About this listing
Get a great night's sleep in my large double room. Real Victorian brass bed is accessible on both sides. 26" TV and mattress are modern! Early check-in / late check-out. Sociable hosts -tea/coffee on arrival & breakfast with home made bread included!
My character cottage home was built around 1800 and has exposed beams and brickwork throughout. Character does not compromise comfort with gas central heating, fully equipped kitchen, upstairs bathroom and second downstairs toilet.
The bedroom is quite large and the double bed is easily accessible from both sides. There is plenty of storage space for bags under the high Victorian brass bed. Wardrobe hanging space and drawer space is available for your use. Freshly washed bedding and towels are always provided - as is a towel rail to let them dry. The TV in the room is 26" widescreen and the WiFi works well in the room. Plenty of plug sockets for your gadgets too.
The bathroom (bath with shower over) is next to the bedrooms and additional downstairs toilet means no queuing!.
You are welcome to use the well equipped kitchen with fridge and cupboard space available for your food. The dishwasher deals with most washing-up and the washing machine is available if you need to do laundry.
The shared dining / sitting room is a very social space. The private garden has seating and a sunny aspect for much of the day. Your own safe off road parking space is provided right next to the front door and you will not normally need to move your car for any reason. Cycles can be stored in my secure garage.
Tea and coffee are provided as is a 'help-yourself' breakfast - home made bread for toast / muesli / fruit juice / yoghurt and fruit. Or treat yourself to a 'Full English' at Fagin's pub restaurant just one mile up the road!.
Accommodation is gay friendly.
Bathroom, downstairs toilet, kitchen, sitting room, garden - essentially the house and its facilities excepting other bedrooms and private facilities such as my desktop pc.
Interaction with Guests
This is my own home so I'll normally be around during your stay. Happy to get to know you over a coffee or allow you your own privacy - as you prefer! We're keen Airbnb'ers ourselves so try to provide the facilities and welcome we would like to receive ourselves.
Regarding languages, I can speak some very basic French but boyfriend Rob (who is usually around) speaks good French and Spanish plus a bit of German.
Easy to find yet with a rural feel convenient to city amenities. Great base for the Cotswolds (near the Cotswold Way) and Severn Vale, also easy access to Gloucester centre, Cheltenham, Stroud and Stonehouse with plenty of opportunities for walking / cycling / mountainbiking - which is why I enjoy being here! Top recommendation is a great evening walk direct from the door up Robinswood Hill opposite the house!
The 63 Stagecoach bus between Stroud and Gloucester stops about 50m from the house - ask for Whaddon bus stop.
Bus number 9 from Gloucester bus station stops at Robert Raikes avenue which is 1/2 mile walk away but this service runs from 6AM to midnight every day.
I may sometimes be able to collect you from Gloucester or Stroud rail or bus stations ... if you are on your own and only have a small amount of luggage - I have a tiny two seat Smart car!! Likewise, happy to collect / return you to the Cotswold Way at Edge if you are walking.
No smoking in the house.
No frying in kitchen.
Quiet please between 11pm and 7am - not a curfew! just a request to come and go quietly outside these times.
We are happy to have stayed at Mark's place. Clean room, wifi, free parking space, breakfast; as it should be. Thank you.
Hosts made us feel welcome and the accommodation was as described. They were helpful, giving us useful information about eating out and the area.
I had a great time staying at Marks place. Mark was very friendly and made me feel at home. He was extremely helpful to me .
The house and facilities were as described and the neighbourhood is a calm one.
I would definitely recommend staying at Marks place
My wife and I had a great stay at Mark's lovely cottage just outside of Gloucester city centre. The room was great the hosts fantastic and location was perfect. We very highly recommend staying at Mark's!
Staying in a quaint 200 year old house on an idyllic country road that is...oh wait...1 minute from the bus stop into town and having all the modern amenities wrapped up in period charm. Add a nice size room, cozy, comfy bed, private TV with cable and wonderful company. Mark was awesome. We booked last minute and he answered us right away. They picked us up at the bus station and made us feel completely welcome. Gloucester is so worth it. It's a short hop from Cardiff and if I had it to do over, I would have stayed in Cardiff at Mark's and commuted to Caerphilly & Cardiff because it was such a beautiful city. The only negative thing was that we didn't get to stay longer.
We vere very satisfied with the relaxed and friendly hospitality shown by Mark and the experience of staying in a charming English country cottage.
Mark & Rob were very hospitable and welcoming when we arrived pretty late at night, and we had a comfortable night's stay with a lie in before a decent breakfast. Would happily recommend Mark as a host.
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About the Host, Mark
(on right) I'm early retired and my interests include cycling, mountainbiking, travel, walking, photography etc. and the odd night out on the gay scene! Rob (on left in photo) likes art, collecting and antiques.
We've used AirBnB around Europe on our travels and, as hosts, try to offer the kind of welcome we like to receive elsewhere. Particularly enjoy meeting interesting open-minded people who enjoy chatting over coffee although appreciate a late night is not what everyone wants after a long journey. So if you just want an early night, this is the place for you too.