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The Crook

from £131 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5

32 reviews

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The eaves double bedroom, filled with character and charm

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden



The Crook is a beautiful, Grade II listed house, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the quintessential English market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The house contains a wealth of character features, including wooden beams, flagstone floors, exposed walls and fireplaces. Complementing these period features, The Crook has been decorated, furnished and equipped in a warm and contemporary style, making the house a perfect holiday choice for families or groups of friends.

The Crook sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms – see bedroom configuration below. There is a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom.


The Crook's front door on Sheep Street opens into an entrance hall, with flagstone flooring, which leads to:

•Living room: The cosy living room contains a wood burning stove (logs provided) and a plasma TV with DVD player. There is also a DVD and book library, plus a selection of games;

•Kitchen/dining room: The dining room is the heart of the house, with exposed walls, wooden beams, flagstone flooring and a large brick fireplace (no longer used as a fire). There is a large dining table, with seating for 8, and a plasma TV. The new kitchen is bright and airy, with a door leading directly out to the courtyard garden. Equipped to a high standard, the kitchen contains a range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a fabulous dual temperature controlled wine fridge and a Nespresso coffee machine (capsules are not provided);

•Downstairs cloakroom: Accessed via the original back door of The Crook, contains a WC and basin;

•Small storage cupboard.

A stairway from the hall leads upstairs to the first floor:

•Bedroom 1: Contains a king size bed and plenty of wardrobe space;

•Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds, which can be joined together to form a super king size bed;

•Bathroom: Refurbished to an exceptional standard, the bathroom contains a bath with overhead shower, a WC and basin. The tiled floor has under floor heating.

From the first floor landing, an old door opens onto the staircase to the second floor:

•Bedroom 3: The staircase opens out directly into a spacious eaves bedroom, with beautiful exposed beams and a super king size bed;

•Bedroom 4: At the top of the stairs, connected to bedroom 3, is a small eaves bedroom. This room contains two small single beds (75cm wide). A particular feature of this room, which makes it ideal for younger children, is that the door from bedroom 3 can be safely shut but left open at the top, so that adults in bedroom 3 can keep an eye on the children.

Back downstairs, a door from the kitchen leads directly outside to a fabulous courtyard garden, which includes a stunning open fireplace (logs provided). Sheltered from the wind and with ample seating and dining space for eight guests, the courtyard is perfect for entertaining, whatever the season. The courtyard is well lit for evening dining.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham International 75 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides”.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.


Food and drink:

Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. For eating in, Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce.

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.


The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

- Blenheim Palace

- Warwick Castle

- Stratford-upon-Avon

- Hidcote

- Cheltenham race course

- Cotswold Farm Park

- Batsford Arboretum

- Broadway Tower Country Park

- Snowshill Manor & Garden

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

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27 Mar 2013


"Fantastic cottage in perfect location"

We returned yesterday from our stay at the Crook and just wanted to say it was fantastic! It's a beautiful property, full of character in a fantastic location. It proved perfect for our gathering of 8 friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and would love to come back again one day.

22 Mar 2013


"Excellent Property"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Crook once again, and would like to thank the owners and yourselves for a pleasant stay. There was a problem with the boiler on Tuesday morning but I'm pleased to say it was rectified while we were at the races and was fine when we returned. I'm sure we'll be looking to rebook for next year so if you could prompt us nearer the time regarding costs for 2014 I would really appreciate it.

31 Oct 2012


"Very nice cottage"

We most certainly did enjoy it! A very nice cottage in a very nice town. Every thing was great - a traditional place with every mod con and every one of them very luxurious. Of course in a wonderful town. We particularly enjoyed the wood burner in the lounge of an evening. Tell your guests to top it off with dinner at the old butchers. Had to explain why my bank account came up with an entry saying 'Reeve the Crook' though!

23 Aug 2012


"Fabulous cottage"

We had a fantastic stay! The cottage was perfect, very well presented, equipped and in a great location. The wine and cake that was waiting for us on arrival was a lovely touch. There were 7 girls so the only downside was the fact that there was only 1 shower! But apart from that we couldn't fault it and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

9 Aug 2012


"Beautifully presented house with all amenities in perfect location"

We arrived at the house to find a home baked cake and two bottles of wine, what a wonderful welcome. The house was spotless, beautifully decorated and accessoriized with no expense spared. There was everything provided that you could possibly want, even a wine cooler & a Nespresso coffee maker. There were games, DVD's, I pod docs etc. The courtyard was delightful, and great for all of the family to sit and enjoy an evening barbecue. The housekeeper rang to welcome us and we knew she was on hand in case we had any problems. The property is situated in an ideal position where you are in a lovely town where everything is to hand without having to drive anywhere if you didn't want to. I have to say I searched for ages trying to find the ideal house and location to suit all of my family. I finally narrowed it down to 4 houses only to find that they were all advertised by Character Cottages.

26 Mar 2012


"Absolutely superb cottage"

We rented the cottage for a long weekend at the end of March and could not fault it. The cottage is beautiful and gives a real sense of the area with the stone flooring and traditional log fires. We enjoyed the private courtyard during the day and also at night with the open log fire. Kitchen was extremely well equipped with a dishwasher and wine fridge along with all the crockery and utensils you would need. We ate out at the Old Butchers which was also very good and the local butchers and delicatessens provide yummy meats and cheeses which simply must be sampled. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and clean, and you can see from the pictures that the fourth bedroom is just a small adjoining room to the third main double bedroom, ideal for a single person, or young children. There is one main bathroom with a bath which has heated flooring and a second toilet on the ground floor. Character Cottages were extremely helpful from start to finish with my initial queries right through to the booking process and us finding the cottage on the day. Traditional wooden beams, log fires, open kitchen, wireless internet, prime location....only problem is having to leave!!

12 Mar 2012


"40th Birthday Celebrations!"

We enjoyed an absolutely fantastic weekend away at The Crook – an amazing cottage and location. Beautifully decorated, equipped with everything you can need and plenty of room for the family to enjoy birthday celebrations! An easy walk to the town with gorgeous shops, cafes and pubs but also a good location for longer country walks which we did as well. We will certainly be coming back!

24 Jan 2012


"Best cottage we've ever rented"

we had a wonderful time there. We've stayed in quite a few cottages within England over the last few years and without doubt that was the best. Exceptionally clean and with the log burner and comfy sofa , extremely comfortable. The most well equipped place ever, a true home from home and a siematic kitchen to boot

9 Jan 2012


"top knotch cottage in fantastic location"

The Crook is a great cottage, in every respect; layout/appearance, appointment, cleanliness, location etc. It was very welcome to be able to walk everywhere for 6 or so days and not have to continuously get in the car. The fact a Christmas tree was already setup and there were mince pies on the kitchen table were very nice touches and much appreciated. highly recommended

14 Dec 2011


"A brilliant characterful cottage"

We had a wonderful stay at Crooks. It is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting and has a real boutique feel about it. Super comfy beds and luxurious but cosy reception rooms. Loved the fact that the place was so well kitted out - we cooked a big meal and the kitchen had everything we needed. Would thoroughly recommend Crooks  - wish we could have stayed longer.

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    • 7 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:13 Aug 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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