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Beautiful Cotswolds Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) + large sofa for 5th person

Our 200 year old cottage retains all the quaint charms of days-gone-by, but has all the amenities and comforts of a modern home. It’s a lovely and tranquil retreat in highly sought after Stow-on-the-Wold, one of England’s most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, reachable by car or train. Train station is ten minutes from nearby Moreton in Marsh with bus service to Stow. Train ride is just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London.

Within the village are The Royalist, the oldest inn in England, and St. Edward’s, one of the great wool churches, as well as the Toy and Collectors Museum. Stow has wonderful boutiques and galleries, excellent restaurants and tea rooms, and walking trails through the lovely countryside. Every weekend during any time of the year has something going on in town: antique markets, farmers markets with local produce, etc.

This warmly intimate two bedroom cottage has designer furniture, beautiful original art, antiques and a wood-burning fireplace to keep it cozy. The newly carpeted and painted living room features a 32 inch plasma television, SKY satellite programming and a DVD player. Enjoy music on our CD/Stereo/Digital Radio System while seated on our custom made corner sofa or a wing back armchair and foot stool.

The charming kitchen and dining area has been fully updated with new appliances including a fridge, electric stove, dishwasher and microwave as well as a gourmet’s cookware and utensils. Set the dining table for four with colorful glasses from our crystal cabinet. Washer and dryer on premises.

The master bedroom features a king size bed. Guest bedroom has a double bed. Luxurious linens are provided. The fully modernized bathroom features a separate shower and a large tub for a satisfying and soapy plunge.

Outside the house is a lovely, gated garden with a deck and outdoor furniture for four and ample street parking. A telephone is provided as well as wireless Broadband Internet. Clean, well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement - sorry, no cats. Smoking is not allowed inside this home.

This central location in the Cotswolds is close to the area's other famous villages of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Burford, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. 25 minutes away are Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Keywords: Cottage



PET FEE ($25)

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Property Manager
Sherif T. Williamson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have stayed in many rentals and Carters Cottage was one of the nicest places I've stayed. The owners have decorated beautifully and put thoughtfulness and care into what they provide their renters. The best thing is the overall aesthetic. The cottage is adorable... oh, and the beds and linens are fantastic (they were better than at home which is saying a lot). Thank you!
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing


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Beautiful Cotswolds Cottage
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 36 reviews

Gorgeous homely cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you open the garden gate the cottage definitely has the wow factory the garden is beautiful. The cottage itself is comfortable, cosy and well equipped. We had our dog with us and there are many lovely walks from the doorstep and welcoming good places to eat and drink within walking distance, poor dog was exhausted. The boiler was a bit temperamental and could do with looking at but didn't cause us a problem it just needed resetting a few times. I'm quite picky and there were a lot of cobwebs but that's probably expected in such an old cottage. 2nd bedroom needs thicker blinds but at least the light made our teenager get up before lunchtime! The cottage really is absolutely wonderful and anyone who gets to stay there really is very lucky, I wouldn't hesitate recommending it. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Storybook Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, taking some day trips out of Stow-on-the-Wold, but also thoroughly enjoying the days we stayed just in Stow. We depended on public transportation, and sometimes wished that the local bus was more frequent, but we still managed to get out and about. We also arranged a day with Ken Fowler Tours out of Burford to see more Cotswold villages. There were two grocery stores within walking distance, of our cottage, and we also enjoyed eating many meals at pubs and tea shops in the town square about five minutes away. There are many nice country walks practically outside the front door. In May, the cottage looks much more cozy and romantic than in this winter shot - with vines and flowers and birdsong. We loved pretending we were living in another simpler time, but with modern plumbing and heating, a dishwasher, and a combination washer-dryer - a laundry appliance that is rare in the USA. We were a bit flummoxed by the shower and never figured out how to get warm (rather than scalding hot) water out of it, and had to call the handyman for help with the heating system the first day, but everything else was a pleasure. The cottage has a comfortable lived-in feel, with plenty of art, whimsy, and personal touches. The beds were so comfy it was hard to get up in the morning. Of all the places we stayed during our holiday, this was our favorite.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bonnie for your kind words, it was a pleasure dealing with you and I hope to see you again next year. Best regards
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Lovely & welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage. A brilliant location, good amenities perfect for families. Would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with all you need. Excellent location and parking

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with the owner everything was great. On arrival the cottage was clean with a welcome bottle of wine on the table along with a cake and some milk in the fridge. Kitchen is a good size with a dining table and all you need to be a home from home. The living room was a good size with a big sofa and seperate chair and was very comfortable especially with the log fire going to warm us up after a long wet walk. Bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom has a big bath with a separate shower. 5 minute walk to the centre of Stow with all the fine pubs and shops. We had a fantastic 3 nights and would really like to stay again. My only slight issue was the WI-FI which was very hit and miss but did not deter from our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint and cosy, with real character.

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful part of the world, and lovely to return to a cosy English cottage. Some teething problems, as seems like the housekeepers were not expecting our arrival, hence had not been cleaned since the last clients. Both Housekeeper Esme, & "handyman" Richard were quite superb. Thank you to both for their diligence and care. Richrad had to visit several times as the boiler and hot water system failed twice- both times promptly restored. The cottage is very well resourced, & the beds are the comfiest I have ever stayed in outside my own. Location superb, the beautiful Stow on the Wold. Not easy to find the cottage, & parking less than ideal, when loading / unloading the car. Garden I am sure is delightful in summer, looks badly in need of TLC now.

Despite the above, enjoyed very much - many thanks to all.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carters Cottage! Just perfect for our stay and our annual visit for the Cheltenham Festival (a shame we got beaten to book it for next year). Not sure if we had another 'visitor' during our stay....but we weren't spooked by it in any case. Everything we like from a holiday cottage....thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
28 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nov- Dec
5 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas & NYE
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan-Feb 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
12 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £37.79
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.58
Pet Fee £18.9


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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