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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 allowed 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.

  • 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 will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gemma Cole

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Allan, 29th July 2022

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Couldn't have asked for a better cottage

Reviewed by Paul, 1st July 2022

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Halfpenny Retreat is a wonderful getaway for two and very dog friendly. There are lots of little extras that really make this cottage special and the hot tub and outside area is the icing on the cake. Talking of cakes, the welcoming home made Victoria sponge was delicious. Thanks Pip and Dan for your lovely hospitality.

Reviewed by Tracey, 17th June 2022

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Beautiful Cottage could not have asked for anything more just perfect.

Reviewed by Lee, 3rd June 2022

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We had the most fantastic time at Halfpenny Retreat, the cottage was gorgeous and lovingly decorated. We used the hot tub most evenings which was lovely, before returning inside to sit by the wonderful wood burner and view the pictures taken that day on one of our Cotswold Way walks. We loved the friendly chickens that would wander over to you and Read morethe owners two beautiful dogs Lily & Diesel who wanted their daily doggie treat (already supplied in a tin by the owners for your own dog). Hide

Reviewed by Tiffany, 30th May 2022

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Lovely hosts ensuring we had everything we needed - including welcome cake, chocolate, eggs and milk. Great recommendations of walks and things to do. Privacy for the hot tub with pull across was great. Lovely scenery . Clean and very well equipped . Great selection of games for entertainment. Hot tub clean - nice touch with fairy lights too.

Reviewed by Denise, 24th May 2022

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Reviewed by Linda, 13th May 2022

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This is a magnificent cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need. A super location and a folder packed with information about where to go and what to do. We had our dog with us and really appreciated all the treats and toys provided. Loved the hot tub, lovely towels and dressing gowns. Actually we were very sad to leave after our 5 dRead moreays. Can only strongly recommend you take the opportunity to stay here. You will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Fran, 29th April 2022

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A lovely warm welcome from the owners. The fresh eggs and cake were delicious. The property is full of character and charm & the owners have thought of everything for your stay. We enjoyed the patio and hot tub after days out exploring the Cotswolds. Breakfast on the patio was perfect. Great location for exploring and a lovely quiet retreat.

Reviewed by Brian, 8th April 2022

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Warm welcome ,cake and bubbly for our wedding anniversary much appreciated very clean and cosy,Would like to visit again in the near future,Would recommend this accommodation.to anyone,clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Linda, 1st April 2022

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We had a truly wonderful week at this very unique property. It was our first holiday with our fur baby Shelby and he absolutely loved it. Fab location for travelling to different towns and villages. If you want a quiet retreat with views and tranquillity you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Russell, 28th March 2022

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Exactly as described. A very relaxing and comfortable retreat. Owners very warm and friendly and this place had a closed off area out the back for our puppy which was a great help while we were in the hot tub :)

Reviewed by Alison, 18th March 2022

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What a place! Rural yet not too rural, super-comfy and with wonderful little touches everywhere ... a super place to unwind with your dog, with its enclosed garden area, many fields just a few steps from the front door, and best, best, best of all, a fabulous hot tub to soak those tired feet at the end of another panoramic Cotswolds walk!

Reviewed by Vivien, 11th February 2022

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Dan and pip were amazing hosts, they thought of everything so many little extras that you wouldn't normally think of. They also cared about little extras for our 4 legged family members, could not ask for better hosts. it was a perfect weekend away with my partner. Would definitely be going again

Reviewed by adam, 4th February 2022

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Wonderful, just wonderful The owners, the cottage, the location all just so lovely. 30 minutes in all directions from.most things The log fire, hot tub and the lovely feel of the place are great but the stars are the owners. Just lovely, kind and helpful people.

Reviewed by N, 31st January 2022

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Lovely accommodation in a great location. Great walks and loads of places to visit all within easy reach and lots of nice, dog-friendly pubs. Our hosts were very welcoming and on hand to help with any issues. Hot tub was great fun on a cold night. We don't normally go back to a cottage we have stayed in but seriously considering it this time. One tRead morehing to be aware of is the broadband signal is patchy to non-existent which is just a consequence of the location, but, hey, you're on holiday right? Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 21st January 2022

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We had a really lovely stay. We had a very warm welcome including a freshly baked cake and fresh eggs and milk. The owner was really helpful in recommending places to go and places to eat. The property was immaculately clean. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Damion, 14th January 2022

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We had a wonderful holiday here, the cottage is full of interesting design touches with everything you would need, not least of all a freshly baked cake which was delicious, a wood-burning fire and a hot tub which was switched on and ready to go! Pip and Dan, the hosts, are both lovely and very welcoming and there are 17 acres of countryside as parRead moret of the property which we and our dog loved exploring. We highly recommend staying here and we will be back for sure! Hide

Reviewed by Daisy, 10th January 2022

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Reviewed by Helen, 22nd December 2021

Comfortable, warm and cosy - the ideal bolthole to hunker down over a very rainy Christmas. A lovely and characterful conversion, beautifully fitted out. Pip and Dan had thought of everything - Christmas tree and lights, log fire, cake, and more human and doggie treats than we could manage. We loved the retro decor, especially the vintage signs, including Martins the jeweller, which is still going strong in Cheltenham after 214 years! The cottage is well placed for exploring the Cotswolds and the gorgeous pedestrian-friendly town of Cheltenham, if retail therapy is your scene. Hide

Reviewed by Tristan, 6th December 2021

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Perfect cottage - loved our stay here and will be back. Everything has been thought of & lots of nice welcoming touches , such as welcome treats for the dogs and a home made cake for the humans:) Spotlessly Clean Loved all the vintage items / signs etc in and around the cottage which gave it such a unique character. Lovely fireplace and log burner Read more+ a fab hot tub too ! Pip was a lovely welcoming host full of tips and advice too (mainly on our questions about local food options ;) Great place! Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 3rd December 2021

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Fantastic property - very cosy and well equipped. Well placed to explore the area 2nd time we have been here and we will be back again.

Reviewed by Clare, 29th November 2021

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Wonderfully sumptuously decorated cottage. So cozy in Nov/Dec when we visited and the hot tub was out of this world. So easy to use. Our dog Beau loved it too. The owners left treats, towels and throws for him plus some toys!

Reviewed by Nick, 22nd November 2021

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The cottage was lovely, Pip and Dan were very welcoming. We had a great time and look forward to coming back.

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

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