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Upper Mill Barn

Coln St Aldwyns, near Bibury, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988604)

4.6

(21 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really lovely family holiday made even better by the hospitality and friendliness shown by the property owners."

    Thank you very much indeed for this feedback, greatly appreciated. A pleasure to have you with us. All the best, David & Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BenApr 2022

  • "Beautiful environment, lovely cottage, very nice owners."

    The owners answered all of our questions and offered suggestions of places we could visit. The kids loved the garden with mini golf, tree house and pigs. We definitely want to go back again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2022

  • "It’s spacious, well fitted out, peaceful and is centrally located to visit the charm of the Cotswolds."

    Owners are wonderful and accommodating, they ensure your stay is fulfilled.

    Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely to see you both again. Fingers crossed for puppies in June. All the best, David and Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "Delightful, cosy property, we loved it and will be booking a return visit next year - I might even pluck up the courage to try the zip wire!"

    Thank you so much for such positive feedback. Hope you are all keeping well, David & Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Upper Mill Barn is ideal for anyone wishing to spend a quiet holiday in beautiful countryside, while remaining within walking distance of a pub/restaurant, Post Office and shop."

    The owners are very welcoming and attentive to anything you need, or wish to know. A spacious garden rising high to the rear of the property, is equipped with zip wire, climbing frame and magnificent tree-house, would appeal to younger guests. Coln St Aldwyns is conveniently located for visits to attractions in the southern and central areas of the Cotswolds (Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Fairford) while long, straight roads offer trips to the northern sector within 40 minutes. A delightful walk from the property follows the River Coln some 2 miles to Bibury with its famous Arlington Row of Cotswold stone cottages and large trout farm, where you can catch and bbq your very own trout. What more could you wish for!

    Reviewed by RaySep 2021

  • "Lovely barn in great surroundings."

    Barn was clean and comfortable and kids enjoyed the garden activities. Kitchen needs a bit of attention- very basic equipment and some parts need repairs. Also dryer on washing machine not working. No broom or vacuum cleaner to sweep floors. Internet wasn’t great as well. Overall though a good base for exploring the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are so sorry that you had concerns while staying with us, will make sure your comments are being forwarded to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "This place is nothing short of magical."

    The description of the barn doesn't do justice to the amazing garden, which has an incredible treehouse, plus a zipline, pigs and chickens. The owners were very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. The barn itself is stylishly furnished and well-appointed and, whilst it is not big on space, it is cosy and fine for us as a family of 4. I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Thank you very much for your feedback on Upper Mill Barn. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you had such a wonderful time in the garden! Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was adequate in most respects but not as good as other other 4 ticks Sykes cottages we have experienced."

    It's not " excellent standard throughout". The double bed was very comfortable and the shower was excellent. But the spacious bathroom lacks the facility to hang two bath towels to dry, the shower screen seal was broken, and the bottom 9 inches or so of the light pull string was an unpleasantly dirty brown. The kitchen equipment is rather sparse, eg no microwaveable pans/dishes, and when we arrived the oven and baking trays were unusably filthy. The owner apologised and cleaned it but it's disappointing that we had to point it out. There is a very large sideboard in the kitchen but it was full of miscellaneous stuff, such as cardboard boxes in which had once contained wine glasses, and was no use to us. The patio would indeed be "spacious" if the large rotted wooden bench and the pile of stones were removed, the shrubs cut back and the weeds pulled out. This is the place where it is most obvious that the photos on Sykes' site were taken some considerable time ago the jumble under the staircase is another

    Many thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry that the property did not meet your expectations. Your comments and suggestions for improvement will be passed on to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2021

  • "Very nice stay, thank you."

    Perfect location for exploring the prettiest parts of the Cotswolds. Owners are nearby but not intrusive and left us to relax. Loved the dogs who came and checked us out regularly, as did the chickens!

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing week at Upper Mill Barn."

    The cottage is even better than the pictures with new sofas and a table/chairs set on the patio. Other reviews had mentioned the zip wire and treehouse - these were so much better than I expected, the treehouse is very impressive with a slide, swing and bridge! We also loved seeing the pigs, hens and the family’s lovely dogs. Great location with some walks near by, and we also went to the nearby Cotswolds Water Park, the Cotswolds Farm Park and Batsford Arboretum. Thank you for a fabulous week!

    Thank you for your recent feedback with regards to your stay at Upper Mill Barn. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AislingMay 2021

  • "Beautiful spot , David , the owner was charming ."

    The only slight disappointment was the oven and one of the baking trays was dirty and needed a good scrub ! A real gem in the quiet of the Cotswolds .

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "We really have enjoyed our stay at Upper Mill Barn."

    A lovely cottage in the countryside, stunning views. Great walks in Coln St Aldwyns and Bibury. A beautiful cottage, very comfortable, clean and welcoming. So peaceful and calm! David and his wife are the perfect hosts! Thank you both so very much for making our holiday so special!

    Than you for providing feedback regarding your recent stay at Upper Mill Barn. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed staying at the barn and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SofiaOct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at upper mill barn."

    I echo previous reviews the garden, tree house and zip wire are a fantastic bonus for children. The house is well equipped, comfy and an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. David the host is very welcoming and on hand should you need anything. Thank you for such a perfect holiday even in the pandemic!

    Glad you had a perfect holiday and you loved your stay at Upper Mill Barn! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved upper mill barn."

    It was perfect for a family of four with two young children. The accommodation was lovely, David the host was very helpful, the patio was great but what made it excellent for the children was the garden with tree house, zip wire, chickens and pigs to feed scraps to!! The location was perfect for day trips and walks and the village had a nice play area, post office and small cafe. Thank you we enjoyed our week!!

    Thank you for you lovely comments, it is great to hear the children had an excellent time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MennaAug 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a great location."

    Well equipped, had everything we needed. Very peaceful. Have two boys aged 8 and 10 who loved the zip wire, Treehouse pigs and chickens.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Delightful hosts with nothing too much trouble."

    A super ultra rural retreat and good walking country.

    Reviewed by AustinSep 2019

  • "The property is difficult to find as the information and postcode show a different street."

    No one was there to let us in. Phone number provided was for Sykescottages and not the owner so it was difficult to find out what was happening. Was not a good start to our break. Overall, the property is very nice and we were comfortable there. Only other gripes are that the kitchen area was a bit hairy and the fridge could be a bit cleaner, but otherwise cannot fault anything else.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "The Cottage was ideally placed, so that your major tourist places are fairly close."

    We have 2 children & the garden is a great place, with the tree house, crazy golf, zip wire & the animals that are around. I think I can safely say we will be stopping at Upper Mill Cottage in the future. I will almost definitely recommending it to family & friends!

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "Upper mill barn could be a lovely holiday accommodation, but unfortunately upon our arrival we found the whole place covered in human hair and had to spend the best part of an hour hoovering it all up with the pitiful hoover (which we completely filled with hair)."

    After talking to the owner, we found out that it is regularly used for hair dressing. This would not have been a problem if the place had been properly cleaned afterwards, but the cleaner obviously forgot to clean the floor this time. The owner was very friendly and apologetic, and offered us a partial refund, which we were grateful for. However, due to the fact that it is used for hair dressing, I am unable to recommend upper mill barn to anyone else.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Fantastic for the kids aged 4 & 8."

    It was just how kids should go off and have fun in a large garden with treehouse and zip wire. Great local amenities with the community shop and pub.

    Reviewed by Leigh-annApr 2019

  • "We just came back after a wonderful time."

    Upper Mill is a really lovely property, the photos just don't do it justice. There is a wonderful tree-house that really is genuinely as the name suggests, a house up a tree, rather than a box on a branch! There's also a zip wire that we ALL had great fun on! I think the highlight for my wife were the pigs at the top of the garden who devoured our kitchen scraps every morning and evening. We also enjoyed freshly laid eggs! The property is situated in a beautiful spot amongst idyllic countryside with a river flowing through the property which was perfect for a game of poo-sticks! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2019

  • "Clean, comfy and surrounded by lovely countryside."

    The garden was great for teenage kids with zip wire and tree house.

    Mrs Rennie

  • "Hi just thought I'd let you know how much we love upper mill barn."

    It is the perfect retreat with a fabulous tree house we didn't expect and beautiful little stream. We are also loving Frank and Elsie the very soppy dogs who pop in for cuddles and excited squeals from our 16 month old who thinks they're fabulous!

    S,S & B

  • "This is a beautiful place and we loved the barn."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable , the Nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, airy and light and well cared for. Also a very good location for walking and exploring this part of Gloucestershire. The owners are very helpful and we had a wonderful week. Mrs Rose, May 2017.

    Rose

  • "The converted barn was lovely, perfect for me my wife and our 4 month old."

    We had a great time there and would visit again.

    Dr Fowler

  • "The owners' family (and the dogs) were fantastic, the surroundings are absolutely beautiful and ideal for a ten-year-old."

    We certainly want to come back.

    Mr Schaich

  • "Suited all our requirements & enjoyable stay."

    Mr Buckton

  • "Beautiful situation, friendly and helpful owner, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Mr McMillan.

  • "We thought the cottage was lovely, the setting was great, and use of the tree house, climbing equipment, and checking out the chickens and mill stream filled in a lot of happy hours."

    Great location in pretty Cotswold village.

    Mr Fairmaker

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Could do with additional wardrobes / hanging facilities.

    Mr N.

  • "Good location and very relaxed."

    Nicely appointed cottage in lovely grounds.

    Mrs B

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double and 1 x first floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating downstairs
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power and inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio to the rear with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles. April 22- Please note the Wi-Fi has just been upgraded so now has a very good signal. Please note minimum of 3 night bookings

The property

Upper Mill Barn is a lovely barn conversion situated in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire.

The property has undergone an extensive renovation and now provides a high-quality, contemporary accommodation.

Internally, the huge vaulted ceiling creates...

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About the location

COLN ST ALDWYNS

Bibury 2 miles; Cirencester 8.5 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 11.5 miles

Set within the Cotswolds AONB is this peaceful and friendly village. Bordered by the River Coln and surrounded by refreshing green countryside, Coln St Aldwyns is a fine base for visitors to the area. You will find a Grade II* listed church as well as a handy shop and a highly-rated gastro pub, the New Inn. The chocolate-box village of Bibury is just a couple of miles away, known for its rows of quaint stone cottages and surrounding greenery. Slightly further afield is the striking market town of Cirencester, laced with attractive buildings and varying attractions. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most characterful and must-visit locations close by. On the western fringe of the Cotwolds, discover the spectacular city of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival.

Region Information

Please Note - Minimum of 3 night bookings
April 22- Please note the Wi-Fi has just been upgraded so now has a very good signal.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas