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St Mary's Cottage is on a quiet lane in Lower Slaughter, one of England's most beautiful villages

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

St Mary's Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Welcome to St Mary's Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.

Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

St Mary's Cottage is a truly exceptional property, set in its own private garden at the end of a quiet lane in the heart of Lower Slaughter, widely regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages. The cottage is set back from Copse Hill Road, which was named as the most romantic street in Britain in a 2011 online poll. Despite its tranquil setting, the cottage benefits from having a beautiful country inn and two of the Cotswolds finest restaurants a short stroll away, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region. The well known market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are both close by, with their wide ranges of pubs, shops and restaurants.

Built to the highest quality from Cotswold stone, with a character in keeping with the village, St Mary's Cottage has been immaculately furnished in a warm, contemporary style. The traditional character of the building has been complemented by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a 3D flatscreen TV and a large, well equipped kitchen/dining room.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a downstairs cloakroom. Off street parking is available for up to four cars and a garage is available for the storage of bikes. The property is the perfect place for a family or a group of friends seeking an idyllic rural retreat.

House Rules

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Occupancy

The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is six guests (not including babies in cots), at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.

Pets

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

Bedroom 1 (en-suite): King size bed

Bedroom 2: King size bed

Bedroom 3: 2x single beds

Bathrooms

Bathroom 1: Bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet

Bathroom 2 (en-suite): Shower, bath with shower attachment, basin, toilet

Downstairs cloakroom: Basin and toilet

Heating and fuel

The property has a gas fired central heating system.

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access, a 3D flat screen TV with DVD player, an iPod dock and clock radios in each bedroom. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made.

Mobile phone reception is generally OK.

Parking

The property has off-street parking for up to four cars, plus a garage for the storage of bikes.

Housekeeping

Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.

The property's garden is enclosed and set well away from through roads.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Smoking

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Photographs

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

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23 June, 2017

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lower Slaughter in Lower Slaughter

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Notes:
Please ensure you have read the Key Features section of the property here: https://www.character-cottages.co.uk/all-properties/cotswolds-all/st-marys-cottage#key-features

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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Heathrow International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Kingham
Other Activities:

Just over a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water are the twin villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. The name comes from old English "Slohtre", which has nothing to do with killing things and means, simply, "Muddy place".

Today's villages are far from muddy places, in contrast they are the epitome of idyllic, civilised Cotswold charm. Straddling the banks of the River Eye, also known as Slaughter Brook, the two villages have remained virtually unchanged for more than a century. Lower Slaughter in particular is regarded as one of England's most beautiful villages and, in 2011, Copse Hill Road was named as the most romantic street in Britain in an online poll.

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 13th century while the church of St Peter's, in Upper Slaughter, is a historic Norman church with parts dating from the 12th century. Francis Edward Witts, who wrote "Diary of a Cotswold Parson", was rector of the Slaughters from 1808 to 1854.

Lower Slaughter is also home to a restored nineteenth century flour mill, which was last used commercially in 1958. Its tall chimney cuts an imposing figure, partly as it is made of red brick, in sharp contrast to the other buildings in both villages, which are made from the traditional Cotswold stone. The mill features a giant working waterwheel and has a tea room for visitors. It was originally part of Lower Slaughter Manor, which was built in 1658 for the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire. The Manor is now a grand country house hotel.

The less-visited Upper Slaughter lies, as its name suggests, minutes upstream from Lower Slaughter. The cottages around the square were reconstructed by the famous architect Sir Edward Lutyens in 1906. The River Eye flows between neatly-mown grassy banks and is crossed several times by quaint old bridges. There are charming stone steps leading into the river which must have been built to enable villagers to more easily get water and a tiny Methodist chapel dating from 1865 also nestles by the brook. It is now used as a pottery.

Car: Lower Slaughter is easily accessed by car, being located approximately half a mile away from the A429 (Fosse Way) and approximately six miles away from the A40, which are two of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.

Train: The nearest railway station to Lower Slaughter is Kingham (approximately eight miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 47 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 74 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 67 miles, approximately 90 minute drive

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
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