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Pike Cottage

(Ref. 988609)

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


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage location is excellent, just a few minutes walk to the shops in Stow."

    The cottage is full of character and a lovely place to stay, we were there for a girly weekend and it was perfect, the kitchen particularly was great as it had plenty of space for us all to sit down. Only minor criticisms: (1) the welcome book says not to touch the heating, but we had to turn it off as it was BOILING. Set to 20 degrees all night so we were roasting, it was easy enough to turn it off on the controls but would have been better for it to be set to a more normal temperature! (2) tidying up instructions were unclear, they referenced putting bedding into bags provided but we couldn’t find these. Not sure if they were old/outdated instructions as they referenced Covid a lot too. (3) very little was provided in terms of bin bags, loo roll and basic cleaning products. The biscuits and crisps were a nice touch, but some basics would have been more useful. All very minor things though and I would stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're glad that you and your friends loved the cottage and convenient location. Thank you also for highlighting some housekeeping issues which we have passed on to the Property Manager - we hope this didn't impact your stay and that we can welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely warm cottage, great location, nice welcome biscuits etc."

    , everything provided, highly recommended, thank you.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Pike Cottage and loved the location too. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, we had a great time, thank you."

    Only feedback if pushed was the blinds in the top floor bedroom weren't the easiest. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch and really appreciated the milk and biscuits. So central, we couldn't have asked for better.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and the Christmas atmosphere. We have noted your comment regarding the bedroom blinds and will look into this. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2023

  • "The property was wonderful in itself."

    We had a really lovely weekend. Our only gripe was that it was hard to find. It would be helpful if the instructions were a little higher up the email. They are right at the bottom of the key collection email and the postcode doesnt lead you anywhere close to the property!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Pike Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, it's a fabulous spot to explore the Cotswolds and with all the lovely places to eat on your doorstep. We will review the key information and see if we can add a few details to make it easier to find. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and walking distance to everything that Stow has to offer"

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Pike Cottage. It's wonderful to hear you had a fabulous time at the cottage. It 's located in a great spot, you can walk everywhere from your doorstep, into town or just for a lovely walk in the countryside. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and well located in village, we had a few issues."

    The en-suite bathroom toilet didn’t flush properly, the shower in the main bathroom was very temperamental, there was a leak in the dining room from the skylight. I would really suggest changing the carpet on the stairs from the top bedroom, on Monday morning I slipped on the stairs hit my right knee and crashed into radiator at bottom hitting my head. So our first day was a right off as I was battered and bruised.

    Thank you for your feedback, Pike Cottage is a fabulous location for visiting Stow and the surrounding areas. We will certainly investigate into the issues you have raised in your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Cotswolds soon. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Pike Cottage was a charming, historic cottage."

    The decor was lovely and the cottage was very clean. We loved staying there. My husband left his wallet when we checked out and the agency was able to get it to him at our next place of stay. Not a thing was missing. Hope to stay here again next year.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad that you were pleased with the cottage and were reunited with your lost property. We hope we can welcome you back next year. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "We spend a very good time in this country and in the cottage."

    Every one was enjoy by your property Just a little problem with the clean machine…

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Pike Cottage and we have raised this with maintenance. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michel5.0May 2023

  • "We had the absolute BEST stay at Pike Cottage."

    It was truly like waking up in a dream world. The Cotswolds have all the charm and Pike Cottage just accentuated it. We couldn’t decide whether to go out or stay in! Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Micah5.0May 2023

  • "We loved this quirky cottage but there was a major disappointment with the bathrooms."

    The second floor only has a shower and handbasin which means if you are not young (like us) you had to go down steep and narrow stairs to spend a penny during the night! Madness not to have installed toilet and handbasin as there is a shower on first floor. This was not clear in the description. Also although there were instructions to put linen from beds in clear bags there were no clear or black bags provided!

    Many thanks for your feedback and comments, we do aim to make the information on the website as clear as possible, and it is stated in the details that the second floor room only has a shower and washbasin. Nonetheless the property does boast three toilets, two in the first floor bathrooms and one in the ground floor cloakroom. The unique character of Pike Cottage is something that guests enjoy as part of their holiday to the Cotswolds. Thank you for offering to strip the beds, however this was only a requirement during the covid pandemic. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice3.4Mar 2023

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week over Christmas at Pike Cottage which we found charming, well maintained and equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay."

    To our delight, the owners had supplied a decorated Christmas tree and a delicious panettone. Many thanks for sharing your historic property with us. Cheers Jenny, Kevin, Sylwia and Trent.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas break at Pike Cottage. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage was well placed for ameinites although on a very busy road."

    The lounge was "quirky" and although rather dark it was ok for watching a few tv programs. The property had been well cleaned before our arrival but as we where probably the last let of the season the carpets needed cleaned. They were in a bad way, the lounge, stairs and bathroom floors did not look the least bit hygenic and none of us walked on them in our bare feet.The kitchen was well equiped and everything was clean and in working order. We found our bed (first floor) comfortable but small and the ensuite needs a bit of work done on it but as I said it is the end of the summer season and the owners will probably freshen it up for next season.I trust the owners will accept these comments as fair comment but I do have plenty photos to back up my honest opinions.

    Thank you for comments, we appreciate you taking the time to inform us. Pike Cottage is an extremely popular cottage and we will look into all points you have raised and look to rectify over the low season. Many Thanks Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas3.4Sep 2022

  • "This was a cottage straight out of a fairy tale!"

    Right in the middle of a magical village (Stow). Small but spacious at the same time. Very well equipped with all the necessary conforta. Beds were very comfortable. If you are looking for some magical time, family time or just some relax time by yourself, this is the place to stay. Hopefully we will be back soon! Thanks!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Manor cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carlo5.0Jun 2022

  • "Oh my goodness, from the moment you walk through the gate to the property it feels like you are transported back in time, in a magical way, not a bad way."

    I cannot rate this property highly enough, it was clean very comfortable and just a pure delight to stay in with all the cubby holes and wonky rooms it has character by the bucket load. I am quite tall so had to bend my head to some rooms, but it was not a drama. The kitchen is well stocked, the bathrooms are fabulously quirky, the shower in one is not very powerful, I have long hair and had to give up, however this may have been more user error than an actual issue. I would love to stay here again and would highly recommend the property. Thank you to the owners for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice feedback, We are delighted you enjoyed the quirkiness of the property and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Manor cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Probably not ideal for tall people! Very good company to deal with.

    Thank you for taking time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was full of character and very well catered for."

    There was everything you could possibly need for your weekend. My bed was pretty comfortable, but the people who slept in the twin room on the first floor complained about how uncomfortable the beds were. The mattresses we really bad when I looked at them. I work in a bed shop and they were in a very bad condition to be honest. They are even acceptable for a light child as you could feel the springs. It was also a bit disappointing that there didn't seem to be a way to separate the recycling in the house and outside too. These were the only areas which I think could be improved. Otherwise it was a great stay and we all enjoyed ourselves. Thanks very much.

    Thank you very much for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay, and hope that the twin room mattreses did not leave a lasting impact on your retreat. We will investigate these to avoid the same scenario for future bookings. Thank you once again for providing us with your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely, cozy cottage, very comfortable and warm."

    We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pike Cottage. Thank you for this feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely, quirky, spacious and cosy cottage."

    We particularly enjoyed the log burner as the nights were darker and colder. There was a problem of no logs in the basket when we arrived but this was quickly sorted after a phone call. The large kitchen was a great place for all of us to gather round the table for breakfast ….and for the evening meal when we didn’t eat out. There is a more formal dining room but we preferred the kitchen. The double beds were very comfortable. The twin beds were a little short for our two adult sons who found their feet handing off the end. The bed in the single room was rather squeaky! We all managed to find parking spaces near to the Cottage which was good. The sitting room had comfortable seating which was lovely when relaxing in the evening ..watching TV or playing games. The location of the cottage is very convenient for walking into Stow or for visiting a number of nearby places by car …we went to Bourton on the Water , Sudeley Castle and Daylesford Organic Farm . We all really enjoyed our short break in the Cotswolds.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Pike Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your time at the cottage. We will investigate the squeaky bed as soon as we can! Thank you for your local recommendations - these will come in handy for future guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Oct 2021

  • "I think it would be a good idea to have mattress protectors on the beds."

    We used 2 of the bedrooms where we were there and neither of them had them on.

    Many thanks for your feedback on your recent stay at Pike Cottage. Apologies the mattress protectors were missing. We aim to always have protectors on all beds and changed on every changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2021

  • "The shower in the top bedroom was great, the other 2 in the bathrooms were not."

    More like mist. This did not affect our stay, we all used the top floor shower.

    Reviewed by Heidi3.8Jun 2021

  • "We have 5 days 4 nights with our."

    80 year old parents - we had everything we needed on our doorstep. The cottage was amazingly quirky, comfy, clean and far exceeded our expectations. We had a thoroughly great break, especially with all the current restrictions and doomy gloomy - it was a breath of fresh air. The local people were very welcoming and appreciated all your custom. We will be returning and trying new places to BUT we will be using this company to do so - amazing- thankyou

    Many thanks for your feedback on Pike Cottage. We are very happy to hear you had such a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic period cottage in the heart of the village."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pike Cottage."

    It was immaculately clean and had everything we needed to make our stay, as 2 couples, very comfortable. The amenities in Stow on the Wold were all so handy from the cottage and we found parking outside the cottage door every time with no problem at all.

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pike Cottage. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the very near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2020

  • "On the positive side, the location is grand."

    ..Right downtown so walking around Stowe was very enjoyable. The little court yard area just inside the gate was filthy! There certainly had not had a gardener there in ages. The toilet upstairs off the main bedroom was impossible! You never could depend on it flushing properly. It would be nice to know how old the cottage is. It must be hundreds of years old. Quaint, but not all that comfortable. Very musty.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you thought the location is grand and you enjoyed Stow. We apologise for the issues you encountered with the property, maintenance have rectified these. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martha1.9Oct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    The location was perfect and the cottage was cosy and adorable, perfect for a weekend away with the girls.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your stay, we always love to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryony5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic four nights in this beautiful cottage."

    It is perfectly located in the picture postcard town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with a number of pubs, cafe's and shops right on the doorstep. There are also some lovely walks which start from the town and meander through villages, countryside and woodland. It's also a short car journey to Bourton-on-the-Water and the Cotswold Wildlife Park; both well worth a visit. The pictures don't really do justice to just how pretty and homely the cottage is. We loved sitting around the farmhouse kitchen table for our big family dinners and a glass of wine (or two!). We were very pleased to find some milk in the fridge and a few teabags on our arrival. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are relatively spacious for a cottage. The stairs are not too steep so generally suitable for young children and elderly. The garden has a big heavy gate so we weren't particularly worried about our youngster getting out onto the main road. At our request, a standard push down travel cot was provided. *Bring your own travel cot mattress if you have one as, like all travel cots, the base is quite hard.* Also provided was an IKEA high chair; perfect for any age feeding baby. Just a few things to be aware of: Parking is on the road outside. It's free but there are limited spaces. We had three cars but didn't have any problems parking over the week. The ceilings are very low, especially in the kitchen. My husband is 6ft 5in which meant a bit of neck ache for him. There really isn't much of a garden, and what there is doesn't get any direct sunlight. The shower (over the bath) on the first floor family bathroom was a little tricky to get the right temperature. We had to make sure the Hive was on and the temperature setting on the shower was at a certain point. Maybe some clearer instructions would be helpful. The single bedroom does get noise from passing traffic because a main road runs right past the cottage. However, it's an acceptable level of noise considering it is located in the centre of town.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jul 2019

  • "It's worth highlighting how low the ceilings are as this can significantly affect a tall individual/group from enjoying the cottage."

    The cottage is also a little difficult to navigate for elderly people who find it difficult to walk or manoeuvre around anything but the most straightforward dwellings. There was also a vague smell of damp in the cottage, but it wasn't off-putting. On the plus side, the cottage feels homely, is well stocked and has good facilities, although the shower on the top floor is a little awkward to enter in and out of. The welcome crisps and caramels were a nice touch. The cottage is well located with respect to the village, and parking although not private, didn't cause us any problem.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We were sorry to hear that certain aspects of the cottage had an impact on your stay. It is never our intention to mislead guests, and hope that the photos show a clear and accurate reflection of the accommodation. Most pictures clearly show that this is a period property, and that most of the rooms have beamed ceilings, which by their very nature mean that they are usually lower than those in more recently constructed properties. Hopefully the pictures also indicate that this is not a 'straightforward' dwelling - something which most guests in this, and in similar properties, see as an advantage. Where a property has aspects that we feel need to be highlighted then we make particular mention of them in the description: in this case we make note (in the summary) of the fact that some of the bedrooms are accessed via steep staircases. However, we have taken on board your comments regarding the ceiling height and have slightly amended the property description to take this into account. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Jul 2019

  • "Great place and great location."

    You can easily walk to all amenities in STOW ON THE WOLD and although it is on the main high street it still felt very private. Only small downside is the garden is a small patio that doesn't get any direct sunlight. Also the place could have been cleaned better as it was quite dusty and the place its self is quite dark but you can usually expect that from cottages.

    Reviewed by Coral4.7May 2019

  • "The shower on the first floor didn't produce warm water this needs to be fixed since we share one shower between 8 people."

    Other than that the house was very clean and cute and in an amazing location.

    All our cottages are provided with a welcome folder containing a 24 /7 emergency number and email which we encourage our guests to use if any issues should arise during your stay. As we have not been alerted to any issues during this stay we have not been able to rectify the matter. After the departure, Housekeeping found a note mentioning an issue with the shower. Our maintenance investigated this the same morning and found no issues with the hot water. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina3.8Apr 2019

  • "A wonderful character cottage, that left us not wanting to leave."

    ....highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a fab time, in a beautiful cottage set in a very central location."

    Was great for a girly weekend away

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Nov 2018

  • "Perfect location, lovely weekend away."

    Mrs Doggett

  • "Excellent location, Plenty of beds, 2 bathrooms and 1 shower - so no queuing to use facilities"


  • "The cottage was very lovely, just a few touches that could be made to make our stay better."


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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double bedroom plus ensuite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x first floor single day bed ,1 x second floor mezzanine twin room (Accessed via double bedroom, up some steep stairs
  • This twin room has no closable door to the double room), 1 x second floor kingsize double (Accessed via steep staircase) plus ensuite shower room with shower and washbasin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and washbasin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC.
  • Central heating, open fire, Gas hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Private garden patio with table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property requires a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 payable prior to arrival.

The property

Pike Cottage is a wonderful, period cottage resting within the thriving town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

This spacious accommodation, filled with character and charm is the superb base for a family getaway to the wonders of the Cotswold.

Upon entering the 200-year-old property, you are immediately charmed by the feature Inglenook fireplace, the exposed beams and the elegant furnishing arrangement, found throughout the property.

(Please note that due to the age and character of the cottage, with the beamed ceilings, there will be certain places where you will need to duck!!).

Curl up with your loved ones on the plush sofas within the living room, in front of the glorious open fire, filled with charming features to ensure a tranquil stay.

Moving through the property, you will find a stylish kitchen, offering all the necessities you require and ample space to bring the entire family together for a dinner party.

Enjoy your evening meals within an idyllic dining room, perfect for planning the days ahead.

Whilst here, you are spoilt for choice by the four well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a first floor single bedroom, a double bedroom boasting its own en-suite shower room and a second floor mezzanine twin room and a king-size double bedroom, offering an en-suite shower room.

After a busy day exploring, you can unwind within a warming bath tub, situated within the first floor, family bathroom, offering a luxurious surrounding.

Step outside to enjoy your morning coffee within a tranquil garden setting.

This cottage is ideal for a peaceful holiday, however it is superbly located within the centre of the quaint, market town, where you are situated a mere stone’s throw away from a number of shops and pubs.

For days out, you can wonder around the wonderful Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, visit the National Trust Property Bibury or take a guided tour of Hook Norton Brewery.

This charming property set within a convenient location is the perfect base for a family gathering to the Cotswold.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 requires a Good House Keeping Bond of £100
Note: The staircase to the second floor is narrow and steep, not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Note: On road parking only - on a first come, first served basis.

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