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Primrose Cottage (Stow)

(Ref. 1091219)

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall a good stay in the cottage, however some features do look a little jaded and could do with a freshen up (damaged walls, worktops etc)."

    During our stay we had the electric trip on the Sunday morning turning off the fridge & dishwasher etc, this was due to a substantial leak underneath the washing machine and cooker (junction box submerged in water). Although I appreciate this can happen to anyone at any property, it was quite clear this has been leaking for some time (black mould around rotten kick boards) and that the key signs weren't identified by property cleaners (mould & sound of running water near washing machine). I will say however that Louise was very efficient in sorting our issue (rectified within 3hrs) and was very helpful overall on the day. The property is ideally situated with the centre of Stow only a minute or so walk away so the location was ideal. Would visit again providing its given a little bit of TLC in the future.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the electric problem and are pleased that the owner sorted the issue quickly for you. We have passed your other comments onto the owner. We are glad you enjoyed the central location in Stow. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mathew4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean, comfortable and cosy."

    Close to the village which has plenty of places to eat out. Easy parking arrangements midweek which was greatly appreciated.

    We so pleased you enjoyed your break in Stow-on-the-Wold, Primrose Cottage is a great choice. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was not as shown on the listing photos."

    The garden was unkempt with weeds and dead flowers. The cottage is poorly maintained and not clean. We found hair in the bath, crumbs on and under the cushion and a dirty drinking straw, grime and tooth floss picks in the washing machine. Excessive mould in the bathroom and cobwebs throughout. No mattress protector on a stained mattress and bedding was old and worn out. The cottage felt very unloved and in dire need of a thorough makeover and clean. The only positive is its location.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. We pride ourselves on the standards of our properties and this obviously falls far short of this. We have passed your comments onto the owner and housekeeper to investigate. We hope you were still able to enjoy your time in Stow. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo1.6May 2023

  • "The photos on website are very old and do not look as it is."

    The chairs and table were sticky fortunately we take bac wipes so we’re able to clean ,the tiny cloakroom sink in bathroom was broken the toilet not fixed to the wall the sink was fixed Friday when we had left.The soft furnishings were we’ll used and in my opinion in need of cleaning a thoroughly disappointing place.We enjoyed our visit to The Cotswolds, as an aside we use cottages twice most years so this was not the first time we have holidayed this way but the most disappointing

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Primrose Cottage. I'm so sorry to hear that the cottage wasn't up to our usual high standards. Can i ask, did you get in touch with the Housekeeper to pop back and rectify these issues during your stay?. I will also pass on your other comments to the owner for review. I hope you still had a lovely stay and made the most of the area you where in, the Cotswolds has so many wonderful places to visit. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by James2.5Sep 2022

  • "Great little place in a lovely part of the world."

    Close to pubs, shops. Lovely comfy beds and thoughtful touches. Thank you for our stay!

    Thank you for providing us with such lovely feedback on your stay at Primrose Cottage. We are so glad to hear that you took full advantage of the pubs and shops, and enjoyed each and every touch of the cottage. We can't wait to welcome you back one day in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacey4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal situation for walking into town or exploring the Cotswolds."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of good places to eat. We did find it very difficult to be unable to recycle as we are used to this. It must be possible to rectify this as the cottage next door did it. Two problems - the freezer was unusable as it was totally frozen up and the window boxes were full of dead plants. Not very welcoming and meant we were unable to take any photos of it!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay at Primrose Cottage. We're glad you found it comfortable and well equipped but are sorry that there was difficulty in recycling and that there was an issue with the freezer. We will ensure that these matters are rectified and thank you for bringing them to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M4.7May 2022

  • "Great little cottage."

    Enjoyed our stay, area was beautiful. Just found the shower was a little stiff when turning on and off and felt like we was going to break it, but it still worked just maybe something to look at in the future. Thanks again

    Thank you for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Mar 2022

  • "The property was not very clean."

    Hair was in the bath plug hole causing the water not to drain properly. Hairs were also left in the bath. Once we cleared the hair, the water still did not drain properly. The shower was extremely difficult to turn on and off. Some of the door knobs on the kitchen cabinets were loose. There were old chips in the oven. There was no kindling or firelighter for the fire. There were no spare toilet rolls so we had to purchase some. There was dirt between the sofa cushions. The small bedroom with 2 single beds is not correctly advertised as the beds are smaller than an average single and the bed sheets didn't fit properly. The waterproof mattress protector was ripped on one of the single beds. No recycling facility at the property either. Overall, the property upkeep was below standard expected. The property location is excellent and parking was easy and nearby. The property itself could be very nice but just felt like it hadn't been cleaned properly and requires a general touch up.

    We are extremely sorry to hear of your experience at Primrose Cottage . We would like to have had the opportunity to rectify any issues and would ask in future that you contact your local office. We have spoken to the housekeeper and passed on your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Jan 2022

  • "My husband and I enjoyed our week at the cottage over Christmas."

    The location is fantastic as it’s right in Stow but not on a busy street. The cottage is small but perfectly formed. The kitchen is large for the size of the cottage. It was well equipped - my only complaint is the lack of cooking vessels as there was only one roasting tray and one small baking dish. The pots were a bit on the small size. It would have been nice if we were supplied with some dishwasher tablets. I ended up purchasing a box and leaving the rest in the cottage for future guests. We also found some unwashed glasses and bowls in the dishwasher when we arrived (cleaning standard could be better as there were also toothpaste stains on the mirror frame in the bathroom). The lounge was on the smaller side but the sofa (and plenty of blankets) was perfect for the space, and it was so lovely to have a log burner for the winter season. The main bedroom has ample space, although the bed was a bit small. Although we didn’t use it, the second bedroom is quite small, so would be better suited to small children or just one adult. The bathroom was sufficient but the sink was quite small and it would benefit from some storage space. Parking on the street wasn’t an issue. Overall, the cottage was well suited for our quiet week in the area. And it is reasonably priced for the fantastic location!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon. We will pass on your comments to the owner for review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy3.8Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Had everything we needed and the owners even left a cake for us on arrival. Couldn't fault anything and will definitely stay again, thank you!

    EmmieJan 2020

  • "Stunning little cottage with everything you need provided."

    Cookies on table, heating on and spotlessly clean. Delightful!

    KatieNov 2017

  • "This is a lovely and well equipped cottage, we missed nothing and had a great time at Stow on the wold."

    KertsinJul 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and the kitchen is well equipped."

    The furnishings make the cottage feel very cosy. The location is perfect for Stow on the Wold and the Cotswolds. It was very helpful that there was some coffee, tea and dishwashing liquid.

    RikaJun 2017

  • "Had an absolutely amazing time and have tried to book for next year already but booking for a year in advance is not available yet!"

    Can't wait to go back. A quote from our nearly 3 year old son: Mummy I just love our holiday home praise indeed!! - Jill

    Sep 2016

  • "Thank you for a winderful weekend away in your beautiful cottage."

    Both the cottage and the surroundings were charming! - Harriet & Edward

    Jan 2015

  • "The best ever 50th surprise!"

    Beautiful, lovely fantastic place. Thank you for letting me share the cottage! - Savka

    Jan 2015

  • "Thank you for letting us use this fantastic cottage again for the weekend."

    Beautiful cottage, lovely location - great! - Ricky & Emma Hunt

    Dec 2014

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, TV with Freeview, DVD player, telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Courtyard garden with furniture (front)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Situated in a quiet road within the heart of the historic market town, Stow-on-the-Wold, in a short row of cottages, you will find the lovely Primrose Cottage.

Built in the 18th century, the cottage has been freshly renovated, yet still holding its character such as exposed wooden beams and charming woodburning stove.

Ideal for families or groups of friends, sleeping up to four guests, Primrose Cottage is a splendid choice for your getaway to the Cotswolds.

Upon arrival in the quiet road, park your car in the nearby road and approach the property through the lovely courtyard garden, where the front door opens into the well-appointed and contemporary kitchen where you will find everything you require to make a delicious home-cooked meal to enjoy at the dining table with your guests and plan your itinerary for your wonderful trip to the Cotswolds, or if the weather permits, eat your dinner alfresco style in the little courtyard with outdoor table and chairs to the front of the property.

The sitting room is little, yet homely and warming, and has plenty of character including exposed oak beams and woodburning stove which is perfect for chilly winter nights.

When sleep calls, make your way up the stairs to the first floor where you will have a choice of two relaxing bedrooms; the master containing a double bed and second bedroom containing twin beds.

The bathroom finishing the first floor off nicely, contains a bath for you to relax in after a long day of traveling or exploring.

If you want to discover the history of Stow, take a walk around the market square, where you will find the town stock at one end which dates back to the 15th Century and is shaded by an old Elm Tree and at the opposite end, you will find the ancient Market Cross, originally erected as a symbolic reminder to traders of the times to deal honestly and fairly.

The market square 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.

Keep yourself entertained by visiting local Bourton-on-the-Water where you can discover a miniature replica of the Cotswold-stone village at The Model Village, or enjoy a scrumptious picnic surrounded by wildlife at Birdland Park & Gardens.

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.

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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: The neighbouring cottages have right of access through the garden.

Note: This is an old property with character features, including steep stairs and low beams, which is laid out over two floors, and could therefore pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: The property’s courtyard garden is enclosed; however, the neighbouring properties have a right of access through this garden, which could result in the gate to the road or the gate to the neighbouring property not being closed properly.

Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Note: A telephone is provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made (no international calls).

Note: Neighbouring property Spinners Cottage can be booked in conjunction with Primrose Cottage.

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