8.1 miles SE of Cheltenham


At a glance
In the area
Guest book | 12

Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x bunk beds

Surrounded by rolling verdant countryside and set in a picture-perfect village, Pennycress offers a warm welcome to those seeking a bolt hole away from it all, yet also just over two hours from London.

Step inside and you'll discover a home where Cotswold stone lies at ease with reclaimed oak, where underfloor heating and a wood burning stove keep you cosy on colder days, whilst bi-fold doors lead out on to the patio for hot summer days. With stunning vaulted ceilings and exquisite décor that beautifully compliments this historic home, a holiday here will leave you relaxed and at ease - and the bubbling hot tub outside will help, too!

Ideally located close to Cheltenham, Cirencester and the heart of the Cotswolds, there's plenty to see and do here, whether it's exploring the pretty market towns, walking the Cotswold Way, picnicking on one of the hilly outcrops, losing yourself in a leafy wood or imbibing in a country pub, you'll never want for things to do.


Originally the old milking parlour, the gorgeous open-plan living and dining room is oh-so-spacious and bright with a vaulted ceiling, oak beams and exposed Cotswold stone gable walls. The sumptuous oak floor benefits from underfloor heating meaning toes will be kept cosy during cooler months. At one end you'll discover a corner sofa nestled around the flickering wood burner, perfect for socialising and relaxing after busy day out exploring the Cotswolds, whilst a Smart TV is on hand for film nights.

The dining table lies at the other end of this room and is hand made from the original oak roof beams taken out during the restoration, a fabulous way to let the heritage of such an amazing house live on for years to come, and a wonderful spot for mealtimes. There's also a large bifold glass door that opens on to the south facing patio, meaning you can bring the outside in on hot summer days. This is a spectacular spot for stargazing, and the property has its own telescope.


The kitchen, chic and inviting with navy cupboards, white worktops and vaulted ceiling, is designed for a sociable evening cooking, with the hob arranged so that guests relaxing with a drink on the bar stools can chat face to face with the chef as they cook. Full of all the essentials needed to rustle up a feast, there's an induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, and all in one washer/dryer hidden away. In addition, there's a Nespresso coffee machine and a wine fridge is tucked away to the side of the bar stools.


There are three gorgeous bedrooms to choose from.

The master ensuite bedroom has a blissfully comfy king-sized wrought iron bed, with a door that leads directly out on to the patio. With shelving set into the exposed Cotswold stone wall, chest of drawers and dressing table, this is a charming room with ensuite shower room.

The second bedroom also boasts a king-sized bed, this time oak framed and looking over double doors leading out on to the patio. This room also has a stunning feature wall and there's hanging space, a dressing table, and an occasional chair too.

The third room is a delightful bunk bedroom, especially designed with little ones in mind. With three single beds, it's possible to add in a third child too if need be. We just love the school desks and the ladder up to the third bed!


As well as the gorgeous en suite shower room for the master bedroom, there's a family bathroom complete with freestanding, roll top bathtub for two and a large walk-in shower with rainfall head.


There is off-road, private parking available.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Pennycress. A travel cot and booster seat can be provided on request.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Ideally situated close to the large towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester, there's so much to see and do from this heavenly home. Both towns have lots to offer; Cirencester dates to the Romans and is a quaint town with fabulous independent shops, the Corinium Museum, and places to eat. Cheltenham is a splendid Georgian spa town with great shopping and excellent restaurants. Head into the heart of the Cotswolds and explore the pretty villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Winchcombe to name but a few, and there are plenty of trails and paths that offer extraordinary views, winding rivers and ancient woodlands. Children and adults alike will love the Cotswold Farm Park and Burford Wildlife Park, whilst nearby Chedworth Roman Villa offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and the gorgeous gardens at Miserden are peaceful and spectacular. You're also not far from the dreaming spires of Oxford for a great day out, and the medieval town of Tewkesbury with its historic Abbey is well worth a visit.

This beautifully converted Cotswolds barn is an idyllic countryside escape perfect for families, friends, and couples alike, complete with hot tub too.

At a glance

From £1,455 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

Large, enclosed garden

Pet-free property

Rolling countryside

Underfloor heating throughout


Hot Tub

Wood Burner


Within 3 hours of London

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
Farm Shops in the Cotswolds

In the area

Farm Shops in the Cotswolds

Residing within the pretty villages and scenic landscapes of the Cotswolds are a plethora of artisan farm shops offering unrivalled foodie finery.

Michelin Star Restaurants in The Cotswolds

In the area

Michelin Star Restaurants in The Cotswolds

Placing together the top eateries in this gorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we’ve compiled a guide to the Michelin star restaurants in the Cotswolds.

Events and Festivals in the Cotswolds

In the area

Events and Festivals in the Cotswolds

A year-round haven promising untold adventure, the countryside scenes and ancient estates of the Cotswolds play host to an array of events and festivals.

Pub Walks in the Cotswolds

In the area

Pub Walks in the Cotswolds

Blending the allure of spellbinding scenery with the temptation of delicious repasts, these pub walks comprise all our favourite elements of Cotswolds sojourns.

Best Walks in Gloucestershire

In the area

Best Walks in Gloucestershire

We’ve curated a guide to some of the best walks in Gloucestershire, from ambles through leafy woodland corridors to strolls beside meandering riverside scenes.

Christmas Markets in the Cotswolds

In the area

Christmas Markets in the Cotswolds

Taking place across the Cotswolds in 2024 are a number of magical Christmas markets, luring with the promise of fun, food and festivities.

We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Pennycress:

Beautiful cottage, located perfectly to explore the Cotswolds. Comfy and cosy. Jacuzzi under the starts great. The lovely dining table and the log fire ... what's not to like.

Quiet and peaceful location in tiny Compton Abdale but quick access to the A40 so other villages were easy to visit. Modern well appointed cottage with nice hot tub outside and cute kids bunks in the third bedroom.

Pennycress is in a fantastic location for exploring the Cotswolds! It's a beautiful barn conversion with great eco credentials and simple, comfortable furnishings. The hot tub gives it that extra fun factor and it was perfect for a birthday weekend treat!

Great property, great location, really nice owners!

We had a wonderful stay. Pennycress is beautiful, peaceful and comfortable with everything you need for a few days. We had lovely walks around the idyllic village and through the surrounding green fields. It was magical. A very perfect Cotswold location.

A beautiful bolthole away from it all. Stunning location - a truly wonderful place to get away from it all

Beautiful property. Gorgeous decor. Very generous bottle of champagne on our arrival. Our children (and us) LOVED the bunk beds. Brilliant idea and will definitely be talked about for a very long time.

Pennycress is a beautiful property , stunning views , rural setting , loved the kitchen & beautiful spring bouquet in vase & welcome treats thank you Anna you are a wonderful host .

Pennycress was the most beautiful place to stay. Beautifully decorated. Well stocked. So clean and tidy. The location was stunning. The grounds were immaculate. Just what we needed for a few days away.

Pennycress was a delight! My children didn’t want to leave. The owners were very welcoming, and helpful. Overall, it was a truly lovely retreat and we felt very relaxed there. It is in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds, with most of the highlights in easy range.

Our stay at pennycress was absolutely amazing .we made some fabulous memories. The retreat was very modern with some original features . The owners are very helpful with any questions and quick to resolve any issues , I would 100% recommend Pennycress to anyone who wants to explore the cotswolds and relax in a beautiful picturesque retreat with beautiful views. We will definitely be returning in the near future .

Stunning, peaceful location and lovely property.

Sign up to receive our boutique stories…

Stay connected with retreat magic and be the first to know about our new additions. We promise to only fill your inbox with the dreamiest staycation stories and luxury travel moments.