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The Hive

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988738)

4.9

Manor Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Review(s)

  • Roger

    “The accommodation was excellent and the owners very helpful and friendly”

    - Roger, May 2024

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

Summary

  • Please Note: This property only accepts children over 12 years old. Two bedrooms: 1 x super king size double with smart TV and en suite bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size on the second floor located in the eves (zip/link can be a twin if requested), with smart TV with en suite shower with shower and basin, there is a separate WC and basin. Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner effect fire place
  • Central heating, woodburner effect fire place
  • Four ring gas hob, double oven and grill, dishwasher and microwave and a large Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer
  • Nespresso coffee machine (a few pods are left for guests)
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Patio/terrace with table and chairs for 4
  • Parking for one small car. Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £250 Note: The parking for this property is tricky and this is why it is only suitable for 1 small car
  • NO WORKING GROUPS PLEASE
  • Central heating, woodburner effect fire place
  • Four ring gas hob, double oven and grill, dishwasher and microwave and a large Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine (a few pods are left for guests)
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Patio/terrace with table and chairs for 4
  • Parking for one small car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £250
  • Note: The parking for this property is tricky and this is why it is only suitable for 1 small car. NO WORKING GROUPS PLEASE

The property

No more than a hop from the heart of Stow on the Wold, The Hive is as sweet and gorgeous as it sounds!

Ideal for couples (no children under 12).

A period house with a boutique feel that has undergone the most comprehensive overhaul imaginable, you are surrounded by quality and luxury.

Inside, there is a smart open plan living area, more than ample space for up to 4 people, including an uber-smart kitchen that will allow you to enjoy cooking up a storm!

The views towards the little green and Sheep Street beyond are lovely and for such a central property you are surprised at how peaceful it is.

There are two bedrooms a sublime master suite and a secluded double ( can be a twin on request) upstairs too.

Light and bright it is hard to believe this venerable old building is as old as it is, the clean and simple lines are relaxing and the quality of the fixtures and furnishings is a joy to behold.

The entire experience here is outstanding, we love it.

Whether entertaining at home or taking advantage of the superb choices in Stow, this is an exceptional base to explore the cotswolds. No children under the age of 12. NO WORKING GROUPS PLEASE

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: The external stairs leading up to the property can be slippery in wet weather, and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Please take care when using them.
Note: This property does NOT accept any children under the age of 12 - including babies. The owner does live on site.
Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £250.This amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made
Note: The parking for this property is tricky and this is why it is only suitable for 1 small car.

NO WORKING GROUPS PLEASE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas