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Lavender Cottage (Stow-on-the-Wold)

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


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay in this gorgeous property."

    Had everything we needed and we were very comfortable for our weekend in Stow!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you loved our Lavender Cottage. Hopefully we will see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Lavender cottage."

    It’s very well equipped, has gorgeous comfy beds and is in a great location in the centre of Stowe. It’s all furnished to a high standard. Loved sitting outside with a glass of wine, smelling the lavender. We would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Lavender Cottage. We are delighted to hear you had a fabulous time at the cottage. I hope you managed to enjoy the lovely Restaurants and Shops in Stow also. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7May 2024

  • "The cottage is of an exceptional standard."

    Providing all you would need for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. Facilities were excellent. And the garden a hit with our little ones. The location is very good, right in the heart of Stow with all the town has to offer, but still quiet and peaceful of an evening and night. I’d certainly stay there again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2024

  • "The property was beautiful very clean nice leaving a bottle of wine and cake ..."

    The property was beautiful very clean nice leaving a bottle of wine and cake also tea coffee and singer and a bottle of milk Ut was really appreciated The only thing I would say was that the instructions for towels and bins etc needed checking as there were conflicting instructions We were told to leave rubbish for the bin in a cream bag that was not provided ( the very kind neighbour gave us one ) and to put bedding and towels into a blue laundry bag which wasn’t there on another page it said put it in a clear bag Overall the cottage was lovely and we had a very good time I would recommend it to anyone

    Dear Gillian, Thank you so much for your lovely review and so glad you made use of all the welcome basket lovelies. I will ask our housekeeper to look at the checkout procedures check list and see if these can be made clearer - we collect all the rubbish and laundry so as long as its bagged it doesn't really matter what colours the bags are. Thank you though for pointing this out and we look forward to seeing you and your friends again at Lavender Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2024

  • "99% excellent all round, small areas for enhancement, dimmable lights in lounge area, very bright lights, either more, brighter, 'lamps' in this area or dimmable lights, also foam pillows /duvet option for those allergic to feathers."

    Thank you for your excellent feedback and your suggestions, which we have passed onto the owner. The lounge has small candle bulbs in various lovely wall fittings, the owner will have a look at the wattage on these, and there are some lovely side table lamps which can be used if guests should wish a cosier feel to the room. An alternative option is offered to the luxury feather bedding, if guests could let the owner know before they arrive, the housekeeper can be requested to make up the necessary beds. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful with lovely decor."

    It was very conveniently situated for all of the other villages and attractions. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to think of everything you might need to make your stay comfortable. If you have allergies to feathers it’s worth noting that all the bedding and cushions are feather I bought hypoallergenic bedding for myself. It is very highly perfumed with lots of diffusers which while smelling lovely might be an issue for perfume allergy sufferers and probably won’t affect most people but it did affect me. I worked around this and it did not spoil the stay at all. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay and as before the cottage was in perfect condition ."

    Always comfortable with every detail considered . Thanks for welcome treats! A perfect stay.

    We're delighted you had another wonderful stay at Lavender Cottage and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lavender Cottage is a beautiful, tastefully decorated cottage."

    Perfect position in the lower end of the street to all the amenities. Fantastic place to stay to discover the heart of the Cotswolds. Slightly disappointed that the right up for the cottage mentioned ‘enjoying a Barbecue in the garden’ to find out it was not allowed especially as we had fabulous weather. Had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted you loved the cottage and location and would love to welcome you again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic place, great location."

    It made for so many good memories of our 3 night stay. Enjoyed inside and back patio. It is decorated like pages of a decorator magazine. Would have loved to stayed longer.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we'd love to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property itself is very smart, nicely decorated and in a good location in Stow on the Wold."

    We had booked this particular cottage as we saw it had a good sized garden and a BBQ in 3 of the pictures, which was a real selling point and as the weather was looking good we spent £90 on food for a BBQ. On arrival I asked how we could access the BBQ and was told an agreement was made with neighbours not to allow guests to BBQ so we wouldn’t be allowed. This really tainted our stay here as nothing had been said in advance and the pictures advertising the property were very misleading. This would put me off staying here again

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Lavender Cottage. It's lovely to hear you liked the cottage and setting, it's a really good location to be based to explore the Cotswolds. I'm sorry you where not able to BBQ at the property and will look to get these images removed. We don't actually state a bbq is at the property in the listing, but i can understand this could be confusing, so thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe2.8May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lavender Cottage."

    It was really comfortable, clean, well equipped & close up the town for a shops & drink & dinner. It’s also brilliantly located got lots of great walks, neighbouring towns. Will definitely rebook. Perfect 4 days away. Thank you

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feebdack on your stay at Lavender Cottage. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away and we cannot wait to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had the best weekend in this stunning cottage."

    Just took us all this time to locate the pots and pans. In 2 drawers without handles on. Whoops!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at Lavender Cottage. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time away and that you finally found the pots and pans! Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful property, fantastically maintained, in a perfect location in the village."

    The only issue we had was that the valve to the radiator in the kitchen appeared to be broken so the kitchen was chilly. The rest of the house was lovely and warm.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we are so pleased that you had a great stay at Lavender Cottage. We have followed up with the property manager to ensure that the kitchen radiator is fixed. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property and a fabulous location!"

    Bedrooms are a little tight to manoeuvre around but the living space is wonderful. Really nice garden area which I imagine is great in summer. Microwave was faulty and could have done with bigger frying pans / saucepans when cooking. Would stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you liked the cottage and the fantastic location. We hope to welcome you again. Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage with absolutely everything you could need."

    We have stayed in many cottages but this one is exceptional. Lovely decor, very comfortable and clean and such careful attention to detail. We would definitely come back. Also extremely convenient for Stow and great eating places, right on the doorstep. Mary.

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback on your stay at Lavender Cottage. We are so glad to hear that you took full advantage of the beautiful property, as well as the surrounding area. We hope to welcome you again one day soon! Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Beautifully decorated and clean. Fab location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Fabulous to hear you loved the cottage and enjoyed the location. Thank you for leaving feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Outstanding property in every way, stunning interior, spotlessly clean, excellent location, perfect for our mini break!"

    Fantastic to hear you loved the property and enjoyed the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful - everything we hoped for."

    It was furnished to a high quality with all necessary appliances and accessories.

    DorcasApr 2021

  • "Great location and a very nice stay."

    DavidDec 2020

  • "Exceedingly high standards with decor and size of cottage."

    The photos actually do it justice as the cottage is exactly as shown. Wonderful location and easy to find. Parked outside each day. So much choice for pubs and Michelin star restaurant across the road. Would definitely visit again. Thank you.

    LianeSep 2020

  • "Great place and great location."

    Was a lovely home with everything we needed.

    TimSep 2020

  • "Wow! This cottage was everything we had hoped for and more."

    From the second we stepped through the door we were blown away. The decor is to die for and everything in the cottage has been so thoughtfully planned out that we didn’t need anything else. The location is fabulous too and we enjoyed walking to the local pubs and restaurants in Stow. We couldn’t have asked for more- and it was also great for our little boy who is only 1 as the downstairs was really toddler friendly too. We would love to come back again!

    FrancescaAug 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you!

    FayAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Perfect for a long weekend away :)

    AidanJul 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Stylish, comfortable, and very clean. Location is perfect too. We will definitely be back! , Matt

    Jun 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Very comfortable, immaculately clean and incredibly well presented..

    DavidMar 2020

  • "This is a great cottage!"

    Well placed, equipped, spacious and comfortable. Perfect for a weekend away.

    JenniferMar 2020

  • "Many congratulations to the owners."

    You have created a truly beautiful home-from-home with furnishings and fittings of the highest standard which were greatly appreciated by our party. Highly recommended. We will return.

    MichaelMar 2020

  • "Top notch accommodation in a brilliant location."

    The property has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    DavidMar 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in a fantastic location."

    We will definitely return - thank you!

    JoeMar 2020

  • "This cottage was the very best self-catering place we have ever stayed in."

    It was beautifully decorated and designed. It was warm and cosy, just right for a February stay. We did not need the log burning stove. It was also very, very clean. Everything you needed was there. We recommend this cottage.

    ValFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful, clean and really warm."

    One of the loveliest places we've stayed.

    BeckieFeb 2020

  • "Lavender cottage is beautiful, very stylish and also warm and cosy."

    Very convenient position. We had a lovely time here and it is one of the best air bnb’s I have stayed in.

    KarenFeb 2020

  • "Great location and stunning house with everything you need for a very relaxed stay."

    Super stylish.

    TammyFeb 2020

  • "Perfect location, stunning and stylish cottage, with everything we needed - we could ask for nothing more."

    Would highly recommend.

    DanielFeb 2020

  • "Highly recommend this comfortable and stylish cottage."

    Excellent location, beautiful interior decor, very comfortable beds and cleaned to a high standard. Would book again!

    NeilJan 2020

  • "It has been a pleasure dealing with Character Cottages - very informative and efficient."

    The cottage was beautifully presented, sparkling clean and very well equipped. We will return. Thanks for making the holiday so easy.

    FionaDec 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The house was perfect for me and my family!

    AikoNov 2019

  • "Truly beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was cosy and so well equipped.

    PaulaSep 2019

  • "Lavender Cottage was beautiful, cosy and comfortable."

    The whole property and garden was finished to such a high standard. From the kitchen and equipment, to the cosy sofas and high-end TV. To the comfy beds, glorious bathrooms and robes provided. It made it hard to leave, even though the location was perfect, 5 minutes from pubs, cafes, the lovely town square and all the boutiques and shops. Wouldn't recommend though - it's so good we don't want EVERYONE to know...

    SarahAug 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning property, beautifully decorated, fantastic linen and lots of little extras."

    Amazing location on the high street with restaurants, pubs, butcher, cheese shop all on your doorstep.

    GeorginaJul 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely gorgeous, sparkling clean, and super cosy."

    We had such a great time there and loved everything about it. We also needed help finding a taxi, and the host was able to provide a list of taxi companies for us right away. It was so helpful!

    JuliaJul 2019

  • "A wonderful family stay."

    The cottage itself is beautiful with thoughtful touches! It’s perfectly located to explore and to also walk around Stow itself. Would highly recommend this place.

    AlisonJun 2019

  • "This is the most amazing place we have ever stayed at."

    Far better than any hotel: the cottage was clean, pretty and very well equipped. Perfect location to explore the Cotswolds. After spending the day outdoors, we were reconforted to arrive to Lavender Cottage and spend a relaxing evening. I would recommend it to any one without doubt. 100% lovely. Absolutely perfect. You will not regret it.

    MariaJun 2019

  • "A perfect stay at Lavender Cottage."

    A very well appointed and stylish cottage with every possible amenity. Welcome basket was a nice touch and the location is ideal. Easy walking to shops and restaurants. The beds were super comfy and the kitchen well equipped. Don’t hesitate to book this terrific cottage. Old Butcher’s restaurant across the street is terrific.

    KarenMay 2019

  • "Very clean and nice accommodation superbly decorated!"

    KostyaMay 2019

  • "We stayed for a weekend in the beautiful Lavender Cottage."

    The cottage is immaculately presented with plenty of room for 6. It is ideally located for exploring Stow and we can recommend The Bell opposite - particularly its rhubarb chutney! The cottage was a perfect base for a relaxing break and we can't wait to return.

    Mr FoxMay 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor twin, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite bath with hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, breakfast bar and underfloor heating
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster,washing machine,Smart TV, WiFi, telephone, selection of board games, books and puzzles
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking outside the Cottage or a short walk from the property
  • Split level garden with patio and lawn with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, in the charming Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this beautiful double-fronted cottage, Lavender Cottage.

The ideal retreat for a family or a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in this wonderful market town.

Upon arrival at the property, you are welcomed by the remarkable and elegantly decorated sitting room, which boasts a perfect mix of contemporary and period features, creating a homely and comforting feeling; the bold colours and fashionable furnishings set this property apart from the rest.

Look forward to a relaxing evening with loved ones in front of the woodburning stove and unwind with a glass of your favourite drink and reach for a book from the bookcase.

Rustle up a delicious meal in the well-equipped sociable kitchen/diner, which boasts stunning sky lights allowing the sun to flood in to the open room and underfloor heating to warm your toes after a long day of exploring.

Bi-fold doors open up into the manicured enclosed split-level garden, which is bordered by charming shrubs, potted fragrant flowers, dwarf olive trees and a graceful cherry tree.

Make use of the charcoal barbecue and take a seat at the glass Rattan table to enjoy your meal al fresco or take the steps up to the second tier of the garden which is immaculately kept and has an elegant bench to the far end.

A convenient side gate leads through to an alleyway and onto the main road.

Completing the ground-floor is a convenient cloakroom, which also doubles to a utility, perfect for storing your coats and shoes and for a quick wash down before retreating to your bedroom.

After a tiring day of exploring, make your way up to the first floor which houses two bedrooms and a shower room.

The first is a pleasing double room, the second is a convenient twin room boasting an ornamental fireplace.

The pristine shower room has an invigorating walk-in shower; the perfect end to your day.

The master bedroom located on the second floor is an impressive dual aspect room containing exposed wooden beams and a relaxing king-size bed.

There will be no more waiting for the shower, as this room is served by the family bathroom, so why not pour yourself a drink and indulge in the bubbles in the bath.

Once you’ve rested your eyes for the night, retreat to the kitchen for an appetising breakfast and get ready for the day ahead.

Just moments away from your doorstep lies the historical market square which is the heart of the community and offers boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, as well as the farmers’ market which every second Thursday of each month, featuring inviting local produce.

Stay local and visit the Fosse Gallery to admire an array of contemporary British art, indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, or revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes and cream tea at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

As one of the highest Cotswold towns, Stow-on-the-Wold features many cycle routes and picturesque country walks, boasting beautiful rural views.

Stow is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with many scenic walks and cycle routes right on its doorstep, including the Gloucestershire Way walking trail, a 94-mile trail from Chepstow Castle to Tewkesbury, passing through many Cotswold villages and towns on its route.

Take a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens for the day, or take a tour at Undiscovered Cotswolds.

If you want to enjoy the scenic spots that The Cotswolds have to offer, or arrange a tour with Cotswold Walks & Hikes & Bikes, all just a short car journey from Lavender Cottage.

Bring your loved ones for a break in Stow-on-the-Wold and choose Lavender Cottage for your perfect retreat.

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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 does not have a BBQ.

Note: The front door of the property opens onto the street and guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that the children are supervised when the door is opened.

Note: Logs are provided for the woodburning stove between October and April; other log supplies can be purchased locally.

Note: This is an old property set over three floors and with steep staircases which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

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

Note: It is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties, and understand that when using the garden they should behave in a reasonable manner, which does not disturb the neighbours.

Note: Corporate, work related or commercial bookings are only accepted with prior agreement of the owner.

Note: This is an old property set over three floors with narrow stairs and reduced head height in some rooms, both of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas