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

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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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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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Cotswold Haven

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent a perfect post-New Year week at Mill Bank House. Beautiful location near picture postcard village of Winson. The house has ample room for a large family gathering and is very well equipped. It feels like a family home and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Easy driving reach of most of the charming Cotswold villages.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fantastic for walking and bike riding, with numerous footpaths and quiet lanes in all directions from the village. Closest village to Cripps Barn wedding venue.

Travel:

Heathrow airport is 75 miles away, 1.5 hours. Kemble railway station is 9 miles away. A car is strongly recommended.

Distances:

Cripps Barn 1/4 mile. Bibury 2.5 miles. Barnsley 3 miles. Northleach 3.5 miles. Chedworth Roman Villa 4 miles, Cirencester 7 miles. Burford 10 miles. Bourton on the Water 10 miles. Stow on the Wold 13 miles. Dalesford Organic 14 miles. Cheltenham 15 miles. Broadway 22 miles. Cirencester Park Polo Club 8 miles, Gatcombe Park 18miles and Badminton 30 miles.

Further Details:

The Coln Valley is a walkers paradise. There are footpaths in every direction from Winson village, taking you across the most stunning countryside. The bike riding is also fantastic with plenty of quiet country lanes. Bibury is only 2.5 miles away, famous for its Medieval cottages Arlington Row and the trout farm, where you can catch your own and bring it home for supper! Bibury Court Hotel, Swan Inn and Catherine Wheel Pub are all good for food. Barnsley is 3 miles away, with Barnsley House famous for it's gardens designed by Rosemary Very. Opposite Barnsley House you have The Village Pub, which serves great food with the freshest vegetables grown in Barnsley House garden. Both Bibury and Barnsley are within walking/bike riding distance. Northleach is 3.5 miles away, with a general store and excellent butchers. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach is a fantastic gastro pub - booking advised. The picturesque Roman market town of Cirencester is 7 miles away with it's lovely shops, restaurants and a great outdoor heated pool open from May - September. Slightly further afield (but all within 1/2 hour drive) you can visit Cheltenham, Bourton on the Water, Burford, Stow on the Wold, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Adams Farm, Dalesford Organic shop and restaurant - any many more!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
31 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,017
for 3 nights
From
£339
From
£424
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,695
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,995
for 7 nights
£2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,017
for 3 nights
From
£339
From
£411
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,695
£5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£430
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,045
for 7 nights
£2,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 1
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,059
for 3 nights
From
£353
From
£430
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

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/shower, basin and WC. 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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).

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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.

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