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The Coach House Couples' Getaway

4.96(56 reviews)SuperhostMinchinhampton, England, United Kingdom
Entire guesthouse hosted by Katrina & Patrick
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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In the centre of beautiful Minchinhampton, this detached cosy cottage is open plan in design and tastefully renovated throughout with plenty of modern conveniences. Set in a quiet pretty garden, and with on site parking + Type 2 EV charger, this is a great getaway.
The space is safe for a couple, being detached equipped for self catering and with keysafe entry, it is easy to remain quite isolated from the busy world. As hosts we are right next door for queries and information.

The space
The Coach House is a beautifully converted 16th century stables annex with modern open plan living embedded in a classic Cotswold cottage garden setting. We are in the centre of the charming village of Minchinhampton with its beautiful church with quirky crown capped spire and Cotswold stone as far as the eye can see.
Arriving by car or train we can assist with on site parking or "Tesla taxi" service from Stroud station.
After entering via a well gravelled path, with a courtyard style seating area, fine weather affords a beautiful al fresco table adjacent to your front door and looks onto the raised bed paved garden with a hammock available for watching the sun setting through the beech trees.
Too breezy? you are welcome to enjoy a glass inside our conservatory, which catches the evening sun, (like the garden, this space is shared with us in the main house) .
As of February 2021 the refurbished bathroom now has a modern shower as well as roll top bath, please see photos.

Guest access
ACCESSIBILITY: Not generally possible for wheelchair users, but spaces are negotiable by comparison with many Cotswold cottages.
The main area is level to get to from the parking space but has stairs for the toilet/bathroom and bedroom. The main garden area is gravelled and stone flag paved with raised beds and arbours, this compact garden nevertheless affords a choice of sitting spots throughout the day

The number of guests stated and paid for in the booking is the MAXIMUM number of guests allowed. You may not exceed the number of guests specified at the time of booking. This includes “visitors”. This is an INSURANCE REQUIREMENT. If you need to alter, you can amend the booking. Let us know if you need help

Other things to note
All local amenities are very much ON your doorstep.
Apart from The Chip Shed just across the street (NB, currently taking cash ONLY) , there is a Boots, a couple of very good cafes, (Henry's organic dairy & "The Kitchen") an excellent pub (The Crown Inn),

Due to Corona restrictions hours have been reduced and are changing on quite a fluid basis...this includes a post office, three hairdressers, a quality butcher's, a classic corner shop (with cash machine and off licence) and a renowned wedding dress shop, "The White Room".
The Longfield hospice charity shop has an amazing reputation for both cool and value for money items of all sorts, always worth a fun browse.

The Cottage has an old fashioned bathroom with a "rinsing" shower head attachment to the roll top bath - no shower, please see pictures.
In the centre of beautiful Minchinhampton, this detached cosy cottage is open plan in design and tastefully renovated throughout with plenty of modern conveniences. Set in a quiet pretty garden, and with on site parking + Type 2 EV charger, this is a great getaway.
The space is safe for a couple, being detached equipped for self catering and with keysafe entry, it is easy to remain quite isolated from the busy w…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Step-free path to entrance

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No stairs or steps to enter

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Minchinhampton, England, United Kingdom

The Old Swan Coach House is in the middle of the picturesque village of Minchinhampton. Visitors are generally delighted by the established Cotswold village feel, (this is an organically grown village, not a 2nd home centre) and its location for walks and the wider area attractions is considered a massive selling point.
It is perhaps why Princess Anne chose the adjacent Gatcombe estate for her wonderful residence.

Minchinhampton Common is a few minutes walk and provides a wonderful "big sky" airy clean open space for an early morning or evening walk. During the summer months it also supplies a procession of cows, some of which may occasionally wander past the house and up the high street.
The common offers a wonderful, 130 years established, golf course that gives you the chance to observe skylarks, Adonis Blue butterflies, and a range of orchids on this ancient National Trust meadow land. I am a lapsed member and enjoyed the views and the natural hazards in equal measure.
It is open to visitors and affords a kind of inland links course with no sand but plenty of natural hazards.

A visit to the common often includes sampling the delicious Winstones Ice cream that is made right there on the edge, just near the Bear of Rodborough "chicane".

Nearby Stroud offers the award winning Farmer's Market every Saturday and a range of quirky "Stroudy" shops and people watching opportunities.
Until November 2019 the Crown, Minchinhampton's only central pub was closed for 6 years and eating places required a drive for evening meals.
Since November 8th the new owners, the Lucky Onion group, offer excellent dining and a welcoming pub. This is now a busy godsend to locals and visitors alike.
Currently for the Crown, every night and lunch, and for most other restaurants within nearby range, for the busier weekends of the year, booking is mostly required. (Advice on request).
Henry's Cafe and Peter and Assumpta's The Kitchen are in friendly competition for great local cafe coffee and light bites - both a very short walk from us in the high street.

The Church is active and well liked, it has been recently reordered with underfloor heating and much more, and has an active bell ringing team. Practice is on Friday evenings starting at 8:00 and the Bells are quite likely to wake those sleeping in on a Sunday morning.

Cheltenham racecourse being reasonably nearby, booking for Festival week (2nd week of March) needs good advance planning. Our local version of smart pricing applies.
Minchinhampton is possibly most well known for the residence of Princess Anne whose annual Festival of Eventing in August attracts visitors from far and wide to Gatcombe.

Around that time Minchinhampton hosts, longer than anywhere else, the marvellous Giffords Circus. It has been featured on the list of 50 things you must see before you die and brings crowds from miles around to the big top on the common.

The National Trust owned Common is famous for its rare breed cows grazing from April to November and the beautiful "big sky" walks are a home to many a high flying skylark and the rare Adonis butterfly. The 130 year old Golf Club and the Old Lodge are popular spots situated in the middle of the common - all our local pubs are welcoming and worth a visit.

Also visible throughout the year are gliders from the two astonishingly close local clubs, The Cotswold Gliding club (where I learned to fly) and the Bristol & Gloucester gliding club near Nympsfield.
The views over the Cotswold edge can be stunning and the costs much lower than most imagine. (trial flights start from £95)
From the Cirencester road to Minch, as you turn in to Aston Down airfield is "Jolly Nice" a fast growing organic shop and eatery that now occupies three yurts. The ice cream is superb and the speciality delicatessen has the best quality produce and fantastic gifts (at a price!)

Westonbirt Arboretum is a popular all year round visitor attraction just 9 miles to the south of us.
Every Saturday the lively alternative scene that is Stroud Town hosts the oldest established Farmer's market, just 4 miles down in the valley. It is also a centre for every type of artist and alternative health practitioner.
The Old Swan Coach House is in the middle of the picturesque village of Minchinhampton. Visitors are generally delighted by the established Cotswold village feel, (this is an organically grown village, not a 2…

Hosted by Katrina & Patrick

Joined in July 2017
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My husband, Patrick, and I love the local countryside and Cotswold architecture, both enjoy good food, gardening, conversation, and small p politics, such as equality, justice, green living, even philosophy... He has always said that any subject can be interesting depending on the level of interest of the person talking about it.
My husband, Patrick, and I love the local countryside and Cotswold architecture, both enjoy good food, gardening, conversation, and small p politics, such as equality, justice, gre…
During your stay
CORONAVIRUS NOTICE:
As of this date (15/10/2020) : neither of us has any symptoms and we have generally and will continue to stay fairly isolated from the public due to our age and potential susceptibility.

We have developed a routine of steam cleaning the kitchen floor and disinfecting surfaces - and with our already thorough cleaning regime throughout, plus obeying the 3 hour delay between cleaning and guests arriving we believe this is as safe a place to stay as any in the UK.
("Spotlessly clean" most common comment from guests. )

if our our own health status were to change we would instantly update this listing to reflect that. Likewise if you have symptoms or have travelled to a high risk area within the past 14 days and feel you maybe developing symptoms - we would expect you to contact us, and take note of AirBnB's cancellation policy and be guided accordingly.

After our standard safe meet and greet we do not wish to disturb our guests unless they want us to, but are available 16/7
We are a recently retired couple and one of us is often speedily available via a phone call or a simple knock on the door just across the gravel pathway.
CORONAVIRUS NOTICE:
As of this date (15/10/2020) : neither of us has any symptoms and we have generally and will continue to stay fairly isolated from the public due to our a…
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
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