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You would be sharing the house with me and my daughter. This sunny room has a desk and room for yoga! The house is warm and modern with fresh furnishings. Off-road parking is a bonus as is the bike store. I can provide breakfast if you'd like.
Beautiful calm location in Mews five minutes from the centre of Minchinhampton, Glos. Brand new three bed house - two bedrooms available; the main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The second bathroom has a bath. The second bedroom contains a sofa bed which is firm but comfortable as I am told by my friends and family. Light, spacious, full of character and unique because it is so warm! The kitchen is open plan with dining area and sofa, with French windows leading onto the terrace. Carpeted throughout, full library of books.
No TV - bring a laptop, as we have ethernet cables in every room and there are some DVDs. Also a stereo, modest music collection (Bossa Nova kind of vibe) and a tuned Broadwood and White piano are in the sitting room, where the sofa is covered by a super sized sheepskin rug.
Stroud's Apollo cinema, or Wotton Under Edge's Electric Cinema or many walks are nearby and great shopping in Nailsworth! I am in the process of making it mine with beautiful touches, the odd antique and bright colours - so the space is still in its infancy, but very cosy and relaxing all the same. There is off-street parking for two cars to the front of the house. At the back there is a garden with a terrace. There is a residential cat called Tilly who will round off your welcome to perfection.
Minchinhampton town centre, a five minute walk away, is situated in the heart of Gloucestershire and has The Kitchen, a very good cafe/restaurant, as well as Sophie's French Restaurant, Woefuldane Organic Dairy selling home-made cheeses, milk, bread, butter and coffee. It has two great charity shops for a rummage (girls!), hairdressers, beauty salon, chemist, pub, shop, butcher, beautiful church, (full of incense on a Sunday) and on the edge of one of the few commons in the country where cattle and horses graze half of the year.
Minchinhampton is tiny and slightly medieval-looking and near other idyllic villages all accessible on foot, like Box, Nailsworth and Amberley (Black Horse Pub)! The town feels medieval, and is a feast to the eyes. It borders royalty! Nearby is Stroud, host to the first organic coffee shop in the UK, which represents Stroud's ethos, all about local food, artesan crafts, transition green town with plenty of Art, live music (Stroud valley Art Space)fun pubs (The Albert) to carouse the night away and tranquil places like Ruskin Mill where you can walk by trout ponds and enjoy beautiful gardens.
Cirencester nearby is also rich in heritage; it is often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’ and was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times. There's the Corinium Museum, a traditional outdoor pool from May to September, and local markets in Cirencester and Stroud. Oxford is an hour away , Bristol 45 mins, Cheltenham 35 mins, London 2 hours to Hammersmith.
For those peope hunting the next crop circle, I am forty minutes from Avebury and the main area worldwide for these incredible phenomena. Come and See! ((URL HIDDEN)
The main one is that outdoor shoes need to be taken off before they hit the beige carpet in the hall. If muddy they can then be carried and put in the cupboard below the stairs on the mat provided.
If you can feed Tilly that would be great. I will leave instructions
Remember to keep the kitchen door closed if you go out; this to stop occasional visiting cat coming in.
The house holds its heat very well, so leaving it on timer should be enough to stay warm all day. If the weather warms up turn it off and use only if needed as it can get very hot.
My daughter's bedroom is out of bounds - too much to dismantle for a short time. Please respect this.
If you break anything, please leave some cash and a note to say so.
If you use anything up in the cupboards please replace.
To protect the table please use the mats provided.
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Favourite dance: Tango - Now here in Stroud - Fantastic new teacher, Darrel Shylock at Marling School on a Tuesday at 7.45!
Loves massage and bodywork,; I am working at WOMAD, Camp Bestival and hopefully Shambala this Summer, offering massage, and kinesiology...lovely.
I have a ten year old girl, a more or less white cat, and a partner who lives half time in Vermont.
Love organic, raw food, teaching in beautiful places, inspiring people such as Peter Brown at Tablehurst farm, people who follow biodynamic farming whatever, and my roots I consider to be in Costa Rica where I discovered biodynamics and life in Talamanca on the Atlantic side of the country.
As a host i aim to provide a rich variety of options to people who come. I have explored many aspects to Gloucestershire, know what it has to offer and so can recommend all kinds of flavours here for your holiday. I love going away, and the idea of staying in someone's house is fascinating as you can live another's life for a while. The house has personality and interest. You can almost imagine what you would do with it yourself. My house is so new, I have all sorts of plans for the garden and interior decor, so it feels fresh as every new house does, with hopefully an idiosyncratic stamp on it.
My motto is seize the Day or "Il faut jouer avec la vida pour se sentir vivre" Anyone speak French? It means you have to play with life to feel alive. I do that a lot, and have just returned from Hawaii after two weeks, Scotland for one and managed to squeeze in the middle a firewalk in Ilkley, North Yorks. Let me know what you think of that! Some guys from Bradford Uni took off their tops and did somersaults through the fire...very cool. They carried their baby over! So, the key film at the mo is "Mob grazing", a must if we want to save the world, and the work I do a lot of at the mo is helping people get well from moulds that seem to affect everything in their life. Also Lyme disease...why I can't get the easy cases I don't know but it's satisfying to solve the mystery.