Stow on the Wold, Stow on the Wold & surrounding area
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 an old tollhouse for the Fosse Way turnpike. They were known as turnpikes as the gate barring the road had upright pikes on the top to deter horsemen from jumping and avoiding the toll, hence the old name of the 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.
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
Front door into hall.
Living Room: with two comfortable sofas, fireplace, large wall-mounted TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: fully fitted and equipped with gas hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer and table with six chairs.
Dining Room: another good dining table with six chairs. This room is nice and light and could be used as a working space if required.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
First Floor: (normal stairs)
Bedroom One: with double bed (4ft 6in), inset wardrobe with ample storage space, dressing table and lovely country view down across the lower end of Stow and the Cotswolds hills. En-suite Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two: accessed from Bedroom One, up some quite steep stairs, onto a mezzanine room, suitable either for children or friends who are happy to share the access from bedroom one. It has two single beds and is full height.
Bedroom Three: with a single day bed that can open up to accommodate an extra bed, making it a twin/double bed if requested (*charges will apply)
Main Bathroom: with shower, bath, wash basin, and WC
Bedroom Four: with King size double bed (5ft) plus small en-suite shower with shower and washbasin. (Please note that the stairs to this bedroom are quite steep.)
The cottage sits close to the centre of Stow on the Wold. There is no parking on the property but free on-street parking on the road outside the cottage. To access the cottage you enter through a large old wooden gate which takes you into an enclosed, private garden patio. There is a table and chairs for guests.
Children Welcome. Travel cot & high chair available. On-Street Parking only. Wi fi available and included. Please note that the price is for 6 people. Two additional beds are available at £50 per person per weekend or £50 per person per week to a maximum of 8 people in the cottage
No smokers please. Saturday changeover (other days by arrangement).
The property has a £100 damages deposit payable 1 week before you go.
Pike Cottage sits right in the heart of Stow on the Wold. Located towards the bottom of Park Street, you are a short walk from all the facilities that the Stow has to offer. In recent years, Stow has had a major renaissance with some super restaurants, bars and gift and antique shops emerging. The Butchers, The Old Stocks and The Sheep are all highly recommended as places to eat and relax, and cafes and tea rooms are a plenty.
Stow, of course, is one of the Cotswolds most famous and historic market towns, renowned for its ancient church, quality shops, cafes and restaurants. Very much a working town, there is a market day each week as well some excellent little festivals which are held throughout the year.
Surrounding the town are a host of stunning villages with their pubs, which are well worth visiting. There are few better places to be than this area if you want to see 'classic Cotswolds'. Daylesford Organic Farm, about 7 mins drive away, is certainly worth a visit for the discerning shopper and you can also book a spa, or massage there. The Bell at Stow is a close walk, The Horse and Groom is a pub in Upper Oddington which is walkable for those who like to take a long stroll and Kingham is a few minutes away by car, where there is the only Michelin Starred restaurant in the Cotswolds. Also, for the literary minded, visit Adlestrop, which famously, the poet and author, Edward Thomas wrote his well-known poem.
Bourton on the Water, a popular village, is a short drive away, as are Moreton in Marsh, Burford, Chipping Norton and Chipping Campden. If you are coming with the children then we would definitely recommend Cotswold Farm Park (near Bourton on the Water) and Cotswold Wildlife Park (near Burford)
"The cottage was very lovely, just a few touches that could be made to make our stay better. "Lindsay
"Excellent location, Plenty of beds, 2 bathrooms and 1 shower – so no queuing to use facilities"Powell
"Perfect location, lovely weekend away."Mrs Doggett 2017-10-27