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The Landers is a very well-equipped, black and white timber holiday home, dating back to the 17th century. This 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home sleeps 10 guests across three king-size rooms, one double and one twin bedroom. Seamlessly combining its original features - two open fireplaces and oak beams - with sought after facilities, The Landers includes a fantastic kitchen-breakfast room, two reception rooms, two modern bathrooms, an outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, and three garden areas with parking for six cars. This spacious, dog-friendly property is six miles south of Cheltenham with a shop, pub and restaurant less than a mile away.
Full Description

As you turn off the main road passing The Landers, up the gravel drive you are met by the wide-open space of the garden, with its large lawn, tall trees and countryside views reaching across to rolling Cotswold hills.

The Landers was originally two farmworkers’ cottages, which over the years have been combined into one long and spacious Cotswold home, cleverly updated with an extension on the rear. The black and white timber exterior belies the modern facilities within. On the ground floor are two comfortable living rooms both with Smart TVs – one with an open fireplace – and a dining room that comfortably seats 10, with an inglenook fireplace, a cloakroom and a contemporary kitchen with a breakfast area and large utility/boot room. The first floor is halved with two staircases leading up from the ground floor, a spiral staircase from the kitchen and a wooden staircase from the dining room. Upstairs are three king-size bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, with a contemporary family bathroom and shower room.

Outside, the three garden areas provide a fantastic choice of spaces to relax and play in, from the country cottage front garden to the huge lawn and garden room, and a large, heated swimming pool (open 1st May-30th September), with a surrounding patio, a covered hot tub, BBQ, chiminea and lawn.

Ground Floor

Side Entrance/Utility Room:
The Landers has a beautiful original oak front door, which leads into the front hallway. However, guests are asked to enter the property via the side door, stepping into a spacious utility room. This area, with stone floor and plenty of storage is perfect for removing shoes and boots, keeping a dog basket and doing the washing and ironing. This utility room is kitted out with a washing machine and washer-dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum and cleaning items.

Kitchen-Breakfast Room:
The Landers’ beautiful, contemporary kitchen stretches the length of the back of the house from the utility room to the breakfast area at the far end, with a table and chairs, and a store cupboard where the highchair, stair gates and baby chair are stored. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything guests need for a self-catering stay, with a double electric oven, five-ring induction hob, fridge, freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher, plus a full range of utensils, crockery and glassware. The polished stone floor, with underfloor heating, perfectly complements the immaculate and polished preparation surfaces. The kitchen overlooks the swimming pool, hot tub, patio and pool garden. At the utility end of the kitchen is a spiral staircase leading up to Bedrooms One, Two and Three and the family bathroom. A side door leads out to the pool area.

Beside the spiral staircase and next to the door leading out to the pool is a handy cloakroom, with a W.C., washbasin and heated towel rail.

Living Room:
Leading off the kitchen’s breakfast area (down one step) is the cosy and inviting living room, which combines the original cottage features of open stone fireplace, wooden floor and beams with contemporary furniture and a large flat screen TV and DVD player. The plump and comfortable sofa with matching armchair allows you to gather around the fire. A second, statement leather chair is hidden in an alcove providing a quiet space to sit and read while waiting for the rest of your group to be ready to go out.

The impressive oak front door opens into an original cottage hallway, now situated between the dining room and living room, and features a beautiful 17th century wooden arch. Guests will find a desk and brochures of local places of interest. It’s a handy area to store large suitcases and coats.

Dining Room:
The superb dining room features the original inglenook fireplace, with an open fire, and a long wooden table to comfortably seat 10 guests. (Most guests only light the open fire in the Living Room as it can get too warm sitting at the dining table with the fire blazing.) The dining room overlooks the pretty front garden and Ermin Way.

The dining room connects to the kitchen (up one step), the sitting room, and the hallway. The wooden staircase is hidden behind a door and leads upstairs to Bedrooms Four and Five and the dressing room.

Sitting Room:
The smaller sitting room at the end of the house overlooks the main garden to the raised garden room through French doors. This sitting room is a great place to relax or watch TV in the sink-in sofas, which comfortably seat five or six guests. A door opens to the Utility Room from here.

First Floor

From the kitchen ascend the spiral staircase to the first-floor landing:

Landing Seating Area:
At the top of the spiral stairs is a wicker and wire egg chair, a great place to put your feet up and relax with a good book.

Bedroom One:
This spacious master bedroom features an impressively high vaulted, A-frame roof with original, exposed beams and stone chimney breast. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed on a solid oak bed frame, bedside tables with reading lamps, a full-length mirror, rocking chair, and a long hanging rail with hangers. There is plenty of room to set up a travel cot and other baby equipment. The bedroom overlooks the front of the house and the main road.

Bedroom Two:
The second king-size room, is furnished with a king-size bed, double wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lamps, a comfy armchair and a full-length mirror. Featuring a beautiful Cotswold stone wall - the opposite side of the stone chimney breast in Bedroom One. The bedroom overlooks the gravel parking area and the main garden.

Bedroom Three:
This pretty double at the back of the house features a standard double with bedside tables, reading lamps and a chic storage unit. This bedroom overlooks the swimming pool.

Family Bathroom:
A beautiful and spacious bathroom, combining contemporary styling, a walk-in shower (with detachable shower head), dual flush toilet, washbasin with large mirror and heated towel rail with a freestanding Victoriana-style roll-top bath. Finished with grey tiling, white walls and wood effect flooring.

Head back to the dining room and up the wooden staircase – mind the low beam - to:

Landing-Dressing Room:
Directly outside Bedroom Four is a large dressing room area furnished with a sofa, coffee table and double wardrobe (for guests in Bedroom Four and Five’s use). It’s a lovely area to get ready to go out, curl up with a book and have a quiet read, or for setting up a travel cot.

Bedroom Four:
One step up from the dressing room is another impressive double bedroom, featuring original oak floorboards, beams and a fireplace (not in use). Furnished with a king size bed, bedside tables with reading lamps and large wall mirror.

Bedroom Five:
This contemporary twin room features two, full-size single beds with a shared bedside table and reading lamp, and a chest of drawers. The bedroom overlooks the swimming pool.

Family Shower Room:
Sitting conveniently between Bedroom Four and Five, the family shower room features a beautiful walk-in shower with a curving tile wall (with overhead and detachable shower heads), a double wash basin unit, dual-flush toilet and heated towel rail.


The Landers has three-quarters of an acre of land divided across three gardens and a large, gravel parking area that’s accessed via a gated, private driveway off Ermin Way. To the right of the driveway, as you approach the house, is a large lawn with mature trees and fabulous elevated, wooden garden room, approximately one metre off the ground – an ideal hang-out for youngsters. (Access to the garden room is via six wooden steps and the sides are open; it is not suitable, therefore, for young children to use unattended.)

To the front of the house is a pretty, English cottage garden with roses and lavender, a bistro-style table and chairs, and bird feeding house. Guests can access this garden through the front door or via a side gate.

Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

And, finally, the property’s great attraction for late spring and summertime visitors is the pool area with a 9.6m x 3.5m swimming pool (available from 1 May to 30 September) and pool garden. The hot tub is nestled under cover at one end of the swimming pool so no matter the weather you can enjoy a glass of bubbly in the luxury of this setting. The poolside garden has a lawn, a large patio, a charcoal barbecue, outside seating for 10 guests and sun loungers for all. The swimming pool can be accessed through a gate off the parking area, which can be secured to stop pets and small children from entering, or through a door off the Kitchen. Please note that pool towels are not provided.

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - King-size
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • Bedroom Five - Twin
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 family bathroom (with walk-in shower, roll-top bath, WC, washbasin), 1 family shower room (with walk-in shower, WC, double washbasin), 1 downstairs cloakroom (with WC, washbasin)
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 10
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates - 2


  • Dog friendly - 4 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Pool area fully enclosed, front garden not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Swimming pool - Private, heated outdoor pool: 9.6m x 3.5m, depth 1m - 2m, open 1 May-30th September with pool inflatables and games
  • Hot tub - Seats 8, additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • EV Charger - Payment through app required
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The closest small supermarket is a Cooperative food store in Brockworth (GL3 4EP, 1 mile). In the same location you’ll also find a number of takeaways. If you like fresh, homegrown produce, head to Primrose Vale Farm Shop (1.2 miles) and pick your own fruit and veg during the Summer months. For larger stores, head to the Gloucester Business Park (GL3 4AA, 2 miles) where you will find a Tesco Superstore.

Eating Out:
  • Beefeater/Premier Inn, Little Witcombe (0.2 miles)
  • The Royal George Hotel, Birdlip (1.5 miles)
  • The Green Dragon, Cockleford (5.5 miles)

The Landers is right at the heart of the Cotswold Way, the national walking route that offers just over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment and journeys through picturesque villages and famous ancient sites. For shorter, family friendly walks head to Crickley Hill Country Park (a four-mile drive to the car park), Leckhampton and around Charlton Kings. For a short, quick stretch of the legs turn right out of the cottage, then almost immediately left towards Gt Witcombe and the Parish Church. Continue along this country lane to St Mary’s Church and a brief explore before heading back again.

Places to Visit:
  • Cheltenham (6 miles)
  • Painswick Beacon and Rococo gardens (5.5 miles)
  • Stroud Farmers Market (9 miles)
  • Train – Cheltenham Spa (6 miles)
  • Taxis - Starline Taxis of Cheltenham; AndyCars
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • A security deposit of £500 is required for this property.
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules and hours of use. An additional fee of £150 applies and it must be requested at the time of booking. 
  • Four dogs are permitted for an additional fee.
  • Steps: There are a number of steps which guests with mobility issues/parents carrying babies should make themselves aware of via the 3D tour.
  • Spiral stairs: Bedrooms One, Two and Three and the Family Bathroom are accessed via a wide, but spiral, metal staircase leading out of the kitchen.
  • Low Beams: the staircase from the Dining Room to Bedrooms 4 and 5 has a low beam over the stairs
  • The pool is available from 1 May to 30 September. The pool can be used between 8am and 10pm. Please read our swimming pool FAQ for more information.
  • Noise monitor: there is an external noise monitor in place which records the level of sound from voices/music in decibels. It does not record the spoken word or have a video facility. If the sound is unacceptably loud, the owner will be alerted and may contact you.


Great place - comfortable and well furnished. The hot tub and pool were particularly great in the nice weather. Would recommend to anybody - families and groups of adults.

| 03/05/2024

Lovely place, clean, well equipped, beautiful house and an excellent hot tub.

| 15/02/2024

Landers is a beautiful property in a great location. The property is really spacious and accommodates 10 people easily. Also it was lovely and clean.

| 12/01/2024

We were very comfortable and found the house very hospitable. It was perfect for our family Christmas get together. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Landers and would recommend it.

| 23/12/2023

A fantastic property in a brilliant location with all of the amenities we needed and there was more than ample space.

| 24/11/2023

As an historic and interesting building with ultra modern facilities, the Bolthole provided warm, clean and exceptional accommodation for our party of 10 adults. There's lots of walking routes nearby and the bars and restaurants of Cheltenham are a short bus or taxi ride away. Highly recommended!

| 24/10/2021

We really enjoyed our stay at Landers. The house is gorgeous, all the amenities you require are provided, the beds are lovely and the showers are top notch. 10/10 would return.

| 17/10/2021


The Landers is in the hamlet of Little Witcombe, three miles from the M5 motorway, eight miles from Gloucester, six miles from Regency Cheltenham, 10 miles from Stroud and 12 miles from Cirencester. The nearby A46 road provides easy access to all the towns and villages of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford. The remains of the nearby Roman Villa is proof of the area's long history, as is nearby Prinknash Abbey, which dates back to 1096. Witcombe Cricket Club is across the road, a Premier Inn with a pub and restaurant is half a mile down the road, Gloucester Ski & Snowboard is 5.5 miles away and FlyUp417 Bike Park is just a mile away. Regency Cheltenham (6 miles away) has plenty of boutique shopping, the celebrated Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse and world-famous jazz and literary festivals.