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Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe

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The light and spacious living room, with a Jotul log burner
Comfortable seating and lovely Cotswolds character
One of Stow's many traditional pubs
1 of 33The light and spacious living room, with a Jotul log burner
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to Steps Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. As well as having instant access to all Stow's pubs, restaurants and shops, Steps Cottage also has the rare benefit in Stow of a large, enclosed garden, which gets the sun all day, and garage parking for two cars, plus bikes. Stow itself is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Cotswold countryside and numerous local attractions. The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been lovingly decorated and furnished, with many character features,...Welcome to Steps Cottage, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. As well as having instant access to all Stow's pubs, restaurants and shops, Steps Cottage also has the rare benefit in Stow of a large, enclosed garden, which gets the sun all day, and garage parking for two cars, plus bikes. Stow itself is perfectly located for exploring the stunning Cotswold countryside and numerous local attractions. The cottage is built from traditional Cotswold stone and has been lovingly decorated and furnished, with many character features, including wooden beams, exposed stone walls and a Jotul wood burning stove in the living room. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and BT Vision TV. The accommodation at Steps Cottage is split between the main house and an annexe at the end of the garden, known as 'The Bolt Hole'. The Bolt Hole contains a bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, a living room/2nd bedroom and a tea point. Steps Cottage sleeps a maximum of ten people, in three bedrooms (one of which is in the Bolt Hole) and two additional sleeping spaces (see Key Features). There is a family bathroom in the main house and en-suite bathroom in the Bolt Hole. Garage parking is available for two cars, plus bikes, with further free parking available locally. The cottage is perfect for a large family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a character property in the heart of a beautiful market town. House Rules Occupancy Steps Cottage, together with the Bolt Hole, can sleep up to ten guests, however, if your party size is greater than six, you should ensure that you are happy that the living accommodation is appropriately laid out and large enough for your requirements. The dining table can seat up to ten guests, however, we do not consider that the living room is large enough to seat more than six adults comfortably. Additional living space is available in the conservatory, next to the living room, and in the Bolt Hole. Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants. Security deposits Security deposits are not required at Steps Cottage (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions). Pets No pets of any kind, including birds, are accepted at Steps Cottage. Bed sizes and configurations The bed configuration options are as follows: Main House: Bedroom 1: Super king size bed or 2 x single beds Master bedroom: King size bed Landing space: 2 x 75cm wide single beds which can be made up upon request Bolt Hole: Bedroom 3: Super king size bed or 2 x single beds Living room: 2 x single sofa beds Fuel and logs Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used). Parking Steps Cottage has a large double garage, with space for two cars. Additional on-street parking is available immediately outside the garage for one small car, and further free parking is available close to the cottage. Housekeeping Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request. Child friendly facilities Two travel cots (without linen), two Tripp Trapp chairs (without baby attachments or child harnesses) and a safety gate are provided. Initial consumables A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay. Access to the Bolt Hole is via external wooden steps, which could be slippery when wet.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The House Rules of the property are listed as part of the Property Overview above. Please ensure you read these as they form part of the contractual Booking Conditions.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Manager
Character Cottage Holidays Limited
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Spotlessly clean and everything works. The location is ideal. A few minutes walk to the main square, and 5 minutes walk to a medium sized Tesco. Night time was actually very quiet. The garage is nice bonus, but due to the main road, and slightly...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Michael_East_Sussex
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Thank you Michael_East_Sussex for your lovely review of Steps Cottage. We are delighted that you found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and in a good location. We hope you will be back to stay again soon!

Reviewed 4 May 2019

We loved staying at Steps Cottage - enough room for 3 families (including 5 children) to all be comfortable. The best part - the garden! We also loved the beautiful public field just across the main road (off talbot square) but sadly only discovered it...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Polly6279
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation of Steps Cottage. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed the beautiful garden and surrounding area. We hope that you will be back to visit again soon!

Reviewed 14 March 2019

A beautiful house right in the heart of Stow on the Wold with all the character you would hope for in an old house, yet warm clean and welcoming. We had a lovely birthday weekend here.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Rob E
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Steps Cottage is a beautiful, end of terrace cottage and Cotswold stone annexe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Thank you for your great review Rob! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday weekend at Steps Cottage (Happy Birthday!) and that you loved the location and welcoming feel of the cottage. We do hope that you can visit again soon!

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The Steps Cottages was perfection. After our 3 night stay our kids were begging to move into the cottage, no one wanted to leave. Amazing.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank gregfromsydney1
Management response:Responded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of Steps Cottage, Greg. We're so pleased that you all had a lovely stay at the Cottage and we hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Hottest mayday bank hol on record. Cotswolds roads a predictable nightmare-so very pleased to have this oasis of calm a minutes walk from the great eating and drinking in the centre of beautiful Stow. We were five adults and 5kids and it worked well for...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 959robm
Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your delightful review of Steps Cottage, Rob. We're pleased to hear that you had a great stay in the Cotswolds. We hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We booked as a group of cyclists on tour. The carrot cake and cava on arrival was greatly appreciated after a first day of very wet cycling! Even better, was the wood burner ready to light....Numerous washing machines and tumble dryers meant we were ready...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank 877heatherj
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great cottage, was spacious although lounge was quite small if cottage was full with 10/12 people. Very welcoming and cosy. The location is perfect being on the square of the main town. Walking distance of pubs, supermarket, church and other shops. Perfect for families or...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank hurst53
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Pleasant stay at the cottage. Very good location. The sun room gives us a wonderful view of the beautiful garden. Loved the nice smelling roses and flowers. The bolt hole is a comfortable place to play with your family. Would definitely recommend. - from my...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank 814genevievey
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Nine of us stayed for a weekend having usually booked into B&B's whilst attending an annual conference. The cottage proved to be a great success for all and cheaper than booking into B&B or hotel accommodation in the area. The complimentary cake and wine was...More

Date of stay: February 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Stayed at Steps Cottage for 4 nights with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. The cottage and the 'Bolthole' were spotlessly clean and well presented, with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable holiday. The bedrooms were good (I was glad to see a...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Carol I
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
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.
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The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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