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Masters House

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091209)

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean and comfortable stay in a lovely market town ."

    Excellent location for visiting the Cotswolds.

    AlanOct 2020

  • "This cottage is a perfect,with everything you could possibly need and a great base to visit the beautiful Cotswolds."

    It’s cosy and beautifully decorated. Stow has great coffee shops, pubs, restaurants. I would certainly love to stay again.

    CarolineSep 2020

  • "The house is just perfect, great location nice bottle of wine waiting for us and the beds were so comfy."

    RichJul 2020

  • "Very clean and well presented cottage in a perfect location if you want to be in the mix in Stow-on-the-Wold."

    Good response time from the host as well.

    JordanJul 2020

  • "Charming cottage, ideally located in the centre of Stow with lovely restaurants, bars and shops."

    The cottage is located on the high street so expect traffic noise.

    AnnmarieJan 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for our short break in the Cotswolds."

    From inception (booking online through character Cottages) to confirmation of booking and information sent to us, it was all very efficient! Thank you.

    JennyNov 2019

  • "Couldn't imagine better place to stay."

    Great location and very clean.

    TroyOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in the Cotswolds with thoughtful touches throughout."

    Great location and comfortable lodgings. Loved our visit!

    ElizabethSep 2019

  • "Overall, we would give a thumbs up on this property."

    The neighbors are delightful as well.

    SuziSep 2019

  • "What a great house for a relaxing few days!"

    Very easy and straightforward to book. Delicious breakfast at Hive cafe, delicious pint at The Porch House. Local butchers, cheese shop, toy shop, kitchen store and local cafe's - we thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you. Cake and wine - very thoughtful.

    Philip, Catherine And ArthurJul 2019

  • "Very nice place, very clean and perfectly located for the town centre"

    TomJun 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage, sparkling clean, cosy and lovely, and the location is so central and convenient."

    We had a brilliant time and would highly recommend this cottage.

    NadiaJun 2019

  • "We loved our stay at the Master House in Stow in a Wold."

    It was amazing and the house has everything we need. Perfect size house for us and an infant who liked to crawl around. Floors were clean for her to crawl around on, which we appreciated. All the amenities were great, loved the chocolate cake! The house is located city center which was perfect for walking around. We parked our car in the street behind the house as noted on their instructions. Heating, shower, tv all worked great. Beds were really comfy. They provided a nice high chair and cot for our infant. Amazing location would not hesitate staying again.

    LeonaMay 2019

  • "We stayed here with our two little boys and had everything we could possibly need."

    They provided a pack n play which was wonderful! We also had a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived that we ate right up. It was just the right spot for a young family and we loved our stay here.

    Charlene And JimMay 2019

  • "We loved your house, every detail."

    Thanks for the welcome exquisite cake and the wine. Our three days here were marvellous. Great Hostess!!

    Leila, Alicia And MarianaMay 2019

  • "Our 4th year staying at masters house and it delivered yet again this year as we knew it would."

    Beautiful property in a central location! Our home away from home!

    HannahApr 2019

  • "Masters House is a lovely place to stay."

    Everything is perfect there. We spent three days there and enjoy a homey time. Thanks for the wine and chocolate cake!

    ManApr 2019

  • "Staying in Stow with work - stone mason."

    I loved staying here. It is extremely comfortable and very pleasant. Luxurious! I felt pampered. Thank you very much for a great stay.

    GavinMar 2019

  • "Lovely house with all amenities, quiet but well located in the town."

    Philip And ArthurMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Very happy there was a Nespresso machine and the welcome cake and bottle of wine was much appreciated! It was lovely and warm when we arrived (which was a welcome relief from the cold rainy weather) and we felt very much at home. Beds super comfy. A little noisy in bedroom near main road but earplugs worked a treat. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage for a retreat in the Cotswolds.

    AnnaMar 2019

  • "Very nice house, very convenient for all Cotswolds."

    Warm and cosy, extremely comfortable beds. Thank you for cake and wine.

    HilaryMar 2019

  • "Fantastic location, nice welcoming touches."

    Highly recommend. Thanks for the Chocolate cake and Wine!

    JohnDec 2018

  • "We've had a lovely stay at Masters House."

    The cake and wine were very much appreciated. Lovely cottage in a great location. We had great days out at the Cotswold Farm Park and Stratford-on-Avon. We even saw a few snowflakes during our stay. We'd love to come back.

    The Jefferey FamilyOct 2018

  • "We had an amazing time at the Masters House!"

    Thank you so much for the wine and cake. There were so many little touches that made us feel at home! We loved Stow and found plenty of excellent places to eat and drink. We hope to return again! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    The Cole And Bond FamilyOct 2018

  • "A great place to stay in Stow-on-the-Wold!"

    We loved the space for our group of 4 plus a toddler. And the location was perfect for easy walking around town.

    MeaghanOct 2018

  • "The little cake left for us was so very much appreciated when we arrived."

    The cottage is perfect for four and it was very cosy on a very cold day. The kitchen was so well equipped and we ate in a couple of nights. Beds are comfy and warm. It’s a great location for walking the village. It is on a main road and it can be a little noisy for light sleepers in the front bedroom but not too intrusive.

    AnnemarieOct 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage."

    It's such a good place to explore the Cotswolds. Thank you for the cake, wine etc on our arrival. Have appreciated the decor and home comforts. A little bit of style always enhances a stay! Thanks again.

    Linda And RonSep 2018

  • "Great location, lovely decor, very cosy with all the required amenities."

    PaulSep 2018

  • "My family and I had a great stay at the property."

    Everything was as expected, super clean, well located and the host was very responsive. Nice touch on the welcome cake as well! Would not hesitate to recommend.

    AmitSep 2018

  • "Fantastic place in great location!"

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Thank you!

    Paul And GeraldineSep 2018

  • "Devi, Janet, Douglas and Jayne, Shropshire and Welsh Bordos Cycled around the beautiful Cotswold villages."

    Lovely village to stay with great eating places and very lovely shops. Fabulous well equipped cottage, very stylish and comfortable. Thanks for cake and wine and well stocked basics cupboard.

    Devi, Janet, Douglas And JayneSep 2018

  • "Our second visit to this lovely retreat."

    Great base for exploring the Cotswolds, with two young children. We can recommend the Cotswold farm park, Cotswold wildlife, Bourton-on-the-Water (for a paddle) and Blenheim palace (they have an adventure park also for the children). Lovely cosy home for some R&R. Thank you.

    Emily & PartyAug 2018

  • "We have absolutely lived staying at Masters House."

    So beautiful and welcoming. Thank you! We have enjoyed exploring Stow, with all its shops and alleyways and corners. I love the church doors with the trees growing into it. We really enjoyed seafood at The Old Butchers and Osteriainwold (round the corner) - both excellent. We visited Warwick Castle 45 mins away and Cotswold farm park 10 mins. Thank you also for the wine, milk and cake. Will definitely return.

    Mel And FamilyAug 2018

  • "We have had a wonderful stay in this very comfortable cottage - even though the heatwave chose to end this weekend!"

    Thank you for the cake and wine - much appreciated. A good location to see the Cotswolds.

    Alan, Margaret, Andrew And JuliaJul 2018

  • "Great location and lots of towns and areas to explore."

    WilliamJul 2018

  • "We picked Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds as our first base to work out of and it was absolutely perfect."

    The second perfect choice we made was staying at the Masters Cottage. Located right on Sheep Street and steps away from the central square of the small town the access to pubs and fantastic restaurants was easy. We look forward to returning.

    MarjorieJul 2018

  • "Thank you for an amazing stay!"

    The Cotswolds were amazing to travel around and the Masters Cottage was a perfect home base. We cannot wait to be back in Stow.

    Roberts FamilyJul 2018

  • "Masters Cottage - lovely place, ideally situated, well equipped."

    Thanks so much for the 'Welcome Pack' - all the cake and wine consumed. Visited local pubs etc, all good. Great touring base. Sad to leave, as weather continues to be glorious. Also, Maggie was very helpful when we had an issue with the TV.

    Judith And JedJun 2018

  • "I had the most wonderful Fergus time in your cute 16-17th century house."

    Me and my family had very nice walks in the quiet park and in the Lower and upper Slaughters. I hope my family and I come back here again soon.

    OliviaMay 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay in your gorgeous and quaint cottage."

    Thank you for the little toiletries, chocolate cake, milk, and bedroom slippers. They made all the difference! P.S. The Butcher's Restaurant down the road serves amazing seafood.

    Rose And FamilyMay 2018

  • "A fabulous weekend with fabulous fun company."

    We have enjoyed lovely meals especially The Kings Arms, Queens Head and White Hart. Gorgeous cosy cottage in perfect location for forgetting the car. Sure we will be back in the near future and would definitely recommend as a perfect base for a taste of the Cotswolds.

    Jacqueline And PartyApr 2018

  • "We booked to see a Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon and looked for somewhere to stay."

    We found the lovely Masters House! We were pleasantly surprised to find that this little cottage is even better than it looked online. Everything was perfect and Stow on the Wold is such a lovely friendly place. Thank you so much.

    Lynn And SophieApr 2018

  • "Thanks for a great stay!"

    Beautiful cottage to feel at home in. We had a great time!

    Geoff, Chris And JenApr 2018

  • "We completely enjoyed our time here and don't want to leave."

    You thought of every detail and it was nice staying here with our two young children.

    Rochelle And PartyMar 2018

  • "We loved our time at your house."

    You thought of everything we could possibly need. We all enjoyed the cake you left! Thank you and we hope to make it back someday!

    MarkMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Wonderful nice touches e.g. Wine in fridge and home baked cake. It was a very comfortable and homely place for us all to meet up and go for great walks. Stow has everything we needed. Many thanks.

    Sarah, Aubrey, Jim And KarenFeb 2018

  • "We had a brilliant stay over New Year in your beautiful cottage."

    This was a perfect cottage for our last minute break. Thank you.

    May And PartyJan 2018

  • "We had an amazing and relaxed Christmas in your beautiful cottage."

    It couldn't have been more perfect. The house has everything and more. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Stow is a perfect location and with the cottage so central everywhere was so easy to reach and we were able to walk off our Christmas lunch with a stroll through the countryside. Fantastic! Thank you. Happy New Year! Loved the Christmas Tree too!

    Madeleine, Maurice And ReeceDec 2017

  • "Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us."

    We had a wonderful pre-Christmas break and the snow made it very magical.

    James And RhodaDec 2017

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay here at Masters House."

    It is beautifully presented and in the perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds. The number of lovely pubs within walking distance was a plus! Would definitely come and stay again. Thank you.

    Aran And AlysonDec 2017

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage."

    The location was perfect for enjoying all that Stow has to offer. We have done lots of walking during our time here and it was so lovely to return to this lovely retreat at the end of the day. We can thoroughly recommend The Porch House. We dined there twice and the food was fabulous. Looking forward to being back soon.

    Steve And MandyDec 2017

  • "We had an amazing time at Masters House."

    So well equipped and so tastefully decorated. Thank you for the cake and wine. We will definitely be returning. Oh and the Christmas Tree was a lovely surprise. Perfect in every way, such amazing touches. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Thank you and will definitely return.

    Stew, Debbie, Andrew And PaulineDec 2017

  • "Everything is perfect."

    Chocolate cake is delicious. House is cosy and provided with everything we needed. Especially its cleanliness. Love it.

    TyroneOct 2017

  • "Beautiful country cottage in a stunning part of the Cotswolds slap bang in the centre of town couldn't have asked for more we had a wonderful weekend here."

    AishaSep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in the centre of Stow."

    The cottage had been fantastically renovated with a mix of old world charm and modern luxury. Was like a dream home away from home. We were left a very welcomed gift of arrival - home made cake and wine! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!!

    HannahAug 2017

  • "Stunning and set up with everything you need."

    Great location right in the centre of Stow and central to many other villages.

    AttilioJun 2017

  • "It was a great house with all modern facilities provided."

    The house is an excellent location to explore the Cotswolds in a beautiful town. James

    Apr 2017

  • "Loved everything about the cottage."

    Beautifully decorated and had all facilities. Great location in a wonderful Cotswold village. Fiona

    Apr 2017

  • "Better than home from home!"

    ! Really comfortable place to stay, very thoughtful finishing touches and everything you could need to have a relaxing holiday. Wholly recommend. Christine Campbell

    Nov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage very welcoming."

    All you need and more. Had a fabulous weekend. Anthony

    Oct 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 in the heart of the famous market town Stow-on-the-Wold, is this lovingly refurbished cottage, set across two floors which sleeps four guests.

Once an antiques shop, the traditional features and character have been retained including wooden beams, wooden flooring and Cotswold stone courtyard.

Masters House is the perfect retreat for friends, a family, or a couple who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

Accessed via Sheep Street, the front door opens into the ground floor sitting area, which is cosy and stylishly decorated.

Take a seat on window seat and read a book, or play fun games with your family.

The sitting room leads through to the dining area where you will find large wooden farmhouse table which comfortably seats four guests.

Marvel at the well-presented fully-equipped kitchen which leads you onto the secluded courtyard at the rear of the cottage.

The flagstone paving and Cotswold walls, together with a seating area for four, makes for an idyllic spot for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room on the ground-floor to the first-floor landing and here you will find two spacious and homely bedrooms and the family bathroom; after a long day of exploring the Cotswolds, the master bedroom gives a warming solace providing a peaceful spot to lay your head on the double bed.

In the morning, draw the curtains and overlook Sheep Street below, and head to the en-suite shower room to take advantage of the walk-in shower.

The well-presented second bedroom is idyllically nestled under the intimate setting of the eaves, providing a peaceful spot to rest your eyes ahead of a new day where you can take full advantage of the spacious king-size bed.

The family bathroom is bright and airy; pour bubbles into the bath and have a well-deserved enjoyable soak to start your day off on the right foot.

In the pretty, historic market town, just a short walk from your doorstep, you will find an array of local amenities including pubs, restaurants, cafes and independent shops.

Brush up on the towns history by visiting St Edward’s Parish church which is among one of the 98 Grade l listed buildings in the Cotswolds.

Being one of the highest of the Cotswold towns there are plenty of scenic walking and cycling routes in and around Stow, with spectacular rural views.

Further afield you could take a visit to Bourton-on-the-Water which is famed for its honey-coloured stone architecture and idyllic village scenes.

Known as “the Venice of Cotswolds”, this stunning village is well worth a visit during your trip.

With all its delights and the beautiful Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty at your doorstep, Masters House is the perfect choice for a holiday to remember.





  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room, walk-in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven with four-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Freeview TV with Blu-ray DVD and Netflix subscription, telephone, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On-street parking
  • Secluded courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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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: The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October, this is a traditional fair for people to meet up and trade which dates back to 1476 when its Charter was granted; Stow is very busy for a day or two before and after each fair, and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants are closed.

Note: An honesty box is provided with the telephone for the cost of calls made.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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