Set in the heart of Stow on the Wold, Benfield is a charming Cotswolds cottage.
Bedecked with Virginia Creeper, Benfield is a beautiful period townhouse which offers spacious accommodation spread across three (wonky!) floors, where the owner has created a stylish holiday home yet ensured that all the classic Cotswolds 19th Century features are retained, making it a truly attractive place to stay.
A large open fire, an Aga, beams, flagstone floors, oak beam all create a cosy feel, while modern facilities, luxury beds and bathrooms ensure that this offers high quality self catering accommodation.
An enclosed courtyard sits in the middle of the building, bringing light to the kitchen and diner - heavenly!
The ground floor is open plan with all rooms interconnecting while upstairs are four beautiful, luxury bedrooms*, almost French in style with two bathrooms.
Impossibly cute and homely, we fell in love with this cottage when we visited - and with everything in Stow no more than a stroll away, you really can park the car and not use it again until you leave!
Over three floors.
Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor master bedroom with double bed,
1 x first floor twin,
1 x second floor double bedroom.
Ground floor cloakroom with WC.
First floor bathroom with slipper bath, handheld shower, washbasin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, washbasin and WC.
Kitchen/dining area. Living room.
Conservatory with day bed.
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.
Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £200.
Note: Benfield is located on Sheep Street which runs through the heart of Stow on the Wold; some guests may be aware of the traffic noise, which is to be expected in a bustling market town.
Note: Second floor double bed can only be accessed from one side.
Note: One small Pet welcome. Please note pet not allowed on any soft furnishings or upstairs.