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Spinners Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold

SuperhostStow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Character Cottages
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths

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Welcome to Spinners Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

Spinners Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, with a tranquil courtyard garden, which sits at the end of a short terrace of pretty cottages, in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The medieval history of the town is beautifully preserved, including many lovely old buildings around the market square, which also contains a medieval stone cross, the old town stocks and a number of alleyways for the passage of sheep being herded to market, known as ‘tures’. Sitting on top of a hill, Stow is well known for its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as for the many lovely walks through the surrounding Cotswold countryside that are accessible directly from the town. The location is also ideal for exploring the wider region, including the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

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- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
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The space
Spinners Cottage is a Cotswold stone property located at the end of a short terrace of cottages, on a quiet road in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Accessed through its courtyard garden, the front door opens into a good sized entrance hallway, which then leads through to the remainder of the well laid out ground floor area:

Living room: A lovely room, with character features that include a wooden floor, oak beams, a window seat and a cosy wood burning stove. The room is furnished with a three-seater sofa and two chairs, and contains a Freeview TV;
Kitchen/dining room: The stylish and well presented kitchen area contains a double electric oven, with a grill and a four ring ceramic hob , a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. The wooden dining table sits next to a lovely section of exposed Cotswold stone wall, and comfortably seats four.

Stairs lead up from the rear of the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

Master bedroom: A beautiful, light room with exposed Cotswold stone and oak beams, complemented by a stylish feature wall. The room contains a king size bed and a lovely window seat, and also benefits from an ensuite bathroom, which contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin;
Bedroom 2: Another stylish room, also with an exposed Cotswold stone wall, oak beams and a window seat, which contains a double bed;
Family bathroom: Doubling up as the bathroom for bedroom 2, this room contains a walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

At the front of the cottage is a pretty courtyard garden, with a table and seating for four, which provides a peaceful place to relax in the sunshine. The two other cottages in the row have a right of access through the garden, to reach their properties.

Guest access
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.

Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Welcome to Spinners Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.

Spinners Cottage is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, with a tranquil courtyard garden, which sits at the end of a short terrace of pretty cottages, in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The medieval history of the town is beautifully preserved,…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Private entrance
Hangers
Smoke alarm
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

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Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.

The market square is steeped in history and has two features which date back to the medieval period. At one end of the square there is the medieval cross which was erected to urge traders to carry out fair business under the eyes of God, and at the far end stand the town stocks which are found in the shadows of the old elm tree.

Originally known as Edwardstow or Stow St Edward after the town's patron saint Edward, the town's church is also named after him. The church is just 100 yards from the town square and is a lovely place for locals and tourists alike to get some peace from the bustling market square. The north door is guarded by two yew trees and is a focal point of the town.

Stow has traditional narrow alleyways, or "tures" as they were once known, which wind their way through the centre of the town. It is these same alleyways that were once used to channel the sheep to the fair.

Another point of interest in the town is the well in Well Lane which is now a Grade II Listed Building. As a result of the rather unique geology of the area, water held in the higher layers of the limestone bursts out of various fissures on the slopes and two do still work as wells now.

Food & Drink

Stow has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available:

The Queens Head Inn (www.donnington-brewery.com/the_queens_head_stow_on_the_wold): The Queens Head is a traditional town pub, owned by the local Donnington brewery. Here locals mix with tourists who are unsurprisingly attracted into this lovely old pub. Good traditional pub food and ale, in a great atmosphere;
The Sheep (www.thesheepstow.co.uk): A seasonal menu with pizzas being a major focus. There is a wood-fired oven in the restaurant, where you can watch your freshly made pizza cook;
The Talbot: Laid back drinking, eating and coffees in a traditional meeting place for the town slap bang in the Square. Sofas, original paintings, rickety old tables and chairs, with staff who are under the threat of death if they are not friendly!
White Hart (www.thewhitehartstow.com): A 'boutique' style Inn, which has recently been beautifully refurbished throughout. The Inn boasts two cosy bars, lots of open fires and an atmospheric dining room. Hearty food is served during the day, with finer dining in the evening. All food is sourced locally and prepared on the premises;
The Bell (www.thebellatstow.com): The Bell at Stow is the perfect country pub. Behind the ivy-clad façade lies a charming, stylish interior with the warmest of welcomes. A favourite with the locals, The Bell is open all day every day offering everything from a pint of well-kept cask ale through to a delicious three-course supper. Friday evenings are legendary for the Champagne Happy Hour at 5pm - grab a seat if you can as the weekend gets off to the perfect start!

Stow has a Tesco and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for special treats, there is a traditional butcher's shop and a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including:

Lambournes Butchers (www.lambournesbutchers.co.uk): A family owned, multi-award winning traditional butchers, renowned for locally-produced meat, poultry and game, sourced from hand-picked suppliers. Referring to the owner, the BBC's Adam Henson has observed that "what Bob doesn't know about sausages isn't worth knowing";
Cotswold Food Store and Café (www.cotswoldfoodstore.co.uk): The Cotswold Food Store and Café offers a huge variety of delicious local foods, ranging from locally sourced vegetables, meat, eggs and bread to charcuterie, hams and pates in its deli counter. The adjoining café offers freshly prepared meals by resident chef Sonya Kidney, along with home-made cakes, biscuits and light bites;
Hamptons Fine Foods (www.hamptons-hampers.co.uk): Hamptons offer a wide range of quality foods to discerning customers. The shelves are packed with exclusive and delicious fine foods that one would not normally find in the mass outlets. A veritable Aladdin's cave. Hamptons specialise in gourmet hampers which can be collected from their shop or delivered direct.
Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs…

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Hello – we are Character Cottages! A small, very friendly company, which is absolutely dedicated to one thing: providing amazing holiday cottages throughout the Cotswolds. We specialise in luxury and contemporary styled properties that sleep 2 to 16 guests, and our territory spans all 5 counties of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Cotswolds. We have over 120 fabulous homes for you to explore and enjoy, in beautiful villages throughout the area. We know all of our property owners very well, and we have visited every property, so you can be assured of accurate and reliable information. All of our staff are trained in everything “Cotswolds”, from the best local pubs, to good advice on local travel - just get in touch! If you would prefer to contact us directly, just search for “Character Cottages” and the name of the property you are most interested in. We are very friendly and we are here to help!
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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