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The Thatch House


Sleeps 8
Family Friendly
No Pets
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Local Pub
50-99 Mbps
Nestled in the traditional Cotswold village of Gotherington, The Thatch House is a family home from home. Lovingly decorated this spacious yet cosy thatched cottage has everything you could need to make your stay a memorable and relaxed experience. With a conservatory, comfortable snug, homely living room, kitchen/diner and plenty of outdoor sitting areas you won’t be on top of each other. Luxurious bedding, TVs with Sky included, a jacuzzi bath and a hot tub on the patio make this more than your average cottage, elevating your stay at The Thatch House. Walking distance from a pub and village shop and a short drive to Cheltenham this is a superb base for exploring the North Cotswolds and beyond.
Full Description
This chocolate box thatched cottage is just off the main road in the quiet village of Gotherington. With views to the hills beyond and neighbouring traditional houses, you will know that you have arrived in a quintessential English village.

Through the white picket garden gate and along the paved path you reach the entrance hall where you can leave your boots. Step into the living room and instantly feel at home with its large comfortable sofas that you can sink into. Through glass sliding doors is the conservatory where on clear days you can enjoy the hill views. The living room then leads you up to the snug where there is a welcoming red corner sofa and low feature beams. Up one step and passing a handy utility you reach the incredibly well-equipped traditional kitchen diner. The three patio doors open to the garden letting plenty of light in and make it easy to dine al fresco. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suites, and the luxurious family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath.

The patio garden is made for enjoying time outside beneath the countryside hills. With the added luxury of a hot tub, a choice of seating areas and two BBQs you can grill up a feast and make the most of your holiday time together. To the rear of the house are two dedicated parking spaces and you have use of a car charging point by the front parking space. This quiet village getaway is family friendly and perfectly positioned for village amenities and the Cotswolds beyond.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch:
When you reach the cottage, you will enter via the porch which is a useful addition providing space to hang your coats and store footwear. The convenient bench helps you pull on your boots ready for exploring one of the many walks in the countryside.

Living Room:
This country cottage living room has wooden beams which contrast nicely with the calm, neutral tones of the décor. Whitewashed wooden panelling, stonework, and artwork, some of which is by local artists, add detail to the walls to create a warm, cosy atmosphere that makes you feel at home. Two sumptuous sofas and feature occasion chairs sit in front of the gas fire and large curved smart TV. Nestled under the stairs is a four-seater dining table perfect for board games.

From the living room, sliding glass doors let additional light in from the conservatory where there is a large corner sofa. The gym equipment is not for guests’ use but you’ll much prefer putting your feet up and enjoying the surrounding hill views.

One small step from the living room takes you up to the snug which is a cosy little hideaway with characterful decorations and an electric fire. A large red corner sofa, TV with Sky included and neon Tiki Lounge sign give a holiday atmosphere. Take a seat and relax watching quiet village life through the small bay window.

Utility Room:
Another step takes you to the utility room. There is a washing machine and dryer which you can shut away to keep noise to a minimum. This room is also great for wiping muddy boots as there is a sink and an additional toilet.

This incredibly well-equipped room is decorated in muted tones with country cottage details and a slate-tiled floor. It is light and airy with three sets of double doors leading to the patio garden. With all the equipment you could need including a gas hob, oven and microwave you can make yourselves at home cooking your favourite meals. A dining table seats 6 and there is an island bar with space for 2, perfect for children to eat together.

First Floor

Up the stairs from the living room, you reach a long landing with a well-stocked bookcase. Above the stairs are a number of personal decorations which add to the feeling that you have arrived at home.

Bedroom One:
To the right of the stairs is bedroom one, an en-suite double with angled ceilings and views out to the traditional Cotswold village. The bed is positioned in the corner of the room and there is a bedside table with a lamp and a built-in dresser.

The en-suite has a large walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin and it is a nice and bright room giving you your own space to get ready for the day.

The family bathroom is made for relaxation. A large jacuzzi bath will massage away aches from hill walks and there is a shower over for quicker rinses. A classic bathroom set of toilet and washbasin completes this spa retreat.

Bedroom Two:
The slightly smaller second bedroom has a double bed with a bedside table and lamp to each side. A built-in wardrobe provides storage, and you can enjoy the village views.

Bedroom Three:
To the left of the stairs is a charming double bedroom with a painted beam and window seat. You can nestle in here to plan out your adventures for the day. Looking through the window you can see the ends of the traditional thatched roof of this cottage.

Bedroom Four:
The final bedroom is up a couple of steps and is the master king-size double en-suite. A feature floral papered wall gives this room personality and there is a two-seater sofa at the foot of the bed. Sitting here you can see the hills and relax before a day out. Wooden built-in storage and bedside tables with lamps finish this room.

The spacious en-suite has a large shower, toilet, and washbasin with enough space to get ready for a meal at the local pub. A window lets in the light, and it is decorated in whites and greys.


To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed garden with gravelled and paved areas which can be reached from the kitchen and the conservatory. At the end of the house is a secluded patio area where the hot tub is hidden away. Rattan furniture sets include a dining area and an L-shaped sofa which is a lovely feature for enjoying evening drinks. There is also a concrete picnic table and both a gas and charcoal BBQ available. To the side of the front lawned area is one parking space with an electric vehicle charging point and two further spaces are at the end of the drive. With local amenities including a village shop and pub, public transport routes into nearby Cheltenham and a myriad of local walks to enjoy, this is a peaceful family home. There is parking for three cars.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Double
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • 3 Bathrooms - 2 en-suite, 1 family bathroom, ground floor utility with WC
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Fire - Gas and electric
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Dualit
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - 1 x seats 6 with 2 additional stools at kitchen island, 1 x seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 50-99 Mbps
  • TV - Smart, Sky included
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Gas and charcoal - please provide your own fuel
  • Hot tub - Additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • EV Charger - A chargeable 22Kwh EV car charger is available
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The nearest food shop is Gotherington Stores (0.3 miles). For a bigger shop head to Bishops Cleeve where there is a Cooperative Food Store (1.1 miles), Lidl (1.7 miles) and Tesco (1.8 miles).

Eating Out:
  • The Shutters Inn (0.6 miles)
  • Bar No. 9, Bishops Cleeve (1.7 miles)
  • The Apple Tree, Woodmancote (2.4 miles)

Gotherington is on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful walking in England with footpaths a plenty from the village towards the Cotswold hills. The Winchcombe Way, a 42-mile figure-of-eight trail is centred around Winchcombe, while the 14-mile Isbourne Way follows the River Isbourne from Cleeve Hill to Evesham, passing close to Gotherington. In addition, the 102-mile Cotswold Way passes close by, and the Gloucestershire Way is just to the north, skirting Oxenton Hills.

Places to Visit:
  • Prescott Hill Climb (1.5 miles)
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (7.6 miles)
  • Sudeley Castle & Gardens (6 miles)

Train – Cheltenham Spa (7 miles)
Taxis - Cleeve Private Hire, Cleevelinetaxis, Starline Taxis Cheltenham

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. 
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties. This property is ideal for family groups.
  • Please make yourself aware of the hot tub rules and hours of use. An additional fee of £75 applies, and it must be requested at the time of booking. 
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • The gym equipment in the conservatory is not available for guests’ use and will be locked due to health and safety and insurance requirements.
  • There is a Nest security camera in the kitchen, this will be switched off when guests stay.


We (2 families) had a lovely short break. The property is very big and plenty of room for the 8 of us. The house was clean and had everything you needed supplied and it was well equipped. Lots of great walks nearby and The Shutters Inn does some great food. All in all an excellent find.

| 10/02/2024

A beautiful and spacious cottage! Loved the hot tub.Thanks.

| 26/01/2024

Stayed for a weekend. Excellent communication from both the owners and Bolthole Retreats.Easy, clear parking on site and just across the road if you have a fourth car. The hot tub was on and well-maintained. The bedrooms are all lovely, furnished beautifully and comfortable beds. The shower rooms and bathroom were all clean and beautifully presented and the kitchen was incredibly well equipped. Plenty of tea and coffee was provided and lots of plastic glasses if needed for the hot tub. Incredibly quiet location. We had in house massages as recommended by Bolthole Retreats, so we used the small snug for setting that up. It was easy to get to Bishops Cleeve by car for the local co-op and it had everything we needed. Also, there are some takeaways and cafes there. We would have loved to stayed for longer to do some walks in the area. The owners were very discreet but available if needed. Would happily rent again.

| 24/11/2023

Perfect stay with all the family to celebrate a big birthday. So homely and we had everything we needed. Definitely would recommend.

| 10/11/2023

We had a lovely stay away. The kitchen was very well equipped and the hot tub was lovely. I would stay here again.

| 30/09/2023


Gotherington is on the north-western edge of the Cotswolds, just six miles from Cheltenham. It is perfectly located for walkers, with the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Isbourne Way and Winchcombe Way all within walking distance. Fans of horse and car racing will appreciate Hillview Hideaway’s location, just three miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and a mile and a half from Prescott Hill Climb. In addition, the village has a privately owned station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway line, a two-minute walk from the property, which stops at the Racecourse, making a trip to the Races a dream.