About Alex Cowan
Hi there, my name is Alex and I'm an easy going, sociable guy who enjoys working but loves visiting our home in the Cotswolds for a relaxing break. Lower Slaughter is very special as is our cottage, we invite you to come and stay in our home where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. I will do my very best to ensure your stay is a memorable and happy one.
Alex Cowan purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Alex Cowan chose Lower Slaughter
Quintessentially Cotswold, Pound Cottage is nestled within one of the United Kingdom’s most premiere villages and is the perfect place for your stay. With a myriad of character features that one would expect from a 200 year-old Cotswold cottage, infused with a contemporary feel, the cottage oozes a charm and sense of luxury. It provides all the comforts you would expect from a boutique hotel but with the advantage of a whole house to share and enjoy. Whether you’re curled up on the sofa with a glass of wine in front of the fire, soaking in the marble bathroom after a long walk or cooking in the contemporary kitchen, the cottage offers unparalleled comfort and style with ample accommodation for 6 guests. With 3 double bedrooms all with en-suite, the cottage is the perfect space to enjoy your stay in the Cotswolds.
What makes this Cottage unique
Nestled in the centre of Lower Slaughter, a few steps from the enchanting River Eye, it's no surprise that this beautiful village is visited by travellers from across the globe. The walks are sublime; Copse Hill road runs through the village and was voted Britain's most romantic street. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, world-class hotels and a charming village pub, Pound Cottage is positioned in the perfect location. The beauty of staying at Pound Cottage is that when the visitors have to leave Lower Slaughter at the end of the day, you don't!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Quaint Cotswold Cottage
The cottage itself was very cute and quaint as was the surrounding area. It must be noted that this is a very touristy area and the cottage had the feeling of being rented out a lot and could use a little freshening up inside. The beds and pillows were also a little uncomfortable. The kitchen was very nice and the garden was lovely. One thing to be aware of is that the area is pretty remote, and there is not much within walking distance other then a hotel. No restaurants or local stores to get milk, everything was a 15 - 20 minute drive.
Pretty cottage in idyllic village
Lovely high standard cottage with everything we needed for a family of four and a dog.
cosy and charming place
We very much enjoyed staying at Pound cottage!
The house was clean and comfortable. Communication was quick and friendly.
The location is ideal for visiting the Cotswolds.
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Charlotte and co.
Perfect Costwolds base
Wonderdul cottage in a perfect location in beautiful Lower Slaughter. We had everything we needed, well-equipped kitchen and super comfortable bedrooms. Three en-suites made it perfect for our family and friends. Looking forward to our next visit!
This cottage in Lower Slaughter was awesome and close enough to the little towns in the Cotswolds that we used it as our base to see the rest of the Cotswolds. It was quiet and quaint and has a beautiful back porch that opens into your dining area. The couch that is in the pictures is different than the one in the cottage and the current one in the cottage is small and not comfortable at all. It was nice at the end of the day of sight seeing to come home to this cozy place. I love the strawberries growing near the front door.
We had a very enjoyable stay and the setting was lovely.
we very much enjoyed our stay and the secluded walled garden was perfect for the dog and to sit out in for a drink or even breakfast. The cottage itself was very well appointed and had everything supplied that we needed and the cake on arrival was a welcome and surprise touch thank you. It was also very nice that we were allowed to explore it on our own as so many owners seem to think they need to spend ages showing you round when all you want to do is unpack and have a cuppa. the village was lovely and we made the most of the local places to see. As you are asking for constructive comments I would say the following. A most disappointing feature was that despite all 3 bedrooms easily being able to take a minimum of a kingsize bed they were only doubles. In this day and age i would certainly have expected a bigger bed than a double as nearly everyone has a kingsize at home. Kate and i are both slim and average height but after one night in a double which was far too small for us i had to go in another room for the final 3 nights which wasnt what we expected or hoped for on a holiday of that quality and expense away together. I would also suggest a few changes to the bathroom on the top floor. when using the shower even on low pressure the water flows out of the shower and along the floor as far as the loo. The first morning I had a shower and the water flowed across the floor and saturated the clothers I had laid out on the floor so i had to get another set for the day and dry them out. I had to use a towel every morning to dry the floor which was literaly sopping wet . The issue isnt the angle of the shower head but that the floor isnt level. I think this problem could be easily solved by fixing on the floor a raised plastic strip or thin line of tiles in front of the shower by end of the shower side to create a mini dam. it would also be very useful to have a shelf or 2 in the bathroom by the basin to put razors tooth brush and toiletries etc. The bath itself looks big but in reality is tiny as its so sloped on the ends. even 5 foot 6 kate could only use it by sitting in it with legs tucked up rather than being able to lie out straight and rinse her hair in it. one very minor pt was the catch on the gate in the front isnt complete so its not possible to totally shut gate to make it dog proof . Our dog wasnt a problem as she stayed by our sides but a bolder bigger dog could easily have pushed out. overall it was a very nice stay Alex.