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Luxury Cotswold Stone House, with Private Garden in Stunning Village of Winson

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Winson, Nr. Cirencester, Cotswolds, England - Walkers Paradise In A Peaceful Location In The Heart Of The Coln Valley

Enjoy a peaceful week in our home in the Cotswolds. Pretty house located in the unspoiled village of Winson, one of the most beautiful villages in the heart of the Coln Valley, close to Bibury, Barnsley and Cirencester. Millbank House sleeps 10 people (plus 2), with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, comfortable reception room and TV/playroom (with kingsize sofa bed) with linen and towels provided. Winson is a quintessential Cotswold village with numerous walks and bike rides throughout some of the most beautiful countryside in Gloucestershire. Within a short drive, we have Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, Stow on the Wold, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Chedworth Roman Villa, Cirencester Park Polo, Burford, Dalesford Organic, Sudeley Castle and of course some excellent pubs! Millbank House offers you a peaceful and relaxing time in our comfortable home, ideally suited to couples or families.

*We are also 1/4 a mile from Cripps Barn, wedding venue.

More Details

Owner
Heidi Callon Hine
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Heidi Callon Hine

We are a family of five, Heidi and Will and our 3 boys, Charlie 13, Oliver 13 and Max 8. We live in Cheltenham and really enjoy our time in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Heidi Callon Hine purchased this house in 2010

Why Heidi Callon Hine chose Cotswold district

We searched for 3 years to find the perfect house in the most wonderful location and here we are!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Mill Bank House was a truly memorable let that far exceeded our already high

expectations.

As for Winson village itself, what a thrilling discovery. With a history

that goes way back before Domesday times (see Mollie Davis A History of

Winson if interested), the village has all the charm of the better known

destinations like the Slaughters but without the crowds."

David Newby, Leeds. August 2012



"Our first stay in the Cotswolds was made complete by this beautifully presented house in such a pretty area. Rarely have we stayed in a holiday home with such high quality cookware, bed linen etc and we had great fun living 'the dream'!

Thanks Heidi and family for sharing your house."

Anna Dale, Leeds





"I’d encourage you to get a visitors book then you can read lots of lovely compliments on a regular basis. We would have written that we have been doing this for 7 years now and this was by far the nicest property we had stayed in."

Shelley Haley, Herts. May 2012
Jun 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cirencester in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Shower room next to bed 5 with shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail. En-suite bathroom to bed 1 with bath/shower, basin and WC, heated towel rail. En-suite shower room to bed 4 with shower, basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bdrm 1 with twins/kingsize bed. Bdrm 2 with double bed. Bdrm 3 with twins/kingsize bed. Bdrm 4 with twin beds. Bdrm 5 with twins/king bed. Beds 1,2,4 and 5 also take cots, of which we have 2 travel cots. Family room with kingsize sofa bed (extra charge).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We can sleep up to 12, 10 in 5 double bedrooms and 2 on the sofa bed. We also have 2 travel cots, which have sheets and cellular blankets but I would encourage you to bring your own so the baby is more settled. 4 out of 5 rooms are big enough to take the travel cots. The sofa bed is charged at £80 extra, per stay. Outside: Well stocked pretty garden, with an abundance of flowers and fruit trees. Table and chairs and charcoal barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels supplied. Property is professionally cleaned prior to guests arrival and weekly during longer bookings. Other: Family with large HD TV with Freeview and a selection toys and games. This room also has a comfortable king size sofa bed, if required at an extra charge of £80. Cosy inner hall with wood burning stove, table and chairs.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Great pre-Easter week

  • 5 of 5

Having had a great family get-together last April - 6 adults, 4 children and a dog - we decided to do it again this year at Mill Bank House. We cannot fault this house and on returning this year it was like home from home! The weather was very kind and everyone enjoyed visiting the local farms, safari park etc.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

Milbank house provided the perfect location for a family celebration. We loved the wood burners that gave a cosy atmosphere, though the house was toasty warm. The large kitchen breakfast room worked well for a large group of 9. We had some lovely walks and your recommendation of the Village Pub provided us with an excellent lunch.

I would have no hesitation recommending a visit to this lovely house and village, and would love to return myself to explore further afield.

SJO. Surrey

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Mill Bank House and such a lovely one too. Hope you can return some time... Heidi Callon Hine
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5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

As we walked through the door and in to the kitchen my best friend said "We've made it" and we all burst out laughing. We stayed here as we had a wedding to attend that was near by and it was such a good decision. The house is amazing, we couldnt fault it. The beds are super comfy and everything is immaculate. Heidi is very responsive with any questions you have and I think the price is so reasonable for what you get.

You will not be disappointed if staying here!

Top tip: If attending a wedding, book cabs in advance and shop around. We got really ripped off with our cabs but we had no choice as we booked so late.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katy, Thanks for such a lovely review, so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Best wishes. Heidi
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5

Really exceptional holiday rental property

  • 5 of 5

Finding a really good rental property in a beautiful location which can take 6 adults, 2 children and three dogs is very difficult. But we did it! What a find!

The owner, Heidi , was extremely helpful and patient from the first enquiry. She always replied promptly and configured the bedrooms exactly how we asked.

The village of Winson is a delightful haven of peace and is one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages we have seen.

The lanes are so quiet and we found walking with dogs and children very easy. There are many public footpaths close to the cottage and it's only just over two miles into beautiful Bibury.

The cottage is perfectly furnished , tastefully decorated and extremely clean and tidy. Underfloor heating and log burners kept us cosy and warm and there was every piece of kitchen equipment we could possibly have wanted.

On arrival we found eggs, bread, butter and chocolate cake waiting for us along with lots of other store cupboard essentials.

The garden was ideal for 'dogs versus boys' football and the views of sheep grazing and swans swimming in the river was perfect.

We had the most wonderful long weekend with our lovely sons and grandchildren, eating round the large kitchen table was great for long chats and much laughing.

We did have Sunday lunch at the Swan in Bibury which was excellent.

We can highly recommend this property to groups of friends or families with mixed age groups. It's simply fabulous!

The Harpers

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing house, wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mill Bank House in April as a large mixed family group for my dads 70th surprise celebrations - the youngest in the group being 6 months and the oldest....the man of the hour, granddad!

From the moment I started dealing with the owners, Heidi and her husband they were incredibly patient, helpful and accommodating. As it was a surprise that myself and my brother were arranging we had lots of questions about caterers, local pubs, the area etc and Heidi answered everything quickly and with invaluable knowledge.

As a result we had an amazing experience - Heidi took care to check how we would like the bedrooms configured which made a huge difference with our mixed age group, and pointed us to a fab couple of pubs locally, the Catherine Wheel for Sunday lunch and the Wheatsheaf at Northleach.

We also booked an amazing local caterer, Vicky Hughes of Green Fig Catering in Cirencester who was very charming and cooked the most amazing supper for us all, ably helped by a waitress / chefs help Victoria, which made it even more special.

The house itself is absolutely stunning. Its in the middle of rolling fields with sheep grazing directly next to the garden fence which the kids loved! There is a gorgeous stream running alongside the house which the kids loved exploring.....we do these big family holidays a couple of times a year and can honestly say this is the most child friendly (in terms of outdoor space to explore / pretty surroundings) that we've been to.

The décor is very tastefully done and had everything you need to make your stay comfortable - the birthday a cake and wine on arrival was a very sweet touch!

Overall I cant recommend this property, the surroundings, and Heidi herself enough. An astounding success from start to end (even before we arrived the cleaners kindly called to say we could check in slightly earlier (as we requested to make the most of the weekend!)

I almost don't want to post this review as we will definitely return and don't want it to be fully booked!! If you're considering this property, I genuinely cant recommend it highly enough.

Thank you very very much from the Luke Family for a weekend of special memories, love and laughter.....and one very happy and emotional granddad :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house in idyllic Cotswold village

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Millbank House for the Cheltenham NH Festival for the last 3 years. It is spacious, well equipped, nicely decorated, warm and comfy. Spotlessly clean with extremely comfy beds and plenty space for storing clothes. The kitchen/dining area is large, 2 fridges and a deep freeze make cooking for larger parties very easy. Having 2 sitting rooms

with TVs is a good idea. A lovely terrace has a large table for eating outside in the summer. The utility room has a good washing machine and dryer. The owners were particularly helpful getting a plumber to come promptly when there was a problem with the boiler.

The village is idyllic and a good base for exploring the Cotswolds.

We are already looking forward to returning in 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Spring 2
2 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 3 nights
From
£340
From
£454
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,206
for 3 nights
From
£402
From
£536
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 3 nights
From
£355
From
£473
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,995
for 7 nights
£1,995
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£984
for 3 nights
From
£328
From
£436
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,745
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,045
for 7 nights
£3,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,045
for 7 nights
£3,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,122
for 3 nights
From
£374
From
£498
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please email for availability enquiries, etc. 25% deposit upon booking and balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival. £100 returnable breakages deposit required.
****Please note - we have a 1 week minimum stay during June, July, August, school half term holidays, christmas and new year****

Changeover Day:
Friday during peak times, but can be more flexible at other times.

Notes on prices:
Price for a long weekend (Friday - Monday) is charged at 70% of the full week price, as is midweek (Monday - Friday).

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