Set within the heart of a truly quintessential Cotswold village, this grade II listed stone cottage is simply stunning. The clever use of original features mixed with a contemporary twist provides the perfect base whatever the time of year.
This beautiful cottage, situated in the heart of pretty Upper Slaughter, is perfect for your entire family – and that includes the waggy-tailed member! Sleeping six across three peaceful bedrooms and with plenty of space for the pup to snooze, you could all soon be wandering along the River Eye for a quiet evening walk. The village is connected to Lower Slaughter by a scenic 1-mile footpath, so take a stroll down to the Lower Slaughter Museum and the historic well, before heading back via the dog-friendly pub.
The property, which has a stunning stone exterior, has the ideal mix of traditional and contemporary. The kitchen is fresh and bright with superb apex ceilings and everything you could need for a tasty meal, while subtle greys and exposed beams in the lounge beckon you to sink into the sofas in front of the wood burner, the hound curled up by your feet. Peruse the owner’s vast collection of board games and enjoy one sitting at the dining table. Upstairs, the bedrooms welcome you into a deep slumber; wake up surrounded by clever mixes of colour and texture before heading down to enjoy your morning coffee in the wonderful landscaped gardens.
After you’ve explored both Upper and Lower Slaughter, head out into the Cotswolds and experience villages like Stow-on-the-Wold (3.5 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (3 miles) and Moreton-in-Marsh (8 miles). The canine will love exploring the fields and stable yard at the National Trust’s Chastleton House (9 miles) before you stop for a picnic in the grounds, while kids and adults alike will love the Cotswold Wildlife Park (15 miles). Hounds travel free in standard glass on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (12.5 miles) – it’s a great way to see the beautiful countryside all around you without getting dog-tired!
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.