Hidden in one of the Cotswolds best kept secrets (Nailsworth - voted
32 in the top 50 places to live in Briitain by the Sunday Times), Gig Mill is a glorious holiday home set within an historic, converted mill - just as ideal for a weekend recharge as it is for a family holiday.
The mill has a unique history as it is where the tennis balls for Wimbledon and the green baize for snooker tables were once made!
Today it has been carefully and gradually brought back to life and now stands proud in an absolutely outstanding Cotswolds location, nestling between Nailsworth and Minchinhampton, each bustling village/towns.
There are miles of walks from your door, including the stunning Minchinhampton Common (plus 3 golf courses).
The property borders Gatcombe Water, see pics, which once fed the mill's turbines, adjacent to Gatcombe Park the home of The Princess Royal.
The lake is stunning filled with wildlife, where you can listen to the rush of the nearby waterfall.
Inside the property you will find modern interiors, a cool contemporary kitchen with all the gizmos, a large Living Room and a stunning master bedroom suite.
The second bedroom has its own ensuite too!
Blissfully rural, deep in the Cotswolds, you are in real countryside with peace surrounding you and yet some of the regions' best pubs and shops all within a few miles!
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link can be king-size double on request) with en suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.
Lower ground floor basin and WC.
Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area.
Lower ground floor sitting room with dining area.
About the location
Minchinhampton 2 miles; Stroud 4 miles; Tetbury 6 miles.
The former mill town of Nailsworth lies in the beautiful wooded Stroud Valley with events and festivals announced by the local Town Crier. It offers numerous high quality shops, a delicatessen, two butchers, an award-winning organic cafe, restaurants, art and antique galleries and a farmers’ market. Close by are Badminton and Gatcombe Park, famous for their horse trials, the historic wool village of Painswick and High Grove in royal Tetbury. The area offers many lovely walks including the 105 mile Cotswold Way with some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and the many walks around Westonbirt Arboretum which also hosts many concerts, festivals and plays. The Gothic Woodchester Manor is well worth a visit as is the ancient market town of Minchinhampton with its weekly market held in the 17th century Market House, numerous individual shops, antique shops, traditional pubs and cafes. Nearby, Minchinhampton, Rodborough and Selsley Commons, managed by the National Trust, cover over 500 acres and offer far-reaching 360 degree views, ideal for walkers and cyclists. They are also home to three 18 hole golf courses and the historic Winstones Ice Cream Factory. The waterfront city of Gloucester, with its Victorian Docklands, is just a short drive away, whilst the town of Cirencester, known as 'The Gateway to the Cotswolds' offers many ancient buildings and museums, and the spa town of Cheltenham boasts Georgian architecture and the Gold Cup horse race. A perfect base for enjoying this unspoilt part of England.
Note: Children should be supervised when outside due to nearby lake.