Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Upper Slaughter is one of England's most unspoilt and picturesque villages. With stunning architecture and the River Eye flowing between honey coloured stone cottages and grand houses, this peaceful hamlet is as good as it gets!
In the heart of the village, hidden behind the walls of a former dairy farm is Buckle Barn, a beautiful listed Cotswold-stone cottage offering luxury accommodation for two. Accessed by a private drive and set within a courtyard of two similar privately owned properties, it's perfect for a couple seeking a peaceful country retreat.
There's fantastic walks right from the doorstep and an abundance of glorious undulating countryside to take in. Nearby are the Cotswold towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Burford, and many quintessential limestone villages that blend beautifully into the countryside. The sister village of Lower Slaughter (voted most romantic street in Britain 2011) is a short stroll away.
The accommodation comprises a spacious open plan kitchen and lounge occupying the entire ground floor and a large vaulted bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The barn is packed full of character with stone floors, vaulted ceilings and wooden beams. The decor is 'modern country' with furnishings in natural linen, classic stripes and pure wool rugs and throws. Stone balustrade table lamps add a touch of french flair.
The fully equipped modern kitchen has cream granite worktops, dishwasher, microwave and all conceivable cookware, glassware and crockery but trust us, with the fantastic restaurants and pubs in the area you'll want to dine out more that once during your stay.
Upstairs the spacious bedroom offers an incredibly comfortable pocket-sprung king-size bed with crisp cotton sheets, feather duvet and warm blankets for a restful sleep. The comfort continues in the travertine bathroom with deep pile towels, full size bath and a powerful raindrop shower.
We've created a stylish, comfortable home so you can enjoy your holiday whatever the weather.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham, Nearest railway: Kingham|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Cotswolds are considered by many to be amongst the most beautiful areas of England. The special warm richness of the soft natural limestone buildings and the wealth of the wool trade has left a heritage of superb buildings. The area is now an attraction of anyone who loves peace and tranquility...no matter what the season.
There are many places worth exploring, nearby Bourton-on-the-Water is the epicentre of the tourist track in the Cotswolds, the River Windrush flows through the town under a succession of lovely footbridges. The market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is only 3 miles away and offers plenty of shopping and eating opportunities. Broadway is one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages, its wide high street lined with horse chestnut trees have lured visitors for centuries. Chipping Campden, home to the Arts and Craft movement is described as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds' this ancient town is full of stunning architecture 'a masterpiece of limestone and craftmanship'.
Further afield is Bath, a designated World Heritage Site which offers some of the finest architecture in the world, great shopping and fantastic restaurants.
Upper Slaughter is the epitome of idylllic, civilised Cotswold charm. The River Eye meanders through the village under a succession of footbridges and a single park bench beneath the boughs of an oak tree overlooking the river provides a timeless sense of peace.
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Upper Slaughter offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and staying at Buckle Barn you're in a prime location to take advantage of all the walking routes the area has to offer. The village is completely uncommercialised with no shops or tourist attractions, the only exception being 'The Lords-of-the-Manor' a former medieval rectory now prestigious michelin-starred country house hotel set within acres of rolling parkland.
A short stroll along the River Eye takes you to our sister village, Lower Slaughter (voted the most romantic street in Britain 2011) and nestled on the banks is The Slaughters Country Inn where you can enjoy fine food and local ales in a cosy and relaxed fireside setting.