Teagles Cottage, located in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, has been beautifully renovated to create the perfect retreat for romantic breaks or family get-togethers. This traditional Cotswold stone cottage is ideally located within walking distance of restaurants, shops and tea rooms. With its stylish interior, Teagles Cottage sleeps 7 guests across 4 bedrooms (2 double rooms, 1 twin and 1 single), with one en-suite bathroom, one family bathroom and a downstairs WC, and features a cosy log fire, private parking, and pretty courtyard for outside relaxation and entertaining.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x1
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
- Bedding & towels
Updated 5 Feb 2020
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Teagles Cottage, located in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, has been beautifully renovated to create the perfect retreat for romantic breaks or family get-togethers. This traditional Cotswold stone cottage is ideally located within walking distance of restaurants, shops and tea rooms. With its stylish interior, Teagles Cottage sleeps 7 guests across 4 bedrooms (2 double rooms, 1 twin and 1 single), with one en-suite bathroom, one family bathroom and a downstairs WC, and features a cosy log fire, private parking, and pretty courtyard for outside relaxation and entertaining.
Constructed from traditional honey-coloured Cotswold stone, dating back at least 150 years, the cottage originally started life as a barn. The owners have injected new life and incorporated contemporary features, including a large log burner, an eye-catching oak and nickel banister and cleverly designed under-eave bedroom cupboards.
Step through the front door into the bright and airy hallway – a great place to hang coats, take off walking boots – and prepare to relax after a day exploring the Cotswolds in this wonderfully welcoming, luxury holiday rental.
So much thought has been put into Teagles Cottage with nothing forgotten, making it a delightful Cotswold holiday home-from-home. From the thoughtful Welcome Hamper to the leather chest full of family games; from plentiful Sea Spray toiletries to the fully equipped kitchen and fantastic log burner, it’s not surprising that guests return year after year.
Why Stow-on-the-Wold? It is a delightful Cotswold market town which, along with Moreton in Marsh, is perhaps the best known of the small Cotswolds towns. This popular town stands exposed on a 700-foot high hill at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, perhaps a reason why it was the site of the last battle of the English Civil War in 1646.
At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. If you look closely when you visit The Square, you will see narrow alleyways between some of the buildings; these are known as ‘chures’ and were designed to channel the sheep into The Square on market day.
The vast market square testifies to the town’s former importance. At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square is an elegant array of beautiful Cotswold town houses. Opposite Teagles Cottage is The Porch House Hotel, which is reputed to be the oldest Inn in England, dating back to 947 AD. Stow has a sophisticated collection of shops and restaurants and is the perfect starting point for walks across the Cotswolds countryside.
If you’re here to do some walking through the beautiful Cotswold countryside, towns and villages, there are some guide books available for your use in the living area bookcase. You can also purchase guide books and maps detailing the different Cotswold walks from the newsagents on the left-hand side of The Square or visit CotswoldsAONB.org.uk where you can download walks for free.
- Sleeps 7 (+ infant in cot) in 4 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin and 1 single
- 2 bathrooms: 1 ensuite and 1 family (plus separate downstairs WC)
- Parking for one car (additional on-road parking nearby)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wood burner with complimentary basket of logs
- Tea, coffee, milk and sugar provided as part of welcome pack
- High quality bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Shampoo/shower gel, handwash and hand lotion provided
- Hairdryer in every bedroom
- Child friendly
- 1 travel cot plus bassinet (2nd cot on request) – cot bedding not provided
- 1 high chair and splash mat – 2nd high chair can be provided on request
- 1 stairgate
- Selection of games
- Smart TV & DVD player
- Bluetooth speaker
- Dining table – seats 7
- Cleaning products and dishwasher tablets provided
- Single Hotpoint oven
- Ceramic Belling hob & extractor fan
- Tassimo coffee machine
- Utility Room/Pantry with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, cordless vacuum
- Heating – gas combi boiler
- Safety equipment: fireguard, fire extinguishers, smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors, fire blanket
- First aid kit
- Outdoor rear patio/dining area
- Garden furniture – seats 7
The front door opens directly off Well Lane into a spacious and well-lit hallway with a pretty dresser, coat hooks, umbrella stand and polished stone floor – an ideal place to hang your coats, take off your muddy boots and store your umbrella after a country walk. The feature piece of the hallway is the unusual contemporary yet perfectly in-keeping oak and nickel banister.
Leading off the hall there is access to…
A dual-flush toilet, with hand basin, is neatly situated to the left of the entrance.
Straight through a set of double oak doors in to the…
Living – Dining Room Area
The L-shaped, open-plan living-dining room is a bright and welcoming triple aspect room, looking out to Well Lane and the patio garden. The living room area is furnished with cosy armchairs, a sofa and a large snuggler chair, for cuddling up in front of the fabulous wood burner and watching the Smart TV or listening to music on the DVD player with Bluetooth speaker. To the Well Lane end is a second sofa and arm chair ideal for those wanting to relax away from the TV. Solid oak side tables and drawer units enhance the welcoming and luxurious feel of the Living Area, while French windows open out to the patio garden, where guests can enjoy the outside seating in a quiet setting.
The Dining Area is home to a large oak dining table and soft leather seating for 7 people. A padded leather chest beside the dining table contains a selection of family games, while the bookcase opposite has a wide selection of novels and guide books. Soft wall and table top lighting provide an inviting setting for an evening meal, while breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed with light streaming through from the window overlooking the patio garden.
The very well-equipped contemporary Kitchen, with polished stone floor and coordinating splash back tiling, includes an electric Hotpoint oven and Belling ceramic hob with extractor fan, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher, four-slice toaster and Tassimo coffee maker, with start pack of pods. A double sink overlooks the outside patio, while a venetian blind provides privacy for guests. Below the sink is a wide range of cleaning products for guests’ use (including washing up liquid and dishwasher soap), while the very ample cupboard space houses bakeware, mugs, kitchen utensils and a set of children’s plates and cups. Off the Kitchen is a handy utility.
Utility / Laundry Room
Here you’ll find the washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes horse/airer, iron, ironing board, high chair (and splash mat) and AEG cordless vacuum. The cupboard houses the crockery, glasses (including champagne flutes), a cafetière and insulated coffee pot, an ice bucket and a full set of Jamie Oliver saucepans. In addition, there is a basket containing the First Aid kit, tin foil, cling film, a torch and other extras. A fire extinguisher is on the Utility worktop and a fire blanket is mounted on the wall.
A contemporary oak and nickel staircase leads up to 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms…
All the bedrooms are decorated with a natural, hessian tone that is soothing and relaxing, while also affording an airy and spacious feeling. Each bedroom has its own hairdryer and plenty of wooden clothes hangers.
The Master Bedroom is a sunny and relaxing space ideal for resting after a long day exploring the Cotswolds, with its inviting, sink-in double bed and country cottage style brass bedstead. A large chest of drawers, wardrobe and bedside tables provides plenty of storage and hanging space. A slimline Freeview TV, chair and full-length mirror is also provided. (Under the bed you’ll find the travel cot, while a bassinet, for tiny babies, is in the cupboard drawer. There is also an extra towel rail so that guests can air out towels after bathing.)
The Master Bedroom’s en-suite bathroom has a full bath with wall-mounted controls and cleverly concealed taps, over-bath shower and glass screen, along with washbasin, WC and mirrors and shaver point.
Featuring a brown leather double bed, Bedroom Two overlooks the patio garden at the rear of the cottage. A cleverly built-in wardrobe and dressing table, along with bedside units, provide plenty of room to hang clothes and arrange personal items. A handy full-length mirror is also provided.
Bedroom Three is a twin room with 2 single beds, with accents of soft duck egg blue. This bright and airy room overlooks the front of the cottage and includes ample storage in a built-in wardrobe, with plenty of wooden hangers, dressing table and a chest of drawers.
Bedroom Four is a very pretty single room overlooking the rear patio garden. It comprises It comprises a built-in wardrobe, dressing and bedside table and mirror.
The spacious Family Bathroom has an extra-large bath; perfect for a soak after a day’s walking in the Cotswolds. It includes a high-quality over-bath shower, washbasin, heated towel rail, WC and mirror with shaving point.
To the rear of the cottage is a patio-garden with a table and seating for 7, a lovely space to relax and enjoy some time outside. Situated next to the parking area, the patio can be made secure for children by closing the large wooden entrance gate.
One of the great attractions of staying at Teagles is that you are in the heart of beautiful Stow-on-the-Wold, within easy walking rage of a fantastic range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and independently owned boutiques, antique shops and general amenities, including banks (Barclays and Lloyds) and a Post Office.
Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the prettiest towns in Gloucestershire. Full of honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets, Stow-on-the-Wold truly is a delightful market town. Stow Hill, at a junction of seven major roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, is the highest point in the Cotswold, standing at 700 feet. At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for its huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The vast Market Square testifies to the town’s former importance; at one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square the visitor is tantalised with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops. Stow is an important Cotswolds’ shopping centre and has many fine antique, gift and crafts shops and art galleries. It is a renowned centre for walking in the Cotswolds countryside.
Supermarkets: The closest general store to Teagles Cottage is the Co-Op in The Square; open Mon to Fri 7am to 10pm and Sunday 8am to 10pm. The main supermarket is Tesco on the Fosse Way, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1BX – less than a mile away (A429 Stratford direction); open Mon to Sat: 6am to midnight and Sun: 10am to 4pm.
Logs: kiln dried or seasoned logs are available from Countrywide Stores, Station Rd, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2EP (tucked at the bottom of a long drive on the left if approaching via A429 – look out for the Co-Op sign).
Chemist/pharmacy: Stow Pharmacy – The Square, Stow on the Wold, Tel: 01451 830623
Doctor: The nearest doctors is located down Well Lane – www.stowsurgeryco.uk. Tel: 01451 830624, out of hours call 111.
Dentist: Stow-on-the-Wold Dental Practice, 12 Talbot Court, Sheep Street Stow-on-the-Wold, Tel: 01451 832265
Walking & Cycling Guides
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The postcode is: GL54 1BT. Well Lane is located off Park/Digbeth Street. Look out for the Porch House Hotel, which is on the corner of Well Lane. As you turn into Well Lane, the very first door on your right-hand side is Teagles Cottage. The driveway is a sharp right turn, just before the Porch House Hotel’s parking area. If you’ve gone past the hotel’s parking area, you’ve missed it!
Kingham Station and Moreton in Marsh Station are both within a five-mile radius. Both have trains that run from London Paddington and other parts of the UK. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for more details.
Unusually for holiday property in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, Teagles Cottage has private parking for one vehicle at the cottage and the space on the right-hand side is allocated to Teagles Cottage. The other parking space belongs to our neighbour.
There is plenty of additional free parking on neighbouring roads should you need it. Tip: try parking additional cars in ‘Back Walls’ (sat nav postcode GL54 1DR) where it’s usually quieter. Walking to and from this road is easy as there is a little walkway alongside The Old Butchers Restaurant in Park Street leading straight to Back Walls (you can see this restaurant from the end of Well Lane – on the opposite side of the road).