Cottage | 12 bedrooms | sleeps 30
Aside from the beautiful location in a quiet, pretty village and the stylish decor featured in magazines, one of the best features about having a group gathering at The Old Mill and Blandfords is the easy living space that makes coming together such a pleasure.
There are numerous living rooms which mean that groups of people can hang out doing different things: playing board games in one room, watching TV in another, listening to music somewhere else, etc etc but they can all converge around the dinner table.
There is a wicket gate separating the gardens, which means that in fine weather, it is possible to walk from one house to the other within the same grounds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 30, 12 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Stroud|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
In order to book the cottages, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit with the balance and a refundable £150 damage deposit for each property payable six weeks prior to your arrival. The damage deposits are returned within 7 working days of departure minus any deductions. We have only had to do that twice in 10 years.
We urge all our guests to take out cancellation insurance but we stress this even more when you are organising a booking for a large group.
We cannot take money from different individuals, in dribs and drabs: we need one person as the lead guest and our contract is with that person who acts on behalf of the whole group and who is liable for the entire sum. Please do bear this in mind when making a booking for other people: it can be a nightmare organising them.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The honey coloured stone buildings that make up the distinctive architecture of the Cotswolds are famous the world over and the villages of the North Cotswolds heave with visitors the year round.
The South Cotswolds which, we like to think are more beautiful, are less touristy but still offer the traveller plenty to enjoy.
All the traditional country pursuits are readily available with large doses of culture and shopping thrown in for good measure.
Stroud, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Tetbury and Bath are a short drive away.
Oxford and Stratford are a little further but still easy to get to and from within a day.
If you like trees, take a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum. Lovely at any time of the year, it is particularly beautiful, I think, in the autumn.
Country fairs, music festivals, cheese rolling and the like abound.