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The Bell House is a Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage, located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The Bell House - a cottage that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

Welcome to The Bell House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.

Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

The Bell House is a beautiful Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage, located in the heart of the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top of a hill, Stow is well known for its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as for the many lovely walks through the surrounding Cotswold countryside that are accessible directly from the town. Stow is also an ideal base for exploring the wider region, including the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

The traditional cottage has many character features, including oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a beautiful inglenook fireplace, with a wood burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV and a well presented kitchen.

The Bell House sleeps a maximum of five people, in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom. There is a lovely courtyard garden to the rear of the property and free on street parking is available either outside or close to the cottage. The cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing break in the heart of one of England's most beautiful market towns.

House Rules

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

A security deposit of £150 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

Occupancy

The maximum occupancy of the property is five 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 five 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.

Pets

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: King size bed

Bedroom 2: Double bed

Bedroom 3: Single bed

Bathrooms

Family bathroom: Bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin

Downstairs cloakroom: 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.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. There is no telephone at the property.

Mobile phone reception is generally good.

Parking

Free on street parking is readily available, either outside the property or a short walk away.

Housekeeping

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

There is not currently a travel cot or high chair at the property.

Please also note the accessibility, health and safety section below.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, 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

This is an old, Grade II listed property and has many character features, including a low clearance under the staircase in the dining room, a small step into bedroom 1 and two floors, 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.

Please note that there are no spindles on the handrail at the bottom of the staircase in the property and there is a raised patio in the garden, therefore guests with young children should ensure that they are appropriately supervised at all times.

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.

Smoking

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.

Photographs

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.

More Details

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Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Notes:
Please ensure you have read the Key Features section of the property here: https://www.character-cottages.co.uk/all-properties/cotswolds-all/the-bell-house#key-features

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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Heathrow International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Moreton-in-Marsh
Other Activities:

Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.

The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree.

Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town.

Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair.

Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now.

Car: Stow is conveniently located at the junction of seven roads, including the A429 (Fosse Way), and is easily accessed by car.

Train: The nearest railway station to Stow is Moreton-in-Marsh (approximately 5 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 45 miles, approximately 60 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 73 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 69 miles, approximately 90 minute drive

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
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