Homelands occupies a quiet position along a semi-rural dead-end (no through) lane in the village of Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, with plenty of private parking spaces on our own secure drive.
The location has a rural and open feel, looking out over the farmland of 'Nottingham Hill' at the front (in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty- AONB) and within walking distance, up a steep lane, of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in The Cotswolds at 1,083 feet (330 m). Almost all of it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest – SSSI.
Yet Homelands is within close proximity to Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe and Cheltenham. Woodmancote village itself has well patronised local amenities to include a primary school, newsagent and excellent pub. The town of Winchcombe is around three miles away and offers an excellent array of shopping, pubs, restaurants, and recreational facilities.
The centre for the Cotswolds, is a beautiful and prosperous town with notable splendid Regency architecture reflecting its heritage. Cheltenham is a superb place for shopping with an abundance of main high street shops, specialist boutiques, cafés and restaurants, theatre's and a multi-screen cinema. Education is very well catered for including The University of Gloucestershire, Grammar Schools and Private Schools. There are excellent sporting facilities in and around Cheltenham including indoor and outdoor swimming, numerous golf courses and tennis. Host to annual cultural festivals including Music, Literature, Jazz and Science, the town is equally famous for horse racing and the annual highlight of the National Hunt Festival, the Tote Gold Cup. Communications are excellent with easy access to the M5 and there are regular train services to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.
The Cotswolds AONB is one of England's favourite destinations, attracting millions of people from across the UK and the world. Its quintessential English landscape with rolling hills, ancient woodlands, stunning viewpoints and honey-coloured stone buildings are what gives this area its unique charm and appeal.
It is an area full of interesting and inspiring places to visit from grand manor houses and gardens to beautiful churches in quiet backwaters and age-old archaeological sites.
There are plenty of things to see and do when you stay at ‘Homelands’!