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Carter's Cottage

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091366)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Sceats

    “The location was perfect.”

    Upstairs was clean with fresh bedding and towels, although there was a broken bedside lamp that had just been left on the floor. ...

    Upstairs was clean with fresh bedding and towels, although there was a broken bedside lamp that had just been left on the floor. The biggest disappointment was the kitchen. Cupboard doors were hanging off or didn’t close properly, the drawers did not fit and dropped each time you opened them. We appreciate the property is old and has character but don’t expect to have to wash every utensil or item of crockery before it can be used, because it is dirty. We were asked to leave the property as we found it, I believe we left it in a better state. This is the first holiday cottage I have stayed in that didn’t have any sort of welcome pack, such as milk and a few tea bags or coffee. There was no mention in the details about parking, some advice or guidance would have been useful. Overall very disappointed with Carters Cottage and Sykes.

    - Mrs Sceats, January 2022

The property

Carter's Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone property which sleeps four guests, in two well presented bedrooms, with a family bathroom. The cottage boasts a number of traditional character features including exposed beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a cosy fireplace with a roaring wood burning stove. These period touches have been complemented by modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Freeview TV with Sky package and a well-equipped kitchen. A peaceful and colourful courtyard garden wraps around the front and side of the property and free on-street parking is available close by. Tucked away in the heart of the vibrant market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Carter's Cottage is just a short walk from the wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants and tearooms on offer, as well as the Farmers' Market which takes place every second Thursday of each month, showcasing fantastic local produce. The bustling market square is steeped in history, with its medieval cross and old town stocks, and when the Cotswold wool industry was at its height, the town used to host the annual sheep fairs. 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 and Lower Slaughter, home to popular country pubs. Many of the other well-loved Cotswold market towns are just a short drive away including Moreton-in-Marsh, 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. Carter's Cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple or small family who are seeking a relaxing break in the heart of the Cotswolds. Accessed via the beautiful courtyard garden, the front door opens into the kitchen/dining room, and the following rooms are on the ground floor: Kitchen/dining room: Overlooking the garden, this well-equipped space has a wealth of character features including an exposed Cotswold stone wall, wide plank oak flooring and exposed wooden beams. This room contains an electric oven with four-ring electric hob, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster and wooden dining table which comfortably seats four; Living room: The heart of the home, this warm and inviting room provides a relaxing space to unwind after days spent exploring the Cotswolds. This room contains a fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove, a three-seater custom made corner sofa, armchair and footstool. There is a Freeview TV with Sky package and DVD player and a small selection of DVDs, board games and books. Utility room with cloakroom: Contains a washing machine/tumble dryer, shoe rack and coat hooks. Accessed via the utility room is a cloakroom which contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: Up in the eaves, this lovely dual aspect room contains a king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe, dressing table with mirror, bedroom chair and small selection of books; Bedroom 2: A small step leads up into this stylish bedroom, flooded with natural light from the two Velux windows which have dim-out fabric blinds. This room contains a 4ft double bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe, small table and footstool; Family bathroom: Contains a bath, walk-in rain shower, toilet and wash basin. A stunning courtyard garden curves around the front and side of the property, offering a tranquil spot to relax in the warmer months. The beautifully maintained picture-perfect English rose garden at the front of the property has a lawn area which is bordered by colourful flower beds and trellises of climbing roses. A gated fence leads through into a more secluded area with a bistro table with seating for two. Useful electrical points have been installed within the courtyard for guest use. Free on-street parking is available close to the property.

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in rain shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, TV with Freeview and Sky (basic), DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking a short walk from the property
  • Lawned garden with patio courtyard and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

About the location

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD

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: An initial basket of logs for the woodburning stove are provided between October and March; guests can purchase further log supplies locally. Note: Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, or on the furniture. Note: The courtyard is enclosed however children and dogs should be supervised at all times. Note: Guests are welcome to bring their own cot and highchair. Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards occupancy figure, however, due to the space, the occupancy may only be exceeded by up to two infants. Note: Due to the low ceiling height in the shower cubicle, guests over 6ft tall may have difficulties. Note: Bedroom 2 contains two Velux windows with dimout fabric blinds which block out approximately 60% of daylight; guests who are sensitive to light may prefer to bring their own eye masks. Note: the Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October which is a traditional fair for gypsies and travelling 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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