Farthing Cottage - Self catering holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, England - Sleeps 2
Farthing Cottage is a very pretty traditional Cotswolds cottage which guests return back to time and time again because of its perfect location, lovely decor and traditional character - whether you want to eat out every night, enjoy a barbeque in the garden or snuggle up in front of a roaring log fire, this is the ideal place!
The cottage is available for both long and short breaks (out of high season or at short notice). It is perfectly situated in a quiet back water of the popular historic Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, yet only a two minute stroll to the market square with its excellent selection of restaurants, gastro-pubs, delicatessens, art galleries and interesting little shops.
Being over 200 years old, the cottage has a wealth of character with beams, the original Cotswolds stone floor, stone walls and an open fireplace. This is complemented by lovely furnishings, traditional fabrics, antique pine furniture, a romantic hand carved four poster bed and modern facilities including a flat screen television (with iPod docking and freeview channels), dishwasher, Hi-fi, wireless internet access throughout the cottage (free of charge), washer/dryer and DVD player.
Farthing Cottage benefits from private off-road parking for one to two cars which is located at the front of the cottage. From here the cottage is approached through a pretty cottage garden which is a sun trap and a perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Table, chairs, sun umbrella, two wooden steamers (during warmer months) and BBQ are provided for guests use and there are herbs growing in the garden which guests are welcome to help themselves too - Why not buy some lovely local produce and cook yourself a romantic candelit supper or enjoy a BBQ and eat alfresco!
Perfect for couples, Farthing Cottage is ideal for those who want a romantic and relaxing holiday and also ideal for those wishing to explore the many delights that the Cotswold's has to offer. It also has some wonderful walks through rolling countryside to pretty villages from the front door (most including a pub for refreshments!) and benefits from being in the heart of one of the most popular historic towns in the Cotswold's with excellent eating establishments.
- Open Fire
- Near Pub/Restaurant
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Internet Access
- Golf Facilities Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Accessible via Public Transport
- You enter Farthing Cottage via the light and airy sun room which is the dining area and a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or supper with windows and French door that overlook the pretty garden.
- From here there is the spacious living area which has a charming atmosphere and is full of traditional character with a heavily beamed ceiling, Cotswold stone walls and floor, comfortable seating, flat screen television, DVD player and a lovely open working fireplace creating a magical atmosphere on chilly nights.
- At the rear of the living area is the kitchen which is well equipped with a Gas cooker and hob, dishwasher (slimline), microwave oven, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. Everything is provided for preparing a special supper!
- The shower room is also located at the rear of the cottage with a standard sized WC, wash basin and a walk in cubicle with electric shower.
- Upstairs is the lovely spacious romantic double bedroom which again has lots of character with vaulted ceiling, beams, exposed pine wooden floor boards and views over the garden. A very pretty hand carved pine four poster double bed, crisp linens and antique pine furniture help to create a very special and truly romantic atmosphere.
Whether you are looking for a summer or winter break, Farthing Cottage is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Additional information: Prices include heating (this is central heating), electricity, linen, towels and a welcome basket of logs (during winter months) to get your first lovely log fire going. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room which can be used (by arrangement) as an occasional bed should you be staying for 7 nights or more and have guests visiting for one night (two maximum). Unfortunately the sofa bed cannot be used as additional sleeping to accommodate larger parties of three or four guests and bedding is not provided for the sofa bed. The cottage is fitted with wireless broadband so you can use your laptop in any room.
Access by public transport: It is possible to travel to Stow via public transport (trains regularly run from London Paddington to Kingham or Moreton-in-Marsh and you can easily pick up a ten to fifteen minute taxi ride from Moreton to take you to Stow). There are plenty of lovely shops in Stow where you can buy local produce and also a supermarket within walking distance. With a great selection of pubs and restaurants, lovely walks and a local bus service, this is an enjoyable holiday destination with or without a car.
Low Season from £365
Mid Season from £390
High Season from £485
Peak Season £595
Children: Enquire with cottage owner
Changeover Day: Friday
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Sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom (1 Double Four-poster Bedroom)
Owner: Sarah Brownfield click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Farthing Cottage joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2006
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Reviews and Testimonials for Farthing Cottage
"everything we needed for a truly romantic break. The cottage was beautiful, really clean and a real pleasure to come home to - sitting by the fire while it snowed outside made it perfect."
"the perfect place to spend our honey moon - loved the quiet location and pretty garden to relax in and thoroughly enjoyed walking into the town of an evening for dinner"
"It was a perfect place for home-base. The cottage itself is utterly charming, and you have done a first-rate job of outfitting it. The piece de resistance was when I was trying to decide what pot I would use to cook the farm-fresh asparagus that we had picked up on one of our rambles and I came upon an asparagus pot! I couldn't believe it.
Very clean, fabulously and tastefully furnished, and an extremely efficient, little cottage."
"Just a quick line to say thank you for the wonderful break Marilyn and I had last week. The cottage is lovely, we both could have easily stayed for a month!"
"Yet another wonderful stay at Farthing Cottage - we can wait to return again!"