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Steps Cottage

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091241)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location in the heart of Stow."

    Communication from host was quick and very helpful.

    LucasNov 2020

  • "The cottage instantly felt like a holiday home that we could relax and feel comfortable in."

    Its amenities are simple but practical, and exactly what our family needed for the week. It is in a fantastic location, both being a stones throw from the beautiful town centre and further afield to any area of the Cotswold's. We can't wait to return.

    EdAug 2020

  • "Clean tidy comfortable and close to the hidden gem of Stow!"

    MikeMar 2020

  • "What a fantastic place to stay within walking distances of shops, restaurants and pubs."

    Host went out of his way to help us get into the garage. Would stay again

    LouiseJan 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Steps cottage."

    The location is absolutely fantastic. Right in the village of Stow. Very cosy interior and the kitchen has everything you may need. Great for 2 families as the place has 2 separate parts but you can still spend mealtimes together. Our kids were happy to find some books and games too. Would highly recommend this place.

    JudithOct 2019

  • "Great cottage with lots of character, in a lovely location."

    NickOct 2019

  • "Great location and place for our stay in the Cotswolds, would recommend."

    Directions clear and thorough. Thank you.

    ChrisSep 2019

  • "It was straightforward and easy to book."

    Everything was as described and comfortable. A lovely Cotswold stay.

    HollyJul 2019

  • "This is a charming property in a lovely Cotswold village."

    Our group of 11 was comfortable.

    RobertJul 2019

  • "Lovely space in the heart of Stow-on-the Wold and really accessible into the local area, walking or by car."

    Property is versatile, has the Bolt House over the garage that is great additional space for larger groups. Nice outdoor space too. Lots of character. Very easy to find, with great pre-arrival info. A short walk from the supermarket, pubs and restaurants. Would recommend.

    JonJun 2019

  • "This cottage was amazing, clean tidy and in a great location, I loved my stay there"

    NuriaMay 2019

  • "We liked this cottage."

    It was warm and cosy and clean. It was easy to arrive and the instructions were easy to follow. We'd stay here again if we decided to return to the Cotswolds.

    JamesNov 2018

  • "Our stay at the cottage was excellent clean tidy and in very good order."

    Would Recommend.

    BobOct 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage, really comfortable."

    We had a great time! Thank you very much!

    The Barnes FamilyApr 2018

  • "We came as a group of 10 girls celebrating a 30th Birthday and has a very fun and chilled weekend."

    Everything you need is in the home. Excellent location, everyone reported a comfortable night’s sleep and thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Thank god for the downstairs loo with 10 of us! House was always warm and has plenty of towels. Thank you.

    Liz & PartyApr 2018

  • "Thank you very much, such a beautiful house in a beautiful place."

    Lovely wine too!

    Haley, Ant, Davie, Steph, Angus, Lily, JT, Isaac And ChristieFeb 2018

  • "We booked the cottage with our family for our 50th Anniversary."

    We all had a lovely weekend! Thank you for all the extra touches you had done. The Bolt Holw was great too. Everything was lovely and clean and it makes a change to have plenty of towels etc. Once again Thank you.

    The Cresswell FamilyOct 2017

  • "Really lovely cottage in a great location."

    PhilomenaSep 2017

  • "We had a great stay."

    The property was perfect for two families with children traveling together and with a great walkable location. The owner was very responsive, helpful and friendly when we had questions. We would highly recommend this property and would happily return if we are back in the area in the future.

    KirstenAug 2017

  • "We had a lovely family reunion here for 3 days, everything in the cottage was very welcoming and delightful."

    From the gorgeous red roses on the dining table to the delicious chocolate cake, we really appreciated all the little touches. I had needed some help with organising groceries prior to our arrival as we were traveling with 5 children and arriving at 9pm and the housekeeper for the cottage, Eve was totally amazing about it. I sent her a list of things and she organised everything brilliantly. The location is really amazing. we visited Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-on-the-Marsh and loved experiencing the litttle tea rooms and coffee shops in the Stow market square. The only thing we struggled with was booking taxis for a group as large as ours. We will definitely try to come back!

    FareesehJul 2017

  • "Great location, brilliant space, and very well equipped."

    We will definitely visit again in the future.

    HermioneJun 2017

  • "A lovely ,well equipped cottage in a great location."

    There was a problem with the hot water in the annexe that turned out to be due to temporary low water pressure in Stow on the Wold. We phoned the owner's son to report the problem, he could not have been more helpful in trying to fix the problem. Excellent cottage, excellent service from the owners.

    MorrisMar 2017

  • "Extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Wonderful location.

    ChristinaNov 2016

  • "10 of us stayed the weekend at Steps Cottage."

    6 in main house with 4 in the annex. The facilities were good, the cottage lovely and location ideal. Loved the nice homely touches - soft fluffy towels, tea/coffee left in beautiful jars at both locations and a couple of bottles of wine. Fully functional kitchen, crockery, utensils with dishwasher. A 5/5 stay. Thankyou. Rajesh Kohli

    Nov 2016

  • "We had a perfect weekend at Steps Cottage."

    We were a party of 10, all adults although 6 were late teen/early 20s. The description of the cottage was very accurate; the lovely space above the garage provided an extra living space for boardgames, although we all fitted into the living room to watch the Olympics. We cooked full meals on all 3 evenings and the kitchen was very well equipped. The cars stayed in the garage for a very restful weekend and we enjoyed walks from the cottage. The Bell at Stow provided a great Sunday lunch and Huffkins make excellent almond croissants. Sue

    Aug 2016

  • "Yes it was great thank you."

    Loved the king sized bed in the loft space it was very comfortable. My son really liked his room which was adjoined to ours. Kitchin was fantastically equipt with everything you could need and cottage was nice and clean and well presented. We came home feeling relaxed. The cottage was nice and warm and homely. We really enjoyed our stay! We did have trouble finding the cottage initially as the Steps Cottage sign outside did not really standout. Thank you for the lovely cake! - Sam

    Dec 2012

  • "Actually I was trying to do this recently on your website but couldnt find an appropriate place!"

    We had a great time in Steps Cottage as a group of girls looking for a relaxing weekend in the countryside. The house was lovely - very homely and well equipped, with fanstastic little features like the wood burner and smart Tv, and a delicious cake on arrival. It is perfectly located near to the town centre and Tesco, whilst being easy to find with off road parking too. The service we received when we had a technical issue with the doorknob in the living room was also prompt and helpful. I know that several friends had already booked cottages with your company after their experiences in the cottage and from our recommendations. Thank you so much for providing such a fantastic service. The only thing I can think to improve on would be to move a DVD player downstairs as we had brought several DVDs to unwind with, but could not play them in the living room to watch together. Thank you again for a great weekend! - Julia

    Dec 2012

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, cottage was lovely and especially enjoyed the buetiful kitchen utensils the cottage provides, nice tv and generally warm."

    ... really no criticisms. would definatley use your company again! - Adam

    Dec 2012

  • "The Cottage was fantastic and the cake even better."

    We left a message in the book for guests. We will be back to enjoy both the cottage and the area. It was great to have the freedom to come and go and spend the time as we wanted it to be. Everything about the cottage was just prefect and have already recommended it to others. Thanks so very much you made four ladies very happy - who had net seen each other for at least 20 years. We studied at University together and just lost touch. So the days spent in your cottage will stay with us for a long time. - Kim

    Nov 2012

  • "Very pleasant stay and nice cottage thank you!"

    - Mel

    Oct 2012

  • "We had a absolutely great time."

    The cottage was lovely and exceptionally well equipped (particularly the kitchen). The finishing touch was the homemade sponge cake which was delicious! I would definitely recommend it and will keep my eyes on your cottages for future trips. One thing I thought would be helpful is that the village tourist information does a local walks booklet for about £2 which would be great to have in the information folder. I left mine but it was a bit crumpled after our walk. Thanks! - Ali

    Oct 2012

  • "We had a really good time."

    The owner, Chris, greeted us, and showed us round. The house has every comfort you'd need. Stow is a great place, and we also went to Broadway, Bourton and Chipping Campden. I'd certainly recommend it, and would be interested in trying some of your other properties too. Your customer service has been great, especially as we booked last minute. - James Leckie

    Sep 2012

  • "Just a short note to let you know how much I enjoyed our week at Steps Cottage!"

    It was perfect in every way...charm...warmth....lovely garden and so well situated in the village. The owner has done an excellent job of decorating....and has thought of everything necessary to make people's stay comfortable. I will be recommending the cottage as well as your website to friends here in Canada! It was truly a great find...and I look forward to returning! - Gillian

    Sep 2012

  • "Hello Mat, Just a quick note to let you know that I really enjoyed my visit to the Cotswolds and that the Steps cottage was perfect."

    Well laid out, great furnishings...and nice quality of kitchen utensils etc etc etc. I will happily recommend this cottage in the future. Cheers - Daniele

    Sep 2012

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Positioned in the heart of the lovely, historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold rests this impressive pair of self-contained homes, consisting of the main House, Steps Cottage, and the annexe building known as “The Bolt Hole”.

Sleeping up to ten guests, it is the perfect holiday home for you and your family or a group of friends to enjoy the wonders of the Cotswolds.

This splendid 18th century Cotswold stone cottage has been decorated to a high standard and has all the amenities you and your party require for a great stay.

A handy garage fit for two cars is located in the property grounds so you do not have to worry about unloading your luggage from afar.

Upon entering the main house, a sizeable, dual aspect sitting/dining area greets you with wonderful exposed beams, solid beech flooring and exposed stone walls with a woodburning stove that provides a warming effect in chilly winter evenings as you make yourself a warm drink and feel right at home by taking a seat on the window seat and watching the world go by.

Further into the property you will find the well-equipped kitchen which has all the utensils and appliances you require to make a home-cooked meal to enjoy with friends and family, with a useful utility and cloakroom also located on the ground floor, along with a gorgeous conservatory, overlooking the enchanting garden.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to the first floor where you will find the first bedroom containing a super-king-size bed (zip/link, can be twin beds on request) and benefits from dual aspect windows, creating a bright and airy room.

The bathroom is located on this floor, where you can have a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

Moving up the staircase into the eaves of the house, you will find the master bedroom which has stunning exposed wooden beams and Velux windows, with a king-size bed.

The landing space on this floor is able to have two additional single beds on request and the fixed stairgate at the top of the stairs safely encloses the second-floor.

Moving back down to the ground floor, through the conservatory, you will find the wonderfully manicured enclosed multi-level garden; a peaceful place to relax surrounded with bushes, plants and flowers, and a remarkable tree giving shade to the gravel area which is occupied by an outside seating area and gas barbecue.

The Bolt Hole is hidden at the end of the garden, above the garage, with wooden steps leading up to the entrance, which is above the garage.

The open plan living area is bright and open and benefits from a sitting area with TV, stylish bedroom with super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin beds on request) bed, equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom.

Just a short walk from the market square, this property is the perfect location to enjoy the renowned boutique shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants as well as the farmers’ market which takes place every second Thursday of each month, featuring inviting local produce.

The market square is bustling and is the heart of the community, and as one of the highest Cotswold towns it features many cycle routes and picturesque country walks, boasting beautiful rural views.

Why not spend the day in beloved towns in the North Cotswold such as Chipping Norton, Moreton-in-Marsh and Burford or further afield in Cirencester and Oxford where you will find Blenheim Palace.

Or perhaps you want to enjoy the serenity of local neighbouring villages such as Broadwell, Lower Swell and The Oddingtons, where you can reward yourself from a long day walking with a mouth-watering refreshment in one of the popular inns.

For a wonderful stay in the beautiful Cotswolds, stay at Steps Cottage.





  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms
  • Main house: 1 x first floor super-king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double, landing area with twin beds on request
  • Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Annexe: 1 x super-king-size double (zip/link, can be changed to twin beds on request)
  • Sitting room with twin beds on request
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob (main house), 2 x microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview (one with BT Vision), DVD, iPod/iPad dock, telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs (without straps), 2 x travel cots and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable garage for storage
  • Patio garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

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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.

Region Information

Note: Steps Cottage is an old property and has character features including relatively narrow and steep stairs, some low beams, and multiple floors and garden levels, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are provided under a fair usage policy and there is an honesty box provided for the logs used. Note: Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to two additional infants. Note: There is a telephone, for UK calls only, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made. Note: Access to the Bolt Hole is via external wooden steps which could be slippery when wet. 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 super-king-size bed in the annexe is zip/link and can be changed to twin on request.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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