Upper Doreys Mill
Country Accommodation in the Cotswolds
Upper Doreys Mill is a Cotswold stone Mill House dating from the
1770's. Set in beautiful countryside in a tranquil valley with a
stream running through it's one acre garden. We are half a mile
from Painswick down a narrow, twisting country lane with passing
(Painswick was recently used as "Pagford" in J.K.Rowlings "A
Casual Vacancy" on BBC tv. Walk around the village and you can find
the site of the "sex shop" etc.)
If you need peace and tranquillity Upper Doreys Mill is the
There are no TVs in the two bedrooms, although we do have a
comfortable lounge with colour television for guest use, with a log
fire in Winter and cool Summer evenings. Free WiFi.
Most of the time the only noise is the bird song and the water
babbling in the Washbrook stream.
We are halfway along the Cotswold way long distance footpath and
therefore useful for a stopover for a couple of days. There also
many other footpaths in the area ( including one through our
We have maps and leaflets for you to borrow.
The views from the commons and beacons around us are
magnificent. There are also many wild flowers starting with
snowdrops in the early spring.
The orchids on Edge common are beautiful.
We also have lots of buzzards, foxes, deer, rabbits, weasels,
squirrels and badgers. You might see them if you are lucky.
We do have the kingfisher come to see our Koi pond occasionally.
You have to be very quiet and very lucky to see him!
At night, we will provide a torch if you choose to walk to
the pub (Half a mile) because it is dark when there is no moon. The
stars are lovely and we have minimum light pollution.
Gloucester with its
shopping outlet, Docks and Cathedral (where they filmed Harry
Potter) is 5/6 miles down the hill. Cheltenham with its regency
splendour, wonderful shops and Racecourse is 9/10 miles along
Stroud with it's quirky and individual shops and wonderful
Farmers Market is 3 miles away.
(We sell our shade loving plants there.)