Luxury short term accommodation on the edge of the Cotswolds
The Bank, Wotton-under-Edge
Situtated on Wotton high street, The Bank started life as it’s name suggests. Recently renovated, it now offers luxury short term accommodation.
The Bank offers a variety of rooms all uniquely furnished, allowing for guests from 2 to 18 people
In addition to luxury accommodation, The Bank also boasts a cinema, gym and sauna.
The entire property is available to let for short term breaks with a minimum of two night stays. Ideal for multi-generational family gatherings or friends, whether it be for birthday celebrations, Christmas, Easter or just any opportunity to all get together and create some memories. In addition, the property is well located to provide accommodation for local wedding venues or events such as Badminton Horse Trials, Burghley Horse Trials or the Cheltenham Races.
There is a double bedroom with its own ensuite on the ground floor which is suitable for any elderly relatives or those who are less mobile. The kitchen provides space for dining of up to 16 people with two high chairs available for any younger members. The lounge provides a comfortable area for relaxing and yet there is a gym, sauna and cinema room with gaming facilities, in the basement should others prefer some more activity.
Being located on the High Street there are a lot of amenities on your doorstep including a range of restaurants, shops and cafes. With Wotton under Edge being given the title the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ there are numerous scenic walks from the property. Private parking is to the rear of the Bank and there are many local attractions in the area if you wish to venture further afield.
Individual room are available for let as part of The Bank…
If you are looking for a getaway or short break with your family, friends or as a couple you are able to rent just a room or family room in the bank. We have a variety of rooms to choose from all adaptly named to remind you of the history of the building. There are three separate rooms all benefiting from super king sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. We also have two family lets available that each sleep up to 5 guests and therefore perfect for families. The family lets comprise a double room with a super king sized bed and an adjoining room with a double bed and single bed together with a private bathroom. Each room has a HDTV and wifi and you will also have full use of the kitchen and lounge.
There is a lot of exploring to do on your doorstep for all ages. The market town of Wotton under Edge has some lovely cafes, restaurants and gift shops together with convenience stores. There are some beautiful walks from the property including the Cotswold Way and through the Westridge Woods to the Tyndale Monument. The area is also very popular for cyclists and mountain bike trails can be found locally through Westridge Woods. If you wish to venture further afield there are numerous local attractions including Newark Park, Berkeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum and Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
10 High Street Wotton under Edge, dates back to the mid 18th Century. ES Lindley wrote a book ‘Wotton under Edge – Men & Affairs of a Cotswold Town’ published in 1962. He writes “Number 10 High Street deserves recognition as one of the finest houses in town. The house is three storeys crowned by a parapet; it has a three window frontage, those on the ground and first floor of Venetian type, the jambs and lintels with ornamental mouldings and little capitals. The staircase, ordinary at first sight has square balusters of finer section than usual with fluted edges.”
ES Lindley went on to suggest the property’s appearance must have been due to an affluent and cultured tenant of the late 18th Century but there is no clue to him in the deeds deposited in the Records Office. In the early 1800s the property was owned by Katharine Lady Berkeley Grammar School and used as a boarding house for boys. A number of Boys would reside in the house with a house master and house mistress.
From 1851, the National Provincial Bank leased the property, moving in from a nearby building and went on to purchase it from the school in 1929. Census records show the names of bank managers suggesting they resided at the property.
10 High Street remained a trading bank (trading as National Westminster Bank) until it closed for business on 26th February 2016.
A local family purchased the property with the intention of renovating it and converting it back into residential use for sale. After lots of hard work they fell in love with the building and decided to retain it as a holiday home for others to enjoy.
We hope you enjoy your stay at The Bank.
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
A vibrant town on the Cotswold Way. Wotton boasts a great range of independent shops, historic attractions and many excellent amenities. Wotton is situated halfway between Bristol and Gloucester and nestles under the high cotswold escarpment and forms part of The Cotswolds area of outstanding Natural beauty.
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