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Orchard House

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988776)


Manor Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Laura

    “The house was absolutely stunning and had an amazing feel about it and we also wrote in the book how thankful we were for gifting us an amazing stay as our child is disabled.”

    We only had 2 small problems one was the grass wasn't cut which made it hard to play games out there, and the other was in the mornings the living room is full of slug trails which didn't bother us to much as the slugs were gone by morning

    We only had 2 small problems one was the grass wasn't cut which made it hard to play games out there, and the other was in the mornings the living room is full of slug trails which didn't bother us to much as the slugs were gone by morning

    - Laura, September 2023

    Thank you Laura. We are really happy that you liked the house so much. Apologies that the grass had not been cut back. The constant rain had stopped our lovely gardener (Stuart) from mowing over the last 10-12 days. He has done so twice since thankfully. He is scheduled to visit fortnightly. The pesky little snail who snuck into the house has been found a safe new home outside! Country living! Best wishes, Property Owner


  • Tranquil characterful village
  • Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Three bedrooms - one first floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom (walk in power shower, toilet and washbasin), one first floor super king-size double (or two singles on request), and one first floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, power shower, toilet and washbasin. Ground floor cloakroom with toilet and washbasin
  • Extensive kitchen-diner leading onto the garden.
  • Electric cooker with double ovens and five hobs
  • Fridge/freezer,dishwasher, microwave, electric mixer, filter coffee, toaster and kettle.Utility room with separate washing machine and drier
  • Living room with two large sofas, flat screen TV and wood burner set in traditional stone hearth
  • TV with Sky (including Sky Sports & Cinema), BT Sports, Blu-ray, DVD, Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi Booster (upstairs)
  • Selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Central heating, electricity, internet, bed linen and towels all included
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, table and chairs
  • Gravel driveway with ample parking for three cars
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • One well behaved pet very welcome
  • Note: There is a small stream at the very bottom of the garden, families with young children should take note
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £300 paid prior to arrival.

The property

Orchard House is a spacious detached cottage situated in the tranquil Cotswold village of Upper Oddington.

It is just moments from both the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold and fashionable Daylesford Organic shop & restaurant.

The cottage beautifully combines historic honey coloured stone, flagstone floors and wood beams with stylish contemporary furnishings and decor.

Downstairs, three historic cottages have been combined into one long, light and spacious set of living spaces.

Cooks and entertainers should adore the magnificent and well-equipped kitchen which, with its high ceilings, large cooking range and classic farmhouse dining table, is the heart of this home.

The living room, with two large, comfortable sofas, and log burner is ideal for friends and family to relax together after a ling country walk or meal. Upstairs there are three bedrooms ( one king-size double, one King-size double or twin, and one set twin), as well as two stylish bathrooms ( both with power showers, WC, and washbasins, one also offering a bath).

There is also a downstairs cloakroom. To the rear is a large secluded garden with patio and small stream.

To the front there is ample off-street parking.

The cottage itself is situated off a quiet lane. Upper Oddington is a characterful village situated in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It is surrounded by countryside, offering the opportunity for numerous walks.

The village has two pubs, including the award-winning Fox Inn, and an 11th century church ( St Nicholas) with it's medieval last judgement fresco.

The Charming Cotswold villages of Burford, Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water are all close by.

Stratford, Oxford and Cheltenham are also easy to visit. Orchard House is an award-winning cottage which has been selected for features in the national press on many occasions.

We hope that it is the perfect home whilst you explore this beautiful area of the Cotswolds.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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: There is a small stream at the very bottom of the garden, families with young children should take note.
NOTE: This property has a £300 good housekeeping bond. This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made.

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