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The Apartment (Stow-on-the-Wold)

(Ref. 1091416)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location in the village and close access to everything including the 801 bus."

    Very comfortable location. Tall folks be careful as there are some low entries, but all part of the charm of the old building. Only suggestion would be a shelf in shower for bathing supplies.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2024

  • "I already sent you all per email, here again, I will be difficult to give a good rating as my satisfaction was not the best."

    I arrived Friday 9th February at 10 PM and there was no toilet paper. So Saturday I called and report this and that there was nothing cleaning utensils in the kitchen, sponge, cloth and fairy liquid. Then I called back on Monday and they did not no anything about my first call. After the second call I receive 2 toilet rolls ( not much for 10 days here for 2 people) and a small bottle with fairy liquid. When we opened the bedsofa we found a pair of men underwear and some paper, seems like they don’t clean under the sofa, see photo. The place is very nice as also Stow, but I need to send you this and see what you will answer. I would suggest to leave in the appartment some information with restaurants, pub and shops as the Indian and Chinese take way, very helpful for guests that arrive late. THERE IS NO INDICATION WHERE THE RUBBISH NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT. Many thanks and best regards Phil

    Reviewed by Filippo2.5Feb 2024

  • "The apartment is well proportioned with excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities."

    The bedroom was large and comfortable and the living room more than adequate.

    Reviewed by Clement4.7Dec 2023

  • "The place was in a great location to walk everywhere in the town, and we enjoyed it very much."

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Few bit and pieces not working correctly."

    Sink plunger in bathroom not working, lights under units in kitchen not working. Great position, and very comfortable .

    Thank you for providing this feedback which is always appreciated and for bringing to our attention some issues. We have passed on your comments to the Property Manager and hope this didn't impact your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay, fantastic location, would recommend for anyone who does not fancy doing their own cooking!"

    Only down-side is the miniscule parking space but that is soon fixed by going to the local free car park at Tesco store.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Apartment. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay in Stow and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara3.8Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location in this very well refurbished accommodation."

    All equipment - dish washer / washing machine / etc you require for a holiday supplied in the house. Proper old town house, low roofs and quaint internal stairs between rooms. Very quiet at nights. Shops, pubs, restaurants in town literally on the doorstep. Would defiantly return at some stage. Could a cloths horse be supplied to dry washed cloths

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away at The Apartment and appreciate your suggestions for improvement. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Car parking was a big issue also having to carry everything as could not park ..."

    Car parking was a big issue also having to carry everything as could not park out side appartment for that reason will not stay again

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope that you enjoyed your stay. The details for the allocated parking space are on the property description. We are sorry that you did not see this before booking, we try to be as transparent as possible. During peak season due to the amount of tourists that visit Stow, the on-street parking becomes limited. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay here as nice apartment."

    Good location. There are two bedside lamps, only one works as there is nowhere to plug in the other one (extension lead needed) Not enough hanging space as the wardrobe is overflowing with bed linen. No information book on anything including appliances. When leaving we just did what we would normally be told at other properties with bedding etc. Parking space too small, I have a VW Polo it just fitted on but I wasn’t comfortable as no manoeuvre room without worrying about hitting posts on one side or church pillar that stuck out on the other so parked elsewhere. A Fair came to town on Wednesday so wouldn’t have been able to use after that anyway as Road was closed. I have read some of these comments in the visitors book and online but nothing has been done to rectify.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you also for bringing some issues to our attention. The dimensions of the parking space are mentioned on the website. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie3.8Jun 2023

  • "2nd stay here and still love the apartment."

    Great location and very comfortable- small negative is lamp on one side of bed has no plug socket so could not use. Will definitely come back

    Thank you for providing this feedback and we're glad you had a lovely stay. Thank you also for bringing our attention to the bedside light. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-marie3.8Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location in the centre of Stow."

    Very roomy apartment and surprisingly quite. Lovely furnishings making for a comfortable stay. Would definitely book this apartment again.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the central location and look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."

    Perfect location. Would definitely recommend. The listing and information provided by the agent requires changing - the on site parking is in the town and the instructions as to which one of six it is, made no sense whatsoever. We obviously parked in the wrong one as we were approached by a local lady who told us we were in her space that she paid for. Contacted Character Cottages and spoke to someone amd was told someone would get back to me and no-one ever did. Ended up parking in the free car park next to Tesco for the rest of the week. A picture or map of the location of the parking space would make complete sense. The picture of the outside of the apartment in the listing and the instructions to get to the apartment specify its above a clothing shop and show the sign in the picture. The clothing shop and the sign are no longer there and as the properties aren't numbered it isn't easy to find, particularly if you arrive late at night as we did. The listing and instructions provided to those booking needs updating by Character Cottages.

    Thank you for your feedback. The instructions for the parking have now been updated and we are arranging for a new external photo. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Feb 2023

  • "The property was lovely, just need to mind your head at times!"

    ! It is in the middle of the town so easy walking to the supermarket, shops, cafés and pubs. Also lovely local walks. The front photo needs to be updated as the gentlemans outfitters is no longer there. We walked past it twice!! The parking space is very small. There is no padlock on the bollard which is permanently down. The fan in the bathroom, however, does not work so we needed to leave the bathroom window open when showering. This was managable for us but may not be for some. The entrance hall, downstairs was dripping wet at all times which isn't great. Wouldn't leave anything down there.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Feb 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a good location, well appointed with everything you need for a very comfortable break in Stow."

    Only disappointment was there were no Christmas decorations in the property, would have liked a few fairy lights and a tree.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass your comments on to the owner. Best wishes, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage; well equipped and well situated; in town but still quiet."

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the location. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lex5.0Sep 2022

  • "A mirror in the bedroom would be good; also a bedside light on both sides of the bed (only one side had one)."

    The broken parking bollard wasn’t a problem for us but if the town was really busy it could potentially be if no other parking available. Otherwise all great - very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Very quiet at night.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Apartment and appreciate your suggestions for improvement. These have been taken into full consideration and we hope to welcome you back to the property one day in the future. All the best, Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property, just as the photos showed."

    Ideal location and very comfortable accommodation with everything we could have needed.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Apartment. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay, the location is wonderful. I hope you manged to sample a few chocolates from the shop in Stow. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Apartment was fantastic."

    Everything was clean and fresh. And the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in at any holiday property In a lovely location . But the car parking was inadequate. And being a grade two listed building the door ways are low and I lost count of the times I banged my head . Having said that would I rent the apartment again? Yes absolutely.

    Thank you kindly for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you had issues with the parking, we have updated our direction details to include places that are available within the town. With best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Loved the apartment and would definitely return."

    Location excellent although allocated parking space is tiny and could not be used. To unpack the car you have to leave car elsewhere and walk to and fro etc. ok for us but if you were older could be a problem. Stairs up to apartment are very steep. Welcome pack very disappointing compared to lots of other rentals we have used. Only milk and biscuits and a few teabags. But otherwise it ticked all the boxes and would recommend it.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we hope you will return. We will pass on your comments to the owner regarding the welcome pack. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-marie3.8Apr 2022

  • "We loved the apartment- simply but tastefully furnished and such a good position ; quiet but right in the centre of things."

    I would be happy to return there as Stow itself is so well placed for exploring The Cotswolds. One suggestion- although the apartment is only furnished for four people maximum, more than four plates, mugs , cutlery etc would be useful as they are often in the dishwasher when needed and this leads to more washing by hand than should be necessary . The car parking space , though very small , was a godsend when parking in the busy market square.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Apartment and that it made a great base of operations for exploring the Cotswolds! We appreciate your suggestions for improvement and will take these into full consideration. Please know that we would love to welcome you back and hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "It's the second time we have visited the Apartment and we absolutely loved it."

    Great location and really comfortable.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again for the third time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really good location in Stow-on-the-wold, perfect for self catering with great facilities in the apartment or plenty of pubs to choose from in the area."

    Was really good to have a designated parking space (only really suitable for a small car though). The Apartment is really clean and comfortable - would definitely book again!

    BethApr 2021

  • "Fantastic place in a great location!"

    VincentMar 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room (with sofa bed on request)
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • kettle, toaster, 1 x Freeview TV, 1 x Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car with free roadside parking nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Set in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire is this quaint, first-floor dwelling of The Apartment.

The welcoming Grade II listed abode is the ideal retreat for two couples or a small family of four spending a well-earned break in the breath-taking Cotswolds.

Neatly nestled between two shop fronts you will find the front door to The Apartment, as you enter the property you can kick off your walking boots, hang up your coats and make your way up the winding staircase and into the stylish home that provides everything you need during your stay.

The sitting room is light and airy due to its dual aspect quality, while boasting high-vaulted ceilings and exposed painted beams, it really does provide a welcoming solace after a day of exploring; why not take a seat at the window and watch the world go by, or settle down with your loved ones in front of the TV for a movie night?

The sofa in the sitting rooms pulls out to a double sofa bed for additional guests, available to you on request.

Head up the four steps to the well-equipped kitchen/diner where you can get creative with your culinary skills and enjoy a well-earned and warming dinner.

Overlooking the street below the bedroom is a warming sanctuary and boasts a super-king-size bed (this can be changed to twin beds on request), a wonderful place to rest your head after a long day.

In the morning, head up an additional four steps from the sitting room and enter the tasteful shower room, where you can start the day with an invigorating rinse in the walk-in rain shower.

Get dressed for the day ahead and embark on a walk around Stow-on-the-Wold, where you can discover many amenities, including local butchers, pubs, individual shops and tearooms; if it’s good food that you’re craving, head to the award-winning Old Bakery Tea Room, where you can indulge in baked goods and light bites.

Now you’ve lined your stomach, why not do some exploring; Stow has an abundance of British contemporary art galleries and antiques shops, including Fosse Gallery and Durham House Antiques.

At nearly 800ft, Stow is the highest of the Cotswold towns, located on the Roman Fosse Way, there are many scenic and rural breath-taking walks and cycle routes in and around Stow, including the 102-mile walk on the Cotswold Way, through the beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A wonderful base whatever time of year, choose The Apartment for your next trip to the Cotswolds.

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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: Sorry, no children under five years old.

Note: Guests with children should be particularly careful of the staircase as there is no safety barrier to enclose the stairs.

Note: There is restricted head height in the entranceway and a steep, winding staircase leads directly into the living room, please take care.

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: The off-road parking space is 1.9m wide by 3.5m long.

Note: There is a sofa bed available on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas