Fladbury Mill, Fladbury

Sleeps 7 | Ref: FM

4 bedroomsRural ViewsPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenOff street parking

Nestled by the River Avon, Grade II listed Fladbury Mill is a beautiful holiday home, complete with a working water wheel and access to 12 acres of grounds. The property is ideally located for exploring the heart of England, including Shakespeare Country and the Cotswolds.


  • Village: Fladbury
  • Sleeps : 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Key features:
    • Rural views
    • Pub nearby
    • Broadband internet
    • Children allowed
    • Garden
    • Off street parking
  • Ref.: FM
  • Rural views: Yes
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: Yes
  • Pets welcome: No


Fladbury Mill


Fladbury Mill is a stunning, grade II listed mill, idyllically located on the banks of the River Avon, within 12 acres of beautiful gardens and meadows. The oldest part of the mill dates back to the 17th century, with the remainder of the property dating from the early 18th century. The owners of Fladbury Mill, who live in separate accommodation at the property, have lovingly restored the water wheel and the turbine at the mill, and this provides a significant proportion of the electricity used on the site. Fladbury Mill is located in the ancient village of Fladbury, in the peaceful Vale of Evesham, just two miles to the north of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare.

In addition to the water wheel and the turbine, the mill has many character features, including oak floors, wooden beams and antique furniture. The character of the property is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, three flatscreen TVs and a contemporary kitchen.

The mill sleeps a maximum of seven people, in four bedrooms, with two family bathrooms. Off street parking is available and there is a large garden, with the mill stream running through it. Fladbury Mill is an ideal retreat for families or a group of friends, looking for a peaceful getaway.


The front door of Fladbury Mill opens into a large entrance hall, with lovely oak flooring. The following rooms are accessed from the entrance hall:

  • Living room: With an oak floor, wooden beams and lovely windows looking out over the garden, this large room contains comfy seating for seven, a Freeview TV with DVD player, and an electric flame effect fire in a lovely red brick fireplace;
  • Dining room: A dual aspect room, with views of the mill pond and the garden, this room contains a large polished wood table, with seating for up to seven guests;
  • Kitchen: A modern, recently fitted kitchen, with lovely views of the river. Contains an electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and TV. There is an island in the kitchen, with bar stool seating, and an extending breakfast table, with seating for six;
  • Laundry: Contains a washer dryer and a sink bench;
  • Cloakroom: Accessed via the laundry, contains a toilet.

Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

  • Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed;
  • Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed and a hand basin;
  • Bedroom 3: Contains 2 x single beds and a hand basin;
  • Bedroom 4: Contains a single bed and a hand basin;
  • Bathroom 1: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin;
  • Bathroom 2: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

The front door of the property leads out to the extensive gardens of Fladbury Mill, which are on one side of the river, with a mill pond and stream, in a stunning setting. Guests are allowed to fish from the grounds of the property in the river. During the warmer months of the year, there are two outdoor tables, both with seating for eight. The active turbine and waterwheel can be viewed from the garden and guests can make arrangements with the owner to see the full workings of the mill. There is off street parking within the grounds of the mill for three cars.


The owner, a former architect, has prepared the following floorplan sketches of the property:

FM ground floor plan re-sized

FM 1st floor plan re-sized

Key Features

Flood risk

The property is located on the banks of the River Avon, in an area that occasionally experiences temporary flooding. It is therefore possible that, on rare occasions, access to the property may not be possible, in which case the owners would have to cancel any bookings at the property. A full refund would be provided in such exceptional circumstances.

Arrival and departure days

Standard arrival days are Fridays and Mondays, with standard holiday durations being:

  • three night weekends commencing on a Friday;
  • four day mid-week breaks commencing on a Monday;
  • week long breaks commencing on either a Friday or a Monday.

Flexible arrival and departure days may be possible – please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 12 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 12 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).


The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is seven guests (including infants in cots), at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than seven guests at the property.


Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am.

Bed sizes and configurations

  • Master bedroom: King size bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double bed and hand basin
  • Bedroom 3: 2 x single beds and hand basin
  • Bedroom 4: Single bed and hand basin


  • Bathroom 1: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin
  • Bathroom 2: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin


The property has a gas and electric central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and three Freeview TVs, with a DVD player in the living room.

There is no telephone at the property and guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor within the property. The signal is generally better outside, in the garden.


The property has off-street parking for three cars. Additional off-street parking space can be provided upon request.


The holiday home is a large portion of the mill, with the remainder of the property comprising of the owners' accommodation and the working water wheel and turbine. The holiday home is entirely self-contained, with its own entrance and large gardens. By arrangement, the owners are happy to give guests a tour of the water wheel and turbine, which they restored and maintain themselves.


Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

The property accepts children of all ages, however, guests requiring travel cots or high chairs must bring their own.


Guests have the right to fish from the garden of Fladbury Mill.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

Guests should be aware that the fast flowing and deep River Avon flows through the garden of the property. There are no barriers between the garden and the river, and the wooden jetty can be slippy, therefore all guests should take great care near the river. Children should be carefully supervised at all times, when outdoors.

This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including low beams and doors, and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.


No smoking is permitted throughout the property.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Fladbury and The Cotswolds


Fladbury is a traditional English village, located in the rural Vale of Evesham. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, almost 1,000 years ago. It is sited on the banks of the River Avon, with many interesting and original buildings and features. Cropthorne village is on the opposite bank of the Avon and the two ancient communities are linked by the Jubilee Bridge.

At the heart of Fladbury Village is the church of St John the Baptist. It has been a site of Christian worship since monks settled here in 691AD when Ethelred, King or Mercia, made a grant of land to Oftfor, the then Bishop of Worcester. The monks later moved on to found the monastery that became Evesham Abbey. No trace of the early Saxon building remains, the present building dates from the 12th century with only the base of the tower dating back to Norman times. The church was rebuilt in 1340, with significant restorations taking place during Victorian times. The tower has a ring of eight bells, which were rehung on a new frame in 1991.

The Vale of Evesham

The Vale of Evesham, an area famed for its orchards and horticultural produce, has for many centuries supported a number of communities that have thrived on its fertile soil. Drained by the River Avon and with the town of Evesham as its centre, the Vale includes land in south Worcestershire, south Warwickshire and north Gloucestershire.

The Vale of Evesham is a traditional agricultural and horticultural area, including fruit farms, livestock farming and market gardening. The sheltered climate beneath the escarpment of the Cotswolds, the light alluvial soils and the ready availability of river water for irrigation in dry weather has led to a great deal of vegetable production. There are numerous orchards in the area, survivors of a time when the entire Vale was covered with blossom in the spring. Although orchards have declined somewhat in recent decades, they still make a sufficient show of blossom in spring that they are a tourist attraction.

In the villages to the east of Evesham, such as Offenham and Badsey, there are growers specialising in asparagus production, which is even grown in the town centre on land previously farmed by the monks of Evesham Abbey. Every year there are asparagus auctions, notably at the historic Fleece Inn in Bretforton, which is now owned by the National Trust.

The Vale is served by the 150-year-old Cotswold railway line, originally known as the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, although this was known at the time of construction as the "Old Worse and Worse", due to regular derailments and construction problems, including a riot at Mickleton on the edge of the Vale. The stations within the Vale are at Honeybourne and Evesham and these are served by trains from Hereford, Worcester and London.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & drink tab.

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country is a loosely defined region, centred on the world famous town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. The region is located in the centre of England, also known as the "Heart of England", and is well connected by road, rail and air. It lies just two hours from London and there are direct train services from London Marylebone to Stratford-upon-Avon.

With magnificent castles, glorious gardens, stately homes and a historic palace, Shakespeare Country offers everything you need for a relaxing short break or a longer holiday. Visit historic Warwick and Kenilworth with their magnificent castles, enjoy regency Royal Leamington Spa and step back in time in Stratford-upon-Avon, or delve a little deeper into Shakespeare Country and you will discover some delightful smaller towns and villages.

Shakespeare Country and the neighbouring Cotswolds are also home to some of England's most enchanting gardens, from almost every period of English garden history. From landscaped to cottage, exotic to herbal, these gardens are a delight to explore.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink


Fladbury is fortunate to have two traditional pubs, one of which includes a restaurant:

  • Chequers Inn (www.chequersinnfladbury.com): The Bar and Restaurant have recently been refurbished at this family run business, to reflect a contemporary style. The bar has many exposed beams and antique features, and a working log stove, typical of old style country pubs. The restaurant has been transformed with new furniture and offers a very relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant offers modern classical dishes, using fresh local meat and vegetables where possible and the seafood is delivered daily. The Chequers Inn is a fabulous place to enjoy a meal out or have a drink with friends and family throughout the week;
  • The Anchor Inn (www.anchorfladbury.co.uk): A traditional country pub set on the Green at the heart of the picturesque village of Fladbury. The Anchor offers the best in real ales and quality wines.

Fladbury also has a farm shop and a butcher's shop, which sells award winning pies and sausages.

The Vale of Evesham

There are a number of excellent places to eat and drink in the Vale of Evesham, with Evesham itself containing a variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

The list below contains a small sample of the traditional pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the area:

We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.

North Cotswolds

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

The list below focuses on the traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds:

We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.

Shakespeare Country

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in Shakespeare Country, with the major towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

The list below focuses on some of the traditional pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the area:

We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.



There are numerous tourist activities in and around Shakespeare Country and the North Cotswolds. The list below is just a small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available. Further information is available from Tourist Information centres, which are located in the following towns:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Broadway
  • Chipping Campden
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Chipping Norton
  • Warwick
  • Leamington Spa

Historical buildings, stately homes and gardens

  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HH (www.shakespeare.org.uk): Discover where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway at her picturesque family home. Anne Hathaway's Cottage is a thatched farmhouse with stunning grounds and gardens, which overflow with beautiful blooms, and traditional shrubs. See for yourself the many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway Bed, dating from Anne's time and take in the beauty and tranquillity of the charming cottage gardens.
  • Batsford Arboretum & Wild Garden, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB (www.batsarb.co.uk): Set in 56 acres of natural beauty and once home to the famous Mitford family. Meandering paths wander through glades and alongside streams. A garden of peace and tranquillity for all seasons;
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PX (www.blenheimpalace.com): A World Heritage site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the finest private houses in England. It is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of spectacular Capability Brown parkland and award-winning formal gardens;
  • Broadway Tower Country Park, Broadway WR12 7LB (www.broadwaytower.co.uk): A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. Displays, roof viewing platform, shop and Red Deer Park are a must for Cotswold visits. Broadway Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints and offers unrivalled views over a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 counties;
  • Broughton Castle, Banbury OX15 5EB (www.broughtoncastle.com): This historic 14th century moated castle, enlarged in the 16th century, has fine walled gardens with herbaceous borders, old roses and clipped box. Inside boasts splendid plaster ceilings, fireplaces and panelling. Described as "the most romantic house imaginable", Broughton Castle has won starring roles in many films, including The Madness of King George and Shakespeare in Love;
  • Chastleton House, near Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SU: A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant, as an impressive statement of wealth and power. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting.
  • Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe GL54 5PB (www.english-heritage.org.uk/hailes): Set in the beautiful western fringe of the Cotswolds surrounded by wooded pasture, the Abbey was one of the main centres of pilgrimage due to a phial said to contain the blood of Christ. The museum displays fine examples of sculpture and decorated tiles;
  • Hidcote, Chipping Campden GL55 6LR (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote): Relax and unwind in one of the country's great gardens and experience for yourself the fulfilment of a quiet American's English fantasy. You'll never forget the exquisite garden rooms, each with its own unique character. Discover rare shrubs and trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world. The garden changes in harmony with the seasons, from vibrant spring bulbs to autumn's spectacular Red Border. Nestled in the Cotswolds with sweeping views across the Vale of Evesham, a visit to Hidcote is inspirational at any time of year;
  • Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Kenilworth, CV8 1NE (www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth): One of the most spectacular castle ruins in England, Kenilworth is a powerful reminder of great leaders and events;
  • Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill WR12 7JU (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshillmanor): Explore the treasures collected by one man with an eye for the unusual. Be intrigued by the story of Charles Wade, be amazed by his huge and varied collection from around the world and relax in the peaceful hillside garden;
  • Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe GL54 5JD (www.sudeleycastle.co.uk): Once the property of King Ethelred the Unready, later home of Queen Katherine Parr and garrison headquarters of Prince Rupert during the Civil War. Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit;
  • Sulgrave Manor, near Banbury OX17 2SD (www.sulgravemanor.org.uk): The ancestral home of the Washingtons in Britain. A compact Manor House - a gentle stroll through three centuries of English history in the company of a friendly and informative guide. The largest UK collection of George Washington memorabilia, demonstrating the British contribution to the origins of the USA, with a separate exhibition on George's life and career in the US;
  • Upton House & Gardens, Near Banbury OX15 6HT (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse): Presented in its 1930s heyday, this handsome country mansion contains world-class art collections. Delve into the story of a millionaire's life, hear stories, play games, relax and read magazines or journals. Wander through the beautiful gardens, with sweeping lawns, terraced borders and a kitchen garden which supplies the restaurant;
  • Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QU (www.warwick-castle.com): Britain's greatest mediaeval experience. From a mediaeval household in the Kingmaker exhibition to a Victorian 'Royal Weekend Party'. Kingmaker feasts and Highwayman Suppers most Fridays and Saturdays;


  • Birdland – Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN (www.birdland.co.uk): A natural setting of woodland, river and gardens inhabited by over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans, penguins and cranes in various water habitats. Over 50 aviaries of parrots, hornbills, toucans and many more. Discovery Zone (indoor education area) and Marshmouth Reserve (2.5 acre nature reserve). Take time to wander and relax in this tranquil environment. Plus Penguin Café, picnic areas, play area and gift shop. The only group of King Penguins in England;
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB (www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk): Eagles, hawks, kites, owls, vultures and falcons are flown throughout the day giving you a chance to appreciate their speed, grace, agility and their close relationship with the falconer. You can enjoy these wonderful birds and think positively about their conservation;
  • Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power GL54 5UG (www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk): As featured on BBC's Countryfile, this is a rare farm treat for all the family, offering the chance to meet over 50 breeding flocks and herds of farm animals. Seasonal demonstrations, adventure playground, Touch Barn, Fun Barn, Maze Quest and Jumping Pillows. Gift shop and Cotswold Kitchen;
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford OX18 4JW (www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk): The Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and is an attraction for all members of the family. There are over 250 species of animals from Leaf-cutting ants to White rhinos; giraffes were a major addition in 2010. You can walk with lemurs in the Madagascar enclosure, ride on the train and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the Park;
  • Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, CV9 3PX (www.twycrosszoo.org): Now in business for half a century, having evolved from a comparatively small collection to become one of Britain's major Zoos, with over 1,000 animals, plus children's activities and keeper talks.


  • Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY (www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk): Multi award-winning museum for all ages and ideal for families. Home to Brum – star of the children's TV series. Classic cars. Quizzes, old fashioned toys and hands-on activities;
  • Heritage Motor Centre, Warwick, CV35 0BJ (www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk): Uncover the story of the British motor industry with the exciting and interactive exhibitions. Home to the world's largest collection of historic British cars and great fun for all the family.

Other attractions

  • Avon Boating, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS (www.avon-boating.co.uk/river-cruises): Half-hour cruises on the River Avon. Regular departures from the Bancroft Gardens adjacent to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Rowing boats, punts, canoes and motor boats are available for hire from the Boathouse on the other side of the river;
  • Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH (www.cheltenham.co.uk): One of Europe's top racecourses, hosting the three day Open Meeting and the four day Festival in March. The Centaur is the region's largest facility for exhibitions, conferences and concerts;
  • Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham GL56 0YG (www.daylesfordorganic.com): The Harrods of farm shops! One of the most sustainable farms in the UK, located in 2,000 acres of beautiful countryside of the English Cotswolds, owned by Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford. Award-winning food in the farm shop and café and a host of things to see and do: farm tours and farm walks, cookery school and organic farm school, and relaxing treatments at the Hay Barn Spa;
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington GL54 5DT (www.gwsr.com): The 'Friendly Line in the Cotswolds' offers a scenic 20 mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, including the exciting Greet Tunnel, one of the longest on a preserved railway. Pop along and see the driver in his cab. Break your journey at picturesque Winchcombe station. Special events all year;
  • Oxford: Renowned for its history and heritage, exquisite architecture and ancient University, Oxford sits in the heart of England, just outside the Cotswolds;
  • The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AF: A model of the actual village built of Cotswold stone to 1/9 scale in 1937. The River Windrush flows under Bourton's famous bridges. The beeches, cherries and chestnuts are all in miniature. Music in the churches and of course, the model of the model;
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: The birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.


  • Walking: Most people who visit the Heart of England do some walking, even if it is just a stroll to the village pub! The area contains some of England's most beautiful countryside and there are thousands of miles of public footpaths, to enable visitors to fully discover this rich landscape. Long distance trails in, or passing through, Shakespeare Country and the Cotswolds include:
    • The Cotswold Way;
    • The Heart of England Way;
    • The Oxfordshire Way;
    • The Gloucestershire Way;
    • The Wardens' Way and Windrush Way;
    • The Macmillan Way;
    • The Monarchs Way;
    • The D'arcy Dalton Way;
    • The Wysis Way.

Further information and maps can be obtained from the local tourist information centres.


  • Wildmoor Spa & Health Club, Stratford-upon-Avon (www.wildmoorspa.com): A luxurious and beautifully designed facility, proud to have been awarded "Best Day Spa of the Year 2007", you are invited to discover this unique spa with its exceptional choice in spa days and spa treatments;
  • Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden (www.cotswoldhouse.com): Set in a converted coach house in the gardens, the Cotswold House Spa features treatment rooms, a superb hydrotherapy pool and Turkish hammam room;
  • Hay Barn Spa at Daylesford Organic, Daylesford (www.daylesfordorganic.com): A nourishing space for self-reflection, understanding and rejuvenation. Yoga, pilates and meditation classes, workshops hosted by visiting therapists, facials, massage treatments and consultations provide exceptional holistic care for the mind, body and spirit;
  • Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold (www.wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk): Six therapy rooms, including one dual room. There is also a 12-seater steam room and sauna and relaxation area;
  • M Spa at Lapstone, Chipping Campden: Spoil yourself with the most progressive, comprehensive range of spa facial, bath and body experiences that deliver the most amazing results every time. Indulge in signature treatments to reconnect body, mind and soul, from head to toe and from outside in.



Fladbury Mill is located in Fladbury, approximately three miles west of Evesham and 12 miles south-east of Worcester.

Travelling by car

Fladbury is easily accessible by car, being located approximately 10 miles away from the M5 and 24 miles away from the M40.

Travelling by train

The nearest railway stations to Fladbury are Evesham and Pershore (approximately four miles away), which have regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 110 minutes (from Evesham).

Travelling by plane

Fladbury is within easy reach of a number of international airports:

  • Birmingham International Airport: 35 miles, approximately 50 minute drive;
  • Heathrow International Airport: 93 miles, approximately 120 minute drive;
  • Bristol International Airport: 70 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.





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Guest Feedback

Fladbury Mill was launched as a Holiday Let with Character Cottages in October 2013 and is in the process of building up customer feedback. With its outstanding presentation and ideal location, we have little doubt that this property will be a favourite with guests.

Other Customer Feedback:

- "Lovely property in beautiful surroundings." Bridget, October 2016

- "We had a fantastic time at Fladbury Mill. Our hosts were wonderful and very helpful. The cottage itself was well located and many of the Cotswold towns were within 30 minutes driving. The estate around the cottage is also great to explore and the river running by it gives it a fantastic atmosphere. We stayed here for 4 days and really enjoyed it. Thanks!" Yuvraj, August 16



Our aim is for you to enjoy Fladbury Mill as if it was your own home and this information is provided to ensure that you are aware of, and are able to use, all the facilities that are available.

Main appliances, furniture and facilities
Bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels DVD player Electric hob
Fridge Fridge freezer Kettle
Microwave Outdoor table and seating (warmer months) Electric oven
Toaster TVs x 3 Washer dryer
Wireless internet Dishwasher  
General provisions
Bin bags Dishwasher tablets Hand soap
J cloths & scourers Salt and pepper Small quantity of instant coffee
Small quantity of sugar Small quantity of tea bags Toilet roll
Washing up liquid    
Other equipment and facilities
Appliance instruction folder Fire blanket Fire extinguishers
First aid kit Iron Ironing board
Smoke alarms Tourist information Clothes dryer
Hair dryer    

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