May Cottage is a delightful 2 bedroom regency cottage all on one level and within a few minutes walk of the famous Stow Square. It has been completely renovated and extended to include a master Suite with luxury bathroom, a conservatory and enlarged sitting room opening onto a patio. There is off-road parking and private garden. Its 5 Star status has been renewed annually and it also has a coveted Gold Award from the English Tourist Board.
May Cottage is only a short 3-4 min walk to the centre of Stow and all its many shops, hotels, restaurants and pubs as well as take-aways which are only two minutes away. Stow is connected by bus to all the nearby towns and the nearest Train Station, which is on the Worcester line out of London Paddington, is 5 miles away at Kingham. Taxis need to be ordered separately (try Tony Knight on 07887-714047).
Although the cottage is all on one level, it is not suitable for wheelchair guests. Whilst we do not accept dogs we would always be happy to consider accepting an ‘assistance dog’ for guests with disability who were able to access the cottage and did not use a wheelchair. The cottage also has free Wi-Fi throughout, in addition to a pay phone, which will take incoming calls, and the number is 01451-830745.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
The property has electrically controlled and lit security gates and instructions for their use will be made available as part of the booking process. At the top of the drive there is a dedicated and marked parking space for one car and the owner will provide a further space for a second car on request. The parking area is illuminated by security lights during the hours of darkness and there is also a dedicated coach light which illuminates the access to the cottage and its front door.
Details of key collection are provided with final payment.
There are 4 shallow steps with handrail between the parking area and the front door but these can be avoided by using the rear access after initial entry.
There are external lights all around the cottage which are controlled from inside.
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc
The entrance Hall, Kitchen and conservatory are covered in travertine flagstones whilst the sitting room and bedrooms are carpeted. The bathroom has a tiled floor with underfloor heating. Being all on one level the Cottage is ideal for the elderly and there is a walk-in shower in addition to a separate bath. There is an outside patio table with large sun umbrella with seating for four people as well as a separate BBQ area with a further table and four chairs and a gas BBQ.
Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc
The sitting room is furnished to a high standard with antique furniture and there is a comprehensive library of books for use by guests as well as a 32 " flat screen colour TV with 40 Freeview Channels and CD player. There is comfortable seating for four persons and the room has access to both front and rear patios.
The sitting room includes a dining area which looks out over the rear patio and garden. The Bathroom can be accessed from both bedrooms and the Sitting Room.
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
There is a large double bedroom which has been very tastefully furnished and with access directly to both the luxury Bathroom and the Conservatory - a delightful feature. All linen is provided and this is changed weekly for those who book longer stays.
The light twin room looks out over the front garden and also has access to the luxury bathroom through a separate entry.
Both bedrooms have wall mounted flat colour TV screens with 40 Channels of Freeview.
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC
The luxury bathroom comprises, a bath, a separate walk-in shower with its own light and extractor fan, basin and WC. There is also a large heated towel rail and the tiled floor has underfloor heating. The bathroom can be accessed from both bedrooms and the sitting room.
The kitchen has recently been completely renovated with granite worktops and matching appliances. These include; washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric hob and mulit-function oven with integral extractor fan, microwave, separate fridge and fridge-freezer, toaster and kettle. A wall mounted gas boiler provides hot water and central heating.
There is a combined Washer/Dryer in the Kitchen. Airer and ironing facilities are provided. The nearest Launderette is 5 miles away in Moreton-in Marsh.
Cottage Outside Facilities
A private patio is accessed from the sitting room via double patio doors and from the conservatory. There is a 6 inch step. The front patio is also accessed from the Sitting Room; no step.
Fire, Health and Safety
The Cottage meets all the statutory fire, health and safety requirements and is inspected annually by an Inspector from the English Tourist Board.
Copies of both the Fire Risk Assessment and Gas Safety Certificate are available on request. The cottage also has a standby generator to provide heat and power in the unlikely event of a power outage.
Golf, fishing, horse riding, swimming are all available in the local area.
A wide range of outdoor activities are available in the local area. Stow's Visitor Centre has all the details.
Restaurants, Bars, Take Away & Cafes
Stow-on-the-Wold has a wonderful selection of Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants and the Guest Information Folder provides all the necessary information together with the owner's recommendations. There are 3 Take-Aways within a few minutes' walk including Fish and Chips, Chinese and Indian. There is also an excellent selection of places to eat within 5 miles ranging from 5 star Hotels to very good Pubs. Full details are contained in the Guest Information Folder.
An ideal centre to explore the wonderful Cotswolds and ideally placed if you want walking access to shops, pubs and restaurants.
Payment can be made by UK cheque, Banker's Draft or by Paypal for visitors from overseas.
Broad Oak Cottages, The Counting House, Oddington Road, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, GLOS, GL54 1AL
Fax: 01451-830794 on request
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