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The Old Rectory

The side and front of the house from the garden
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Manor House -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
The Old Rectory is a handsome manse that has been decorated and restored to a very high standard,incorporating all modern comforts, while retaining period features such as open fires in all rooms,working shutters and servants bells.

Ideal for those seeking peace,as well as families wanting to holiday together with easy access to many iconic touristic attractions such as Bath,the Brecon Beacons and Cotswolds villages.The slate floored kitchen has a oil fired aga and a huge table for family meals; the immaculate dining room with silver candlesticks has paintings and an open fire.The play room has comfortablesofa seating, a wall mounted wide screen 3D televison,a library of Dvds and videos,books galore and games.All new beds and mattresses make sleeping in the newly carpeted bedrooms a luxurious experience.

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Listing #HL238779
About the Owner
Jane S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

As part of an annual tradition, our group has sought out new locations every year to meet for a weekend. This property and location appealed immediately! Jane was very helpful and friendly when arranging the booking and payments were undertaken without worry. When we arrived...More

Thank paullobaz1
Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

We are thrilled you all had such a great weekend and were able to enjoy the pool and tennis court as well as everything the house and surrounding area has to offer.Thanks for the wonderful review; we look for forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a most beautiful house in an ideal setting with some beautiful countryside around for long walks out by the river. The peaceful village has a pub and a small shop - perfect for stocking up or a pre or post dinner drink. The...More

Thank Alison P
Management response:Responded 27 April 2017

Wow,thank you for this lovely review.It is hugely rewarding to know that our efforts in making our former home as good as it can be for our guests enjoyment are appreciated-makes it all worthwhile!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Made an ideal family-friendly base to tour the local countryside. The house and setting are a haven from the busy world. Owner was very helpful during the booking process and visit. Will certainly visit again!

Thank _ianfmilneb7
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for this;we are so pleased that the house and setting provided a great base for touring as well as a peaceful retreat for you and your family.We will really look forward to your return visit!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Large ceramic tiled centrally placed entrance hall leading from solid gothic front door,gives onto the beautiful sitting room with comfortable seating,bookcase,antique furniture,chess set and old pictures.Two windows with extensive views over the garden,and open working coal or wood fire. Fuel provided.Oppposite this room is a wooden- floored dining room with large walnut dining table and ten chairs There are.antique desks and an open fireplace.There is internet access in this room.The playroom has very comfortable seating, lovely paintings and attractive decor,televison,dvd and video player,books and games.The large kitchen with oil fired aga seats 10 and has a dishwasher, antique dresser, plentiful modern crockery and an exetnsive range of cooking implememts including a Kenwood chef.... more
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
No parties allowed
Well behaved dogs allowed max.2 dogs
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Fulls
    4 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: R 19 094 / stay - Deposit
  • Damages deposit (fully returnable): R 19 094 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Oldbury On Severn is a picturesque working village (winner of the best kept village award) on the banks of the River Severn;it has Celtic and Roman origins and from the flower filled churchyard of the beautiful old church on the hill there are panoramic views across the river to the Welsh hills. Local wildlife abounds,buzzards nest in the trees down the bridle path that runs alongside the garden,hawks hover in the front garden,there is a resident woodpecker and a badgers den.

In the quiet evenings by the pool glow worms glimmer in the hedges.Long summer days can be filled playing tennis in the garden(lessons available),a gentle game of croquet or swimming in the peace of the orchard; at night the water is gently lit and gliding up and down in the warm water to the sounds of owls ho...
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How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 20.0 km
Railway: Bristol Parkway: 10.0 km
Half an hour drive from Bristol airport

10 minutes from the M4 / M5 junction
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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