The barn is lovely, much more spacious than the pictures might suggest with a fantastically comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. The location is great for exploring the Cotswolds with lots of walking right on the doorstep. Marcus – May 2022

Great spot for a few days relaxing in the Cotswolds. Ideal location. Lovely and clean and modern. Great little sunny garden. Didn’t need to use the car at all during our stay.  Andrea – May 2022

A very last minute weekend trip that Rachel dealt with seamlessly. Fantastic barn, equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Great location, short drive to stow on the Wold and Bourton- on- the Water. Would highly recommend staying here. Karen – April 2022

Wonderful host and a lovely place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Can’t wait to come back! Elegant with traces of its former life as a barn. An idyllic country getaway. Loved every minute and will be back again. Sherry, Los Angeles – April 2022

Great weekend stay, as in the pictures; nice location around the Slaughters. Interior design was great; modern, fully specced kitchen. Really comfortable bed, high thread count linen – a lot of attention to detail. Radu, Bucharest – March 2022

My husband and I were vacationing in London and Paris and decided to get out of the city and slow down. We were lucky enough to find Upper Barn in Upper Slaughter. Rachel did an incredible job making the property feel comfortable and welcoming. It was exactly what we were looking for. The property was warm, cozy, stylishly decorated and very clean. The one bathroom was beautiful and larger than expected. The patio made the property feel private and was perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The surrounding area was stunning and very quiet. I would recommend that anyone traveling to the area do some research. There are a lot of hiking trails, which was great for us, but the area is rural and unless you have a car, getting around may be a challenge if you don’t like to explore on foot. This was the perfect experience for my husband and I and we would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to our friends and family. Jennifer, San Carlos CA – March 2022

Rachel’s place is lovely, cosy and the perfect location to explore Upper Slaughter (which is beautiful). You will not be disappointed having this as your bolthole to explore the Cotswolds. Callie – February 2022

Lovely stay at Upper Barn, Upper Slaughter during half term. The barn was perfect and exactly how it had been advertised. Myself, partner and dog stayed 2 nights in a sumptuous bed (not the dog!) with very fluffy towels lovely decor and a great location. 35 minute walk to Bourton on the Water, 20 minutes walk to Lower Slaughter, 15 minute drive to Stow on the Wold. Definitely recommending Lower Barn to our friends and we hope to come again soon. Nicky – February 2022

Amazing stay in the barn! Amazing location in the heart of the Cotswolds! So peaceful, but just minutes away from Stow on the Wold and Bourton- on- the Water! We will definitely be back x Cathy – February 2022

River Barn was everything I was hoping for and even more.  It was a pleasure to be one of the first guests to stay there.  The locations is perfect, so quiet and so beautiful.  The garden at the rear is quite a sun trap, and there are good walks (Wardens Way) literally on the doorstep.  The designated parking space at the rear is also a plus.  The bed is super comfy with top quality bed linen, the kitchen is well equipped and the sofa is comfortable and with a lovely view of the ford/village.  Sitting at the table drinking coffee and listening to the birds sing was a great start to the day.  I had a fabulous time and I would love to come back soon but I have a feeling this place is going to be booked solid as it’s so perfect.  Justine – May 2017

River Barn is a beautiful little home in an idyllic setting.  I wanted a quiet, relaxing weekend in the country and this is exactly what I got.  The place is newly converted and very comfortably outfitted.  The bed is dreamy and perfect for a long lie in.  There is a private patio wth tables and chairs to enjoy a cuppa.  Upper Slaughter is a lovely village and there are walking paths to Lower Slaughter and other nearby towns.  The Sunday I visited there was a group selling teas and home bakes in the village hall.  Rachel was very welcoming and helpful, and there were plenty of trail maps and brochures that made it easy for me to plan my outings.  I could not have asked for a more perfect retreat.  Laurie – August 2017

We loved River Barn, it was so relaxing.  We had a great reliable taxi driver who collected us and took us to some gorgeous restaurants which were a ten minute drive away.  River Barn was very beautiful, very well decorated, very comfy bed, very clean and had a great feel to it.  We can’t wait to return.  Karina – August 2017

Lovely cottage in charming village.  Very quiet and comfortable with all amenities.  Lovely spot for hiking and walks.  Would love to come back!  Klaus – August 2017

Lovely accommodation!  We have stayed in the barn twice now and loved our visit both times.  It is charming, very clean, quiet and perfect for a small family of three.  Our daughter really enjoys playing in the creek out front and it is extremely safe.  Thanks again.  Kris – Sept 2017

A lovely and comfortable cottage in the Cotswolds.  Great place to explore from and walk.  Communication was very good and we would definietly stay again.  Gary – Oct 2017

Fantastic place to stay in Upper Slaughter! It’s spacious, clean, and comfortable. The pictures posted are very accurate. I traveled with my husband and 4 month old son, and Rachel had a crib set up for us upon arrival. The area is very beautiful and quiet, and very close (driving) to larger towns for restaurants and shopping. We loved the place so much that we stayed in for dinner for a couple of nights so that we could relax. All cookware essentials were provided and in great condition. We would definitely stay here again in the future!” Kristen – October 2017


Just come back from a truly amazing weekend at the Chapel.  We have never stayed anywhere quite so picturesque.  The photos do not do it justice.  Had a lovely walk to Lower Slaughter via the ford right outside the chapel.  Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.  Katie – September 2017

The Chapel is such a lovely little break away from it all.  We had a lovely weekend here.  It is clean stylish and very comfortable.  The village is beautiful and we found some great walks from directly outside the Chapel (The Wardens Way).  Greg & Rich – October 2017

Exactly as expected in a beautiful and prime location.  A lovely peaceful getaway!  Vaughan – September 2017

Lovely place – we were staying for a wedding.  Rachel was very friendly and communicated well.  Beautifully decorated with all amenities.  Athena – August 2017

The Chapel is an amazing place to stay and located in beautiful surroundings overlooking the ford.  The steps to the mezzanine are steep but this is clearly outlined in the property description.  Everything is just as expected from the photos – it is both stylish and comfortable.  We enjoyed a wonderful weekend break and would love to return.  Laura – May 2017

A gorgeous location and lovely bolthole for a couple of nights. Rob – April 2017

Rachel was kind and helpful throughout our stay and even left us firewood for our arrival.  The location is beautiful and peaceful and decorated to absolute perfection. 10/10 would return.  Holly – March 2017

The Chapel is such a lovely place to stay in the middle of the picturesque Cotswolds with walks right from the door.  The house has everything you need for a perfect weekend away and we loved the wood stove.  We can’t wait to go back.  Callum – March 2017

Very scenic location.  Stream just outside, perfect for dogs, really nice walks nearby. Annie – Feb 2017

Absolutely gorgeous and so clean and tidy.  Can’t wait to go back.  Georgia – Jan 2017

Lovely little property exactly as described in the most picturesque location…. Breathtaking.  We really enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning in the Sumer months.  Darren – Dec 2016

A gorgeous little place to stay.  The bed was just perfect, we slept so well!  Nadya – Dec 2016

We stayed here prior to Christmas and had the most wonderful experience.  The chapel far exceeded any expectations we may have had.  The area is idyllic, beautiful and very accessible – there are lost of cosy pubs to spend an evening at.  We would not hesitate in staying here again.  Sean – Dec 2016

AMAZING!  The most perfect location and a lovely little place to stay.  The host meet us on arrival and communication was great, even recommending a great local fireworks display on Nov 5th! Would stay again and again.  Matthew – November 2016

A perfect stay from start to finish.  Rachel was a fabulous host – always contactable and helpful.  The Chapel was beautifully presented, very clean and exactly as described.  Stunning countryside with lovely walks through the Cotswold countryside.  An absolute gem!  Joanna – Nov 2016

We had the most wonderful time ever at the Chapel – fantastic for cyclists, lovely scenery, very picturesque.  Would highly recommend.  Will definitely be back.  Rhys – October 2016