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Bag End

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091186)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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78 Customer Review(s)

  • Terry

    “Amazing garden, could have stayed in the back yard our whole vacation.”

    - Terry, May 2022

The property

Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, which offers large, flexible accommodation, with a stunning walled garden, right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. From the road, the property looks like a normal Cotswold cottage, however once you step inside the true size of the property starts to reveal itself, as you walk through the two bedroomed main house, into the large garden and then on into the additional cottage, which provides another bedroom and a sofa bed, and can be an entirely self-contained annexe, if required. Stow-on-the-Wold is possibly the most famous of the many Cotswold market towns, well known for its wide range of restaurants, pubs and antique shops. Stow sits at the top of a hill in the heart of the North Cotswolds, with many beautiful countryside walks straight from the town, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Bag End is a traditional Cotswold stone property and both the main house and the cottage contain a wealth of character features, including exposed stone walls, oak beams, flagstone flooring and wood burning stoves in both the house and the cottage. The property also has original French antique furniture, local wool soft furnishings and original art work. Complementing this traditional character, the property has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, four flatscreen TVs with DVD players, and well presented kitchens in both the main house and the cottage. Bag End sleeps a maximum of 6+2 people, in two bedrooms in the main house, plus one bedroom and an additional sofa bed in the cottage. There are two bathrooms in the main house and an ensuite bathroom in the cottage. A particular feature of the property is its beautiful walled garden, which is much larger than for most comparable properties in Stow. Free street parking is available outside, or close to the house. Bag End is a beautiful property for groups of friends or larger families to relax in and enjoy a lovely break in the heart of the Cotswolds. The front door of Bag End opens into a small hallway, which then leads into the living room of the main house. The following rooms are on the ground floor of the main house: Living room: A beautiful room, with flagstone floor, oak beams and a large Cotswold stone fireplace, which contains a cosy gas flame fire. There is seating for 6-8 and a flatscreen TV with DVD player; Dining room: Accessed directly from the living room and adjoining the kitchen, the sociable dining room contains a large wooden table with seating for eight and there is a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove; Kitchen: A stylish galley kitchen, which opens into the dining room, and contains an electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso machine (without capsules); Conservatory: Accessed from the dining room, the wooden conservatory is a lovely room to relax in, with underfloor heating enabling it to be used throughout the year. The beautiful walled garden is accessed from the conservatory. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing. There is a washing machine/tumble dryer in a cupboard and two rooms lead off the landing: Bedroom 1: Contains a king size bed and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player; Family bathroom: A large, smart bathroom, which contains a lovely slipper bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin. Further steep stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor bedroom: Bedroom 2: In the eaves of the cottage, with some low beams, this room contains a double bed and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. There is an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. Heading out through the conservatory and walking across the garden leads to the cottage. The front door opens into the living room and there are two rooms on the ground floor: Living room: A stunning, double height room, with oak flooring and an exposed Cotswold stone fireplace, with a wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for four, including a sofa bed, which provides the +2 sleeping space. In addition, there is a dining table, with seating for four; Kitchen: Accessed directly from the living room, the well presented kitchen contains an electric oven, four ring electric hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine (without capsules). An ornate, steep spiral staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor: Bedroom 3: This lovely galleried bedroom overlooks the living room. In the eaves of the cottage, with beautiful oak beams and a Juliette balcony, the bedroom contains either two single beds or a super king size bed. Bathroom: Accessed from bedroom 3, the bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and double wash basin. Bag End's stunning walled garden sits between the main house and the cottage, offering an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. Containing a beautiful combination of paving, plants and seating areas, there is a large outdoor table and six chairs, with a parasol, a further small table and two chairs as well as a charcoal barbecue. The garden also has a separate side access route.





  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms
  • Main house: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x second-floor double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Annex: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and woodburning stove
  • 2 x electric ovens, electric hob, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 4 x TVs, 4 x DVDs, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Free roadside parking at the front of the main house or a short walk from the property
  • Enclosed patio with barbecue and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile

About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

Note: No Sunday turnaround

Note: We ask that dogs remain downstairs and do not go on the furniture.

Note: This is an old property and has many character features, including a steep staircase to the second floor of the house, with a low doorway, a low ceiling in bedroom 2, and a steep, narrow spiral staircase in the cottage, with low beams at the top of the stairs, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: The king-size bed in the annexe is zip/link and can be twin beds on request.

Note: The front door of the house opens onto the street and guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that the children are supervised when the door is opened.

Note: No stag/hen or similar, same sex groups (non-family) must contact us.

Note: The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October, this is a traditional fair for people to meet up and trade which dates back to 1476 when its Charter was granted; Stow is very busy for a day or two before and after each fair, and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants are closed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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