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Chestnut House

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Arrival

Where We Are

  • Holcombe House
    Holcombe Glen
    Minchinhampton
    Stroud
    Gloucestershire
    GL6 9AJ
  • Please note Chestnut House is known locally as Holcombe House. Please use this name for any deliveries/services during your stay.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Check-out for Sundays 4pm
Main contact Ruth – 07815055320

 

Getting To Us

Directions

With satnav

  1. Enter GL6 OAG (not the house postcode). This will take you to ‘Nailsworth Natural Health Centre’.
  2. Turn right in front of that building along Pensile Road.
  3. Travel along this road for approximately ¾ mile until you see large metal gates on your right, sign-posted ‘Holcombe House’.
  4. Drive through these gates and through the woods to the house.

Without satnav

  1. From Stroud, head to Nailsworth.
  2. At the roundabout & Clock Tower, turn left and drive ¼ mile, just past Morrisons supermarket.
  3. Drive over the cattle grid and you will see ‘Nailsworth Natural Health Centre’ in front.
  4. Turn right in front of that building along Pensile Road.
  5. Travel along this road for approximately ¾ mile until you see large metal gates on your right, sign-posted ‘Holcombe House’.
  6. Drive through these gates and through the woods to the house.
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Best postcode to use for sat-nav GL6 OAG (See above)
Nearest train station Stroud (15 minute drive)
Nearest airport Bristol (60 minute drive)
Taxis Raja 07931 706246 | Wonky’s Wheels 07986 562691

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
    www.dineindulge.co.uk/kateandtoms
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • William’s Food Hall & Oyster Bar
    William’s has an excellent reputation among the local community for outside catering and can help with anything from a small dinner to a large Canapé party. Each menu is tailor-made according to individual requirements, whether you’re after an indulgent four-course dinner or just a simple working lunch.
    www.williamsfoodhall.co.uk | 01453 832240
  • Wild Fork West
    Michael Holloway at Wild Fork West produces excellent, local, seasonal produce to make delicious modern classics, perfect for special occasions as well as informal gatherings.
    www.wildforkwest.co.uk | 07974 566 823

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • Weighbridge Inn
    A traditional pub with all the best nostalgic and original features: an open fire, low ceilings, old photos, and ancient keys hanging from the bar ceiling. The Weighbridge is famous for its 2-in-1 pies, which are amazing (the pastry is a secret recipe); and the pub also offers other delicious mains and quality real ales, wines etc.
    Longfords, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9AL (2 minute walk)
    www.weighbridgeinn.co.uk | 01453 832520
  • Egypt Mill
    This sympathetically converted 16th Century Mill with its unique restaurant provides the perfect setting for a relaxing meal and drinks.
    Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0AE  (15 minute walk)
    www.egyptmill.com | 01453 833449
  • The Britannia
    The Britannia, or ‘The Brit’ as it’s known to the locals, is a vibrant town-centre bar with an open-plan restaurant, a cosy bar, snugs and log fires that sits in Cossack Square in the centre of Nailsworth. It’s perfect for lunch, drinks, intimate dinners or big parties. You’ll always receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff, and their signature stone-baked pizzas and homemade breads are not to be missed. They’re also very popular on Sundays for their traditional roasts.
    Waterloo House, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire,  GL6 0AQ (20 minute walk)
    www.food-club.com | 01453 832501
  • The Old Lodge
    Set in the heart of Minchinhampton Common, well away from main roads and with unrivalled views of the Cotswolds, The Old Lodge is the perfect place to take it easy. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant offer stunning views of the beautiful common land and the cattle that graze nearby. With locally sourced food and drink, the menu is now packed with a la carte-style dishes by chef Roland, who designs a regularly changing menu of international cuisine. Due to their location in the middle of Minchinhampton common, they’re popular with dog walkers, and golfers who have been playing a few rounds on the adjacent course.
    Minchinhampton Common, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AQ (30 minute drive)
    www.food-club.com | 01453 832047
  • Tipputs Inn Grillhouse & Bar
    Tipputs prides itself on offering the perfect combination of hand-crafted ales, locally brewed beers, fine wines and exceptional food. Whether you’re after a cosy bowl of soup by the fire, a local ale or two at the bar with the friendly locals and staff, or a nice bottle of red with a juicy thick-cut Ribeye steak in their stylish modern restaurant area, they are sure to offer something that suits your taste and your mood.
    Tiltups End, Horsley, Stroud, GL6 0QE (5 minute drive)
    www.tipputsgrill.com | 01453 839949
  • The Ragged Cot Inn
    The Ragged Cot is a beautiful boutique country inn with a history spanning over three hundred years. From sun-drenched gardens in a picturesque Cotswold setting, to roaring log fires creating a cosy atmosphere, the Ragged Cot is the place to be at any time of the year. Having stood proudly since the 17th Century, the coaching house has an intriguing past filled with highwaymen and pilferage.
    Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton, GL6 8PE (10 minute drive)
    www.theraggedcot.co.uk | 01453 884643
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Restaurants

  • The Olive Tree
    The Olive Tree provides a happy, welcoming atmosphere buzzing with life. From early morning, locals and visitors alike enjoy the Olive Tree experience. It’s a great place to meet friends, do lunch or eat out in the evening.
    28 George Street, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0AG (15 minute drive)
    www.theolivetree-nailsworth.com | 01453 834802
  • Wil Garlic
    Chef Patron Matthew Beardshall chooses the very best produce from the South West and creates mouthwatering, seasonal menus using his 20-plus years’ experience as a chef. Celebrate a special occasion or treat yourself to a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner. Matthew’s Bistro menu features plenty of tasty ‘small plates’ to share, fresh summer salads, mouthwatering steaks and delicious house pasta dishes. They also serve a great children’s menu, serving ‘proper food’ that kids will enjoy.
    3 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0DB (15 minute walk)
    www.wild-garlic.co.uk | 01453 832615
  • William’s Food Hall & Oyster Bar
    Sit back, relax in this multi-award-winning delicatessen and restaurant and enjoy freshly shucked oysters, a whole Dover Sole or their famous fish soup.
    3 Fountain St, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0BL (15 minute walk)
    www.williamsfoodhall.co.uk | 01453 832240
  • Oldstone Restaurant
    Oldstone is a charming 16th Century Cotswold stone built restaurant with an attractive beamed bar and courtyard garden.
    Old Market, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0DU (15 minute walk)
    www.oldstone.org.uk | 01453 832808
  • The Passage to India
    Nailsworth has the best Indian restaurant in the county, in my opinion – the Passage to India – which concentrates on a high standard of Bangladeshi cuisine in a menu full of surprises and unusual tastes.
    Old Market, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0DU (15 minute walk)
    www.thepassagetoindia.com | 01453 834063
  • The Fleece
    Sitting halfway between Stroud and Nailsworth, this 250-year-old former coaching inn, built in the heyday of the Stroud wool industry, oozes rustic character and charm. The Old Fleece has a very relaxed and homely atmosphere and is run by a team of staff who are friendly, attentive and efficient. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the popular terrace during the summer months and snuggle up next to the roaring fire when the nights draw in.
    Rooksmoor Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5NB (10 minute drive)
    www.food-club.com | 01453 872582
  • Amberley Inn
    Using only local suppliers, they pride themselves on being able to offer fresh, quality food. Locally, the Gatcombe Park Estate, owned by HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, supply beef and lamb to the local butcher, Taylors of Minchinhampton, and daily deliveries mean they are cooking the freshest local produce they can find everyday.
    Culver Hill, Amberley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5AF (10 minute drive)
    www.theamberleyinn.co.uk | 01453 872565
  • Burleigh Court
    Award-winning, two-AA-Rosette restaurant, which is an ideal setting for a romantic dinner, family meal or special event.
    Burleigh, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2PF (10 minute drive)
    www.burleighcourthotel.co.uk | 01453 883804
  • Amalfi Italian Restaurant
    Using the finest and freshest ingredients to cook authentic and innovative Italian and Sicilian food that will satisfy all food lovers. Traditional Italian delicacies are served in many forms, from hand-tossed pizzas to fresh pasta and risotto.
    16 The Old Crown, Market street, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL6 0BX  (5 minute drive)
    www.amalfi-nailsworth.com | 01453 350432
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Takeaways

  • The Passage to India
    Nailsworth has the best Indian restaurant in the county, in my opinion – the Passage to India – which concentrates on a high standard of Bangladeshi cuisine in a menu full of surprises and unusual tastes.
    Old Market, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0DU (15 minute walk)
    www.thepassagetoindia.com | 01453 834063

 

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • Market Stores
    22 High Street, Minchinhampton, GL6 9BN (5 minute drive)
  • Chalford Village Shop
    Tankards Spring, High St, Chalford, Stroud GL6 8DJ (13 minute drive)
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Supermarkets

  • Morrisons
    George St, Nailsworth GL6 0AG (3 minute drive)
  • Waitrose
    London Rd, Stroud GL5 2AP (14 minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s
    Dudbridge, Stroud GL5 3HG (13 minute drive)
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Butchers

  • Leonard Walker
    15 George St, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL6 0AG (3 minute drive)
    01453 835385
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Wine Merchant

  • Raffles Fine Wines
    The Old Fire Station, Old Market Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0DU (3 minute drive)
    www.raffles-wine.com | 01453 833133
  • Threshers
    6 Old Market, Nailsworth, GL6 0DU (4 minute drive)
    www.threshers.co.uk | 01453 834594
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • William’s Food Hall & Oyster
    3 Fountain St, Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0BL (3 minute drive)
    www.williamsfoodhall.co.uk | 01453 832240
  • Vélo Bakery & Pizza
    London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud GL5 2BN (10 minute drive)
    www.velobakery.co.uk | 07812430620
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Farmers Market

  • Nailsworth Farmers’ Market
    Lively and thriving farmers market that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month between 9am and 1pm.
    Mortimer Gardens, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0BL (3 minute drive)
    www.stroud.gov.uk
  • Stroud Farmers’ Market
    Award winning market well known as one of the biggest and busiest markets in the UK. Takes place every Saturday from 9am – 2pm.
    Cornhill Market Place & surrounding streets, Stroud, GL5 2HH (15 minute drive)
    www.fresh-n-local.co.uk

 

 

Things to Do

Indoor

Outdoor

  • Tennis Coach – Ben Griffiths
    Enjoy This Experience on a tennis court at the property
    07594 209138
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On the Water

  • Fishing in Gloucestershire
    Please view the website below for great fishing spots!
    www.go-fish.co.uk
  • Canoe Safari
    Slimbridge, Gloucester GL2 7BT
    www.wwt.org.uk | 01453891900
  • Canoe the Wye
    West, The Paddocks Hotel, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6BL
    www.canoethewye.co.uk | 01600891100
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Walking & Cycling

  • The Bike Works
    Frogmarsh Mill, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5ET
    www.thebikeworks.co.uk | 01453 872824
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Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385
  • Calcot Spa
    Calcot, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ
    www.calcot.co | 01666 890 391

Top Places To Visit

Historic Buildings

Stately Homes & Gardens

Places to Shop

  • Cheltenham Shopping
    GL50 4EJ (40 minute drive)
  • Cirencester Shopping
    GL7 2DA (25 minute drive)

Top Things to Do for Children

Indoor

  • Cattle Country Adventure Park
    Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9EW
    www.cattlecountry.co.uk | 01453 810510
  • VUE, Stroud
    Merrywalks Centre, 19-20 Merrywalks, Stroud GL5 1RY
    www.myvue.com | 0345 308 4620

Outdoor

  • Cattle Country Adventure Park
    Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9EW
    www.cattlecountry.co.uk | 01453 810510
  • Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
    Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, GL4 6EA
    www.gloucesterski.com | 01452 501438
  • Slimbridge Wetland Centre
    WWT Slimbridge, Bowditch, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT
    www.wwt.org.uk | 01453 891900

 

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 11-14
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 1 en-suite, 2 family bathrooms
  • 3 additional z-beds if needed
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master Bedroom 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 Super King Shared Bathroom
Bedroom 3 3 King & Single Shared Bathroom
Bedroom 4 2 Double or Twin Shared Bathroom
Bedroom 5 2 Double or Twin Shared Bathroom
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 14 guests comfortably
  • 1 hob (induction), 2 ovens (fan electric), 1 steam oven, 1 teppanyaki hot plate
  • Two fridge freezers; one in kitchen, one in utility
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cafetiere
  • Ice machine
  • Coal BBQ – coal provided
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Children Welcome

  • Children’s lounge area
  • Trampoline
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Accessibility

  • All bedrooms located on upper floors
  • Ground floor WC
  • Step free access into property
  • Step access throughout
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Inside

  • 3x flat-screen TVs (55” & 50”)
  • Freeview, Sky package & Netflix
  • Wi-Fi (BT Infinity)
  • Board games
  • Lots of books
  • Large glass-front fire & another large open fire (plenty of logs included)
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Outside

  • Hot tub, seating 6
  • Ooni pizza oven
  • Fire pit
  • Cricket & Footballs
  • 2 acres of gardens (set in 11 acres of surrounding land)
  • Trampoline
  • Menage
  • Outside tables and chairs on both patios
  • Sun loungers
  • Large outdoor entertainment area set away from the main house (100sqm), including large dining area with fridge & power
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House Restrictions

  • Hen parties welcome
  • 2 dogs welcome at £10 per dog per night. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or upstairs.
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Noise policy in place – the owners reserve the right to make deductions from the cautionary deposit if the noise policy is not adhered to.
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Lots of firewood
  • Charcoal for BBQ
  • EV Charger charging point – 22kw Type 2 Connector

 


 

Hot Tub Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels unless otherwise stated as included
  2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
  8. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
  9. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  10. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  11. On leaving the hot tub please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
  12. Please note you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  13. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
  14. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
  15. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.

 

Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 11pm please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not set up music systems outside the house.
  3. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  4. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  5. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.

 

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