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Thimble Mill

Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Far from the hustle and bustle set within one of the most idyllic Cotswold villages
  • Direct walks from your doorstep into open countryside
  • Ideal base for walking, cycling and exploring The Cotswolds and surrounding areas
Property code: TMILL

Exceptionally finished traditional stone cottage, offering a peaceful getaway which is situated on the riverside in the picturesque Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter.

A gorgeous five-star cottage built in traditional Cotswolds limestone, this property is the picture-postcard image of this beautiful part of the world. Situated in the village of Lower Slaughter, you will be staying in one of the Cotswolds’ best-loved villages, renowned for its quaint romantic streets, trickling river, and the old mill with its gift shop and cafe. With creature comforts inside and riverside walks on your doorstep, both two-legged and four-legged guests are well-catered for.

This property is full of period character and is a wonderful place to enjoy a romantic retreat with your partner and up to two dogs. The owners have been careful to retain much of the property’s original charm whilst ensuring that style and comfort are not overlooked or compromised, as you will see from carefully-chosen furnishings and décor with the added benefit of underfloor heating on the ground floor. In the bedroom, the bed sits under the beamed ceiling, with three steps leading up to the sanctuary-like en-suite bathroom with its roll-top bath. Outside, the enclosed garden has a delightful patio seating area, as well as space for your dogs to stretch their legs before you head out for the day.

Start your days with a leisurely stroll with the dogs along the river, before heading out to explore the local area. The village itself is always a popular destination with visitors, thanks to its unspoilt beauty, and you will be able to experience the local’s view of Lower Slaughter. 3.5 miles north of the village, the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold boasts an interesting array of shops and places to eat, or perhaps you and your canine companions would prefer to explore the 56 acres of gardens at Batsford Arboretum (8 miles)?

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC 
  • Steps from bedroom lead up to bathroom with roll-top bath
  • Lounge/diner with Freeview TV/DVD
  • Feature stone fireplace with wood burner (first basket of logs & coal included, additional fuel arranged at cost)
  • Kitchen: with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and underfloor electric heating included
  • Enclosed south facing garden and patio with seating and BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking close by (not directly outside) 
  • Pub with WiFi and restaurants within walking distance
  • Shops in Stow-in-the-Wold or Bourton on the Water
  • Regret no babes in arms or infants
  • Arrival 4.00pm

Gemma Cole

This property is personally managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie 12th September 2020

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Lovely Cottage, looked to be newly renovated and decorated so in very good condition and very homely. Perfect location.

Reviewed by Kerry 27th August 2020

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Beautfiul classic Cotswold cottage, lots of space for a couple (and a couple of dogs). The secure garden was a godsend, parking allowed for us to drop off and collect luggage at the cottage and park near by in the village (no parking at the cottage itself), the upstairs living space was luxurious. Nice touches with the food basket, fire supplies, bRead moreedding, range of towels. Bring toiletries for yourselves and larger dog towels to accommodate muddy dogs after walks. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 23rd August 2020

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Lovely romantic setting and well equipped cottage, perfect for a short getaway. Free standing bath adds to the romance and beautifully decorated.

Reviewed by Vicky 15th August 2020

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Stunning cottage in a wonderful location, lovely welcoming basket. So much provided in the kitchen.thoroughly enjoyed our pearl anniversary here.

Reviewed by Nikki 1st August 2020

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Gorgeous cottage in stunning location. Everything you need for your stay. Loved interior decor. Garden was great to relax in. Loads of walks nearby so you can explore. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Reviewed by Carolyn 11th July 2020

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Wonderful location, right in the centre of the village. There are two restaurants/pubs within 5 minutes walk. We were lucky with the parking although I can imagine that this could be tricky in the height of summer. The cottage is well appointed and the bread, butter, bread and crisps left on arrival were a nice touch. Local shops a plenty in BourtoRead moren, Stow and local garage for essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 4th July 2020

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Thimble Cottage is home from home A lovely base from which to roam Fields of wheat & barley too Peace & beauty, a dream come true Walk back through time through villages old Beautiful shops with treasures sold Lovely pubs with gardens in bloom We're now allowed back, as long as there's room Strange times we've had with Covid-19 Our break in this coRead morettage has fulfilled our dream Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 28th February 2020

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Reviewed by Corinne 17th February 2020

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Reviewed by Me 6th January 2020

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My partner and I were so impressed with the cottage. The place was definitely 5 star, from the welcome pack to the bathroom goodies we couldn't fault it. Super clean and so peaceful. We had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Daron 28th December 2019

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A beautiful cottage in the most picturesque town we've ever stayed. A lovely local pub and many walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Lorainne 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Nicola 30th November 2019

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Property was fabulous we were allowed to take our 4 little dogs with us and they loved their holiday as much as we did.

Reviewed by Catherine 2nd November 2019

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Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal setting to enjoy the cotswolds.

Reviewed by Barry 12th October 2019

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The cottage is located at the mill end of Mill lane where parking space is at a premium. However one small space is reserved for Thimble cottage and the family who run the mill museum take care to ensure it is not occupied by casual arrivals if the tenant is away. The area is quiet and peaceful at all times. The cottage is warm and comfortable thanRead moreks to the underfloor central heating. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 14th September 2019

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Reviewed by Nilesh 20th July 2019

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Second year here for a weeks break. It is a lovely little place in beautiful lower slaughter. Central for travelling across the area. Nice little cottage patio and garden to relax in when the weather allows. Well equipped kitchen and home. Definitely recommend it. Our dog loved it too.

Reviewed by Richard 6th July 2019

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Reviewed by Jim 29th June 2019

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Please dont be fooled about the ease of parking in the area. It is a very popular and well visited area. Parking is a problem. I know we all like to switch off on holiday , but being self employed meant I had occasion to go online( banking stuff etc ). There is very poor phone reception ,and the cottage wi fi is not much better. Thought it worth meRead morentioning. Lovely village and surrounding area. The Slaughter Inn is well worth a visit. Cant comment on the Manor House , we werent served. Hide

Reviewed by Kirsty 22nd June 2019

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A cosy and quirky cottage tastefully decorated. Plenty of room for the 2 of us and our Labrador. It was a pleasure to return to the peace and tranquillity of the cottage after a busy day sightseeing. Great location for visiting Blenheim Palace, Oxford and beautiful villages. Lots of walks nearby and the Old Mill shop next door sells amazing ice creRead moream. The cottage had lots of lovely extras and a private, fully enclosed garden. We had a relaxing and really comfortable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Leonard 1st June 2019

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Reviewed by Sharon 13th May 2019

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Reviewed by Clare 5th May 2019

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful location. Great for walks to country pubs

Reviewed by Jenny 27th April 2019

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Reviewed by Lesley 20th April 2019

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Reviewed by Julia 13th April 2019

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Reviewed by Carol 25th March 2019

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We were very comfortable in Thimble Cottage though the weather was so good we spent little time there. It's definitely geared towards romance! The location is perfect, right next to the old mill and steps from several public footpaths to other picturesque Cotswold villages. Parking wasn't an issue for us as we found a spot and abandoned the car forRead more the week. The garden is south facing, just right for a relaxing glass of wine. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 22nd March 2019

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Thimble Mill is idyllic, perfect cosy cottage for two! Brilliant location, parking was no trouble around the church/Manor House. Ideally located to get to all the major villages that are worth a visit! Owner was very responsive & helpful too.

Reviewed by John 16th March 2019

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Reviewed by Edward 4th March 2019

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A very cosy little cottage which is really pretty and comfortable. Great peaceful location and perfect for dog walks.

Reviewed by Gary 12th February 2019

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The location is to die for...idyllic village with cottage well situated. The cottage is full of original features, especially inglenook fireplace. A nice touch to welcome with bread, milk, croissants. But...parking is an issue...non available nearby. And plumbing in property makes using bath and shower a potential hazard.

Reviewed by Sarah 26th January 2019

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A wonderful and idyllic cottage in a beautiful location. Attention to detail just made the whole experience perfect. We will definitely be going back again.

Reviewed by Tracey 15th January 2019

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Reviewed by C 8th January 2019

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Reviewed by Mark 9th December 2018

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Gorgeous village and accommodation. Lots of variety of walks around. Very chilled and relaxing time away.

Reviewed by Joanne 27th November 2018

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Absolutely stunning cottage, beautiful interior design, reminded us of the cottage from the film 'the Holiday'and some very special welcome touches. Warm, comfy and like home from home. Location is fabulous, just around the corner from the mill, perfect spot for exploring the Cotswolds. you will not be disappointed with this little gem, small and pRead moreerfectly formed. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd November 2018

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Reviewed by Georgina 2nd October 2018

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Reviewed by Angela 15th September 2018

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Excellent property in excellent location

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