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Old Brewery House - Stunning and Unique House in Heart of the Cotswolds!

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The Garden bedroom with en-suite shower room.

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stow on the Wold house description

Old Brewery House is a stunning and unique property that sleeps up to 10 persons and is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold. Located in a secluded valley, it is part of the privately owned Donnington Brewery. It is a special place, a secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions. The property lends itself perfectly to family holidays and re-unions or group get together. Set over three floors, each room is big enough for a party, has its own bathroom and they all retain their original period features. The garden is truly stunning, with a croquet lawn, a beautiful river running through the valley, a lake teeming with swans, ducks and peacocks! The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic.


Old Brewery House is unique in its location, right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, the buildings of which date back as far as the 12th Century when it was a working mill. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery there in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited.

There is however plenty of opportunity to enjoy the end results nearby! The Golden Ball in Lower Swell is within walking distance (just over a mile away) but if the return journey is too unappealing, the landlord will return you to Old Brewery House with his complements! Donnington Brewery has a further 14 pubs within the Cotswolds and they are linked by a 62 mile circular walk, the Donnington Way, that takes in some of the most spectacular parts of rural Gloucestershire. Even a small section of the route would offer a rather brilliant challenge for your Stay in the Cotswolds!

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 child bed

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • From Main Living Area climb the staircase to a large landing area where you can reach four en-suite double bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Garden Room - Beautiful views to the garden. A large bedroom with double bed, small vanity table, small sofa, built in wardrobe and shelving. Fire-place. Tiled en-suite shower with loo and basin. Bedroom 2: Lake room - stunning views onto the lake. A large bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers/vanity table, built in wardrobe, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite with shower/bath, loo and basin. Bedroom 3: Green Room - A large bedroom with double bed and day-bed/sofa, small vanity table and mirror, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite shower/bath with loo and basin. Bedroom 4: Attic Room - Up a small staircase to a quirky attic room full of character with standard double bed plus camp bed option, with hanging rail and chest of drawers. Tiled en-suite with bath, loo and basin....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Radio
              • Books
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Library
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Water Parks
              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Botanical Garden
              • Playground
              • Arboretum
              • Theme Parks
              • Ruins
              • Recreation Center
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Cinemas

              Leisure Activities

              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Horseback Riding
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Roller Blading
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Spelunking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Water Tubing
              • Paragliding
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Ice Skating

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Parking
                          • Shampoo
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Local Maps
                          • Internet
                          • Tiled Stove
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Heating
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Sofa Bed

                          Kitchen

                          • Oven
                          • Blender
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Stove
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Microwave
                          • Freezer
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Terrace
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Jul 4 - Sep 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          £275 £723
                          Fri, Sat
                          £1,925

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Mid Season
                          Sep 2 - Oct 23, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          £250 £658
                          Fri, Sat
                          £1,750

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Autumn Half Term
                          Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          £275 £723
                          Fri, Sat
                          £1,925

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Low Season
                          Nov 3 - Dec 18, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          £221 £583
                          Fri, Sat
                          £1,550

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Pre-Christmas w/e
                          Dec 19 - Dec 21, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          £388

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Christmas week
                          Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £3,100

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          New Year 4 nights
                          Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          £659

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest

                          Post New Year w/e
                          Jan 2 - Jan 5, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          £388

                          Rates are based on 8 guests; add £75 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £400
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Short Break prices are set at a proportion of the listed weekly price as below.

                          Mid week 2 night stays @ 40% of weekly price

                          Mid week 3 night stays @ 50% of weekly price

                          Mid week 4 night stays @ 60% of weekly price

                          5-7 nights or more @ full week price

                          Bank holiday weekends, half term weekends, school holiday weekends & 4 night weekend stays are charged @ 85% of weekly price

                          Note: a standard weekend stay is minimum 2 night stay; charges apply to 3 nights, being Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

                          To secure your booking you will be asked to pay a reservation payment of 33% of the total rental cost of your booking or the full amount if the booking commences within the next 8 weeks.

                          The balance is payable 8 weeks before your arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 07/31/2014
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                          Location

                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          birmingham airport

                          Car: Necessary

                          A secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions, Old Brewery House, is set over three floors and this fabulous four bedroom family home has been completely renovated during 2011 to make the very best of the large spaces and original features found in this unique property.

                          The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic. Its location is unique, being right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, whose buildings date back as far as the 12th Century. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery here in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited. Beer, however, is available, should you desire it and you'll find links to chocolate box pretty Cotswolds inns that are supplied by Donnington Brewery.

                          Less than 2 miles from Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh and approximately 7 miles to Bourton on the Water. Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all less than 20 minutes drive. Stratford on Avon, Cheltenham, Warwick and Tewkesbury are a little over half an hour away by car.

                          We can recommend including some great pubs, great local walks, local attractions the city of Oxford or Cheltenham are only half an hour away plus quintessential Cotswold towns like Burford and Moreton in Marsh are only a few miles away. Or we can help with beauty treatments and massage therapy at Daylesford (Organic Farm) or clay pigeon shooting locally or we can provide catering via an excellent local catering company that can come out and cook at the house.

                          Architecturally, Stow has many historic buildings around the market square, having risen to prosperity on the back of the wool trade in medieval times. The 15th century St Edwards parish church played a role in the civil war. The old town stocks still stand though not used much in recent years. These days, Stow has many boutique and antique shops to browse around and pubs and restaurants provide a large choice of places to eat.

                          Further afield villages built with the traditional honey coloured Cotswold limestone are within easy reach. Broadway Tower on the edge of the Cotswolds has views of 16 counties, so they say. Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Stratford on Avon or Snowshill Manor are all less than 45 minutes.

                          For those interested in walking, there are numerous walks in and around Stow, varying from gentle strolls to extended walks. A map of local walks can be had from the information centre or local shops. Cycles may be hired in Bourton on the Water and are an ideal way to explore the quieter back country lanes and the smaller villages of the Cotswolds, but the hills can be steep!

                          Cheltenham Festival Week, home of the famous Gold Cup, happens every March. Stow is only 35 minutes from the races.

                          Location Information: Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops. The combination of rural informality and fine food and drink makes this small market town the ideal destination for a holiday or weekend break. Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

                          Great centre for discovering this most attractive part of England, with its sleepy stone villages and interesting market towns. Also good for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, theatre/opera goers and those interested in historical buildings. Close to Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton and within 45 mins drive of Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Cheltenham.

                          A particularly good location for walkers, cyclists and National Trust lovers. Also great for horse racing, with courses at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick all less than 45 mins away. Theatre goers are spoilt for choice with the Stratford memorial theatre, Cheltenham Playhouse and Oxford Playhouse easily available, while the Longborough Festival Summer Opera is a short walk away. Sports centres and swimming pools are available at Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton and there are riding stables and fishing lakes locally. For water sports, the Cotswold Water Park is less than an hour away.

                           

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                          • The Garden bedroom with en-suite shower room.

                            The Garden bedroom with en-suite shower room.

                          • Entrance to the Garden bedroom with en-suite.

                            Entrance to the Garden bedroom with en-suite.

                          • Original quirky features thoughout the house.

                            Original quirky features thoughout the house.

                          • The fabulous staircase in the heart of the house.

                            The fabulous staircase in the heart of the house.

                          • The bathroom adjoining the attic bedroom.

                            The bathroom adjoining the attic bedroom.

                          • The Lake bedroom.

                            The Lake bedroom.

                          • Dining for 10 in comfort.

                            Dining for 10 in comfort.

                          • The central drawing room with views to the lake.

                            The central drawing room with views to the lake.

                          • The Golden Ball Inn, a short walk away.

                            The Golden Ball Inn, a short walk away.

                          • Old Brewery House near Stow-On-The-Wold

                            Old Brewery House near Stow-On-The-Wold

                          • The Attic bedroom.

                            The Attic bedroom.

                          • Old Brewery House from the air.

                            Old Brewery House from the air.

                          • The Lake bedroom's en-suite bathroom.

                            The Lake bedroom's en-suite bathroom.

                          • The attic bedroom.

                            The attic bedroom.

                          • Snug sitting room can make a 5th bedroom.

                            Snug sitting room can make a 5th bedroom.

                          • Fabulous kitchen with double Everhot range.

                            Fabulous kitchen with double Everhot range.

                          • Old Brewery House from above the croquet lawn.

                            Old Brewery House from above the croquet lawn.

                          • Old Brewery House in spring

                            Old Brewery House in spring

                          £221 - £723 per night (GBP)
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                          4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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