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October Cottage

Chalford, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1030106)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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The property

Situated just 4 miles outside the bustling market town of Stroud in the lovely village of Chalford lies this beautiful cottage.

Surrounded by countryside and countless walks for you to explore, October Cottage offers all the peace and tranquility you could wish for!

Sitting in the grounds of the owners' fabulous home the holiday cottage enjoys a beautiful location with fields and mature woodland all nearby.

Locally there is a store to get essentials and every Saturday the local farmers market is held in Stroud, brimming with local artisan produce! Snuggle down in the comfy sofa, grab a good book and relax.

This is the perfect bolt hole to let all your worries fade away and restore your batteries! The cottage has a great kitchen, fully equipped with all you need and although there is no washing machine the owner is happy to offer a laundry service.

Also downstairs there is wonderfully finished shower room with WC. Upstairs is a gorgeous king size bed and a further double bedroom. There is road parking available for two cars just outside.


  • Over two floors, 1 x first floor double bedroom, 1 x first floor king sized bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/diner
  • Central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with compartment freezer,.Dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

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About the location

Chalford, Gloucestershire

Chalford is a pretty Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. It is to the southeast of Stroud about 4 miles (6.4 km) upstream. It gives its name to Chalford parish, which covers the villages of Chalford, Chalford Hill, France Lynch, Bussage and Brownshill, spread over 2 square miles (5.2 km2) of the Cotswold countryside. At this point the valley is also called the Golden Valley.[2]
The remains, and known sites, of many barrows indicate that the plateau area of Chalford Hill, France Lynch and Bussage has been an area of continuous settlement for probably at least 4,000 years.[4] Stone Age flints have been found in the area as well as the remains of a Roman Villa. Several of the place names in the area are also Anglo-Saxon in origin.

The name Chalford may be derived from Calf (Way) Ford, or possibly from the Old English cealj or Chalk and Ford (river crossing point). There were two ancient crossings at Chalford apart from the ford from which the village was named: Stoneford, recorded from the later 12th century, was the crossing-point of a track up Cowcombe hill on the line of the later Cirencester turnpike[5] and by 1413 another track crossed into Minchinhampton by Stephen's bridge at Valley Corner.[6]

Chalford Hill is a recent title for the western end of the hill: Its original name was Chalford Lynch. "Lynch" (lynchet in modern English)[7] means a cultivated terrace following the contours of a hill. Chalford Lynch and its extension France Lynch originated in the late 16th century as collections of stone cottages many built illegally on the peripheries of Bisley common as the mill expansion in the valley outstripped accommodation space in the valley.[8] Many dwellings in Franch Lynch and Chalford Hill only became legitimate at the time of the parliamentary enclosures in 1869.[9]

The settling of displaced Flemish Huguenot weavers in the 17th and 18th centuries brought quality silk and woollen cloth manufacturing to the valley. Some say that they gave their name to the neighbouring village of France Lynch. It is more likely that the name comes from a non-conformist chapel, France Meeting that was displaced from the village in the valley to the Lynches above.[10] At this point the Golden Valley is narrow and deep so many weavers' cottages were built clinging to the sides of the hills, giving the village an Alpine air. It is sometimes still referred to as the 'Alpine village'.[11] As the paths on the hillsides were too narrow for more conventional forms of transport donkeys were used to carry groceries and other goods to houses, this tradition continuing until as recently as the 1950s.[12] Chalford expanded rapidly with the opening of the Thames and Severn Canal in 1789 and the village became one of the centres for the manufacture of broadcloth. Its wealthy clothiers lived close to their mills and built many fine houses which survive to this day.

Note. There are low beams on the 2nd floor of this property.
This property has a £200 good house keeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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