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
Enclosed garden area to enjoy the sun and fresh air
View out onto the countryside
Views out onto the countryside
Wonderful views fromthe south facing enclosed garden
A great space to enjoy a sunny day
Enjoy this lovely swing seat
Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub
Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep
1 / 23  View towards the barn
2 / 23  Enjoy the bubbles
3 / 23  Converted barn with unique style
4 / 23  Relax in front of the wood burner
5 / 23  The perfect place to enjoy a meal together
6 / 23  It's time for a board game
7 / 23  A spacious lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 23  Filled with character and style
9 / 23  Hand crafted wooden work tops and units
10 / 23  The perfect retreat to relax and unwind
11 / 23  Cosy double bedroom
12 / 23  Unique touches from the milking parlour
13 / 23  Handcrafted bathroom features
14 / 23  Enjoy the rainfall shower
15 / 23  Enclosed garden area to enjoy the sun and fresh air
16 / 23  View out onto the countryside
17 / 23  Views out onto the countryside
18 / 23  Wonderful views fromthe south facing enclosed garden
19 / 23  A great space to enjoy a sunny day
20 / 23  Enjoy this lovely swing seat
21 / 23  Pretty flower beds enhance the red brick
22 / 23  Enjoy the sun setting from your private hot tub
23 / 23  Rosemary and Thyme right on your doorstep

Halfpenny Retreat,

Cheltenham (3mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
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 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

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 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

Reviewed by Kathryn, 10th May 2019

What a perfect getaway this was for us. There was nothing we would change. There was everything you could possibly need in the cottage and attention to detail was lacking nothing. It was perfect for two dogs who immediately settled and had space to roam around without us fearing their escape. We had a very warm welcome on our arrival with treats foRead morer both us and the dogs. Would highly recommend this lovely accommodation to anyone. Perfectly placed To explore the Cotswolds. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma, 12th April 2019

Amazing cottage. Beautifully decorated and with everything thought of that you would need on a self catering holiday. Excellent location, close to shops, pubs and plenty of walks.

Reviewed by Lindsey, 7th April 2019

We were greeted by the owner who was friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. The hot tub was amazing after a day of exploring. The cottage was uniquely decorated and had everything we needed and more. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone that wanted a peaceful get away.

Reviewed by lauren, 3rd April 2019

We celebrated our 7 year anniversary by staying here for 3 nights! We walked loads, found some cute pubs and enjoyed the beautiful cottage itself! Bigger then expected and impeccable clean! Lovely lovely hosts! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a real relaxing time. The tele has Netflix which was perfect for rainy cosy nights in with winRead moree! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn, 22nd March 2019

Lovely peaceful place beautiful scenery and lovely welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Sarah, 16th March 2019

Very clean and cosy cottage for two people with everything thought of from blankets to bathrobes for when you get out of the hot tub. The bed was comfortable which was a bonus, along with a nice shower and plenty of hot water. Loved the cake baked by Pip and chocolate and milk in the fridge, nice personal touches. All in all a great place to stay iRead moref you want to visit Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Hide

Reviewed by David, 8th March 2019

Fantastic cottage, comfortable, well appointed and spotlessly clean. It was perfect for the two of us and our dog and its definitely on the return list ! Lots of walks in the immediate area and some great pubs though transport is required to get to them.

Reviewed by Alec, 15th February 2019

The cottage was lovely and the welcome very warm. We would definitely stay again. The hot tub was great and the bed very comfy.

Reviewed by Courtney, 28th January 2019

As soon as we walked into the cottage we fell in love with it! Very spacious to what we expected yet so cosy and very clean. We were met by Pip who gave as such a warm welcome! Everything was brilliant, the attention to detail was so thoughtful and privacy wasnt an issue in the slightest. Location was spot on for necessities as well as exploring anRead mored coming back to the log burner and hot tub was absolutely perfect. We definitely hope to return for another relaxing few days away Thank you!! Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl, 4th January 2019

We had the most amazing weekend,everything was perfect,the cottage was so clean and cosy,the hot tub was great after a long day out,and the log burner throws out a good amount of heat for the winter nights.its in a beautiful location.and the host are lovely and very helpful

Reviewed by Claire, 2nd January 2019

Had a fantastic & relaxing time in this beautiful and comfortable bungalow. Hosts were absolutely lovely and went above & beyond. Kitchen was well stocked (welcome goodies as well!), bed comfy, shower was great & the hot tub was of course a highlight. Place was lovely & warm as it was freezing outside but it was nice lighting a fire too. Highly recRead moreommended. Hide

Reviewed by Sian, 21st December 2018

What an incredible time we had! Half Penny retreat is like living in a Christmas card! The attention to detail, forethought for information and welcoming vibe you get from the owners has us feeling like we were visiting old friends! Such a perfect honey moon for my wife and I. Pip and Dan, you are simply magical! Mrs & Mrs Owen Jefford

Reviewed by Jayne, 2nd November 2018

Fabulous, we had an amazing weekend. Ideal for just chilling or exploring! Pip was an excellent host! Nothing too much trouble. Hope to go back next year!

Reviewed by Louise, 27th October 2018

We had an amazing stay. The cottage is beautifully furnished and is a real home from home. Pip and Dan really go that extra mile to make you feel at home too. Brilliant location for exploring the Cotswolds. Definitely recommend this property,

Reviewed by Emma, 14th October 2018

We have just come back from 4 nights at half penny retreat and we have had such a great time. Pip and Dan the owners couldn't do enough for us and the cottage is just out of this world.

Reviewed by Rachel, 10th October 2018

We had a lovely weekend away at the Half Penny retreat. The location was brilliant, within 10 minutes of Cheltenham and close to shops etc. The cottage was lovely a cosy and had lots of home comforts and everything you could ever need. Board games and the hot tub was a big bonus! The owners were incredible welcoming, checking that we had everythingRead more we needed and baking us a cake! Pip and Dan were lovely and we will definitely be back soon! Hide

Reviewed by Ben, 5th October 2018

First of all, the host were brilliant - very helpful and welcoming. It is rare you visit a place/stay some where and it is exactly how it was portrayed. Was the perfect weekend away and can not wait to go back

Reviewed by Barry, 28th September 2018

A perfect retreat. Well situated for nearby town, cities and villages. All the home comforts. The hot tub was fantastic. Would definitely go back again.

Reviewed by Paula, 31st August 2018

Great location. Cottage extremely well specked with everything you could want. Pip and Dan made us feel very welcome ensuring privacy at the same time. It was great to have the dogs welcome us each time we returned. The hot tub was a welcoming at the end of the day - great to watch the sun set. Oh almost forgot to mention the wonderful cake waitingRead more for us on arrival. Will definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Joni & Stewart, 27th August 2018

Super property, well located for exploring this lovely area. Quirky interior and we loved the courtyard style garden with hot tub! So many thoughtful touches by the owners for both us and our dog, Owners Pip & Dan were very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Emma, 24th August 2018

Such a lovely place to stay. Pip and Dan make the place feel so welcome, they really go the extra mile to make it special. Excellent location with an amazing hot tub, cannot fault the cleanliness. Really dog friendly too. We would definitely recommend to others and plan to come back in the future

Reviewed by David, 17th August 2018

enjoyed a super week very comfortable cottage with every thing you want Pip our host was welcoming as were her two dogs who made friends with our dog -situated in a quiet spot with glorious views across the valley

Reviewed by Emma, 9th August 2018

Great location to go out and do things, and nicely quiet. Pip and Dan have thought of everything and made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Malvern, 6th July 2018

What a wonderfull cottage and surroundings plenty of places to visit by cat or the bus.the accommodation was out of this world you dont want for. Anything at all. Pip and dan are lovely people and will do anything to make your holiday fabulous which it was. you have to visit this place you will have a great time. Deb and mel

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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 11 moreUnique touches from the milking parlour


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