Directions and Parking at Mayfaire

Mayfaire is a lovely, peaceful private home in England’s largest designated area of outstanding beauty. The Slad Valley has never been intensively farmed, sprayed or built on. It is a place of natural abundance and strong, healing energy and is acclaimed for it exceptional beauty.


If you have booked to attend a course at Mayfaire, or to stay for informal b and b at Mayfaire, after a course held nearby, there is parking here for up to 7 cars if we park carefully. Car share is a good idea if you know others who are coming. If Mayfaire is full, please park either by the Woolpack in Slad on the road or in the car park behind the pub (accessed by the small lane below it) and turn right onto the Slad Road then walk (watch the traffic! limited footpaths) to the left turn up an unmarked lane, to the house.

Or, more easily, 300 yards further up from the pub on right (coming from Stroud),there is limited parking by Steanbridge Lane off to right, by the village noticeboard. If you are happy to walk further you can park at Bulls Cross, on the large lay-by parking area used by walkers. Walk back down towards the village bus stop and turn first right into our road.

If you have booked a one to one session or couple session, you can park on the drive for the duration of the session.

Arrival time

For one to one sessions or couple sessions, please arrive at exactly the time agreed, as there is no receptionist at Mayfaire. 

For courses held with Mayfaire as the only venue, please arrive 5 mins minimum before a course starts to settle in, 10 minutes maximum, beforehand, but not earlier than this, unless pre-arranged because you are assisting.


We do not offer accommodation at Mayfaire for private session clients. You can go to Bed & Breakfast near Slad & Stroud if you wish to stay in the area or have arranged consecutive days of sessions with Joy.

If accommodation at Mayfaire is offered with your course, it will be offered on your course booking page via a drop down box or a link to an accommodation option page. If it isn’t offered, please use the link above.

Directions to Mayfaire

Print out directions to Mayfaire and a map, before travelling, as sat nav and your mobile signal may not work in Slad.

Slad in the beautiful Slad Valley, Gloucestershire, is 90 minutes from London , 20 minutes from Cheltenham , two miles from Stroud and a mile from Painswick. There is a regular train service to Stroud from London , Bristol , Bath and elsewhere and a taxi service from Stroud to Slad. The taxi driver will need these directions as our lane has no name. The taxi journey takes 10 minutes.

The address is Mayfaire, Slad Valley, Nr Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QD  The telephone number is 01452 813241 and the mobile is 07866 470238.
For sat nav and for sat nav, and enter GL6 7QD but this doesn’t take you to the house so you do need these directions to supplement that if you havent been here before.

From London, at M4 junction 15, take dual carriageway A419 towards Swindon and then Cirencester, this becomes the A417. After a stretch of single carriageway, take the turning to Birdlip and from there follow directions below. (alternatively, from all these places, after Cirencester take road to Stroud and follow directions below from there)
If you are coming from the West, eg Bristol , or Somerset , you need to take the M5 as far as the Stroud turn off, follow the signs into Stroud, then follow directions from Stroud below.
 If you are coming from the South, you need to head for the M4 then take the M5 as far as Stroud turn off, follow the signs into Stroud, then follow ‘from Stroud’ directions below. Or take the A46 to Stroud and follow directions from Stroud below.
From Bath, follow the A46 to Stroud and follow directions from Stroud below. Or come via M4 and follow directions from Bristol .
From Cheltenham , drive to Birdlip, then follow ‘from Birdlip’ directions below.
From Birdlip, take a left turn off the main street which is the road to Slad and Stroud. Follow for a few miles, drive past the Painswick turn off and Bulls Cross sign, continuing to Slad. Our lane (no road name) is before the main village centre. There will be the village sign and two 30 mile signs. At the second of these, there is a war memorial on your left, and our lane (no road name) is a sharp right turn up the hill opposite the bus stop and war memorial. If you miss it and get as far as The Woolpack and the church you have gone too far. Ours is the last house, a cream building, with a sun terrace facing the road, at the top of the hill on the right, just before Frith Wood.
 From Stroud: On entering Stroud from the M5 you will see the Ecotricity building opposite you, and then turn left here. If coming from Bath Road you will go straight on at a large-ish roundabout, and then find the Ecotricity building on your right. Carry straight on along the same road.
If coming from London, Cirencester or Swindon via Stroud rather than Birdlip, take a right turn at the roundabout in Stroud, the Ecotricity building is on your right. Carry straight on along the same road
Then for all routes via Stroud, follow the road under the bridge and past the multi storey car park and Apollo cinema on your right. You will then reach a mini roundabout.
 Take the second turn, signed to Slad (B4070). Follow that road out of Stroud and for a couple of miles or so. It’s quite winding. 20 mph advised through the village.
Once you come into Slad look for The Woolpack pub on your right and the church on your left. Then after that you know to take the first sharp left turn, opposite the bus stop and war memorial (no road name). This small road bends back a little on itself and takes you up a hill. Our house is the last on the right, underneath the wood, it’s a cream house with a sun terrace facing the road.

We wish you a safe and pleasant journey to the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire