Stow-on-the-Wold holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and fireplace and TV

Steps Cottage

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from £205 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 254696

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

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

Description from owner

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!

Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. As well as having instant access to all Stow's pubs, restaurants and shops, Steps Cottage also has the rare benefit in Stow of a large, enclosed garden, which gets the sun all day, and garage parking for two cars, plus bikes. Stow itself is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Cotswold countryside and numerous local attractions.

The cottage is built from

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOLIDAY LETTINGS AND TRIPADVISOR SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE THE NOTES TO THE RENTAL RATES FOR MORE DETAIL) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES. ANY QUOTES OBTAINED BY USING THE CALCULATOR PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE INACCURATE AND ARE INVALID. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR ACCURATE PRICING!

Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. As well as having instant access to all Stow's pubs, restaurants and shops, Steps Cottage also has the rare benefit in Stow of a large, enclosed garden, which gets the sun all day, and garage parking for two cars, plus bikes. Stow itself is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Cotswold countryside and numerous local attractions.

The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been lovingly decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, exposed stone walls and a Jotul wood burning stove in the living room. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and BT Vision TV.

The accommodation at Steps Cottage is split between the main house and an annexe at the end of the garden, known as "The Bolt Hole". The Bolt Hole contains a bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, a living room/2nd bedroom and a tea point.

Steps Cottage sleeps a maximum of ten people, in three bedrooms (one of which is in the Bolt Hole) and two additional sleeping spaces (see Key Features). There is a family bathroom in the main house and en-suite bathroom in the Bolt Hole. Garage parking is available for two cars, plus bikes, with further free parking available locally. The cottage is perfect for a large family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a character property in the heart of a beautiful market town.

Description

Steps Cottage's front door opens onto the High Street, which is just a few yards from Stow's market square. Entering through the front door, there is a small hallway, which leads into the living room.

The main ground floor rooms are:

•Living/dining room: This large, dual aspect room is the heart of the house, with exposed stone walls, solid beech flooring and a large fireplace, containing a Jotul wood burning stove. Complementing the character features, there is a TV with BT Vision and Freeview, a DVD player and an iPod/iPad/iPhone dock. There is comfortable lounge seating for six (extra seats can be moved in from the kitchen or conservatory) and a large dining table that can seat up to 10 guests;

•Kitchen: A long, galley style kitchen, containing a cooker with four ring gas hob, a fridge freezer and a microwave;

•Utility room: Accessed via the kitchen and with a door leading out to the garden, the utility room contains a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A quirky Victorian lavatory is also accessed from the utility room;

•Conservatory: French doors from the living room lead into the simple wooden conservatory, which has double doors leading out into the garden.

Wooden stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which is a bedroom and the family bathroom:

•Bedroom 1: A dual aspect room, with an exposed stone wall and beech floor. Contains two single beds, which can be made up as a super king size bed;

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

The stairs then continue up to the second floor and a further bedroom and sleeping space in the eaves of the house:

•Sleeping space: Immediately at the top of the stairs, a large landing space contains two single mattresses (each 180cm x 75cm), running lengthways on a raised platform. One or both mattresses could be moved off the raised platform, if this was preferable to the room's occupants. Please note that there is no doorway onto the landing from the stairs, however, there is a fixed stair gate, to safely enclose the room (please see Key Features section for a detailed understanding of the potential bed configurations);

•Bedroom 3: Accessed via the landing space, this lovely eaves room, with wooden beams and flooring, contains a king size bed.

Heading back downstairs and outside, through either the utility room or the conservatory, the large, multi-level garden, which gets the sun all day, is to the rear of the house and contains a mixture of gravelled seating areas, mature plants and bushes, all enclosed by Cotswold stone walls, forming a beautiful sun trap. Despite being in the centre of Stow, the garden is very quiet and tranquil, perfect for both adults and children to relax securely in. There is an outdoor table and chairs for six people (with further seating available in the conservatory).

At the end of the garden, above the garage, is the Bolt Hole, built of traditional Cotswold stone, with a modern interior. The Bolt Hole contains:

•Living room/bedroom/tea point: Contains two sofa beds, a flatscreen Freeview TV and a tea point, with a fridge, microwave, kettle, plus a table, with seating for four;

•Bedroom 3: Contains two single beds, which can be made up as a super king size bed. There is an en-suite bathroom, with a bath and overhead shower, a basin and a toilet.

Below the Bolt Hole is the large double garage, with off street parking for two cars, and plenty of secure storage space for bicycles.

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The Cotswolds region

Stow-on-the-Wold:

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.

Activities:

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.

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 en suites

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
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  • High chair available

Amenities

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

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Character Cottages (Property Manager Character Cottage Holidays Limited)
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
04 Feb 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Paypal accepted , credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English

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