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Church View (Lower Slaughter)

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091414)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


4 Customer Reviews

  • "Hat a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday!"

    Would love to know more about the history of this place. We enjoyed a meal at The Slaughters Country Inn, the Co-op in Bourton is just great and fish and chips from The Chip Shed were yummy. Thank you for making this house so relaxing. And the garden too!

    The BrunetsJul 2021

  • "Hank you for having us in your beautiful house"

    The Hermers FamilyJul 2021

  • "Hat a beautiful house and very well appointed."

    We booked last minute and the only downside was none of the eating establishments in the village could fit us in. All in all though a very enjoyable break - thanks

    The Howell FamilyJul 2021

  • "Antastic stay!"

    Beautiful area and a wonderful location to finally see some family after all this lockdown.

    The Walter FamilyMay 2021

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Church View is a charming Cotswold stone property which dates back to the 17th century and holds a wealth of character, hosting up to eight guests in four spacious bedroom this property is the perfect getaway for a small family or group looking for a relaxing stay in the Cotswolds.

Located in the idyllic Lower Slaughter and overlooking the village church, the stunning location of this property is unparalleled.

The courtyard at the rear of the property has sought-after parking spaces for up to four cars so you can unload your luggage right on the property grounds and enter into the fresh lobby as you kick off your boots and walk into the character filled drawing room which boasts exposed beams, stone mullion windows overlooking the glorious front garden and inglenook fireplace housing a warming woodburning stove; enjoy a fun games evening with your loved ones making use of the games provided.

A small passageway leads you past a rare and eccentric wig cupboard and into the light, dual-aspect sitting room which has lovely wood flooring and country styling, this room is a delightful relaxing space for you to chill out with your group and catch up on your favourite TV show or watch a DVD.

The tastefully decorated kitchen with eye-catching ornamental AGA, is well-equipped and ideal for home cooking, before moving into the stylish dining room which is home to a large dining table and has a beautiful ornamental fireplace.

Complete with underfloor heating you will find the shower room on the ground floor, along with a useful utility room with washer/dryer, which can be used for additional storage.

When sleeps calls, head up the steep staircase with handrail up to the first floor where you will find two beautifully styled bedrooms; the master contains a king-size wooden sleigh bed and has lovely dual aspect quality and exposed beams, you can catch up on your favourite TV shows from the comfort of your bed; the second bedroom has picturesque rural views through the stone mullion, dual aspect windows and contains twin beds; completing this floor and benefitting from underfloor heating is the bathroom, complete with roll-top bath for you to relax in.

A choice of two impressive bedrooms are accessed up a second flight of steep stairs, the first hosts a king-size bed and has striking exposed wooden beams and a TV; the second bedroom on this floor is a twin room, with beautiful views overlooking the church.

Once you have rested your eyes for the evening, head down to for some fresh air into the well-maintained, wonderful wrap-around walled garden which has colourful flowers and a magnificent pear tree which climbs the property.

Accessed via a side gate in the courtyard, the enclosed garden is mostly lawn, and is bordered by tall hedges and mature shrubs, with a fragrant herb garden resting just beneath the kitchen window which guests are welcome to utilise.

Stunning views towards the churchyard can be enjoyed at the wooden bench and from April to October the owners provide a large table with parasol to enjoy your meals alfresco.

Lower Slaughter is widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages with picturesque cottages lining the banks of the River Eye which flows from Upper Slaughter through Lower Slaughter.

Planning your itinerary can be a difficult task when there are so many wonderful things to do around Lower Slaughter, here are just a few things you can do during your trip: Bourton-on-the-Water is dubbed the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the sparkling River Windrush, which runs through the heart of town, spanned by multiple picturesque bridges, where you can enjoy high tea at a riverside café, find your way out of the Dragonfly Maze, shop in a boutique store, or visit the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection.

Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold villages, which is a small market town with an array of boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Farmers’ Market which every second Thursday of each month, featuring inviting local produce; you can visit the Fosse Gallery to admire an array of contemporary British art, indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, or revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Burford, known as Southern “gateway to the Cotswolds” is perched upon a hill and the high street is lined with charming antique shops, boutique stores, and cafés, here you can visit Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where you will find over 250 species of animals and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the park.

Whatever the time of year, whatever the weather, Church View is a fantastic choice for you and your loved ones to enjoy a wonderful escape to the Cotswolds.





  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one first floor, one second floor), 2 x twin (one first floor, one second floor)
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, first floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and chair
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Drawing room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x cafetières, hairdryer
  • 3 x Freeview TVs, DVD player, radio with CD player and iPod dock, telephone, WiFi, selection of DVDs, games and books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn garden with furniture (April to October), covered well, and herb garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter is a village in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, 4 miles south west of Stow-on-the-Wold.The village is built on both banks of the River Eye, a slow-moving stream crossed by two footbridges, which also flows through Upper Slaughter. At the west end of the village there is a 19th-century water mill with an undershot waterwheel and a chimney for additional steam power. There is a ford where the river widens in the village and several small stone footbridges join the two sides of the community. A mill is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 on the site of The Old Mill. In the 14th Century it had begun to be known as Slaughter Mill and is open to the public to view today. Lower Slaughter is home to the pretty church of St Mary. The church and its impressive spire were re-built in 1867 but some arches between the nave and the south aisle date back to the thirteenth century while the church of St Peter's, in Upper Slaughter, is a historic Norman church with parts dating from the 12th century .

Region Information

Note: There is a covered well in the courtyard, however young children should still be supervised when outside.

Note: The garden is maintained by a professional gardening service every Thursday, this work will be completed as quickly as possible and with as little disturbance as possible to guests.

Note: This is an old property with many character features including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and some uneven flooring, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: This property does not accept commercial or corporate bookings.

Note: This property does not accept stag, hen or similar parties.

Note: The AGA is not operational.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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