#183 Win a weekend in a 5 bed Victorian rectory (sleeps 10) in South Gloucester countryside, with a tennis court and outside heated swimming pool - donated by author Jane Shemilt

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An INCREDIBLE prize donated by crime author Jane Shemilt - win a weekend in this beautiful holiday home on October 8th - 11th 2021. Sleeps ten - all details below!

Old Queens Manor is a handsome manse set in peaceful countryside with glorious views to the Cotswolds and over the River Severn to Wales. The only noises to be heard are happy birdsongs, and there are woodpeckers in the ancient hornbeams and thrushes on the lawn.

The characterful home can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests across five beautifully kept bedrooms. On the ground floor is the elegant entertaining space which comprises of an inviting living room with cosy open fireplace, a spacious dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen which comes complete with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need! Upstairs on the first floor are the bedrooms, a master room which boasts its very own en-suite bathroom, as well as a further two doubles and two twin rooms, each of these boast fireplaces and countryside views. One of the doubles and one of the twins share the use of a newly-installed shower room, while the remaining rooms share a large family bathroom.

Old Queens Manor's real magic can be found outside, the beautifully-manicured gardens are completely private, and guests will instantly feel as though they are in total tranquillity. Spend a warm evening dining al fresco in the garden or simply enjoy a quiet sundowner while admiring the wonderful surroundings. The children are bound to enjoy splashing around in the private swimming pool, while the adults may prefer to relax pool side with a good book or enjoy some healthy competition on the private tennis court!

There is plenty for guests to see, do and explore in the local area, the attractions of the city of Bath are only an hour drive away. Bath is famous for its Roman baths which attract large numbers of tourists from far and wide. The vibrant city of Bristol is also only half an hour away by car, an exciting city with a huge selection of restaurants, shops and an energetic night life.

Update at 1:13pm, 11 May 2021

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Update at 10:16pm, 21 May 2021

The bid increment was changed from £30 to £100.

Bidding ended: 11:59pm, 21 May 202111:59pm, Friday 21 May 2021Europe/London


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Alex Wildy 7:23pm 07 May 2021 £100