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Butterrow Gate

Sleeps 2
1 dog
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

Butterrow Gate is an eye-catching property which sleeps two guests, in one lovely bedroom, with a ground floor bathroom. This unique property was constructed in the 1820s as the toll house to service the turnpike road linking Stroud to Cirencester, and is one of the few toll houses in the UK to still have the original wooden toll charges board fixed to the front of the building.

An early example of Gothic architectural revival built from Cotswold stone, Butterrow Gate retains many character features including stone mullion windows, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone flooring and a Cotswold stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Modern facilities such as wireless internet access, a Freesat TV with DVD player, and underfloor heating complement the traditional features, and there is an elevated patio garden with stunning views, and free on-street parking is readily available.

Butterrow Gate is located on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Stroud, famed for its independent shops, galleries and cafes. Stroud hosts an award-winning Farmers' Market every Saturday, and there is an organic farm shop just a short drive from the property. The town has a wide range of restaurants and pubs, the closest to Butterrow Gate being The Prince Albert Inn which is dog friendly and often has live music nights.

Surrounded by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are many lovely cycle routes and walks on its doorstep, including those through Rodborough Common which has spectacular views across Woodchester Valley and to the River Seven on a clear day. The River Frome flows through Stroud itself and has a pleasant tow path which follows the course of the river, passing by the Stroud Brewery, just a half hour stroll from the property. Stroud is well placed for visiting the many historic towns of the South Cotswolds, including Painswick, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton and Cirencester. Further afield destinations such as Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips.

Please check for non Monday and Friday arrivals.

Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove. Electric oven with 4 ring induction hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, cafetiere, kettle and toaster. Freesat TV with DVD player, selection of DVD’s, haridryer and WiFi. Electricity and gas included in rent. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove from September to April, and further supplies can be purchased locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Patio, courtyard garden with furniture, charcoal barbecue (without coal) and chiminea (both summer only). One well-behaved dog welcome. 1 dedicated parking space available. Sorry, no smoking. Children under 8 not permitted. Please note this property will only automatically accept Monday and Friday arrivals, for other arrival days please check prior to booking. Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles

Green door leads to entrance hall which contains a washing machine/tumble dryer and is a useful space to store coats and muddy boots.

Located off the entrance hall is the bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.

On the ground floor is the living/dining room containing small three seater sofa, armchair and footstool, Cotswold stone fire place with cosy wood burning stove and drop down wooden leaf table with two chairs.

Completing the ground floor is a small but well-designed kitchen ideal for home cooking.

Stairs lead up from the living/dining room straight into master double bedroom with an abundance of character features including original elm floorboards, exposed Cotswold stone walls and stone mullion windows, this room has panoramic views of Stroud and beautiful countryside.

The stable door from the bedroom leads out to the enclosed patio garden, the patio has a small glass walkway, attractive potted flowers.Three stone steps lead up to a terrace with spectacular views of Stroud and the fields beyond.

The town of Stroud is known as the less commercial corner of the Cotswolds, a somewhat bohemian collection of buildings, squares and lanes, tucked into the green hills which once housed countless sheep during the town’s time as the centre of the Cotswold’s woollen industry. Today, Stroud welcomes visitors to its friendly cafes, quaint bookshops, independent shops and tempting eateries. Described by Jasper Conran as the ‘Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’, Stroud has a regular farmers' market, year-round programmes of music and theatre, a thriving arts scene and a state-of-the-art cinema. For simply relaxing, Stratford Park on the edge of town offers lakeside walks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a museum. Head out of town to explore the five sweeping valleys which surround it, with country lanes just made for walking or cycling.


Parking Available
Countryside Views
Garden / Patio
Central Heating
Cycling Nearby
Walking / Hiking Nearby
Bird Watching Nearby
Shop Nearby
Private Parking
Washing Machine
DVD / Blu-ray Player
Outdoor Furniture


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