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Old Brewery House - stunning and unique house in heart of the Cotswolds! *OFFERS

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 10 in 4 huge bedrooms all en-suite, AGA equivalent, WiFi & Sat TV.

Old Brewery House is a stunning and unique property that sleeps up to 10 persons and is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold. Located in a secluded valley, it is part of the privately owned Donnington Brewery. It is a special place, a secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions. The property lends itself perfectly to family holidays and re-unions or group get together. Set over three floors, each room is big enough for a party, has its own bathroom and they all retain their original period features. The garden is truly stunning, with a croquet lawn, a beautiful river running through the valley, a lake teeming with swans, ducks and peacocks! The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic.

Old Brewery House is unique in its location, right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, the buildings of which date back as far as the 12th Century when it was a working mill. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery there in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited.

There is however plenty of opportunity to enjoy the end results nearby! The Golden Ball in Lower Swell is within walking distance (just over a mile away) but if the return journey is too unappealing, the landlord will return you to Old Brewery House with his complements! Donnington Brewery has a further 14 pubs within the Cotswolds and they are linked by a 62 mile circular walk, the Donnington Way, that takes in some of the most spectacular parts of rural Gloucestershire. Even a small section of the route would offer a rather brilliant challenge for your Stay in the Cotswolds!

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Property Manager
Fergus Mitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Cheltenham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 child bed , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • From Main Living Area climb the staircase to a large landing area where you can reach four en-suite double bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Garden Room - Beautiful views to the garden. A large bedroom with double bed, small vanity table, small sofa, built in wardrobe and shelving. Fire-place. Tiled en-suite shower with loo and basin. Bedroom 2: Lake room - stunning views onto the lake. A large bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers/vanity table, built in wardrobe, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite with shower/bath, loo and basin. Bedroom 3: Green Room - A large bedroom with double bed and day-bed/sofa, small vanity table and mirror, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite shower/bath with loo and basin. Bedroom 4: Attic Room - Up a small staircase to a quirky attic room full of character with standard double bed plus camp bed option, with hanging rail and chest of drawers. Tiled en-suite with bath, loo and basin.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Old Brewery House - stunning and unique house in heart of the Cotswolds! *OFFERS
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Charming house and location

  • 5 of 5

Great space, fully equipped and welcoming

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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huge house in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

This house couldn't have been more perfect for our family gathering. The rooms were all a great size, with plenty of space for everyone, including 4 young kids. (3yrs to 8 yrs). The property was quirky with lots of character and a gorgeous cozy log burner. The kitchen was really well stocked, with more pans, crockery and cutlery than you could possibly use. Everything in the house was well made and sturdy, perfect for the young children in our party. The lake, peacocks, black swans, ducks and views made it even more special and Stow was minutes away. Andrew, the property manager was very helpful with his local knowledge. Pubs and outings were all organised before we even arrived. Cake was also on the table for our arrival and was most welcome! (Thank you Andrew).

We booked the weekend here for my fathers 70th birthday. Every single one of us loved the place and would return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
birmingham airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Golden Ball or Coach & Horses
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Burford Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Kingham or Moreton on Marsh
Car: necessary

A secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions, Old Brewery House, is set over three floors and this fabulous four bedroom family home has been completely renovated during 2011 to make the very best of the large spaces and original features found in this unique property.

The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic. Its location is unique, being right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, whose buildings date back as far as the 12th Century. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery here in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited. Beer, however, is available, should you desire it and you'll find links to chocolate box pretty Cotswolds inns that are supplied by Donnington Brewery.

Less than 2 miles from Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh and approximately 7 miles to Bourton on the Water. Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all less than 20 minutes drive. Stratford on Avon, Cheltenham, Warwick and Tewkesbury are a little over half an hour away by car.

We can recommend including some great pubs, great local walks, local attractions the city of Oxford or Cheltenham are only half an hour away plus quintessential Cotswold towns like Burford and Moreton in Marsh are only a few miles away. Or we can help with beauty treatments and massage therapy at Daylesford (Organic Farm) or clay pigeon shooting locally or we can provide catering via an excellent local catering company that can come out and cook at the house.

Architecturally, Stow has many historic buildings around the market square, having risen to prosperity on the back of the wool trade in medieval times. The 15th century St Edwards parish church played a role in the civil war. The old town stocks still stand though not used much in recent years. These days, Stow has many boutique and antique shops to browse around and pubs and restaurants provide a large choice of places to eat.

Further afield villages built with the traditional honey coloured Cotswold limestone are within easy reach. Broadway Tower on the edge of the Cotswolds has views of 16 counties, so they say. Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Stratford on Avon or Snowshill Manor are all less than 45 minutes.

For those interested in walking, there are numerous walks in and around Stow, varying from gentle strolls to extended walks. A map of local walks can be had from the information centre or local shops. Cycles may be hired in Bourton on the Water and are an ideal way to explore the quieter back country lanes and the smaller villages of the Cotswolds, but the hills can be steep!

Cheltenham Festival Week, home of the famous Gold Cup, happens every March. Stow is only 35 minutes from the races.

Location Information: Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops. The combination of rural informality and fine food and drink makes this small market town the ideal destination for a holiday or weekend break. Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

Great centre for discovering this most attractive part of England, with its sleepy stone villages and interesting market towns. Also good for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, theatre/opera goers and those interested in historical buildings. Close to Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton and within 45 mins drive of Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Cheltenham.

A particularly good location for walkers, cyclists and National Trust lovers. Also great for horse racing, with courses at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick all less than 45 mins away. Theatre goers are spoilt for choice with the Stratford memorial theatre, Cheltenham Playhouse and Oxford Playhouse easily available, while the Longborough Festival Summer Opera is a short walk away. Sports centres and swimming pools are available at Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton and there are riding stables and fishing lakes locally. For water sports, the Cotswold Water Park is less than an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Cheltenham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Feb 10 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 14 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year (4 nights)
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking/Administration $57.77
Refundable damage deposit $641.86

Prices are based on occupancy of up to 8. A supplement of £75 is chargeable per additional person per weekend stay and £150 per week stay up to a maximum occupancy of 10, subject to sleeping configurations and permission.

A damages deposit of £500 (cleared funds) is required to cover any breakages or extraordinary cleaning.

Please note we do charge a £45 booking/administration fee.

Our Short Break Policy

Our weekend stay is a standard 3 x night stay, however, in some instances we may be able to offer a 2 x night weekend stay at a 10% discount on the 3 x night weekend rate (please enquire for details).

Restricted short break periods are charged as follows:

• Bank Holidays - minimum 4 night stay
• Christmas - minimum 7 night stay
• New Year - minimum 4 night stay
• Easter Week (including Easter School Holidays) - minimum 4 night stay
• All School Holidays & Half Term Weeks – minimum 4 night stay
• Cheltenham Festival Race Week – minimum 4 night stay


Short Break prices are set at a proportion of the listed weekly price as below.

• Standard weekend charge (3 nights) @ 75% of weekly price
• Mid-week 2 night stays @ 40% of weekly price
• Mid-week 3 night stays @ 50% of weekly price
• Mid-week 4 night stays @ 60% of weekly price
• Weekly 5-7 nights @ full week price
• Bank holiday weekends, half term weekends, school holiday weekends and 4 night weekend stays are charged @ 85% of weekly price.

We reserve the right to changes prices without notice.
Please note that any payments made by credit card or by international cards will be subject to a 2.5% additional charge.
01993 259 444

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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