Useful Information and Contact Details

TRAVEL

Railway:

Nearest Mainline Station from London Paddington is STONEHOUSE (between Stroud & Gloucester) c. 4 miles/10-15 mins drive away. There are several through trains each day, some requiring a change of platform at Swindon. N.B. Stonehouse has a short platform so move to the front of the train as it leaves Stroud.
 



SHOPPING


Local Superstores:
Sainsbury's nr. Stroud c. 5 miles
Waitrose,Stroud; c. 7 miles
Tesco, Quedgeley (nr. Glos) c. 8 miles
County Store, Stonehouse c. 4 miles
+ Whitminster Local Stores c. 1 mile (8am to 8pm)


01453 755749
01453 757067
03456 779633
01453 827438
01452 741462


FOOD

Pubs & Restaurants:
*Recommend Booking in advance for meals

The Bell Inn, Frampton-on-Severn c.1 mile
Whitminster Inn (Pub/Restaurant+Fish&Chips takeaway
+ 2 other restaurants/takeaways:
Chinese
 
Indian
Will deliver free to your cottage
Fromebridge Mill, off A38 roundabout near Whitminster
*The Old Passage Inn, Arlingham (by the River)
The Ship Inn, Framilode (near the River)
*Stonehouse Court Hotel, Stonehouse c. 3 miles
The Gate of India, Stonehouse, c. 4 miles,       Restaurant + takeaway
The Pizza Planet, Cam        Pizza delivery to cottage


01452 740346
01452 740234
01452 742111
01452 741919

01452 741796
01452 740547
01452 740260
0871 8713240
01453 792525
01453 549549


Caterers
For everything from special occasion celebrations to intimate dinners

Aureum Catering (Rebecca Mann)
hello@aureumcatering.co.uk
 
www.aureumcatering.co.uk
CaterCater (Beth Page)
beth@catercater.co.uk
 
www.catercater.co.uk
Daxa & Ish (Indian Vegetarian)
ish.patel007@gmail.com
Hummingbird (Caribbean BBQ) Suzi Abraham
Lyndy Cary (Cordon Bleu)
lyndycary@yahoo.co.uk
Personal Chef (Halima Ramos Ferreira)

07517 984744

01452 527888

07882 765402
01453 299276
07891 606873
07789 326547


Hog & Lamb BBQ Roasts
A whole hog serves approx. 100. A whole lamb serves approx. 50. Most caterers can provide all the extras (salads, baps, sauces etc.)

North Nibley Hog Roasts (Shaun Willey)
shaun_willey@hotmail.co.uk
Best quality local produce for all events (weddings, anniversaries, birthdays)
The Big Pig (Richard Cook)
www.thebigpig.co.uk
Provides a full service.
Hog Roast Cheltenham (Spit Roasts)
www.hogroastcheltenham.co.uk
Catering, hog roasts and hog roast machines to hire

07872 341906

07810 116798

01242 649154


DRINK

Wines

If you check on the 'MAJESTIC WINES' website - www.majestic.co.uk for their current special offers, or have a tasting at your nearest branch, then let us know your choices to put your order through our Whitminster House Estate trade account:


Excellent Local Beers*
`Polypin` (box) = 40 pints; `Firkin` (Barrel) = 72 pints/9 gallons; `Kilderkin` (Barrel) = 144 pints/18 gallons
Uley Best @ £109 per Firkin (approx £1.52p per pint) or £69 per Polypin.
Laurie Lee Premium Ale @ £119 per Firkin (approx £1.65p per pint) or £75 per Polypin.
Old Spot @ £125 per Firkin (approx £1.74p per pint.) or £80 per Polypin.
(+ £50 cash deposit per Barrel - refunded in full when the Barrel is returned in good order. No deposit required for a Polypin.)

We can also obtain quotes for PG Steam & Pitchfork Beers by the Cask (72 pints / 9 galls) but these need to be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance.



*Current sample prices but subject to change. Please check in advance

Soft Drinks

Cotswold Finest (Richard Chamberlain)
www.craftdrink.co.uk
Craft beers, ciders, real ale, mineral waters, soft drinks
Lovely Drinks
www.lovelydrinks.co.uk
sparkling soft drinks & juices
Pixley Court
www.pixleyberries.co.uk
Fruit juices and cordials


07973 613495
01386 701225
01275 463229

01531 670171



PAMPERING

Pampering & Beauty Treatments:
for Hen Parties, Celebrations, Weddings and Indulgence

Spa Days

Chapel Spa, Cheltenham
www.chapelspa.co.uk
Calcot Manor, Tetbury
www.calcotmanor.co.uk
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham
www.ellenboroughpark.com
Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham
www.hotelduvin.com
 
spa.cheltenham@hotelduvin.com
Tortworth Court Hotel, nr Thornbury
www.tortworthcourthotel.co.uk

01242 518075
01666 891232
01242 808403
01454 263664









Massage

Aromatherapy with pure essential oils & a range of beauty & bath products from pure ingredients;
Face Massage/Reiki/Reflexology/Holistic Massage/Indian Head Massage (using Vanessa`s pure oils)
Vanessa Kemp
www.kat-aromatherapy.co.uk


07890 826581


Hot Tubs (brought to the venue)

TubzUK (contact Grant)
www.qtubzuk@gmail.com
CK Castles
www.ckcastles.co.uk


07414 656545
07484 166482


FUN THINGS TO DO

WITH CHILDREN

Bristol Zoo
www.bristolzoo.org.uk
A lovely day out with lots to see and do, much under cover.
Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA
Cattle Country at Berkeley
www.cattlecountry.co.uk
Just 6 miles away, with a wide range of activities (death slides, ball pits, zip lines etc) for all ages, most of which is under cover.
Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, GL13 9EW
St Augustine`s Farm just down the road.
www.staugustinesfarm.co.uk
Do tours round the farm animals for children, trailer rides and other activities.
Passage Road, Arlingham, GL2 7JR
The Bird and Deer Park
www.thebirdpark.com
A great day out for the family with a wide range ofspecies and beautiful gardens.
Prinknash, GL4 8EX
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 4 miles.
www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge
The original bird refuge and sanctuary, with indoor child & adult interest exhibitions and a good restaurant.
GL2 7BT
Nature in Art Museum
www.nature-in-art.org.uk
Delightful Museum & Art gallery specialising in paintingsand sculptures of animals and nature.
Run regular children's art courses in the holidays.
Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, GL2 9PA


0117 974 7399


01453 810510



01452 740277


01452 812727


01453 891900


01452 731422






ENTERTAINMENTS

Firework Displays: Coates Fireworks
http://www.coatesfireworks.co.uk

Face Painting: Karen Pascoe
Bouncy Castles/Hot Tubs:
http://www.ckcastles.co.uk
CASINO (mobile to your cottages)
Grooming for your Dog

Classy Glass: engrave your own glass & a 'talk'
Balloons etc.: Giant Card & Balloon Co.
Banners n` Balloons Shop
Balloons Spectacular
Perfect Parties Shop
Discos: Surround Sounds (Mark Davis)
info@surround-sounds.co.uk
 
http://www.surround-sounds.co.uk
Barn Dance Band: The Bees Knees
www.pumpkinmusic.com
Funk/Soul: brotherfromanotheruk@yahoo.co.uk
https://www.brotherfromanother.co.uk
Special Effects (smoke/haze/bubbles): Chinnick Theatre Services (Kerry)
+ fireworks
chinnicktheatre@btconnect.com


01452 741084
07956 304982
01452 729489
07484 166482
01242 235 273
01452 724597
07710 341957
01453 545389
01453 757883
01242 578157
01453 824229
01285 885131
01453 843685
07743 196060
01453 885543
07814 274417
01453 750350



ACTIVITIES & SPORTS
Canal Cruises - from the Heritage Centre at Saul Junction
www.cotswoldcanals.com
or from Gloucester Docks
Chatscombe Estate Shooting School: Ian Coley
www.iancoley.co.uk
Walking Tours: guided & unguided. Contact Ashley/Aysegul
sales@thecotswoldwalkingcompany.com
 
www.thecotswoldwalkingcompany.com
Canal Boat Hire: Glevum Boat Hire Ltd
slimbridgeboatstation@aol.com
Go-Kart Racing Arena and Lazertag:
jdrkarting.co.uk
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre:
gloucesterski.com
Cycle Hire: Stonehouse Accessories Ltd.
tarmactrail.co.uk
Horse Riding: Cotswold Trail Riding
cotswoldtrailriding.co.uk
Archery: Bowmen of Minchinhampton. Ian Johnson
www.bowmen-of-minchinhampton.org.uk
Water Sports: Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester
www.waterpark.org
Paint-ball / Quad Bikes / Clay Shooting / Karting:
   - Range Farm, Brookthorpe, Gloucester
   - Onger's Farm, Brookthorpe, Gloucester
   - Morton's Marsh (approx 1 hour drive)
Champagne Balloon Flights (subject to weather)
www.balnet.co.uk
Gliding: Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding Club, Nympsfield
Trial lessons / fixed price solo courses / fly over the Cotswold countryside


07929 980670
01452 318054
01242 870391
01242 604190

01452 899190
01452 311211
01452 501438
01453 822881
01452 813344
01452 740933
01793 752413

01452 306117
01452 813447
01608 650413
01452 713600
01453 860342



Walks:
Walking in Gloucestershire
http://www.walkinginglos.co.uk/walks.php
Gloucestershire Ramblers
http://gloucestershireramblers.org.uk/grwalks
Miles without stiles
http://www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk/








Local Leisure Centres:
Stroud: Stratford Park. Tennis/Squash/Badminton + Pool, Gym etc.
Dursley: Pool (with facilities for disabled persons)


01453 766771
01453 546441


Golf Courses:
Prices vary depending on time of day/week and group size so it is recommended to ring first.
Minchinhampton Golf Club (New Courses) 36 holes, Stroud, Gloucester
Painswick Golf Club 18 Hole Par 65, Wooded Hilltop Course
Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club 18 Holes Par 68, Undulating Course with Views
Cotswold Edge Golf Club 18 Hole Par 70, Flat with Magnificent Views
Canons Court Golf Club, Wotton-under-Edge
Thornbury Golf Centre
Rodway Hill Golf Club 18 Hole Par 69, Gloucester
Gloucester Golf Club - Robins Wood Hill, Matson - 18 holes
Lilley Brook Golf Club 18 Hole Par 70, Parkland, Cheltenham
Cleeve Hill Golf Club 18 hole Par 72, Hilltop Inland Links, Cheltenham
Brickhampton Court Golf Complex Two 18 Hole Courses
Naunton Downs Golf Club 18 Hole Par 71, Rolling Countryside, Cheltenham
Cotswold Hills Golf Club 18 hole Par 72, Undulating Country Course
Cirencester Golf Club 18 Hole Par 69, Scenic Course, Cirencester
(Hilton) Puckrup Hall Golf Club and Hotel 18 Holes Par 70, Undulating
Sherdons Golf Centre 9 hole Par 66, Countryside with gentle slopes
Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club, 18 Hole Par 72, Parkland
Forest of Dean Golf Club 18 Hole Par 69, Parkland in the Forest of Dean
Lydney Golf Club 9 Hole Par 66, Flat Meadowland, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Forest Hills Golf Club 18 Hole Par 72, Parkland with Panoramic Views


01453 833840
01452 812615
01453 542015
01453 844398
01453 843128
01454 416543
01452 384222
01452 411331
01242 526785
01242 672025
01452 859444
01451 850170
01242 515264
01285 652465
01684 296200
01684 274782
01684 295405
01594 832583
01594 841186
01594 810620


DAYS OUT:
Corinium Museum, Cirencester
www.coriniummuseum.org
Roman Baths, Bath
www.romanbaths.co.uk
Gloucester Cathedral
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX
Gloucester Docks
www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk
Berkeley Castle
www.berkeley-castle.com
Sudeley Castle
www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Westonbirt Arboretum
www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
Tewkesbury Abbey
www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk
Longleat
www.longleat.co.uk
Cadbury World, nr. Birmingham
www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum
www.museumofroyalworcester.org
and National Trust properties including:
Chedworth Roman Villa
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa
Dyrham Park
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park
Hidcote Gardens
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote
Woodchester Park
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woodchester-park


01285 655611
01225 477785
01452 528095

01453 810303
01242 602308
01666 880220
01684 850959
01985 844400
0844 8807667
01905 21247

01242 890256
0117 937 2501
01386 438333
01452 814213


EVENINGS OUT:
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Cheltenham Town Hall/Pittville
www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Cheltenham Screening Rooms
www.thescreeningrooms.co.uk
Cheltenham Cineworld
www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/cheltenham
Stroud Vue
www.myvue.com/home/cinema/stroud

Plus many restaurants including, for good post-theatre or film meals:

Carluccio's, Cheltenham
http://www.carluccios.com/restaurants/cheltenham
Ciao Eatalia, Stroud
http://www.ciaoeatalia-stroud.co.uk/



01242 572573
0844 5762210
0871 2204443
0871 2002000
0871 2240240



01242 222026
01453 756565



TRANSPORT


Taxis:
It is advisable to check availability & book in advance

Stonehouse Taxis:
Peter Turnbull

Andy Cars
24 hour service
INTERCAB
24 hour service


01453 822555
07815 146079
01242 262611
01452 527272


Coach or MiniBus Hire:
Whichever company is booked, please ask them to call us in advance on 01452 740204 to check which property
you are to be collected from, so we can direct them to the correct one, avoiding any risk of confusion or delay.

STROUD OMNIBUS
www.stroudomnibus.co.uk

KB Coaches Stonehouse
www.kbcoaches.co.uk




01453 756461
07866 326617
01453 825774




CHILD MINDING

Any child-minding requirements will need to be booked in advance and will be private arrangements exclusively between you and the child minder of your choice.

 
Elf Sitters (Emma)
www.elfsitters.co.uk


01666 860171
07931 427300


Annie Anderton: 07834 346827 (Gloucester)
anniemcflurry@googlemail.com
 
Trained child carer with current DBS and First Aid qualifications

Tracey Blakemore: Tinies Childcare @ Three Counties (Worcestershire)
Tel: 01684 833667             Fax: 01684 833605
Web: www.tinies.com           e-mail: threecounties@tinies.com
Hooper's Paddock, Castlemorton Common, nr Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6LH


EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS:


Doctor:
01452 740213


Dentist:
01453 822205


 
01453 827474


Hospital:
0300 421 8080



 
0300 422 2222



Vet:
01453 543516
 
07917 324083


The Surgery, Whitminster Lane, Frampton-on-Severn, GL2 7HU
http://www.framptonsurgery.co.uk

Stonehouse Dental Practice, 13 High Street, Stonehouse, GL10 2NG
http://www.stonehousedentist.co.uk

Townes & Townes Assoc., Queen Street, Stonehouse, GL10 2QA
http://www.townesandtownes.com

Stroud General Hospital: Minor Injuries Unit, open 24 hours a day
Trinity Road, Stroud, GL5 2HY
http://www.nhs.uk/Services/Hospitals/Services/Service/DefaultView.aspx?id=228847

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital: Accident & Emergency
Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3NN
http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

Armstrong Mobile Vets, Berkeley, GL13 9HF Home visits
http://www.armstrongmobilevets.co.uk


FINALLY:

Please let us know if you need any further information or assistance.
We are here to be as helpful as possible when needed and can be contacted on 01452 740204 if there is anything further you require.