Outstanding natural beauty

Tucking Mill Self-Catering’s cottages are located in the Midford Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The properties are perched on the valley aspect in the hamlet of Tucking Mill, enjoying glorious vistas out across the valley and neighbouring fields. From your chair in the cottage private gardens at Brooks’ View or Fishermen’s Retreat, or on the private terrace up at Tucking Mill View, you can often spot wildflowers, interesting birds and local wildlife. This tranquil setting is an idyllic way to reconnect with nature and while away the hours in the sunny afternoons.

Plenty to explore

We’re also based in the Cotswolds and so the cottages are surrounded by a plethora of trails for walking and cycling. The walks are superb for birdwatchers or adventurers who are happy to wander down different public footpaths and discover something new. Expect wildflowers, forest trails, flowing brooks, and gorgeous Somerset views. Some details on the local walks can be found on our page here.

Make the most of the area

While you stay with us, we want you to see how special this area really is. Whether that’s a woodland walk to clear the senses and reset, a peaceful afternoon fishing on the Midford Brook from the comfort of your cottage’s private garden, or a cycle along the Two Tunnels Greenway. You’ll see there’s lots of information about what to see and do on our website, but you’ll find more tips in your cottage when you come and stay. You can also simply get in touch and ask us for some advice – we would love to help! Also, if you’re a member of the National Trust, our properties are a great hub for accessing some of the best sites in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Read our guide on National Trust days out here.

Deer among the wildflowers in the valley
Local birds like this Goldfinch
Cows in the nearby field

Local wildflowers

Discover a plethora of floral beauty along local trails and in your garden.


Star of Bethlehem wildflower
Thalia Narcissi in the garden

Spot the birds

The valley is filled with all sorts of interesting birds like owls, larks, tits and blackbirds.


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