Park House Cottage
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Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Park House Cottage is a detached Cotswolds stone property quietly located in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed house, a few minutes walk from the centre of the ancient Cotswolds wool town of Stow-in-the-Wold with its old market square, stocks on the green and wide selection of pubs, restaurants and specialist shops.
The cottage is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is very homely. It is tucked away with no passing traffic.
Inside the heavy oak front door, the large open plan living room is light and sunny with rustic oak floorboards, stone hearth, log burning stove and French doors leading into the garden.
The brand new designer kitchen island - a contemporary mix of granite and wood worktops with inset ceramic hob, double sink with spray taps, gas oven, wine cooler, dishwasher and huge Smeg fridge-freezer - is a stylish addition.
The rather steep and narrow cast-iron Victorian spiral staircase leads to a landing area, with a French door leading onto the large oak balcony with wide steps down to it's own private terrace. The cosy double and twin bedrooms have comfy beds and fabulous modern en-suites with new solid bamboo floors - one with a large shower and the other with a superb enamelled bath with Perrin & Rowe taps and shower.
The cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds. Bourton-on the-Water, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Winchcombe are all beautiful villages nearby. Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within 1 hour by car.
• Welcome pack on arrival (Bread, butter, eggs, milk, tea/coffee etc)
• Picnic table on private terrace area
• Free Wi-Fi
• Bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.
• Gas, electricity and initial supply of logs included.
• Free on-street parking
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
For weekly rentals, the changeover day is either Friday or Saturday.
For a two week booking, there is a 10% discount off the standard rate.
The cottage is available from 4:00 pm on the day of arrival. Please vacate by 10:30am on day of departure.
Sorry, but we do not permit dogs and, because of the balcony, we cannot accept children under the age of ten – we are happy to welcome small babies and can supply travel cot, high chair and baby bath. Baby sitting by arrangement (charge applies)
The Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with honey-coloured stone walls and buildings, rolling countryside, beech woods and beautiful villages – a landscape that once experienced will never be forgotten.
Some of the many attractions, places to visit and local shops that will help you to enjoy your stay are listed below – there is so much to see and do that you will be spoilt for choice:
• Charming tea & coffee shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
• Numerous fantastic eating country pubs with log fires and gardens for the summer
• Picturesque villages to explore
• Long walks
• Racing, Walking, Horse riding, Hot-air ballooning, Massages, Eating, Exploring
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small, but well-known, market town of about 2000 people set in the Cotswold Hills and near the north-east corner of the English county of Gloucestershire.
Set on a hill top, it stands beside the Roman Fosse Way at its junction with six other roads, and where a settlement has existed since the Iron Age.
Like many of the Cotswold towns and villages, the houses were built with the very distinctive mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarries. Many of the buildings date back to the 16th century.
For the tourist, nearby places to visit include Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe, Broadway, Northleach, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Burford, Warwick, Woodstock, Cheltenham, and the city of Gloucester.
Closest of all are the villages of Broadwell, Donnington, Longborough, Condicote, Upper and Lower Swell, Maugersbury, and Upper and Lower Oddington.
Blenheim Palace – Woodstock
Home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the largest and finest private houses in the country. It contains a superb collection of tapestries and paintings set in the magnificent State Rooms. Surrounding the Palace are lovely parkland and gardens.
Broadway Tower sits on the second highest point of the Cotswolds Ridge, providing spectacular views of up to thirteen counties
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Awarded Designated Museum status for its outstanding, world-famous collection relating to the Arts & Crafts Movement. This includes fine furniture and exquisite metalwork, made by Cotswold craftsmen - inspired by William Morris. Additional collections are rare Chinese and English pottery and 300 years of painting by Dutch and British artists.
Cheltenham Racecourse is home to high-quality jump-racing, including the renowned Cheltenham Gold Cup
Cotswold Farm Park - Nr Stow
Farm park with emphasis on conservation and education. Wide range of activities and displays and various rare livestock breeds – Adam Henson’s Farm!
Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection
For adults and older children. Famous as the home of "Brum" the little car from the childrens' TV series, this collection of vehicles includes cars, motorcycles and caravans displayed with all kinds of memorabilia. There is also one of the largest collections of metal motoring signs and a number of teddy bears and rare pedal cars - something for everyone
Court Barn Museum - Chipping Campden
The Court Barn Museum exhibits work from artists and craftspeople working in the north Cotswolds from the beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement until the present day
Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa
Daylesford organic farm is not only a wonderful organic food shop, it is a cookery school and a spa!
Gordon Russell Museum - Broadway
Museum to celebrate Arts & Crafts innovator Gordon Russell. Includes archives, decorative and applied art, design
Wellington Aviation Museum - Moreton-in-marsh
Small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF bomber command at Moreton-in-Marsh
The historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Oxford and Cheltenham, are all within a 30 minute drive.
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10 Jan 2015
The four of us booked the cottage for a week staying over New Year, Nick was charming and patient during several email communications. The cottage was idyllic, tucked away behind a gate from the main … More
30 Dec 2014
"Everything we hoped for!"
We spent six nights over Christmas week in Park House Cottage, having flown from California to share the holiday with our adult son who lives in Oxford. Everything was perfect! The village is lovely,… More
10 Sep 2014
I'm happy to add my voice to the other reviewers who loved this place: it's right in the middle of Stow, but in a quiet and peaceful park setting. The owners are lovely and helpful. And th… More
8 Sep 2014
"A little oasis of quiet beauty."
Stayed for six days, and really enjoyed ourselves. The cottage was very well located - within walking distance of pubs, restaurants and shops. The owners have made every effort to make the place feel … More
23 Aug 2014
"A lovely cottage"
My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend with our two daughters (8 & 13) during April. The cottage was located behind a high street so whilst being near to local amenities etc, it was also a pe… More
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your stay in our cottage. I am so sorry that you found me frosty. As you can see from the other reviews of our cottage, it is not normal for me to be unfriendly - it was probably because I had been very busy that week and had had a few personal problems to deal with.... I hope that you will accept my apologies for spoiling your stay with us. Jenny
16 Jun 2014
This was the perfect little cottage for our stay. The location is wonderful, in the village but set back from the street so there is quiet and privacy. The garden was so lovely and the cottage itself … More
4 Apr 2014
"Perfect Cottage in Stow on the Wold"
Great Location, Perfect Cottage with all the amenities.We stayed for one week in March, there is everything you need in the cottage for a great stay (truly, home from home).The Location in the town an… More
6 Feb 2014
"Excellent base for a Cotswold Vacation!"
My wife and I stayed here for a month. It was cozy, comfortable, quaint...everything you would want in a long-term vacation rental. Nick and Jenny were wonderful hosts. Stow-on-the-Wold is a great … More
14 Dec 2013
"A lovely quiet spot"
We absolutely loved this cottage. It is a little gem tucked behind the center of town. The only noise we heard was the beautiful bells of the church. Shops, pubs, restaurants and even a supermarket… More
8 Aug 2013
"A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds"
Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough amenities to make it interesting and was within easy reach of tourist attractions and larger towns. Being close to an airport was also high on the list as we might have to hop over to Europe for business.
Park House Cottage ticked all our boxes and some we hadn't even thought about.
England has become a lot busier than I remember but the peace and tranquility of the cottage and of Stow on the Wold was a blessing. The cottage is separate and self contained, tucked behind the main house with its own secluded garden where we often worked from and had most of our meals. This also provided great security. It was also good to have a second bedroom to have friends and relatives come and visit. As an aside, we can recommend this as a strategy if you are visiting from overseas.
The cottage had everything we could have wished for in comfort and amenities and our hosts Nick and Jenny were always on hand if we needed anything to make our stay perfect. They were probably the major unexpected bonus as we hadn't thought of a box called ' becoming friends with the landlord'.
Stepping out into the street you are right in the heart of the village with only a short stroll to the market square. On our first walk around we counted thirty eating establishments, enough for us to try a different one each day.
On our first night we arrived quite late and hungry and had a fabulous meal at The Bell. Veronica, who is vegetarian, was especially pleased to find such delicious and interesting vegetarian options in contrast to one or two token veggie dishes usually on offer. We probably eat there the most but we also loved the experience of Stow Lodge and having per-dinner drinks in the garden. The Talbot also has good food at reasonable prices. All of the places had something to offer so no matter what your taste you will find a place that suits you and plenty of choice.
We stayed at Park House Cottage for a month and we were sad to say goodby to the place and to our hosts Nick and Jenny.
Would we return? Absolutely, and probably for longer if we can.
Jim and Veronica McGuire
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