The Fleece House, Stow-on-the-Wold

Sleeps 6 | Ref: FHS

3bedPub nearbyShop nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyGardenReal fireOff street parkingPets welcome

Finished to a high standard, The Fleece House is an elegant home away from home located on a quiet road close to Stow-on-the-Wold’s famous market square. With off-street parking and a charming courtyard garden, it is the ideal retreat for a relaxing Cotswold break.

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Description

Summary

The Fleece House is an impressive detached Cotswold stone property which sleeps six guests, in three attractive bedrooms, with three stylish bathrooms. Located alongside one of the alleys which would have once channelled the many sheep to market, this beautiful property has been finished in a country-contemporary style and features a cosy wood burning stove, Smart TV, wireless internet access and a well-equipped kitchen complete with bow window. To the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden, and allocated off-street parking is available for two cars.

Location

The Fleece House is situated on a quiet side street in the much loved market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Enjoying the best of both worlds, the location affords the property the peace and tranquillity regularly associated with the rural Cotswolds, yet with the highly prized trait of being just a short walk from the bustling market square with its array of boutique shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Overlooked by St Edward’s Church, the picturesque market square retains its old town stocks, medieval cross and narrow alleys, or “tures”, which wind their way from the surrounding streets into the square. The town boasts its own rich history and is known for its important role in the English Civil War as the location of the Battle of Stow in 1646.

Stow is perfectly positioned for exploring the glorious Cotswold countryside, with many walking trails and cycle routes on its doorstep including footpaths to The Oddingtons, Broadwell and Lower Slaughter, all home to country pubs. Stow is also well-placed for visiting the many popular villages and towns of the North Cotswolds such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton, the latter being close to the highly acclaimed Soho Farmhouse members’ club. Further afield destinations such as Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham, Blenheim Palace and Oxford are also within easy reach for day trips.

Description

The Fleece House is a perfect base for a family or group of friends who are seeking a relaxing break just a stone’s throw from the centre of a charming market town. The house is laid out as follows:

RoomAmenities
Accessed via the garden, the back door opens into a lobby and the following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living room This cosy and sociable room has been finished in a contemporary style with plush soft furnishings and plantation shutters. Warm and inviting, this room contains:
  • stone fireplace with wood burning stove
  • three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa and armchair
  • Smart TV
  • small selection of books
Dining room/kitchen The tastefully decorated dining area leads through into the beautifully styled kitchen which has flagstone flooring and a large bow window that looks out over the Mediterranean-style courtyard garden. Bright and spacious, this open plan area contains:
  • oak dining table with seating for six
  • recessed shelving with wine rack
  • DAB radio
  • range cooker with five-ring gas hob
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher, toaster, stovetop kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and cafetière
Study Providing a useful space in which to work, or just an area to escape with a book and a cup of tea, this room contains:
  • two-seater sofa and leather footstool
  • desk and office chair
Utility room
Located off the study, the utility room contains:
  • coat and boot storage
  • sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
Cloakroom
Contains:
  • toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Stairs lead up from the lobby to the first floor landing which has a chest of drawers for guest use. The following rooms are on the first floor:
Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom This attractive room features an original oak beam and enjoys a light and airy feel with two windows which overlook the quiet street below. Well-proportioned, this room contains:
  • king size bed
  • freestanding wardrobe

The spacious ensuite contains:

  • walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Bedroom 3 This delightful bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hook 
  • full length mirror
Family bathroom A stylish bathroom which contains:
  • walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Further stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the master bedroom in the eaves:
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
With exposed beams, sloping ceilings and rooftop views of Stow, this elegant bedroom contains:
  • king size bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hooks
  • upholstered bedroom chair
  • wall mirror
  • DAB radio

The modern ensuite contains:

  • bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

Accessed via the lobby, the stunning courtyard features an array of potted plants and flowers, ranging from bay trees to the wonderfully fragrant raised lavender border. The hardwood patio dining set occupies the perfect corner for hosting an al fresco dinner, whilst the two cuddle seats and coffee table provide an ideal spot for a glass of wine or a gin and tonic on a warm summer's evening.

Accessed via electric gates, there is allocated off-street parking for two cars at the rear of the property, and if required, free on-street parking is available nearby.

  • Village: Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: FHS
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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