Stroud and the Golden Valleys is a bustling area and famous for its woolen industry in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Now it is a centre of Arts and Crafts and a good location at which to base your touring of the western Cotswolds.
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A Little More Than Your Average Hotel.........
Escape the “hecticness” of everyday life, hang your coat up and sink into one of our cosy armchairs next to the warmth of an open log fire without a care in the world. The Bear of Rodborough is a little more than your average hotel on the side of the road.
We began life in the 17th century as a former coaching inn. Set within 300 acres of land belonging to The National Trust, the beautiful landscapes and rambling hills go on as far as the eye can see, all the way to the River Severn and Wales in fact.
Home to the dog walking community and golf enthusiasts, with a course perfectly positioned in the heart of The Common, The Bear also has another special local grazing nearby. The herd of Belted Galloway’s were the first cows to ever roam The Common, and have been cherished as part of the community ever since, particularly around the 18th hole.
We’ve taken our historical ambiance and installed comfy beds, warm furnishings and hung an exciting display of vibrant artwork to provide you with an experience that’s more than just a good night’s sleep. Walk along the original flagstone floors, unwind in the snug seclusion of one of our armchairs with a book, or take a leisurely amble up the splendid oak staircase and down the windy corridors to discover our collection of beautifully designed bedrooms.
The Bear of Rodborough, Rodborough Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE
Nestling in the Cotswold village of Frampton Mansell lies the Crown Inn.
A seventeenth century ‘cider house’ that is steeped in
and is, quite simply, a perfect village pub
Roaring log fires; delicious, traditional, home-cooked food; fine, locally brewed real ales; a stunningly beautiful building dating from 1633 and of course, good company. Add to this a very
well appointed 12-bedroom hotel annex, ample car parking and simply exquisite views across the golden valley and you have the precise recipe for a relaxing and enjoyable venue.
Here at the Crown Inn we have 12 well appointed bedrooms in our separate hotel annex, that are well suited to leisure and business guests alike. All rooms are en-suite with bath and shower, and offer TV, coffee & tea making facilities and a writing desk.
With twin, double and family rooms available, all set in peaceful Gloucestershire countryside, there's no better base for exploring the area after a restful night.
and dogs are welcome in the pub.
The Crown Inn,
Frampton Mansell, Stroud, Gloucester. GL6 8JG
Inschdene is a comfortable family house set in an acre of garden, yet near the centre of the village, and enjoys magnificent views across the valley.
We offer a double room with ensuite facilities, plus two further twin rooms. All rooms are of a good size and are comfortably furnished.
The Double Room is of a generous size, with two comfortable chairs, an antique wardrobe, a small dressing table, as well as the usual hospitality tray and a TV. It also enjoys magnificant views across the valley and is pleasantly light and airy.
The bathroom is almost as big as the bedroom!… with a large victorian bath and further wash basin; and the toilet is seperate, but both are ensuit and off your own private lobby.
A Small Twin is next door, and is ideal for children or family friends as they needs to share the en suit facilities of the double room (but can also access a shower room). We do not let this room out to unconnected guests.
The Main Twin is another room of generous size with windows looking out over the garden. It has its own washbasin, TV, etc. and normally* has exclusive use of a separate shower room and toilet.
Double en suite
All room prices are per night and includes full english breakfast.
Inschdene, Atcombe Road, South Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5EW
Hillcrest cottage is a perfect Cotswolds country cottage, located on a hillside along the Golden
Valley. Hillcrest cottage has the most STUNNING views, from all rooms, from the balcony , the
garden and the lower terrace seating area. Definitely among the best views in the Cotswolds. Delights are the frequent hotair balloons, the spectacular sunsets and sparkling lights after dusk
at the cottage, truly romantic! SHORT BREAKS are available all year.
Hillcrest Cottage is stylishly decorated throughout and
is very well equipped for a comfortable stay, sleeping
up to 4 guests on pocket sprung matresses, luxury bedding
and baby in a cot ,(many baby accessories provided).
The kitchen-dining room is a large pace with dining table
for 6, a breakfast bar for 2 and a fully equipped kitchen.
The dining area has double doors out into the garden too. The lounge has patio doors, a log burner, TV/DVD CD. Wifi available.Beauty treatments available at the cottage.
For Al fresco eating; there are teak tables and chairs
(a plastic set for toddlers), a BBQ and garden games.
The garden is as you see and is lit through the evening.
This area, in the Stroud five valleys, is known as the "undiscovered Cotswolds" . There is genuinely so much to see and do within 10 miles radius; excellent walking from the doorstep, award winning farmers market in Stroud,horse-riding, Badminton &Gatcombe Park equestrian events, clay pigeon shooting, Slimbridge wildfowl park, Berkley Castle, gliding, golfing. It is also ideally situated for touring the rest of the Cotswolds, including the historic city of Bath.
See owner website for many more pictures, you will be spoilt!
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