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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
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

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:
16 August, 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 Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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

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Luxury Cottage In Superb Location In The Heart Of The Cotswolds
average rating of 4.97561 based on 91 reviews
5

Delightfully quiet cottage at the end of a Lane.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a wonderful setting with fabulous views from the patio on the rear of the property with no passing traffic.

Biny and Tony are excellent hosts and have thought of everything to make a most comfortable stay.

Top lodge cottage is without doubt the best property which we have stayed in.

We can highly recommend this cottage and would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Top Lodge Cottage is in a stunning location with amazing views. The cottage has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with all the essentials (and more) that you need to self cater and enjoy the cottage. The hosts are friendly and helpful and go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your stay. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

5 star cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Top notch cottage. Loved the pool and tennis court. Wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Top Lodge Cottage Stow on the Wold

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in equally beautiful peaceful surroundings. Fitted to very high standards, lovely personal touches throughout house with everything you needed there. We were made very welcome by owners Tony and Biny. Enjoyed the use of their swimming pool and tennis court through out the week. Great views of the countryside from the patio with a short walk into Stow on the Wold. Weather during stay was very warm and sunny which helped make the holiday complete. Lots to do and see in the area so this is a perfect Base to stay.

Intend to return in the future

Dave, Wendy and family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

This cottage is an ideal get away. My husband and I were delighted with TLC!

  • 5 of 5

Top Lodge Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold (wold is a humpy hill), is located on the end of a delightful path with historic significance. From the rear of the cottage you overlook a beautiful field and valley and then more beautiful hills. On the property is a tennis court, swimming pool and beautiful patio...all of which is for use of the guests in TLC. The owners, Tony and Biny could not have been more welcoming and Tony even invited us for a day of touring Oxford. Spending the day in Oxford with Tony was one of our most memorable experiences while in Stow-on-the-Wold. The village itself is absolutely as you would want a Cotswold village to be, ancient with lots of delightful shops, pubs and curious places to visit. Beds, kitchen, bath and all were just perfect, clean and all surrounded by beautiful country vistas.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with great views & facilities

  • 5 of 5

This was our third holiday at TLC and it did not disappoint. The cottage was clean and well equipped with a home from home feeling. The use of the swimming pool and tennis court is fantastic and enjoyed especially by the children. An added bonus for the children was playing with Jessie the dog! There is so much to do in and around Stow, you are never stuck for something nice to do. Thank you to Tony and Biny for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stow Square
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Naunton
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Kingham Station
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M40
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stow Square
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tennis coaching available at the cottage from LTA coach.

'Pamper days' in house can be arranged with local wellness expert.

Travel:

Heathrow Airport (LHR) 90 miles (1 hour 20 mins by car).

Birmingham International (BHX) 52 miles (1 hour by car).

Train from London Paddington to local station (Kingham, 10 minutes from Stow) 1 hour 25 minutes.

Distances:

Stratford on Avon 35 minutes by car.

Oxford 1 hour by car or 35 minutes by train from local station Kingham.

Bus services to local Cotswold villages (Moreton in Marsh, Bourton on the Water, Chipping Norton, Northleach) and to Cheltenham.

Further Details:

The cottage lies just outside Stow on the Wold, the scene of the last battle of the English Civil War and at the heart of the Cotswolds. Stow has a rich collection of fine old pubs (including the oldest pub in England) along with restaurants, brasseries and coffee shops gathered round the ancient market square or tucked away in fascinating old buildings and alleyways.

Everyday shopping requirements are served by the Tesco supermarkets 5 minutes walk from the square and by more traditional shops in the town where there are excellent delicatessens, butchers and bakers and many lovely gift shops.

Several important National Trust properties are within easy reach. Snowshill, Hidcote, Upton and Chastleton and the Roman Villa at Chedworth. Nearby are Sudeley Castle (home of Henry VIII's last and surviving wife) and Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace and childhood home. Shakespeare's Stratford on Avon, with its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, is 25 minutes away by car. The dreaming spires of Oxford are 30 minutes by train from Stow's local station.

For children Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is a 20-minute drive away as is the lovingly restored Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway at Toddington which offers a 13-mile ride through classic Cotswold country and (in season) a direct link to Cheltenham Racecourse.

The cottage lies within and extensive web of delightful and well documented Cotswold walks and is sited on a section of the Monarch's Way, the long and winding escape route of Charles II after his defeat at the battle of Worcester. Walkers' handbooks are among many books in the cottage.

Neighbouring villages close by include Chipping Norton, Burford, Northleach, Blockley, the famous Slaughters, the Swells, Bourton on the Water and Moreton in Marsh with its vibrant Tuesday market.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£910
 
 
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£735
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£665
 
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£768
for 6 nights
From
£122
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£854
 
 
Low Season
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£140
Fri,Sat,Sun
£720
 
 
Cheltenham Festival
9 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£675
for 5 nights
From
£135
£920
 
 
Spring Season
17 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£810
 
 
Spring Season
13 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£880
 
 
Summer Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£890
for 5 nights
From
£175
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,085
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£710
for 5 nights
From
£135
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£945
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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