Tetbury holiday house rental with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

Grist Mill at Owlpen in Cotswolds, dated 1728

from £278 /night help Price for guests, Nights

from £278 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

This 18th century listed building is set in an orchard, and it's just behind an ancient pond

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 177567

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Grist Mill is an early 18th-century watermill, a Grade 2 landmark listed building which sleeps up to 8 in four double bedrooms in a romantic Cotswold valley setting. It has been restored as a gem of a holiday home, with contemporary comfort and style. Surmounted by lantern and cupola.

The ground floor has an entrance hall leading to a large open-plan kitchen-cum-dining/ living room, with two sofas, arm chairs and a snug wood-burning stove in addition to the central heating. The kitchen is in fitted pine, with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and an antique pine table set with ash chairs designed by Ernest Gimson.

Wooden stairs lead to the first floor (stone floor of the mill), which sleeps four. The master bedroom has a rare and opulent early eighteenth-century oak four-poster king-sized bed. The second bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have beautiful views over the mill pond. There is a small bathroom with bath and overbath showerhead. The ample landing preserves a number of original mill features and the original loading-door opens to the west.

The second floor (granary floor), acts as a hide for the bird life on the mill pond, with early 19th-century bolting machinery carefully preserved. Original elm stairs (steep and unsuitable for very young children or the elderly); a door keeps the stairs closed off from children. Here is a large double bedroom with king-sized bed and an open children's room, with two single beds. A second bathroom makes this four-bedroomed cottage comfortable for eight guests.

Above this floor is a gantry cat-walk. A sack-hoist hangs in the cupola, whence light filters down through successive levels of glazed floor lights set in the traps.

The Grist Mill is one of nine award-winning holiday cottages tucked away in the heart of the Owlpen valley in the most spectacular part of the Cotswold hills, altogether sleeping about 40 people. Ideal for weddings, private parties and family gatherings.

This historic watermill is set below the Manor kitchen garden, with lovely views over the mill pond and valley. It has its own drive and enclosed garden, including a large table for al fresco dining. The private garden offers complete serenity, with the constant murmur of the Ewelme brook running gently by.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol and Heathrow 55 km, Nearest railway: Stroud, Kemble and Cam/Coaley 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Grist Mill is a listed building dated 1726. It has unrivalled character and charm, with historic feautures of the old mill carefully preserved. These are beams, bolting and cleaning machinery. Furnished with cottage antiques and pictures.

The mill pond is a haven for wildlife, coming right up to the building.

Further details outdoors

Off-road private parking, privare garden with patio furniture and babbling brook

Further details

The property has taw ceilings at the top floor and steep stairs to the top floor.

The Cotswolds region

The Owlpen valley has long been recognised as one of the most romantic places in England and provides guests with an exclusive and relaxing hideaway surrounded by private woods and hills many miles of walks--from a gentle stroll round the estate trails to a 20 mile trek along the Cotswold Way.

This is Laure Lee country, situated in the Royal Triangle in the heart of the Cotswolds hills. The historic cities of Bath, Cheltenham and Cirencester are all within an easy drive, as are the cultural and scenic attractions of Oxford, Blenheim and Stratford Upon Avon, which are popular day excursions. An ideal base for the Horse Trials at Badminton and Gatcombe Park and racing at Cheltenham.

National Trust's Newark Park and Woodchester Mansion are three miles away, as well as many historic houses, including Berkeley Castle, Chavenage House and Sudeley Castle. The choice of attractions and things to see and do is huge and you will need to return to see and explore it all.


Historic homes including Newark Park; woodchester mansion, Westonbirt Arboretum; The Costwold Waterpark; Tetbury; Malsbury; Bath adn close by there is Horseriding, Tennis in town and Golf.

Close by there is Uley post office and in Dursley- Sainsbury and a Grocery store.

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      Calendar last updated:28 Nov 2015

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