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Traditional Cotswold stone cottage, with beautiful walled garden, in Stow

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6+2 in 3 Bedrooms, With 3 Bathrooms. Large Enclosed Walled Garden




Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, which offers large, flexible accommodation, with a stunning walled garden, right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. From the road, the property looks like a normal Cotswold cottage, however once you step inside the true size of the property starts to reveal itself, as you walk through the two bedroomed main house, into the large garden and then on into the additional cottage, which provides another bedroom and a sofa bed, and can be an entirely self-contained annexe, if required.

Stow-on-the-Wold is possibly the most famous of the many Cotswold market towns, well known for its wide range of restaurants, pubs and antique shops. Stow sits at the top of a hill in the heart of the North Cotswolds, with many beautiful countryside walks straight from the town, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

Bag End is a traditional Cotswold stone property and both the main house and the cottage contain a wealth of character features, including exposed stone walls, oak beams, flagstone flooring and wood burning stoves in both the house and the cottage. Complementing this traditional character, the property has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, four flatscreen TVs with DVD players, and well presented kitchens in both the main house and the cottage.

Bag End sleeps a maximum of 6+2 people, in two bedrooms in the main house, plus one bedroom and an additional sofa bed in the cottage. There are two bathrooms in the main house and an ensuite bathroom in the cottage. A particular feature of the property is its beautiful walled garden, which is much larger than for most comparable properties in Stow. Free street parking is available outside, or close to the house. Bag End is a beautiful property for groups of friends or larger families to relax in and enjoy a lovely break in the heart of the Cotswolds.


The front door of Bag End opens into a small hallway, which then leads into the living room of the main house. The following rooms are on the ground floor of the main house:

•Living room: A beautiful room, with flagstone floor, oak beams and a large Cotswold stone fireplace, which contains a cosy gas flame fire. There is seating for 6-8 and a flatscreen TV with DVD player;

•Dining room: Accessed directly from the living room and adjoining the kitchen, the sociable dining room contains a large wooden table with seating for eight and there is a stone fireplace with a wood burning stove;

•Kitchen: A stylish galley kitchen, which opens into the dining room, and contains an electric oven, four ring gas hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a Nespresso machine (without capsules);

•Conservatory: Accessed from the dining room, the wooden conservatory is a lovely room to relax in, with underfloor heating enabling it to be used throughout the year. The beautiful walled garden is accessed from the conservatory.

Stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing. There is a washing machine/tumble dryer in a cupboard and two rooms lead off the landing:

•Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player;

•Family bathroom: A large, smart bathroom, which contains a lovely slipper bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.

Further steep stairs lead up from the first floor landing to the second floor bedroom:

•Bedroom 2: In the eaves of the cottage, with some low beams, this room contains a double bed and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. There is an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

Heading out through the conservatory and walking across the garden leads to the cottage. The front door opens into the living room and there are two rooms on the ground floor:

•Living room: A stunning, double height room, with oak flooring and an exposed Cotswold stone fireplace, with a wood burning stove. There is comfy seating for four, including a sofa bed, which provides the +2 sleeping space. One of the comfy chairs is also an electric massage chair! In addition, there is a dining table, with seating for four;

•Kitchen: Accessed directly from the living room, the well presented kitchen contains an electric oven, four ring electric hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine (without capsules).

An ornate, steep spiral staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor:

•Bedroom 3: This lovely galleried bedroom overlooks the living room. In the eaves of the cottage, with beautiful oak beams and a Juliette balcony, the bedroom contains either two single beds or a super king size bed.

•Bathroom: Accessed from bedroom 3, the bathroom contains a walk-in shower, toilet and double wash basin.

Bag End's stunning walled garden sits between the main house and the cottage, offering an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. Containing a beautiful combination of paving, plants and seating areas, there is a large outdoor table and six chairs, with a parasol, a further small table and two chairs, a garden pod swing and a charcoal barbecue. The garden also has a separate side access route.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:



Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles


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.

Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

Iron Age people were the first to settle in Stow, but there is also evidence of earlier settlements in this part of the Cotswolds, as Stone Age and Bronze Age burial mounds are common throughout the area. The first name of the town was Stow St. Edward or Edwardstow after the town's patron saint Edward, probably Edward the Martyr.

Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.

It is this traditional character, and therefore individuality, combined with the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, that make Stow so popular with tourists looking for 'picture-postcard' England. The town's tourist trade makes it possible for Stow to support many more good hotels, B&B's, pubs and restaurants than most other towns with a population of around 2,000.

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.

Food & drink

Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. It also 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.

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. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.


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



•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden


Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.


Prices & Availability

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

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17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
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31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
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7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
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5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
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26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
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30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
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14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
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  • 1. Late Booking Discounts: within 6-10 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 weeks before the start date.
  • Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.

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