South view cottage Stow on the Wold Cotswolds Gloucestershire – Home 19647 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
South view cottage Stow on the Wold Cotswolds Gloucestershire – Home 19647
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 5
- 2 nights min stay
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- 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 areas Around the Cotswolds.
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.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 25 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 08 Jun 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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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 54 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1002.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Jun 2019.
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– based on 54 reviews
- Very Good
“A bit overrated”
This is a delightful cottage online, but the reality is that it's very dark downstairs and cold. We've stayed in quite a few old cottages in this area, but never one this dark. We felt that although it was May, we would have liked to use the central heating to warm/air the place up a bit, but couldn't find any option for doing this. I know we could've made a fire, but that we felt, would have made it too warm for the time of year with obviously no control over it. Also, we think it would have benefited from having the sofa moved from beneath the window and swapping over with the TV, this would have meant more light would have entered the downstairs room and you could see outside into the garden. It was incredibly dark where you dine, we needed the light on in the day! Upstairs was much lighter and brighter. The decor is lovely and was very clean when we arrived. If you want total peace and quiet, then this cottage fits the bill, you could hear nothing and at times felt quite isolated even though you're only a five minute walk from the centre of Stow. The cottage really would benefit from having a toilet at least upstairs if possible. That being said, we did overall have a pleasant stay. Stow and the Cotswolds itself is a beautiful place. The welcome pack was a nice touch.
Owner's reply: I am sorry to hear that you found the cottage dark and cold. If you had asked we would have informed you where to override the heating. We have it on timed as we never know what the UK weather is going to be. With regards to the living room being dark i am afraid that it is an old cottage and nobody has ever mentioned this before. We do state that the bathroom is on the ground floor on our website. I hope your negative comments did not spoil your holiday.
“Sweet little cottage in great area”
Very good location right in the town and also very quiet. There was a problem with the hot water not being hot so had to make do with luke warm showers and baths which did not suit my 86 year old mum. She also had to sleep on the settee as she could not manage the winding steep stairs to the ground floor bathroom at night, which is not highlighted in the description of the property. The caretaker was fantastic and came round to look at the boiler but was unable to fix it. All in all we had a very pleasant stay in a very pretty cottage.
Owner's reply: I am so sorry that you had a problem with the hot water. I am afraid that British gas were unable to come out during your short stay. It has now been fixed. I am sorry to hear that your mother had to sleep on the ground floor, We do state that the bathroom is on the ground floor on our website. Thank you for your feedback. Best wishes
We booked Southview for Christmas week, arriving on Friday 23rd and departing 30th. The cottage was dressed beautifully for xmas, with a tree, decorations dotted around and candles etc, just lovely. The cottage itself was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. The location is great, right in the centre of Stow, with lovely pubs and restaurants. Although there is no parking at the cottage, it's not an issue as the allocated space, at the caretakers house, is a minutes walk away. We had a problem with the hot water and being xmas were a bit concerned. We managed Christmas Day and contacted the caretaker Boxing Day ( with some reluctance as we didn't want to spoil his xmas). He got back to us within 20 mins to tell us he had called the owner and that there would be some one coming to repair the problem within 2 hours. He told us to carry on with our day, as we were going out. He came with the repair man and stayed there until we got back, at which time we said he could go back home. We were very impressed. Things happen but it is how they are dealt with which is important, and it couldn't have been better. Would not hesitate to go back to this cottage, or recommend it to others.
Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your lovely comments on the cottage. I'm so pleased that we managed to fix the boiler on boxing day. British Gas excelled themselves. I will pass on your comments to the housekeepers. We hope that you will return in the future.
“Beautiful Cottage in central location”
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
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely comments. Come back in the Summertime ... It is so pretty ...
“FAB! FAB! FAB!”
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....!
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely feedback. Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Loraine
“Beautiful, comfortable and cosy cottage”
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.
Owner's reply: 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”
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.
Owner's reply: 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.”
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
Owner's reply: 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.
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”
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!!
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