The Old Hunting Lodge

Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • 4
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Take in the ever changing delightful views of the Slad Valley from this spacious and quirky rustic barn. It is a superb place to enjoy the peace and quiet in an amazing setting.

  • Stunning views across the valley
  • Detached country converted barn but you still can walk to the pub
  • Quirky and rustic
  • Huge amount of space and two log burners

About The Old Hunting Lodge

"If you're looking for somewhere bursting with character and space in the heart of the Cotswolds, then The Old Hunting Lodge is the place for you. You'll find stunning vaulted ceilings, original beams and a full height window showing off the incomparable Cotswold countryside." - Cotswolds Tourism (April, 2018)

The Old Hunting Lodge is a fantastic rural retreat if you are looking for something a little unique and out of the ordinary. With an abundance of space, character and uninterrupted rural views you will enjoy every moment of your stay. Rustic furnishings have been carefully mixed with luxury touches to showcase this barn to all its glory.

Downstairs provides an expansive yet intimate socialising area with an old log burner as the focal point making it a great space to sit and read, play some games or watch a film with family or friends.

The real magic of The Old Hunting Lodge is felt as you venture upstairs. The stunning vaulted ceilings with original beams and the full height window show off what makes this barn so unique, namely the stunning views of the incomparable Cotswolds countryside. The kitchen and sung with impressive secondary log burner sits at one end of the room and the master bedroom at the other. A paddle ladder leads up to a mezzanine bedroom in the roof of the barn making a fun and different place to relax and sleep.

Whether you choose to sit in front of the grand window and watch the ever-changing scenery, have a BBQ and drinks in the garden or head out on the fabulous country walks and visit the local pub, The Old Hunting Lodge will not disappoint.

If you would like to find out how the owners created this fabulous holiday cottage, click here to read about it....


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"So good to be back again in The Old Hunting Lodge in Slad! We had a such a good time, the house gave us comfort and the nature is amazing! Thank you Catherine!"

The Dutchies - August 2017

"We enjoyed our stay in your lodge very much. We want to thank you for your hospitality and especially the stay in your beautiful house was a very special experience, that we'll not easily forget. Thank you!"

August 2017

"We enjoyed our stay here! We loved the view, the surroundings, the villages and the pub food! And of course this lovely cottage. Thank you so much!"

Shirley - May 2017

"It has been the perfect Christmas hideaway. A Magical setting with roaring fires and only a hop, skip and a jump from the local Farmers Market and lovely pub. Thank you for a great Christmas and loved the Christmas tree so much."

Rosaken, Lauren and Charlie Christmas 2016

"We have spent a wonderful week here, enjoying the beautiful Cotswold countryside, taking the dog for long walks. The accommodation is delightful, in such an amazing setting and we spent every evening in front of the fire. We enjoyed all the little touches including the glossy magazines and the X box for the kids! Thank you for a fantastic and much needed week away."

Mark,Christine, Freddy, Yasmin and Bauser (The Dog)

"We have had a wonderful time at the Lodge and hope to return. The roaring fire was such a treat as was the views across the fields of the sheep...Betty (the dog) especially liked this! Thank you."

Chris, Nancy and Betty

"We've been so lucky to have had glorious sunshine all 5 days of our stay - we have been walking every day. We sat out on the sunbeds everyday afternoon on the patio, what a sun catcher! (And we read our books) a much earned relaxation. There's just so much room in the house, we keeps moving from chair to settee, to rocking chair etc etc. We both enjoyed the rocking chair by the big double doors, especially in the morning sun. Would've love to see photos of the renovation of the barn, it has so much history & quite quirky. Thank you so much for our stay, we've loved every second. Tis a shame to go back to work."

Mike, Teresa & Maddie - October 2016

"We stayed here for 1 week and it was so nice with lovely surroundings. Thank you very much"

Suzan, Jaap, Floris, Pepijn,and Willem August 2016

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and wish we were staying for longer. The girls have loved sleeping on the mezzanie and we have loved the charmind quirkiness of the property. We've walked from the house to The Woolpack pub and enjoyed a delicious lunch, spent the day walking Woodchester Park, and visited both Stroud and Cirecester for a spot of shopping. Out thanks to the owner for being a wonderfully welcoming host. 14th Aug - 19th Aug 2016"

August 2016

"We had a marvellous and relaxing stay at The Old Hunting Lodge! The setting was peaceful and tranquil and we enjoyed our stroll around the surrounding countryside. Would love to visit in the colder months, when we can use the burners! Thank you for your hospitality and carrots!."

Le Petits Family - August 2016

"Tomorrow we must go back to Holland after a two week holiday in a very nice, beautiful, charming, cosy, gentle, romantic cottage. Thank you"

August 2016

"We have had wonderful stay at The Old Hunting Lodge we received such a warm welcome. The accommodation has everything we needed for a family celebration. The views are spectacular from the lodge and gardens. We have really enjoyed our stay - Thank you."

The Brennan Family - July 2016

"We absolutely loved the house, especially the seating area at the large windows is really nice to sit down (in the rocking chair), read a book and to see the landscape. We made a day trip to Bristol by train and today were going to visit the Harry Potter studios in London. Im sorry to leae the house but well definitely come back. Love Yasmine"

Yasmine - July 2016

"Not just an apartment but a whole house for just 4 persons what a luxury. We had just 4 days but you can easily stay for a week."

July 21st - July 26th 2016 - Eiih, Milande, Yasmie and Jules.

What makes this area
So special...

Two local pubs are a 30 minute walk away. The Butchers Arms and The Woolpack. The Painswick Hotel has just opened offering a high end spa, great cocktails and afternoon tea a 10 minute drive.

Property details

The Old Hunting Lodge: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Garden area and set on Cotswolds walking paths with parking for 3 cars.  

Ground Floor

Sitting room: enter through a double stable door into a very large room with plenty of space. At one end there are four steps down into the seating area. Sofa for two and seating cushions all around the edge of the room. Log burner, TV with Freeview, board games.

Bathroom: bath with overhead shower

Utility Room: washer/dryer and sink

First Floor

An open plan room with full height ceiling with beams. At one end the kitchen and sung and the other end the master bedroom and bar area. Paddle step ladder to second bedroom.

Kitchen Area: electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer box.

Snug Area: extra-large log burner with one free basket of logs, seating, Smart TV.

Dining Area: table and four chairs.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, desk and hanging space.

Second Floor (Mezzanine)

Accessed via a paddle stepped ladder and with curtains for privacy. (Sleeps 2), twin beds.  


Parking for three cars

Garden area laid with shingle, table and chairs, BBQ, country paths.



Central heating is electric radiators and two log burners. 

What you need to know

Cot and highchair available on request

2 dogs permitted. Any others, please request with breed of dogs

Parking for 3 cars 

There are 8 steps down to the property.

The second bedroom in on a mezzanine and accessed via a paddle step stepladder.

The main living area and master bedroom are on the first floor.

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