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“Stone Nirvana”
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The cottage is located down an old sheep alley
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The cottage is located down an old sheep alley
Cool and cosy in those summer months al fresco dining in th south facing garden
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54 reviews
The cottage is located down an old sheep alley
Cool and cosy in those summer months
al fresco dining in th south facing garden
Peacful and relaxing
Intimate dining area
Centrally heated with the bonus of that log fire in winter
The cottage is located down an original Cotswold Alley
Beautifully decorated lounge
Perfect end to a perfect day
Beautifully appointed master bedroom
The master bedroom is located on the second floor
bright and sunny south facing bedrooms
Bedlinen provided to the highest standard
Dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer
Quaint fully equipped kitchen
plenty of books, DVDs and games to play
sunny south facing bedroom
very private garden
South View garden in the snow
Our garden has patio table/chairs/umberella/BBQ
A good view is never far away in the Cotswolds
the cottage garden is surrounded by a 6 foot dry stone wall
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

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Excellent - based on 54 reviews
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ArtistJam...
Salem, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
“Stone Nirvana”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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I’m finding it hard to think of many faults of this place, it’s that special. I’d return in a heart-beat. We’ve done our share of traveling, but agree that South View cottage ranks high on our list of favorite lodging places anywhere.

LOCATION: We loved staying at the top of the hill in Stow, with its easy access to several fun walking trails--which you should definitely explore. Thanks to the excellent maps and directions sent to us by the manager, we found the cottage without any difficulty. In fact, the caretakers were watching for our car to pull up and immediately ran out to greet us and help get us settled. Departing a few days later was just as easy.

HOUSE: So cozy, clean and comfy. The heat and appliances worked perfectly, and there was enough hot water for a lovely soak in the bath. The beds were great. Okay--I finally came up with a quirk: watch out for the screen door ledge as you enter the enclosed front porch. We caught our toes on that lip a multitude of times before we wised-up, but somehow it seemed more charming than frustrating.

The stairs to reach the upper bedrooms might be a problem for those with mobility issues, especially at night if you have to use the ground floor bathroom.

FOOD: We heard of (but somehow never saw) a large Tesco grocery up the road a little ways, but actually found everything we needed at the little “Co-op” grocery store right in the heart of town. Stow itself has plenty of good restaurants to pick from. (We particularly enjoyed the recently refurbished Old Stocks Restaurant.)

INTERNET: We’d read that the cottage didn’t have wi-fi, but they do now. And it’s fast and reliable.

GARBAGE: Stow has recently adopted some new recycling rules, and they seemed a little over the top to us. But we can’t fault the cottage itself--they simply have to follow the town’s guidelines. Anyway, you’ll get to read and attempt to follow the complicated rules and sorting process, but it’s a small price to pay to get to enjoy this little gem in the Cotswolds.

OVERALL: This is the kind of place that if the weather’s nasty, you might actually be glad, since it will give you a good excuse to curl up inside. Just light a candle, brew some tea, lay a log on the fire and read a book or watch one of the many provided videos. You’ll never want to leave.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent stay in Southview Cottage.
We strive to make it as homely as possible .
I do understand the issues with the disposal of rubbish but the council is trying to be as green as possible with the environment in the Cotswolds.
Thank you once again, and hopefully we will welcome you again.
Kind regards
Loraine
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Liked best: The real fire
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you for your lovely feedback.
Hopefully we will welcome you again in the future.
Kind regards
Loraine
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Dec 2014
I am so pleased you enjoyed your little break in Southview cottage.
You are welcome anytime and thank you for your lovely comments.
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Megacatt
Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 5 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The details of the cottage are listed below so I won't go over old ground. It is the perfect rental cottage being both spacious and cosy. There were two of us plus a baby but we chose to stay in the smaller of the bedrooms, the larger is the converted attic and it is very big.
The location is perfect, between two roads down an alley. It means that you are close to the centre but have no passing traffic and it is very quiet. The walled garden area would be a lovely place to sit in summer as well.
The parking space works well and whilst not attached to the cottage it is just around the corner and you can see the car from the house.
Next time we are down this way we'll be booking with Loraine again (prompt and helpful responses to all communication).
The Bell is well worth a visit for both food and drink.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Dec 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments ! You need t return during the a Summer months, the garden is beautiful.
Kind regards
Loraine
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lolapix
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in Stow”
Reviewed 26 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The cottage is in a lovely setting in stow on the wold. It's very cosy with a beautiful well equipped kitchen. A wonderful log fire in the lounge for a cosy night in with a dining area for 4. Two good sized double bedrooms with a day bed for a 5th guest with nice comfortable beds to ensure you have a good nights sleep. There are plenty of pubs and shops all within walking distance, so once you've parked the car you can have a real good chill out. We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Dec 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments! You are welcome back anytime!
Kind Regards
Loraine
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