Set in a tranquil location, amongst 100 acres of farmland, our tasteful barn conversions are perfect for those looking for an attractive countryside retreat.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, just 2-3 miles away from the source, the cottages offer a great opportunity to experience a vast array of wildlife. Foxes, rabbits and deer are a common sight on the farm. As are the ducks, herons and kingfishers that frequent the River. If you are lucky, you may also spot the occasional otter, or even a badger!
The cottages are all very well equipped, with features including Smart TVs and 100Mbps WiFi. They are comfortably furnished in a traditional barn conversion style.
Although we are situated in a rural location, there are very good transport links locally, with Kemble Train Station (a direct line to London Paddington) just 2.5 miles away. 4 miles away is the vibrant market town of Cirencester, often described as the Capital of the Cotswolds. It is an historic Roman town and was once one of the most important settlements in England! Larger towns and cities such as Swindon, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Bath and Bristol are all within an hour of us.
The holiday cottages are located on a sheep farm which gives guests the opportunity to bottle-feed the orphaned lambs (seasonal, usually from April through June). There is also a horse and 3 ponies that can be fed with apples or carrots.
All three of our cottages are dog-friendly and are thoroughly cleaned between bookings.
Countryside Retreats in the heart of the Costswolds
Our cottages began their lives as part of the mill operation which took place on the site hundreds of years ago, which is where the Old Mill Farm name comes from. There is a record of a Mill in our Parish in the Domesday book (1086), with a value of just 10 shillings!
There are some reminders on the site of the Mill that used to be here – we still have a large mill stone and a sluice out to the mill pond. You can also see the old pay window and small openings in one of the buildings for drying the grain. There is some evidence that the site became a trout farm, before transitioning to livestock. The buildings became agricultural barns, housing livestock including horses and cattle, before being converted into holiday accommodation as part of changing farming practices and diversification.
The site is still part of a working sheep farm, which has been in our family since 1961 when we took up a tenancy on the farm. Our family eventually purchased the farm in 1979 and got to work converting some of the barns into holiday cottages between 1989 and 1991. Rest assured, they have had several refurbishments since then!
Old Mill Farm
Our postcode won’t bring you straight here, but we are well sign-posted and there are alternatives! You can either put ‘Old Mill Farm Holiday Cottages’ into Google or Apple Maps to navigate straight to site.
If you use what3words, the following reference will bring you straight to the heart of our site;
Once you have arrived, you can either call us or knock at the house immediately at the top of the driveway and we will show you to your cottage.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Old Mill Cottages. The children said thank you very much for letting them feed the lambs. "
Mr & Mrs Grant