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South Hill Farmhouse

(Ref. 988753)

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 22 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful house in a gorgeous setting!"

    Accommodation was perfect for 21 adults - very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and a great space for hosting and relaxing but giving people their own space to relax. The 2 kitchens, lounges, games room and garden meant it was easy to host for that number of people. Sykes were difficult to get hold of in the day's before the booking and were very vague in what was provided even when directly asked which meant we bought a load of household items that we then didn't use as the house had everything. Not a fault of the accommodation itself though and would stay there again!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. We are so pleased to hear everyone in your party had a lovely time and made the most of the games room from the sounds of it. I'm sorry you had issues getting through to Sykes prior to your stay, but can assure you we are very quick are our responses normally, if you come through to the local brand in the Cotswolds. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi4.4Apr 2024

  • "Lovely house and so well-equipped - so much crockery, cutlery and cookware."

    We were very comfortable and 20 of us aged from 0-67 were well-catered for. The big dining room was great for us all eating together and the two dishwashers very helpful for the clearing up. The dogs loved the big garden. The children enjoyed the games room and the different shaped baths! The road outside is very busy and it is necessary to cross it to walk into Stow, as there is no pavement on the house side of the road, so great care is needed. People on the top floor commented on a number of dead woodlice, so maybe it is sometimes a bit damp there, but during our stay it was warm and cosy. There is lots to do in the beautiful surrounding area. We are three extended families who holiday together every year and it is becoming more and more difficult to find a place to accommodate us, but South Hill Farmhouse ticked all the boxes. Thank you for a great week.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. It's lovely to hear lots of different generations had a wonderful time at the property. You do have everything on your doorstep to vist Stow and the surrounding areas. We are pleased you all enjoyed the garden, it's a great spot for a BBQ. We would love to welcome you all back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay, thankyou."

    There were no tea towels in the kitchen and this was our biggest frustration over the weekend. The property is a little worn and well lived in, but it's comfortable and clean. My biggest issue with this overall booking was the difficulty in speaking with anybody to discuss our reservation ahead of our stay. I was desperately hoping to organise an early check in, was more than willing to be accommodating for how this might work (appreciating check outs and preparing the property), but trying to speak to anyone on the phone was impossible. The customer service when trying to accommodate the request to speak to someone was unhelpful and dismissive, it would take them days to respond to my queries and as a new representative was picking up would have to start the query all over again- their system does not log your previous enquiry. On the day of our reservation I received a voicemail from a very chirpy representative- the property was ready and we could check in from 2pm. Not particularly helpful when it's currently 1.30pm you've got 20 people arriving from all corners of the country and you yourself have a 3hour journey ahead. If you are looking to book this property, please be mindful of check-in times and the ability to liaise with anyone about your reservation ahead of time.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. It's wonderful to hear you had an enjoyable gathering, it's a great house to get lots of you together and to have everything you need so close. We have passed on your comments to our Managed Services for review. We hope to welcome you all again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Mar 2024

  • "South Hill Farmhouse was 'home from home' for our family gathering of 4 generations."

    The luxurious welcome pack was much appreciated too! The accommodation is just perfect with space for everyone to enjoy but a cosy welcoming feel throughout. The boot room/foyer was a great asset for all our walking equipment, coats etc. Our evenings were extra special in the lounge, playing family games around the impressive log burner, after enjoying the very sociable dining room. It was lovely to be able to all eat together every evening. The enclosed garden was much appreciated by the children and the dogs and the games room was an absolute hit! With country walks from the door and close proximity to Stow town centre, South Hill Farmhouse was the perfect base to explore the area. Thank you so much for a fabulous week. Sandy

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. It's lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed you and your family enjoyed staying and making the most of the house and grounds. We are also lucky that we have lots of local family attractions too. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed here to celebrate a 60 birthday."

    The house was perfect to bring friends or family together. It is a short walk to Stow on the Wold although to leave the house the road can be very busy to cross to reach the pavement on the opposite side. We didn’t use the garden because wrong time of year but it is huge and would be great in the summer! The house was warm on arrival with a lovely welcome box with local produce. Great stay.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your special celebration with family and friends and also loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our stay over the weekend at the farmhouse was memorable…there were 21 of us and we would give 5star plus…location was ideal for walks, privacy and ample parking space Cleanliness was 5star, well equipped, spacious, everything was perfect One minor note would to maybe make the notice to the entrance more prominent?"

    As guests kept missing the turning … Overall will definitely be returning Thank you

    We're delighted to know that you had such a memorable weekend at South Hill Farmhouse. We would love to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharmista5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful property, just as described."

    Our family met up from across the country for a fantastic trouble and worry free Xmas. The accommodation layout worked well for us, the two kitchens coped easily with Xmas Dinner for 20, there was ample cutlery, crockery and glassware. The games room was enthusiastically used by all ages, and we only used our cars on the last day. We walked frequently, ran and cycled and loved the location. Without exception, everyone was impressed with the house. Many thanks for helping to make a memorable Xmas!

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Aga was not working and we were only told the day before we arrived."

    As the house is very large and caters for over 20 people, 2 ovens is not enough to cook a Christmas dinner and keep warm for that many people. Also the heating is quite complicated with 3 different settings but no instructions about it, and for the first night only one side of the house was heated so was really cold for some of our party. We did call first thing Saturday once the office was open and someone did arrive that afternoon but this should have been checked before our arrival as it was a really cold weekend. With a working aga and a fully heated house it would have been perfect, but I would worry about booking it again if these weren't considered important. Maybe a hostess trolley as a back up if the aga is not operational?

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed about the Aga. Unfortunately, the Aga was serviced before your arrival and a small fault was detected that required it to be turned off. We then had to wait for the relevant part to be delivered, the timing of which was beyond our control. This has now been repaired. The heating was merely that the thermostat needed turning up-all is working fine. We have two kitchens so two ovens are available, along with 2 hobs (8 rings). We hope that all your party enjoyed your get together. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz3.4Dec 2023

  • "We had a great three night stay at South Hill Farmhouse celebrating my Dad's 80th - our family was a range of children and adults from 5 to 80 and the house gave us lots of room to spread out and not be on top of each other."

    The two well-stocked kitchens helped massively in terms of managing meal times with a large group. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all super comfortable and well-maintained and the facilities were on the whole excellent and exactly as described. The children loved the games room. The only recommendations would be to reset the WiFi boosters which are placed around the house but not in working order - so our devices kept dropping off the WiFi. Lots of parking onsite and perfect central location for exploring the Cotswolds. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you for this lovely review. We're delighted you and your family enjoyed your special celebration and found the property to be comfortable with excellent facilities. Thank you also for bringing to our attention the issue with the Wifi which we have passed on to the Property Manager. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely big property perfect for a large group or family gathering."

    It’s a shame that check in is so late at 5 pm when you need to vacate by 10 am. Extremely well appointed with great dining and sleeping facilities. Can’t fault anything else.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We take on board your comment regarding the timings and are trying to find a way to make this happen! Being a very large property, the changeovers take a long time. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    17 adults, plenty of room, an endless supply of cups plates and glasses. Great location for visiting the Cotswolds. The only negatives would be the busy road it is located on and the flies. I would advise taking fly repellent. I would still recommend the property and would definitely stay again despite the negatives.

    Thank you for providing us with feedback on your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. We are so glad to hear that all enjoyed your time at the property, and we hope that the busy road and flies did not leave a lasting impact on your stay! We hope to welcome you again one day in the future! Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful house for a party of 19."

    Great location, close enough to walk into Stow on the Wold (if you can brave crossing the very busy road outside). Incredibly well equipped kitchens. Beautiful garden with plenty of seating. Kids loved the games room. Only complaint but unfortunately did impact quite negatively on our stay was the flies in the property. There were consistently upwards of 10 flies in the kitchen and many in the corridors and other rooms. Fly screens on the external doors or some other fly controls are desperately needed.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted you and your family had such an enjoyable stay at South Hill Farmhouse and loved the garden too. Thank you for bringing to our attention the problem you encountered with flies in the property - your comments and recommendations have been passed on to the Property Management team. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa Jayne4.7Aug 2023

  • "I think there needs to be more awareness made abut the entrance being directly off the main road and a steep incline."

    It was very dangerous and hard to spot in time.

    Thank you for your suggestion. We will update the arrival details. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4May 2023

  • "A really lovely property; 22 of us had a fantastic weekend here."

    We really appreciated how spacious it was and the multiple kitchens and living rooms, the mud room on entry, the number of bathrooms per guests, and especially the amazing dining room for us all to eat together! Gorgeous fireplaces, lovely furniture, beautiful wisteria in May and lots of lovely touches in the house and garden. It was easily walkable to Stow and Cotswolds walks too. The house was even better than expected (especially for the price compared with similar)! Would have just appreciated an earlier check in and later check out to enjoy it more!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that your party had a great stay. Our housekeepers do need sufficient time in a property of this size to ensure that everything is completed for your comfortable stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "THis is a brilliant venue for a large get together."

    Plenty of comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, two well equipped kitchens, a dining table that sits everyone together and a couple of large lounges for relaxing and socialising. Add in plenty of parking and a garden to sit in and it makes a really great place to stay. Everything we needed was provided and there was even a welcome hamper of goodies and essentials - a really nice touch. Thank you to the owners for making it all so welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant place for a large gathering, everything you would need."

    Great having the Aga working (note ,this will go off after April ) and having two Kitchens does give you more options for big meals. Easy walking distance to the town but it is on a busy road so careful with youngsters and furry friends. The family had a great time, would recommend it.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted that you and your family had such a great time at South Hill Farmhouse and found the location to be so convenient. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wow what an amazing space."

    From the moment we arrived we were delighted, the welcome pack was just the start. The design of each bedroom, the shared spaces and the agar in the kitchen were just some of the areas that exceeded our expectations. This farmhouse oozes character and charm and a superb place to bring family and friends. Everything was well stocked and the attention to detail was felt by all. This was a surprise birthday party with 20 very diverse group of family and friends and to have every guest delighted and appreciate all on offer speaks volumes. A true home from home and a huge thank you from us all. We will be back!

    Wow! Thank you for the glowing recommendation. We're so pleased you all enjoyed the special celebration and will be delighted to welcome you back. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eniitan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our stay over Christmas was absolutely lovely and the whole family had a great time."

    The kitchens were really well stocked in terms of pots, pans, crockery etc. The cleanliness of the property was second to none. In terms of space it was everything it promised to be in the description with plenty of spots for people to get some quiet time as well as communal spaces for everyone to gather together. The maintenance man was really responsive despite the time of year and was great helping us to sort out some teething problems - very efficient and friendly when he visited.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your family Christmas gathering and South Hill Farmhouse really does have something for everyone. We'd love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely and welcoming property."

    Lots of space for a big gathering and superb kitchen facilities with plenty of equipment, fridges, freezers, ovens, making it a pleasure to cater for a large gathering. Loved the large dining room with space for all. Games room is good and the house is near lots of lovely walks.

    Thank you for such a wonderful review which is much appreciated. We're delighted you loved the property and all its amenities and hope to welcome you again. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house was ideal for a party with an age range of 3years to 76years."

    Very difficult to find a large house for 20 people where most bedrooms have their own bathroom. Our family has stayed there twice and found it comfortable and clean. It would be nice to have a slightly earlier entry time. After a long journey and with young children to feed and persuade into bed 6 oclock is late for access . The main road outside the property is extremely busy in both directions and crossing it needs care. Newcomers to the property would benefit from a clearer description to the access.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. It's wonderful to hear it's your 3rd time with us, so we must be doing something right!. I will pass on your comment about the arrival time, i believe they are looking to reduce the time in the future for guests. We hope to make it a 4th time in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Oct 2022

  • "An amazing characterful property, perfect for so many people, a huge place but also cosy as well."

    The layout suited us very well and the close proximity to lots of pubs, tearooms and shops was ideal.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, your right it's a very large property, but great for family or friends to gather together and have a meal around the table. We hope you made the most of the walks and places to visit to. Kind regards Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great house that worked really well for our 3 generation, 4 family group on our weekend stay."

    Plenty of space, enough lounge seating for all amd a perfect dining room for dinner. House is really well stocked with cutlery amd crockery, and the two kitchens helped us in terms of double oven and fridge space. We walked into Stow which is a 10 minute walk but the main road is unbelievably busy, cars driving fast and therefore very difficult to cross. Indeed the only negative is the road noise which was very obvious when in the lovely garden and also in the bedrooms on that side of the house.

    What a lovely review for South Hill Farmhouse, we are pleased to hear that the house suited your needs and do hope you would consider a return stay. With best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing house, beautifully furnished and decorated."

    Only drawbacks were lots of flies throughout the down stairs when we first arrived and during the whole week. Need to supply either a fly swat or some form of fly catcher. Also the large Smeg fridge in main kitchen had no shelves so had to use the one in the smaller kitchen, leading to lots of traipsing up and down the passage when preparing meals. Steps up to the garden from the games room very steep and narrow, need a handrail.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear the house was amazing and we are sorry to hear of the issues you encountered. We can confirm that the shelves have now been replaced and can only apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused. With best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Positives: We had a lovely stay at this well appointed house."

    The house itself had lots of indoor and outdoor space where a large group could socialise together. There was more than enough crockery and large pans etc to cook at scale. The enclosed garden was fantastic for the dog and humans to have a good run round and the large tree swing was great for the teens. The bedrooms were all comfy and there were plenty of en suites and bathrooms to service us all. Water pressure and showers were good. The cottage was only a 15 minute walk into Stow on the Wold although as others have mentioned, crossing the busy main road is only for the able bodied teens and adults, otherwise driving is safer. Very friendly and helpful neighbours too which we discovered when we inadvertently sent a parcel to the wrong address. Negative: Just a couple of maintenance issues - there was a bucket in the window between the kitchen and games room to catch water when it rained. The main fridge (in the front kitchen) only had one shelf which limited how much could be stored in it, so frequent trips down the corridor to the extra fridges was required. Minor issues in terms of impact on our stay.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback on the wonderful South Hill Farmhouse.Happy to hear that the facilities were all suitable for your party. The fridge has new shelves arriving and will be put in to the fridge on their arrival, unfortunately the delivery time was longer than expected. The bucket in the window sill is actually a drinks cooler supplied by the owner. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Aug 2022

  • "A barbecue would be good."

    Very good house, very comfortable with excellent facilities and equipment. It is difficult to find places for parties of 20 plus, and I would definitely recommend this one

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so happy to hear that you found the house comfortable and you were happy with the facilities and equipment for your party. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely old house full of character with a delightful garden for children to enjoy ."

    The steps leading from the garden into the games room were a little steep. The one thing our group thought lacking was a better barabacue!! I

    Thank you for leaving us some lovely feedback. I'm truly thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2022

  • "We had a very happy stay at the farm house."

    It was well catered for and the games room made the stay very pleasant. The beds are were comfy and rooms well decorated. I would have no quarks in going back or recommending the house.

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

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent stay at the Southill Farmhouse."

    We had a group of 20 family and friends for a celebration - all had an experience that exceeded our expectations. The facilities met our needs well. Guests from ages 9 to 82 were catered for - the games room & garden were very valuable for the younger generation! An issue with a shower was repaired on the day it was reported - excellent service. South Hill is ideal for large groups, good parking, plenty of rooms, an area for dogs to laze around, and generally space. The 2 kitchens provide lots of fridge and freezer space and room to cater for the larger group size. We located a local outside caterer for 2 meals - super quality and service. The Fosse Way is a very busy road - but does not prevent sitting in the garden for a relax!! All in all - we w would certainly return.

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

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were a big family group of 20 celebrating a belated ( covid) 50th birthday."

    South Hill is ideal for large groups, plenty of parking, plenty of rooms, bathrooms and space. We loved having 2 kitchens and lots of fridge and freezer space and you couldn’t wish for any more cooking pots, pans or cooking space!! Games room a bonus! It obviously had been empty for a week or two since the last clean as on arrival there were many ants in the kitchen and lots of insects dead and alive in the bedrooms, shame these hadn’t been cleared!! Sykes cottages did send someone round with ant powder! What you fail to realise on reading the description of this place ( and let’s face it why would you dwell on it!) is that Fosse Way is very very busy main road full of cars and massive lorries careering at high speed along a 3 lane road. There is no pavement on the side of the road the property is on, only on the opposite side so to walk anywhere you have to brave crossing the road which can take minutes and is nerve wracking with older people and young kids. So a “5 min stroll” into Stowe is rather more like an raised heart rate road cross followed by walking on a narrow pavement up the side of a very busy road. So in summary the house is great but better to be aware of the road as I would not let my ( early teenage) kids ever cross it on their own. We were hoping they would be able to wander in and out of Stowe but this stopped that!!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a constructive feedback, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we looking forward to welcoming you again soon. We will add the comments you mentioned to the website for future guests because there is not much to be done regarding the road. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2022

  • "The location, the ambience and the cleanliness of the house was perfect for our family celebrations."

    All ages ( 20 -84!) enjoyed themselves. Thank you

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with great facilities."

    Was particularly impressed with the response when we needed help with the oven.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay at South Hill Farmhouse and great to hear that you were assisted when experiencing issues with the oven. We would love to welcome you back any time in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Tremendous stay - two kitchens worked well for our chef will come back !"


    We're so pleased that you had such a wonderful time! You are more than welcome to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a really lovely weekend with immediate and extended family."

    Safe for the baby to crawl around and older members with walking sticks and enough room for everyone to not be on top of each other. Everything there that you could possibly need, so thank you to all!

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at South Hill Farmhouse. It's wonderful to hear you all had such a lovely stay! You're always welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent house for our family New Year."

    We’ve been doing this for many years and this was one of the best. The internet connection needs to be improved.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay, but its sometimes tricky with small villages to have good coverage, we will inform the owner of your recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2021

  • "This was a superb cottage and one of the best equipped I’ve ever stayed in."

    I run two holiday cottages myself so know how difficult the last few years have been but this place was absolutely spotless. I would recommend this wholeheartedly as the whole family had a wonderful long weekend

    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 John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house, beautifully presented"

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

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "Nineteen of us holidayed for a week' 3 years to 80."

    No complaints everyone enjoyed themselves. Great garden and outdoor areas. Good games room. Most beds very comfortable, some may need replaced soon. Noise from the traffic wasn't a issue could be heard a little but not enough to disturb one. Kitchens well stocked and two dishwashers. We were able to do self catering for the week getting on-line deliveries on the arrival day and midweek. A bit challenging with 19 but being well stocked with pots and pans etc. made it possible. Would I go there again, quite likely if only for the fab garden. MC

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, We are delighted that you and the whole party enjoyed their stay and mage good use of the facilities available. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margareet5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great stay in South Hill Farmhouse, the house was set up perfectly for a large group stay."

    Thank you!

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at South Hill. It's a great base for a holiday for friends and family and it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed staying. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great place if you have kids and dogs."

    One of the best swing the kids ever had, highly recommended.

    Thank you for highly recommending South Hill Farmhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yingshang4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house was great for the size of our group and plenty of room and plenty of facilities."

    But there were a few problems. In the master bedroom where me and my wife slept. There was no wardrobe. There was one but it was locked. So we couldn’t hang our clothes anyway. Which was difficult for 4 days. Also there were a number of cobwebs in our bedroom and generally the cleanliness wasn’t great. One of the other rooms had a leak from the ceiling. I really like the house but we did have these few problems.

    Thank you so much for your comments and feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the house. I do apologise that you had problems with the wardrobe in one bedroom. Regrettably, we had to take the decision just before your stay to close this wardrobe as there had been a leak from the chimney breast above in the heavy rains. We were concerned that the resulting damp in the wardrobe could damage clothes so took the measure of closing it temporarily and hanging a peg rail and hangers for our guests to use. The roof has now been repaired and the wardrobe will be decorated and re-opened. We will also be in touch with the cleaner and are grateful for you bringing that to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Mar 2020

  • "House was lovely and roomy."

    We we’re a large party and never felt on top of one another. All amenities were available couldn’t ask fir anything else. Def would recommend this property. Only disappointment was the checkout at 10am as asked for later checkout as no one coming in that day but wouldn’t extend.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a lovely time at South Hill. We are sorry we couldn't accommodate a later check out on this occasion. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerrie4.4Feb 2020

  • "The farmhouse provided a near perfect setting for a gathering of friends to celebrate a big birthday and the arrival of 2020."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were good; the lounge and snug, with their wood burners, very welcoming; the two kitchens great for all the cooking; the dining room ideal for the big meals; and the games room was fun. Anticipating that a farmhouse in winter might be a tad chilly, we came with ample woollen jumpers, etc. Not needed - it was a lovely warm house throughout (once we'd mastered the heating). The Aga provided more than enough heat for the main kitchen, which became the focal point for breakfasts. The entrance "porch" was an excellent large space for muddy boots and all our jackets. The location of the property meant we did a variety of lovely walks all around us, without any need to get in our cars. And the town was a short walk away for the occasions we needed it, which weren't many. Minor less positives... As noted by others, the property is on a busy road and so the crossing of it to get to the side of the road with the pavement requires patience and care. And there is some noise from the road to be heard. The welcome basket consisted of a packet of chocolate biscuits and a packet of shortbread biscuits. I'd suggest that's embarrassing for a group of 16 adults to be presented with, especially given the cost of the rental. There's lots of kitchen equipment, but it needs to be searched out. There didn't appear to be any order to where it was stored. More helpful instructions for the central heating would be useful. We weren't to know that apparently the housekeeper had turned down a thermostat such that the heating to one section of the vast property wasn't coming on. If you need a TV, which we didn't, then the only one downstairs is too small even for the snug.

    Many thanks for your feedback on South Hill Farmhouse, we take all feedback seriously. We are very sorry for the issues that arised during your stay. We endeavour to resolve all problems as soon as possible. We are looking into everything that was raised with the aim to resolve these to ensure that future guests have an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely time and South Hill Farmhouse is perfectly located."

    The Lounge area, snug, main kitchen, additional kitchens, dining room were amazing and perfect for our family Christmas break. I did send an email on 24.12.19 to yourselves (mcps@manorcottages.co.uk) highlighting some of the things which didn't affect our enjoyment but definitely need resolving before the next guests arrived. To me it appeared that we may have been the first people to occupy the cottage for a while?

    Many thanks for your feedback on South Hill Farmhouse. We take all feedback seriously and have attended to the issues raised to ensure the enjoyment for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Dec 2019

  • "We stayed at South Hill Farmhouse for a family get-together and would definitely recommend."

    The facilities were great and we found the house really spacious considering it was full. We had a party from young to old and the house provided space for everyone to stay entertained. The lounges and dining room accommodated the full 22 people with ease and the kitchen facilities were definitely sufficient for a large party! It was great being a short walk into Stow-on-the-Wold, although you do have to cross a busy road to reach the path. But overall a great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very very good holiday home"

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is fantastic - ideal for a big crowd of all ages like ours."

    Really well kitted out - didn't even need to take my own sharp knives! As you now (recently I gather) allow dogs might I suggest that the garden could be better/more safely fenced. Also I was really surprised that you could not find staff to help out on Saturday evening washing up! I cannot believe that you could not find one or two students or similar around who would be keen to earn a bit of ready cash. Even though you would not EARN anything out of it - it would enhance the experience. Washing up after 20 people - when you have done all the rest - is a tough end to an evening.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your break at South Hill Farm House and found the property to be so well equipped. We have taken on board your feedback regarding the garden And are looking into better fencing. With regards to the washing up, we regret that we were unable to help you on this occasion. The property does have two dishwashers and two kitchens which we have found helps enormously following a big celebration. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at South Hill Farmhouse, the office team were helpful in advance of our holiday and Amanda who looked after the property was responsive when we had an issue with only half the house having heating."

    The facilities were great and there was plenty of room for everyone in our party. My two year old God daughter particularly liked her little room and didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jan 2019

  • "The house was wonderful."

    Roomy and spacious and beautiful. We had a fantastic time. The traffic was quite loud when sitting outside, but we had been forewarned about this. We didn't have cars, so it was great to be able to simply walk to Stow-on-the-Wold. The two living rooms were amazing, the play room was great fun, and the huge dining room divine. There were a few small problems. When we got to the house the Aga was not on. I rang Manor Cottages and within an hour someone had come to the house and started it up. He also took me around and explained the heating systems. The housekeepers had forgotten to leave black rubbish bags (pretty fundamental for so many people) and by the time they came with them I had already run out and bought some. Also, the next guests came at 11 am on Sunday, having been told we would leave at 10 am, but I had arranged with Manor Cottages we would stay most of the day. They were very nice and it worked out fine, luckily. One of the toilets broke upstairs and there was a small leak through the ceiling, but it was pretty minor and as it was the weekend and we were unable to ring Manor Cottages, we simply stopped using the toilet. With so many in the house this was not a big problem. I did text the number which had been left in the house for such things but got no reply. Despite these small things I thought it went great, and it was truly a wonderful weekend.

    Southill is a very popular and sought after property which is ideal for large groups of guests with an perfect location to Stow. It was obviously very unfortunate that the Housekeeper had forgotten to leave refuse bags and this is certainly not the norm. We can only apologise that this was onverlooked on this occassion. In the property is a welcome folder which has lots of useful information about the property as well as two contact numbers which are for the guests to use at anytime during their stay. These numbers can be used 24/7 including Sunday and will always be answered. As soon as we were alerted to the fact that the AGA was not on, a member of the maintenance team went to the property to switch it on. A later check out had been agreed, however, due to unforeseen circumstances the new guests arrived earlier than expected. With such a big property, certain issues might arise which is why at the property telephone numbers for maintenance / housekeeping / emergency are displayed and encouraged to be used as we endeavour for you to have to most pleasant stay and for us solve any issues as swiftly as possible without it detracting from your stay. Property Owner

    4.4Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation suited our family needs perfectly, providing a very cosy, homely feel."

    The household equipment, plates, glasses etc enabled us to cater and enjoy the Christmas celebrations.

    Mr Rouse

  • "South Hill Farmhouse was the ideal venue for our large gathering of family and friend - accommodating the whole group while still feeling cosy."

    The kitchens were very well equipped and there were even books & toys to keep the children entertained.

    Mrs Miles

  • "Great location, clean, good size accommodation - just what we were looking for."

    Mrs S.

  • "The house was the best-equipped self-catering property I have ever stayed in."

    Mrs W

  • "Couldn't really improve on anything, house was perfect ."

    Ms P

  • "Beautiful house with loads of space and superbly set up."

    Beautiful furniture, comfortable beds and every piece of high quality equipment you could wish for.

    Mrs Bendle

  • "We had an amazing time and the house was perfect for us all getting together for my daughter's wedding."

    We couldn't believe how beautiful it was and how well equipped it is

    Mrs B.

  • "Fantastic weekend with 21 great friends."

    Thank you so much for making sure that there was everything we could possibly need in the house for a perfect, fun filled weekend.

    Mr Langston

  • "Excellent spacious accommodation - high quality fixtures and fittings, very well stocked kitchens - a great sized property for a large group."

    Mrs Harrison, .

  • "Hi, i just wanted to say wd had a fantastic weekend in South Hill Farmhouse."

    It is a perefect venue and has everthing you could wish for.\ Thank you, Kim Collins, July 2016


  • "The cottage was ideal for our family group of 15, aged from 22 to 93."

    Two sitting rooms, a dining room easily big enough for us all, two kitchens to avoid cooks getting in each other's way, masses of fridge space, lots of bathrooms - many en suite, games room, woodburning stoves, walks from the house, 5minute walk to Stowe on the Wold.

    Mrs Lawrence-Owen

  • "The cottage was perfect for our university reunion of 15 adults and 5 children."

    plenty of space and well equipped. even travel cots, high chairs, toys and fireguards, which saved us bringing extra things. the two living rooms were perfect and the kitchens excellent to cook and eat in. the games room was well used and the cottage was in a really good location.


  • "The cottage had plenty of room for a party of 20 and was very well equipped."

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    Mrs Bird

  • "The house was very well suited to our needs - the flexibility of accommodation, the large living spaces and the games room."

    We could all be together, and yet there was enough space to spread out too. Miss fuller, July 2017.


  • "Perfect just the job!"

    Miss Littlecott

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  • 11 bedrooms: 1 x first floor king size Bed (5ft), wardrobe, TV plus en suite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor king Size Bed (5ft), wardrobe, TV, plus En suite Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin, 1 x king Size Double Bed (5ft), wardrobe, chest of drawers, En suite Shower Room, WC and washbasin, 1 x twin , wardrobe, chest of drawers plus En suite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor single bed, suitable for a child (or small adult), fixed wooden cot plus. Following bedrooms on first floor accessed via alternative staircase: 1 x first floor king size double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x first floor king size double with en suite shower, basin and WC. 1 x second floor family room with 1x king size double and 1 x single with en suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin with TV, 1 x second floor king size double with TV and DVD
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, second floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • 2 x kitchen
  • Dining room (for 22). Living room, Snug
  • Pantry.
  • Central heating, 2 x woodburner
  • Large Aga,(Sept to April only) two hot plates and four ovens, four ring electric hob with oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, Smeg fridge freezer, washing machine, four ring electric hob and oven, grill, large fridge and freezer, (there are two extra fridge/freezers in a separate store room), dishwasher and microwave
  • Multiple TVs, DVD,WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • 2 x Cot and 2 x highchair available
  • Large garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note:This property has a refundable good housekeeping of £500
  • Note: This property is over 3 floors, and the first floor has 2 separate staircases
  • 2 pets welcome. The parking will fit 8 medium size cars, but please note you will have to block some cars in to fit.

The property

South Hill Farmhouse (22) is an enormous Grade Two Listed holiday home capable of accommodating up to 22 people in spacious surroundings.

Once a local farmhouse, the property has been converted to provide 11 bedrooms and a wealth of bathrooms making it perfect for large family or group gatherings looking to enjoy the Cotswolds and Stow on the Wold.

The owners have ensured that all elements for a large party have been considered: a large Dining Room , vast Living Room and a separate games room make it perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

The house is located on the Fosse Way, (this is the infamous main road between Cirencester and Stow)approx 5 mins from the heart of the heart of the market town of Stow on the Wold.

The quality touches are evident throughout - Farrow and Ball colours, Robert Welch cutlery and Denby crockery all add to the appeal of this large holiday home.

An excellent choice for a memorable get-together.


Details of extra activities available at the farmhouse at bottom of description.)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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: This property has a £500 good housekeeping bond, this amount is automatically shadowed when the booking is made.
Note: This property is over 3 floors, and the first floor has 2 separate staircases.
Note: There have been a number of occasions at the house where parties have gone into the early hours. This is absolutely fine, but we respectfully ask that noise outside the property be kept to a minimum after 11.00 p.m., in consideration for the neighbours. Thank you for your co-operation.
The parking will fit 8 medium size cars, but please note you will have to block some cars in to fit.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas