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Charming 2 BR Cottage in Stow-on-the Wold

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 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 42 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 and a 21 inch LCD flat screen television. 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.

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PET FEE ($25)

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Property Manager
Sherif T. Williamson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

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 Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Charming 2 BR Cottage in Stow-on-the Wold
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 20 reviews

Cosy but spacious cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We (me and my husband, plus my sister visiting from abroad) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Carters Cottage. It was a great space - a good sized kitchen with large table to eat around; a living room with comfy sofas and armchair; downstairs loo and boot room (which was really warm and extremely helpful for storing our damp coats and brollies!). Upstairs the bathroom had a really good shower as well as a bath, and the two bedrooms were just lovely. The cottage is clearly well cared for, and was a very welcoming place to be (there was even wine and a cake when we arrived!). It was a fantastic base for our short break. We had a good look around Stow, and there are really good walks to other pretty villages nearby. We all agreed that we'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Joanne, looking forward having you again soon.
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Carter Cottage in Stow on the Wold

  • 4 of 5

Carter Cottage is a great property in a great location. The cottage was ideal for two people who can manage stairs easily. It has the feeling of being lived in. The beds were very good, the linens provided were great. We appreciated the bottle of wine and cake on the table at arrival. Some of the instructions about getting in were not quite accurate. There was not a key under a flower pot for the first gate, but it was open. We never found paper work in a basket in the kitchen for instructions on appliances. We did figure out everything. We had a problem with very little water pressure in the kitchen, and especially in the shower. We were finally able to get in touch with the contact person who said she would take care of the problem. She did bring a plumber while we were away but nothing changed. On two different days we talked with her and she even had the owner call. She assured us we would hear back from her. We never heard a word again. We have used VRBO many times and have had great experiences. I would like to have had a few more items in the kitchen pantry such as paper towels, napkins, salt, pepper. This cottage is cute, a little worn but I would recommend it because of the location. Our stay in Stow on the Wold was a nice way to experience The Cotswolds. I would recommend it but make sure you have been in contact with the property manager before arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA USA

Perfect Cotswolds Location !

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Carter's Cottage. Stow-on-the-Wold is the perfect location for a visit to the Cotswolds and the cottage is well-located and comfortable. The village is quaint and has all the amenities, from local cheese purveyor and butcher, to a well-stocked Tesco, all within a short walk. Restaurants abound in town or a short drive to neighboring villages. The country walks are wonderful !

We did have a little trouble getting into the cottage, the house phone did not work, and we could not communicate with the property manager. Otherwise, it was a wonderful 2 weeks !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you again in our cottage, the phone has been fixed, glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward having you again in the near future.
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Cozy Cottswold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Carter's Cottage is a charming, well-equipped cottage in a quiet neighborhood. The owners shared great recommendations for restaurants and grocery stores in Stow, and the town square is an easy, short walk. It is also conveniently located to travel around the Cotswolds, which my husband and I explored by car and the wonderful walking paths. There is parking near the cottage, but not at the front door as it is located on a narrow street. Four guests would fill the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.
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Carter's Cottage. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Property was lovely. It is very central to the town of Stow on the Wold. Lots of interesting places and things to explore in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and charming decor made our week here one of the highlights of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was charming. Two comfortable beds, one and one-half baths, a well-furnished kitchen, and a cozy living room made our week-long stay memorable. Although the cottage was located on a very small alley (no parking right in front), we were always able to find a parking space. The cottage was close to the main part of town, and we enjoyed the Indian restaurant (they had take-out) located right around the corner from the cottage. The garden was small but beautiful. The bedrooms and the full bath were upstairs, and the living area and half-bath and laundry were down. The entire property was spotless and well-cared for. Stow-on-the-Wold is in a great location, near to Stratford and Warwick Castle, Kenilworth, and all the other small and charming Cotwolds towns. I hope to be able to stay here again and would definitely recommend this cottage to my friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol, so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Feb 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season April
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
3 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40


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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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