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The Fleece House

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091406)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Kathryn

    “Beautiful house , great location.”

    Really enjoyed our stay!

    Really enjoyed our stay!

    - Kathryn, Jun 2021

The property

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. 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. 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. 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 a stone fireplace with wood burning stove, three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa, armchair, Smart TV and a 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 an oak dining table with seating for six, recessed shelving with wine rack, a 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 a two-seater sofa, leather footstool, desk and office chair; Utility room: Located off the study, the utility room contains coat and boot storage, a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer; Cloakroom: Contains a 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 a king size bed and freestanding wardrobe. The spacious ensuite contains a walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail; Bedroom 3: This delightful bedroom contains a double bed, chest of drawers, wall hook and full length mirror; Family bathroom: A stylish bathroom which contains a 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 a king size bed, chest of drawers, wall hooks, upholstered bedroom chair, wall mirror and a DAB radio. The modern ensuite contains a 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.

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite shower rooms, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in rain shower with hand-held shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen and dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, 2 x DAB radios, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 min walk

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 is provided for the woodburning stove between October and March, and further log supplies can be purchased locally. Note: We ask that dogs remain downstairs and stay off the furniture. Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants. Note: This is an old, period property laid out over three floors with steps between rooms and restricted head height in the master bedroom, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility 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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