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Flagstone Cottage

(Ref. 1104418)

Upper Swell near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "A real gem!"

    Fabulous cottage for two, spacious and well equipped/furnished. Perfectly located for exploring all the main sites in the area. The terrace at the back of the cottage looks out over the paddocks, is very private and perfect for relaxing. This is one of the best 2 person cottages I have ever stayed at.

    It was lovely having you both as guests here at Flagstone. You sapped up much of what the Cotswolds has to offer and enjoyed that to the full. Thank you for your very generous comments and I truly appreciate that. Perfect guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Charming cottage for 2 in beautiful countryside a couple of miles outside of Stow."

    Host Charles greeted us upon arrival, very nice gentleman, & Saphie, who is lovely & helpful, put up with my silly questions & looked after us during our stay. Cottage is set out very well, is properly equipped & looks out over sheep & horse paddocks. Only thing we would add would be a full length mirror maybe inside the wardrobe door. We enjoyed going to see Nina, the horse currently in the paddock outside, she was very friendly, especially when you took her an apple or 2. It is nice just wandering around the fields outside the cottage or there are plenty of walks in the area, my favourite being to Donnington Brewery about 2 miles away

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. Point taken about a full length mirror. Good suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "The ownner was in every way kind."

    The. location beautiful and praceful. The cottage fresh, clean and a pleaure to be in

    It is, as ever, so nice to welcome my lovely tenants to Flagstone Cottage and you were both a delight to have here and enjoy some peace with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our second visit to Flagstone Cottage, just as enjoyable as the first."

    Every thing about it was perfect, good central location for all Cotswold attractions. Nicely presented and spotlessly clean. Charles was the perfect host. We will return again. John & Marion Elwood

    It was special seeing you back again for your second visit to Flagstone Cottage and it was a pleasure to have you both. Thank you for leaving it all just as you found it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ideally located for the north Cotswolds, a nicely appointed, very comfortable cottage, and Charles is an excellent host."

    Superb holiday, will be returning.

    It was lovely to see you both here at Flagstone Cottage and delighted that you enjoyed coming here. Perhaps we might see you again here in the near future and thank you for your generous feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable, well appointed property and ideally located."

    The host Charles was very accommodating and very personable. To enhance the property to excellent status I would like to recommend the following; 1. The purchase of a washing up bowl as this would save a lot of water. 2. The purchase of a pair of tongs, especially when grilling bacon! 3. The purchase of a pastry brush! The only concern I had was the booking in time at 1800hrs which is far from ideal especially when travelling a long distance and requiring time to prepare dinner. All the properties my wife and I have booked over many years previously have had a booking in time of 1600hrs.

    It was our pleasure in having you come to Flagstone House and so delighted that enjoyed a nice break. Thank you for the kitchen paraphernalia tips which will be provided henceforth.The 1800hrs changeover is only due to staffing availabity Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Flagstone Cottage."

    The cottage is in a quiet location and it's well-equipped, clean and fresh. It was lovely to sit outside on a sunny day and take in the beautiful scenery. It's within half an hour of everywhere you might want to go - Bourton-on-the-Water is only 10 minutes away and even Blenheim Palace is only a half an hour journey. If you want a relaxing week away in peaceful tranquillity with all the facilities you might need, you have to visit!

    It was a great pleasure to have you both here. Your enthusiasm to enjoy your break here was self-evident and thank for coming to Flagstone Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property and the location are perfect."

    What a rare and lovely find. The owner Charles is lovely and so accommodating as well as non intrusive. What a wonderful place and we would love to return. The horses were a bonus too!

    It was really lovely to have you both here and for leaving everything so beautifully clean and tidy too. I am lucky to have such wonderful tenants. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a enjoyable stay in Flagstone Cottage which was very comfortable, clean and well presented."

    Charles, the owner was always on hand and helpful and friendly. He made us feel very welcome.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and were made to feel welcome. We hope you will visit again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7May 2023

  • "Beautifully furnished cottage, ideally situated to visit so many places in the Cotswolds."

    Everything was provided for a comfortable stay & Charles the owner even provided us with an extension lead to enable me to dry my hair in the bathroom mirror. Maybe a mirror in the bedroom would be a good idea for the future, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your tip about the mirror .Done. Very nice to have you here and do come again when visiting the Cotswolds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Flagstone Cottage is a little gem - hidden away in the depths of peaceful countryside and yet not too far from the amenities of Stow-on-the-Wold and many other places to visit."

    Charles was a very thoughtful and helpful host. The property was ideally furnished and very quiet. Would heartily recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful, welcoming retreat. Many thanks.

    It was our great pleasure to have you here at Flagstone Cottage and delighted that in spite of the blustery weather that week you found lovely country walks and new things and places to discover. Thank you too for leaving the Cottage just as you found it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everything about this cottage was excellent."

    It is in a beautiful country location but not far from all the Cotswold attractions. John & Marion Elwood

    It is always a great pleasure having lovely guests such as yourselves. You left the cottage looking spick’n span so thank you so much for your pride in looking to it as you found it. Come again if choosing a Cotswold stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was extremely comfortable with every facility provided."

    Would highly recommend it. We had a brilliant holiday with great weather too.

    Thank you for highly recommending Flagstone Cottage. We enjoyed having you both here and hope that you will consider coming here again if you choose the Cotswolds for another break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a little gem of a cottage."

    Although quite unassuming from the rear, when through the back door we were delighted to find a beautifully decorated and equipped hideaway. Quiet and rural with glorious views over sheep and paddocks. We had a lovely holiday and definitely intend to return.

    That is a lovely feedback and thank you so much for coming here to Flagstone Cottage. You are most welcome back here anytime when visiting the Cotswolds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property finished to a very high standard."

    Warm welcome from the owners who live on site. Relaxing countryside views from the rear of the property. Easy access to typical Cotswold villages ( Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, Bourton on the Water to name a few). For those with National Trust membership there are several places nearby - Snowshill, Hidcote Manor, Chastleton House and a few others, all well worth a visit.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback, and helpful recommendations. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Flagstone Cottage, and managed to make the most of your time in the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G5.0Jun 2022

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  • 1 bedrooms: 1 x King Size Bed, 1 bedrooms have en-suite
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Hand Basin, Shower, Wc.
  • 1 x Living Kitchen Dining
  • 1 x Utilities
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note this property only allows Friday changeovers
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles

The property

Stow-on-the-Wold 2.4 miles.

Flagstone Cottage is a superbly presented cottage resting in the grounds of the owner's home in the rural village of Upper Swell, just a few miles from the amenities of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Enjoying a peaceful location surrounded by fields, Flagstone Cottage is a romantic bolthole for two, providing easy access to the delights of the Cotswolds.

The open-plan living space boasts a light and airy feel, comprised of a sofa and armchair positioned in front of the woodburning stove and TV, so you can catch up on your favourite TV shows after a long day.

Dust off those cooking books and rustle up a home-cooked meal in the kitchen, utilising the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even the dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when washing up!

When the sun is shining, take a seat at the patio furniture and relish your peaceful surroundings, contemplating which Cotswold attraction you’ll discover next.

As the night rolls in, venture to the bedroom to catch some shut eye, offering a sumptuous king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with choice of bath and shower over.

Awaken with a cup of tea and breakfast and then later take a short drive to the Golden Ball pub for a refreshing pint and meal.

The surrounding area is a real paradise, offering miles of beautiful walking and cycling routes, along with scenic estates and gardens including the 1700, award-winning Bourton House Garden.

Stow-on-the-Wold is ideally positioned for those keen to learn about the history of the Cotswolds; visit the Neolithic burial remains of Belas Knap Long Barrow, the 13th-century Hailes Abbey, or Chastleton House, which has lovely grounds.

Alternatively, head to the town of Stratford-upon-Avon and discover the home of Shakespeare, as well as a wealth of independent shops and eateries.

If exploration takes you further afield then the bustling city of Gloucester is worth visiting, while the spa town of Cheltenham promises to be adventure if you visit in race week!

Flagstone Cottage is a splendid escape to Gloucestershire, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

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Please note - this property only accepts Friday to Friday changeovers.
Please be aware - this property requires a Good House-keeping Bond of £100.00.
Sorry - no pets.
Whilst infants are welcome at the property, the owner does not provide a cot or highchair.
Please note - we do our best to accomodate an early check-in during the winter period. Whilst this is not always possible, we ask that you phone or email the day before your arrival to check if this can be brought forward for your stay.