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The Cottage


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The Vatch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


Within the grounds of Grade II listed Upper Vatch Mill, The Cottage offers perfect accommodation for 2 guests, close to Stroud.

This detached, period Cotswold stone holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful and picturesque location within the grounds of the owners’ Grade II listed Upper Vatch Mill. The tranquil sound of the Slad brook and weir are within earshot. The Cotswold village of Slad, immortalised by the author Laurie Lee, is scattered along the slope of this narrow valley, captured in the filming of Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ (1998). An ideal location for walkers, there are many footpaths, while the Cotswold Way is within a few minutes’ drive. Bohemian Stroud is one and a half miles away, and has an array of independent shops. The surrounding Golden Valleys are an attractive location from which to explore the western Cotswolds. Cheltenham, Bath and Cirencester are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Large living room. Large beamed dining room. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: Study. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • No children including infants
  • NB: Brook in owner’s grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Boutique Collection
    Boutique Collection
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    I had a wonderful time at The Cottage. The house is just perfect! Everything you need is there. The surroundings are fantastic for long walks. Pubs and shops are only a few minutes away. (Beware of the streets though. Sometimes difficult for drivers not used to driving on narrow roads). I felt very comfortable. If you're lucky you can even see deer in the garden. Cheltenham racecourse is not too far away. Definitely worth a visit if you like horse racing. I can recommend The Cottage without restrictions.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2018
    Lovely peaceful location. We had a relaxing & comfortable stay at The Cottage. The photos are a very good representation of the cottage. The kitchen was small but well equipped with everything you need. The lounge room & bedroom are spacious & comfortable. The onsite owners were friendly & helpful. Off the beaten track a little but only short drive to nearby Stroud that has the big 3 grocery stores. Also lots of restaurants within a 15 minute drive. Good base for day trips in the Cotswolds. The central heating worked well. The wifi is a little bit slow & sometimes unresponsive.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2018
    Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, so comfortable, very clean and a good size for one bedroom. Well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing week in the Costwolds. This area is lovely very quiet but with so much to do and see on your doorstep. Owners are lovely and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay just perfect. Thank you!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    Had a lovely week in the Cottage. Superb location and a beautiful, well equipped property with nice, thoughtful touches. The owners, who live in the nearby mill, are charming and generous and went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Would visit again with no hesitation.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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