Church View, Lower Slaughter

Sleeps 8 | Ref: CVS

4bedPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenReal fireOff street parking

Boasting an abundance of character and original period features, Church View is a spacious home comprising two sitting rooms, four bedrooms and a generous garden overlooking the village church. Located in idyllic Lower Slaughter, Church View is the ideal base for exploring the North Cotswolds and beyond.

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Church View is a charming Cotswold stone property which sleeps eight guests, in four spacious bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Dating back to the 17th century, this stunning country home has a wealth of character features including stone mullion windows, flagstone flooring, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and even two wig cupboards.

These period features have been complemented by modern facilities such as wireless internet access, two Freeview TVs, a well-equipped kitchen and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. There is a large wrap-around garden which overlooks the church, and at the rear of the property there is a courtyard with off-street parking for up to four cars.


Church View is situated in the heart of Lower Slaughter, widely regarded as one of England’s most beautiful villages and former winner of Britain’s most romantic street. Set along the banks of the River Eye, this quaint chocolate-box village has a riverside pub, The Slaughters Manor House which has a fine dining restaurant and gin bar, the impressive St Mary’s Church and the 19th century former flour mill complete with giant working waterwheel. No longer operational, the mill building has been converted into a museum with a shop, tearoom and tempting ice cream parlour. Surrounded by glorious countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes on its doorstep including footpaths to nearby Upper Slaughter, home to a fine dining restaurant, picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water and the slightly further afield market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Lower Slaughter is ideally situated for exploring the towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as the many tourist attractions the region has to offer. The Cotswold Motoring and Toy Museum, The Model Village and Birdland Park and Gardens can be found in Bourton, whilst other popular attractions include the Cotswold Falconry Centre, Batsford and Westonbirt Arboretums and a number of National Trust properties. Further afield destinations such as Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford are within easy reach for day trips.


Church View is the perfect retreat for a gathering of friends or family who are seeking a relaxing break in an idyllic Cotswold village. The property is laid out as follows:

The back door opens into a smart lobby and the following rooms are on the ground floor:
Drawing room This cosy room has a wealth of character with flagstone flooring, exposed beams and stone mullion windows which overlook the delightful front garden. Perfect for a games evening, this room contains:
  • inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove
  • two-seater velvet sofa, four occasional chairs and window seat
  • radio with CD player and iPod dock
Living room A small passageway, complete with rare wig cupboard, leads through to the bright dual aspect living room. With wood flooring and country styling, this charming room contains:
  • two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa, armchair and window seat
  • round marble top table with two chairs
  • Freeview TV and DVD player
  • small selection of DVDs
Dining room Overlooking the garden and church beyond, this elegant dining area has a stylish feature wall and contains:
  • dining table with seating for eight
  • ornamental fireplace
  • selection of books
Tastefully decorated, and with an ornamental Aga taking centre stage, this well-equipped kitchen contains:
  • electric oven with five-ring gas hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher, microwave, kettle, two cafetières and toaster
  • breakfast bar with chair
Utility room
This useful space contains:
  • washing machine/tumble dryer
Shower room
Complete with underfloor heating, this room contains:
  • walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Steep stairs lead up from the ground floor passageway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom This beautifully styled dual aspect bedroom boasts striking exposed beams and contains:
  • king size wooden sleigh bed
  • chest of drawers, wall hooks and luggage rack
  • bedroom chair
  • Freeview TV
  • wall mirror
Bedroom 2 With picturesque rural views through the stone mullion windows, this dual aspect bedroom contains:
  • two single beds
  • chest of drawers, wall hooks and luggage rack
  • bedroom chair
Family bathroom Two steps lead up to this bright and spacious bathroom with underfloor heating. Elegantly presented, this room contains:
  • roll top bath with overhead shower and separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Further steep stairs with restricted head height lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 3
With impressive exposed wooden beams, this lovely bedroom in the eaves contains:
  • king size bed
  • chest of drawers, wall hooks and luggage rack
  • bedroom chair
  • Freeview TV
Bedroom 4
Overlooking the beautiful church, this bedroom contains:
  • two single beds
  • exquisite marble top bedside table
  • chest of drawers, wall hooks and luggage rack
  • bedroom chair

To the front of Church View there is a well-maintained walled garden with colourful hydrangeas and a gorgeous pear tree which climbs the Cotswold stone property. Accessed via a side gate in the courtyard, the enclosed back garden enjoys sunshine throughout the day in fair weather and is a lovely setting to unwind with friends and family. Mostly laid to lawn, this generous garden is bordered by tall hedges and mature shrubs, with a fragrant herb garden just beneath the kitchen window which guests are welcome to use in home cooking. With a carefully designed break in the foliage, there are stunning views towards the churchyard and the wooden bench provides a delightful spot to enjoy a morning coffee. From April to October there is a large table with a parasol and seating for eight, and guests are welcome to store bicycles in the garage.

There is off-street parking for up to four cars in the courtyard at the rear.

  • Village: Lower Slaughter
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: CVS
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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