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“My husband and I just got back from a spectacular week at Dryhill Lodge which arguably has the best view in the Cotswolds from the sky deck terrace. From the moment we arrived and were personally greeted by Nigel, the owner, we felt completely at home. He and Lesley seem to have anticipated every possible need for their guests. The Lodge is beautifully appointed and architecturally stunning. Our stay at their beautiful home exceeded our expectations by far. “

Karen + Steven


“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