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Grist Mill - listed building at Owlpen (1728)

SuperhostNear Uley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Karin
8 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2 bathrooms

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The Grist Mill is an early 18th-century watermill which sleeps up to 8 in four double bedrooms. This listed Grade 2 landmark building has been restored as a gem of a holiday home, with contemporary comfort and style, surmounted by lantern and cupola. Enjoy open plan living in traditional style on the ground floor, and as you head up through the house you'll find cosy bedrooms and old machinery still in place, a relic of times past. Wooden beams, comfortable beds and new bathrooms.

The space
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 miller's 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 over-bath 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 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.

Guest access
The Grist Mill is situated in the heart of Owlpen valley below the Manor kitchen garden, with lovely views over the mill pond and the 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.

The Grist Mill is set in a private valley on the Owlpen estate, with all the romance of its 900 year-history, in the most picturesque part of the Cotswolds. 2 hours west of London. Wander the gardens of the Tudor manor house at your leisure, and enjoy miles of walks in private woodland in this hidden corner of the Cotswolds.

Other things to note
Every cottage at Owlpen is child friendly, and there are lots of things for little explorers to do on the estate, whether it's building dens in the woods, meeting the farm animals or playing in the carefully tended gardens. We can provide additional accessories on request to help with your stay and limit the amount of child equipment you have to bring, such as toys, books, children's cutlery and dinnerware, and changing matts.
The Grist Mill is an early 18th-century watermill which sleeps up to 8 in four double bedrooms. This listed Grade 2 landmark building has been restored as a gem of a holiday home, with contemporary comfort and style, surmounted by lantern and cupola. Enjoy open plan living in traditional style on the ground floor, and as you head up through the house you'll find cosy bedrooms and old machinery still in place, a reli… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Hangers
Heating

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Getting inside

Step-free path to entrance

Equipment and parking

Disabled parking spot

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Near Uley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The Cotswolds are one of England's best known touring regions of picturesque hills, limestone villages and scenic attractions. The magical deep wooded valleys here form its most spectacular scenery.

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Golf, gliding, riding, antique shops, historic houses, castles and gardens nearby.
But many visitors never leave the privacy of the Owlpen estate, with its miles of footpaths and 800-years of history.

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 and 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.

Newark Park (National Trust) 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 want to return to see and explore it all.
The Cotswolds are one of England's best known touring regions of picturesque hills, limestone villages and scenic attractions. The magical deep wooded valleys here form its most spectacular scenery.…

Hosted by Karin

Joined in December 2014
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Swedish lady of the manor, kitchen garden gourmet. I have lived at Owlpen for over 40 years. Married to Nicholas, historian, writer, farmer, businessman. Mother of five. Grandmother of ten. Mad about polytunnels, chickens and crochet. Chef in my Cyder House restaurant. Slow travel over the planet, from Burma to Bolivia, Patagonia. Lived in Sweden and Spain. Tweet as @karinofowlpen
Swedish lady of the manor, kitchen garden gourmet. I have lived at Owlpen for over 40 years. Married to Nicholas, historian, writer, farmer, businessman. Mother of five. Grandmothe…
During your stay
Friendly staff in the Reception office deals with your wants and queries, bookings in the Cyder House Restaurant on the estate (prebooked only), servicing requirements and sightseeing suggestions.
Nicholas and Karin Mander and their family live in the manor house on site.
Friendly staff in the Reception office deals with your wants and queries, bookings in the Cyder House Restaurant on the estate (prebooked only), servicing requirements and sightsee…
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Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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