Welcome to Christmas Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUIRED BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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Christmas Cottage is a beautifully refurbished detached property, built in the 1980s with traditional Cotswold stone, and decorated to a high standard throughout. The cottage is located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to the centre of the beautiful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, which is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. Stow is also perfectly situated in the heart of the North Cotswolds, surrounded by stunning countryside, and ideally placed for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages in the area.
The owner of Christmas Cottage has recently refurbished the property, in a lovely, contemporary style, adding in beautiful character features such as a wood burning stove in the living room. The warmth and style of the house are complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a large flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.
Christmas Cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms (one on the ground floor), with a family bathroom and a ground floor en-suite bathroom. There is an enclosed back garden and off street parking is available for one car, with a second parking space available on the street directly outside the cottage. Christmas Cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a beautiful cottage in a quiet location, whilst still having all the amenities of Stow-on-the-Wold on the doorstep.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is six guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1 (ground floor): King size bed Bedroom 2: 2x single beds Bedroom 3: Double bed
Family bathroom: Walk-in shower, toilet and a wash basin Bedroom 1 ensuite (ground floor): Bath with a hand held shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a 42" Freeview TV with Blu-ray player.
There is no telephone at the property, however, mobile phone reception is generally OK.
The property has one off-street parking space and one space on the road outside the cottage. Further free street parking is available close to the property.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.
The property's garden is enclosed.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
The property has two floors and there is no handrail on the stairs, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
There is a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
Stow Horse Fair
The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October. This is a traditional fair for gypsies and travelling people to meet up and trade, which dates back to 1476, when its Charter was granted. Stow is very busy for a day or two before and after each fair, and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants are closed. Whilst many visitors enjoy the colour and vibrancy associated with the fairs, other visitors prefer to avoid Stow on these dates.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.