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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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


Primrose Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, with a peaceful courtyard garden. Despite its tranquil location, the cottage is located close to the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which has a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as being ideally placed for exploring the wider Cotswold region.

The cottage dates back to the 18th century and has been extensively renovated, whilst maintaining character features, such as wooden beams and a wood burning stove.Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, Freeview TV and a well equipped kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of four people, in two bedrooms, with one bathroom. It is an ideal retreat for a family or a small group of friends.


Primrose Cottage's front door opens into the kitchen. The ground floor rooms are:

•Kitchen: A well equipped kitchen, containing a dishwasher, four ring gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer and washer dryer. There is also a dining table with four chairs;

•Living room: A cosy room, with oak beams, a wood burning stove and comfy seating for four. The character features are complemented by a Freeview TV, with DVD player.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

•Master bedroom: Contains a double bed;

•Second bedroom: Contains two 75cm wide single beds;

•Bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and basin.

Outside the front door, the cottage has a small courtyard garden, with an outdoor table and chairs, and a barbecue during the warmer months.

Key Features

Security deposits:

Security deposits are not required at Primrose Cottage(please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).


Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels:

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times:

Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

•Master bedroom: Double bed

•Second bedroom: Two 75cm wide single beds

Fuel and logs:

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. There is a wood burning stove in theliving room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Services provided:

The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. A telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made (no international calls).


Free on street parking is readily available close to the property.


Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities:

A travel cot (without linen), high chair and safety gate are provided.

The garden is enclosed, however, please note that the neighbouring property has a right of access across the end of the garden.

Initial consumables:

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety:

This is an old property, with character features, including narrow and steep stairs, low beams and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to exit the house quickly in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.


No smoking is permitted throughout the property.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham International Airport 70 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 8 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, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The Central England/Cotswolds region


Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold's countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops. The combination of rural informality and fine food and drink makes this small market town the ideal destination for a holiday or weekend break.

Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.

The Cotswolds:

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.

Stow on the Wold

Food and drink:

Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available:

- The Queens Head Inn;

- White Hart

- The Old Butcher's

- The Conservatory Restaurant at The Grapevine Hotel

- The Talbot

- Digbeths

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, including:

- Cotswold Food Store and Café

- Hamptons Fine Foods

North Cotswolds:

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.


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

- Sudeley Castle

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing. There are also a number of spas located in beautiful surroundings.

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

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Review 1-7 of 7

2 Sep 2014


"Central to all in the Everything"

We actually stayed in the Bluebell cottage which is one of a group of four. Set in the most beautiful old town of Lyneham it quiet and peaceful. We travelled to Chipping Norton for breakfast everyday… More

27 Aug 2014


"Perfect mini-moon for the newlyweds"

Wow! What a gorgeous cottage, located in a beautiful town. We really enjoyed our stay and thought that the modern yet charming decor and personal touches in the cottage made it feel very homely and we… More

15 Aug 2014


"Dead plant welcome to the lovely Cotswolds"

The cottage is sited beautifully down a lane within a short walk of town (tip: just to the left of the white gate is a bricked alleyway that leads directly to the several best main streets of town). … More

The following response has been submitted by the cottage owner:

"Thank you for taking the time to review our cherished cottage, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the cakes we left for you and the milk we placed in the refrigerator on arrival!
Thank you for alerting us to the hanging basket that needs replacing. It's so helpful to know these things-and we can assure you it has been changed immediately and we are sorry this was overlooked!
Once again, thank you for taking the time to review Primrose Cottage, it means a lot to us. We are glad you found everything as advertised inside the cottage, and we welcome you back in the future."

31 Aug 2013


"Great place but could do with a proper clean to be perfect"

Very nice cottage in a nice village, even the front lawn/garden is nice and tidy and a wonderful feeling as you step into the beautiful cottage. The layout and furnishings are done well and everythin… More

3 Aug 2013


"Fairy Tale Cottage"

this was an absolutely wonderful stay! from the gorgeous pathway off the access road, through the quaint garden gates and into the the cattage's nicely fitted out kitchen/diner! the owners have m… More

21 Jun 2013


"Beautiful, relaxing cottage"

We had a wonderful stay in this pretty cottage. Very cosy and warm base - handy given English weather in May!The Victoria sponge was a nice touch too...We left extremely relaxed and looking forward to… More

3 Apr 2013



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Primrose Cottage. It is a beautiful cottage inside and out, everything you need for your stay, full of character. Thank you for the homemade cake too, nice thought. Also, would like to say thanks for the offer of extra 3rd night at no extra cost, but due to work commitments we had to head back on Sunday, however, we did enjoy the late checkout. We would also like to say thanks to Character Cottages, excellent service.

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