This pet friendly, detached former lock keeper's house sleeps 6 people and occupies a unique location right in the city centre at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks and just a short drive from Cheltenham. Lock House is a beautiful detached Grade II listed former Lock Keepers house, located at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks. This delightfully welcoming holiday property offers cosy accommodation including three bedrooms, a bathroom with an attractive roll top bath, two sitting rooms with open fires, original wooden floors, and a dining room that overlooks the River Severn. The garden is situated right on the riverbank..., and is a wonderful spot in which to relax with a drink after a day spent sightseeing. Gloucester Docks is a short distance from The Lock House, and offers some lively attractions including award winning museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, and traditional shipbuilding. Gloucester's many attractions, parks, stunning countryside and honey coloured Cotswold villages are all within easy reach of this wonderful holiday property.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire in the sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, library of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Riverside garden with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, bars and restaurants two mins walk. Note: Due to close proximity of deep open water at front and rear, children must be very closely supervised at all times and care should be taken with dogs. Note: Cheltenham Festival week commencing 6th March 2015 charged at £960.
Region: Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.
Town: Gloucester is an historic waterfront city full of Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and an impressive Norman Cathedral, the cloisters of which were used as a location in the Harry Potter films. The thriving city centre is home to a superb range of shops, markets, pubs, restaurants, and other attractions for visitors. The city is an enjoyable base from which to explore the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, which offer many country walks and picturesque villages. The Eegency town of Cheltenham is an easy drive away, and offersfascinating Georgian architecture and the world-renowned Gold Cup horse racing. There is so much for all the family to do in this lovely area, no matter what your interests.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | purple heather
Booking service efficient,the owner living 20 miles away could pose problems if there was an emergency,in fact we had to call him out for something minor which seems a shame,if he had someone local he could call on it would be useful.But he attended willingly enough.Spacious house,furnished & decorated nicely,liked the novelty of overlooking both the canal & the river,unfortunately the inclement weather prevented us from fully enjoying the amenities.Loved the location of the house though.And being within easy walking distance of museums & shops was ideal as we do not drive.Favourite experiences were the various museums,the cathedral & the shopping outlet,particularly the antiques Centre.My only criticism would be the apparent lack of public transport,though we didn't have occasion to use it on this holiday, we might like to travel further afield if we visited again.Hopefully there would be more buses in the holiday season.
Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location!
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Mrs Brown
The cottage was beautiful. It was really spacious and well equipped. It is ideally located for visiting Gloucester and the surrounding area. Many attractiona and amenities were within walking distance.
A great waterside experience
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Steve
Everything we needed was there and all was beautifully clean The location by the lock is great and the prison across the road is unobtrusive. It was very easy to walk to the cathedral and town centre as well as the waterways museum The retail outlet in the quays is good value but they would not let me walk with my bike in there.
Hugo and Patty Hounjet
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Hugo and Patty Hounjet
Very wel located, nice house, many things to do and to see.
Left on 10/21/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Zachjo
Central, comfortable great holiday for all the family. Small garden but adequate and we enjoyed a B-B-Q.
Docks a wonderful experince lots to see plenty of eateries to choose from and all an easy and pleasant walk from cottage.
Lapeyriere, 46800 St Pantaleon, France.
A birthday in Gloucester!
Left on 01/16/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Sheila MacLeod
The Lock House was thoughtfully planned and well equipped for a group of 6 adults. We much appreciated the heating being on when we arrived as it was very cold in November. The house was well positioned for visiting Gloucester and the Cotswalds. We really enjoyed our stay
The Middletons from Cumbria
Barrow in Furness
Home from home in Gloucester Quays
Left on 09/25/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | The Middletons from Cumbria
This is a fabulous little cottage in a superb location. There were six in our party, myself and my husband our two grown up daughters and there partners,and there was plenty of room for us all. With two bathrooms,a breakfast room and dining room as well as a cosy lounge,the inside was more than ample. The front of the house is a working lock, which kept us entertained on many an occasion, (the lock keepers are very friendly and always had a wave for us) whilst the back garden is an idyllic little oasis of peace and quiet, with butterfies and dragonflies. There is so much to do in this area we couldn't fit it all in, but I would strongly reccomend, The Cotswold Farm (as seen on t.v.) The international bird of prey centre, and the forrest of Dean.
Take a half hour trip on a boat along the canal, the skippers commentry is very informative and humorous. The pubs and restaurants nearby are excellent, and the refurbished dock area is stunning, especially if you like antiques, although there are fantastic designer shops too.
I can not praise this are enough, myself and my family absolutely loved the place and the warm friendly people. I did not want to go home.
seen on t.v.
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Mrs Howard
An unexpected treasure in a perfect location. The house brought back many memories for my family of older times. It was quiet and very pleasant to stay. The upstairs bathroom is wonderful especially the bath with the view!.
A Christmas to remember
Left on 02/12/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Gilly Taft
Such a warm and welcoming cottage, a minutes walk from the Gloucester docklands and designer outlets.
Everything you need for a great break. The cottage is well set up with everything we needed for a great Christmas. There is always somewhere to go and my husband was so happy to have a weeks holiday with no driving. A few minutes walk and you are in the centre of Gloucester. I have to say it is a womans dream escape with every amenity to hand.
Great city location
Left on 02/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Oscar
Lovely house - cosy lounge with fire.
Walking distance to shops/ cafes/ restaurants.
Also, some good walks with the dog!
An enjoyable stay.
Left on 12/26/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Rhian
Lovely house, very spacious, everything that is needed for a holiday and plenty of good advice on restuarants and things to do. Also good secure parking. Would recommend to friends and family.
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