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Old Brewery House - stunning and unique house in heart of the Cotswolds! *OFFERS

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 10 in 4 huge bedrooms all en-suite, AGA equivalent, WiFi & Sat TV.

Old Brewery House is a stunning and unique property that sleeps up to 10 persons and is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, just outside Stow-in-the-Wold. Located in a secluded valley, it is part of the privately owned Donnington Brewery. It is a special place, a secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions. The property lends itself perfectly to family holidays and re-unions or group get together. Set over three floors, each room is big enough for a party, has its own bathroom and they all retain their original period features. The garden is truly stunning, with a croquet lawn, a beautiful river running through the valley, a lake teeming with swans, ducks and peacocks! The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic.

Old Brewery House is unique in its location, right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, the buildings of which date back as far as the 12th Century when it was a working mill. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery there in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited.

There is however plenty of opportunity to enjoy the end results nearby! The Golden Ball in Lower Swell is within walking distance (just over a mile away) but if the return journey is too unappealing, the landlord will return you to Old Brewery House with his complements! Donnington Brewery has a further 14 pubs within the Cotswolds and they are linked by a 62 mile circular walk, the Donnington Way, that takes in some of the most spectacular parts of rural Gloucestershire. Even a small section of the route would offer a rather brilliant challenge for your Stay in the Cotswolds!

More Details

Property Manager
Fergus Mitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , zip & link (can be twin)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • From Main Living Area climb the staircase to a large landing area where you can reach four en-suite double bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Garden Room - Beautiful views to the garden. A large bedroom with double bed, small vanity table, small sofa, built in wardrobe and shelving. Fire-place. Tiled en-suite shower with loo and basin. Bedroom 2: Lake room - stunning views onto the lake. A large bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers/vanity table, built in wardrobe, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite with shower/bath, loo and basin. Bedroom 3: Green Room - A large bedroom with double bed and day-bed/sofa, small vanity table and mirror, and fireplace. Tiled en-suite shower/bath with loo and basin. Bedroom 4: Attic Room - Up a small staircase to a quirky attic room full of character with standard double bed plus camp bed option, with hanging rail and chest of drawers. Tiled en-suite with bath, loo and basin.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Superb house in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Old Brewery House is full of character, very spacious and well equipped. All the bedrooms are a good size with great views; the bathrooms were clean with powerful showers.

Andrew was very friendly and helpful and the beer was well received by our party.

We would definitely recommend the house for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house and location

  • 5 of 5

Great space, fully equipped and welcoming

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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huge house in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

This house couldn't have been more perfect for our family gathering. The rooms were all a great size, with plenty of space for everyone, including 4 young kids. (3yrs to 8 yrs). The property was quirky with lots of character and a gorgeous cozy log burner. The kitchen was really well stocked, with more pans, crockery and cutlery than you could possibly use. Everything in the house was well made and sturdy, perfect for the young children in our party. The lake, peacocks, black swans, ducks and views made it even more special and Stow was minutes away. Andrew, the property manager was very helpful with his local knowledge. Pubs and outings were all organised before we even arrived. Cake was also on the table for our arrival and was most welcome! (Thank you Andrew).

We booked the weekend here for my fathers 70th birthday. Every single one of us loved the place and would return again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
10 Feb 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
8 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking/Administration £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Shorted stays often accepted, please enquire for further details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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