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Headford Cottage

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091162)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, well equipped and close to amenities"

    PatriciaJun 2021

  • "Really loved this cottage- we've stayed in a few in Stow now and this was the best because it was warm and homely."

    Thanks for the Christmas decorations- that made the our weekend nice and festive too!

    ClaireDec 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a superb location!"

    KathOct 2019

  • "This property is wonderfully appointed and to a high standard."

    Our guests were very impressed also. From here we explored the Cotswold region around Stow on the Wold. Although a short walk to the village the location was very quiet for sleeping. We would recommend this cottage and stay here again!

    JenniferAug 2019

  • "Second visit to this beautiful cottage can’t wait to go back again."

    ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location. Great place to relax.

    AnnMay 2019

  • "It was a wonderful cottage."

    Lots of peace and quiet, even though it was only 5 mins from the centre of Stow. The Owners kindly provided a concise book of instructions on how to use the appliances, including the TV, Sky and the DVD player - the best I've ever seen! There were lots of details on places to visit, and places to eat. Would recommend staying there, and hope to be back in a couple of years.

    GaynorApr 2019

  • "We were a family of 4 adults, a newborn and a three year old and Headford Cottage was so well equipped for all ages that we did not want for anything!"

    The village of Stow has lots to offer including some lovely pubs and restaurants so we were well entertained the whole week. There are also some lovely nearby villages and castles well worth visiting.

    AnneSep 2018

  • "Very very pleased with the cottage, close to the centre without being busy and noisy."

    Car parking and outside space a bonus.

    MarieAug 2018

  • "Very well presented and equipped property."

    Location was excellent just a short walk to some excellent pubs with good food and drink. Highly recommend this property to anyone.

    PaulAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet location just a few minutes walk from the centre of Stow."

    Can’t wait to return.

    ElizabethJul 2018

  • "Perfect location to hike, take day trips & explore."

    Cottage was more than we could have asked for! Very clean, welcoming & all the comforts of home. Will definitely recommend to family & friends.

    MarylynnMay 2018

  • "Wonderful—clean, well equipped, light, warm."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    DougApr 2018

  • "Stylish modern and comfortable property equipped with everything we needed and more."

    Only a couple of minutes walk from the center of Stow but still very quiet quiet and peaceful. A great place to stay to explore the surrounding area.

    TraceyApr 2018

  • "Well presented cottage, appreciated the welcome pack and the comprehensive information pack by the owners."

    AnitaMar 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Loved how the owner popped across to fill the bird feeder and we managed to have a quick chat. The little added extras were so thoughtful.

    MaryFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped, great setting in the centre of town."

    FionaJan 2018

  • "A very nicely appointed Cottage - everything of a very high standard."

    MartinJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with full amenities."

    Central location made it ideal walking into Stow for dinner in the evenings. Comfortable and furnished to a high standard throughout. Thoroughly recommend.

    HopeJul 2017

  • "We had a fabulous weekend at the cottage and it provided for all our needs."

    A delightful cottage in a delightful location. Thank you very much. Richard Moon

    Jun 2017

  • "A very welcoming and a lot of thought has gone into the cottage."

    It has everything that you wish and in a beautiful part of England. We were able to visit near and far, near in the short walk into the village and far 10 minutes to country homes and gardens. A great two-week holiday, thanks.

    JohnJun 2017

  • "We found the cottage an excellent choice."

    Ideally suited to our requirements. Good quality all round. We would definitely recommend this to anyone, and would stay there again. Thomas

    Apr 2017

  • "Headford Cottage is quietly located yet within 5 minutes' walk of the shops, pubs and restaurants."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped - everything of good quality. A real gem and we hope to come back. Julie

    Oct 2016

  • "Stunning cottage with everything we needed."

    Would highly recommend it and stay there again. A lovely welcome pack was left on our arrival and lovely soaps in the bathrooms. Bernice

    Aug 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well thought out and extremely well equipped which made our stay easy and comfortable."

    Cotswold Wildlife Park was amazing too! Great location, thanks very much – had a wonderful time. – The Naylor family, Hertfordshire

    May 2016

  • "Excellent property – perfect location to the shops and restaurants."

    Very homely with plenty of space to relax. We were very happy with our stay and we look forward to coming back. – The Rand family, Surrey, .

    May 2016

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Headford Cottage."

    ...wish it had been longer....must come back! Wonderful cottage and great location. Lovely to be able to walk to the shops and restaurants. The Cottage is a real home from home. You have thought of everything so thank you for letting us stay. We’ll be back. – The Landry family, Carmarthenshire, .

    May 2016

  • "Brilliant – thank you very much for a beautifully prepared cottage!"

    Enjoyed our weekend making the most of the views, brews and loos in the locals! Don’t change a thing. – The Brooks family, Surrey, .

    May 2016

  • "Cottage was lovely – everything you could possibly need was here."

    Lovely village and central to the Cotswolds. Great pub food and lovely individual shops. Would certainly return. – Allaway & MacKenzie families, Kent, .

    Apr 2016

  • "Headford Cottage is a lovely and well equipped cottage as well as being ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds."

    We were very happy with out stay and would thoroughly recommend it. – The Atkinson family, Perthshire, .

    Apr 2016

  • "We have had a fantastic, relaxing break at Headford Cottage."

    Great quiet location and so close to the shops/pubs. The cottage is homely and comfortable, very clean and the fittings/furnishings are great and of a high standard. Thank you for letting us stay! – The Churm party, Shropshire, .

    Apr 2016

  • "A lovely cottage and a very relaxing break."

    Great to be able to walk to pubs and restaurants. Fortunate to have good weather so able to explore surrounding countryside. ,The Hill family, Hampshire, .

    Mar 2016

  • "We greatly enjoyed our stay in your cottage, which felt like home to us."

    Tastefully furnished, very comfortable and cosy. - Miss Torres Canto, London, .

    Mar 2016

  • "We had a lovely Easter break at Headford Cottage!"

    The town is beautiful and it’s so nice to be able to walk to the pubs and shops but still have the gorgeous country view you get from the cottage. The Sunday roast at The Bell is fantastic and we also enjoyed a curry from the Prince of India. The children loved the animals at Cotswold Farm Park, and we were lucky to have nice weather to enjoy the outdoor space. Thanks so much for a lovely holiday. - The Wilkins family, Hampshire, .

    Mar 2016

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed in – beautifully furnished, well equipped, very clean and an excellent quiet location despite being just a short walk from the town centre."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had a very comfortable stay and didn’t want to leave. - The Hayes family, Ireland, .

    Feb 2016

  • "Thank you for a fabulous break."

    You’ve got a lovely cottage in a brilliant location, no need to get in the car to go out in the evening if you don’t want to which is an extra bonus! We’ll be back! - The Baker family, Berkshire, .

    Feb 2016

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Situated on a private cul-de-sac just moments from the heart of the ancient market town of Stow-on-the-Wold rests this charming property, Headford Cottage.

The cottage has been finished and furnished to a warming contemporary style and provides a lovely home-from-home for families or romantic retreat for a couple.

Benefitting from parking for two cars in the driveway you can arrive at the cottage and unload your luggage right at the door.

As you enter the property you are welcomed by a large entrance hall and convenient cloakroom to your left where you can kick off your boots and step into the living/dining area which runs the full width of the cottage and has a gas stove-effect fire and lovely French doors opening out to the back enclosed and private back garden.

When the weather permits, you can enjoy your dinner al fresco style at the outdoor seating area.

The large kitchen comes fully-equipped so look forward to making delicious home-cooked meals whilst enjoying a glass of wine.

Choose from one of the three bedrooms on the first floor to lay your head after a long day in Stow, all of which are neatly decorated and well-arranged; the master contains a king-size bed and benefits from an en-suite shower room to enjoy an invigorating rinse down and the two other bedrooms have double beds.

The shower room finishes off the first-floor nicely and has a large walk-in shower.

You will find plenty of amenities just a short walk from your door step, including tea rooms, individual shops, pubs, restaurants and art galleries.

If you want to discover the history of Stow, take a walk around the market square, where you will find the town stock at one end which dates back to the 15th Century and is shaded by an old Elm Tree and at the opposite end, you will find the ancient Market Cross, originally erected as a symbolic reminder to traders of the times to deal honestly and fairly.

St Edward’s Parish Church is known for its enchanting looking tree surrounding the doorway and it is here you will find a memorial of those who fought in the last Civil War.

At nearly 800ft, Stow is the highest of the Cotswold towns, located on the Roman Fosse Way and has many scenic walking and cycle route to explore, arrange a tour with Cotswold Walks & Hikes & Bikes, which is just a short car journey from Stow.

Bourton-on-the-Water has a fantastic miniature replica of the Cotswold-stone village at The Model Village and many stores offering refreshments afterwards!

Take a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens for the day, or take a tour at Undiscovered Cotswolds.

If you want to enjoy the scenic spots that The Cotswolds have to offer, arrange a tour with Cotswold Walks & Hikes & Bikes, just a short car journey from Headford Cottage.

A holiday spent at Headford Cottage is one to remember!





  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Shower room with large walk-in shower, two basins and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with gas stove-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with gas stove-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs
  • Blu-ray DVD, 2 x radio with iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio and gravel garden with furniture and parasol
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

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.

Region Information

Note: No Sunday turnaround.

Note: The second-floor rooms are locked and not available for guest use.

Note: No stag/hen or similar.

Note: The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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