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Luxury Cottage In Superb Location In The Heart Of The Cotswolds

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Top Lodge Cottage...

A calm, delightful and luxurious retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds, 10 minutes walk from the centre of historic Stow on the Wold. Built all on one level in the grounds of the owners' 19th century home, with fabulous uninterrupted views over miles of beautiful Cotswold countryside. The cottage sits alongside an ancient bridleway which forms part of the Monarch's Way walking trail. Built by local craftsmen in traditional materials the cottage is spacious, private and exceptionally comfortable with all modern amenities and its own south-facing garden. Guests are welcome to use the owners' heated pool and tennis court. A perfect sanctuary with easy walking access to one of England's most beautiful small towns, and an ideal base for exploration of the very heart of England.


Owner
Biny Gregory
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Biny Gregory

Tony (English) and Biny (Dutch) came to Stow in 1973 when Tony was a pilot in the RAF. We bought Top Lodge in 1978 and have taken root here. We feel very privileged to own an idyllic spot in this glorious part of the UK and much of our time is spent caring for Top Lodge and its surroundings. We're National Trust members, avid supporters of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, keen walkers and occasional culture-vultures in Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and Cheltenham all of which are close by. Family comprises two daughters in their 30s and twin grandsons aged 5. We've family connections in Holland, Germany and France and spend time in Europe both summer and winter. We love where we live and very much want our guests to enjoy Top Lodge as much as we have in the past 36 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage, pleasant stroll to Stow. Loved the log fire, and had a very enjoyable stay.
Jan 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with screened bath/shower over, basin, WC, airing cupboard, heated towel rail, shaver point, 2 bath robes. En-suite to Bedroom 2 with power shower enclosure, basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, 2 bath robes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King - Size
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, mahogany chest of drawers, mahogany wardrobe, 2 Regency style chairs, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps. Bedroom 2: twin beds, Neptune wardrobe, shelved cabinet, dressing table, 2 chairs, bedside table, reading lamp.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All on one level, built by local craftsmen in traditional Cotswolds materials quarried locally. Tiled floors throughout, with under-floor heating. Styled for comfort and total relaxation. Outside: Own terrace with dining furniture, garden, lawn. Use of owner's 40' heated pool and tennis court. Extensive gardens between the cottage and owner's home. Utility Room: In the cottage: basic cleaning equipment: brooms, brushes, buckets, ironing board, steam iron. In the nearby summer-house: a 6.5 kg washer/drier for guests' use. Storage space for bikes, golf clubs, walking boots etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide all bed-linen, Egyptian cotton towels and white towelling bathrobes.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

5

Charming, clean cottage in a perfect location! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples spent three nights at the lovely Top Lodge Cottage. The perfectly appointed cottage was a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds! The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking in. The bedrooms were large with plenty of storage. It was definitely a plus for each bedroom to have its own bathroom. It was a little chilly in February when we visited but the outdoor area was beautiful and peaceful. A short ten minute walk to the heart of Stow but when you were at the Cottage you felt like you were truly away from it all. George and Biny were perfect hosts! The bottle of wine and delicious cake to welcome us we're just what we needed! George even took us on a ride through town showing us the best pubs and restaurants! We enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings and had fun playing the board games they had at the Cottage. A perfect spot...I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, spotless cottage with underfloor heating that was on as we arrived all set the tone for what was a delightful, if at times, rainy few days in the Cotswolds. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and the warm welcome we received was very much appreciated. There are so many places of interest close by that one is never lost for ideas on where to go next. Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodation.

June

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location, wonderful views from the cottage & just a short walk into Stow. Well appointed and ideal for 2 couples. The only negative comment is that the beds are hard for those used to a softer mattress.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect home away fom home!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and its pastoral setting are ideal. It is just a 10 minute stroll into Stow, with its excellent restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, and a short drive to other towns and sights. Our hosts, Biny and Tony, were friendly and helpful, and the decor lovely. It felt like home from the moment we began to unpack. Thank you so much, Biny and Tony. We hope we will be able to return again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy and warm

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts.....Great cottage.....Great Location

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

One of the best cottages we have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Top Lodge Cottage and we would highly recommend it. On both occasions we found the owners very helpful with making the booking. They were flexible with dates when the generic cottage booking websites couldn't be. The cottage itself is lovely and quiet, clean, warm (with underfloor heating and a log fire) and done out to an extremely high standard. It is in a quiet spot just outside Stow-on-the-Wold town centre. It is a good base for visiting Oxford, Cheltenham, Blenheim Palace and the many pretty Cotswold towns nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from 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
19 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£771
 
 
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£785
for 5 nights
From
£155
From
£165
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,038
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£908
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£692
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£632
 
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£642
for 6 nights
From
£107
£749
 
 
Low Season
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£685
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Top Lodge Cottage is emphatically a NO SMOKING environment. We would much appreciate it if if you could please respect this in the interest of other guests renting the cottage after you.

Changeover Day: Usually Friday, but flexible.

Earliest arrival 3 pm.
Latest departure 10 am

All towels and bed-linen are provided, along with two towelling dressing gowns in each bathroom.

The swimming pool is usually open, and heated, from early in May to late September. It is out of use and covered in the winter months.

The tennis court is useable all year round.

Please enquire directly (01451 832262) re prices for the CHRISTMAS and NEW Year periods and for CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP WEEK.

For further information, and for our full Terms and Conditions, please refer to our own website at www.toplodgecottage.co.uk.

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