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Watermill Cottage

Gloucestershire, England

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To the right of the Upper Court front gates, and approached down the lane leading to the lake and watermill ruin, this idyllic Cotswold stone cottage-in-the-woods dates from around 1760. Completely refurbished in 2000 to ETB 4 star standard, it now offers stunning self catering accommodation and is an ideal choice for a holiday in the Cotswolds. As well as enjoying an outlook over the grounds and gardens of Upper Court, it also has its own private/safe garden and patio with wonderful views of the lake.

The entrance leads into the sitting room, featuring a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove.  There is under floor central heating with a limestone floor covering the groundfloor, TV, video, DVD, entrance through to conservatory.  Boiler/coat cupboard.  All central and under floor heating is gas.  Two pine tables seat up to 18.  Patio doors overlook the garden and lake. 

The kitchen is equipped with NEFF and SMEG appliances.  Belfast sink, large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher.  French windows open out into the garden with table and chairs.  Door into small storage area. 

The far end of the conservatory has a door leading into the downstairs single en-suite bedroom, which in turn leads through curtains into the TV room and study. 

A small staircase leads from the entrance hall on to the landing - not suitable for the infirm sue to steep stairs.  Bedroom one has a fine curly iron 5ft bed and excellent views of the lake.  Bedroom two has a 4th 6in double bed with large wardrobe and vanity unit.  Family bathroom with slipper roll top bath with shower.  Bedroom three has a 4ft 6in double bed with two fitted cupboards.  All with good views of the manor. 

Small narrow stairs lead to the attic with dormer window overlooking gardens.  Two single beds, one pull out, all 3ft.  Bathroom with large bath with shower. 

You have full use of the Upper Court tennis court, pool and garden.

One well-behaved dog may be allowed in this cottage at our discretion subject to an additional cleaning fee.


The gardens are beautiful.  There are many specimen trees and plants and deep borders that change with the seasons.  The lake is home to swans, heron, ducks,  geese and other waterfowl.  There is a dovecote and a Doomsday watermill dating from 1086.  The village church, with its ancient graveyard, is next door.

The outdoor pool, heated in July and August, is open during daylight hours with a quiet time set aside each mid-day for elderly or "shy" guests to enjoy the pool in relative quiet.  There is an all-weather tennis court, croquet, table tennis and a billiard room (adults only, please).

Children are warmly welcomed here.  Special occasions are given special attention.  Mid-week cleaning and baby sitting can be arranged with advance notice at an additional charge.  The local pub will cater meals for you with advance notice.  Sorry, dogs are not allowed.  Smoking is not allowed in the cottages and non-smoking guests are preferred.

This is a beautiful property for a wedding.  You can have a marquee by the lake.  Guests can stroll amid the 15 acres of National Garden Scheme gardens.  You can use your own florist, marquee people, photographers and caterers or the owners will provide this for you.  For weddings, you have to take all five B&B rooms in the main house plus the Coach House, Courtyard Cottage and Stables.   These are all close together.  Watermill and the Studio Flat can be booked also, of course.   There is plenty of parking.  Please contact us for more information.

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The delights of holidaying in the Cotswolds are many and varied including beautiful scenic and quiet countryside, honey-coloured mellow stone buildings melting into the surroundings, gentle warm personalities of the local people, castles and 1000 year old cathedrals and churches. However, beneath the permanence and solidity, the forever exterior, is an idiosyncrasy borne out of the ancient traditions of the past centuries. Here are some strange things and curiosities that if you get the chance to witness at firsthand whilst on your vacation will give you something to remember and talk about for an eternity. Woolsack Races, Randwick Wap & Spring Time Cheese Rolling Ceremony and Painswick Ancient Clypping Ceremony just to name a few.
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The Cotswolds, with its enchanting villages and traditions, provides many gardening highlights. The region boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in England and the UK. The Cotswold Hills rise gently west from the broad, green meadows of the upper Thames to crest in a dramatic escarpment above the Severn valley and Evesham Vale. Rural England at its most mellow, the landscape draws a unique warmth and richness from the famous stone beauty of its buildings. Treat your senses to the truly fantastic array of sights and smells around the many Cotswold gardens, from grand designs attached to stately homes to the secret delights and private passions of many individuals' more modest homes. Many stately homes and gardens open their gates from the first show of snowdrops to the last leaf of autumn and are a delight to visit.
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