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Mill Stream Cottage

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091263)

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location, quaint and charming cottage."

    WesMar 2020

  • "Great cottage in beautiful location."

    Check in was really easy and great large space for a family of six. We would definitely stay again. Parking space for one medium car only but free parking is only a couple of minutes away.

    CarolineMar 2020

  • "Joanna was very helpful on Friday."

    The cottage was immaculate and so well located for walks. We loved our stay. Will recommenced and will revisit!

    AngusJan 2020

  • "We had a lovely time - the place was fantastic and in a great location, everything was easy - would highly recommend."

    JordanJan 2020

  • "A fantastic house with all the amenities you require."

    . Very comfortable living areas. The house is situated in a very picturesque part of the Cotswolds and is central to other tourist towns of interest. Loved the whole time we were there.

    AndrewAug 2019

  • "Amazing location right in Lower Slaughter."

    Delightful traditional Cotswold stone cottage with plenty of room for our family of 5. We felt right at home and loved experiencing this part of rural England.

    JaneJul 2019

  • "A picturesque village and beautifully appointed cottage!"

    Had a wonderful time and will definitely recommend Millstream Cottage and Lower Slaughter to anyone!

    LiesleyJul 2019

  • "A beautifully presented and amazingly well equipped cottage in a very lovely part of the Cotswolds"

    NormaJul 2019

  • "What an amazing place to stay."

    Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful village. Highly recommend.

    PeterJun 2019

  • "A charming cottage, well positioned close to the river and the walks."

    Will definitely return.

    TimothyMay 2019

  • "Really lovely and stylishly decorated cottage a stone’s throw from a stunning little stream in a beautiful village."

    Great for families - our two kids spent ages just running back and forth over the little footbridges. Perfect condition, and immaculately clean, with comfy beds and soft towels. What more could you want? Oh! A box of chocolate biscuits, fresh coffee and a bottle of milk in the fridge!

    RoyMay 2019

  • "Lovely property in an idyllic location."

    Felt like home from home. Lots of extras provided. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended. Really lovely property in the perfect location. Would love to stay here again.

    SarahNov 2018

  • "Excellent instructions to reach the cottage."

    We phoned and texted Joanne before departure and she was very helpful with time of arrival etc. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with an outdoor patio area which was ideal for morning coffee or pre dinner drinks. Our daughter was married at St Mary's Church, Lower Slaughter during our stay and the cottage was ideally located for us to walk along beside the stream to the church on a lovely sunny afternoon. Would highly recommend Mill Stream Cottage.

    PeterSep 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for a family, as it was able to sleep 6 comfortably all rooms with separate bathrooms."

    There was a items thoughtfully provided for the first day breakfast and it has all the comforts needed for a stay. The village itself was amazing and is a great central location to explore the Cotswold and further. Also the village is along many hiking paths which make it easy for hiking and for walking down to Bourton on the water for meals. Would definitely recommend this property.

    ChadAug 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly located in the most picturesque village."

    Lower Slaughter is adorable in every sense, and perfect for a relaxing break. Everything about the cottage is fantastic - it's well equipped and extremely comfortable. We can't wait to visit again soon!

    AdamAug 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village!"

    Loved our stay! So picturesque and well equipped. Great location.

    AnneJul 2018

  • "My wife and I were delighted with Mill Stream cottage."

    It's location was perfect in one of the most quintessential English villages. We began and ended each day with a walk along the river which was in itself a highlight of our time in the Cotswolds. It was very central to the Northern Cotswold with major attractions less than half an hour away. We especially enjoyed the Longborough Opera - less than 15 minutes from the cottage. The cottage itself was beautifully furnished with every possible item necessary for the enjoyment of our stay. We played chess every evening on the patio and enjoyed our breakfasts there listening to birdsong and the bleating of nearby sheep. We can't recommend this cottage highly enough. We hope to return soon.

    AlexanderJul 2018

  • "Mill Stream Cottage was the final stop on our 5 week UK holiday, it was a wonderful place to finish."

    The house has plenty of room, comfortable beds and a great position in the little settlement of Lower Slaughter. We really loved our time at Mill Stream Cottage and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about staying here.

    ChristineJun 2018

  • "The cottage and its location were perfect, and we struck gold with the weather as well."

    Lower Slaughter is one of the loveliest villages in the Cotswolds, and an ideal base from which to visit the many other attractions, towns and villages in this most beautiful part of England. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway deserve particular mention. We also visited Adlestrop, made famous by the poet Edward Thomas, and the blackbirds still sing there. We would love to spend another holiday in Mill Stream Cottage.

    MartinMay 2018

  • "Mill stream is a very well equipped cottage and suited our group of 6 adults and 1 infant very well."

    We only booked for 3 nights but would have loved to have stayed longer. Communication with Character Cottages was exceptional. They offered a very personal service which made such a difference.

    JeanMay 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    All facilities you could wish for provided. The location is stunning. The Slaughters are one of the nicest Cotswolds villages we visited with plenty more nearby. Will be back.

    JamesMar 2018

  • "The cottage was just as expected."

    Great charm and super location. We will be back!

    JohnFeb 2018

  • "A Christmas gift for the family from the two grown-up children and WOW!"

    We love the Cotswold,we love the Slaughters, we love Mill Stream Cottage. All the necessary accoutrements to make escape time a delight. I marvelled at the kitchen equipment(Oka! Jamie! In a holiday cottage?) and wept (nearly) at the nestling of the cottage, close to the (eponymous-so of course!) stream and dense with deliciousness. Roomy, but comfy, packed to the rafters with fun things to look at, quirky objects to discuss and a feel of family always close. On the bright days and the murky ones, we laughed, sang, chatted, played music and planned....... We’ll be back!

    The Murray FamilyJan 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful."

    It was large but cosy and homely. We could have stayed all month!

    FrancescaJan 2018

  • "Most fantastic winter break at mill stream cottage in Lower Slaughter."

    Felt like home from home. Really comfy beds and a beautiful setting. Will certainly be back.

    RussellDec 2017

  • "Wow, this is the best place we have stayed and we travel a lot."

    The rooms were so comfy. Bathrooms are big and modern. Kitchen was amazing. We cooked one meal there just to enjoy the kitchen. The half bath was a nice feature too. The room by the kitchen that can be made into a bed was perfect for our girls and they loved it. The fireplace was amazing while we played games in the comity living room. Great communication for any questions you have about the place. The area is so cute and fun to walk around and checkout the old church nearby. We also ate twice at The Bell on Stow, Excellent menu and so quaint. We will be back!

    Huong And JoanneDec 2017

  • "Beautifully presented."

    Very well equipped and nice touches such as flowers, milk in the fridge and cookies. The beds are very comfortable.

    ShaniNov 2017

  • "Amazing cottage, in an amazing village!"

    The cottage easily sleeps 6...don't be put off by the room off the kitchen, its actually the best bedroom in the house. I can honestly say it’s the most well equipped AirBnB we have ever had, whatever you can think of is in that house including bikes. The location is also amazing and you can walk to the level village Inn within 5 mins down the river path.

    ChrisSep 2017

  • "Mill Stream Cottage is beautifully and stylishly appointed."

    The bedrooms are very private and each has its own full bathroom. We were extremely comfortable in this charming house. The stone garden is pretty and gives one a chance to sit outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Lower Slaughter is a quiet village perfectly situated in the heart of the Cotswolds.

    AlexandraSep 2017

  • "What a stunning property!"

    We were 3 adults and one 3yr old, and we had so much space. The cottage is decorated beautifully, tastefully and with high quality brands. Either the host has some interior design background or they hired a designer. It feels like it was furnished for the hosts to live in originally, with all the amenities you could imagine plus extra. The kitchen is particularly well stocked with utensils, crockery, food mixer, toaster and more. The little courtyard outside is gorgeous, with its own little water feature. We had homemade afternoon tea here and it's a perfect little sun trap. There's a Tesco 10 mins away in Stow-on-the-wold which is really handy. Lower Slaughter is nothing short of picture perfect. It's incredible - like something from a movie. And the cottage's location is perfect, central enough to walk everywhere in the Slaughters and right beside a craft shop selling ice creams. The property is also really well located for driving to a lot of other really beautiful villages. We would DEFINITELY stay here again if we were to visit the area again. It's a winner!

    HayleyAug 2017

  • "Wow what a beautiful house!"

    Very comfortable well equipped. Easy access for lots to do, lovely shops at Bourton on the Water and Co-op for necessities only 10 minute drive. Thank you we had a lovely stay.

    NickyAug 2017

  • "Top hosts, amazing house and location, it was perfect."

    I highly recommend this property and these hosts. Could not have been better.

    EmanuelJun 2017

  • "We had a wonderful stay here with the whole family (3 couples)."

    It was really great that there's a bathroom for each bedroom and we all fit comfortably into the kitchen for meals. We even managed to have one meal outside on the little round table in the sunshine. The location is outstanding, we walked everywhere we needed to, especially in the mornings and evenings when there weren't any tourists around. There were plenty of pots and pans for us to cook with and having a big fridge was very helpful. We recommend the walk to Upper Slaughter along the public footpath right by the house through the fields. Thanks for a great stay!

    MarikoMay 2017

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

The property

Mill Stream Cottage is a stunning 19th century, Cotswold stone property, resting in the famous chocolate-box village of Lower Slaughter, just over two miles from Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

The three-bedroom property sleeps up to six guests and is home to beautiful traditional features which are complimented by thoughtful contemporary décor.

Arriving at the cottage, you are greeted by sought-after off-road parking with room for up to two small cars, before stepping through the front door into the handy entrance hall which provides space for your coats and shoes, moving through the property the warm and inviting dual aspect living room greets you and provides the perfect space for you and your loved ones to curl up in front of the TV, get the open fire crackling away and relax after your long journey.

The open-plan kitchen/diner is the ideal place for socialising with your group and cooking up a home cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen before gathering round the table to enjoy your delicious meal whilst planning your trip itinerary.

A quirky glass walkway leads from the kitchen/diner, into the stylish dual aspect king-size master bedroom, which has a pretty bay window, exposed Cotswold stone walls and lovely French doors leading out to the courtyard; the en-suite shower room is colourful and welcoming.

Completing the ground floor is a handy utility room tucked away off the kitchen and a convenient cloakroom.

Two further bedrooms are found up the stairs, on the second floor; the first hosts a king-size bed and has lovely stone mullion dual aspect windows with an en-suite bathroom, and the second, located in the eaves, houses a single bed, additional pull-out bed (available on request) and a light, airy en-suite shower room.

Outside, the attractive gravel courtyard garden has an outdoor table with parasol and a charcoal barbecue, making it a lovely spot to enjoy your meals al fresco when the weather allows.

Head out for the day and take a walk around Lower Slaughter which 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, featuring an eye-catching giant working waterwheel and a gorgeous mill building which is no longer operational but has been converted to an enjoyable museum with a popular tea room.

The Slaughters Country Inn is a well-regarded, quintessential country inn, offering lovely food and drinks.

If you want to venture out, nearby Bourton-on-the-Water is dubbed the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the sparkling River Windrush, which runs through the heart of town, and is 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.

Historical market town, Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest of the Cotswold villages, and 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.

Mill Stream Cottage really is the perfect location to explore the breath-taking Cotswolds AONB.





  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x single (additional single available on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, rice cooker, toaster, kettle, hairdryer
  • Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi, selection of playing cards and jigsaw puzzles
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars
  • Gravel and patio courtyard garden with furniture, parasol and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 second single bed in bedroom 3 available on request, which, when erected, there is not much floor space.

Note: No Sunday turnaround

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