The Slaughters


This luxury cottage rental is in the heart of Upper Slaughter, an enchanting village close to the Cotswold market-towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.  Upper Slaughter straddles the banks of the River Eye which trickles through the village under a succession of stone footbridges and flows to Lower Slaughter about a mile away.


The Slaughters are the epitome of English country charm. With a network of walking routes right on the doorstep, and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's a prime location to enjoy some of the most beautiful walks in the country. Famous for its honey-coloured limestone towns and villages, the Cotswolds offer some of the most beautiful countryside in England. There's plenty to do all year round with hundreds of miles of walking, cycling and riding routes, historic houses, exquisite gardens, and quirky shops and cafes. 


Yew Tree Barn is conveniently situated for the picturesque towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Winchcombe, Snowshill, Tetbury and Bibury. Less than an hour away are Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon and the Roman City of Bath, a world heritage site and home to some of the finest architecture in the world.  The vibrant cities of Oxford and London are easily reached by train from nearby Kingham station.

We recommend afternoon tea at nearby Lords of the Manor or Lower Slaughter Manor.

Here are some of our favourite restaurants, we suggest you book in advance, especially at weekends:


The Wheatsheaf at Northleach

The Fuzzy Duck at Armscote

The Kings Head at Bledington

The Old Butchers at Stow-on-the-Wold