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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 cafés, 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.
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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 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 Olympic 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.