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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
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.

Thimble Mill has charm and character in abundance! Located in Lower Slaughter, possibly one of the prettiest villages in England the cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the wonder of the Cotswolds, either on foot via the many public paths or by car. Golden Cotswold limestone is an instantly defining feature, but each village has its own identity. You can while away time in the thriving and historic market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, and many more. An abundance of quintessentially English inns and tea rooms and high-class restaurants mean that you’ll be spoiled for choice and if you enjoy browsing, you’ll adore the huge range of classy independent boutiques, antique shops and eclectic shopping opportunities.

Thimble Mill, just a few steps an attractive water mill boasts luxurious accommodation and will welcome you as soon as you set foot inside. Thick stone walls, exposed beams and deep window sills are just part of the character here. The owners have created an exceptional retreat for two. In the lounge/diner the wood burner set within a huge inglenook fireplace will keep you snug on chillier evenings with the added benefit of underfloor heating on the ground level of the property. Step up into the  attractive country style kitchen has been very well equipped and features a built-in electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Stairs lead you directly up to the romantic double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC and three steps lead off the bedroom to a stylish bathroom with a Victorian style roll-top bath.

Imagine yourself with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine enjoying the south facing garden which features a patio with seating, and a BBQ for making the most of when the sun shines. This area is fully enclosed if you are bringing your four-legged friends with you.

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

This property is personally managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Natalie 28th February 2020

Reviewed by Corinne 17th February 2020

Reviewed by Me 6th January 2020

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

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

Reviewed by Nicola 30th November 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Barry 12th October 2019

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

Reviewed by Nilesh 20th July 2019

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

Reviewed by Jim 29th June 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Sharon 13th May 2019

Reviewed by Clare 5th May 2019

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

Reviewed by Jenny 27th April 2019

Reviewed by Lesley 20th April 2019

Reviewed by Julia 13th April 2019

Reviewed by Carol 25th March 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Edward 4th March 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by C 8th January 2019

Reviewed by Mark 9th December 2018

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

Reviewed by Joanne 27th November 2018

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

Reviewed by Georgina 2nd October 2018

Reviewed by Angela 15th September 2018

Excellent property in excellent location

Reviewed by Andrew 1st September 2018

Reviewed by Liza 18th August 2018

In one word FANTASTIC. We had a wonderful time, for such a high quality cottage it was great to take the dog. Very good for walking & relaxing. I would recommend this property!SELECTED!. !ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Jo 4th August 2018

Reviewed by Gerry 21st July 2018

Reviewed by Nilesh 14th July 2018

Beautiful secluded cottage in beautiful lower slaughter. Very well equipped and close to many other beautiful Cotswold villages and walks. Very responsive owner.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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