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Dryhill House


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.

Dryhill House is a former farmhouse, now sitting on its own vineyard, close to England's famous Cheltenham Spa in Gloucestershire yet rural and secluded.

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:

  • Food & Beverage unpacking service
  • Meet, greet and property induction
  • An on call concierge service during your stay, via App
  • Weekly mid stay housekeeping visit for week or longer bookings
  • End of stay ‘Pack up and go’ service leaving us to leave the property as the owner requires

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.

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:

  • Five (or seven) nights of luxury accommodation
  • Christmas decorations and tree
  • Concierge meet and greet, luggage service and grocery unpacking
  • A full time chef & housekeeper for 24th, 25th, 26th (all food costs included)
  • A pre-prepared arrival meal on Friday night Concierge service and itinerary planning throughout
  • Two festive experiences of your choice
    • An Intimate family Christmas Concert by local musicians
    • A Festive Mixology Experience
    • A Christmas Canapé workshop
    • A wreath making lesson in the Roman Cellar
    • A 30 Minute Massage or Facial per guest
    • A Reindeer Visit to the house for your youngsters
    • A personalised Santa Visit with gifts and photographs
    • Christmas themed Murder Mystery Party
    • Candle Making Workshop.
  • Departure after a continental breakfast hamper

You can download or view the 2023 details here.

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Additional Information

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.


Guest Book

'Our party was absolutely blown away by the magnificence of this place. Our stay was truly exceptional, and we loved the luxurious surroundings we found ourselves in. From fine dining in the glorious rear dining space, to preparing incredible pizzas in the bespoke pizza oven courtesy of the owner Nigel, to chilling with friends in one of several living spaces. The attention to the tiny details and the high quality of finish everywhere has to be seen to be believed. The real highlight was watching the sunset across that memorable Cotswold landscape from the warmth of the hot tub!‘The house was amazing and everyone loved it!’

‘... a beautiful house in a wonderful location - a truly memorable experience!’

'We had a lovely week. The House and Setting were just wonderful.'

‘We had a wonderful, relaxing week spent in this quintessential Cotswold farmhouse. An idyllic rural setting with stunning views across the Cotswold countryside towards Gloucester and the Malvern Hills, yet just a few miles from the heart of Cheltenham, with lovely foodie pubs in nearby villages. A perfect entertaining house, characterful and beautifully appointed made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Whether it was cocktails on the terrace watching the sun go down, or a Sunday roast round the farmhouse kitchen table or entertaining friends and family in one of the lovely reception rooms, not to mention our two dogs who curled up in the baskets by the Aga, ... (it) exudes a warm and embracing welcome.’

'We had the most fantastic time at you beautiful house.'

'We came, we loved, we will be back! Thank you.'

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We all had a fantastic time.'

Property Details

  • Stunning views of the Malverns across its own Vineyard
  • Vaulted Roman Cellar dining room - or 'nightclub - with 'funky' moroccan cellar bar
  • Valoriani genuine Italian pizza oven in the vined courtyard garden & all-year round hot tub
  • Tree House
  • Boules Court
  • 14 acres of rural bliss
  • Separate cottage with its own hot tub also available, subject to availability
  • Quiet and idyllic but less than five miles from Cheltenham Spa
  • Dogs welcome by prior agreement
  • 'Champagne' Concierge serviced included
  • Very special all inclusive Christmas package for 2023
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