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 Cotwolds 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.
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 (boasting en suite bathroom, 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 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 with bubbling jacuzzi. For the few who want to explore further afield; 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.
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
- Your Home Stay IncludesA Gourmet Welcome Hamper and more...
- Personally VisitedYes
- 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 handheld 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, jacuzzi, tennis court and games room with ping pong, gym and large TV
- PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
- 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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AROUND THE PROPERTY
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.
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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FOOD AND DRINK
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.
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).
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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