Hornstone Cottage At Westley Farm

Frampton Mansell, Stroud, Gloucestershire, Countryside

Hornstone Cottage, with breathtaking views from its wrap-around deck, is a blissful Cotswold stone self-catering holiday cottage nestled on a hill farm in the breathtaking Gloucestershire countryside. Tucked away down a meandering drive at the head of the Golden Valley, Westley Farm is one of the Cotswolds’ best-kept secrets with 70 acres of ancient woodland and rolling pasture. Hornstone Cottage is very private, set away from the farmyard, and is perfect for couples, friends or families. Pets are also welcome. You will see sheep, cattle and ponies grazing, chickens clucking in the farmyard, and deer and badgers roaming through the land. In the summer you may see wild orchids and rare butterflies in the wildflower meadow.

With glorious views, utter seclusion and fantastic pubs just a walk away, the cottage is within reach of the gems of the Cotswold such as Painswick and Bourton on the Water, while Tetbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Bristol and Bath are close. This is a big foodie area, with the nation’s finest farmers’ market at Stroud, four miles away, as well as a fantastic deli and dairy nearby, and traditional Cotswold pubs and gastro pubs for eating out. There are amazing walks, starting and finishing on the farm, or along the canal at the bottom of the woods, while the more serious can tackle the Cotswold Way.

Hornstone is a three-bedroom cottage converted from an old stable, with two bedrooms in the eaves, and the master bedroom downstairs. It has a deck with barbeque wrapping around the south side of the cottage and an enclosed garden to the front. Inside, it has a cosy farmhouse feel, with a spacious kitchen, stone tiled floor and an open fire in the sitting room.