Our 200 year old cottage retains all the quaint charms of days-gone-by, but has all the amenities and comforts of a modern home. It’s a lovely and tranquil retreat in highly sought after Stow-on-the-Wold, one of England’s most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, reachable by car or train. Train station is ten minutes from nearby Moreton in Marsh with bus service to Stow. Train ride is just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London.
Within the village are The Royalist, the oldest inn in England, and St. Edward’s, one of the great wool churches, as well as the Toy and Collectors Museum. Stow has wonderful boutiques and galleries, excellent restaurants and tea rooms, and walking trails through the lovely countryside. Every weekend during any time of the year has something going on in town: antique markets, farmers markets with local produce, etc.
This warmly intimate two bedroom cottage has designer furniture, beautiful original art, antiques and a wood-burning fireplace to keep it cozy. The newly carpeted and painted living room features a 42 inch plasma television, SKY satellite programming and a DVD player. Enjoy music on our CD/Stereo/Digital Radio System while seated on our custom made corner sofa or a wing back armchair and foot stool.
The charming kitchen and dining area has been fully updated with new appliances including a fridge, electric stove, dishwasher and microwave as well as a gourmet’s cookware and utensils. Set the dining table for four with colorful glasses from our crystal cabinet. Washer and dryer on premises.
The master bedroom features a king size bed and a 21 inch LCD flat screen television. Guest bedroom has a double bed. Luxurious linens are provided. The fully modernized bathroom features a separate shower and a large tub for a satisfying and soapy plunge.
Outside the house is a lovely, gated garden with a deck and outdoor furniture for four and ample street parking. A telephone is provided as well as wireless Broadband Internet. Clean, well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement - sorry, no cats. Smoking is not allowed inside this home.
This central location in the Cotswolds is close to the area's other famous villages of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Burford, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. 25 minutes away are Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
I have stayed in many rentals and Carters Cottage was one of the nicest places I've stayed. The owners have decorated beautifully and put thoughtfulness and care into what they provide their renters. The best thing is the overall aesthetic. The cottage is adorable... oh, and the beds and linens are fantastic (they were better than at home which is saying a lot). Thank you!
Carters Cottage surpassed all our expectations and we are certain to return. We've thought about it a lot since our visit and we agree it was the union of pleasant seeming opposites: cozy in its charming English feel yet spacious, modern yet rustic, foreign yet familiar. It felt like home immediately and in the cold of late February it was a warm oasis (loved the fireplace!). The cottage was also very well appointed and we easily found everything we were looking for. The location was ideal - the countryside ramble started only a few yards from the front door and yet everything we needed during the weekend was also less than a three-minute walk. The surrounding area is full of attractions and things to do, we barely made it half-way through the list in 3 days.
My husband and I had the pleasure of renting this delightful cottage recently. The charm of the exterior of this impeccably maintained home continues indoors. It had a contemporary country feel we loved. All the amenities of home were provided. We particularly enjoyed the cozy warm fire. The beds were really comfortable and the bedding was also very nice. We were so pleased with the cottage's proximity to points of interest. It took five minutes to walk to the town square, which features art galleries, antique shops, pubs, restaurants, and tea houses. We were also very near many public paths and gorgeous walks. We'd recommend this appealing, attractive home, and will definitely return next year.