No12 Rooms

No 12 The Rural Retreat

Cirencester: Small enough to feel welcoming and rural yet big enough to offer a range of pleasing distractions. The historic market town of Cirencester, former Roman stronghold and thriving centre for the wool trade, is now a picturesque town filled with independent shops, boutiques, antique shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

How To Get To Us
By Train: The nearest local train station is Kemble (5 miles) for travel to and from London Paddington (journey time 1 hr 10 mins).
Swindon mainline station (20 mins by car) also serves London Paddington and the South West.
Cheltenham Spa mainline station (20 mins by car) serves the Midlands and North.

By Coach: National Express coaches have a stop in the town centre and run regular services to and from Cirencester.

By Car: Upon entering Cirencester, follow the signs to the Corinium Museum. No. 12 is situated directly opposite the museum.

Click here for directions.

The Surrounding Area

The exquisite countryside, towns and villages of the Cotswolds are on the doorstep. Cheltenham, Bibury, Burford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Chipping Campden and The Slaughters all within striking distance. Bristol and Bath are 50 mins. away by car.

Take in a polo match; immerse yourself in the beauty of Westonbirt Arboretum; go for a bracing walk followed by lunch fireside at a gastropub; visit farmers markets and farm shops; potter around historic churches.

Nearby Cheltenham makes for a sophisticated day or evening out with its wealth of shops and restaurants, the world-famous yearly Jazz, Music, Literature, Science and Folk Festivals and the thrill of horse-racing at Cheltenham Racecourse, host to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Focus on Food

The lush countryside of Gloucestershire supports a mouth-watering number of farmer’s markets, farm shops and local butchers. They provide the opportunity to buy delicious food direct from the experts who grow and rear it and who can offer advice on everything from where it came from to how to cook it.

The award-winning Stroud Farmer’s Market is within easy reach and Cirencester itself holds a bi-monthly Farmer’s Market in the ancient marketplace. Nearby Farm Shops include The Butts Farm Shop and The Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home Farm, all well worth a visit.