• A 400 year old former farmhouse set on the site of an ancient Roman villa & vineyard
  • Stunning views of the malvern hills
  • lawned and decked gardens
  • hot tub
  • drawing room
  • Vaulted Roman Cellar dining room
  • 'funky' moroccan cellar bar
  • snug television room
  • second conservatory dining room
  • kitchen breakfast room with full size AGA
  • Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, sleeps up to 10
  • Separate one bedroom cottage with hot tub available (to sleep up to 12)
  • Valoriani genuine Italian pizza oven in the vined courtyard garden
  • Music room with Baby Grand Piano and Cinema Sound system
  • 14 acres, with gated glade, pools and barbecue area
  • spring fed wild water pool ideal for swimming
  • Quiet and idyllic but less than five miles from Cheltenham Spa
  • barbecues
  • Dogs welcome
  • high speed wifi
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • available for weddings and events

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, just five miles from beautiful Regency town of Cheltenham, Dryhill is a luxurious four hundred year old five bedroom former farmhouse built on the site of an ancient Roman villa and vineyard; replanted just this year with 2000 vines. To see more images of the house, gardens and grounds through the season you will find the owner’s micro-site here.

This gorgeous country house has been lovingly crafted and is very reflective of the owner’s travels to India, Africa and beyond. And it is ideal for entertaining family and friends having six reception rooms as well as the large kitchen breakfast room.

Set in mature terraced gardens of fig, clematis and rambling roses and surrounded by its own private 14 rural acres high on the Crickley Hill Escarpment at the end of a private sweeping drive, Dryhill has ‘Out of Africa’ views and provides epic sunsets. A very luxurious retreat, it can accommodate up to 12 guests with its sister one bedroom Dryhill Cottage,

Dryhill also has the most romantic (gated) wooded glade with with two small spring-fed lakes, a little oasis equipped with barbecue and Safari tent it is ideal for sundowners and intimate barbecues. And if you like Wild Water, you can swim in the larger of the two lakes.

Dryhill is ideally located to enjoy the natural beauty of the area located as it is just under the historic Crickley Hill Country Park and just off the famous Cotswold Way that runs from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south.


If you play golf then you will almost be in heaven as the Cotswold Hills Golf Club is pretty well just around the corner. Opened in 1976, the course has matured over the years into a fine test of golf and is considered to be one of the finest courses in Gloucestershire. It is a past venue for the English Ladies Amateur Championship and the Men’s and Ladies County Championship. In 2012 we were the proud hosts of the EnglandGolf Boys (u18s) County Finals. The championship course, measuring 6800 yards, features long par 5’s, superb short holes and a variety of par 4’s, which are both challenging and great fun to play. Five tee positions are available to allow golfers of varying ability to experience a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. The course is consistently praised for the quality of its greens and its overall presentation.

And if you love walking then Dryhill Cottage is ideal as it is very close to the Cotswold Way. The Cotswold Way runs northeast along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills from Bath to Chipping Campden. The 102-mile (164 km) trail passes through or near to Old Sodbury, near Chipping Sodbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley, Stroud, Painswick, Cranham, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stanway and Broadway. The Cotswold Way passes numerous places of interest, including the site of the Battle of Lansdowne, the Somerset Monument, the Tyndale Monument, Sudeley Castle, Cleeve Hill, Hailes Abbey, and the Broadway Tower.

And if you ride you be delighted to know that the Ullenwood Court Riding Centre are just the other side of the Cotswold Way from Dryhill. Established in 1993, the riding centre is owned by Melanie Pitt who gained BHS qualifications at Talland School of Equitation and an equine business education at Hartpury College with the aim of founding a family orientated riding school and livery yard. Over the years a close community of horse owners and riders has grown up on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment just minutes from Cheltenham below. Horses and riders alike benefit from eighty acres of fields bordered by woods with scenic views to the west and a bridle path leading to Crickley Hill Country Park.

Dryhill Cottage

Guest Book
‘The house was amazing and everyone loved it!’

‘... a beautiful house in a wonderful location - a truly memorable experience!’

'We had a lovely week. The House and Setting were just wonderful.'

‘We had a wonderful, relaxing week spent in this quintessential Cotswold farmhouse. An idyllic rural setting with stunning views across the Cotswold countryside towards Gloucester and the Malvern Hills, yet just a few miles from the heart of Cheltenham, with lovely foodie pubs in nearby villages. A perfect entertaining house, characterful and beautifully appointed made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Whether it was cocktails on the terrace watching the sun go down, or a Sunday roast round the farmhouse kitchen table or entertaining friends and family in one of the lovely reception rooms, not to mention our two dogs who curled up in the baskets by the Aga, ... (it) exudes a warm and embracing welcome.’

'We had the most fantastic time at you beautiful house.'

'We came, we loved, we will be back! Thank you.'

'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We all had a fantastic time.'
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