The Hayloft is a luxurious, one-bedroom, Cotswold holiday home with exposed oak beams, a wood burning stove and stylish furnishings set in wonderfully peaceful countryside. This immaculate, restored farm building, which has been renovated with love and attention to detail by the owner, sleeps two guests in a super-king-size bed (or twin) on a mezzanine floor, with a shower room, dressing room and open plan living-dining-kitchen area on the ground floor. Outside is a delightful courtyard-garden with a patio and a covered Mediterranean-style veranda surrounded by verdant planting, with a path leading to a lily pond.
As you approach the Hayloft, you’ll begin to get an idea of the tranquillity of its location, set within the grounds of Walnut Farm - a nine-acre farm in the Cotswolds that’s surrounded by open countryside with just a few neighbouring properties, including the owners who live in the converted barn across the courtyard. Yet despite the rural scene, the Hayloft is within a stone’s throw of the Hunter’s Hall pub and within a 10-minute drive of the two fabulous, but not-so-busy, Cotswold towns of Tetbury - an antiques lover’s dream - and Nailsworth - a foodie and house interior lover’s dream!
At the Hayloft you have your own private, enclosed, courtyard garden with patio and lily pond, which is the perfect place to relax on hot summer days, plus a stylish Mediterranean-style, open veranda to enjoy sitting in on cooler evenings or warmer but wet days. There is private parking for two cars within a secure courtyard.
As you step through the front door, you’ll immediately feel the Hayloft’s calming ambience, with the natural tones of greys, whites, and mushroom set against the unique and verdant backdrop of the courtyard garden peeking at you through the kitchen and French windows. The open-plan living-dining area is light and bright with a double-height ceiling and features a wood-burning stove and spiral staircase up to the glass and oak framed mezzanine floor bedroom. Just off the open-plan living area is a spacious dressing room and a shower room.
Step through the front door and head down one step where you’ll find a handy coat and shoe rack with a seat – the perfect place to take off your shoes and start your stay. The downstairs living area and dressing room have beautiful polished-wood flooring throughout.
The Living Room:
The bright, double-height, generously sized living area, with exposed beams, features a large wood burning stove set on a stone hearth, with plenty of logs and a basket of fire cones to use during the chilly months. The area is furnished with a large, sink-in sofa, a coffee table, a bookcase (with lots of books), an antique armchair, and a 40-inch Sony flat screen Smart TV. French doors provide a tantalising view to the truly unique outside space – a courtyard garden complete with a lily pond and a delightful covered veranda… more on this treasure below!
Just off to one side of the living area is a compact and very well-equipped kitchen, with a double oven and five-burner gas hob, a Smeg fridge with freezer compartment, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a cafetiere, a dishwasher and washer-dryer – and a lovely view out to the garden. Beside the kitchen area is a dining table, which comfortably seats two, and an antique pine dresser full of crockery and serving plates and dining table mats.
The Dressing Room:
This unique sleeps-two holiday home benefits from a delightful dressing room furnished with a retro-style wardrobe, with hanging space and shelves, an antique dressing table with a chair and mirror, a 4-seater sofa with a reading lamp, a laundry basket, and a long wall mirror. The wardrobe houses an iron and hairdryer, while an ironing board sits to one side.
The hidden-away shower room features a polished Cotswold stone floor and wall tiles, a large walk-in shower, a washbasin in a hand-built washstand, with a mirror and plenty of room for personal items, a heated towel rail, and a hot air fan for extra comfort.
The sleeping area is a glass and oak framed, mezzanine floor in the eaves, accessed via a bespoke spiral staircase, which was created from the old hay store. An inviting super-king-size bed, with gorgeous Egyptian cotton bedding, sits at the centre of the space with a table and reading lamp at the head of the bed and a loft window with lovely views across the rooftops to the surrounding countryside. (The bed can be set up as a twin on request).
The outside area is unique and a delightful surprise! Step through the French windows from the open-plan living area to a courtyard garden that’s planted with bamboo, fig, magnolia, wisteria, and beautiful low-level planting, with the sound of tinkling water feeding to a delightful lily pond, creating a lush, semi-tropical feel to this secluded and tranquil area. Immediately outside the French doors is a patio with Cotswold stone paving and a table and chairs. Opposite the patio is a Mediterranean-style, open-sided, but covered, veranda with a wicker sofa, chair, and table, creating the perfect space to relax, meditate, practice yoga, read, or simply sit and listen to the water burbling in the background - any time of day, come rain or shine.
To the side of the courtyard is a path with a gate leading to the front of the Hayloft.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 2 in 1 super king-size bedroom (can be twin on request)
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel
Heating and hot water included
TV – 40-inch Sony flat screen Smart TV
Games and books
Dog friendly: one calm, well behaved dog welcome with prior notice
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Double Oven and five-burner gas hob
Smeg fridge with freezer compartment
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer (on veranda), clothes pegs
Outdoor patio/seating area
Garden furniture - table with 4 chairs and cushions, cane furniture, parasol and stand, and lanterns
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
Safety equipment: foam fire extinguisher, CO2 fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Points of Note
Parking: There is private and secure, designated parking in front of The Hayloft for two cars. There is further parking available in the field
Dog friendly: A maximum of one small dog is allowed, a fee of £25 per dog will be charged on booking
The spiral staircase is narrow (approx. 45cm wide) and the bedroom has an apex roof with restricted headroom and manoeuvrability. Guests taller than 5ft/152cm will not be able to stand up fully.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Lovely tranquil spot and helpful hosts. We had a great time with our little dog, beautiful walks from the doorstop and some nice pubs and restaurants local too. We used the local taxi service which was also hassle-free. Really recommend :)
We had a really lovely stay at The Hayloft. The good weather meant we were able to enjoy the beautiful garden that was like a Mediterranean courtyard!! Lovely, attentive, friendly hosts. Beautifully presented property in a good location. Comfy bed, fluffy towels and a lovely wood burner!! All fabulous!!
The Bolthole is Special . It’s Nestled in glorious Cotswold countryside, beautifully designed, with interesting features; I love the spiral stair case leading up to the mezzanine loft. The hosts were charming & very helpful. I recommend it highly.
The Hayloft is beautiful, the space is clean and stylish and the Christmas tree was lovely. We had such a relaxing time and really enjoyed using the fire - we would strongly recommend staying here.
A magical place full of character in a stunning country location. Cosy and warm in the winter months, with lots of beautiful walks nearby. Would absolutely recommend for a couple's retreat.
Great comfortable cottage with nice wood-burner! Walking distance to the pub and nice countryside around.
Me and my boyfriend came here for a mini staycation and it was just perfect. The interior and whole layout was brilliant for a couple and the log burner added that extra cosy feel. The pub up the road was perfect for popping out for some drinks and food. We did a great walk from Wotton-Under-Edge to North Nibley, not far from where the Hayloft is. Would 100% recommend the Hayloft!
A fabulous stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We loved the log fire to make the dark evenings cosy and warm. Very well equipped kitchen meaning we could easily cook ourselves. An all round excellent use of the space. We would love to return in future.
The Hayloft is in Bagpath, a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Ozleworth valley south of the village of Kingscote on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. There are some wonderful walking routes to explore right from the front door and several local places of interest within a 10-mile radius, including the towns of Tetbury and Nailsworth, the National Trust’s Newark Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Owlpen Manor, the Matara Centre, Woodchester Mansion, Highgrove House, Badminton, and Gatcombe Park.
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