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7 Nights See prices

  • £475  to  £695

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Short Breaks From

  • £108 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £140 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Farthing Cottage

Farthing Cottage sleeps two guests and is an exceptionally pretty traditional Cotswolds cottage which guests return back to time and time again because of its perfect location, cosy comfy decor and heaps of traditional character. Whether you want to eat out every night, enjoy a barbecue in the garden or snuggle up in front of the flickering flames in the log burner, this is the ideal place!

The cottage is perfect for a short break or longer holiday and sits in an enviable position in a quiet spot just a short stroll (apx two minutes) from the market square of the popular ancient market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Enjoy an excellent selection of gastro-pubs, traditional inns, restaurants, art galleries and independent little shops to browse (including a butchers, bakers, deli, wine merchants, chemist and grocery stores for stocking up on local produce) all within strolling distance of the cottage.

Dating back some two hundred years, Farthing Cottage oozes traditional character with beams on the ceiling, an original Cotswolds stone floor, stone walls and a fireplace housing a log burner which makes it perfect for a winter break. This is complemented by traditional fabrics (including some by local designer Sam Wilson), antique pine furniture, a romantic hand carved four poster bed and modern facilities including a Smart TV, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, flat-panel bluetooth hi-fi, WiFi throughout the cottage (free of charge), washer/dryer and DVD player.

Farthing Cottage affords off-road parking for one (or two cars at a squeeze) at the front, from where you walk through the pretty garden to the cottage. A real sun trap during the warmer months, the garden provides a lovely place to relax when you fancy a day off sight-seeing with wooden steamers (during the summer month), bistro table with chairs, sun umbrella and Weber charcoal BBQ (charcoal not provided so don't forget to bring some!). The local shops within walking distance provide everything needed for a romantic candlelit supper or BBQ for alfresco dining!

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 of the Cotswolds. Within easy reach by car, you can explore Burford, Chipping Campden, Moreton in Marsh and Broadway or drive a little further for a day-out at Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham (with its famous race course), Woodstock (home of Blenheim Palace) or even the historic cities of Bath and Oxford - the choices of places to visit are endless. There are also some wonderful walks through glorious rolling countryside to pretty Cotswolds villages (with a pub for refreshments!) from the front door like The Slaughters, Oddington, Bleddington and even Bourton-on-the-Water (if the walk back is too much, take the bus!).

Being in the very heart of one of the most desirable historic towns in the Cotswold's, with so much to see and do all around, makes Farthing Cottage an excellent choice whether you just want to tuck yourself away for a few romantic nights of relaxation or get out and about exploring this beautiful part of Central England.

Short breaks available outside of peak times or at short notice in peak if available (three night minimum).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sarah Brownfield joined Independent Cottages in September 2019

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Cotswolds)

The owner's use this much loved cottage for holidays themselves, so you will find it well-equipped with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • You enter Farthing Cottage via the light and airy sun room with dining table and chairs - the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or supper with windows and French door that overlook the pretty garden.
  • This room leads into a cosy yet good-sized living area which has a magical atmosphere with lots of character features including a beamed ceiling, Cotswold stone floor and exposed walls (keeping it cool in the summer months). Snuggle up together on the sofa and watch a movie in front of the 32 inch Smart TV (DVD also player provided) whilst enjoying the flickering flames of the log burner in the original stone fireplace - just perfect at the end of a fun-filled day exploring the Cotswolds. There is a flat-panel bluetooth hi-fi for listening to music.
  • The kitchen area is at the rear of the living area/cottage and is well equipped with everything needed to cater for a light snack through to a lavish Christmas dinner! Facilities include dishwasher (slimline), electric cooker with hob (including extractor over), microwave, fridge, small freezer and washer/dryer.
  • The shower room is also located at the rear of the cottage on the ground floor with a WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and a walk in cubicle tiled in natural honey coloured mosaics with electric shower.

First floor

  • The spacious romantic double bedroom is located upstairs and affords a lovely aspect looking out over the garden. The windows let the sun flood in first thing in the morning - lay in bed with your morning tea enjoying the morning rays. With lots of character the vaulted beamed ceiling provides a nice sense of space and wooden floor boards and antique pine furniture (including a large wardrobe and chest of drawers offering plenty of clothes storage) compliment the character features. A pretty hand carved four poster bed with dreamy cream voile drapes provides a central feature and will be made up with fresh white bed linen ready for your arrival - a truly romantic room with a lovely atmosphere, complimented by pretty fabrics by local designer Sam Wilson.

Outside: A rarity in Stow, Farthing Cottage has off-road parking to the front of the property for one vehicle (or two at a squeeze if parked carefully). A gate takes you through into the garden with borders for flowers and herbs and seating areas for the bistro table and chairs and wooden steamers for lounging (provided during the summer months). A Weber charcoal BBQ is also provided (charcoal can be purchased locally). The garden enjoys a fair amount of sunshine and is a lovely place to relax when you want a day off exploring or an alfresco glass or meal at the end of a fun-packed day.

Additional information: Prices include central heating, electricity and bed linen. The cottage is fitted with WiFi so you can use your laptop in any room. Sorry but no pets and strictly no smoking. The cottage sleeps two and is not suitable for children.

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.

Whether you are looking for a summer or winter break, Farthing Cottage is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Farthing Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 24th May 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Prices includes central heating, bed linen, electricity & towels. Our preferred changeover days are Monday and Friday - if you require a short break, please enquire.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 22nd Aug 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Prices includes central heating, bed linen, electricity & towels. Our preferred changeover days are Monday and Friday - if you require a short break, please enquire.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 23rd Aug 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Prices include central heating, bed linen, towels and electricity. Our preferred changeover days are Monday and Friday - if you require a short break at any other time, please enquire.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £365 - £375 | 4 nights: £475 - £500
Additional Notes: Prices includes central heating, bed linen, electricity & towels. Our preferred changeover days are Monday and Friday - if you require a short break at any other time, please enquire.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double Four-poster Bedroom)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Sarah Brownfield
Member Since September 2019

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Farthing Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 28th May 2024
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