Birch House, Shepherds Way
About the home
This delightful, Cotswold stone house makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends. Birch House is quietly situated, just four minutes' stroll from the Market Square inns & restaurants and is ideal if you enjoy going out for a meal and do not want the worry of having to drive. The house catches both the morning and evening sunshine and enjoys the benefit of a double aspect in several of the very pleasant rooms, hence has a light and airy feel.
The large kitchen dining room has a superb dining table which is perfect for a celebration meal. With its light and airy sitting room and comfy sofas, Birch House is ideal for a family get together all year round. A small lawned garden at the front of the house and a courtyard garden at the rear, provide pleasant outside spaces for you to sit and enjoy a drink with friends. A table tennis table is provided for those who like to test their skills. There is a wide choice of excellent restaurants and pubs on the doorstep and fabulous walks leading around the town and to nearby villages. This is a beautifully presented and very well equipped property from which to enjoy your stay in this lovely area.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Hall with cloakroom having wash hand basin & WC; sitting room with three sofas and large flatscreen LCD TV, Cotswold stone fireplace and double aspect; spacious kitchen dining room with utility off. Garage with table tennis table. Stairs lead from the hall up to
Master bedroom with Four poster king size (5') double bed en-suite with bathroom having bath and separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin; Second double bedroom (4' 6” wide bed) also en-suite with bathroom having bath, separate shower cubicle, WC & wash hand basin; two twin bedrooms, family bathroom having bath with shower over, WC & wash hand basin.
Linen & towels provided.
Toddler & baby friendly - two travel cots (linen for cots not provided), two high chairs, plastic plates & cutlery and stair gate available. Large LCD TV, DVD player, a colour TV in master bedroom, Mini hi-fi with CD player/radio. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, clothes drier, full size hob & oven plus combination microwave oven. Filter coffee machine, toaster. Table tennis table. Books, games and a small selection of DVDs available.
The house was constructed in 2005 and so is thoroughly insulated and double-glazed. This means it is cool in the summer and warm and cosy in winter!
Free WiFi broadband internet access for your laptops/phones.
Further details outdoors:
Small lawned garden to the front of the property, which is fully enclosed by a Cotswold dry-stone wall and two gates. There is an enclosed courtyard at the rear with garden furniture for al fresco dining.
There is a parking space for one car to front of garage and parking for 2 or 3 more cars to the side of the property.
No smoking in the property please.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
The Cotswolds is officially designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and is perhaps the most 'quintessentially English' and unspoilt region of the UK. It is situated between between Cheltenham, Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon.
The area is well known for beautiful countryside with river valleys, gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), water meadows and beech woods, historic market towns, sleepy ancient limestone villages, where time has stood still for over 300 years.
The Stow on the Wold area
Stow-on-the-Wold is a Cotswold Wool Town, situated in the heart of the Cotswold Hills on the Roman Fosse Way. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds at a height of 800 feet above sea level.
King Henry I granted Stow its first charter for a weekly market in the year 1107. It soon became an important and famous market town, mostly due to the wool trade. Some of the houses nearby still feature alleyways (sheep runs) connected to the square, which were used for herding sheep to be sold at the market.
Today, Stow-on-the-Wold is a bustling market town that thrives on tourism and the antiques trade. Many of the buildings date back to the 16th Century and are built from local honey-coloured Cotswold stone. There are numerous restaurants, tea-rooms and old English Inns in which to relax.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are within easy driving distance and the town is surrounded by delightful villages and towns to explore such as The Slaughters, The Oddingtons, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Bibury, Adelstrop, Burford and Chipping Campden to name a few! Bourton-on-the-Water with, its many attractions such as Birdland, The Motor Museum, Maze and Model Village, is only a ten minute drive away.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Cotswold Farm Park are also a short drive away and make for a great day out for the whole family. Warwick Castle, Sudeley Castle and Blenheim Palace are all superb and well worth a visit.
The National Trust Hidcote Manor & Garden and Kiftsgate Gardens next door (near Chipping Campden) are a must for gardeners! The National Trust Snowshill Manor & Gardens and the Snowshill Lavender Farm are also worth the short drive (15 mins) with amazing views of the Cotswolds!
How to get there
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Easily accessed by car from the M6 and M1/M69 to the North, M40 to the East, M5 from the West/South West and M4 from the South. Heathrow airport is 1hr 15 mins away and Central London 1hr 45 mins.
The nearest train stations are Moreton-in-Marsh 4 miles away and Kingham 5 miles away. Trains to London Paddington are frequent and take 1hr 20 mins.
Activities near Stow on the Wold
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
27 Feb 2013
We stayed at Birch House as a group of friends to celebrate a 40th birthday & it was perfect. The spacious layout of the house meant everyone had their own space, even those sharing rooms! 3... more
06 Nov 2012
This house was perfect for our girls weekend away. We parked the car on Friday and did not use it again till we left on Sunday. The house is ideally located for exploring Stow and with lots of great shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs we had everything we needed for a great weekend. The house is lovely with a great kitchen with large table, the rooms are all good sized and well equiped.
29 Oct 2012
I stayed at Birch House for the weekend in October. It is beautifully furnished, with top quality modern fixtures and fittings. Everything worked and was up to date and in excellent condition. The... more
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|Prices for group size 8|
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|May Bank Holiday||3 May 13||10 May 13||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 935||£ 160||£ 210||3 Nights|
|Spring Bank Holiday||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1175||-||-||1 Week|
|High||31 May 13||19 Jul 13||£ 1045||£ 185||£ 245||3 Nights|
|Peak||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1225||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 935||£ 160||£ 210||3 Nights|
|October Half Term||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1045||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 835||£ 145||£ 195||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2014||3 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 835||£ 145||£ 195||3 Nights|
|February Half Term||14 Feb 14||21 Feb 14||£ 925||£ 160||£ 215||3 Nights|
|Low||21 Feb 14||7 Mar 14||£ 815||£ 145||£ 190||3 Nights|
|Cheltenham Gold Cup||10 Mar 14||14 Mar 14||£ 1395||£ 295||£ 295||3 Nights|
|Low||14 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 825||£ 145||£ 195||3 Nights|
|Easter||4 Apr 14||19 Apr 14||£ 1085||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||19 Apr 14||2 May 14||£ 935||£ 160||£ 210||3 Nights|
|May Bank Holiday||2 May 14||9 May 14||£ 995||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bookings usually start on a Friday or a Monday.
Mon-Fri bookings are 70% of the weekly rate.
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