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Midsummer Wood | Luxury Self-Catering Home | Bourton-on-the-Water

Imagine a real life Neverland where you can rekindle childhood fantasies and leave all grown-up responsibilities at the gate. Set on the golden fringes of Bourton-on-the-Water, this fabled Cotswolds millhouse calls you to run wild in private woodland, get lost amidst secret wildflower meadows, dive into a 13-metre indoor pool and unfurl within lavish Jacobean interiors. With many more hidden treasures, Midsummer Wood has magic sprinkled in every corner.

Luxury self-catering holiday home for families nr Burton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds


Encompassing all the hallmarks of a fairy-tale home, this unique Grade II-listed millhouse sits amidst 11 acres of whimsical gardens within the gentle rolling hills of the Cotswolds near Burton-on-the-Water. Swags of soft purple wisteria festoon the honeyed stone façade, whilst trompe l'oeil murals mirror the pastoral landscape inside, blurring lines between reality and romance. Full of charming peculiarities; Midsummer Wood entwines luxuries such as the heated swimming pool, tennis court and cinema room with intriguing features like its 14th Century millrace that runs through the house. A home you'll simply never want to leave.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The storybook style continues throughout the four sumptuous bedrooms. The first floor features a king-size master suite (flaunting en suite bathroom with small steam room, private office, WC and dressing room) and queen-sized bedroom with bathroom alongside. Up to the eaves you'll find a bathroom with overhead shower beside two twin bedrooms sure to spark imaginations of the young - think pirate chests, patchwork quilts and the boldest of wallpapers hung right up to the exposed original beams.


11 acres of Eden-esque grounds invite guests to lose themselves within the beauty of knot gardens, rose arches, apple orchards and enchanting woodland. Start the day with a jog along the running track that runs through the wildflower meadow, or Pilates by the parterre, before diving into the stunning indoor swimming pool. For the few who want to explore further afield; walk the Windrush Way from the footpath beside the house, have a flutter on Cheltenham races, cavort around the Cotswold countryside and explore the tangle of golden, 'lost in time' villages nearby including Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold.

For Relaxation

After a day of discovering the delights of England's prettiest villages dotted all around, Midsummer Wood will be sure to lure you home to relish in all its splendour. Little ones will love to spend the last few hours of daylight hopping around the gardens or playing pingpong in the poolhouse, leaving grown-ups to serve up a hearty home-cooked feast in the banquet room. With children safely tucked up in bed dreaming of tomorrow's adventures, the roaring open fire will provide a warm evening ambience for grown-ups to unfurl to their heart's content.


There is private parking for four cars. Children should be supervised around the river. The Mark Wilkinson kitchen with hand-painted country motifs is a vision of country-kitchen dreams, featuring a Miele fridge and freezer, dishwasher, large and small oven, microwave, blenders, juicers, mixers, pots, pans and more.


  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
    From £4,495 per week, £3,450 per short break
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two first floor double bedrooms; one with king-size bed and one with queen-size bedTwins: Two second floor twin bedrooms
  • BathroomsThe first and second floor both feature family bathrooms with overhead showers, the king-size bedroom has an en suite bathroom with separate shower and there is a separate ground floor WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQLarge gas barbecue
  • HousekeepingDaily housekeeping is included. Please note that the housekeepers live in a cottage on site
  • FeaturesIndoor heated swimming pool, two steam rooms, tennis court and games room with ping pong, gym and large TV
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsTwo large Sky Plus TVs, DVD player, Nespresso machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Enhanced over many centuries, Midsummer Wood is steeped in history and intrigue. Inside its all Jacobean antiques, hand-painted country motifs and rich, exotic fabrics. A truly magical millhouse.

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Our Take

Property Owner Lulette says

It was love at first sight when we first saw Midsummer Wood. The garden is simply breathtaking; its interesting gazebos and ornaments are a real mix of traditional and contemporary. It´s what we´re most proud of, and it was even featured at Rosemary Verey´s book ´Secret Gardens´.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around , Gloucestershire to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Flutter On The Races Horseracing fans will have the chance to dust off the top hat and tails for the annual Cheltenham Gold Cup held in March at the nearby racecourse. There are also plenty of other race meets throughout the season too if you miss the festival dates. Big hats and high heals at the ready!

Blenheim Palace A world heritage site and the only non-royal country house to hold the title of palace in England! Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, the palace, gardens and park are open for all to explore. A host of events go on throughout the year from the Festival of Transport, outdoor cinema and the Summer jousting tournament.

Roar! The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens exhibit over 260 different species of animals, making for a memorable and unique day out. Find the majestic Rhinos grazing in front of the grand manor house or catch a flying falconry display. If you fancy a chance to get up-close and personal, organise to be a keeper for the day and get the chance to learn more about your favourite species. An experience sure to linger in the minds of little ones long after the holiday ends.

Ready, Aim, Fire Enjoy some friendly rivalry at Combat Splat - a centre of excellence for paintballing, archery and air rifles. Challenge friends or family to take on 'Hadrian's wall' or 'Wild west town'- the loser buys supper! 

Daylesford Foodies simply must take a trip to Daylesford Organic Farm to experience all they have on offer- which is a lot! This go-to foodie destination hosts cookery classes, yoga workshops, florist courses and also has a sweet cafe perfect for refuelling amongst all the activities. 



The Cotswolds is an area famed for its top quality local produce and Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is a MUST for foodies. Fill your canvas bags and wicker baskets with fresh farm goodness to whip up a feast back at Midsummer Wood. Self-catering has never been so delicious.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

There are many characterful inns and tearooms dotted around the local area and with bustling Stow-on-the-Wold just two miles away, you'll be sure to find your own personal favourite before the holiday ends. Try The Mad Hatter for a quaint 'olde worlde' atmosphere by the river, or The Wild Rabbit in Kingham for Michelin starred traditional British dining with a modern twist.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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