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The Dovecote - Cottage holidays in Pauntley, Gloucestershire

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The Dovecote - at a glance

Sleeps 4 persons | Bedrooms 2

Short Break Wifi or internet available

The Dovecote, in the grounds of Elizabethan Pauntley Court, is the perfect country escape set in glorious gardens and close to beautiful country and river walks. Located within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury and the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham.

Wi-Fi or Internet Access

Wifi or internet accessThere is wifi or internet access available at The Dovecote in Pauntley. Perfect for searching for things to do whilst on holiday, catching up on emails or even work if you have to.


GardenOn nice days, when you want to relax you can sit out in The Dovecote's garden and enjoy the sun shine. Children also love the outdoors so it can be a great place for them. Although, with young children you should always check any garden is safe for them.

Open Fire / Log Burning Stove

Open FirePlanning a winter break in Gloucestershire? A lovely way to enjoy a cold winter's evening is to spend it in front of the open fire or log burning stove. So if you are looking for that authentic country cottage feel on a winters evening then The Dovecote could be your perfect choice.

Short cottage breaks in Gloucestershire

Available for short breaksGreat news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. The Dovecote accepts bookings for short breaks. So if you fancy a few days in Gloucestershire to recharge your batteries then this cottage is well worth consideration.

Family holidays in Gloucestershire

Family Cottage BreaksThe Dovecote sleeps up to 4 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Gloucestershire then The Dovecote could be just the ticket.

More about The Dovecote

The Dovecote at Pauntley Court is an enchanting house in which to stay. Poet Laureate, John Masefield described Pauntley Court as ‘a place of great beauty and strangeness’. Dating back to 1300s, the Dovecote has kept its original features and has been converted into a beautiful two double bedroom house, perfectly balanced by keeping the natural rustic features of the building without losing any of the high quality modern conveniences one would expect. Pauntley Court is steeped in history with it being the birthplace of Dick Whittington, who travelled from Pauntley to become Lord Mayor of London four times over, and The Dovecote soaks up the magical atmosphere that pervades this small estate.

The Dovecote has access to the main formal gardens at Pauntley Court which guests are welcome to enjoy. There is a charming walled garden with a statue of Pan at its centre and also a cloister garden planted with pleached hornbeams and two deep herbaceous borders. The sunken garden has an ornamental pond surrounded by beds of tulips, alliums and roses, bordered by box and lovely oak balustrading created by a local craftsman. Quinces and medlars help to enhance the Elizabethan feel. At the back of the main house is the ruin garden, where foundations of a great house planned by the Somerset family, have been planted in yew. The garden uses stone and local bricks in an artistic manner, which might provide owners of gardens with inspiration, and which ensure even in winter the garden has an elegant bone structure.

The Dovecote is located in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside within easy reach of the market towns of Newent and Ledbury, the spa towns of Malvern and Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford, and Tewkesbury Abbey. The village of Pauntley is close to the Cotswolds, and yet gives you access to some wonderful walking areas including the Malvern Hills.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Two en-suite Super King double bedrooms (both 6’ beds can be converted to 3’ singles on request).
  • Private garden with seating area and barbecue.
  • Access to the main formal gardens at Pauntley Court.
  • Two hybrid bicycles (men’s and ladies’) available for guest use.
  • Guests are welcome to use the hard surface tennis court in the grounds of Pauntley Court.
  • Massage and beauty treatments can be provided on-site by a qualified therapist.
  • Children over 12 years welcome.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • Parking for 2 cars by the main house.
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Wood burning stove.
  • Free standing electric cooker, small fridge, dishwasher.
  • Large freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in nearby outbuilding.
  • Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Television with sound bar and sub-woofer in sitting room.
  • Television with Freeview in both bedrooms.
  • Blu-ray player, DVD player, Bluetooth CD player, two digital radios.
  • Garden table and chairs.
  • Barbecue.

  • Dog Free
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Log Burner/Open Fire
  • On Site Parking
  • Wifi
  • Hamper
  • Cycling
  • Spa facilities (on/off site)
  • Tennis Court
  • Walking

This cottage Sleeps 4

Price: £ from £ 392.00


Cottage address: The Dovecote, Pauntley, Gloucestershire.CO309

As you can see The Dovecote is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Pauntley. And well suited to explore the whole of Gloucestershire.





 Things to do & places to visit in Gloucestershire near The Dovecote

There are plenty of great places to vist near The Dovecote. Take a look at out holiday ideas pages for details of many places that are well worth considering visiting whilst on holiday at The Dovecote.

houses-gardens - places to go in Gloucestershire

Painswick Rococo Garden

01452 813 204

houses-gardens - places to go in Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

GL54 5JD
01242 602 308

museum - places to go in Gloucestershire

Gloucester Prison Museum

Barrack Square
01452 529 551

bird - places to go in Gloucestershire

The National Birds of Prey Centre

Great Boulsdon
GL18 1JJ
01531 820 286

farms - places to go in Gloucestershire

Great Rissington Farm

Great Rissington
GL54 2LH
01451 820 322

tourist-information - places to go in Gloucestershire

Stow-on-the-Wold Tourist Information Centre

The Square
GL54 1AF
01451 831 082

houses-gardens - places to go in Gloucestershire

Westonbirt School Gardens

01666 880 333

houses-gardens - places to go in Gloucestershire

The Priory Gardens

GL20 7JN
01386 725 258

shopping - places to go in Gloucestershire

Regent Arcade Shopping Centre

Regent Arcade
GL50 1JZ
01242 521 345

farms - places to go in Gloucestershire

Cotswold Farm

Duntisbourne Abbotts
01285 653 856

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