|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
We searched for 3 years to find the perfect house in the most wonderful location and here we are!
"Mill Bank House was a truly memorable let that far exceeded our already high
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
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.
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.
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!
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
Heathrow airport is 75 miles away, 1.5 hours. Kemble railway station is 9 miles away. A car is strongly recommended.
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.
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|
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****
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).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.