A stylish period cottage in the heart of vibrant Stow-on-the-Wold - the perfect getaway.
Just over 100 steps away from the Old Stocks Inn – a place full of character in Stow-on-the-Wold – sits Parson's Barn, a Grade II listed cottage that's recently been refurbished and is really something quite special. Comfortably sleeping 6 adults and 2 small children (you can bring fido too), it's the perfect place for a family holiday – traditional yet luxurious, both spacious and cosy.
Stow is the highest town in the Cotswolds, it sits at a crossroads on top of an 800-foot hill – the barn is nestled right in the heart of it all, just a stone's throw away from the many shops and restaurants that the picturesque area boasts. Inside, there's an open-plan kitchen (the fridge is stocked with a selection of local items) and a comfy lounge complete with bi-folding doors leading out to the patio. The terrace is a sun trap on a warm day and a lovely spot for an al-fresco breakfast or an evening drink. Upstairs, the three contemporary bedrooms are stylishly decorated, splashes of colour here and there. Enjoy a cooked breakfast at the Old Stocks on the first morning of your stay; their restaurant is worth checking out of a lunchtime or evening too, it features a British menu with a twist.
Located within 790 square miles of natural beauty, The Cotswolds are famed for their pretty villages, river valleys and lush green meadows. Get out and about and explore – Chastleton House is close by, as are the Rollright Stones. Beer lovers will be in their element, the Cotswold Brewing Company is just over three miles away. Then back to Parson's Barn, your relaxing bolthole, for some R&R.
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Places to eat & drink nearby
Huffkins Tea Rooms
The Square Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1AB
The Stow branch is in a prime spot, oozing Cotwold character, blackened beams and all.
Cutler's Restaurant at Number Four
Fosseway Stow-on-the-Wold Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL54 1JX
Good modern British food at reasonable prices
Mad Hatter Tea Room
Riverside Bourton-on-the-Water Gloucestershire GL54 2BX
All the usual tea-room offerings in a beautiful country setting
Prince of India
5 Park Street Stow-on-the-Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1AQ
Even in the Cotswolds, there's nothing like a curry.
Things to see & do nearby
Bourton on the Water Gloucestershire
So named for the river Windrush that runs through it, Bourton-on-the-Water is a little Venice in the Cotswolds.
This is one of the Cotswolds’ hubs, awash with places to eat and quaint architecture in mellow Cotswold stone.
Bourton-on-the-Water Tourist Information
Victoria Street Bourton-on-the-Water Gloucestershire GL54 2BU
Bourton-on-the-Water Tourist Information
Hartwell's Bike Hire
High Street Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AJ
Super venue for bike hire - including child seats, tandems and the like - with rentals starting from three hours
Other Places to Stay Nearby
The Sheep on Sheep St
Sheep St, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AG
A boutique hotel and restaurant at the heart of the Cotswolds town of Stow on the Wold.
The Old Stocks Inn
The Old Stocks Inn, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF
A 16-room boutique coaching inn in the heart of the Cotswolds that blends original features with contemporary design
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The cottage comfortably sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 small children – there are 3 bedrooms, (a king-sized double, a twin/double and 1 twin, plus 1 extra bed and/or travel cot can be provided in the master bedroom if needed).
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The barn can be booked for a 3 night break up to 14 nights. Changeover days are Monday and Friday. Weekend stays are a minimum of 3 nights and start at £800; weekday stays are a minimum of 4 nights and start at £900; longer stays start at £1800 for 7 nights, up to £3600 for 14 nights.
- Dogs Welcome
- Games & Books
- Gardens & Grounds
- Smart TVs
- TVs with Satellite
- Groups Welcome
Head out of London on the A40, then onto the M40 (follow signs for M25/Birmingham/Oxford/Beaconsfield) At junction 8 take the A40 exit to Oxford/Cheltenham. Follow signs for the A40 at the roundabouts and at the 5th roundabout take the 4th exit onto The Hill/A361. At the next one take the 1st exit onto A424, then turn right onto Fosse Way/Roman Rd/A429, right again onto High St. then left onto Parson's Corner. The cottage will be on your right.
Open all year.