Slad, Cotswolds Cottages
You'll feel calm and rested in the pure luxury on offer here in Peglars Barn. Deep down in a valley in the heart of the Cotswolds hills outside Slad sits this outstanding retreat which has been given the uber-contemporary makeover. An exceptional hideaway for a couple, you will be located in a hidden valley on the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way, beautifully isolated and with an incredible outlook across the hills. The views are mesmerising and totally uninterrupted - you can see the countryside change before your eyes with sheep, the occasional horse and birds coming and going. Totally open plan with clever sliding doors between the bedroom and living area but with an entire 'wall' given over to glass sliders (windows that can be pulled back entirely), you'll have an amazing view of the hills from your chair, your table or you bed. Furnished beautifully the style is a mix of chic with an industrial tone - you'll be as snug as bug with the underfloor heating and with the luxury furnishings - you'll find yourself so relaxed you won't want to leave. You could walk for hours and not touch a road, or better still you could stay in bed and simply watch the clouds pass by. The Cotswolds provides something undeniably gorgeous with this romantic bolt hole.
Even in midwinter we were awe-struck at this place and are sure you will be too!
Entrance through to open plan living space.
Kitchen - a cooks paradise - with electric hob, oven and grill and plenty of cooking kit. Dishwasher, microwave, nespresso coffee machine, fridge and freezer.
Dining Area has a circular table and two chairs.
Living Area with sofa, coffee table, wall mounted TV (FreeSat) plus blue-ray DVD player.
There is a large sliding wooden door between the 'living area' and the 'bedroom area'. This can be pulled back to create one large space or closed to create a more intimate pair of rooms.
Bedroom Area has a super king size double bed (6ft) and luxury Ensuite Shower Room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail and washbasin.
Separate WC with plenty of storage for clothes etc.
There is a large decked area which you can access from the sliders. There is seating and a table, all a few steps from the warmth of the barn.
Pet welcome. Babes in arms welcome. Off street parking down private drive. Wifi available and included.
Peglars Barn sits in some of the Cotswolds' most attractive countryside. Perhaps best known for its association with Laurie Lee and Cider with Rosie, the region is exceptionally popular with walkers which isn't surprising given the location. Slad is gorgeous and 'ultra Cotswolds', packed full of traditional buildings, winding lanes and beautiful views. The Woolpack pub is outstanding and exceptionally friendly, and famed as much for its current warm welcome as it is for the place Laurie Lee regularly attended!
The nearest 'town' is Painswick a delightful but small location sitting in the hills and is about seven minutes drive away, if that. It has a wide selection of shops and places to stop and relax (think coffee shops). It also has some gorgeous architecture - the church is particularly eye-catching, and there are some lovely pubs to choose from too. For a wider selection of shops, Stroud is about three miles away where you will find a Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco. On every Saturday there is a Farmer's Market in Stroud - one which is widely regarded as the best in the Cotswolds, with plenty of organic produce, food, cheeses and much more. There is also a flea market on every Friday mornings selling plenty of bric-a-brac.
Cheltenham and Gloucester are nearby too. Cheltenham is about 13 miles away and has a wide selection of shops to choose from plus regular festivals that Cheltenham is well known for.
This is a location that is very much 'deep in the Cotswolds', reachable either from the M40 or better still via the M4. Once you pull off the motorway, within minutes you are travelling through proper countryside and about to enjoy some of the finest that the Cotswolds has to offer.
"Lovely setting, great view of the valley and brook. Quiet, but with some noise from sheep, crows, and geese that sometimes interfered with sleep. Internet was not working for the full week. The location of Peglars Barn is in the center of the Laurie Lee Wildlife Way nature walk, so it is possible to do half of that loop and then return to the cabin in about 3 hours. The Woolpack Pub (20-minute walk, up the hill) was not excellent, but it is fine for a meal out. The highlight of our week in the Cotswolds was the guided walk around Uley, by Kate Thompson of cotswoldguidedwalks.com . She is very knowledgeable, charming, and took us on a great tour through the area. We hired her for a private guided walk, at a little higher cost, but we found it to be very good value, and we would recommend her highly. "Dr Billings 2018-05-12