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Copperbeech

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091391)

4.8

Manor Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Review(s)

  • Andrew

    “Copperbeech photographs well.”

    It looks amazing on the website. Sadly it is nowhere close in its current state. The owners have allowed it to fall into disrepair and the cleanliness is way below what we would expect for the price. The following were noted: Front door is warped, difficult to close from outside. Fireplace lacks the tools to make cleaning easy. Fireplace was dirty on arrival. Had to call for firewood starter and wood basket. L/R carpet needs steam cleaning. L/R sofas are worn and faded. Front door curtains ...

    It looks amazing on the website. Sadly it is nowhere close in its current state. The owners have allowed it to fall into disrepair and the cleanliness is way below what we would expect for the price. The following were noted: Front door is warped, difficult to close from outside. Fireplace lacks the tools to make cleaning easy. Fireplace was dirty on arrival. Had to call for firewood starter and wood basket. L/R carpet needs steam cleaning. L/R sofas are worn and faded. Front door curtains were stained. Kitchen glassware was covered in a film of grease. Oven hadn’t been cleaned and first use resulted in smoke pouring out due to grease under foil in broiler pan. Cobwebs throughout property. Downstairs sink hot water tap doesn’t fully open. Garden furniture needs repairing. Garden sun room stinks. Back door lock loose. Earwigs everywhere. All shower fittings leaked in all baths/showers causing flooding on the floor in the top bathroom. These are just the things we can remember. Finally, we were informed by Sykes that there would be a horse fair during our stay. We weren’t told the true nature of the fair and assumed it was for the wealthy horse-set and would be fun to witness. We were also told parking could be difficult but there was always the adjacent car park. The fair is a Travelers market. The local pub, as well as many of the shops and restaurants close for the entire week due to the bad behavior of some of those attending the fair. The local police advised us to leave, but if unable to do so stay locked in the house. All the locals gave us the same advice as did the local council. The car park was locked for the whole week. Any cars left in there would be locked in the entire week. Upon asking to leave early the owner tried to argue that the fair is a lovely event but all the advice received from the police, council and locals was to get out, which we did. In fairness, we did get refunded for the three nights we missed out on. I would not recommend this property until it has had a major clean and all the broken items repaired.

    - Andrew, April 2024

    Thank you for your feedback; we are sorry that Copperbeech did not meet your expectations. We receive consistently good reviews from our guests so are disappointed that you experienced maintenance and cleanliness issues. We shall certainly look into and address these. We only provide logs from October to April, so the fire tools had been put away for the summer period. This is set out on our website, as is information about the Stow Horse Fair. The Horse Fair is a bi-annual event dating back to 1476 which many people enjoy, despite some inconveniences, such as temporary parking restrictions, so we were very surprised to hear you say the local police and council told you to leave. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one on first floor with en-suite shower room with rain shower, separate hand-held shower, basin and WC and one on second floor), 1 x first floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath with hand-held shower, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Halogen hob and electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, radio, WiFi, selection of books and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Patio and lawn garden with furniture
  • Note: This property only accepts 1 infant
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Copperbeech is a beautiful property which sleeps six guests, in three elegant bedrooms, with two bathrooms.

Dating back to the early 1800s, this striking townhouse with its rendered façade and contemporary interiors is complemented by character features such as the wood burning stove in the living room and original wood flooring in the eaves.

Laid out over three floors, this well-appointed home has a number of modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen with marble quartz worktops.

There is an attractive walled garden at the rear, and free on-street parking close to the property. Copperbeech enjoys a central location in the much loved market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, a thriving town which offers a range of shops, restaurants and tearooms, and even claims to be home to Britain's oldest pub.

Overlooked by the impressive St Edward’s Church, the picturesque market square is steeped in history and retains its old town stocks, medieval cross and narrow alleys, or “tures”, which wind their way from the surrounding streets into the square.

During the wool industry, these alleys were used as a way to channel and count the many sheep on their way to market and it was once recorded that 20,000 sheep were sold in a day. Stow is well-placed for exploring the glorious countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with various cycle routes and walking trails on its doorstep.

Popular footpaths include those to the nearby village of Bourton-on-the-Water via The Slaughters, and others which take in idyllic Broadwell and The Oddingtons, all home to well-regarded country inns.

Further afield destinations such as Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are within easy reach for day trips.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD

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: This property only accepts 1 infant.

Note: This property does not accept corporate, work related or commercial bookings of any kind. The property also does not accept stag/hen parties.

Note: The front door of the property opens onto the street and guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that the children are supervised when the door is opened.

Note: An initial basket of logs is provided for the woodburning stove between October and April; other log supplies can be purchased locally.

Note: This is an old property set over three floors and with steep staircases which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: 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 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.

Note: Parking in the street outside is free and nearby Maugersbury Road car park is free of charge between 3.00pm and 8.00am.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas