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Wonderful views fromthe south facing enclosed garden
Views out onto the countryside
Enclosed garden area to enjoy the sun and fresh air
Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub
Enjoy this lovely swing seat
A great space to enjoy a sunny day
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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
Romantic
Rustic
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 garden with hot tub after a day of exploring the area and enjoy the wonderful countryside views
  • A great area base for walkers and cyclists with easy access from your doorstep to many well marked and quiet paths
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

Gemma Cole

This property is personally managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 12th November 2021

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We absolutely loved staying here. From arriving to find fresh eggs, cake, milk and chocolate to the robes and towels for the hot tub everything has been thought through to make the stay memorable. The interior is of a really high standard and wants for nothing. Everything is there that you could need and in the right place to find. Loved the abilitRead morey to get straight to the hot tub from a door in the bedroom. The owners were really welcoming (and the dogs too). Will be booking again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 25th October 2021

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Lovely comfortable & cosy cottage with a great layout. Perfect for us & our 2 dogs. They enjoyed the enclosed garden and treats left for them by the owner. We made the most of the hot tub, homemade cake & chocolate left for us!

Reviewed by Louise 1st October 2021

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Absolutely loved our week at Half Penny Retreat. The cottage is beautiful. There was everything you need. Lovely little extras just made it so welcoming. There was a freshly baked sponge cake, chocolate in the fridge with fresh milk and eggs. There was even treats for our dogs. We will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Claire 10th September 2021

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Fabulous time staying at the retreat. Well equipped cottage. Lovely relaxing hot tub with beautiful views. Lots of things to do nearby. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Heidi 27th August 2021

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Absolutely lovely retreat, the accommodation is excellent. The hot tub was a great way to relax. Pet friendly environment and excellent friendly owners that really made us feel welcome. All the added extra welcome treats made for a fantastic holiday. This really is accommodation that should be experienced and well worth a stay. We will absolutely bRead moree visiting again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 6th August 2021

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6th August - 13th August Fabulous holiday at the Half Penny Retreat! Lovely, welcoming host! The accommodation was everything we hoped it would be and we had everything we needed and more! We LOVED the hot tub! This is the perfect place to relax and explore the beautiful Cotswolds. Our puppy was in her element with the animals and loved the doggy tRead moreoys and treats! We did not want to go home and really hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 2nd August 2021

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One of the most beautiful cottages we have ever stayed at. The location was perfect for visiting Cheltenham and the lovely cotswold villages. This cosy cottage was perfect for a time away, particularly through the hot tub which looked over a stunning view and a log burner to use on the colder nights. The owners of this property were lovely, they haRead mored thought of everything and provided excellent information you may need for your time there. I would highly recommend visiting Halfpenny retreat! Hide

Reviewed by James 30th July 2021

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Lovely peaceful location with all you could need to have a brilliant stay. Extra touches from host make it even more special and the hot tub just completes it.

Reviewed by Mark 9th July 2021

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No suggested improvements, everything was simply perfect, thank you! Mark, Emily and Libby

Reviewed by Will 11th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, great hosts and Ideally located for visiting all the beautiful places in the cotswolds. Would definitely recommend half penny retreat.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 4th June 2021

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Everything thought of both humans and dog. Lovely hosts, excellent facilities and a great location, the best we have stayed at.

Reviewed by Matthew 28th May 2021

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What a lovely stay we had at Halfpenny Retreat! The accommodation was outstanding and had everything you'd need for a stay in the Cotswolds. After a busy day exploring the wonderful countryside it was great to come back to the retreat and relax in the hotub whilst watching the sunset! You really couldn't find a better location, you're so close to CRead moreheltenham and Gloucester but you still have the luxury of being in the countryside. Pip and Dan were fantastic hosts and we'd love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 7th May 2021

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This property was excellent. It was clean and very comfortable. The hot tub was enjoyed and our dog loved the toys and treats provided. The owners made us welcome and the information provided on the accommodation and the area generally was very helpful

Reviewed by Clare 30th April 2021

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Halfpenny Retreat is the absolute perfect place for a romantic getaway. The cottage is spacious yet cosy, spotlessly clean and every last detail has been thought of. The extra kind details like the homemade cake, chocolate, milk and fresh eggs help to make it extra special. The views from the hot tub are beautiful, watching birds of prey circling aRead morend deer in the fields were real highlights. A highly recommended property for an unforgettable break. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 23rd April 2021

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We had a lovely time at Halfpenny Retreat, the cottage has everything we needed, the cake, eggs and milk were a lovely welcome touch. We used the information folders to plan days out, Cirencester is definitely worth a visit and Lower and Upper Slaughter were so picturesque, we loved them. The hot tub is amazing for chilling out during the evenings Read moreand we have to mention the animals, my husband loved feeding the goats and now wants a tortoise! Thank you for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Faye 19th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 2nd November 2020

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Our stay was incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. Every detail had been thought of even down to the smallest thought. The cottage was beautifully designed with quirky additions which added to the overall charm. The hosts were incredibly accommodating but at the same time were not intrusive. The local walks a short drive away were breathtaking and theRead more views from the cottage were gorgeous. You really feel a million miles away from everything. I would highly recommend and will definitely come back. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 30th October 2020

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Loved our whole stay and they have thought of everything here. Suitable for couples but also anyone with a newborn as they can provide everything. Nothing is to much trouble and very homely feel. Just what we needed for a relaxing break. We will go back when we can.

Reviewed by Carlie 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Alisha 5th October 2020

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Absolutely loved my stay at this cottage. The decor is beautiful, the views are great and it was a lovely place to have a relaxing break in. I couldn't fault this property at all and will be returning next year to explore more of the attractions nearby.

Reviewed by Nick 28th September 2020

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If you are looking for a relaxed,well equipt beautiful holiday retreat then look no further. Halfpenny retreat is absolutely stunning and the owners Pip & Dan are so hopeful and have great knowledge of the area.The attention to detail in the retreat are second to none and the finishing touches like the cake were so gratefully received. We did not wRead moreant to leave and will be recommending to friends and family and we will book here again without a doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Phillip 4th September 2020

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Wow where do i start, perfect location for exploring, cottage was excellent perfect for relaxing. The cottage was made to feel like home with some very personal touches. Thank you pip and dan for an amazing week

Reviewed by Heather 28th August 2020

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A superbly comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen, hot tub with a lovely view, and very useful covered parking. Warmly welcoming and very helpful, considerate hosts. We hope to visit the area again and will choose dates when this cottage is available.

Reviewed by GARNET 21st August 2020

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Warm welcome to a really well equipped place to stay for the week with the dogs. Great location with easy access to Cheltenham, the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. Would absolutely recommend

Reviewed by Margaret 7th August 2020

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We had a brilliant time at the Retreat - home from home. You wont be disappointed if you book

Reviewed by Louise 31st July 2020

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We loved this place! The cottage is beautiful and Pip & Dan are perfect hosts. We had a relaxing week full of lovely walks, tasty food & soaking in the hot tub. The cottage has everything you could need. Its in a peaceful countryside location but also a short drive to Cheltenham etc. The folder provided lots of information for walks, pubs etc. Our Read more7 month old puppy also had the best time and didnt want to leave! This is a fab place & we cant wait to visit again. Louise, Chris & Bali Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Victoria 10th July 2020

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We absolutely loved our stay here. Everything you could think of was provided, it was so relaxing and the hosts were amazing. Perfect if you wanted a chat but also kept a distance if you wanted to isolate yourself! Hot tub was amazing, and not too chemically like we've experienced in the past. Our puppy had the best time, it is beyond 'dog friendlyRead more' so many things set up for your stay with a dog or two. Highly recommend, we will be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 4th July 2020

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Halfpenny retreat was amazing. Very clean and clearly so much work has been put into it to make bring it up to date with Covid guidelines. Pip and Dan were very welcoming and the farm is beautiful. The town around is very nice all. I definitely want to come back again

Reviewed by Julia 2nd March 2020

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Reviewed by Janice 7th February 2020

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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

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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 Tamara 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 16th January 2020

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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 Russ 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Glyn 29th November 2019

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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

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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.

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Location

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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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