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The Lock House

The Lock House, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £416.00 - 853.00

This pet friendly, detached former lock keeper’s house sleeps 6 people and occupies a unique location right in the city centre at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks and just a short drive from Cheltenham.

Lock House is a beautiful detached Grade II listed former Lock Keepers house, located at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks. This delightfully welcoming holiday property offers cosy accommodation including three bedrooms, a bathroom with an attractive roll top bath, two sitting rooms with open fires, original wooden floors, and a dining room that overlooks the River Severn. The garden is situated right on the riverbank, and is a wonderful spot in which to relax with a drink after a day spent sightseeing. Gloucester Docks is a short distance from The Lock House, and offers some lively attractions including award winning museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, and traditional shipbuilding. Gloucester’s many attractions, parks, stunning countryside and honey coloured Cotswold villages are all within easy reach of this wonderful holiday property.


Great location but disappointed with upkeep & cleanliness
Had a great week in this lovely cottage, such a fantastic & unusual location which we really enjoyed. It is very cosy & warm, & very well equipped with lots of items that often get forgotten about ie hooks on doors, cleaning materials, d/w tabs, loo rolls etc. The garden is a lovely sun trap & very secure for the dogs, although could do with a tidy up & a proper little fence by the river instead of just the horrid wire netting, which would improve the outlook no end. As mentioned several times in the visitors book, the sofas are incredibly uncomfortable, especially the larger one which you disappear down the back of as the seat is collapsing! They also have a bad doggy smell about them which wafts every time you sit down. Sadly the cottage is very tired & in need of some tlc as well as a good deep clean...we had to wash the entire cutlery drawer & much of the crockery & pans before use as rather grubby & greasy. Both the kitchen & bathrooms were not as clean as they should be unfortunately. However if these issues were resolved we would definitely recommend as overall the accommodation is of a good standard.

Happy geordies
A very nice 3 bed 2 bathroom cottage. Perfect location in historical dock area and town centre. All within walking distance. Beds comfortable and spacious rooms. Large bathroom and a good size downstair shower and wc. Open fire was a very nice feature at xmas. We felt very at home here.

The cottage was very attractive and in the perfect location - a car is useful for exploring, but not essential, as there's a lot to do on the doorstep. It had a pretty garden too. Loved the feeling of being in the countryside even though we were in a city!
Mrs Ring

Excellent location with 5 minutes walk to Gloucester centre, historic quays and countryside. It was a clean comfortable cottage with a quiet garden at the rear overlooking the river. Ideal property for a family break.
Mrs Kilbourn

We loved the location of The Lock House and everything about the house itself! We have already booked to go back in September this year. Owners very helpful. Everything and more you could want. The area very dog friendly. All you could possibly want on the door step.
Mrs Herring



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Full gas central heating with additional heating from open fire in the sitting room
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, library of books, games and DVDs
All fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Riverside garden with furniture and BBQ
Off road parking for 3 cars
Sorry no smoking
One well behaved dog welcome
Shops, bars and restaurants 2 mins walk
Note: Due to close proximity of deep open water at front and rear, children must be very closely supervised at all times and care should be taken with dogs
Note: Cheltenham Festival week 2012 charged at £
960 (inclusive of £
35 booking fee)

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Gloucester Waterways Museum - 0.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Blackfriars, Gloucester - 0.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Greyfriars, Gloucester - 0.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Gloucester, St Nicholas Church - 0.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gloucester Cathedral - 0.4 miles (Cathedral) Heritage Rating

St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester - 0.5 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Over Bridge - 1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

St Mary Magdalene Leper Hospital Chapel - 1.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Scriven's Conduit - 1.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The King's Board - 1.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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