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The Old School House

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988716)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property with lots of nice touches."

    Very clean and comfortable. Would recommend.

    We are thrilled to hear that you would recommend the property, thank you kindly for leaving a review and we look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2022

  • "Very well maintained and equiped property, in a quiet area but only a few minutes walk from the centre of Stow, with an abundance of places to eat / drink."

    Added advantage of own parking space outside the door. Stow is a great location to be able to visit other local villages.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed the location of the property being within walking distance of many eateries and public houses. With best wishes Manor Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a great location within the town."

    It’s easy walking distance to the shops, pubs and restaurants Parking and a small garden is an added extra bonus The house is spacious for two people and a dog. The bed is really comfy and quality bedlinen is really appreciated. Thankyou for a great holiday we’ll definitely return.

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Old School House. It's great that you took advantage of the garden and that your dog had plenty of space to relax as well! We hope to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2022

  • "We had a truly relaxing break thanks to the well thought out extras included within the property - everything that we needed was there."

    The proprietor made contact prior to our visit to touch base and reassure us that we could get in touch if need be. The listing was just as described - a really roomy, comfy space for a couple to spend time in. The location is perfect for exploring the Cotswolds, whether by foot, bus or car. Our first visit but we will definitely return.

    Thank you so much for providing us with such lovely feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Old School House. We would love to welcome you back any time in the future and thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2022

  • "Great location, great comfort, and house amenities."

    And great communication with the owner, which I found a great little touch..

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2021

  • "School House was a beautiful appartment in the centre of the village within walking distance of pubs shops etc."

    Very clean and well equipped. Owner very caring made contact before visit to ensure things ran smoothly. Slight problem with fire alarm it was sorted within the hour. Tea milk and biscuits supplied on arrival- lovely gesture. Only problems is access to bathroom is low- we were warned about this before visit so cant complain- need to duck when you need a bath. Despite this would go again. We had a lovely holiday and would go to this property again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DorotheaOct 2021

  • "Accommodation was very comfortable and had everything you would need, walking to all the amenities of stow on the wold"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay inside and outside, looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KenAug 2021

  • "Both my husband and I had a lovely week at the old school house, it’s location within Stow is great, off the main Rd, near the town centre and with parking."

    The house has this big window which gives the view of open skies and the rooms are the perfect change from what you might have at home. Yes we and our 2 well behaved cockers enjoyed a peaceful but active week. There’s no doubt we will be back.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you and you cockers enjoyed your stay inside and out, looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "Lovely place, Tony was very welcoming and helpful from afar as he could not meet us due to Covid."

    Good base of operations to visit the surrounding areas. Really comfy bed and lovely open plan area downstairs. Would definitely visit again. Stow is a lovely village with friendly people.

    Thank you for your comments, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and it's a lovely spot to enjoy the Cotswolds from. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the old school house."

    The owner has thought of every eventuality, would highly recommend. There is no gate on the property so its worth knowing in advance if you are taking your dog.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you bringing to our attention the matter of the gate. We can now update the property description for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "The Old School House was a great location and had all the facilities we needed for a weeks vacation."

    Well laid out with lots of little touches such as tea coffee making facilities with a fully equipped kitchen. Nice garden area to sit out in also. Had a call prior to arrival from the owner Tony and a text on arrival to ensure our journey had gone smoothly and to check that we were happy with everything on arrival. Would definitely recommend this cottage and a great location within Stowe on the Wold and local pubs and restaurants all of which were excellent.

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback on The Old School House. We are pleased to hear you had such a lovely time. We agree, the property and location is just perfect. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "We loved the Old School House, perfect location, with private parking, for everything in Stow-on-the-Wold and for exploring the Cotswolds as we did."

    Thanks for the comments.. so pleased you had a great stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoyOct 2020

  • "A very good location for getting around to other towns and attractions in the area."

    A lovely cottage, in a great location, within walking distance of the town and there's plenty of nice pub/restaurants, tea rooms and take-aways in Stow. Also there's a Tesco a short drive away with a hot deli, if you don't want to cook or eat out. Had a really lovely stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "Second stay for us at The Old School House in Stow, and same as the first stay."

    .....fantastic! Lovely house, clean and tidy and everything to hand. As for the Cotswolds, absolutely gorgeous part of the country. Thank you again Sykes and to the owner for a lovely holiday for me and my wife, thoroughly enjoyed our stay once again.

    We are glad you enjoyed your second stay as much as the first and we would love for you to return in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "Good location in the town, handy for pubs, restaurants and takeaways."

    Very well equipped and even supplies of tea, coffee,milk and condiments. The description says that here is only a hand held shower due to the design of the bathroom. That's understandable but the shower didn't work very well and the hot water from the shower wasn't very reliable. It proved a bit difficult to draw the curtains which were heavy and lined, so draw cords or other devices to close and open them would have been very handy; the same is true of the higher windows which had to stay either open or closed. Overall though, lovely accommodation which we would strongly recommend to anyone.

    Many thanks for your feedback which is very much appreciated. There is a 24/7 telephone number provided for all our guests staying at this property in case of any issues. If such issues are brought to our attention this will enable us to deal with them promptly to ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable stay at all times. Our maintenance has now checked the hot water supply and found everything to be working perfectly. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "We loved The Old School House."

    It’s on a lovely road and having a parking space in Stow on the Wold is a definite bonus as parking in the car park and on the street can get full quickly during peak times. You’re in the heart of Stow on the Wold and the location couldn’t get any better. Quick to get to the pubs and shops but quiet for the evening. The garden is lovely and gets the sun late into the day. The cottage itself is wonderful. We really liked having the tea, coffee and milk ready for us when we arrived. The cottage was spotlessly clean and we won’t hesitate to stay again. We had a fabulous holiday with our puppy.

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope we may welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexanderAug 2020

  • "We booked here for christmas and arrived to find it all festively done up inside,even gifts left under the tree for us."

    It is very comfortably furnished and plenty of everything you need all furnishing pots pans plates etc all good quality.Close to the town to be able to walk,lovely coffee shops cafes restaurants and hotels,something for everyone.Would highly recommend and will defiantly be going back again

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "Older people may struggle to get in and out of the bath."

    Everything else was good it's a well equipped cottage and well situated for the centre of the village and all pubs ,restaurants and shops

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "Everything was perfect at The Old School House apart from the lack of a proper shower."

    There was an attachment on the taps but the water was either very hot or very cold . This was my only reservation re returning to this place which is a shame as the location was perfect and every was in walking distance.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "In a perfect world a shower and dishwasher would have been useful , however it’s a great place in ideal spot for exploring the Cotswolds and Stow has some great pubs and restaurants and most are dog friendly !"


    Reviewed by LeslieJul 2019

  • "Thank you Sykes, my wife and I had a fantastic week staying at The old school house."

    It's location is ideal to reach the town centre, no more than a 5 minute walk, but also in a very quiet location, perfect! The house itself was clean, bright, spacious and everything to make it a home from home experience was included, also the bed was extremely comfortable. Can't recomend this place or Sykes holidays enough, fantastic. 10/10

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "Very impressed with the layout of the cottage and also the very handy positioning to the town."

    Reviewed by ClementMay 2019

  • "Would be useful to have a shower and dishwasher rather than washing machine"

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2019

  • "Very happy with our week in The Old School House, lovely place"

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage for 2 right in the centre of Stow and with the added benefit of parking."

    Very comfortable bed in the mezzanine area. Downstairs was a well equipped kitchen, seating area and table and chairs. Also a handy downstairs loo. Only real issue we had was the lack of a shower in the bathroom. Would be perfect if there was one. The cottage was cold the day we arrived. Shame the heating hadn't been put on before we got there. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2018

  • "The property is in a great location, 5 mins walk from village square, inside is cosy clean with a well equipped kitchen."

    It's a nice gesture to have basics such as tea/coffee, oil, salt/pepper provided. The bed was very comfortable and bedding and towels lovely and soft. I would certainly stay here again and will recommend highly.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2018

  • "Property offers excellent facilities and is situated in a pleasant area close to the Town Centre."

    Mrs Beaumont

  • "We were very lucky with the weather and the cottage was fantastically located."

    It is a lovely, light and airy place.

    Ms D

  • "The cottage was lovely; clean, stocked with tea, coffee and milk, warm and it was in a great location."

    Ms Newman

  • "Everything was perfect !"

    Mr Wallach

  • "The cottage was in a fabulous location and situated within minutes walking distance to Stow."

    Ms McDonald

  • "Great location with parking."

    Very well equipped and clean.

    Mrs Sanderson

  • "Fantastic location, clean and warm."

    Mr Karsa

  • "The cottage was perfectly located in central Stowe."

    It was very well kept and clean and homely. Lovely comfortable bed. Good facilities: warm and secure, everything you need for a short break.

    Mrs Ross

  • "The Old Schoolhouse was an excellent place to stay very comfortable and a relaxing place to stay with everything we needed for our short stay ."

    Mr Winn

  • "We have stayed in this accommodation several times & find it very convenient for the shops, restaurants etc in Stow."

    \ \ \ Also very warm and comfortable in the off season.

    Mr Churchward

  • "Stow is an excellent centre for the Cotswolds."

    Mr Nicholson, May 2017.


  • "Matched the description given."

    Provided very good accommodation in excellent location, with parking on site, for two people plus a large dog. Plenty floor space, cupboard space etc. \ \ \

    Mr Frank

  • "Good location, very central."

    Property had comfortable furniture, very clean.

    Mrs Piper

  • "Well-equipped, nicely furnished, good location, clean"

    Dr Williams

  • "Lovely setting and location."

    Cottage faultless, clean comfortable and roomy. All added to a great week exploring wonderful towns and villages.\ \

    Mr Lambeth

  • "Great location, coms and cosy cottage with all the stuff required for a long weekend."

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    Mr Fox

  • "Stow is a lovely village."

    The apartment was well designed.


  • "The cottage was well presented and in a very good location within walking distance from the centre of Stow on the Wold."

    The off road parking space was a bonus!

    Mrs Howard

  • "Ideal location and spacious"

    Mrs Lord

  • "Height of ceiling in bathroom was low and easy to hit head on way in/out!"

    Kitchen and downstairs very nice. Bed very comfortable. Nice to park off the street.

    Mrs MR

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  • One bedroom: 1 x balcony style double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room with dining area
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas cooker electric oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • TV, DVD, WIFI plus
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Small garden
  • Travel cot
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles. Please note this property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £50, this will be shadowed at the time of booking

The property

The Old School House is exactly as it says it is!

Set within the original school building this spacious romantic property is perfect for a couple looking to retreat to one of the Cotswolds most attractive market towns.

Superb pubs, bars and restaurants are within minutes walk, and yet in the other direction you in the famous Cotswolds countryside too.

Inside, the property is a light and bright apartment, with the huge mullion window dominating the living space, which literally throws light into the open plan living space and (upstairs) bedroom!

In fact you can lie in bed and look across the roof tops of Stow into the countryside.

The owner has taken care to furnish the home in a very comfortable style and ensure that it is well equipped for your stay.

Outside , there is a small sunny garden to the side which is perfect for relaxing.

In our opinion this is a great spot for a Cotswolds break, fresh and comfortable and all you could wish for on your doorstep.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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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Note:- 1 dog welcome at a charge of £25
Please note this property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £50, this will be shadowed at the time of booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the design of the building there is only a bath with a hand held shower over.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas