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Orchard Barn at Middletown Farm, Upleadon, Gloucestershire GL18 1EQ

Self-catering - Sleeps 2

Welcomes adults,

Average Rating from 4 reviews: 4.88
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Review Review No. 4 of 4

Recommended by:

Bill M from Aberdeen

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 45 - 50
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
July - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
Summary:

“Perfect touring and chill-out rural get-away”

Dordie made us feel really welcome at Orchard Cottage. The accommodation is a roomy period building converted into a high standard holiday let for two. Upstairs there is a rather special, airy bedroom with exposed beams and a lovely bathroom with shower. Downstairs there is one large lounge-kitchen-diner which was great for relaxing and meals in. The cottage is set in its own secluded garden within large private grounds in a rural location.

This may not be for you if you are in a hurry, nor if you don’t like wildlife (the odd spider, squirrel, toad and mouse in the undergrowth) and livestock (a vista of sheep grazing in the paddock).

For us it was the perfect, relaxing get-away from it all break. We were blessed with warm, sunny weather and spent many happy hours chilling out in the garden. I even painted the view from our alfresco breakfast table.

There is an overwhelming abundance of day trip possibilities in the Cotswolds, Chilterns and Wye Valley. We twice visited the nearby Three Choirs Vineyard and restaurant for super lunches and wine tasting. We liked picking fruit at the fruit farm in Upleadon, the sculpture trail and arboretum in the Forest of Dean, shopping in Ross on Wye, visits to Hidcote Garden and various country houses, the Westons cider visitor centre and open air Shakespeare in the amphitheatre at Cheltenham. My only reticence in recommending this property is that we want to come back here again.

Specifically Recommend:

A friendly welcome

Roomy and characterful accommodation.

Private garden set in large grounds in rural location.

Perfect base for touring

Eating out at the Three Choirs vineyard

Local Gems:

The Three Choirs vineyard

The local Brand Green fruit farm near Upleadon

Hidcote Garden in the Cotswolds

The Forest of Dean

En Route:

The garden centre at Wray in Lancashire is just a few miles off the M6. Also the Acornbank Gardens near Penryth.

Bill M, Kingswells, Aberdeen - 30th Aug 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 30/08/2012
By Bill M from Aberdeen

I CONFIRM that Bill was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Barn. His recommendation was made without incentive and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Dordie Ketley, Middletown Farm - September 2012
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Review Review No. 3 of 4

Recommended by:

Charlotte O - Shrewsbury

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Ages:
  • 2
  • 31 - 39
  •  
  • 1
  • 0 - 0
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2012

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Lovely accommodation in tranquil surroundings with lots to do within a short drive. ”

A lovely converted barn done to high standards with everything you could need, dishwasher, TV and DVD player, and lots of hot water.

Lovely local bottle of wine and biscuits to welcome us - greatly appreciated!

In beautiful, peaceful surroundings with lovely walks around and places to visit within 20 minutes’ drive.

Specifically Recommend:

Suitable for couples who want a tranquil relaxing break.

Local Gems:

Birds of Prey Centre - is a must with a picnic.
(National Birds of Prey Centre, Newent, Gloucs)

Eastnor Castle and, in complete contrast, Goodrich Castle.

Charlotte - Shrewsbury, Shrops - 30th Aug 2012

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 30/08/2012
By Charlotte O - Shrewsbury

I CONFIRM that Charlotte was a bona-fide paying guest at Orchard Barn. Her recommendation was made without incentive and is factually accurate at the time of writing
Dordie Ketley, Middletown Farm - September 2012
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Review Review No. 2 of 4

Recommended by:

Chris W from London

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 25
  •  
Stayed:

6 Nights
April - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Excellent”

Exceeded our expectations

Really comfortable

Well kitted out

Conveniently located.

Specifically Recommend:

Location

Decoration

Supplies

Welcoming atmosphere

Local Gems:

Puzzle Wood

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/06/2008
By Chris W from London

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, and that it is factually accurate at the time of posting - Judy Elkins
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Review Review No. 1 of 4

Recommended by:

A.P from London

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 40s
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2008

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Local Food
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Peaceful”

A tranquil cottage, set in wonderful countryside.

If you are looking for a retreat - look no further.

Also close to loads of areas of interest, including Three Choirs Vineyard.

Extremely clean - no need to clean anything

(Our ONLY disappointment was the rain!!)

Specifically Recommend:

Very clean and well equipped

Local Gems:

Yew Tree Pub in Cliffords Mesne

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 06/06/2008
By A.P from London

I CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, and is factually accurate at the time of posting - Judy Elkins
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