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Arlington Mill

Bibury, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988841)



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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "I can't say enough good things about Arlington Mill."

    Staying there was such a wonderful experience. The house is gorgeous with loads of room and several common areas for everyone to hangout. There was plenty of hot water to accommodate everyone taking a shower and running the dishwasher. It was a hot week in England while we were there, the week after the Queen's Platinum Jubilee but the temperature in the house was always comfortable. The locals were soooo friendly and you couldn't ask for more picturesque scenery than being across the pasture from Arlington Row!!! With Swans and Ducks and loads of trout in the water that runs directly under the kichen, our kids stayed entertained. Speaking of the kids, the Wi-Fi worked even on the top floor and the smart TV made it easy to gather for a movie in the evening, so they were really happy about that. It was a quick country drive of about 15 minutes to the grocery store and restaurants. And the only issue we had was with the wet room on the top floor but a guy came out and fixed that straight away. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful feedback, we are delighted you and your party enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again for more memories. Manor cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "What a fantastic property - so unique, so much space and amazing location."

    Didn't realise it was dog friendly too, so may very well book a family break in future ! Thank you so much.

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree this is a fantastic property and would love to welcome you back with your family! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2022

  • "Arlington Mill proved to be a wonderful property to host a family celebration week for 10 adults."

    We had everything we needed, the house was warm, comfortable and spacious. Only slight niggle was 3 of the en-suite bathrooms lacked shower screens around baths. This wouldn’t stop us booking again, great location too next to trout farm in picturesque Bibury.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2021

  • "The Accommodation was great - comfortable and great location."

    Kitchen was fully equipped. We requested non feather bedding which was ordered on request and were advised that all bedding was changed only to find one of the beds still had a feather duvet. On arrival we found one of the toilets dirty and bins in another not emptied. Another toilet had a powder around the sink and floor. The ground floor appeared to have not been swept properly either. Other than the above we enjoyed our stay and accommodation was great.

    We're so very sorry to hear that our housekeepers overlooked one of the feather duvets. We did indeed order all new hypoallergenic bedding after your request for you to use during your stay so it's a shame to hear they did not remove all feathered bedding from the property. We have brought these cleanliness issues to the attention of the housekeeping team. We're glad you were able to enjoy your stay regardless and would love to have you back again in the future, Property Owner

    Reviewed by JatinAug 2021

  • "Arlington Mill was an exceptional place to stay."

    The house is beautiful and has absolutely everything you could possibly need for a fabulous stay (exceeded all expectations in that regard). We would not hesitate in rebooking. We had a couple of minor issues which preventing me from giving 5 stars e.g., we were not able to check in until 6pm due to deep cleaning, but there were sweet wrappers and lolly sticks under the beds, envelopes from greetings cards under furniture etc, and lots of cobwebs. This was minor stuff as on the whole the house was really clean and tidy but just didn't warrant a 6pm check in. All of the issues were dealt with immediately by the company that look after the mill and didn't detract from our stay.

    We're very pleased the Mill was able to exceed your expectations and that you and your party had a lovely stay. Again, we would like to apologise for the oversights with regard to the standards of housekeeping but are pleased to know that you found these issues to be solved satisfactorily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "Awesome mill conversion - the place is huge, photos didn’t do it justice as to the size!"

    We're so pleased that you loved the Mill as much as we do! You're always welcome to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "We were delighted with Arlington Mill."

    The property is exceptional, and ideally suited for a large group of friends or family. The facilities are superb. The Mill is extremely well furnished and well-equipped. Unsurprisingly, there is a tremendous sense of space. Parking is excellent, and sufficient for at least four cars. Importantly, the location is perfect. The Mill is in the centre of the most beautiful village of Bibury. The proximity of the Trout Farm adds to its richness. Additionally, the property is perfectly positioned for exploring the Cotswolds. Easy trips were made to Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford, Broadway, The Slaughters, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden and the nearby Roman Villa. It’s a splendid property, and, for all the reasons above, we had a great week. Our highest compliments to the owner and Manor Cottages.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely comments on Arlington Mill! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "Beautiful property, well maintained and furnished."

    There was everything we needed to cook and everyone slept very well. There was 2 dogs and 2 children along with 5 adults in the property and there was plenty of space for everyone. The only thing we noticed was a slight musty smell on sofa’s downstairs and in the upside lounge. Bins were full when we arrived and not emptied on day stated.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will look into the musty smell on the sofa's. We apologise that the bins were not emptied when stated, we were in the process of changing collection companies. We are pleased to hear you had plenty of space and we do agree it is a beautiful property in an amazing location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "Superb accommodation for our large group of 9 including 3 children."

    Bibury, being such a popular village with tourists it was great having car parking off the street. One suggestion to you and the owners is, that it would be a huge benefit to have an additional television in the downstairs living area so that children/adults can have their own space when the weather is inclement, as was the case for the first week or so of our stay especially in winter. Other than that observation, it was fabulous in every way

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "This is a fabulous place to stay!"

    ! Would thoroughly recommend a stay in this beautiful old building. It completely exceeded all expectations. Every need was catered for. Only downside was the early check out on our last day which we were told could not be amended without paying for an extra day. Even though online the house was showing as not booked..

    Thank you for your lovely comments on Arlington Mill, we are glad you have a fabulous stay. We are sorry on this occasion that a late check out could not be accommodated. However in the future please check with the local office,as each request is dealt with on an individual basis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2019

  • "We very much appreciated the quality of furniture, facilities, bed/bedding etc."

    - it seemed that no expense was spared; much appreciated. The welcome pack was very useful as it allowed us to 'bed in' prior to a trip to Tesco in Cirencester. We were also grateful for a later check-out as with 10 people, it could have been problematic. All in all, a stress-free experience and we would certainly recommend this for large parties who wish to spend time and eat together.

    We are very happy you enjoyed Arlington Mill. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ArleneOct 2019

  • "Really good area to stay and the house suited our large group of adults."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and we were able to do plenty of cooking. The staff were very helpful. The sitting areas worked well and the dining table large enough. Everything was clean and tidy on our arrival. We appreciated the ‘welcome’ food items. We hadn’t realised that the top shower room is a wet room and hadn’t appreciated quite how low the beams are in two of the bedrooms. There is plenty of space to fit five cars in but getting them in and out of the spaces is tight. Overall a good place to let.

    Many thanks for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.We have now updated the website to state that it is a 'wet room' on the third floor and some of the bedrooms have low beams. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahSep 2019

  • "Beautiful property."

    Tried to leave it tidy but will have failed with putting things back in the right cupboards in the kitchen!! Only comment was the glasses were a little bit murky - needed polishing

    Reviewed by PennyJul 2019

  • "As a group of golfers we would have liked better showers."

    One cabinet and one wet room which was not perfect. The other three were just hand held showers without even a wall hook. That could be considered. Great week though.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "The Mill was fantastic, beautiful bedrooms, lounges and huge kitchen."

    Great to have two fridge and freezers, especially when we were celebrating two big birthdays and had lots of food and drink. It was very well equipped. We were surprised at how touristy the area was with coaches out the front of the property all the time and lots of people taking pictures of the Mill. The back of the property was good with space to sit out in the good weather, out of view of the tourists. Lovely village. My only complaint was that the rental doesn't start until 4.00pm and we had to be out of the property by 10.00am so we only had 1 full day and some time on the other two days. I do understand that the property has to be cleaned for the next arrivals but the 10.00am departure does seem very early to have to be out, especially when there was 11 of us.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Very picturesque village with house in the middle of the action ..."

    Very picturesque village with house in the middle of the action Lots of space for 9 adults with all rooms of good proportions, well equipped kitchen and outdoor terrace with table, chairs and BBQ Coach parties arrive early so it is busy but crowds diminish once leave Bibury itself Good pubs within easy walk Ensuite bathrooms but most with baths and no specialist showers Ideal for large group or family reunions

    Reviewed by BruceMay 2019

  • "Arlington Mill is in a great location for visiting the Cotswolds."

    We were all impressed not only with the building but also the fact that it is so well equipped.Very homely.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2019

  • "Kitchen was very well equipped but an additional dishwasher would have been the cherry on the cake."

    Excellent weekend break for walking, cycling or just chilling the property it has so much space that even a rainy day would not be a problem.

    Apr 2019

  • "Great cottage, very spacious and lovely village."

    Pub within walking distance real bonus, will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LizMar 2019

  • "Arlington Mill exceeded all expectations."

    The rooms were amazingly spacious and spotlessly clean. It was a fantastic stay and would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2019

  • "The photographs do not do Arlington Mill justice."

    It is beautifully decorated, well equipped and extremely comfortable. We did have a problem with the water but it was dealt with quickly and efficiently so not a problem. We will definitely be going back to Arlington Mill again and I have recommended it to other friends already.

    Reviewed by MeganNov 2018

  • "An outstanding building renovated to an excellent standard."

    Comfort and cleanliness outstanding. Situated in an excellent little village. Looking forward to our next return trip to Arlington Mill.

    Oct 2018

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  • Five bedrooms over four floors: 1 x first floor master suite with super kingsize 4 posted bed plus ensuite with roll top bath, shower, WC and washbasin
  • 1 x second floor family room with double bed and two single beds and ensuite with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x second floor super kingsize bedroom plus ensuite bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x second floor king size double bedroom plus ensuite with bath, hand held shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x third floor twin bedroom (zip/link, can be kingsize on request).1 of the single beds is a trunkle bed. Third floor wet room with shower, WC and washbasin
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Ground floor living/dining area with piano
  • First floor additional living area
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Heating with woodburner
  • Range cooker, two ovens and grill, dishwasher and a large fridge freezer, small breakfast table and chairs and Nespresso machine
  • TV, DVD, Soundbar, WiFi (speed may be variable due to location)
  • Bluetooth music player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two well behaved dogs allowed
  • Permanent wooden cot supplied and one high chair
  • Rear patio garden with furniture available in the summer
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please note that the mill stream (leat) is deep and often fast flowing through an underwater sluice and therefore it is dangerous for pets, children and adults to approach the leat or to walk on the wall next to the leat - please keep your family away from the water
  • Note: Wi-Fi is available via the modem in the downstairs living room- due to the thick stone walls, the wireless signal is not consistent through the house, however there is a booster on the first floor so you should have some signal through the house
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £500.

The property

Dating back to the Doomsday Book, Arlington Mill is both historic and iconic and for the first time ever - you can stay in this outstanding property!.

Set in the heart of Bibury and with the original wheels and old machinery visually preserved but not working, guests will feel surrounded by a unique atmosphere that is rare to experience.

Once upon a time this is where corn from around...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Burford 9 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 10 miles.

William Morris called Bibury ‘the most beautiful village in England” and today it is world famous as a village which best epitomises the English rural scene. At its centre is an outstanding Saxon church. So important is the village architecturally that the National Trust is closely involved in its preservation - Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages was restored by the Trust in the 1970s and its distinctive roofline and gables are one of the most photographed scenes in the Cotswolds. The village has a selection of shops, pubs and tea rooms and a wider range of amenities are available in the nearby market town of Burford “Gateway to the Cotswolds”.

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Note: Please note that the mill stream (leat) is deep and often fast flowing through an underwater sluice and therefore it is dangerous for pets, children and adults to approach the leat or to walk on the wall next to the leat - please keep your family away from the water.
Note: Wi-Fi is available via the modem in the downstairs living room- due to the thick stone walls, the wireless signal is not consistent through the house, however there is a booster on the first floor so you should have some signal through the house.
NOTE: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made
£25 Pet Charge per pet per week
Some bedrooms have quite low beams.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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