Way runs northeast along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills from Bath to Chipping Campden. The 102-mile (164 km) trail passes through or near to Old Sodbury, near Chipping Sodbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley, Stroud, Painswick, Cranham, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stanway and Broadway. The Cotswold Way passes numerous places of interest, including the site of the Battle of Lansdowne, the Somerset Monument, the Tyndale Monument, Sudeley Castle, Cleeve Hill, Hailes Abbey, and the Broadway Tower.
And if you ride you be delighted to know that the Ullenwood Court Riding Centre are just the other side of the Cotswold Way from Dryhill. Established in 1993, the riding centre is owned by Melanie Pitt who gained BHS qualifications at Talland School of Equitation and an equine business education at Hartpury College with the aim of founding a family orientated riding school and livery yard. Over the years a close community of horse owners and riders has grown up on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment just minutes from Cheltenham below. Horses and riders alike benefit from eighty acres of fields bordered by woods with scenic views to the west and a bridle path leading to Crickley Hill Country Park.