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

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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 guests 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.

DOWNSTAIRS

Access through the boot room or up steps into the main reception room

Enormous kitchen with double Everhot range, fully fitted conveniences

Dining table and chairs for 8 guests plus high chairs

Main living room with views over the lake, log burner, TV, DVD

Second sitting room/snug

Quirky sun room overlooking the rear gardens

Lower ground floor boot room with utility, drying room

UPSTAIRS

Four superbly appointed bedrooms, all ensuite

Three rooms on first floor, fourth bedroom on second floor

All rooms have king size zip/link beds

All rooms enjoy spectacular views over the lake and surrounding gardens

Original period features have been retained

OUTSIDE

Wonderful gardens with croquet lawn

Barbeque terrace with table & chairs

Mill stream runs through the garden (please supervise children at all times)

Footpaths lead from the house around the lake & beyond

The Golden Ball Inn in Lower Swell is a short walk away

More Details

Property Manager
Fergus Mitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Fergus Mitchell

StayCotswold specialises in luxury holiday homes, short let properties and corporate stays in and around the Cotswolds - the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England & Wales.

Holiday Lets are the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation, with many self-catering properties available for short and longer term lets, these properties are designed and furnished to a high specification, providing all the comforts of home when staying away. The flexibility of self-catering property means you do not have to compromise on any level. Whether it’s a week’s holiday with your family, a short-stay, a corporate let, or even a relocation, StayCotswold will have a property to meet your needs.

We have extensive knowledge of the Cotswolds and a passion for everything the Cotswolds has to offer. Our properties are visited personally and we ensure that they are kept up to the highest standards. We know holidays are important to families and friends alike, and our personal and dedicated service is something we are passionate about providing.

Why Fergus Mitchell chose Donnington

Old Brewery House is an award winning Cotswolds retreat for the discerning visitor. Its location is unique, being on the edge of a private lake and right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, whose buildings date back as far as the 12th Century.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Donnington in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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)
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning spacious property. The pictures don't do it justice. Plenty of amenities, comfortable rooms and great beer! Fantastic family holiday. Thank you Andy and James.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 23-May-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: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
birmingham airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Golden Ball or Coach & Horses
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Burford Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Kingham or Moreton on Marsh
Car: necessary

A secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions, Old Brewery House, is set over three floors and this fabulous four bedroom family home has been completely renovated during 2011 to make the very best of the large spaces and original features found in this unique property.

The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic. Its location is unique, being right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, whose buildings date back as far as the 12th Century. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery here 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. Beer, however, is available, should you desire it and you'll find links to chocolate box pretty Cotswolds inns that are supplied by Donnington Brewery.

Less than 2 miles from Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh and approximately 7 miles to Bourton on the Water. Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all less than 20 minutes drive. Stratford on Avon, Cheltenham, Warwick and Tewkesbury are a little over half an hour away by car.

We can recommend including some great pubs, great local walks, local attractions the city of Oxford or Cheltenham are only half an hour away plus quintessential Cotswold towns like Burford and Moreton in Marsh are only a few miles away. Or we can help with beauty treatments and massage therapy at Daylesford (Organic Farm) or clay pigeon shooting locally or we can provide catering via an excellent local catering company that can come out and cook at the house.

Architecturally, Stow has many historic buildings around the market square, having risen to prosperity on the back of the wool trade in medieval times. The 15th century St Edwards parish church played a role in the civil war. The old town stocks still stand though not used much in recent years. These days, Stow has many boutique and antique shops to browse around and pubs and restaurants provide a large choice of places to eat.

Further afield villages built with the traditional honey coloured Cotswold limestone are within easy reach. Broadway Tower on the edge of the Cotswolds has views of 16 counties, so they say. Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Stratford on Avon or Snowshill Manor are all less than 45 minutes.

For those interested in walking, there are numerous walks in and around Stow, varying from gentle strolls to extended walks. A map of local walks can be had from the information centre or local shops. Cycles may be hired in Bourton on the Water and are an ideal way to explore the quieter back country lanes and the smaller villages of the Cotswolds, but the hills can be steep!

Cheltenham Festival Week, home of the famous Gold Cup, happens every March. Stow is only 35 minutes from the races.

Location Information: Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops. The combination of rural informality and fine food and drink makes this small market town the ideal destination for a holiday or weekend break. Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

Great centre for discovering this most attractive part of England, with its sleepy stone villages and interesting market towns. Also good for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, theatre/opera goers and those interested in historical buildings. Close to Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton and within 45 mins drive of Oxford, Stratford on Avon and Cheltenham.

A particularly good location for walkers, cyclists and National Trust lovers. Also great for horse racing, with courses at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick all less than 45 mins away. Theatre goers are spoilt for choice with the Stratford memorial theatre, Cheltenham Playhouse and Oxford Playhouse easily available, while the Longborough Festival Summer Opera is a short walk away. Sports centres and swimming pools are available at Chipping Campden and Chipping Norton and there are riding stables and fishing lakes locally. For water sports, the Cotswold Water Park is less than an hour away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Donnington, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£915
for 3 nights
From
£285
From
£425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,760
 
 
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,410
for 7 nights
£3,410
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,620
for 4 nights
From
£640
 
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£1,760
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,820
 
 
Mid Season
9 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,030
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 4 nights
From
£435
 
 
Mid Season
3 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,030
 
 
May Day Bank Holiday
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,780
for 4 nights
From
£430
 
 
Mid Season
8 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,030
 
 
May Bank Holiday
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,780
for 4 nights
From
£430
 
 
Mid Season
29 May 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,030
 
 
High Season
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£1,960
for 4 nights
From
£475
£2,380
 
 
Mid Season
7 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£330
From
£495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,030
 
 
Low Season
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£960
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£440
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,820
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,630
for 7 nights
£3,630
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£483
for 4 nights
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£915
for 3 nights
From
£285
From
£425
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,760
 

Additional pricing information

Booking Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Shorted stays often accepted, please enquire for further details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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