Why we love it
Walks in abundance with plenty of dog-friendly pit stops, and the whole of the Cotswolds to explore nearby. Come home to a BBQ, and stargazing in the hammock.
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Running wild in the well-fenced garden
- Stopping off at the two dog-friendly pubs
- Tasty treats left by the host and blankets to share the sofa
Humans will love
- Film night in the cinema room
- Settling next to the wood burner after a long walk
- Don’t miss a step – complimentary gym access
A home away from home, Coal Merchant’s Cottage is your base to explore the Cotswolds. A 19th century stone build, this old dog has some new tricks, a coffee machine to sample as you let the dog out in the morning, and cooking side by side in the modern kitchen. Sink into two comfy armchairs, book in hand, dog curled up by the log burner — knackered from the stroll to the local dog-friendly pub. Put a classic on in the cinema room and rest those over-walked feet; there’s even a large TV in the lounge for anyone who disagrees with the excellence of your film choice. With a well-fenced garden for your four-legged-friend to run wild in and a private chef able to be arranged on request, there’s something to keep everyone busy. You may just never leave.
- 1 x King room
- 2 x Double rooms
- Each bedroom has a secret TV and views onto the garden or the village
- Travel cot and children's cot provided
- 1 x Family bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower, with toiletries provided
- Downstairs WC
- Washing machine, dryer and iron
Living and relaxing
- Living room with sofas, log burner and smart TV
- Reading room with arm chairs
- Cinema room with large TV
- Complimentary access to a local gym with a fun timetable of exercise classes to enjoy
Cooking and dining
- Welcome basket with local goodies provided
- Kitchen including industrial double range oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
- Cooking basics supplied - oil, salt, pepper, tea, coffee and washing up liquid
- Kitchen island - ample space for cooking and being social!
For the dog
- Dog treats
- Dog bowls
- Throws to cover the sofas so you can snuggle up together
- Space to hang leads
- Check in 1600
- Check out 1000
- Private chef or homecooked meals can be arranged by request
- EV charging point
You should know
- No dogs in the bedrooms please
- Andoversford village sits off a busy road but cannot be seen from the village itself
- The Coach House and Coal Merchant's Cottage are attached so there may be some noise through the walls however this usually has not been a problem. Both spaces can be rented out for a group of 8 guests!
In the neighbourhood
- There’s footpaths and bridleways out into the surrounding countryside for you and your dog to explore
- Two dog friendly pubs, The Frogmill Hotel, and The Royal Oak in walking distance.
- Cheltenham is just a 15-minute drive away, with all its shopping, theatre, cinemas, restaurants and of course – the racecourse. A number of other charming Cotswold villages are also within a 20-minute drive: Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury
- Dunkerton’s Cider and farm shop is just a five-minute drive away, with organic cider made on site, as well as a deli selling organic British charcuterie, olives and antipasti, as well as a selection of organic cheeses
- The historic market town of Cirencester, worth a visit for the now ruinous Roman amphitheatre, followed by a tour of the Corinium museum, where the relics of the roman legacy of the town now rest. For those looking for more contemporary features, pop into the New Brewery Arts centre – housing local artisan’s work, studios and a café to refuel
- Daylesford Farm shop just a 25-minute drive away, selling organic produce, organic meat, bread, and much more. As well as all the food on offer, there’s climate conscious cleaning products, skincare and wine – and events on occasion with chefs and authors coming to visit.