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Cotswold Edge House

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay


Where We Are

  • Drakestone House
    GL11 6AS
  • Please note Cotswold Edge House is known locally as Drakestone House. Please use this name for any deliveries/services during your stay.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am
Main contact Kate Ward – 07789 505448


Getting To Us


  1. Via M5
  2. At junction 13, take the A419 exit to Stroud/Dursley
  3. At Stroud Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto A419
  4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bristol Road
  5. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bristol Road
  6. Turn left onto Berkeley Rd/B4066 and follow Berkeley Road
  7. Turn right onto Echo Ln
  8. Take the left onto Wick lane
  9. Turn right at the T Junction and the property will be to your left
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Best postcode to use for sat-nav GL11 6AS
Nearest train station Cam & Dursley (8 minute drive)
Nearest airport Bristol (50 minute drive) or Birmingham (1 hour and 20 minute drive)
Taxis Martin’s Taxis – 01453 548552


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
  • 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!
  • Berry Blue Catering
    This company will work with you to create exciting, unique food that will set your event apart, using seasonal produce and locally sourced food from around Gloucestershire.
    www.berry-blue.co.uk | 01453 790669 | info@berry-blue.co.uk
  • Napier Catering
    A family run, specialist outside catering company, passionate and dedicated to the fine details in making your event truly memorable with food and budgets to suit.
    www.napiercatering.co.uk | 01454 415 716 | enquiries@napiercatering.co.uk
  • Cam Family Butchers
    If you’re thinking of a different way to celebrate an important event then why not consider a traditional West Country Hog Roast.
    www.camfamilybutchers.co.uk | 01453 544415 | info@camfamilybutchers.co.uk
  • 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
  • Sue’s Suppers
    Enjoy the luxury of home cooked food waiting for you when you arrive for your holiday. All you need to do is reheat! 48 hours notice required

Great Places to Eat & Drink


  • The Old Spot
    Nestled at the foot of Stinchcombe Hill. This award-winning “gem” dates from 1776 and has low ceilings and comfortable connecting bar rooms which are adorned with interesting “breweriana” from times gone by.
    Hill Road, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4JQ (5-minute drive)
    www.oldspotinn.co.uk | 01453 542870
  • The Rose & Crown
    A traditional 17th-century pub set in the beautiful surroundings of Nympsfield. The Menu includes slow-braised lamb, locally brewed ale pies and delicious steaks sourced from local Cotswold farms.
    3 The Cross, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire GL10 3TU (15-minute drive)
    www.cotswoldcountrypubs.com | 01453 860612
  • The Hunters Hall Inn
    With beamed ceilings and open fires, this 16th-century coaching inn is a homely retreat in the Cotswolds’ increasingly popular village of Kingscote.
    Hunter’s Hall, Kingscote, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XZ (15-minute drive)
    www.oldenglishinns.co.uk | 01453 860393
  • The Bell
    A beautifully contemporary, clean and welcoming pub and restaurant lying at the top of the longest village green in England.
    Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire. GL2 7EP (15-minute drive)
    www.thebellatframpton.co.uk | 01452 740 346 | relax@thebellatframpton.co.uk 
  • Hoggies
    Bar and bistro offering a variety of pub favourite drinks and meals at good prices.
    Lower Wick, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 6DD (10-minute drive)
    www.followthehog.co.uk | 01453 810259 | jenny@followthehog.co.uk
  • The Royal Oak
    Real ales, ciders and lagers and traditional home cooked food. Featuring a garden with a play area where they welcome children and well-behaved dogs.
    3-5 Haw Street, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AG (10-minute drive)
    www.theroyaloakwotton.com | 01453 844366 | royaloakwotton@gmail.com
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  • The Gumstool at Calcot Manor
    On warmer summer days you can dine alfresco at tables in the sunshine, with a cool drink in hand, or relax with friends for a light summer meal in the charming courtyard. Or head indoors to watch the chefs prepare delicious meals from the fireside grill.
    Calcot, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ (15-minute drive)
    www.calcot.co | 01666 890 391
  • The Falcon Steak House
    The Falcon Inn Restaurant is a traditional Cotswold Steakhouse located in the picturesque town of Wotton-under-Edge, the heart of the Southern Cotswolds. They use the finest cuts of carefully selected beef, hung for 28 days, and sourced from their family farm within a 10-mile radius of the kitchen.
    20 Church Street, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7HB (10-minute drive)
    www.falconsteakhouse.com | 01453 521894
  • The Tipputs
    The Tipputs Grill offers fresh hearty meals without the bells and whistles, just great quality. The beef is sourced from local farms including the owners’ family farm ‘Ashley Marsh farm’. The other ingredients are largely found in the Cotswold region and are 100% traceable.
    Tiltups End, Horsley, Stroud GL6 0QE (20-minute drive)
    www.tipputsgrill.com | 01453 839949
  • Wild 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 (20-minute drive)
    www.wild-garlic.co.uk | 01453 832615
  • El Dorado
    A fun Mexican restaurant with a cocktail bar.
    18-20 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HX (5-minute drive)
    www.the-eldorado.co.uk | 01453543999 | info@the-eldorado.co.uk
  • Bengal Lounge
    Popular Indian restaurant in Dursley.
    23 – 25 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HR (5-minute drive)
    www.bengalloungedursley.co.uk | 01453 519711
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  • Bengal Lounge
    Popular Indian restaurant in Dursley.
    23 – 25 Long Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HR (5-minute drive)
    www.bengalloungedursley.co.uk | 01453 519711
  • Whitminster Inn
    Indian & Chinese Cuisine
    Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7NY (20-minute drive)
    www.whitminsterinn.co.uk | 01452 740234


Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • One Stop Shop
    1 Phillimore Rd, Dursley GL11 6LQ (5-minute drive)
  • North Nibley Stores
    9 Barrs Ln, North Nibley, Dursley GL11 6DT (5-minute drive)
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All of these supermarkets deliver to the property

  • Tesco
    2 High St, Cam, Dursley GL11 5LE (5-minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s
    Castle Street, Dursley GL11 4BS (5-minute drive)
  • Waitrose
    London Rd, Stroud GL5 2AP (30-minute drive)
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Wine Merchant

  • Raffles Fine Wines
    The Old Fire Station, Old Market Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, GL6 0DU (20-minute drive)
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • Armadeli
    Unit 6B, Five Valleys Indoor Market, Five Valleys Shopping Centre, King St, Stroud GL5 1RR (25 minute drive)
    www.armadeli.com | 07501256374
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Farmers Market

  • Stroud Farmers’ Market
    Held every Saturday from 9am – 2pm
    Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets, Stroud, GL5 2HH (30 minute drive)


Things to Do


  • The Pulse – Sports Centre
    Castle Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4BS (5-minute drive)
    www.pulsedursley.co.uk | 01453 546441
  • The Warehouse Climbing & Caving Centre
    Parliament St, Gloucester GL1 1HY
    www.the-warehouse.co.uk | 01452302351
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  • Tennis Coach – Ben Griffiths
    Enjoy This Experience on a tennis court at the property
    07594 209138
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On the Water

  • Canoe Safari
    Slimbridge, Gloucester GL2 7BT
    www.wwt.org.uk | 01453891900

Walking & Cycling

  • Westonbirt Arboretum
    Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
    www.forestry.gov.uk | 0300 067 4890
  • The Bike Works
    Frogmarsh Mill, South Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 5ET
    www.thebikeworks.co.uk | 01453 872824
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  • 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 Manor, Tetbury GL8 8YJ
    www.calcot.co | 01666 890391
  • Pink Orchids
    This mobile company will bring the spa experience to you.
    07812 050878


Top Things to Do for Children


  • Jenner’s Museum
    Church Ln, Berkeley GL13 9BN (10-minute drive)
    www.jennermuseum.com | 01453 810631
  • Paint-a-Pot
    5 Cossack Square, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL6 0DB
    www.paint-a-pot.co.uk | 01453 835043
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  • Go Ape!
    Go Ape Forest of Dean (Beechenhurst Lodge), Speech House Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EG
    www.goape.co.uk | 0333 920 9275
  • Cirencester Water Park
    (See website for detailed directions)
    www.waterpark.org | 01793 752413 / 752730
  • Cattle Country Adventure Park
    Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9EW
    www.cattlecountry.co.uk | 01453 810510


Top Places To Visit

Historic Buildings

Stately Homes & Gardens

  • National Trust – Westbury Court Garden
    7 Court Gardens, Westbury-on-Severn GL14 1PD
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Places to Shop

  • Dursley Shopping
    Parsonage St, Dursley GL11 4BW
  • Stroud Shopping
    King St, Stroud GL5


Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 25
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 4 family bathrooms
  • 2 additional double sofa beds available in drawing and sitting room.
  • 2 additional day beds situated in French Room and Maiden Room – available at an additional cost
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Four Poster Suite 2 Super King
The Wisteria Room 2 King
The French Room 2 Twin
The Maiden Room 2 Double
The Nibley Room 2 Double
The Cosy Room 2 Double
The Attic Room 5 Double + 3 Singles
The Courtyard Room 2 Double Ground Floor
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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 12 guests comfortably in the kitchen
  • Dining table seats 17 guests comfortably in the dining room
  • Range Master induction double oven (electric)
  • 2 undercounter fridges and a tall fridge/freezer in pantry
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Nespresso machine
  • Gas BBQ – gas provided
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Children Welcome

  • Playroom for children
  • 2 travel cots available – linen not provided
  • 2 high chairs available
  • Playground with swings, slide and trampoline
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  • 1 Ground floor bedroom available
  • All bathrooms located on upper floors
  • Ground floor WC
  • 1 Step into property
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  • 3 TVs downstairs, 2 TVs upstairs
  • Sky Q, Full Sky Package and BT Sports
  • DVD Player
  • Games room/Drawing Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • BOSE docking station with speakers
  • Baby grand piano
  • Fires: one gas, closed, wood-burner-style; one wood burner; one basket provided (extra available at additional cost)
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  • Hot tub, seating 7
  • All weather tennis court
  • Croquet and Cricket sets
  • 9.7 acres of gardens
  • Outside tables and chairs on terrace
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House Restrictions

  • Hen and stag parties welcome
  • 2 dogs welcome at £25 per dog – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Noise policy in place
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Tea and coffee supplies for arrival
  • Please bring your own hot tub towels



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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