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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This pet friendly, detached former lock keeper's house sleeps 6 people and occupies a unique location right in the city centre at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks and just a short drive from Cheltenham.Lock House is a beautiful detached Grade II listed former Lock Keepers house, located at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks. This delightfully welcoming holiday property offers cosy accommodation including three bedrooms, a bathroom with an attractive roll top bath, two sitting rooms with open fires, original wooden floors, and a dining room that overlooks the River Severn. The garden is situated right on the riverbank, and is a wonderful spot in which to relax with a drink after a day spent sightseeing. Gloucester Docks is a short distance from The Lock House, and of...This pet friendly, detached former lock keeper's house sleeps 6 people and occupies a unique location right in the city centre at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks and just a short drive from Cheltenham.Lock House is a beautiful detached Grade II listed former Lock Keepers house, located at the entrance to the historic Gloucester Docks. This delightfully welcoming holiday property offers cosy accommodation including three bedrooms, a bathroom with an attractive roll top bath, two sitting rooms with open fires, original wooden floors, and a dining room that overlooks the River Severn. The garden is situated right on the riverbank, and is a wonderful spot in which to relax with a drink after a day spent sightseeing. Gloucester Docks is a short distance from The Lock House, and offers some lively attractions including award winning museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, and traditional shipbuilding. Gloucester's many attractions, parks, stunning countryside and honey coloured Cotswold villages are all within easy reach of this wonderful holiday property.Note: Bookings for w/c 8 March 2024, property is only accepting a weekly rental Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire ( starter pack of smokeless coal for the fire) in the sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, WiFi, library of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Riverside garden with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, bars and restaurants two mins walk. Note: Due to close proximity of deep open water at front and rear, children must be very closely supervised at all times and care should be taken with dogs. Note: This is an old property and so the stairs are quite steep, however there is a handrail down one side. Please note 7 night bookings must start on a Friday Note: Bookings for w/c 8 March 2024, property is only accepting a weekly rental Region: Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area. Town: Gloucester is an historic waterfront city full of Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and an impressive Norman Cathedral, the cloisters of which were used as a location in the Harry Potter films. The thriving city centre is home to a superb range of shops, markets, pubs, restaurants, and other attractions for visitors. The city is an enjoyable base from which to explore the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, which offer many country walks and picturesque villages. The Eegency town of Cheltenham is an easy drive away, and offersfascinating Georgian architecture and the world-renowned Gold Cup horse racing. There is so much for all the family to do in this lovely area, no matter what your interests.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (25)
Karen M
Karen M
Upper Broughton, United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family holiday
We have just finished a perfect family holiday. We are a family with 3 teenagers. The house and location could not have been better. We were lucky to stay during a heat wave. The house was perfect for us. An easy stroll easy from Gloucester docks. We visited Bath, Cirencester, Ross-on-Wye, Bristol Aerospace, Crickley Hill, Newark Park, Dryham park, and Chedworth Roman villa. A holiday to remember!!
Visited August 2020
Written August 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SusSydShel
SusSydShel
Kankakee, IL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved it!
We found the Lock House to be a charming combination of old and new--with wide floor boards and very modern bath facilities. The location in the docklands put us close to the High Street and the Quays with restaurants and plenty to observe. We especially valued the private parking place, the scrap of land with a clothes line between us and the Severn River and the chance to stand at the front door and wave to the boats coming through the lock.
Visited June 2019
Written July 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anthony Burton
Anthony Burton
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very enjoyable week in an excellent location
We have just spent a very enjoyable week here, the house is as described clean and comfortable just what we hoped for. We found the location of the house at the entrance to the very interesting Gloucester Quays excellent. In the quays there are many places to eat and shop and it also has a Wetherspoons inn. We visited WWT Slimbridge which was excellent, also the Forest of Dean and the delightful Cotswolds, we also spent a very interesting day out to Bristol. Great location and would recommend it, we will return
Visited June 2018
Written June 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

J B
J B
Felpham, United Kingdom10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great New Year Break
Spent a week here over New Year with a group of friends. Perfect location for the quays, town centre and cathedral. The cottage is Grade II listed so don't go here looking for a modern place to stay. There are very comfy beds, efficient central heating and bags of hot water for 6 adults, big range cooker (not that we used it much) and a fridge freezer. Open coal fire which was lovely on a wet and windy day - fuel supplied too. Would thoroughly recommend Cote Brasserie in the quays - great menu as always accompanied by very friendly staff. The Robert Rakes House pub in the town centre also worth a visit - open fires in every room and great food, but they only serve food until early evening. Brian the owner could not have been more helpful . Will definitely return when staying in the area.
Visited December 2017
Written January 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Westies7
Westies7
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location but disappointed with upkeep & cleanliness
Had a great week in this lovely cottage, such a fantastic & unusual location which we really enjoyed. It is very cosy & warm, & very well equipped with lots of items that often get forgotten about ie hooks on doors, cleaning materials, d/w tabs, loo rolls etc. The garden is a lovely sun trap & very secure for the dogs, although could do with a tidy up & a proper little fence by the river instead of just the horrid wire netting, which would improve the outlook no end. As mentioned several times in the visitors book, the sofas are incredibly uncomfortable, especially the larger one which you disappear down the back of as the seat is collapsing! They also have a bad doggy smell about them which wafts every time you sit down. Sadly the cottage is very tired & in need of some tlc as well as a good deep clean...we had to wash the entire cutlery drawer & much of the crockery & pans before use as rather grubby & greasy. Both the kitchen & bathrooms were not as clean as they should be unfortunately. However if these issues were resolved we would definitely recommend as overall the accommodation is of a good standard.
Visited April 2017
Written May 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TyneandWearGeordies
TyneandWearGeordies
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Happy geordies
A very nice 3 bed 2 bathroom cottage. Perfect location in historical dock area and town centre. All within walking distance. Beds comfortable and spacious rooms. Large bathroom and a good size downstair shower and wc. Open fire was a very nice feature at xmas. We felt very at home here.
Visited December 2016
Written January 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dcHampshire
dcHampshire
England, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super property in a very special location
A very cosy and characterful property with everything needed for a comfortable' home from home' stay.The welcome milk and biscuits, tea and coffee made us feel at home immediately.The house has all the extras you need to enjoy a stay at any time of the year from barbecue and outside furniture in the pretty garden in summer to board games and books tv/dvd/music in winter.There were no "if only there was a..." conversation as everything had been provided. The location is great unless you have very small children as the water is very deep just outside the door. Very close to the centre of the city plus the very smart Quays development is on the doorstep so loads of choice for eating out within a pleasant stroll.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written November 19, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Wow! Thank you for sharing this wonderful review with us! We are over the moon you had a fabulous holiday and that you felt at home instantly. To hear that there was nothing lacking in The Lock House is music to our ears - this is always something we strive for! We hope that you come back and visit us soon, we'd love to have you!
Written November 20, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rod P
Rod P
Perth, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful historic cottage at Gloucester docks
Wow! What a lovely home this is. We really enjoyed staying here. We were visiting from Australia for a family wedding and this was an ideal place to stay. As we were arriving late in the evening straight from the airport we really appreciated having the heating on and house warmed prior to our arrival. This cottage is well situated within an easy walk to the city but being next to the lock it felt more like a country house. It was a lot bigger than I expected and there was plenty of room for a family of 6 adults. Our only issue was that being a family of tall people fitting into the standard sized double and single beds was a challenge. The only other slight problem was that the markings on the oven controls have been wiped off so our first use of the two ovens didn't go quite according to plan! While the home itself lends to a family with young children, the proximity to water and easy access to same would concern me.
Visited February 2015
Written February 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the property and also hope you enjoyed your stay in England and come back again in future with ourselves.
Written February 27, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sally20
Sally20
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best location ever
We finally managed to get our busy daughters and their partners together for a holiday. And there was something for everyone, although we all enjoyed watching the comings and goings through the lock. The canal lock was at the front of the house and the River Severn at the back, with various paths for country walking and walking easily into the city. We all loved this wonderfully well equipped cottage with its helpful owners. A special nod to Vanessa on The Cafe on the Cut for a particularly memorable breakfast.
Visited June 2014 Travelled with family
Written November 30, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire L
Claire L
Colchester, United Kingdom40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect
This is an amazing house to access the town centre and Quays, everything you could need is here, the house was clean and very homely. the stairs are steep and my elderly mother couldn't get up them so we did have to buy a z bed for downstairs for her to sleep in but this was no problem but worth bearing in mind with disablied people. I can not find anything to fault and we will definatly be returning again. The milk, tea coffee and biscults in arrival were a lovely touch and as all beding and towels are included it made for a easy stress free break.
Visited October 2013 Travelled with family
Written October 28, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
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  • Parking available
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  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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