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Lying in the pretty hamlet of Westonbirt, the Old Hall is a delightful family home offering space in abundance and the most wonderful gardens. Surrounded by rolling fields and trees, the setting is quintessentially English. With four generous bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, a separate dining room and a cosy living room with a log burning stove, this dog-friendly house is the perfect countryside escape. Outside you’ll find flower-filled cottage gardens, a patio with a fabulous hot tub and a separate lawn with a trampoline and football goal, that children of all ages will adore.
Full Description
Tiny, tree-lined lanes wind through the Gloucestershire countryside to the small but perfectly formed hamlet of Westonbirt. Home to the world-famous arboretum this is also, where at the end of a quiet lane, you will find the Old Hall.

This much-loved family home is a comfortable and spacious rural retreat that puts relaxation centre stage. The easy flow of the house makes for sociable gatherings but also gives quiet spaces where you can escape, relax, and unwind. The large entrance hall leads to a cosy living room with a wood-burning stove, an elegant dining room, a quiet study, and a large well-equipped kitchen. In every room, there are doors out to the rear gardens. The first floor is equally well proportioned with a large, light-filled landing leading to the four bedrooms. The two king-size bedrooms feature ensuite shower rooms, there are two twin bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub.

The gardens that surround the Old Hall are part of what makes this house so special. To the front flower-filled borders and neat lawns lead to the front door, surrounded by climbing roses. To the rear, you’ll find a peaceful, sheltered garden with a hanging egg chair, a patio with an outdoor dining table for eight, a charcoal barbecue and a bubbling hot tub, where on clear nights you can star gaze to your heart’s content. There is a wooden gate with steps to an upper-level garden that offers wonderful countryside views and a huge level lawn with a trampoline and football goal. It’s perfect for an abundance of garden games. There is ample parking for three cars on the private driveway.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
From the porch, which is furnished with a seated wooden bench where you can perch to remove outdoor shoes, guests step into a spacious entrance hall. A tiled floor runs throughout and leads to the ground floor living spaces. The high vaulted ceiling over the staircase is the perfect showcase for the statement light fitting, and to one end there’s a large wooden dresser which is filled with books and ornaments.

Dining Room:
The elegant dining room is a wonderful place to gather together for family meals, the polished wooden dining table seats eight guests and double doors to the patio can be thrown open during the warmer weather. Star-gazers will love the telescope placed by the doors.

Living Room:
Spanning the width of the house, this spacious room boasts a comfy four-seater sofa and two armchairs. A large multi-paned bay window overlooks the pretty garden to the front, whilst double doors open to the patio and enclosed garden to the rear. Antique wooden furniture including a grandfather clock creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere and houses all manner of books and games for your entertainment. During the cooler months, light the wood-burning stove for cosy nights in and relax in front of the HD 43” TV with Freeview, which is mounted on the chimney breast above the fireplace. Reading lamps are placed around the room, providing a gentle glow during the evening.

Overlooking the front of the house, this light-filled room has a large walnut desk placed before the large window, and a plump sofa filled with cushions. With high-speed Wi-Fi, this peaceful, tucked away room is ideal for when work cannot be avoided.

This useful ground floor cloakroom has a WC and handbasin and sits to one side of a large built-in storage cupboard.

The spacious, airy kitchen is the welcoming hub of the house. Pale grey cupboards are topped with dark granite surfaces and a range master oven sits within the chimney alcove. Everything you could possibly need for a self-catering stay can be found including a dishwasher, an under-counter fridge, plenty of bakeware and pots and pans, and lots of storage. A deep enamel butler sink is underneath the window, which looks out to the rear garden and there’s a six-seater dining table and several cookery books if you’re in need of culinary inspiration. The Old Hall is dog-friendly and there’s a large dog crate plus food and water bowls, which guests are welcome to use, by the doors which lead out to the patio and garden.

Utility Room:
This handy space houses the washer dryer, fridge freezer, clothes airer, iron and ironing board, high chair, and storage space. With a door to the side of the house, this is a good place to dry off wet doggies before letting them into the kitchen.

First Floor

A wooden staircase leads to the first floor.

Bedroom One:
Decorated in calming shades of pale grey and cream, this spacious bedroom overlooks the rear and side gardens through stone, multi-paned mullion windows, which are framed with pretty duck-egg blue curtains. There’s a king-size bed, a bedside table with a reading lamp and lots of storage with two double wardrobes and a chest of drawers, topped with a mirror.

The step-in shower cubicle features a rainfall shower head, WC and a built-in vanity cupboard with a handbasin. There is also a wall-mounted mirror with a light above.

Bedroom Two:
This good size bedroom has twin single beds, which are placed at right angles to each other. There’s a bedside table with a reading lamp and plenty of storage with built-in cupboards. The desk has a mirror above it and can double up as a dressing table. Blue gingham curtains frame the window which looks out over the front garden.

Bedroom Three:
The second spacious twin room has views over the garden and a quiet lane to the front of the house. A night console with a reading lamp sits between the two beds and storage comes in the form of built-in cupboards with a hanging rail and shelves, and a dressing table with a mirror above.

Bedroom Four:
The second king-size room is generously proportioned and boasts a triple wardrobe, three-drawer chest and a bedside table tucked into one side of the bed. There is plenty of light from the windows which look out to the side and over the views to the rear of the house. Shades of pale grey and green make this a peaceful and calming room. There’s also a comfy sofa, where you can relax and curl up with a good book.

The ensuite shower room features a step-in shower cubicle with a rainfall shower, hand basin and WC. There’s a shelving unit for toiletries and a wall-mounted mirror.

Bathroom / Shower Room:
The main family bathroom has a fabulous standalone clawfoot bath with a mixer tap and handheld shower. There’s a WC and a hand basin with a mirror above and a light, and a chest of drawers provide storage for your toiletries.


The Old Hall is surrounded by wonderful gardens. To the front there’s a pretty cottage garden with mature plants and trees, a clipped yew hedge creates an entrance arch over the gate. Fragrant roses cascade and tumble across the front and around the door. To the rear there is an enclosed lawn and patio with an eight-seater dining table, hanging egg chair and a fabulous hot tub*. A basketball hoop stands against one wall. From this garden, wander through the wooden gate and up the stone staircase to the upper level, a fabulous level lawn with a trampoline and football goal and views over rolling fields beyond. This is the most wonderful space for garden games and simply sitting and listening to the sound of birdsong filling the air. There is parking for 3 cars on the private drive. *Additional fee applies.
Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms across 2 king-size, and 2 with twin single beds.
  • Bathrooms: 3 (2 ensuite shower rooms and a family bathroom) ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Dog friendly. Max. 2 well-behaved dogs (An additional fee per pet applies)
  • Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
  • EVC point – payment is made by credit card on usage
  • Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for initial fire
  • Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
  • Hairdryer x 2
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, washing machine detergent
  • Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
  • Heating and hot water via oil-fired central heating on a timer
  • Free Wi-Fi (161 Mbps)*
  • 43” HD TV with Freeview
  • Bose Bluetooth speaker
  • Games
  • Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
  • Oven/hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Under-counter Fridge
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Ironing board, iron, clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (please provide your own cot linen)
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Hot Tub
  • Garden furniture: Table and chairs for 8 guests
  • BBQ (charcoal) - please provide your own charcoal
* Wi-Fi: Please note that Wi-Fi speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed. 
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Tetbury (3 miles) has a Tesco and a Co-op, whilst Malmesbury (4 miles) has a Waitrose. For excellent local produce, Bennetts Farm Shop is just under 4 miles away. The delightful town of Tetbury also has some great specialist food and wine shops including, Vinotopia, Hobbs House bakery, Jesse Smith Butchers, Lola & Co Deli, and The Grocer of Church Street for health foods. Tetbury is an antique's hub with over 25 antique stores on the High Street and Church Street. The town also has a wide range of independent clothing boutiques and interiors stores, including Outrider, Sassy & Boo, Treacle George, Domestic Science, and the Highgrove shop.

Eating Out:
  • The Rattlebone, Sherston (2 miles)
  • The Royal Oak, Leighterton (2 miles)
  • Casa, Tetbury (3 miles)

There is lots of wonderful walking to be enjoyed whilst staying here at the Old Hall. The wonderful Westonbirt Arboretum is only a 5-minute walk away and there is a lovely walk via Shipton Moyne to Tetbury.

Places to Visit:
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (1 mile)
  • Highgrove Gardens (2 miles)
  • Tetbury (3 miles)
  • Train – Kemble (11 miles) has regular services from London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa.
  • Taxis - Reliance Taxis; Taxi 247 Cirencester; Siren Cars
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
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the cottage for an additional fee.
  • There is a charge of £150 for the hot tub. Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules of use and the hours of use. These can be found in the customer portal once booked. 
  • There will be an EVC point from the end of June. Guests will be required to use a credit card to pay for the usage. 
  • Please note guests use the trampoline at their own risk, children must be supervised.


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Bolthole Retreats
| 25/05/2022


The Old Hall has a peaceful setting in the tiny hamlet of Westonbirt, sitting in a quiet spot it overlooks pastureland with both the Westonbirt Golf Course and Westonbirt Private School nearby. There are many wonderful walks on the doorstep, and you will often hear owls hooting at night and woodpeckers tapping by day. In the fields to the front and rear of the property, cows can be seen grazing, hares are playing and birds of prey, including kestrels, soaring in the skies above. The Old Hall is just minutes from the National Arboretum and close to Tetbury's royal historic town, boasting many fine antique shops, boutiques, delis, cafes, and pubs. The Beaufort Polo Club and Highgrove Estate and Gardens are also within easy reach as are the Badminton Horse Trials.
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