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Pike Cottage

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988609)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Attreed

    “We had a fantastic four nights in this beautiful cottage.”

    ...

    It is perfectly located in the picture postcard town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with a number of pubs, cafe's and shops right on the doorstep. There are also some lovely walks which start from the town and meander through villages, countryside and woodland. It's also a short car journey to Bourton-on-the-Water and the Cotswold Wildlife Park; both well worth a visit. The pictures don't really do justice to just how pretty and homely the cottage is. We loved sitting around the farmhouse kitchen table for our big family dinners and a glass of wine (or two!). We were very pleased to find some milk in the fridge and a few teabags on our arrival. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are relatively spacious for a cottage. The stairs are not too steep so generally suitable for young children and elderly. The garden has a big heavy gate so we weren't particularly worried about our youngster getting out onto the main road. At our request, a standard push down travel cot was provided. *Bring your own travel cot mattress if you have one as, like all travel cots, the base is quite hard.* Also provided was an IKEA high chair; perfect for any age feeding baby. Just a few things to be aware of: Parking is on the road outside. It's free but there are limited spaces. We had three cars but didn't have any problems parking over the week. The ceilings are very low, especially in the kitchen. My husband is 6ft 5in which meant a bit of neck ache for him. There really isn't much of a garden, and what there is doesn't get any direct sunlight. The shower (over the bath) on the first floor family bathroom was a little tricky to get the right temperature. We had to make sure the Hive was on and the temperature setting on the shower was at a certain point. Maybe some clearer instructions would be helpful. The single bedroom does get noise from passing traffic because a main road runs right past the cottage. However, it's an acceptable level of noise considering it is located in the centre of town.

The property

Set in the heart of this attractive Cotswolds market town, Pike Cottage is a classic property in Stow on the Wold.

Arranged over three floors, this historic and characterful cottage is an ideal base for exploring this and other popular Cotswolds towns and villages.Pike Cottage is over 200 years old and, according to local history, was a tollhouse, also known as a ‘turnpike’ as the gate barring the road had upright pikes on top to deter horsemen from jumping to avoid the toll, hence the name of Pike Cottage.

The slightly quirky structure of the building lays testament to its history, indeed the old arch gate in Cotswold stone features in a guide to the town.

Although much has changed, the floors, the beams, the doors and fireplace all give this home a special, characterful charm.

(Please note that due to the age and character of the cottage, with the beamed ceilings, there will be certain places where you will need to duck!!).

There are four bedrooms spread across the three floors (via some steepish stairs).

This cottage is suitable for families, friends or couples as it combines a central location with very easy access to the excellent shops and pubs in Stow with beautiful countryside nearby. Delightful, convenient and welcoming, this historic cottage is an ideal choice

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double bedroom plus ensuite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor single day bed ,1 x second floor mezzanine twin room (Accessed via double bedroom, up some steep stairs
  • This twin room has no closeable door to the double room), 1 x second floor kingsize double (Accessed via steep staircase) plus ensuite shower room with shower and washbasin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC.
  • Central heating, woodburner, Gas hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Private garden patio with table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 payable prior to arrival.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £100
Note: The staircase to the second floor is narrow and steep, not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Note: On road parking only - on a first come, first served basis.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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