Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Lilac Cottage is a wonderful 2-bedroomed Cotswold cottage dating from the 1830's, rated 4* by Visit England. It is a perfect mix of traditional furniture and soft furnishings with modern conveniences. There is a log fire as well as central heating, wooden beams and crisp white decoration, high ceilings but still retaining a cosy cottage feel.
Perfectly located within short walking distance (approx 4 minutes) of everything Stow has to offer - pubs, restaurants, tea shops, gift shops - yet situated in a cul-de-sac and at the rear, a patio and long garden providing peace and quiet.
Excellent base for exploring the beautiful towns and villages nearby e.g. Burford, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bibury, Snowshill. Then there is the extensive, beautiful countryside for walking - both serious and not-so-serious!
Local people retain their friendliness and helpfulness all through the year, however busy the season.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Heathrow 117 km, Nearest railway: Moreton-in-Marsh 7 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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds welcomes travellers with its honey-coloured stone buildings, many with a story to tell - as do the local people!
There really is something for everyone in the Cotswolds: history, countryside, shopping, dining - or simply wonderful surroundings to do nothing. Cheltenham racecourse is a short drive away.
On a fine day, from the top of Broadway Tower, you can see between 5 and 17 counties ... depending on whose story you believe. But however many in truth, the view is outstanding. And the nearby cafe is not just a cafe - recently refurbished and providing excellent lunches (my personal recommendation) and a gift shop with so much more than postcards.
Feed the ducks in Bourton-on-the-Water. Admire the beautiful cottages in Lower Slaughter (the Mill is particularly interesting). Walk up one side of the main street in Burford (featured on Time Team), stop for refreshments, then walk back down the other side. Have afternoon tea at the Lygon Arms in Broadway, a wonderful historic hotel. I can personally recommend the hot chocolate at the Noel Arms in Chipping Campden and a visit to the Arts & Crafts studio/workshops off Sheep Street.
You can put on serious walking gear to explore the Cotswold area - there is a profusion of information showing walking / cycling routes. Or you can put on a pair of trainers, take a picnic in a backpack and wander.
Stow on the Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold is different from most Cotswold towns in that it is built around a Market Square which is ideal for wandering around the antique, gift and clothes shops, restaurants, tea shops, pubs (some with local beers). The market cross commemorates the role Stow played in the English Civil War, in which the parish church of St Edward's also played its part. St Edward's Hall in the Square regularly hosts events such as craft & antique fairs.
There are traditional independent shops such as a bakery, butcher, delicatessens and my personal favourite - the Cotswold Chocolate Shop where you can watch chocolate being made. There is also a late shop in the square and a 24-hour supermarket just on the outskirts.
As previously mentioned, there is a wealth of different eateries - pub food (very good!), cafes, bistros, top class restaurants; somewhere for every occasion. Stow also boasts the oldest inn in England on Digbeth Street.
It is also worth mentioning that, off the market square are lovely alleyways to explore, sometimes with a surprise courtyard of shops.
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12 Apr 2014
"Charming Cottage with a Bundle of Character"
A group of 5 school friends stayed here for a weekend break. The property provided everything we needed and suited our requirements perfectly.Rooms are all tastefully decorated and are welcoming. The … More
I'm so glad you enjoyed your "Girls' Reunion" weekend.
Thank you for your kind comments on Lilac Cottage - we strive to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable.
We much appreciate your comments on the convenience of the location of the cottage which really helps future guests when making a decision on a rental.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
1 Apr 2014
"Perfect in every way"
Lilac Cottage provided us with everything we needed for a week's stay in the Cotswolds. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac it was only 4 minutes walk into the centre of Stow and it's quaint Tea-… More
Although we have several very positive reviews, each new one is just as much appreciated as the first. It's reassuring to know we're providing what our guests need.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return.
11 Feb 2014
"Our cozy cottage in the Cotswolds"
My family rented this cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold for two weeks in November 2013. It is located in the oldest village in the UK and vacationing here is like taking an adventure into the past. We love… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments about Lilac Cottage and Stow on the Wold. The Cotswolds really is the perfect part of England for our overseas visitors to experience an English village and to get a feel for English history.
It was my pleasure to help with pre-ordering - I like to feel I've done my best to make our guests welcome and to help them get the most from their stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
29 Jan 2014
"Ideal cottage for a relaxing break."
My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at Lilac Cottage during one of the few weeks last summer when the weather was a bit unpredictable and not all glorious sunshine as had been the previous … More
Thank you for your kind comments about Lilac Cottage and we will endeavour to maintain (and hopefully improve) the standard for your next visit. We're glad you were comfortable through good and bad weather - the one thing we can't arrange!
29 Jan 2014
"Perfect cottage, destination and Owner"
I cannot say enough good things about Lilac cottage and the Owner Dianne.... We stayed at Lilac cottage for 5 nights over Christmas and could have easily stayed for twice as long.. Firstly the Cottage… More
Wow! What a fabulous review. Although we have received mostly positive, and many glowing, comments from our guests, it makes us feel that we are welcoming friends to our home when we receive comments such as this. It's a pleasure researching information needed with the added bonus that I feel I have done everything I can to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for our guests. I realise you live a long way from England but we would love to welcome you again to Lilac Cottage some time.
27 Jan 2014
We always try to take a holiday just before Christmas and somewhere that is in keeping with season. We have found the most comfortable and charming cottage in Stow on the Wold, it is in the best posi… More
Thank you for your positive feedback on Lilac Cottage, we are always glad that our guests are comfortable and happy with their choice. We stayed at the cottage ourselves mid-December (again) and the run up to Christmas is exciting anywhere, but we think it's even more special in Stow and the Cotswolds generally. Hope your stay put you in the Christmassy mood.
25 Jan 2014
"Ideal Vacation Cottage"
We traveled to England in June with another couple and had the good fortune to stay at the Lilac Cottage in Stow-On-The-Wold. This is a cozy, comfortable, delightfully decorated home with all the ame… More
Thank you so much for your very kind comments on Lilac Cottage. After travelling so far, it's very important that you are comfortable when you arrive so we're very pleased we managed to provide that for you all. One of the reasons we bought Lilac Cottage was because of it's location in Stow with its easy access to so many other lovely towns, villages and attractions. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again.
25 Jan 2014
Be warned, the word beautiful will be used repeatedly in this review. Went there with my beautiful wife, child (4yo) and parents. It was a great extended weekend despite the rain. Picturesque landscap… More
I don't think the word "beautiful" can be used too much! Thank you for your comments and we're glad the rain didn't put a damper on your visit.
Thank you also for your recommendation of the cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
25 Jan 2014
"If only we could have stayed forever at the Lilac Cottage!"
My husand and I and another couple spent a wonderful week at the Lilac Cottage in Stow-on-the Wold in the Cotswolds. The cottage consisted of a sitting and dining room combination, a well equipped ki… More
Wow, thank you so much for your compliment about working with me - our guests are always polite and courteous so it's always a pleasure to take them through the booking process and help with any questions and information. We try to provide a "home from home" for our guests and hope to see them again.
9 Jan 2014
"Excellent house in a great location"
This is an excellent house with everything a family could need. It is exactly like in the photos on the website. A short stroll to the town centre. Stow is in the middle of everything you want to see.… More
So pleased your family was comfortable at Lilac Cottage and thank you for mentioning the accuracy of the photographs on the website; it's good to know when you book something that it will do "exactly what it says on the tin !" We look forward to welcoming you again.
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