Steep meadows of wild flowers and beech woods are the setting for this old fashioned 75 acre hill farm with breathtaking panoramic views over the Golden Valley.
Children especially enjoy the donkeys and lambs in spring. Adults may prefer the complete tranquility and abundant wildlife.
Nearby visitors can find horse-riding, golf, gliding and water-sports. Four cottages, one flat. Brochure available.
Westley Farm is midway between Cirencester and Stroud on the steep slopes of the Golden valley. The secluded location and panoramic views make a perfect location for a quiet family holiday in the heart of the Cotswold hills.
The livestock on the farm include cattle, sheep and donkeys. Teddy and Chester are famous as ‘The Chalford Donkeys’, who deliver groceries to the village every Saturday morning. Tyke the farm dog visits each cottage in turn to check on the new occupants. Rabbits abound and a few will glimpse a deer, a fox or a badger. Buzzards hover overhead patiently watching for some unlucky rodent.
The farm is run more as a nature reserve than agricultural holding. Consequently wild flowers are everywhere as rarely seen on modern farms. Cowslips cover the fields in spring and the ancient woodlands are carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in spring, followed by large swathes of herb paris. Feel free to forage the hedgerows and meadows for tasty treats – especially blackberries in the Autumn! (which go very well with apples from the orchard of course) Primroses, violets and wood anemones abound on the steeper slopes.
The scenery is highly varied. From the top of the farm panoramic views extend over the famous Golden Valley with a patchwork of woods, meadows and picture post-card villages.
If you make your way down through the woods over Brunel’s remarkable Jackdaw Bridge you come to the disused Thames and Severn canal. The towpath is the start of many different walks through superb wooded scenery and mellow cotswold villages. The unspoilt villages of Minchinhampton, Sapperton and Bisley are all about three miles away.
Perhaps the most remarkable of all is Chalford itself with its unique jumble of cottages scattered down the hillside. There, are numerous pubs and eating places nearby offering a range from ‘cordon bleu’ to ‘bangers & mash’.
Each cottage is unique both in location and layout, shown here is Cockshutt Cottage. Typically an oriental rug will partly cover a stone flag floor and a basket stacked with logs sits by the hearth.
Don’t expect the curtains to match the bedcover or even the wine glasses to be a matched set. The style is comfortable, ecclectic and both pets and children are welcome. If you want to see more click the web-site button or contact us for a brochure.
Westley Farm - Self-Catering
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