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A Stunning and Unique House in heart of the Cotswolds & on a Working Brewery!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8-10 guests, situated in private valley close to Stow-on-the-Wold

Old Brewery House is a stunning and unique property located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold. Tucked away in a secluded valley, it is part of a privately owned brewery. The property lends itself perfectly to family holidays and re-unions or group get together.

Access is through the boot room or up steps into the main reception room. There is a large fully equipped kitchen with double Everhot range and seating for 8 guests (high chairs can be provided on request).

The main living room has views over the lake, and a log burner for those cold evenings. You'll also find a TV & DVD. There is a second sitting room/snug with a sofa bed which can accommodate an extra guest.

There are four bedrooms, all en-suite (Three rooms on the first floor with the fourth bedroom on second floor).

All rooms have king size beds which are zip/link so can be made into twins if required.

Outside you will find roaming peacocks and swans! There is a croquet lawn and a barbeque terrace with table & chairs.There is a stream that runs through the beautiful children so care must be taken and children must be supervised.

Footpaths lead from the house around the lake & beyond.

More Details

Property Manager
Millie & Fergus Mitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Millie & Fergus Mitchell

We are Millie & Fergus Mitchell and we own StayCotswold, a unique company that specialises in luxury holiday homes, short let properties, corporate stays and all in & around the Cotswolds! We love the Cotswolds... and why not! It's the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Holiday Lets are the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation, offering much more flexibility.

We have an extensive knowledge of the Cotswolds and a passion for everything the Cotswolds has to offer. Our properties are visited personally and we ensure that they are kept up to the highest standards. We know holidays are important to families and friends alike, and our personal and dedicated service is something we are passionate about providing.

What makes this house unique

It's set in a Brewery and you'll be able to sample some of the beer!


Gloucestershire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Cloakroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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


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A Stunning and Unique House in heart of the Cotswolds & on a Working Brewery!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a stunning spacious property. The pictures don't do it justice. Plenty of amenities, comfortable rooms and great beer! Fantastic family holiday. Thank you Andy and James.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Superb house in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Old Brewery House is full of character, very spacious and well equipped. All the bedrooms are a good size with great views; the bathrooms were clean with powerful showers.

Andrew was very friendly and helpful and the beer was well received by our party.

We would definitely recommend the house for a holiday.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house and location

  • 5 of 5

Great space, fully equipped and welcoming

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 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: February 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
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Stow-on-the-Wold (various restaurants)
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Snozone Milton Keynes
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
The Cotswold Water Park
Car: recommended

A rural hideaway yet close to some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $647.25

Shorted stays often accepted, please enquire for further details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.