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“Thank you for a wonderful week at this beautiful house and all around magical spot. Transported to Tuscany with views, sunsets and glorious pizzas from the oven and to Provence thanks to the privilege of being able to taste first precious drops of sun kissed Rosé from your vineyard and Boute tournaments.

The football pitch brought us back to the Cotswolds and we would love to come back to relive the magic.”

August 2022

“Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. We’ve had such a magical time. This week has flown by and we still feel we haven’t explored all parts of the house and grounds. So we’ll just have to book another visit. Your attention to detail was exceptional and the children are still talking about a fun man called ‘Nigel’”

C, S & Co, July 2022

“Family 70th birthday weekend, plus a 45th wedding anniversary June 2022.

Thank you so much for the cake. Such a kind thought and it was delicious.

Aga not as hard as I expected; once we had successfully boiled a kettle for the first cup of tea we were very pleased with ourselves and never looked back.

Unfortunately the big day was wet (just like 45 years ago!) but we were consoled at the end of it with a wonderful sunset.

The grandchildren (3 + 5) absolutely adored the attic room with the birds and all the cuddly toys and cows!! to be seen from the windows.

For myself, I was very glad of the washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher and especially the first aid kit readily to hand when I sliced my finger. Clever owners have managed to think of everything.”

June 2022

“We have had an amazing week at Dryhill! We spent time learning from Nigel all about the wonderful vineyard, the pizzas were fantastic and we had gorgeous sunsets, one of which was spent down at the firepit toasting marshmallows! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.”

K & S (+ 14 others!), June 2022

“What a super spot to celebrate our daughter’s 30th birthday! Thanks for arranging perfect weather for walking, dining outside, hot tubbing and just generally enjoy this beautiful area. We hope to be back!”

K & R, March 2022

“Thank you for our stay in your beautiful house in the Cotswolds. I’ve booked in March, not sure if the pandemic would allow us all to meet up for a three generation family holiday. Restrictions eased and so we all came together after a long time to spend time as usual, noisy, loud, disorganised, but organised, (with many thanks to Little Pickle for helping me out and saving me from massive cooking) fun, games, exploring, entertaining our sons about to be in-laws, enjoying the ambience and the views, my granddaughter, Toto’s birthday and another couple of visitors. Our dogs had a ball too.”

Alexis et al., October 2021

“Thank you for such a wonderful stay – your house is absolutely beautiful and had everything & more to enjoy a family break. The babies had so much fun & freedom playing outside – as did we!

You have been very attentive, warm & welcoming hosts – I know we haven’t been the easiest of guests! We loved the vineyard tour & would love to come back in the future and tasting!

Thank you again, we’ve had the most wonderful time.”

M & family, September 2021

“We have enjoyed family time in your beautiful family home. Lovely walks if a little steep compared to our Cambridgeshire flat lands!”

A, C, J, S, C + W, September 2021

“Thanks for making our family birthday celebrations so special. You have a lovely house, ideal for bringing together three generations!! We’ve mastered the Boute, Croquet + most importantly the Pizza Oven.”

T + B , August 2021

“I have enjoyed a superb 80th birthday week with all my extended family.I especially enjoyed exploring the history and architecture of the house with all its building periods. The area is beautiful, the house even more so – we may well be back for my wife’s 80th.”

Tony, February 2020

“Our party was absolutely blown away by the magnificence of this place. Our stay was truly exceptional, and we loved the luxurious surroundings we found ourselves in. From fine dining in the glorious rear dining space, to preparing incredible pizzas in the bespoke pizza oven courtesy of the owner Nigel, to chilling with friends in one of several living spaces. The attention to the tiny details and the high quality of finish everywhere has to be seen to be believed. The real highlight was watching the sunset across that memorable Cotswold landscape from the warmth of the hot tub!”

Ric + Team, March

“Wow! What an amazing week in these beautiful idyllic surroundings. Dryhill is just the most perfect place to have spent our family Christmas. No words can describe how special our week has been. Great walks, great Aga, great areas to relax, great places to eat….We loved every minute!”


“We had a fantastic time. Thank you for sharing your home. We enjoyed the hot tub and pizza oven and would love to see you again!”


“Fantastic weekend in an absolutely stunning house. The pizza making on Friday was an unforgettable experience.”


“A totally wonderful home. We loved our stay and the perfect preparation before married life. The gardens were splendid in the sun. Thanks so much.”

C. August

“Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us for a week. So many incredible memories. We will be sad to leave.”


“A wonderful House. Stunning views, beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly ask for ……even sunshine on a british bank holiday! Many Thanks.”


“Big thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home, perfect setting and wonderful amenities. We hope to be back again some time.”


“Dear Nigel and Lesley. We cannot express what a wonderful and relaxing time we have had at Dryhill this weekend. Thank you for sharing this idyllic location and gorgeous home. The details are memorable from the fabulous Aga Stove,the evenings by the fire, various dining options to the lovingly prepared bedrooms. You have really thought of everything and it truly felt like a home away from home, in fact the children didn’t want to leave!! We took long walks, enjoyed the rainy days and glorious sunsets just the same.”


“Thank you for a wonderful weekend in your lovely house. It was the perfect setting for a 30th Birthday celebration. We had great weather to enjoy the lakes, pizza oven, hot tub…but the fires made for very cosy evenings!”


“A wonderful weekend!! The Hot tub and Pizza oven were BIG hits. We tried and succeded in using every beautiful room.”


“An Extraordinarily special House, so beautiful and charming, created with exquisite taste. I loved the African theme that enveloped every room. The views allowed us the privilidge of an incredible firework display from all over Cheltenham on New Years Eve. We just loved this place it is very,very unique.”

New Year

“Dear Lesley & Nigel. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. The setting is idyllic and can only imagine how nice it would be in the summer. Lots of great walks for the dogs. The House is very well equipped and cooking on the Aga was a joy. We had a fabulous Christmas and thank you for decorating the lovely tree.”




“Thank you for a fabulous weekend in your stunning cottage: we celebrated my 40th in style. We didn’t even go out on our second night here, the hot tub, fire and snugness of the cottage held us captive.”

T and L. March

“Such a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect first couple getaway. The hot tub is amazing. One extremely happy, relaxed couple leaving today. See you soon!”

C and K. February

“We had a lovely time. Amazing views. A perfect location to stay and enjoy The Cotswolds. Thanks!”

N and B. February

“Thank you for such a wonderful stay at your lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings and gorgeous views, particularly from the hot tub! We will come back.”

D and V. February

“My favourite place in England, such a fantastic view a very warm comfortable cottage and wonderful hosts. Thank you Nigel and Lesley-Anne for all your hospitality , I will go back to Kenya a new man!! Looking forward to seeing you next Year and Good Luck with beautiful Dryhill.”

May to August

“WOW!! What an amazing place. The Cottage is beautiful, the views are breathtaking. Can’t wait to visit again. Thank you Lesley and Nigel for your great hospitality. I know we will be seeing much more of you. Till next time.”


“This Cottage and Area are Elysium, we have had a truly wonderful break here, total relaxation for the humans and sheer heaven for the dogs. Going home to book our return visit. A little piece of heaven in the Cotswold countryside.”


“The Perfect setting for a much needed bit of relaxation. VERY reluctant to be going home!! We have massively enjoyed the views especially from the Hot Tub. Sunday Lunch at Foston’s Ash Inn was very nice! We will be back soon!!”


“We are writing this on our very last evening in the cottage. We are very sad to be leaving, have had a wonderful week here, enjoyed the walks and THAT View. Bentley loves the lake and really tempted by the Pheasants and the Deer, we will be back.”


“A totally wonderful home. We loved our stay and the perfect preparation before married life. The gardens were splendid in the sun. Thanks so much.”

C. August