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Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold

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Welcome to Bag End, a wonderful home in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold
The living room blends contemporary style with traditional character
One of Stow's many traditional pubs
1 of 45Welcome to Bag End, a wonderful home in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Welcome to Bag End, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, which offers large, flexible accommodation, with a stunning walled garden, right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. From the road, the property looks like a normal Cotswold cottage, however once you step inside the true size of the property starts to reveal itself, as you walk through the two bedroomed main house, into the large garden and then on into the additional cottage, which provides another bedroom and a sofa bed, and can be an entirely self-contained annexe, if required. Stow-on-the-Wold is possibly the most famous of the many Cotswold market towns, well known for its wide range of restaurants, pubs and antiq...Welcome to Bag End, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, which offers large, flexible accommodation, with a stunning walled garden, right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. From the road, the property looks like a normal Cotswold cottage, however once you step inside the true size of the property starts to reveal itself, as you walk through the two bedroomed main house, into the large garden and then on into the additional cottage, which provides another bedroom and a sofa bed, and can be an entirely self-contained annexe, if required. Stow-on-the-Wold is possibly the most famous of the many Cotswold market towns, well known for its wide range of restaurants, pubs and antique shops. Stow sits at the top of a hill in the heart of the North Cotswolds, with many beautiful countryside walks straight from the town, and it is ideally located for exploring the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath. Bag End is a traditional Cotswold stone property and both the main house and the cottage contain a wealth of character features, including exposed stone walls, oak beams, flagstone flooring and wood burning stoves in both the house and the cottage. Complementing this traditional character, the property has modern facilities, including wireless internet access, four flatscreen TVs with DVD players, and well presented kitchens in both the main house and the cottage. Bag End sleeps a maximum of 6+2 people, in two bedrooms in the main house, plus one bedroom and an additional sofa bed in the cottage. There are two bathrooms in the main house and an ensuite bathroom in the cottage. A particular feature of the property is its beautiful walled garden, which is much larger than for most comparable properties in Stow. Free street parking is available outside, or close to the house. Bag End is a beautiful property for groups of friends or larger families to relax in and enjoy a lovely break in the heart of the Cotswolds. House Rules Security deposits A security deposit of £250 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit. Occupancy The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is eight guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than eight guests at the property. 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 one additional infant. Pets One small dog is accepted, at a cost of £20 per booking. For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure. Bed sizes and configurations Bedroom 1 (house): King size bed Bedroom 2 (house): Double bed Bedroom 3 (cottage): 2 x single beds or super king size bed Cottage: Sofa bed Bathrooms Family bathroom (house): Slipper bath with shower attachment, toilet and wash basin Bedroom 2 ensuite (house): Walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin Bedroom 3 ensuite (cottage): Walk-in shower, toilet and double wash basin Heating, fuel and logs The property has a gas central heating system. Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stoves in the dining room and the cottage, from October to April, and further log supplies can be purchased locally. Services provided The property has free wireless internet access and four TVs with DVD players. Please note that whilst the internet connection is usually excellent, there may be the odd time in the Cottage it is intermittent due to reception. There is no telephone at the property, however mobile phone reception is generally OK, particularly in the garden. Parking Free on street parking is readily available, either outside the property or a short walk away. Child friendly facilities A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided. The property's walled garden is fully enclosed. Initial consumables A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay. Accessibility, health and safety This is an old property and has many character features, including a steep staircase to the second floor of the house, with a low doorway, a low ceiling in bedroom 2, and a steep, narrow spiral staircase in the cottage, with low beams at the top of the stairs, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency. The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk. The front door of the house 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. Hen, Stag and other same gender groups Unfortunately, Hen, Stag and other same gender groups are not allowed at Bag End. If you would like to enquire as part of a same gender group, please contact us, as these may be accepted at the sole discretion of the property owner. Please note that same gender family groups are welcome. Stow Horse Fair 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 gypsies and travelling 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. Whilst many visitors enjoy the colour and vibrancy associated with the fairs, other visitors prefer to avoid Stow on these dates. Other The property is located on one of Stow's busier roads and some guests may be aware of traffic noise at night. This only applies to the main house, as the cottage is shielded from the road by the house. Please visit the Character Cottages website for a full description of the property.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The House Rules of the property are listed as part of the Property Overview above. Please ensure you read these as they form part of the contractual Booking Conditions.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Manager
Character Cottage Holidays Limited
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

Ideally placed within minutes of Stow centre which has many restuarants and pubs, plus quality shops. Bag End is well furnished and equipped, with loads of charm. Looks small from outside, it's the Tardis inside. Comfy beds, TV, decent kitched, great small courtyard garden and...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Smig8
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review of Bag End. We are delighted to hear that your family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Bag End and found the location to be ideal for your break in the Cotswolds. We hope that you will be back to visit...More

Reviewed 4 June 2019

Bag End is a stunningly beautiful cottage/garden space in Stow-on-the-wold. Tucked in its own little spot on a busy street, you immediately feel relaxed and charmed by this lovely cottage. Not only does it have charm, however, but it has all that could be imagined...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank mcfsquirtle
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review of Bag End. We're delighted to hear that this was like a home, away from home for you and that you enjoyed the beautiful garden area. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon!

Reviewed 30 May 2019

We had the most wonderful weekend at Bag-End cottage! The cottage and garden were just beautiful and they even left us some delicious fresh bread, chocolate cake, eggs, butter, milk (thank you!)! The location is also perfect for getting around the Cotswolds. Would highly recommend...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Kirsten P
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2019

Thank you for the delightful review and recommendation Kirsten. It's wonderful to hear that you had a lovely weekend staying at Bag End and that you liked the welcome items on arrival. We hope that you will be back for another relaxing stay in the...More

Reviewed 26 April 2019

I stayed with my friends in Bag End earlier this year and we had a wonderful time. The cottage is absolutely beautiful - very clean, tidy and cosy. The location couldn't be better with the opportunity to stroll up the high street, go to one...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Clare W
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2019

Thank you for the delightful review of Bad End, we're so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful and comfortable stay at the cottage and that you will be back to visit, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 February 2019

The cottage is amazing and so much space inside. We went for a long weekend to Stow with friends and really enjoyed relaxing in the dining area, cosying up by the fire in the sitting room, walking around Stow, and it is very quiet at...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank somuchworld2see
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Wow, thank you for your delightful review for Bag End. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Cotswolds and we hope that you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful break in this beautiful cottage, it was warm and cozy. Lots of great pubs and restaurants on the doorstep, highly recommend!

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank natashaseamons
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, Natasha. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bag End and we hope that you visit the Cotswolds again soon!

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

A beautiful property in the perfect location. Bag End consists of two separate buildings so perfect for a larger family/group where a bit of extra privacy is helpful! Beautifully decorated and clean with the most comfortable beds, duvets and pillows, a real home from home....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Tracy J
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Wow, thank you for your wonderful review, Tracy. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bag End and we hope that you return to the Cotswolds soon!

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

The cottage id bigger than it looks from the outside. Large rooms and very clean. Great location for the shops and restaurants.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Melanie S
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Bag End is a beautiful Cotswold stone property, in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, Melanie. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bag End. We hope that you visit again soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We stayed at Bag End this summer and had a lovely time. The two cottages were stunning (if a little dusty) in a wonderful location. On street parking was a bit of a nightmare but nevertheless we had a wonderful time. The weather was on...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank ibethevans
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous festive season at Bag End. The garden looked like a postcard after the snow..inside we were cozy and warm with log and gas fires and central heating.Stow is perfect for heading out for a drink or dinner or just to browse...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank usamacs
Management response:Responded 1 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of Bag End, we're pleased to hear you had a magical Christmas at the cottage! We hope to see you again soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the north Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the principal market towns in the region. The main feature of the town is the historic market square which used to play host to the annual sheep fairs where, at the height of the Cotswold wool industry, up to 20,000 sheep were sold at one time.
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The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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