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Walkley Wood Cottage


Sleeps 4
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
100-199 Mbps
Walkley Wood Cottage is a charming Grade II listed Bath stone property set over 4 floors. With 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, the cottage sleeps 4 (3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children is the most comfortable configuration). Enjoying a peaceful elevated position, Walkley Wood boasts beautiful views of the surrounding valley and neighbouring Cotswold stone properties.
Full Description

As you approach Walkley Wood Cottage through the winding lanes of Nailsworth, you will notice how the town and surrounding properties are almost hidden by the secluded woodland valley to the east of Stroud. Proudly perched on the side of sleepy Shortwood Road is Walkley Wood Cottage, a distinguished 19th-century property with a rustic golden stone that immediately casts a warm and welcoming aura. Ideally situated, this cottage is the perfect base for exploring the tranquillity of the surrounding Stroud Valleys and the wider Cotswolds, while guests are also in easy walking distance of the cheerfully eclectic town of Nailsworth. If you’re looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then Walkley Wood is the perfect Cotswold home for you.

As you approach the cottage through the cast iron gate and down the stone steps, you will notice a small outdoor table and chairs set down from the lane behind the dry-stone wall. Guests are welcome to sit outside and enjoy the warmth of the summer months in this compact but delightful sun trap. You may find yourself admiring the beautiful architecture and delicate Georgian windows, this cottage was, after all, built in 1852. Although the exact history of the cottage remains largely a mystery, it has been suggested that the building may have been used as a pub many years ago, which could explain the origins of the kitchen skylight. Either way, it’s nice to consider that many happy memories have been created within these historic walls!

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Once you’ve opened the white-painted door with antique fox door knocker, you will find yourself in the neatly presented entrance hall of Walkley Wood Cottage.

Living Room:
The living room is the heart of this lovely little cottage. Set on the ground floor, it offers a warm and cosy living space and is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day exploring the Cotswolds. Decorated in quality Farrow & Ball paint throughout the cottage, the living room is stylishly understated, with quirky pieces of statement vintage furniture. Relax on the dark green leather sofa under the atmospheric lighting of the many lamps that line the room, and most eye-catching of all the gorgeous French brass candle-style wall lamps. If you fancy curling up and watching a film on the TV, then you’ll be spoilt for choice by the large selection of Dvds you’ll find on the in-built shelves, as well as a great selection of books. Lift the lid of the wooden chest/coffee table and you’ll find a superb selection of board games and puzzles – perfect for a rainy day! Of course, the real centre piece of the sitting room is the log burning stove, a real treat for holidaymakers looking for an authentic country-cottage experience. Bask in the warmth of the flickering flames while snuggled under the lovely soft blankets and cushions, kindly provided by Karen to help ensure that you have a homely and comfortable stay!

Lower Ground Floor

Situated on the lower ground floor, the kitchen is a very well-equipped space for both cooking and dining. Featuring a large fridge/freezer, excellent 5 burner gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine and a vast selection of crockery, dishes and utensils, this compact country kitchen has everything you will need. The beamed ceiling and colourful rug add a touch of character to this simple space. A pine dining table seats four guests comfortably – look out for the drawer on the end of the table – that’s where all the cutlery is kept! Due to the layout and nature of this property, the kitchen does not receive a lot of natural light, however, at the far end, you will find a lovely walk-in alcove with a big skylight. In this area, you will find the Panasonic microwave, digital radio, bins and a great selection of mugs and glasses.

First Floor

Family Bathroom:
A bright and spacious tiled room offset by the wooden bath panelling and mirror. Featuring a WC, washbasin and bathtub with a fixed overhead shower and usual circular shower curtain.

Twin Bedroom:
A bright, fresh and simple bedroom, this room contains one single bed and one trundle bed that can be put away. Ideal for two children or single occupancy, this room might be a little too cosy for two adults to share, so please see photographs before making a decision. Guests in this room can enjoy pretty views over the Cotswold valley, as well as a few stylish touches such as the sheepskin rug and ornate cast iron bed frame.

Second Floor

Master Bedroom:
This fabulous loft-style double bedroom boasts beautiful views from its topmost position in the cottage. With a sumptuous king-size bed (can be made up as a twin on request) nestled below the original oak beams of the sloping ceiling, this room is cosy and simple, with some lovely rustic details. Exposed Cotswold stone provides a stunning natural feature wall, while the Victorian chest of drawers and rocking chair are ideal for storage. You will find the hairdryer in the top drawer of the chest. A curtained-off hanging area makes for a unique open-plan wardrobe, ensuring there’s enough space for you to unpack and relax, while the room retains a lovely snug feel.


Walkley Wood Cottage enjoys the use of a small gravel/paved courtyard at the front of the house. There is a small patio table and two chairs that guests may use for breakfast, lunch or an evening glass of wine if they wish! If you are looking to stretch your legs further, there are plenty of beautiful walks and open fields surrounding Walkley Wood Cottage.

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Bathroom with bath and fixed overhead shower
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 1
  • Highchair - 1


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Fully enclosed when gate secured
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - On-street parking
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

In Nailsworth town centre you will find a Morrisons. There is also a small Tesco Express store with a Post Office counter inside. A small Cooperative supermarket is also situated in the centre as well as and a bakery, butcher and deli. Ocado, Sainbury’s and Tesco all deliver to the cottage.

Eating Out:
  • Williams Food Hall and Dining (0.6 miles)
  • The Olive Tree (0.7 miles)
  • Amalfi (0.5 miles)

Nailsworth is a great place to explore the Cotswolds. There are numerous walks and footpaths to walk along the valleys and over the rolling Cotswold Hills. The walks vary in difficulty to suit everyone. Cyclists are not left out with a wonderful eight-mile, flat cycle path that winds its way from Nailsworth along the old railway line to Stonehouse. This is a great way to appreciate the many mills, industrial heritage and stunning scenery. The Cotswold Way is one of the best walks in England, covering 105 miles of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

Places to Visit:
  • Ruskin Mill (0.6 miles)
  • Woodchester Mansion Trust (5.5 miles)
  • Newark Park (7.5 miles)
  • Train - Stroud Station (4 miles)
  • Taxis - Nailsworth Taxi Company, Omega
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
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  • Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 dogs (with an additional charge per pet on booking)


A cosy cottage spread over four floors. We had a lovely week at Walkley Wood Cottage. The beds were particularly comfortable. It is very handy for exploring the Cotswolds.

| 01/04/2024

A cosy and quiet cottage conveniently situated near the centre of a charming village. We found Walkley Wood Cottage at the last minute and were so glad we did. A friend and I attended a course at The Clay Loft and the location of the cottage was ideal for the short drive to get there. We were also able to walk into the village and try out two of the restaurants in the evening, it was a shame we didn’t have enough time for more! The rooms were clean and warm and despite staying through a huge storm we both slept well. The kitchen seemed fully equipped although we only used it for breakfast. The owners have kindly provided many books, DVDs and board games in the living room. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it completely suited our needs. Thank you.

| 19/01/2024

Lovely cottage and surroundings,a perfect cosy getaway and great for going on hikes.

| 23/12/2023

Lovely cottage. Very pretty surroundings and close to Nailsworth.

| 03/09/2023

We had a great time at Walkley Wood Cottage. The village centre is just a short walk away and you‘ll find everything you need there. This cute cottage is spread over 4 floors. Our daughter (18 months) loved climbing the stairs and we spent most of our time going up and down with her. The rooms were nice and cosy, especially the bedroom on the top floor. The kitchen was a little dirty (especially the oven/baking tins) and as it is in the basement it was a little chilly (even in the summer). All in all, we had a wonderful stay at the cottage and we felt welcome and at home.

| 06/08/2023


Just a short walk away is the artistic town of Nailsworth, a gem in the heart of the Cotswold valleys. A largely overlooked town, Nailsworth has a fantastic and unspoiled selection of boutiques, bars, pubs and cafes, and really does offer some of the best food for miles around. There’s also often live music events, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on what’s going on!