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South Hill Farmhouse

Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988753)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 22

  • Bedrooms 11

  • Bathrooms 8

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MichaelJul 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 PatMay 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 CamillaApr 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 DavidApr 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 SarahApr 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 KeithApr 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 MarkMar 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 PaulMar 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 NualaFeb 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 DavidDec 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 JohnNov 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 NicolaAug 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 MargareetAug 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 JulietAug 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 YingshangAug 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 StephenMar 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 KerrieFeb 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 PeterDec 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 ( 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 AndrewDec 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 PhilippaApr 2019

  • "Very very good holiday home"

    Reviewed by SophieMar 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 AlexMar 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 JoJan 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

    Sep 2018

  • "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.

  • "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.


  • "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

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

    Mrs W

  • "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

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

    Ms P

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

    Mrs S.

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Perfect just the job!"

    Miss Littlecott

  • "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


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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 required prior to arrival
  • Note: This property is over 3 floors, and the first floor has 2 separate staircases
  • Note: The owners have arranged for a local beautician (Phoenix Rose) to be available for a range of treatments from massages to facials and manicures
  • Please note that this is arranged and booked privately by guests
  • Details supplied at time of booking
  • 2 pets welcome.

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: The owners have arranged for a local beautician (Phoenix Rose) to be available for a range of treatments from massages to facials and manicures. Please note that this is arranged and booked privately by guests. Details supplied at time of booking.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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas