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'South View Cottage' Stow on the Wold Cotswolds – Home 19647 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

'South View Cottage' Stow on the Wold Cotswolds – Home 19647

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 43 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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

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.

Location description from owner

The 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.


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.

Batsford Arboretum
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.

Mill Dene
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.

Snowshill Manor
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.

Sudeley Castle
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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Loraine W
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23 Oct 2016
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Jan 2007. Located in Cotswolds, it has 43 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £580 to £890.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Oct 2016.


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“Beautiful Cottage in central location”

Reviewed 21 Dec 2015

The cottage is located between two roads and accesses via a passage. Access to the center of Stow if less than 5 mins walk. Overall we would find it hard to fault this period cottage with everything we needed. The attention to detail was first class with Christmas decorations providing the finishing touches. We only used the double bed on the first floor but there was a double and single on the second floor . The stairs are a bit steep but with a hand rail. The bathroom, kitchen and lounge are on the ground floor. The kitchen was well equipped, clean and with a welcome pack that just finished it off. Car parking was less than two mins away in front of a private house where the owners were very friendly. You can see the car from the cottage. If you want accommodation where you can just walk in to Stow we would recommend this beautiful cottage. We will have no hesitation in booking again

Thank you for your lovely comments. Come back in the Summertime ... It is so pretty ...


Reviewed 22 Jan 2015

It was our third visit to this beautiful little cottage South View and it was as wonderful as ever! As soon as we walked through the door of the cottage it brought a smile to our faces and we totally relaxed. It is so cosy: a real home from home and spotless clean-so thank you Elaine and Tom. The cottage is ideally located in the centre of the pretty village of Stow. You don't need a to drive anywhere but if you wish to explore the beautiful Cotswolds its position is perfect. An added bonus-in the BP petrol station (which is two minutes walk away) there is now a Marks & Spencer's Simply Food which makes life even easier!! The only sad thing is that we had to leave but thank you Loraine (owner) for making our dreams come true-for a few days at least....!

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Loraine

“Beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend with friends at South View Cottage. The cottage is perfect and it's aim is to make your stay as comfortable and cosy as possible. The kitchen is well equipped. The log burner made the cold winter evenings disappear. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable. I don't think there is anything I could fault about the cottage. The location is superb for popping into Stow on the Wold for a browse around the shops. We had a wonderful evening in The Bell and a superb meal. All in all a great weekend. We will definitely be returning again when we need to escape.

I am so pleased you enjoyed your little break in Southview cottage. You are welcome anytime and thank you for your lovely comments.

“Cotswold charm with chic and style galore”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2014

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.

“An idyllic cottage in a superb setting. Well equipped, warm and full of charm.”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2014

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. Best, Hugh Sansom

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.

“excellent accomodation”

Reviewed 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.

“Perfect home from home for exploring the Cotswolds”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2013

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!!

“Loved it!”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2013

A perfect two-bedroomed cottage tucked into the very fabric of the town of Stow-on-the-Wold It has the benefit of an off road parking spot and is perfect for exploring the area. A lot of time and love has been invested in the decoration and presentation of this cottage and its fixtures and fittings Enjoy!!

Thank you for your kind comments! Let's hope your next stay is a sunny, dry one!

“SouthView is a charming, quiet and cozy cottage with all the amenities and a 2 min walk to the center of Stow.”

Reviewed 5 Dec 2012

We had an excellent stay at the cottage as it provided everything we needed. Many thanks to the owner , who was always just a phone call or email away if we had a question about anything. The recycling system can seem a bit confusing if you are not English, but again, a phone call or email solved any issues we had.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2012

Southview cottage is in the perfect location right in the centre of Stow less than a 5 minute walk to the square. However when in the cottage and the garden you feel like you're in the middle of the countryside. The cottage is very nicely decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need, it feels very much like you're staying in somebody's home rather than a holiday rental. Loraine was also very helpful when we called with a couple of questions when we arrived. The log burner made for some cosy nights in and the comfy beds and quality bedding ensured a great night's sleep every night of our week long stay. You could quite easily stay in the cosy cottage for the duration of your stay but you'd miss out if you didn't explore Stow and some of the beautiful villages nearby. We spent lots of time wandering around Stow sampling many of the tea rooms, Huffkins was a particular favourite, there are also lots of independent shops and some good restaurants all within a 10 minute walk. I'd recommend a visit to Bouton on the Water if you get chance. We had a fantastic stay and would not hesitate to return, even the rainy weather didn't dampen our stay.

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