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Cotswold Stone Cottage In The Slad Valley

Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Cottage in Slad, Nr. Stroud, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk From Slad Village Ideal For Exploring The Cotswolds

Recently renovated and tastefully decorated, attractive streamside Cotswold stone cottage in AONB. With original open fire range in living room, beams and wooden spiral stairs. Situated at end of private road in tranquil rural location overlooking the Slad Brook. Pretty private gardens with seating areas. New central heating boiler and new bathrooms. Half acre streamside garden and large lawn to enjoy and one and half acres of wildflower meadow with Shetland pony.


Rod Shaw

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Rod Shaw

Ann and I have owned the cottage since 1987. We have been married since 1978 and this was our first home. We both work locally and enjoy our spare time tending the large garden. We have always lived in the area and appreciate the beauty of the Cotswolds. We have four grown up children who were brought up here and love the peace and quiet of the countryside. Our Shetland pony lives in our field next to the cottages and we are keen on encouraging wildlife, deer, rabbits, badgers, foxes and pheasants who all arrive for feeding at different times of the day. One of our joys is to watch the herons, kingfishers and dippers amongst others that come to feed in the brook running through the garden. My hobbies include hand printing with antique letterpress machines and walking Evie our lurcher.

Rod Shaw purchased this Cottage in 1987

Why Rod Shaw chose Painswick

We bought the property in 1987 but had already been living in the row since 1978. We love the area because it was secluded, quiet and full of wildlife. It was only half an hours walk from Stroud and 10 minutes from the local pub. There had been an old Woollen Mill on the site called Vatch Mills until 1900 and the area is steeped with history.

What makes this Cottage unique

The property has walls almost 2ft thick when warm these walls hold in the heat in winter and keep the place cool in the summer. There is always wildlife around if not in the garden or our field then it is trout jumping in the stream or the Heron making a slow flight down the meadow. Of course the badgers are never late for their supper.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 baby crib
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1
        double bed, original fireplace, leaded windows, exposed beams, valley view, Bedroom 2: twin beds can be put together for super king. Exposed beams, storage, dormer window, valley view. Double sofa bed in living room. Travel cot available.


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Shower room 1
      • Shower room 2
      • Bathroom 1
        1st floor. Large luxury shower, marble top vanity unit, storage, wc, heated towel rail. Bathroom 2: Electric shower, wc, slate tiled vanity unit, storage.

      Location Type

        • River
        • Rural


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Fireplace
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Living Room
                  Large living room with 3 seater sofa and double sofa bed. Open antique cottage range. Parquet floor, rugs, bookshelves, tv, dvd, internet. Dining table, seating 6. Games, books. Window seats, garden views. High chair if required.
                • Parking
                • Telephone
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine


                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Kitchen: Belfast sink, dishwasher, plenty of storage, fridge with ice box. Microwave, toaster, kettle, knife block, kitchenware, pans etc. Built in electric oven, ceramic hob with hood. Ample crockery, cutlery.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining Area


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                            • Video Library


                                • Golf
                                  Within 4 - 8 miles there are 8 golf courses. Minchinhampton has two courses. Minchinhampton, (has two courses) 36 hole Parkland course, visitors welcome. Painswick, 18 holes on top of panoramic Painswick Beacon, open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday. Stinchcombe, an excellent test for both low and high handicap golfers. Regardless of how well you play, you will enjoy the views. Westonbirt,and Canon Court at Berkeley. Cotswold Edge Golf Club at Wotton under Edge, a par 71 over Traditional Parkland, visitors welcome Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QT 18 Holes. 6800 yard Championship Course. 6 miles away.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Ski & Snowboard
                                  Skiing Gloucester Dri-Ski slope is half an hour away. Cotswold Water-Park is 40 mins away with a Lakeside Brasserie - childrens play area, safe beach. Facilities to water ski and wake board at Spring Lake.


                                    • autumn foliage
                                    • churches
                                    • cinemas
                                    • library
                                    • museums
                                    • playground
                                    • pond
                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • bird watching
                                        • eco tourism
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • outlet shopping
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • cycling
                                                • equestrian events
                                                • fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • swimming


                                                    • Notes on accommodation: Situated over three floors the cottage is well equipped. The attractive period style beds have good mattresses and tasteful bed linen. The comfortable living room has window seats and is airy in summer and cosy in winter with the open fire. Outside: Rear garden: Private, cosy, chimenea, initial wood and lighting equipment supplied, bistro table, chairs. Front garden: Patio with table and chairs, parasol, pretty borders, pots and small lawn. Lovely view of Slad brook. Utility Room: Utility room: Washer/dryer, hoover, cleaning products. Coat rack, storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned between lets. Or if rented for longer than one week change of linen and towels weekly if required.

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      22 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Cosy cottage in The Slad Valley

                                                      Kathy G.

                                                      The cottage has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay but still has the features of an old mill cottage. Lovely fireplaces, quirky stairs and a babbling brook at the end of the garden.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks for a lovely review. Glad you managed to get some good walking in. Please book again soon. Rod & Ann

                                                      Clean, quiet, well equipped and lots of fun for the children

                                                      Stephen B.

                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Rod was a great host and helpful throughout the week. The cottage has a lovely setting and is relaxing and quiet with plenty of wildlife to be seen.

                                                      The cottage was homely and with lots of nooks and crannies for young children to explore. The stairs to the bedroom are quite steep and you may want to take care with young children but our 3 year old enjoyed climbing them to bed each night.

                                                      The cottage was very clean and well stocked and is a good base for day trips or to get out on foot into the hills.

                                                      We would have no hesitation in returning in future.

                                                      Beautiful house in excellent location

                                                      We loved everything about this cottage! The house is beautiful, very comfortable and equipped with everything. We stayed during the winter and it was extremely earm and cosy. Our host Rod was so helpful to us. And we found the location was great, making all areas of the Cotwolds to be within easy driving distance. Would highly recommend staying here.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks, for a lovely review. We hope you come back and visit soon. We are well situated for most Cotswold attractions, there is lots of choice for days out if you have time for a winter break.

                                                      A lovely cottage

                                                      Anne M.

                                                      The cottage is very pretty, cosy, well furnished and equipped. Rod and Ann made our stay a real success. Thankyou so much!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks for a lovely review. You really did get snow at Christmas! Not ordered though. We would love you to come again.

                                                      Happy New Year! Ann and Rod

                                                      Superbly equipped cottage, tucked away in a picturesque valley.

                                                      Alan T.


                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thanks Alan, hope to see you again. Ann & Rod

                                                      Lovely property with friendly owners

                                                      Vincent E.UK

                                                      We loved this cottage which was extremely well equipped. It is in a quiet valley and is very peaceful and relaxing. The interior decoration of the cottage is of a very high standard with lots of interesting, quirky objects around. The owner, Rod and Ann, could not have been friendlier and were always on hand in case we needed anything (they live next door). We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this property which is conveniently situated for many interesting sights in the Cotswolds

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your lovely review of the cottage and glad you enjoyed your stay. It is conveniently situated for the best towns in the Cotswolds and many less explored areas of the Hills. Please revisit whenever you can.

                                                      Rod & Ann


                                                      Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

                                                      Special interest holidays: We run letterpress printing workshops. Printing on antique presses in traditional processes of letterpress near the site. Booking by appointment and by arrangement when booking cottage. Please speak to Rod in advance. Travel: Bristol Airport approx 30 miles Birmingham Airport approx 50 miles Distances: Slad Village 3rd of mile, popular Woolpack Inn with superb views from terrace. Stroud: One and half miles. Cheltenham: 10 miles Cirencester: 10 miles Gloucester: 9 miles Bath: 28 miles Bristol: 30 miles Stratford on Avon 48 miles Further Details: Interesting places: Fantastic walking country close to hand. Cotswold Way, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds much of it Gloucestershire Trust and National Trust owned. Criss crossed by footpaths and lots of woodland to explore. Woodchester Mansion, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House, The Jenner Museum. National Waterways Museum & Gloucester Historic Docks, Stroud Mills and Canal restoration. Cycling, routes part of the national cycle network, or many off-road tracks and trails. Many National Trust properties. Lots of individual shops in Stroud, Stroud's Award winning Farmers Market, many individual Bohemian cafes. Lavender Bakehouse, Chalford. Stroud Brewery, Uley Brewery Interesting events: Slad Village: Laurie Lee Centenary 2014, many events. Cheltenham Festivals Racing, Music, Literature and Science. Award winning Stroud Farmers Market. Nature in Art, Gloucester Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling The Severn Bore, Cheltenham Gold Cup, (book early!) Westonbirt Arboretum Festival of Wood and outdoor concerts. Giffords Circus on tour in the County from May to September. Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Tall Ships, Golf, this area is a golfers paradise with 8 golf courses From Stinchcombe Hill Golf Course one of the most sceneic in Europe to Minchinhampton which has two traditional parkland courses. Cotswold Water Park has many sporting and leisure activities to offer, from Kayaking to simply paddling. The local Gliding Club at Nymphsfield, have introductory flights available, or the more extreme Paragliding is done from the Viewpoint at Coaley Peak.

                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Booking Notes: Please book by email or phone. 20% deposit remaining balance six weeks prior to your stay to be paid by cheque or directly into our bank account Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday arriving not before 4 pm and departing strictly 10 am. Notes on prices: 2015-2016 We prefer you take a seven night stay, especially in high season. You are welcome to ask about shorter breaks. We will do our best to accommodate you.

                                                      22 Reviews
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