- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“Cosy and well equipped.”
“The cottage is very well placed for visiting local villages and attractions.”
The cottage is well equipped with all the essential items and a spacious kitchen. Good large towels provided. Private parking directly outside the property gate. The only thing missing, especially in this hot spell would be a couple of fans. Steep stairs and low ceilings in the second floor bedroom, only to be expected in a cottage of this age. Nice sized bathroom, with walk in shower and large bath and separate toilet.
“Good location close to main Cotswold attraction.”
Lovely cottage in a quiet corner of a village just outside Stow-on-the-Wold which has a big supermarket with a petrol station. Car park is down a narrow lane, feels a bit iffy to drive up to especially in a pick up like ours.
“Excellent cottage with lovely provisions left for us.”
We had a great few days catching up with friends. The cottage was the cleanest we have been in. Excellent to have a footpath to walk the dog just behind the cottage. Pub in the village very accomodating
“A fab cottage a short drive from Stow .”
The cottage is beautiful, with great facilities and spotlessly clean. The weather was lovely which meant we could sit outside and enjoy the fantastic countryside. Our trip was a girlie catch up but would definitely return sometime soon with my husband as it was so lovely!
“The accommodation is smaller than it looks on the site and 2 of the 3 bedrooms are up winding steep staircases (so effectively all bedrooms are on different levels) which isn’t ideal with 3 young children.”
Downstairs is also very dark and you can’t escape the smell of the fire (despite us not using it). But... The property was exceptionally clean, well stocked and comfortable for a couple of days. David was very thoughtful with the milk, bread, butter and jam. He also gave some great recommendations of stuff to do.
. Beautiful location with cottage to match.
“Having briefly seen the property earlier in the year the return visit exceeded my expectations.”
The owner has thought of everything needed to make the stay comfortable and homely. The comfort of the beds, the cleanliness and as we were staying over the Christmas period it was cosy and with the addition of the Christmas tree and decorations a perfect place to spend the holidays. The situation is ideal - just a short distance from Stow itself where we found everyone so friendly and helpful. We would like to return at some stage and explore more of the fabulous area - a gem and England at its best.
“â€œThe cottage was wonderful!”
!! Excellent location for walks and drives. Everything in the description online was true and in reality it was even better!! We had plenty of good surprises beginning with complimentary cookies bread milk and juice that waited for us upon our late night arrival, continuing with exceptionally well equipped rooms, kitchen bathroom etc. the kids loved it as well and did not want to leave. Great place in a great location!!!â€ \ Anat, July 2016
“Lovely furnishings and the thoughtful grocery pack made us feel very welcome.”
The location was superb, beautiful garden to sit quietly in a picture postcard village.
“Excellent location, warm welcome and feel to the cottage, fantastic for walking ...”
Excellent location, warm welcome and feel to the cottage, fantastic for walking and exploring the local area, furnished to a very high standard
“Great location, cottage is a very high standard, made to feel very welcome”
“A well presented and clean cottage with everything we needed and more!”
“Great host with welcoming bread , butter , eggs , fruit juice and bookies Really genuine stone cottage done up very well.”
Super clean and great bathroom and kitchen Steep stairs to go up to for bedrooms but really cute and 5 of us loved it Great little pub 300 m away and stow is only 2 km to go to for food etc Great area.\ Genuine stone cottage, a genuine Cotswolds feel and very clean \ Thank you, Tony, July 2016
“The cottage was very appealing.”
exceptionally clean, the beds were extremely comfortable. The welcome pack was very generous.
“We adored The Piece.”
It was spacious, clean, tidy and felt really cosy. It was also very private and we felt very at home there.
“Beautiful cottage with lots of character, good price, 3 double rooms for 3 couples - perfect”
“It was home from home”
“Simple, everything about this cottage and area was perfect.”
“Lovely Location with easy parking and easy walking possibilities from the door, dog friendly, high quality interior finish and facilities, comfortable beds/ bedding,log burner.”
A friendly welcome on arrival.
“Great cottage, great location, beautifully decorated, and a lovely attentive but unobtrusive owner.”
Great little place. Very comfortable. Fabulous shower.
“Brilliantly equipped, looked exactly like the photos, great location\ \”
“Very well presented cottage in a good location.”
Really clean and comfortable.
“Well presented , great location , helpful landlord”
Located down a quiet track and overlooking open countryside, The Piece is a unique, charming and high standard holiday cottage that is absolutely ideal for families and for groups.
Its history is significant - as it was once the cottage lived in by the Lower Swell Manor housekeeper back in the 16th Century.
Its unique layout made it more important (back then) than the property next door, which originally housed the 'socially less important' Manor gardener!!
Today the cottage is a luxury holiday home fit for the Lord of the Manor, sparkling top of the range kitchen, cosy woodburner, sumptuous bathroom and large comfortable beds across three floors.
Modern and stylish furnishings are mixed with period features - the original flagstone floor, beams and lead windows combine to give this an absolutely top-notch feel.
Outside you've got off street parking (not that this is important in a quiet village like this...) along with a garden area front and back.
Families especially will love this home, but it is likely to appeal just as much to friends who want to sample the Cotswolds at its best.
With the pub quite literally 2 mins from your front door and Stow on the Wold 3 mins in the car - everything you could possibly need is here!
- Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king size bedroom, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor kingsize
- First floor bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC and basin
- Additional first floor toilet with WC and basin
- Ground floor kitchen/diner
- Living room with woodburning stove.
- Heating with woodburning stove
- Electric hob, oven and grill, large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, digital radio and plenty of catering kit
- TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed, linen and towels inc. in rent
- Large south facing patio garden with table and 6 chairs to the front of the property
- Small courtyard to the rear with table and chairs
- Cot and highchair available
- One well behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Off road parking for two cars, as well as ample on street parking
- Shop 1.2 miles, Pub 0.3 miles
- Note: Staircases to second floor bedrooms are steep.
About the location
Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.
The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.
Note: Staircases to second floor bedrooms are steep.
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