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Birch House, Shepherds Way

Very good
33 reviews
Spacious kitchen dining room (seats 10) - ideal for a celebration meal!
Master bedroom with four poster bed and full en-suite
Double aspect living room with three sofas on which to relax watching the flatscreen LCD TV
Double aspect living room - use the free WiFi on your laptop/phone
Double en-suite bedroom
Twin bedroom - one
Twin bedroom - two
Test your skills on the full size table tennis table!
Front lawn
Rear courtyard garden
Market square showing the 500-year-old Kings Arms just 5 minutes walk from Birch House
Lane running down from the market square with Cotswold stone buildings
Another view of the Market Square in Stow
Nearby Burford is renowned for its ancient architectural treasures, some date from the 15th Century
Chipping Campden, 15 minutes' drive away
Broadway Tower, 20 minutes' drive away
A local pub with views of the Cotswold hills
Blenheim Palace is well worth a visit and only 25 minutes' drive away
Stow in the cold!
Map of the Cotswolds
View from Well Lane, around the corner from the house
Market square showing one of the many inns and local stone buildings
Old lane leading towards the Market Square, across from the house
Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', only ten minutes' drive
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England
This delightful, Cotswold stone house makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends. Birch House is quietly situated, just four minutes' stroll from the Market Square inns & restaurants and is ideal if you enjoy going out for a meal and do not want the worry of having to drive. The house catches both the morning and evening sunshine and enjoys the benefit of a double aspect in several of the very pleasant rooms, hence has a light and airy feel.

The large kitchen dining room has a superb dining table which is perfect for a celebration meal. With its light and airy sitting room and comfy sofas, Birch House is ideal for a family get together all year round. A small lawned garden at the front of the house and a courtyard garden at the rear, provide pleasant outside spaces for you to sit and enjoy a drink with friends. A tab...
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About the Owner, Samantha M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 33 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We offer self check-in with a code lock on the front door. This means you don't have to worry about arriving at a set time and each member of your party can come and go as they please, without having to worry about sharing a door key!

Dawn, the housekeeper, lives just behind Birch House and is happy to help with any queries, or address any issues you may have during you stay. Dawn recently replaced a defective kettle within an hour and we were able to replace a faulty dishwasher on Christmas Eve, with just a few hours notice!

We do pride ourselves on our ability to respond and if there is an issue that needs addressing, we do kindly ask guests to raise it with Dawn during their stay, so we can rectify things quickly and effectively.
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Very good - based on 33 reviews
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English first
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1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a great stay at Birch house. It was well equipped, and we particularly enjoyed the table-tennis room, as well as having breakfast in the sun on the patio at the back of the house. Just a few minutes' walk to the centre of Stow, but far enough away to be more peaceful than the centre itself.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

County Antrim, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Excellent location just minutes walk to centre of Stow. The house adequately accommodated seven adults with all facilities in place. Stow is a lovely village and a great base for seeing the Cotswolds. Highly recommend this house.

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 -
19 Oct 2017
3 nights
20 Oct 2017 -
26 Oct 2017
October Half Term
7 nights -- --
27 Oct 2017 -
21 Dec 2017
October Half Term
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bookings usually start on a Friday or a Monday.
Mon-Fri bookings are 70% of the weekly rate.

Please email for late availability deals.

25% deposit required on booking, with the balance due eight weeks before the start of your holiday. Returnable security deposit of £150.
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About the neighbourhood
Stow-on-the-Wold is a Cotswold Wool Town, situated in the heart of the Cotswold Hills on the Roman Fosse Way. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds at a height of 800 feet above sea level.King Henry I granted Stow its first charter for a weekly market in the year 1107. It soon became an important and famous market town, mostly due to the wool trade. Some of the houses nearby still feature alleyways (sheep runs) connected to the square, which were used for herding sheep to be sold at the market.Today, Stow-on-the-Wold is a bustling market town that thrives on tourism and the antiques trade. Many of the buildings date back to the 16th Century and are built from local honey-coloured Cotswold stone. There are numerous restaurants, tea-rooms and old English Inns in which to relax.Stratfo... more
Getting around
Birch House is a great base for exploring the rest of the Cotswolds by car or on foot! There are lots of nice walks that you can do straight from the house. It is also close to both Moreton-in-Marsh and Kingham train stations.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heathrow Airport: 95.0 km
Railway: Moreton-in-Marsh or Kingham: 6.0 km
Easily accessed by car from the M6 and M1/M69 to the North, M40 to the East, M5 from the West/South West and M4 from the South. Heathrow airport is 1hr 15 mins away and Central London 1hr 45 mins. The nearest train stations are Moreton-in-Marsh 4 miles away and Kingham 5 miles away. Trains to London Paddington are frequent and take 1hr 20 mins.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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