Broadwell, Stow on the Wold, Stow on the Wold & surrounding area
The Smithy, Broadwell is a true Cotswolds' gem and one which we feel offers a wonderful and authentic experience in a location that is hard to beat. As the name would suggest, The Smithy was many, many years ago the home to the village blacksmith, with his workshop tucked next door, a cottage packed with history and well known by the older locals! In recent years the house has undergone a wholesale update but pleasingly the house retains much of the original period charm including the beams, mullion windows and a flagstone floor. In fact the old workshop barn next door hasn't been touched, so part of the original history remains intact. Otherwise, the building has been transformed into a beautiful and stunning home for up to 6 people, with all the modern facilities you'd expect. Downstairs is an attractive kitchen/ diner and cosy living room, while upstairs across two floors are three good sized bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. Outside is a huge garden too and altogether this top-notch cottage has plenty to offer. All this in a wonderful village that also has an excellent pub too (about 4 mins walk!) We feel this is an exceptional holiday cottage, ideal for families or small groups - in a location that is perfect for enjoying the best of the Cotswolds' region.
Entrance through to lobby area with ample space for coat, shoes and boots.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble drier, washbasin and additional (ample) storage.
Kitchen/ Diner, with flagstone flooring, beams and a beautfiul view across the gardens. There is a large electric hob, double oven and grill, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. There is a table and chairs to seat 6 people. There is also a pantry for additional storage with a freezer.
Living Room with large corner sofa plus additional armchair with wall mounted TV plus DVD player and video player and also BT You View. There is an electric flame effect fire, the room enjoys a double aspect view.
Bedroom One with double bed (4ft 6in), chest of drawers, wardrobe plus TV with Freeview
Bathroom with walk in shower,, WC and washbasin; a wet-room style.
Bedroom Two with two single beds (can be made to a double bed if required)
Second Floor (stairs are steep to climb)
Bedroom Three (Master) with double bed (5ft) with area for hanging clothes, plus TV with Freeview. Ensuite Bathroom with roll top bath, WC and washbasin.
To the side and rear is a large garden area, overlooking fields. There is a terrace with table and chairs, while most of the garden is a grassy area, ideal for games. There is ample off street parking.
Children Welcome. One small pet accepted. Heating & Elect incl all year. Cot & High Chair available. £100 Damages deposit required.
Broadwell is a very traditional Cotswold village, situated just 5 mins drive from the centre of Stow on the Wold. The village is peaceful and perhaps best known for it's large village green with a swings etc along with a classic Village Pub which overlooks the green. In fact to complete the dreamy scene there is even a little stream/ford which winds past the southern side! It really is "picture postcard". The village sits towards the bottom of a small valley (near to the River Evenlode) and is about 1.5 miles from Stow on the Wold. Beyond the green is the attractive Georgian manor house. Broadwell is, reputedly, mentioned in the Domesday Book, when at that time it had 46 inhabitants! Read our Guide to Stow on the Wold
The pub, The Fox, is owned by the local brewery, and provides a very warm welcome along with good food. On a summer evening, there is no better spot to be!! With Stow literally 3 mins in the car, all your needs are close by, incl large Supermarket, restaurants, shops, cafes and more pubs.
There are many more attractive places to visit, including Daylesford, with its Organic Food Store, plus spa, cookery school and restuarant. In fact Broadwell is ideally located for a host of places that are generally considered amongst the best in the region.
Broadwell is a great base to explore more of the Cotswolds including Broadway, Moreton in the Marsh, Stratford Upon Avon and Bourton on the Water, all of which are within drives of about 20 mins max. There are some excellent walks from the door, especially those that take in the footpaths along the River Evenlode. You can read more on what to do in Moreton with our Guide to Moreton in Marsh here.
"Beautiful cottage in a lovely little village. With stow on the wold only 2 miles away its a perfect location just to escape."Mrs Harris Bristow 2017-11-16
"Perfect location to explore north Cotswolds. Enjoyed the traditional charm the property had. "Mr Ramsden 2017-10-24
"Very nice location with a great garden. Very relaxing place. "Turato 2017-09-20