Arlington Cottages Cirencester - Bibury is steeped in history, parts of the church dating back to Saxon times.
Bibury is a typically Cotswold village that lies between the historic Roman town of Cirencester and the ever popular town of Burford. The River Coln runs through the village of Bibury and is the subject of many photos due to the backdrop of the Arlington Row cottages.
Arlington Row is a group of ancient cottages with steeply pitched roofs dating back to the 16th Century. The Saxon Church of St Mary's is a stones throw from the centre of the Bibury. Some of the Saxon remains from the church are housed in the British Museum. Bibury is extremely popular with tourists who also visit to the Arlington Mill and the Bibury Trout Farm when in the village.
Bibury is steeped in history, parts of the church dating back to Saxon times. Overlooking the village of Bibury are the famous Arlington Row of 17th Century Weavers’ Cottages and Arlington Mill and Museum. Rack Island, set along the river between Arlington Row and the Mill is now a National Trust bird and wildlife reserve. In the village centre is the Bibury Trout Farm, which provides a fascinating and picturesque attraction for visitors of all ages. The whole setting is an English village landscape at its best.
Arlington Mill was one of the biggest cornmills in the Cotswold area during the nineteenth century, and a steam engine was brought in to assist the massive water wheel, running six grinding stones. It was at this time that the structure of the building was reinforced with the huge buttresses you can see on the exterior of the building, and the iron supports inside the building.
:: Spinners Cottage ::
Stands on its own at the top of the attractive gardens behind Arlington Mill. It is slightly larger than Mill Cottage, with a big well equipped kitchen/breakfast room and a downstairs shower room. The dining room and sitting room are open plan and spacious, with an electric ‘woodburner’ and comfortable seating. Upstairs there are two bedrooms (one double, one twin), and a bathroom.
:: Mill Cottage ::
Was originally used by the Miller at Arlington Mill, and is full of character with low old beams, uneven oak wood flooring and a staircase with unpredictable steps!
It is a two bedroom cottage (one double, one twin), comfortably furnished, with two bathrooms and a downstairs loo. The kitchen has a small dining area and is well equipped with cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, and microwave. There is a small laundry room beside the backdoor with a butler’s sink and washer drier.
The sitting room has low beams, an electric ‘woodburner’ stove and is cosily furnished.
Both cottages have use of the brick bar-b-q area within the grounds of Arlington Mill, and have outside seating and patio furniture.