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Gulliverīs Hall | Self-Catering Luxury Farmhouse | Cotswolds

Gulliverīs Hall

Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Characterful, classic and daring all in one sweep, this luxury Cotswold farmhouse is stitched together with a rich family history emanating through every fibre. Settled in 320 acres of Gloucestershire farmland, adventures abound; skip between bluebells and spot peregrines floating on thermals before cannonballing into the outdoor swimming pool. A homestay where escapism and comfort are key, you’ll need to be dragged by the heels to leave.

Introduction

Blending ancestral tales with elegant maximalism, just entering Gulliver's Hall brings vitality to the soul. A secluded luxury self-catering home where every last detail has a story to tell, even the stained glass windows depicting the family griffin could speak of robbery and reconciliation. The house and its extensive grounds are an ode to the owner’s parents, who forged a life here in the late 1960s, turning a humble dairy farm into a loved abode. Today, a pedigree herd of Welsh Black cattle still roam these Cotswold hills where conservation and land stewardship are of the highest importance.

Inside

Chosen for its likeness to nearby Bisley village and the surrounding bucolic countryside, a whimsical wallpaper illustrating undulating slopes and enormous sycamores found in the Gloucestershire landscape wraps its way around the staircase all the way to the third floor, while blousy florals and bright corners bring vibrancy and charm to even the wettest winter days. When family meals are in full swing, know these precious moments are born onto the ancient history below your plate; the dining table has been carved from the trunk of a colossal oak which was felled on the grounds some 50 years ago.

Outside

Whether your intentions for any day at Gulliver's Hall are to rejuvenate or recline, there is something for all energy levels here. For those in need of some serious R&R, look no further than the south-facing spa area. Enclosed by Cotswold stone, spend days floating on a lilo in the pool, sipping lemonade under cloudless skies; as the temperature sinks with the sun, warm in the pool house sauna or steam room. Acres upon acres of woodland and wildflowers are sure to exhaust zealous children, who can peer into trickling streams on the hunt for tadpoles when their feet won’t take them any further. Whatever the day’s pursuits, the sunken hot tub is a fine place to conclude.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 21 guests
    From £7,550 per week, £5,995 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe main house comprises of seven bedrooms and sleeps 15, with a further three bedrooms in the pool house sleeping six. On the first floor of the main house there are five bedrooms. The master bedroom includes a super king-size bed and en suite with pink art deco style bath and separate rainfall shower. The further four bedrooms on this floor include: two bedrooms with double beds (one with en suite shower room), one bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room, and one with super king-size bed and en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom with shower over on this floor. On the second floor are two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with three single beds, sharing the family shower room. In the pool house are three further bedrooms; one with king-size bed on the ground floor with en suite shower and WC and two further bedrooms on the first floor with king-size beds, sharing the family shower room.
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  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (April-October), sunken spa bath, sauna, steam room, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, games and cinema room, grand piano, tennis court, croquet lawn
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. A cot, two highchairs and four stair gates are provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for ten cars (or more on prior request) on the private driveway. The house kitchen includes a Lacanche triple electric oven, induction hob, double dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine and Quooker boiling water tap. The pool house kitchen includes an electric oven, hob, fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine, drinks fridge and dishwasher. There is a separate utility room including a washing machine and tumble dryer. Due to the swimming pool and several ponds, please supervise children at all times. The pedigree herd of Welsh Black cattle will often be in the neighbouring field and guests are asked to keep dogs on leads when in this area. When booking the smaller group option (for up to six guests), only the pool house will be available. The main house will not be accessible but will remain blissfully unoccupied.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local and organic produce, Sonos multiroom speakers, iPad, Smart TVs, WiFi internet, Sky Sports, cinema projector, luxury toiletries, childrenīs toys...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlyWater to the house pumped from a spring using hydraulic ram
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Star gaze from the sunken hot tub
The spa area and pool house have been designed for enjoyment

Prices & Availability

Bisley

The epitome of Cotswold charm, the market town of Bisley is positively bursting with chocolate-box cottages and honey-hued inns. Surrounded by typical rolling English countryside, Bisley is an ideal base for hikers, bikers and nature enthusiasts.

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Bisley

Getting there

  • On the Map Gulliver's Hall sits in the Cotswold AONB, just four miles from Stroud.
  • By Car Approximately two and a half hours from London and half an hour from both Gloucester and Cheltenham.
  • By Train Stroud is the nearest train station, 11 minutes away by car.
  • By Air Birmingham and Heathrow airports are around an hour and two hours away respectively.

From the owner

“The peace and tranquillity of Gulliverīs Hall is its most enviable asset. Weīve tried to create a place that has somewhere, and something, for everyone to enjoy.”

From the owner

The unique seclusion of the house on the shoulder of the hillside overlooking the wooded valley of Toadsmoor has provided home and shelter to farming families for over 700 years.

We have tried to re-create and enhance what was to me, an idyllic childhood home, with something for everyone. Whether that's a sheltered bench in my motherīs favourite spot in the garden overlooking the house, or coming across one of my fatherīs sculptures in the long grass, or fishing for tadpoles and newts in one of the ponds or the stream. Perhaps it may be lounging in the spaīs heated spring water, relaxing in the sauna or enjoying the croquet lawn, a deceptively competitive game!

The sun deck may be a perfect spot for those who enjoy a really good morning coffee in a comfortable chair with the paper, or perhaps an early evening gin and tonic on the terrace whilst the sun goes down. 

We hope that we have provided a house that is comfortable, warm and welcoming and where people feel relaxed and thoroughly at home for the duration of the stay. Everything has been completed to the highest standards using sympathetic materials sourced from the farm wherever possible.

Martin and Kate

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Bisley with an insider’s perspective.

The Bell, Sapperton
To Eat

The Bell, Sapperton

Old stone walls, beamed ceilings and cosy corner tables; The Bell is the epitome of Cotswolds country charm. After a hearty Sunday roast, taking a gentle stroll around the pretty village is practically mandatory.

Westonbirt Arboretum
To Do

Westonbirt Arboretum

For the adrenaline junkies and Gruffalo hunters, the UKīs largest arboretum houses five national tree collections, treetop walkways and, of course, a café with delicious sweet treats.

Wellness at Gulliverīs Hall
To Do

Wellness at Gulliverīs Hall

From a private pizza chef, to bespoke yoga classes and beauty treatments without having to leave the grounds, wellness in all its forms can be accomplished at this Cotswold home. Details provided after booking confirmation.

Stroud Farmerīs Market
To Do

Stroud Farmerīs Market

Renowned as one of the best in the UK, this multi-award-winning farmerīs market has a reputation for a reason: if you can name it, youīll find it. Ponder over the local market fayre while tucking into some sizzling street food.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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