The Old Forge Cottage (C537)
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Originally a blacksmith's forge, this semi-detached cottage, converted in 2011, is a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage that is comfortable for 6 /7 people.
You enter into the dining room off which you have a spacious, newly fitted kitchen to the right and to the left, the sitting room with leather corner suite and armchair, flat screen TV and a feature fireplace. Very well equipped. The cottage retains the original floorboards and the modern light, neutral colours throughout creates a crisp, clean finish. Although no garden there is a small outside seating area and off-road parking for 2-3 cars.
Stow-on-the-Wold is an ancient Cotswold wool town on The Fosse Way, a Roman road that runs from Exeter to Lincoln in almost a straight line. Some 800 feet above sea level, the market square is protected from the winds and rain by the buildings some of which date to the 16th century. Many have been built from mellow Cotswold limestone that has been locally quarried; some have huge beams from the days when Gloucestershire was covered in forest.
Steeped in history.....Charles 1 stayed at The Kings Arms around 1645 and The Royalist Hotel (the nearest watering hole to the cottage!) is said to be the oldest inn in England.
The cottage is just minutes walk to the nearest pubs, restaurants and all of the amenities that Stow-on-the-Wold has to offer which include many tea rooms, shops, and the market square where there are still the 15th century stocks.
Ground floor Spacious dining room with table and chairs for 7, pine dresser and stairs to the first floor, large kitchen with a small breakfast bar, sitting room with leather corner suite, armchair, bookcase, coffee table and small occasional table.
First floor Double bedroom with bed side drawers and lamps, fitted wardrobes with a dressing table and mirror, an en-suite shower room with a hand basin and wc. Twin bedroom with bedside drawers and lamp and tall chest of drawers. Family bedroom with a double bed and a set of drawers and lamps either side, a single bed with bedside drawers, a double wardrobe and a mirror. A family bathroom with a bath and separate shower, hand basin and wc.
Gas central heating and electricity are included.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Flat screen TV, DVD, Freeview, Hi-Fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer.
Parking for 2 - 3 cars.
Children welcome - travel cot (cot linen not supplied) and highchair available.
Regret no pets.
Local buses from the town.
Two minutes to the nearest pub/restuarant.
No smoking, please.
Broadband available 7am - 11pm.
Flexible changeover days.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
From Windsor to the Welsh Borders our area offers a taste of what was and what is...fabulous properties of historic and architectural interest that sit alongside pretty tea rooms, gastro pubs, shops, restaurants etc etc!
In a simply stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are the Cotswolds with the unique honey-coloured stone, ancient woodlands and miles of rolling hills and over 3,000 miles of public footpaths. The rivers Windrush and Coln trickle their way through some of the prettiest Cotswold towns and villages you will ever come across, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury. Royal Berkshire and the Thames Valley are on the doorstep of the Capital. Stay in Windsor (with a royal neighbour!), be close to Henley-on-Thames famous for Henley Regatta or walk The Thames Path as the river meanders through rural villages, historic towns and peaceful water meadows before it reaches the Thames Barrier in the heart of London. From your 'own' front door you can explore the contrasts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Shropshire. Visit the theatres at Stratford-upon-Avon, walk the Ridgeway Path from the Thames in the west through to the atmospheric Chiltern Hills.
Our towns and villages optimise the English rural scene...cricket on the green, a glass of locally brewed beer, peace and quiet - lovely!
Stow on the Wold
Stow-on-the- Wold is undoubtedly one of the most popular towns in the Cotswolds; the market square is a veritable haven of history in the ancient buildings, old inns and pubs, tea rooms, antiques shops and restaurants. Little walkways from the town centre reveal cobbled courtyards with designer shops and vintage collections. Many of the buildings date back to the 16th century and many are of the very distinctive mellow Cotswold stone sourced from local quarries.
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3 Feb 2014
"Super stay with friends in great location for Stow."
A great cottage with the owner living next door. Lots of parking which can sometimes be tricky with character cottages. This cottage is extremely deceptive for space - there's loads of it! Amanda… More
Thanks very much for this, I'll be sure to tell Amanda as she takes great pride in looking after the cottage and we love to work with her too!
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