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Beautiful Cotswolds Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) + large sofa for 5th person

Our 200 year old cottage retains all the quaint charms of days-gone-by, but has all the amenities and comforts of a modern home. It’s a lovely and tranquil retreat in highly sought after Stow-on-the-Wold, one of England’s most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, reachable by car or train. Train station is ten minutes from nearby Moreton in Marsh with bus service to Stow. Train ride is just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London.

Within the village are The Royalist, the oldest inn in England, and St. Edward’s, one of the great wool churches, as well as the Toy and Collectors Museum. Stow has wonderful boutiques and galleries, excellent restaurants and tea rooms, and walking trails through the lovely countryside. Every weekend during any time of the year has something going on in town: antique markets, farmers markets with local produce, etc.

This warmly intimate two bedroom cottage has designer furniture, beautiful original art, antiques and a wood-burning fireplace to keep it cozy. The newly carpeted and painted living room features a 32 inch plasma television, SKY satellite programming and a DVD player. Enjoy music on our CD/Stereo/Digital Radio System while seated on our custom made corner sofa or a wing back armchair and foot stool.

The charming kitchen and dining area has been fully updated with new appliances including a fridge, electric stove, dishwasher and microwave as well as a gourmet’s cookware and utensils. Set the dining table for four with colorful glasses from our crystal cabinet. Washer and dryer on premises.

The master bedroom features a king size bed. Guest bedroom has a double bed. Luxurious linens are provided. The fully modernized bathroom features a separate shower and a large tub for a satisfying and soapy plunge.

Outside the house is a lovely, gated garden with a deck and outdoor furniture for four and ample street parking. A telephone is provided as well as wireless Broadband Internet. Clean, well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement - sorry, no cats. Smoking is not allowed inside this home.

This central location in the Cotswolds is close to the area's other famous villages of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Burford, Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water. 25 minutes away are Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Keywords: Cottage



PET FEE ($25)

More Details

Property Manager
Sherif T. Williamson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have stayed in many rentals and Carters Cottage was one of the nicest places I've stayed. The owners have decorated beautifully and put thoughtfulness and care into what they provide their renters. The best thing is the overall aesthetic. The cottage is adorable... oh, and the beds and linens are fantastic (they were better than at home which is saying a lot). Thank you!
Apr 2012
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Stow-on-the-Wold Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing


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Beautiful Cotswolds Cottage
average rating of 4.7 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful cottage with all you need. Excellent location and parking

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with the owner everything was great. On arrival the cottage was clean with a welcome bottle of wine on the table along with a cake and some milk in the fridge. Kitchen is a good size with a dining table and all you need to be a home from home. The living room was a good size with a big sofa and seperate chair and was very comfortable especially with the log fire going to warm us up after a long wet walk. Bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom has a big bath with a separate shower. 5 minute walk to the centre of Stow with all the fine pubs and shops. We had a fantastic 3 nights and would really like to stay again. My only slight issue was the WI-FI which was very hit and miss but did not deter from our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint and cosy, with real character.

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful part of the world, and lovely to return to a cosy English cottage. Some teething problems, as seems like the housekeepers were not expecting our arrival, hence had not been cleaned since the last clients. Both Housekeeper Esme, & "handyman" Richard were quite superb. Thank you to both for their diligence and care. Richrad had to visit several times as the boiler and hot water system failed twice- both times promptly restored. The cottage is very well resourced, & the beds are the comfiest I have ever stayed in outside my own. Location superb, the beautiful Stow on the Wold. Not easy to find the cottage, & parking less than ideal, when loading / unloading the car. Garden I am sure is delightful in summer, looks badly in need of TLC now.

Despite the above, enjoyed very much - many thanks to all.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carters Cottage! Just perfect for our stay and our annual visit for the Cheltenham Festival (a shame we got beaten to book it for next year). Not sure if we had another 'visitor' during our stay....but we weren't spooked by it in any case. Everything we like from a holiday cottage....thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great base for getting around the Cotswolds. House was well equipped and it was great that it had free wifi.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aiken, SC

The Quintessential Cotswold Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at Carter’s Cottage in August/September. Since this was our third stay in Stow we knew the area well so it was easy for us to choose a cottage location. On our 2 previous trips we had a car but were no longer willing to drive in England so needed a village with some bus service and accessibility to the train (Moreton-in-Marsh). We love Stow as you can walk in any direction (with the help of a good map) and find yourself in a village with a pub for lunch. One day we took a bus trip to Chipping Campden to see more of the countryside.

The cottage is located on a quiet lane about a 5-minute walk to the center of the square. There are 3 take-out restaurants (fish and chips, Indian and Chinese) located on Park Street a short walk from the cottage. We prefer a traditional British pub instead of those made into gourmet restaurants so went to the Queen’s Head quite often. Lucy’s Tearoom was on the cottage’s recommendation list and it was very good. We also had a nice, reasonably priced full English breakfast at Treebus one morning.

The garden of the cottage is lovely and private. The eat-in kitchen is well-equipped and comfortable. We never did figure out how to operate the oven so used the microwave a lot. It was a nice bonus to have Sky TV so we could watch various British shows that we don’t get in the states. The washer/dryer combination worked well. The bedrooms were separated from each other on the upper level so nice for privacy. My husband would have preferred a harder mattress but I found it perfect. The family bath was great with a nice shower and good water pressure. It was great to have a half bath on the main level. We will definitely choose Carter’s Cottage for our next visit to Stow-on-the-Wold

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kathleen for your kind words, it was a pleasure having you and looking forward for many more. All the best.
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Wonderful Cottage in Stow

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with my husband and 2 daughters (6 & 4).

The cottage was absolutely perfect for what we needed. We stayed for 4 nights and ate in for 3 of them and had everything we needed to do this.

The cottage is in a perfect location that you can walk to anything in the village and a Tesco is just up the road if you need anything.

Everything worked in the cottage and the fireplace was put to good use.

I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, hope to have you again in the near future.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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