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Benfield

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988637)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely, character property."

    Fantastic location, easy walking distance to all the shops and eateries in town, and just a few minutes drive to loads of days out and other pretty towns. Benfield has everything you need for a home from home experience, the kitchen is properly kitted out etc. It’s worth checking how to use an Aga if you’re likely to cook. Also the Aga makes the house quite warm. We took our 7 year old and crawling 1 year old, it was fine but it’s not small child friendly unless you are very careful as with the age of the property the floors are hard and uneven, the stairs are narrow and steep, and there’s quite a lot of furniture etc they can reach and potentially break. We were quite lucky the little one hadn’t started walking! The parking is fine, you pull up outside for loading and there’s lots of onstreet parking, even on the Bank Holiday. The management company were really helpful when we had a small issue and came that day to sort it.

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

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a gorgeous week at Benfield."

    The cottage is in the perfect location with so many lovely restaurants, coffee shops, and shops on the doorstep. We found the cottage so cosy and warm and loved returning to it after our days walking with our dog and exploring all the delights of the Cotswolds. The owner has literally thought of everything, including beautiful bed linen and comfy beds, softened and filtered water, everything you would ever need in a kitchen, laundry baskets in bedrooms. We would definitely look to stay here again.

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

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2022

  • "Lovely property , with a very homely feel , beds really comfy , linen and pillows of a very good quality , the home made soaps are a nice touch , wine and chocolate cake was very thoughtful The outside space was very tiny and needs highlighting in the description for this property , especially as it welcomes pets."

    (1st aid kit also needs monitoring better , no Plasters etc) Overall we can highly recommend this property but perhaps not with a dog. though

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we will definitely take your comments into consideration, The first aid kit has been stocked. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    The cottage itself is sympathetically restored with beams, stone and wood floors with the wibbly wobbly charm of a cottage of its time. The owners have furnished the cottage with an eclectic mix of antiques that keep your eye exploring your entire stay. The location on sheep street means everywhere in Stow is no more than a 2 min walk. A very special place to stay.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and perfect for our autumnal break!"

    Very well equipped kitchen - we loved cooking on the Aga and lots of lovely little touches that made it feel like a home rather than a holiday house. Great location and we were able to park nearby with ease. We would recommend to future guests.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. It's lovely to hear that you felt at home in the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2021

  • "We loved the house."

    It’s very quirky, which we really liked. It’s has everything you could possibly need. The only thing I would mention is the noise from the road can be quite loud, but we got use to that.

    Many thanks for feeding back on your stay at Benfield. It's great to hear that you loved the house and that it was well-equipped with everything you needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location for visiting around the cotswolds."

    Home from home. Thanks for a lovely stay vacation.

    You're so welcome! Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We hope to welcome you back to the Cotswolds in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2021

  • "Stayed for one week in Benfield with parents and our toddler."

    We SO wanted to love this place after the great reviews on here and the pretty pictures. However, as charming as the cottage was, we couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed with a few elements. Let’s start with the good stuff. As I said, the cottage is utterly charming and the rural decor makes it welcoming and cosy. The downstairs space is great – it was nice to have ‘zones’, so in a big group you can separate off either into the front room, the dining area or the conservatory. They’re connected enough to not be isolating, so you can still chat from each room, but you’re not all cooped up in one communal area. The beds were really comfortable. As other reviews have commented, the road is busy and noisy, making it impossible to open the windows on a hot evening, but with some ear plugs, the less light sleepers among us had a good night’s sleep. The location was perfect for enjoying the many delights the Cotswolds has to offer. We did way more than we anticipated because there was so much on the doorstep and Stow-on-the-Wold itself is gorgeous, with lots of pretty little shops and some great pubs. On the downside, the courtyard area was unclean. Not sure when it was last swept, but the paving was dirty and the bench and cushions were filthy - making it pretty unappealing to sit out there. It’s such a shame because it could be a really great addition to the house, but at the moment it’s a real waste of the space. A large chunk of it is taken up by the Wheelie bin, which itself wasn’t quite big enough for a week’s worth of rubbish for a group of seven. Appreciate space is limited, but it could’ve been better organised. Maybe some housing around the bin. There was also no recycling bin, so everything ended up in one place. We didn’t expect there to be an Aga and no traditional oven (there’s a microwave, and mini oven in the pantry). While it was very beautiful, we had to rethink our evening meals somewhat and it made the downstairs area very hot on a warm summer’s day (it’s not advisable to turn off as it takes such a long time to heat up again). There was a wide array of crockery, utensils and cookware in the kitchen, but quite a few hadn’t been washed properly. The bathroom on the first floor has a beautiful roll top bath, but only a handheld shower head with no curtain or screen. So no matter how careful you were, the bathroom got soaked with water splashing either off the bath or your body. The bathroom on the second floor had such a low wattage bulb in it, we had to keep the door open to see what we were doing. We had a good experience with the owner - very prompt responses - and we were very grateful to be allowed to check in an hour early, but on the whole the cottage itself is currently a bit disappointing in places.

    Thank you for taking the time to feed back on your stay at Benfield. It's good to hear that the majority of things in the property were suitable for your party and you were able to use the cottage as a great base to explore the Cotswolds. Thank you for bringing to our attention the issues you encountered with the outside space, dirty crockery and waste disposal. This has been passed on to our maintenance and housekeeping teams and will be rectified for future guests. We really do appreciate these issues being highlighted as, of course, we seek to make the cottages as perfect as possible for all guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "The property is fantastically quirky, very comfy bedrooms."

    Despite no parking with the property there's plenty of places to park nearby. Great location.

    Reviewed by EmilyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, it catered for our every need."

    We didn't feel any need to seek assistance throughout our stay so we were very happy. All the facilities you could need, very warm with the AGA. Things to note: There are FOUR bedrooms, 3xDouble 1xTwin. two bedrooms to each upstairs floor each with a bathroom, plus one ground level wc. Parking was manageable, either free unlimited up by the traffic lights, or free 2hrs 8-6 (effectively free parking 4pm thru 10am) roadside approx 50yds away. Road noise can get loud especially in mornings as noted in the description. Would definitely book again!

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments on Benfield. We are pleased to hear you were very happy and would book again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by BradleyMay 2021

  • "The high standards of cleanliness, care and attention to detail were very evident all around."

    Good quality bedding, towels and facilities. It is true there is many parking places but, with the exception of the those outside a local pub at the top of the main street, you are restricted to 2 hours between 9am and 6pm. The long stay car park, by Tesco is an easy 10 minute walk. Therefore, if you park your car locally, you must remember to move it before 11am and not re-park until 4pm. However, the house is stunning, the location fabulous and the local people a delight. Expensive toiletries in every room is a real nice and personal touch.

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Benfield cottage and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Would recommend to anyone wanting to holiday in the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for recommending Benfield Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Lovely place - shame there is no parking."

    The little conservatory with mirrors gives great light and is a nice touch. Lots of appliances and comfortable sofas. This is definitely a 4 bedroom cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, unfortunately due to the location and age of the property it has no allocated parking, it is based on a first come first serve basis. We apologise if this caused any inconvenience. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2020

  • "True English Cottage Experience , we loved staying in this cottage with everything to cosy beds and crooked floors."

    well equipped with everything you need, very comfortable and in the Main Street. Parking was a little difficult with a big car, okay early morning or late afternoon to get a spot. Overall excellent!

    Reviewed by RaeSep 2019

  • "Delightful cottage but did find the parking a problem as it was a very busy road"

    Reviewed by AnnmarieAug 2019

  • "An absolute gem of a place in the stunning Stow-on-the-Wold."

    Stayed at Benfield with my family to celebrate my Father's birthday and we couldn't have been more delighted with the quirkiness, shabby chic decor & comfortable beds at the cottage. The Aga, the log fire burner in the lounge, the bright conservatory and the gorgeous bedrooms - basically we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Loved exploring the area too - so many pubs! Ventured to The Wild Rabbit for lunch in Kingham (10 mins drive away) and had a mosey round the stunning Daylesford Farm Shop. Definitely worth a visit!

    Reviewed by HollyMay 2019

  • "Just what we were looking for in the Cotswold's."

    .. perfect location in Stow. Clean and comfortable. The only problem was the oven which I'm sure will be addressed. THANK YOU.

    Dec 2018

  • "We loved the location and the cottage was exactly right for our holiday."

    It didn’t disappoint. We will be booking a manor cottage next year for our late Autumn break.

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2018

  • "Enchanting cottage in a great location, Excellent facilities, we enjoyed every moment of our stay at Benfield!"

    Reviewed by MandyOct 2018

  • "Great size to accommodate all the family and location."

    Being central to a village was lovely for everyone to walk out and about

    Mr Coughlin

  • "Just to say we LOVED your house!"

    It was so cosy and homely, with lots of lovely details. It lived up to the photos and was so clean. We would love to return next year at some point

  • "Great, cozy, cottage the heart of the Cotswolds."

    Rented for a Christmas with the extended family and Benfield did not disappoint! Right on Sheep Street, within easy walking distance of all that Stow has to offer, the cottage was as described. Can't wait for our next visit!”

    Tim

  • "This cottage is beautifully furnished."

    It's so cool and cozy, it's almost beyond description. The living room reminded us all of the Gryffindor Common Room from Harry Potter, warm and inviting.

    Ms Cabal

  • "Excellent service!"

    Wilson

  • "Cosy cottage in a great location in the centre of a market town in the Cotswolds."

    Everything was there that we could of needed a definite home from home with more than enough space for all of us. Great base for exploring the Cotswolds. We all had a great time and would definitely visit again! \ Charlotte, September 2016

    Charlotte

  • "Beautiful cottage and village!"

    Miss James

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Well situated. Appealing and comfortable Lots of equipment and resources which was handy being so far from home

    Thilthorpe

  • "My family and I recently stayed at the beautiful Benfield."

    The pictures online really don't do this fabulous property justice. It was super warm and cosy and immaculately presented. \ It had everything you could want and need and all of the rooms, especially the kitchen, were extremely well equipped. We even managed to grapple with the aga!\ We'd highly recommend, the perfect family getaway in a stunning location - we'll definitely be going back.\

    The P Family

  • "Really comfortable cosy cottage, great location and communication with owners and ease of access was great."

    Ms Keenan

  • "We loved the cottage."

    We were so excited when we first looked inside....it was perfect for our needs! Stow on the Wold was a lovely village which proved to have everything we needed.

    Mrs Totterdell

  • "Fantastically equipped kitchen."

    Lovely and comfortable home in a central location for enjoying the area. Mr Ennis, July 2017.\

    Ennis

  • "Fantastic place for staying in the heart of the Cotswolds."

    With a car there are many things/places to see within 30mins drive. Stow is a beautiful small town, with plenty of shops (particularly for food) within 5 minutes' walk. Lovely, very old house (mind your head!). Aga stove for cooking and nice dining area. The kitchen is extremely well setup with loads of cooking pots and utensils (and, unusually, a really good set of cooking knives). Very cosy and decent-sized lounge, with stove burner in the fireplace. The hosts were very friendly and helpful in the lead-up to staying there, and everything was immaculate when we arrived. Would definitely recommend this place and these hosts.\ via airbnb, Stephen, October 2016

    Stephen

  • ": Benfield cottage far exceeded expectations and the pictures don't quite do it justice - what a great property!"

    Set in the perfect and most picturesque location, not only does this cottage make it easy to explore the Cotswolds, but it's also within a community that allows you to simply pop down the road to find all the local amenities you need. Shops, pubs and local eateries are all at your doorstep.

    Miss Perriam

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor master bedroom with double bed, 1 x first floor twin, 2 x second floor double bedroom
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • First floor bathroom with slipper bath, handheld shower, washbasin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, washbasin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Living room
  • Conservatory with day bed
  • Utility.
  • Heating with woodburner
  • AGA with 2 hotplates, 3 ovens, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod Dock
  • Fuel, starter pack for woodburner and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking, loading and unloading available outside the property
  • One pet welcome - pet not allowed on soft furnishings or upstairs
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £200
  • Note: Benfield is located on Sheep Street which runs through the heart of Stow on the Wold; some guests may be aware of the traffic noise, which is to be expected in a bustling market town
  • Note: Second floor double bed can only be accessed from one side. NOTE - the cottage has quite steep steps in places, if you have limited mobility, please get in touch if you want more information.

The property

Benfield is a classic Cotswolds cottage set in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Internally, it has been renovated but it still epitomises a country-style cottage with its exposed beams, cosy woodburning stove, flagstone flooring and original stone chimney breast.

There is so much this property offers, with its cosy sitting room featuring stunning furniture and colourful sofas which invite you into the room.

With an abundance of natural light coming from the large bay window.

You can relax here after a long day with the benefits of the open fire to keep you warm.

Step into the quaint modern kitchen with its white units and worktops, with a range of appliances to suit all your cooking needs.

Upstairs has three bedrooms situated over two floors: two double and one twin with stunning hardwood flooring and wooden furniture, enforcing that country feel.

With a lovely conservatory come garden room which acts as a quiet space where you can relax and enjoy the views or sit and get lost in a good book.

There is roadside parking available near the property.

Stow-on-the-Wold offers wonderful attractions including Abbotswood, a country house which is Grade II listed and houses a range of medieval items with tons of history to discover.

With a luxury landscaped garden designed by Sir Edward Lutyens in the early twentieth century.

Benfield is the ultimate country cottage for family holidays.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD

Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

Region Information

Note: This property has a Good House Keeping Bond of £200.
Note: Benfield is located on Sheep Street which runs through the heart of Stow on the Wold; some guests may be aware of the traffic noise, which is to be expected in a bustling market town.
Note: Second floor double bed can only be accessed from one side.
Note: One small Pet welcome. Please note pet not allowed on any soft furnishings or upstairs.
Please note there is a £25 charge per dog.
NOTE - the cottage has quite steep steps in places, if you have limited mobility, please get in touch if you want more information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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