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Beautiful Period Property and Annexe In Picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Stow-on-the-Wold Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6+4 in 3 bedrooms + 2 sleeping areas, with 2 bathrooms. Garage for 2 cars

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Summary

Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. As well as having instant access to all Stow's pubs, restaurants and shops, Steps Cottage also has the rare benefit in Stow of a large, enclosed garden, which gets the sun all day, and garage parking for two cars, plus bikes. Stow itself is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Cotswold countryside and numerous local attractions.

The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been lovingly decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, exposed stone walls and a Jotul wood burning stove in the living room. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and BT Vision TV.

The accommodation at Steps Cottage is split between the main house and an annexe at the end of the garden, known as 'The Bolt Hole'. The Bolt Hole contains a bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, a living room/2nd bedroom and a tea point.

Steps Cottage sleeps a maximum of ten people, in three bedrooms (one of which is in the Bolt Hole) and two additional sleeping spaces (see Key Features). There is a family bathroom in the main house and en-suite bathroom in the Bolt Hole. Garage parking is available for two cars, plus bikes, with further free parking available locally. The cottage is perfect for a large family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a character property in the heart of a beautiful market town.

Description

Steps Cottage's front door opens onto the High Street, which is just a few yards from Stow's market square. Entering through the front door, there is a small hallway, which leads into the living room.

The main ground floor rooms are:

•Living/dining room: This large, dual aspect room is the heart of the house, with exposed stone walls, solid beech flooring and a large fireplace, containing a Jotul wood burning stove. Complementing the character features, there is a TV with BT Vision and Freeview, a DVD player and an iPod/iPad/iPhone dock. There is comfortable lounge seating for six (extra seats can be moved in from the kitchen or conservatory) and a large dining table that can seat up to 10 guests;

•Kitchen: A long, galley style kitchen, containing a cooker with four ring gas hob, a fridge freezer and a microwave;

•Utility room: Accessed via the kitchen and with a door leading out to the garden, the utility room contains a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A quirky Victorian lavatory is also accessed from the utility room;

•Conservatory: French doors from the living room lead into the simple wooden conservatory, which has double doors leading out into the garden.

Wooden stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which is a bedroom and the family bathroom:

•Bedroom 1: A dual aspect room, with an exposed stone wall and beech floor. Contains two single beds, which can be made up as a super king size bed;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, basin and toilet.

The stairs then continue up to the second floor and a further bedroom and sleeping space in the eaves of the house:

•Sleeping space: Immediately at the top of the stairs, a large landing space contains two single mattresses (each 180cm x 75cm), running lengthways on a raised platform. One or both mattresses could be moved off the raised platform, if this was preferable to the room's occupants. Please note that there is no doorway onto the landing from the stairs, however, there is a fixed stair gate, to safely enclose the room (please see Key Features section for a detailed understanding of the potential bed configurations);

•Bedroom 3: Accessed via the landing space, this lovely eaves room, with wooden beams and flooring, contains a king size bed.

Heading back downstairs and outside, through either the utility room or the conservatory, the large, multi-level garden, which gets the sun all day, is to the rear of the house and contains a mixture of gravelled seating areas, mature plants and bushes, all enclosed by Cotswold stone walls, forming a beautiful sun trap. Despite being in the centre of Stow, the garden is very quiet and tranquil, perfect for both adults and children to relax securely in. There is an outdoor table and chairs for six people (with further seating available in the conservatory).

At the end of the garden, above the garage, is the Bolt Hole, built of traditional Cotswold stone, with a modern interior. The Bolt Hole contains:

•Living room/bedroom/tea point: Contains two sofa beds, a flatscreen Freeview TV and a tea point, with a fridge, microwave, kettle, plus a table, with seating for four;

•Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds, which can be made up as a super king size bed. There is an en-suite bathroom, with a bath and overhead shower, a basin and a toilet.

Below the Bolt Hole is the large double garage, with off street parking for two cars, and plenty of secure storage space for bicycles.

Key Features

Property capacity:

Steps Cottage, together with The Bolt Hole, can sleep up to 10 guests, however, if your party size is greater than six, you should ensure that you are happy that the living accommodation is appropriately laid out and large enough for your requirements. The dining table can seat up to 10 guests, however, we do not consider that the living room is large enough to seat more than six adults comfortably. Additional living space is available in the conservatory, next to the living room, and in the Bolt Hole.

Security deposits:

Security deposits are not required at Steps Cottage (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Pets:

Regrettably, pets are not accepted at Steps Cottage.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

The bed configuration options are as follows:

•Main house:

- Bedroom 1: 2 single beds OR a super king size bed;

- Bedroom 2: King size bed;

- Landing space: 2 x 75cm wide single beds.

•Bolt Hole:

- Bedroom 3: 2 single beds OR a super king size bed

- Living room: 2 single sofa beds

Fuel and logs:

Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. There is also a telephone, for UK calls only, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. The Bolt Hole has a Freeview TV.

Parking:

Steps Cottage has a large double garage, with space for two cars. Additional on street parking is available immediately outside the garage for one small car and further free parking is available close to the cottage.

Housekeeping:

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

Two travel cots (without linen), two Tripp Trapp chairs (without baby attachments or child harnesses) and a safety gate are provided. The safety gate is permanently fixed at the top of the second flight of stairs, to safely enclose the landing space.

The property's garden is fully enclosed.

Initial consumables:

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety:

Steps Cottage is an old property and has character features, including relatively narrow and steep stairs, some low beams, and multiple floors and garden levels, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

Access to the Bolt Hole is via external wooden steps, which could be slippery when wet.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Smoking:

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Photographs:

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Numerous within walking distance
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kingham
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Numerous within walking distance
Car: recommended

Stow-on-the-Wold:

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.

Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.

The Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides'.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olympic Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

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Rates & Availability

Stow-on-the-Wold Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 22
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$469
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$504
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,162
 
 
Rate 21
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$394
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$423
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,762
 
 
Rate 9
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$321
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$344
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$1,394
 
 
Rate 10
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$403
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$1,807
 
 
Rate 11
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$277
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$297
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$1,188
 
 
Rate 12
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$321
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$344
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$1,394
 
 
Rate 13
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,881
 
 
Rate 14
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$277
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$297
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$1,188
 
 
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Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$321
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$1,394
 
 
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Feb 17 2017 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$277
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Mar 10 2017 - Mar 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$481
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Mar 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$321
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$344
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,394
 
 
Rate 19
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
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$1,412
 
 
Rate 20
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$486
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$2,244
 
 
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Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$367
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$1,620
 
 
Rate 22
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$408
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$439
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May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$367
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$1,620
 
 
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May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$448
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Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$408
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Jun 30 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$448
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Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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$2,244
 
 
Rate 28
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$408
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$1,829
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special Offers

1. Late Booking Discounts: within 6-10 weeks = 5%, within 4-6 Weeks = 10%, and less than 4 weeks before the start date = 15%;
2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 28 weeks before the start date.

Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Stow-on-the-Wold Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3: Bolt Hole - combination tub/shower , contains a bath with overhead shower, a basin and a toilet
    Bathroom 1: The Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2: The Cottage - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bolt Hole: Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be a twin or a super king
    Cottage: Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Cottage: Landing area - 2 twin/ single , This is a landing +2 adjoining room
    Bolt Hole: Additional Sleeping Area - 2 twin/ single , Two sofa beds for mixed use
    Cottage: Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , Can be two singles or a super king
  • The bed configuration options are as follows: Main house: ?Bedroom 1: 2 single beds OR a super king size bed; ?Bedroom 2: King size bed; ?Landing space: 2 x 75cm wide single beds. Bolt Hole: ?Bedroom 3: 2 single beds OR a super king size bed ?Living room: 2 single sofa beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Security deposits are not required at Steps Cottage. Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night. Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. Logs are provided under a fair usage policy. There is free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. There is also a telephone, for UK calls only, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Two travel cots (without linen), two high chairs and a safety gate are provided. The safety gate is permanently fixed at the top of the second flight of stairs, to safely enclose bedroom 2. A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience, however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

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