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Cotswolds Self Catering cottage, The Lock House, Gloucester, sleeps 6

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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: £552.00

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.


Perfect family holiday
We have just finished a perfect family holiday. We are a family with 3 teenagers. The house and location could not have been better. We were lucky to stay during a heat wave. The house was perfect for us. An easy stroll easy from Gloucester docks. We visited Bath, Cirencester, Ross-on-Wye, Bristol Aerospace, Crickley Hill, Newark Park, Dryham park, and Chedworth Roman villa. A holiday to remember!!

We loved it!
We found the Lock House to be a charming combination of old and new--with wide floor boards and very modern bath facilities. The location in the docklands put us close to the High Street and the Quays with restaurants and plenty to observe. We especially valued the private parking place, the scrap of land with a clothes line between us and the Severn River and the chance to stand at the front door and wave to the boats coming through the lock.

A very enjoyable week in an excellent location
We have just spent a very enjoyable week here, the house is as described clean and comfortable just what we hoped for. We found the location of the house at the entrance to the very interesting Gloucester Quays excellent. In the quays there are many places to eat and shop and it also has a Wetherspoons inn. We visited WWT Slimbridge which was excellent, also the Forest of Dean and the delightful Cotswolds, we also spent a very interesting day out to Bristol. Great location and would recommend it, we will return
Anthony B

Great New Year Break
Spent a week here over New Year with a group of friends. Perfect location for the quays, town centre and cathedral. The cottage is Grade II listed so don't go here looking for a modern place to stay. There are very comfy beds, efficient central heating and bags of hot water for 6 adults, big range cooker (not that we used it much) and a fridge freezer. Open coal fire which was lovely on a wet and windy day - fuel supplied too. Would thoroughly recommend Cote Brasserie in the quays - great menu as always accompanied by very friendly staff. The Robert Rakes House pub in the town centre also worth a visit - open fires in every room and great food, but they only serve food until early evening. Brian the owner could not have been more helpful . Will definitely return when staying in the area.

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.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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Gas central heating with open fire ( starter pack of smokeless coal for the fire) in the sitting room
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, WiFi, library of books, games and DVDs
All fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Riverside garden with furniture and BBQ
Off road parking for 3 cars
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops, bars and restaurants two 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: This is an old property and so the stairs are quite steep, however there is a handrail down one side
Please note 7 night bookings must start on a Friday Note: Bookings for w/c 8 March 2024, property is only accepting a weekly rental

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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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