The Old Mill is a large holiday cottage in the heart of the small rural village of Oakridge Lynch in the South Cotswolds about 4 miles from both Cirencester and Stroud. The oldest part of the house was built in the early 18th century and was probably a shop. It has been added to and altered over the last 250 years and was, in its heyday, part of a silk mill that stood in the garden and provided work for the local girls. Some of the massive stones that made up the mill structure are still visible in the garden, as is the little stream that powered the mill race.
There are any number of places where you can sit together in tis luxury, dog-friendly Cotswold holiday home. The far sitting room has the log burner. The middle sitting room is normally where games are played. Choose from some old favourites housed in the dresser. The 'snug' outside the kitchen is good for sitting and catching up with emails etc or reading alone. Up in the gallery, you have direct access to the back terrace, nice and cool on a hot summer's day.
The kitchen is well equipped with all manner of modern toys to make your holiday more labour saving and a lovely place to cook in. You can try out an induction hob [faster and much cleaner than gas] and Fisher and Paykel dishdrawers while you stay with us. There is plenty of fridge and freezer space in the kitchen and in the nearby pantry plus a back up dishwasher if you have a mountain of plates to deal with. We provide all the utensils, crockery, glasses, and cutlery you could need.
If you don't fancy cooking for large numbers, relax and let our chef do it for you. We can leave tasty food in the fridge for you to heat up or you can have a catered dinner party with staff to lay up, serve and clear away.
There are 6 bedrooms, all with zip and link beds plus two sleeping 'areas' - curtained off spaces where we have sofabeds. 4 of the 5 bathrooms are ensuite but there is also a cloakroom as well as the family bathroom so there is no queue for the loo.
The sunny south-facing garden surrounds the house on all sides and is enclosed by stone walls. It is on many different levels and is full of interest although not ideal for games such as cricket. If you need flat space for rounders etc, the village recreation ground is just a short walk up the hill. A little waterfall and stream run through the lawn and with a pond at the end.
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Cottage added 30th December 2017