1 The Square | Self-catering cottage in Gloucestershire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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1 The Square - Self-catering cottage in Gloucestershire

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Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham, GL54 2JF, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

Julian Hill & Katy Hamilton Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)1608 819291(landline)
+44 (0)7931 135009(mobile)

Peacefulness surrounds this honeystone cottage with a calm, cosy, uncluttered interior, in an enchanting and unspoilt Cotswolds village

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1 The Square is in sleepy Upper Slaughter but don't let that blood-curdling name put you off – it comes from the Saxon word Slohtre: 'muddy place'. Don't let that put you off either! This is a quintessential, postcard-pretty Cotswolds village with a river running through, honeystone houses, an ancient church and a village green. The Square, a group of paupers' cottages grouped around a shared courtyard and tucked beneath the church, was built over 300 years ago and remodelled by Lutyens in 1906. Number 1 is actually two cottages knocked together and – as an estate agent might say – is deceptively spacious. Inside, a calm serenity reigns, with muted colours, seagrass matting, wood-burners, top-notch fittings and supremely comfortable beds. Everything has been beautifully thought through, and your small private courtyard makes a perfect spot for summer dining. Upper Slaughter, unspoilt and enchanting, is hard to leave, but there are fabulous walks in all directions, equestrian opportunities aplenty, and Stow on the Wold three miles away should you fancy some chi-chi shopping.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Guest feedback
"Tasteful and charming cottage and it is obvious owners Katy and Julian really care about their guests. Katy was kind enough to give us a list of her personal recommendations for things to do (with our 5year old) in the area and it was spot on, including in the typically cold and wet February weather! There was everything we could have wanted in the cottage (heavenly comfortable and huge double bed!) and Upper Slaughter is such a picturesque spot. Another Sawdays winner!"
February 2014

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  • 1 Cottage for 6
Price:(i) £660 to£1170 per week

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Upper Slaughter, Cheltenham, GL54 2JF, Gloucestershire

Self-catering 1 The Square (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 doubles, 1 twin; 1 bathroom, 1 shower room.
Price: (i) £ 660 to £ 1170 per week
Julian Hill & Katy Hamilton Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)1608 819291(landline)
+44 (0)7931 135009(mobile)