View towards the barn
Enjoy the bubbles
Converted barn with unique style
Relax in front of the wood burner
The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
It's time for a board game
A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
Filled with character and style
Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
Cosy double bedroom
Unique touches from the milking parlour
Handcrafted bathroom features
Enjoy the rainfall shower
View out onto the countryside
An enclosed courtyard
Views out onto the countryside
Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep
Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub
1 / 20  View towards the barn
2 / 20  Enjoy the bubbles
3 / 20  Converted barn with unique style
4 / 20  Relax in front of the wood burner
5 / 20  The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
6 / 20  It's time for a board game
7 / 20  A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 20  Filled with character and style
9 / 20  Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
10 / 20  The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
11 / 20  Cosy double bedroom
12 / 20  Unique touches from the milking parlour
13 / 20  Handcrafted bathroom features
14 / 20  Enjoy the rainfall shower
15 / 20  View out onto the countryside
16 / 20  An enclosed courtyard
17 / 20  Views out onto the countryside
18 / 20  Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep
19 / 20  Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
20 / 20  Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub

Halfpenny Retreat

Cheltenham (3mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A detached barn set within the fringes of Cheltenham Spa
  • Relax in your own private hot tub
  • Perfect for cosy nights, with wood burner
  • A great area base for walkers and cyclists
  • An area steeped in history and picturesque Cotswold villages
  • A great base for Cheltenham races and year round events calendar
Property code: 58873

Peacefully tucked away within the countryside though within easy reach of Cheltenham Spa, this detached barn is simply brimming with character, just perfect for couples to enjoy whatever the time of year.

The peaceful hamlet of Badgeworth is surrounded by countryside, with a wealth of walking from your front door, along with the Regency Spa town of Cheltenham on its doorstep. This central location offers easy access for touring the larger Cotswold market towns to include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. Cheltenham famed for the Gold Cup and many festivals throughout the year, to include the literature and food festival, Cirencester, Tetbury and Bath are also within easy reach. This area is rich in history and well served by the National Trust with houses and gardens to visit, including The Roman Villa, Hidcote Gardens and Chastleton House.

Head inside to receive a warm welcome from this detached barn that has been handcrafted with natural wood, exposed brickwork and an eclectic style that further enhances its charm. Enter the property into the lounge/kitchen/diner which is spacious and unique. In the lounge you will find the arm chair and sofa in front the wood burner, perfect for an evening of watching your favourite movies on the TV/DVD. Stepping into the dining area, with low lighting, is perfect for that romantic dinner for two. The kitchen area has been handcrafted and is well-equipped with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher. An external utility area with Washing Machine and tumble dryer sits just outsdie the barn. When the day is done continue down the hallway where you will find a king size bedroom that has views across the countryside. Completing this accommodation there is a stylish shower room with rainfall shower and WC.

Step outside to enjoy the views across the countryside, with a recently extended enclosed patio and courtyard area to the rear of the barn where you can take a soak in your own private hot tub, or simply enjoy a family meal with the outdoor table and chairs. If you want to explore the area on two wheels, the owners provide bike hire. There is covered off road parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 Bedroom – King sized
  • 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private hot tub
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Covered off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Property is within the grounds of the owner home and privacy is assured.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within a mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Bike hire available direct with owner
  • Enclosed courtyard with additional patio area with sun loungers

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janice 7th February 2020

We had a lovely relaxing stay at this unique property, absolutely stunning with a huge wow factor throughout. We have stayed at many lovely cottages in the UK but the thoughtful attention to detail and quality of everything in the property takes Half Penny retreat Into another league. The little extras made all the difference and meant so much makiRead moreng for us a lovely holiday into a special and very memorable one. Many thanks to Dan and Pip who were lovely warm welcoming hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 27th January 2020

We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days in Pip and Dan's lovely retreat. I can honestly say this is the best. Everything is spotless, high class and nothing is overlooked. You do not need to take anything but yourself. Diesel and Lily the labradors were beautiful and came to see us everyday. Pip and Dan are absolutely lovely and nothing is toRead moreo much trouble, not they there was any. Simply gorgeous! Brian and Alison Hide

Reviewed by Susan 16th January 2020

The cottage was superb and we couldn't faulty anything. The bed was probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in. The hot tub was an added bonus with beautiful views. Pip & Dan were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble and they even left us a delicious homemade cake.

Reviewed by Glyn 29th November 2019

Hosts Dan and Pip are both excellent. The Retreat is clean, tidy, well equipped and comfortable, you need no more.

Reviewed by Susanne 20th November 2019

Just stayed here for our honeymoon. The cottage was fantastic and far exceeded our expectations. Pip and Dan have thought of everything for us and our dog Charlie. After a day exploring the Cotswolds we couldn't wait to return and enjoy the hot tub and the gorgeous log burner. Total luxury.

Reviewed by Rebecca 8th October 2019

Excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds. Perfect for us as we have a young dog so the enclosed garden area was brilliant and also a field next door so that she could run off some steam after a day out. Cottage so cosy and all very comfortable with added bonus of the hot tub to end the day.Pip and Dan were so friendly and made us feel so welcRead moreomed - nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 4th October 2019

Absolutely perfect, Pip and Dan have thought of everything both for us and our dog Millie, we have been fortunate to stay in some lovely places over the years but this is definitely one of the best. A lovely cottage, peaceful location but easy access to amenities and a great hot tub to soak away the efforts of the day.

Reviewed by Sue 27th September 2019

Excellent location for visiting Cheltenham, Gloucester & Bath. Property was outstanding, very cosy and Pip & Dan were very helpful. Would definitely come back again

Reviewed by Lesley 2nd August 2019

Lovely cottage. Very hospitable host. Very dog friendly lovely secure garden for the dogs. Great hot tub after lovely scenic walks. Would love to go back. Very comfortable sofa and bed.

Reviewed by Mark 20th July 2019

This cottage is an absolute gem, for couples with and without dogs. It is situated near the m4 and m5 so easy to get to and provides easy access to Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. We have two dogs and the property sits on a small holding run by Pip and Dan. They are fantastic hosts and absolutely lovely. They also have a field attached to the propertRead morey for smaller dog walks and an enclosed garden with hot tub. Would recommend the Gloucester old spot pub. Lots of shops etc within a short drive. Hide

Reviewed by Glenn 24th June 2019

A well equipped romantic cottage ideally situated to explore Cheltenham and the Cotswolds Pip and Dan are very welcoming, we would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Hannah 28th May 2019

My husband and i had a fantastic honeymoon here with Pip and Dan. We received a very warm welcome. The cottage itself was immaculate, beautifully furnished and homely. We had a fantastic time exploring the fields and looking for wildlife, we saw wild deer from the hot tub. Cheltenham has many wonderful bottle shops and Camera pubs that we both recoRead moremmend. I could not have expected more from this beautiful escape. Thank you so much Pip and Dan. Hide

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View towards the barn
Enjoy the bubbles
Converted barn with unique style
Relax in front of the wood burner
The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
It's time for a board game
A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
Filled with character and style
Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
Cosy double bedroom
Show 8 moreUnique touches from the milking parlour


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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