South View Cottage Cotswolds
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The extensive renovations have been true to the cottage’s heritage and the Stow-on-the-Wold area, whilst at the same time providing high levels of comfort and style.
Access to the cottage is via a small gate which leads into the south facing garden – the perfect retreat for a summer barbecue or a quiet coffee and good read!
Attention to detail is of the utmost importance, we strive to provide a real home from home. From top of the range furnishings to beautiful crisp bed linen, no expense has been spared to reach the highest standard possible.
Stow on the Wold is the perfect place to stay for touring the surrounding area.
The cottage is located in an old Sheep Alley (no longer used for Sheep) this provides a peace haven for anyone wanting a quiet retreat (apart from the odd cockrall or the church bells) yet within minutes from the old market square where you will find numerous restaurants, tea rooms and not forgetting the Old English Inns where you will find the locals, friendly and only too happy to help.
Our cottage was featured in the June 08 edition of the magazine 'House Beautiful'.
A self catering holiday cottage of the highest standard, this is not just a holiday cottage but our second home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham London East Midlands, Nearest railway: Moreton on the Marsh 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entering the centrally heated cottage via a large porch (great for boots and coats), you come into the cottage kitchen, fully fitted and containing high quality appliances including Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine,/Tumble Drier, Microwave and much more.
Through into the lounge/dining room you will find a large log burner for those cosy nights in, as well as two large comfy sofas, a Plasma wall TV, DVD player, Cd player and plenty of books/Dvds and games for you to use at your leisure.
The intimate dining area has been furnished to a very high standard to include solid oak/painted furniture and is close to the kitchen ready for that perfect meal or take-away! The ceiling is beamed and features modern lighting which you may control according to your mood.
The large, luxury bathroom is located on the ground floor and incorporates a separate shower cubicle with a large chrome head and constant hot water for that perfect shower, as well as bath, WC and basin.
On the first and second floors are two large double bedrooms, once again furnished to the highest standards and equipped with hairdriers, providing warm and stylish retreats. The top bedroom also has a single bed for a fifth person if required.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage also has the benefit of its own off-road car parking space, the perfect motive for taking a walk around Stow-on-the-Wold and the Cotswolds area.
The beautiful South facing private garden is fully enclosed by the original 'listed' Cotswold stone wall, and equipped with patio table/chairs and umberella. There is also a BBQ as well as outside lighting.
Price includes free WI-FI, full central heating, lighting, linen and towels
NO more than 5 persons sleeping at the cottage (plus one infant)
NO smoking allowed inside the cottage
Fireguard MUST be used when log burner is left unattended
Children and Pets only accepted through prior agreement with cottage owner.
There is a cot and highchair available if required
During the winter months we supply a initial supply of logs for the log burner. further supplies can be purchased locally.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The chief glory of the Cotswolds lies in its villages - gems of vernacular architecture that developed out of the medieval wool trade and which have survived unspoilt into the 21st century. But there is much more in this area of unexpected contrasts. Marvellous views from the Cotswold escarpment; countryside that is a happy compromise between man and nature; some of England's finest churches; country houses, Neolithic barrows, ruined abbeys, gothic follies, magnificent gardens, wildlife parks and even a substantial industrial heritage. In between these delights, you'll also find plenty of good pubs serving local beers and excellent food.The Cotswolds is a picturesque area of southern England, popular with both the English themselves and visitors from all over the world.
The beauty of the Cotswolds was recognised officially in 1966 when it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In 1990 the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was extended south towards Bath making it the largest area of outstanding natural beauty in Engalnd and Wales.
From castles to country houses, from vintage cars to teddy bears, it is all within easy reach of South View Cottage. Here are just a few of the many attractions.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1683, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world and the oldest in Britain.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
Home to 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Set in beautiful parkland, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in 1760, the Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns and formal gardens.
Bodleian Library, Oxford
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford. It is also a copyright deposit library and its collections are used by scholars from around the world.
Broadway Tower, Nr Broadway
It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints. The views encompass the Vales of Evesham and Gloucester and on a clear day you may also see across the Severn Valley and as far as the Welsh Mountains.
Charlecote Park, Warwick
A Tudor building with strong associations with both Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare, who knew the house well. The balustraded formal garden opens onto a fine deer park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown.
Chastleton House, Chastleton
Chastleton House is filled with a mixture of rare objects, furniture and textiles collected since 1612. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout, with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart.
Chavenage House, Tetbury
A wonderful Elizabethan house virtually unchanged for 400 years. Of particular note to see are Cromwell's room, the Main Hall, the Ballroom; and the Oak room with elaborate panels dating back to 1590.
Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth
Set in a wooded Cotswold combe, the site was excavated in 1864 and retains a Victorian atmosphere. There are several fine mosaics, two bathhouses, hypocausts, a water shrine and latrine.
Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Witney
Visitors take a step back in time when they enter the beautiful farmstead with its original Cotswold buildings, meet the traditional breeds of animals, visit the Victorian walled garden and enjoy the agricultural displays.
Corinium Museum, Cirencester
150 years ago the famous Hunting Dogs and Four Seasons mosaics were found in Cirencester. Since then, there has been a museum in the town which caters for the complete history of the Cotswolds of Britain, including Roman Britain.
Cotswold Paintballing, Bourton-on-the-Hill
Situated in the heart of 300 acres of beautiful woodlands there are Forts, Towers etc. and, for the very energetic, an 80ft deep valley which is absolutely fantastic. Includes a free lunch.
Cotswold Falconry Centre, Nr Moreton-in-Marsh
Established in 1988, the centre's primary aim is to educate people about birds of prey, in order to promote a greater understanding. See Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Buzzards, Owls, Kites, Vultures and Caracara.
Cotswold Farm Park, Guitting Power
Established in 1971, visitors of all ages will find themselves easily entertained. On display is an unrivalled collection of rare breeds of British farm animals including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and horses.
Cotswold Motor Museum, Bourton-on-the-Water
Though the main focus is on motoring, the Museum is full of the everyday paraphernalia that made motoring so popular including picnic sets alongside caravans, radio sets, gramophones and knitted swimsuits.
Coughton Court, nr Alcester
Coughton Court provides a fascinating day out with the historic home, two churches, Gunpowder Plot exhibition, gift shop and plant sales. The stunning gardens have been created over the last decade.
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
A religious site for over 1,300 years with the Cathedral founded over 900 years ago. Can you climb 269 steps up and 269 down again? If so, join one of the Tower Tours and enjoy the view.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The GWR is an all-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock.
Hailes Abbey, nr Winchcombe
Founded in 1246 and once a celebrated pilgrimage site, the abbey now lies in ruins. Remains of the dramatic cloister arches survive and there is a small museum.
Holst Museum, Cheltenham
Regency terrace house where Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry.
Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade
A Grade 1 Listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was built in 1570. William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1871.
The Old Mill, Lower Slaughter
Owned by Gerald Harris, a well Known Jazz Singer, the business is thriving as a museum gift and craft shop with riverside tea rooms and an ice cream parlour famous for its organic handmade ice cream.
Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton
An ancient site including a 5,000 year old burial chamber and a stone circle.
Roman Baths, Bath
The best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world. The Roman Baths is below the modern street level and has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath.
Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust owns and cares for five beautifully preserved period homes and gardens including Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
Teddy Bear Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon
World famous and distinguished bears from all over the world, are on display including the first television Paddington, Pudsey Bear, Roger de Courcey's naughty Nookie, Super Ted and, of course, Harry Corbett's creation Sooty.
Up ton House, Banbury
One of the National Trust's most important art collections can be found in this house, built in 1695 of mellow local stone, purchased and remodelled 1927-29 by Walter Samuel. Up ton contains his outstanding collection of English and continental Old Master paintings.
Warwick Castle, Warwick
The finest medieval fortress in Britain, Warwick Castle is bursting to the towers with tales of treachery, torture and power, and above all fascinating people, times and events.
Wellington Navigation Museum, Moreton-in-Marsh
A museum dedicated to all those who served at RAF Moreton-in-Marsh. The airfield is now a fire training station but the museum has a vast range of artifacts from the war years onwards.
Winchcombe Pottery, Winchcombe
Established in 1926 on the site of a pottery dating back to the early 1800's makes it one of the longest running craft potteries in the country making some of the finest and most practical domestic pottery in the world.
Worcester Cathedral, Worcester
Worcester Cathedral has been a place of worship since 680 AD. The present building was begun in 1084. Its many attractions include: King John's Tomb, Prince Arthur's Chantry, the early 12th century Chapter House and St Wulstan's Crypt.
Stow on the Wold
There is a local rhyme which goes: "Stow-on-the-Wold, where the wind blows cold". Stow is at a high point of the The narrow walled alleyways that run into the square were designed for funnelling sheep into the market and the size of the huge market square gives some idea of the size of the flocks that were driven here between 1107 (Henry I granted Stow on the Wold its charter in 1107) and the 1980s.In 1476 King Edward IV gave Stow the right to hold two fairs; on the 12th May and the 24th October each year, and Stow Fair was for centuries one of the biggest livestock markets in Britain.
Daniel Defoe visited the town years before writing Robinson Crusoe; he recorded that 20,000 sheep were sold at the fair. Stow Fair later became better known as a horse fair, but due to disagreements over revenues the official fair was moved to Andoversford. However, there are still two Gypsy horse fairs held on the Thursdays nearest the original dates, which take place in fields between Stow and the nearby village of Maugesbury.
The 'Tures' or ancient narrow alleyways leading into Market Square were used for driving sheep in to market. The Market Cross dates from the Middle Ages, although the lantern head was restored in the late 1800's. St. Edward's Hall in the Square was built in 1878, and contains paintings of notable figures of the Civil War.
Stow-on-the-Wold was the site of the last battle in the Civil War, when Sir Jacob Astley's Royalist army were soundly defeated in 1645.
Most of the houses grouped around the Market Square are from the 17th and 18th centuries, the 'Crooked House' on the west side of the Square dates from around 1450. The King's Arms Hotel, an old coaching inn, was where King Charles I stayed on the 8th May 1645 prior to the battle of Naseby.
The Royalist Inn bills itself as England's oldest inn. Its wooden beams have been carbon-dated at about 1000 years old! The market square still holds an weekly produce market!
The Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty of England and is much visited by tourists from home and abroad. Its Cotswold stone buildings, low density of population and history make it a place that you will want to visit again and again.
Stow on the Wold is a charming and friendly market town which makes it the ideal place in which to base your trip to the Cotswolds. The many tiny little villages are all within a very short drive (or a good walk... should you so desire)
Within an easy drive you can visit Warwick castle (40 minutes) Strattford Upon Avon (30 minutes) Bath, Oxford & Blenheim Palace.
If visiting gardens is your pleasure then using South View Cottage as a base will not disappoint you. From cottage gardens to arboretums there is plenty on offer nearby.
The gardens listed below are only examples of many that exist within easy travelling distances from South View Cottage.
A Victorian arboretum with a stream and plantings of shrubs and bamboos, one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country.
Hidcote Manor Gardens
Hidcote Manor Garden, with its structure of outdoor 'rooms', linked by vistas and furnished with all sorts of topiary, recalls both the English garden style and the European connections of its creator Major Johnston.
A 2 1/2 acre Cotswold water-mill garden located only 5 mins away in Blockley with steep terraces rising from the mill-pool, stream and grotto. Cricket lawn, potager and fantasy fruit garden.
An Arts & Crafts-style garden designed to complement a handsome Cotswold manor house. A mix of ornaments and architectural features, bright colours and delightful scents.
Stanway House & Fountain
A Jacobean house with remnants of an early 18th century garden. The glory of the Stanway watergarden is the single-jet fountain which rises magnificently to over 300 feet - the tallest fountain in Britain.
Set in 14 acres, includes the Queen's Garden, with its topiary and old-fashioned roses, the semi-Mediterranean planting of the Secret Garden, the Tudor Knot Garden and the dramatic 15th century Tithe Barn ruins.
Antiques & Fairs
There are many fine antique shops in the Cotswolds as well as antique centres and fairs. Plenty to keep you busy and to spend your money on !
Visitors of all ages cannot fail to find places of interest to visit.
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5 Feb 2014
"Fabulous girly weekend in idyllic surroundings!"
I have just returned from the most wonderful weekend away with the girls. I expected a high standard but I can assure you the pictured on the website don't do it justice. (Hard to believe I know)… More
Thank you lovely ladies! I am glad that the weather tried to be kind to you too.
I am sure you all had a lovely time shopping in Stow too!
You are welcome back anytime.
2 Feb 2014
"Cotswold charm with chic and style galore"
A frequent visitor to the Cotwolds, and this is hands down the best cottage I've stayed at. Rarely have I seen such fabulous interior, which is finished to the standards that you'd want in your own home but never found in a holiday rental.
The location is perfect, with a short walk to access all the great shops, restaurants and pubs, but also Stow is such a great base to explore the Cotswolds so you really have the best of both worlds.
Some of the comments posted on Tripadvisor really are a nonsense, and says more about those individuals than it does the cottage. Loraine is a joy to work with, and is proactive and professional at all times.
Simply, one of the best cottages you'll find and would recommend it to anyone. We'll be using it again and again. Thank you Loraine.
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding our cottage.
We endeavour to keep the cottage to a high standard and are grateful for positive comments.
We hope you will return again soon.
It was a pleasure dealing with you and your wife.
26 Jan 2014
"Delightful cosy pretty cottage"
Stunning cottage, warm snug and cosy. Very well equiped, beautifully furnished. Perfectly situated. A home from home relaxing feel. Stow has a lovely character friendly locals. Excellent coffee shops… More
Thank you for your lovely feedback
I hope it was a lovely break in which to enjoy your Birthday!
We hooey to see you again in the warmer months!
26 Jan 2014
"An idyllic cottage in a superb setting. Well equipped, warm and full of charm."
I stayed with friends at South View cottage for New Year's Eve and I was extremely satisfied with the accommodation. From the initial booking to our departure, it was a very smooth and enjoyable experience. A high degree of attention has evidently been paid with regard to both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the cottage, a home from home approach was well received. Exceptional cleanliness throughout. All rooms were well lit, warm and decorated with a touch of class. The log burner in the lounge was a lovely touch, especially when returning and recovering from a long walk in the hills. The beds were comfortable and the shower/bathroom equally met the high standards set. Lorraine was a pleasure to deal with and all queries were addressed promptly and with an approachable/friendly manner. I wouldn't hesitate for a nanosecond to recommend this cottage to others, I'll be returning in the summer:) Many thanks for a delightful couple of days in the Cotswolds.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your New Year staying in South View cottage and the beautiful Cotswolds.
I hope you managed to sample some of the fabulous pubs, restaurants and quaint shops too!
Thank you too for your lovely comments.
We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
It is beautiful in the Summer.
21 Jan 2014
"A little Disappointed"
Started out the week with no way to dry clothing! Dryer was not working and they never did fix it. Dish washer did not work properly and we had to hand wash dishes all week! Only one bath towel & one … More
Disappointing feedback. The washer/drier is fully functional and always has been, it just takes a little longer to dry things! The dishwasher had a broken spring on the dispenser. This was repaired as soon as we were made aware. We are a self catering cottage and have never had a complaint about the provisions provided. I fail to understand why you unscrewed and removed our shower door leaving our cleaners to re assemble it as well as having to have the carpet professionally cleaned.
5 Nov 2013
"Beautiful little cottage!!"
Stayed here with my partner for the weekend and couldn't of had a better time! Easy to find with the directions provided and the fact it has it's own parking space is a massive plus in the a… More
17 Oct 2013
We have just spent four days at south view cottage, and I can honestly say that it is the nicest break we have had, the cottage is beautiful with a lot of thought going into the decor. Everything was provided., and the weather was loveley so we were able to sit in the very pretty garden. WE would certainly love to go again.
2 Oct 2013
"Very impressive, inside and out."
A great cottage, albeit tucked in close proximity to other properties.High standard of decor and decoration.Only one car park space allocated, fine if travelling together in one car.A few minor gripes… More
20 Jul 2013
"Pure luxury home away from home"
I stayed at the cottage for a few nights in January having been the previous year during the summer. No matter what time of year you stay at this enchanting cottage, you always feel special and relax… More
Many Thanks for your kind words, you are welcome back anytime
We love the Talbot too.
13 Mar 2013
"Perfect home from home for exploring the Cotswolds"
I've stayed at Southview Cottage twice on Girlie Getaway w/ends and would thoroughly recommend it to everyone! It is a real home from home with all mod cons and comforts you could wish for. It is cosy and beautifully decorated with real attention to detail. You really do feel relaxed and at home as soon as you walk through the door! The cottage is really centrally located in Stow so no need to use the car once you arrive unless it's for a tour round some other villages or a trip to the supermarket (although you can get Tescos to deliver to the cottage!)... My friends & I are so delighted with it that we're about to book our 3rd visit for later this year. Cannot wait!!
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