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Church View (Lower Slaughter)

Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091414)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Alexia

    “A family holiday - consisting of three generations.”

    A wonderful holiday cottage full of character and charm. We ordered an online Sainsbury’s shop, delivered to the property upon arrival ( make sure you write in comments to deliver to the rear or the property- this helped them not take the wrong turn to the front !). Wonderful clean property, beds really comfy enough space for all the family to enjoy and not to feel on-top of each other. Games for children and great channels on the tv for all to enjoy. We had an issue with heating on the first ...

    A wonderful holiday cottage full of character and charm. We ordered an online Sainsbury’s shop, delivered to the property upon arrival ( make sure you write in comments to deliver to the rear or the property- this helped them not take the wrong turn to the front !). Wonderful clean property, beds really comfy enough space for all the family to enjoy and not to feel on-top of each other. Games for children and great channels on the tv for all to enjoy. We had an issue with heating on the first evening, wifi nest dropping out .. but Sykes out of hours came to the rescue and sent some one out to help .. they turned up with extra wood for the log burner as a back up .. was soon back on so all good. Note to anyone with mobility issues.. stairs can be a bit steep in places and low beams on upper floor .. my 6ft 5in son managed to duck to gain access to upper floor but those less agile and tall may find this a bit of a challenge. Beautiful house, grounds & village, we made lovely memories as a family just wish we could’ve stayed longer to explore.

    - Alexia, October 2023

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your say at Church View Lower Slaughter. It's lovely to hear you had a fabulous family gathering at the house and that the heating was sorted out quickly. Sometimes these Hive/Nests systems can be a little temperamental, modern technology!. We hope you made the most of the wonder area and things that you can do local to the house. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one first floor, one second floor), 2 x twin (one first floor, one second floor)
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, first floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and two stools
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Drawing room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washer, dishwasher, 2 x cafetières, hairdryer
  • 3 x Freeview TVs, DVD player, radio with CD player and iPod dock, telephone, WiFi, selection of DVDs, games and books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn garden with furniture (April to October), covered well, and herb garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Church View is a charming Cotswold stone property which sleeps eight guests, in four spacious bedrooms, with two bathrooms.

Dating back to the 17th century, this stunning country home has a wealth of character features including stone mullion windows, flagstone flooring, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and even two wig cupboards. These period features have been complemented by modern facilities such as wireless internet access, two Freeview TVs, a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating in the bathrooms.

There is a large wrap-around garden which overlooks the church, and at the rear of the property there is a courtyard with off-street parking for up to four cars. Church View is situated in the heart of Lower Slaughter, widely regarded as one of England’s most beautiful villages and former winner of Britain’s most romantic street.

Set along the banks of the River Eye, this quaint chocolate-box village has a riverside pub, The Slaughters Manor House which has a fine dining restaurant and gin bar, the impressive St Mary’s Church and the 19th century former flour mill complete with giant working waterwheel.

No longer operational, the mill building has been converted into a museum with a shop, tearoom and tempting ice cream parlour.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep including footpaths to nearby Upper Slaughter, home to a fine dining restaurant, picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water and the slightly further afield market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Lower Slaughter is ideally situated for exploring the towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as the many tourist attractions the region has to offer.

The Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum, The Model Village and Birdland Park and Gardens can be found in Bourton, whilst other popular attractions include the Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford and Westonbirt Arboretums and a number of National Trust properties.

Further afield destinations such as Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips.

Church View is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing break in an idyllic Cotswold village.

The back door opens into a smart lobby and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Drawing room: This cosy room has a wealth of character with flagstone flooring, exposed beams and stone mullion windows which overlook the delightful front garden.

Perfect for a games evening, this room contains an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, two-seater velvet sofa, four occasional chairs, window seat and a radio with CD player and iPod dock; Living room: A small passageway, complete with rare wig cupboard, leads through to the bright dual aspect living room.

With wood flooring and country styling, this charming room contains a two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa, armchair, window seat, round marble top table with two chairs, a Freeview TV, DVD player and a small selection of DVDs; Dining room: Overlooking the garden and church beyond, this elegant dining area has a stylish feature wall and contains a dining table with seating for eight, an ornamental fireplace and a selection of books; Kitchen: Tastefully decorated, and with an ornamental Aga taking centre stage, this well-equipped kitchen contains an electric oven with five-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, two cafetiere’s, toaster and breakfast bar with chair; Utility room: This useful space contains a washing machine Shower room: Complete with underfloor heating, this room contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Steep stairs lead up from the ground floor passageway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This beautifully styled dual aspect bedroom boasts striking exposed beams and contains a king size wooden sleigh bed, chest of drawers, wall hooks, luggage rack, bedroom chair, Freeview TV and wall mirror; Bedroom 2: With picturesque rural views through the stone mullion windows, this dual aspect bedroom contains two single beds, a chest of drawers, wall hooks, luggage rack and bedroom chair; Family bathroom: Two steps lead up to this bright and spacious bathroom with underfloor heating.

Elegantly presented, this room contains a roll top bath with overhead shower and separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Further steep stairs with restricted head height lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Bedroom 3: With impressive exposed wooden beams, this lovely bedroom in the eaves contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, wall hooks, luggage rack and bedroom chair; Bedroom 4: Overlooking the beautiful church, this bedroom contains two single beds, an exquisite marble top bedside table, chest of drawers, wall hooks, luggage rack and bedroom chair. To the front of Church View there is a well-maintained walled garden with colourful hydrangeas and a gorgeous pear tree which climbs the Cotswold stone property.

Accessed via a side gate in the courtyard, the enclosed back garden enjoys sunshine throughout the day in fair weather and is a lovely setting to unwind with friends and family.

Mostly laid to lawn, this generous garden is bordered by tall hedges and mature shrubs, with a fragrant herb garden just beneath the kitchen window which guests are welcome to use in home cooking.

With a carefully designed break in the foliage, there are stunning views towards the churchyard and the wooden bench provides a delightful spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

From April to October there is a large table with a parasol and seating for eight, and guests are welcome to store bicycles in the garage. There is off-street parking for up to four cars in the courtyard at the rear.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter is a village in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, 4 miles south west of Stow-on-the-Wold.The village is built on both banks of the River Eye, a slow-moving stream crossed by two footbridges, which also flows through Upper Slaughter. At the west end of the village there is a 19th-century water mill with an undershot waterwheel and a chimney for additional steam power. There is a ford where the river widens in the village and several small stone footbridges join the two sides of the community. A mill is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 on the site of The Old Mill. In the 14th Century it had begun to be known as Slaughter Mill and is open to the public to view today. Lower Slaughter is home to the pretty church of St Mary. The church and its impressive spire were re-built in 1867 but some arches between the nave and the south aisle date back to the thirteenth century while the church of St Peter's, in Upper Slaughter, is a historic Norman church with parts dating from the 12th century .

Note: There is a covered well in the courtyard, however young children should still be supervised when outside.

Note: The garden is maintained by a professional gardening service every Thursday, this work will be completed as quickly as possible and with as little disturbance as possible to guests.

Note: This is an old property with many character features including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and some uneven flooring, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: This property does not accept commercial or corporate bookings.

Note: This property does not accept stag, hen or similar parties.

Note: The AGA is not operational.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas