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Charming Cotswolds Cottage in the Heart of a Popular Historic Market Town



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Quiet Location with Private Parking, just 2 Minutes from the Market Square

Located in one of the most popular Cotswolds market towns, Farthing Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard of comfort and style and retains much of its original character. Whether you want to eat out every night, snuggle up in front of the flickering flames of the log burner or enjoy a barbecue in the garden, this is the perfect place! The area is ideal for those who want to park the car and explore it by foot or bike and also ideal as a base for exploring the whole of the Cotswolds. With pretty Cotswolds villages with walking distance and popular towns such as Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and even Bath within driving distance, there are plenty of things to see and do in this wonderful area.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We fell in love with the Cotswold's and Stow in our twenties and after many visits, bought Honey Cottage and then Farthing Cottage. Both cottages are very special to us and we get a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction from people enjoying a holiday in our cottages and reading the lovely comments that are left by guests.

Most of our holidays are taken in the UK either in Honey or Farthing Cottage or in other self-catering properties if we want a change of scenery! We are both very 'passionate' about self-catering and huge lovers of the Cotswold's as it suits our huge desire to eat, cycle and walk. Not forgetting sitting in front of the fire with a nice glass of red!

We hope you enjoy staying in our cottages as much as we do and will do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'I would like to thank you for a wonderful few days in your absolutely super cottage. It was a real delight; so immaculately clean and very relaxing. We will not hesitate to recommend your cottage to others or indeed return ourselves.'

'Just wanted to say we had a really good time last week at the cottage. The cottage itself has been really well put together to make it a cosy and romantic place to stay.'

'The holiday was very enjoyable and we got out and about to quite a few places - and as before the cottage was lovely. I especially appreciate having all the 'bits and bobs' which you leave for us holidaymakers'
Jul 2009
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


The perfect romantic country getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid long weekend staying at Farthing Cottage. It is just as described in its listing, but even better. The cottage is beautifully furnished and has a lovely relaxing, cosy feel to it. We loved the evenings in front of the log burner and thought the welcome basket of logs was very thoughtful. It was very easy to book the cottage and Sarah’s responses were quick and spot on. She provided us with a map, so it was easy to find the cottage – it is on a quiet street so be prepared to sleep well! We arrived late afternoon to find the lights and heating on plus a welcome tray of coffee/tea and snacks, which was a great touch. The attention to detail in the cottage is superb and we did not want for anything. It was spotlessly clean and there was lots of space in the kitchen to store provisions. The cottage is warm, the central heating works perfectly and the shower room has a great power shower.

Sarah also provided us with lots of information on the village and the area and we used that to plan our explorations. We were lucky with the weather and had wonderful crisp winter weather which was ideal for walking or relaxing. The village and surrounding areas are beautiful and really worth enjoying. We strongly recommend Farthing Cottage and hope to be back to perhaps enjoy the garden in summer.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Farthing Cottage and thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We try to provide everything we can think of to enable guests to immediately start to relax, especially when on a short break with only a few nights away to enjoy yourself. The shower room was newly fitted in 2014 and I am pleased you found the electric shower nice and powerful (it's actually not a power shower!). We hope to welcome you at Farthing Cottage again in the future and many thanks once again.
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Awesome Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend when the weather was cold. We couldn't have wished for a more cozy or romantic place!

The cottage was warm and had a log fire. There is a car parking space right outside of the cottage so you don't have to worry about parking. The bed is super comfortable and the shower was hot. The kitchen was one of the best stocked that we've come across in terms of cooking equipment and crockery etc. There is also a TV and a few DVDs which we enjoyed watching.

The cottage is not on a main road so it's quiet at night and during the day. Location is great, a minutes walk from lots of shops and pubs and restaurants and lots of scenic walks.

Dealing with the owner and making the booking was straight forward and we were given lots of useful information about the surrounding area and the cottage itself.

I would thoroughly recommend and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Farthing Cottage. We love staying there and are so pleased to hear others love it too. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I allways rent an apartment or house for holidays and Farthing cottage is no doubt the best I have ever rented. We arrived at about eight in the evening (in October), when the temperature outside was quite cold, to find not only the lights on, but also the heating, which I appreciated most. I will only say the cottage is so cozy we everyday longed to be back "home" after visiting the beautiful Cotswolds' villages.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just the Best

  • 5 of 5

I totally enjoyed my stay at Farthing Cottage at Stow-in-the-Wold in June 2015. I was thrilled to arrive late in the evening to find the lamps lit and tea things ready in the sun porch. A very kind resident helped me get from the bus stop in the Market Square to the cottage (I had the map upside down so goodness knows where I would have ended up without his help finding the alley next to the Lamb Inn). Everything in the cottage was wonderful - even though it did take me a while to figure out how the power shower temperature control worked. I even managed to master the combination washer/dryer machine without incident. The various grocery stores (Cooperative, Simply Food, and Tesco's) were very convenient. I really enjoyed visiting the Queen's Head for a pint after a long day of walking. There were so many circular walks using the public footpaths from this town or nearby towns and I did everything either on foot or by bus. There were multiple buses Mondays - Saturdays in the summer so getting around the northern Cotswolds was quite easy. I hope to return some day to do the walks I did not have time for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Farthing Cottage.There are some wonderful walks and also bike rides so maybe next time you can hire a bike and explore further afield! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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beautiful and immaculate....what a lovely retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Farthing Cottage is without a doubt the best holiday cottage I have stayed in.The attention to detail was well above what is expected e.g the welcome tray of goodies was much appreciated after a long drive.

The cottage is immaculately clean and the garden very well cared for. Such a pleasure to walk outside and smell the beautiful roses.It has car parking at the gate and is very close to all amenities.

Congratulations to all concerned. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to everyone

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Farthing Cottage. We stay regularly ourselves and so appreciate knowing that others enjoy it as much as us. We hope to welcome you back again in the future and thanks again.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Pubs within 2 min stroll at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Kingham or Moreton-in-Marsh at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Restaurants within 2 min stroll at 100 Metres Car: not necessary


Heathrow airport is under two hours drive (approx). Birmingham airport is just under one hour drive.


Stow is surrounded by a number of pretty villages. Broadwell, Bleddington, Oddington, The Slaughters and even Boughton-on-the-Water are within walking distance. Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Norton are approximately 10 minutes drive and Chipping Campden and Burford are approx 20 minutes. Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham are approx 45 minutes drive, Oxford is approx one hour and Bath around one and a half hours.

Further Details:

You have an excellent selection of small shops within walking distance of the cottage including a bakers, Co-op store, wine merchants, excellent butchers, organic store, two delicatessen's, chemist, banks, book shop, newsagents, Fat Face, Rohans, Scotts of Stow and even a Tesco superstore (on the outskirts of town and a short stroll).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short break prices: Please note that it states £95 per additional night (system error!) but the nightly rate for 4 nights or over is cheaper than this so please enquire for 4 night+ cost.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Friday and short breaks normally run Friday to Monday (3 nights) and Monday to Friday (4 nights). Other days may be able to be accommodated but please note we cannot offer 1 night breaks at a discounted rate.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, towels, heating and electricity. Guests have free Wi-Fi access.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

We fell in love with Farthing Cottage from the moment we stepped through the front door and saw the abundance of beams, stone floors, fireplace and chunky Cotswolds stone walls. It is surprisingly spacious for a one bed property with a lovely large bedroom upstairs with vaulted ceiling (and more beams!) that add to the lovely sense of space, plus it has a garden to relax and off-road parking which is fairly rare in Stow. It offers the best of all worlds - a magical place where you can relax right in the heart of one of the Cotswolds most popular towns with everything on the doorstep.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room is also located at the rear of the cottage on the ground floor and is modern with a standard sized toilet, wash basin and a walk in cubicle with electric shower. Mosaic tiles in natural colours compliment the natural stone throughout the cottage.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs is a spacious, pretty, romantic double bedroom with exposed pine floor boards, antique pine furniture, beams on the vaulted ceiling, pretty hand carved four poster bed and views over the garden.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: If you are looking for a larger 2 bedroom property - please enquire with the owner as they also have another charming Cotswolds cottage in the heart of Stow that sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. Outside: There is private parking for one to two cars at the front of the cottage where you then walk into the pretty garden with flower borders and a paved area with table, chairs and barbecue. A sun umbrella & two wooden steamer chairs are provided in warmer weather for guests use and relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned and the bed is made up with crisp white linen ready for arrival. Bed linen, towels (hand and bath) and tea towels provided. Other: The living room is full of character with Cotswold stone walls and floor, beamed ceiling, lovely open fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, Hi-fi, two chairs and comfortable sofa for snuggling up in front of a log fire.

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