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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.
Heidi Callon Hine
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- Apr 24, 2018
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 Winson
We searched for 3 years to find the perfect house in the most wonderful location and here we are!
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Fantastic accommodation for family holiday
We have just returned from Winson where we stayed at Mill Bank House with our two sons, daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren. This was a celebration for our 40th wedding anniversary.
It was like home from home. The house was beautifully clean, well-equipped and warm (we didn't need to use the wood burners). We loved the kitchen-dining room and the children loved sitting at the island. The bedrooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. The children loved playing in the garden (on the two occasions that weather allowed). Winson is a lovely, relaxing location and we would have liked to have been able to enjoy walking from the property but it was too wet.
We enjoyed a visit to Adam Henson's Farm (good value for money) and Crocodile World.
We would certainly recommend this property to friends.
Beautiful home in a wonderful location (Winson, near Bibury)
The house and garden was perfect for our group of 5 couples. Very well furnished and equipped. Quiet and peaceful village, with lovely walks around and not far from busier (but not too busy) locations, e.g. Bibury and Northleach.
This was our second visit and we'd come again any time. A real treat. Thank you.
Great pre-Easter week
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.
Beautiful house and location
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.
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
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.
Thanks for such a lovely review, so glad you enjoyed yourselves!
Really exceptional holiday rental property
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!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.