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View towards the barn
A warm welcome awaits you
Views from the owners field of the nearby church
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Architect design with unique style
A clever mix of the old and new
The kitchen/diner just perfect for the best of chefs
Wake up to the morning sun
The mezzanine bedroom within the eaves
French antique bed
The stunning oak beams forming part of the interior
Bedroom detail
A ground floor shower room
View towards the barn
Surrounding countryside
Outside seating area
Beautiful grounds
Views from the seating area
1 / 18  View towards the barn
2 / 18  A warm welcome awaits you
3 / 18  Views from the owners field of the nearby church
4 / 18  Cosy lounge with woodburner
5 / 18  Architect design with unique style
6 / 18  A clever mix of the old and new
7 / 18  The kitchen/diner just perfect for the best of chefs
8 / 18  Wake up to the morning sun
9 / 18  The mezzanine bedroom within the eaves
10 / 18  French antique bed
11 / 18  The stunning oak beams forming part of the interior
12 / 18  Bedroom detail
13 / 18  A ground floor shower room
14 / 18  View towards the barn
15 / 18  Surrounding countryside
16 / 18  Outside seating area
17 / 18  Beautiful grounds
18 / 18  Views from the seating area

The Old Cart House

Stow-on-the-Wold (5.5mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn set within the fringes of a peaceful Cotswold village
  • A great location for walkers, golfers and cycling enthusiasts
  • The Perfect base for touring the Cotswolds villages and countryside
Property code: 52145

Peacefully tucked away, this stylish barn is the perfect base for couples looking to escape, its traditional honey coloured stone exterior gives way to a unique and cosy style.

This traditional, sandy-coloured barn, tucked in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, offers a romantic retreat, ideal for dreaming and strolling the nearby village of Naunton. And, with a whole world of footpaths and walks on your doorstep, enjoy exploring the famous Cotswolds countryside with your dog playing gooseberry.

The interior is stylishly decorated with artistic touches, giving a unique twist to the traditional features, like the vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Step into an open-plan living area and kitchen, with a wood burner and plenty of logs for staying cosy as you reminisce about the day’s adventures. Unique details continue throughout — upstairs on the mezzanine level, a hand-carved French bed (king-size) provides extra romance. In the morning, wake up to a Cotswolds view through an unusual round window. Outside, a chic seating area looks over the owners’ fields — a perfect spot to read and watch your pup enjoying the weather.

When you’re ready to explore, head half a mile down the road to the village of Naunton, which sits on the River Windrush, pretty as a picture. With historic church, houses, and a dovecote built in 1660, Naunton is a perfect way to explore Cotswolds village life without running into tourists. When you’re ready for a pint, nip into one of the many dog-friendly inns in the area. Slightly further afield, the National Trust’s Sherborne Park Estate is less than 10 miles away, with extensive grounds to roam and a Grade I-listed grandstand.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – king size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer box and dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

Gemma Cole

This property is personally managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by LORRAINE 10th September 2021

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A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a great location to explore the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Bridget 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Michelle 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Janet 20th August 2021

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This cottage was the best we have stayed in over the years, the location perfect for exploring the surrounding area, safe for our cocker spaniel and parking right next to cottage. This cottage is a gem and had everything we needed. Lovely little walk into the village and great little pub and made you feel very welcome.

Reviewed by John 23rd July 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, the area and the walking opportunities.

Reviewed by Susan 25th June 2021

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This lovely cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the North Cotswolds. There are great walks from the property and Naunton is a delightful village. A very generous supply of logs for the wood burner was appreciated. The location down a quiet lane made it very safe for our dog Jenson. The cottage is well equipped and the bed extremely comforRead moretable. The location is beautifully quiet and it was lovely to be woken by the sound of birdsong. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 18th June 2021

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Lovely accommodation in a glorious setting Plenty to do in immediate area Dog loved it as well which is an obvious bonus Would recommend to family and friends

Reviewed by Christopher 11th June 2021

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lovely setting in a beautiful village .Ideal access to to local towns and villages ,

Reviewed by Neil 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 21st May 2021

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Really enjoyed our stay in Naunton. The cottage was surprisingly spacious and we had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay with our dog. Lots of pubs within a short drive (plus the black horse a 10 min walk). We particularly enjoyed The Plough at Ford, Halfway House for fabulous Sunday lunch and The Hollow Bottom which we visitedRead more twice as it was so good (best venison pie ever!). Great location for lots of scenic villages and walks nearby. Thanks for a lovely stay! Hide

Reviewed by Jeanette 17th May 2021

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The cottage exceeded all expectations. Every detail catered for from the kitchen equipment to the maps and local information provided by the owner. The logs and kindling provided for the wood burning fire were also gratefully received as the weather was very changeable. Carole was super helpful whenever we had any questions. We took our bikes with Read moreus so we rode to various places close by. (Not for the feint hearted as there are lots of steep inclines!) So much to see and do! Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Rosemary 4th May 2021

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Absolutely loved our stay. Such a wonderful spot to see the area from.

Reviewed by Richard 16th April 2021

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Charming well equipped cottage in a beautiful location with friendly owners on site

Reviewed by Zoe 13th April 2021

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We have just returned from a delightful 3 night stay. The cottage was delightful, beautifully laid out, cosy and well equipped. We loved the location and had a relaxing stay. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Victoria 4th December 2020

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We had a fantastic 3 night stay at the Old Cart House. The location is perfect, on the outskirts of the village, walking distance to the local pub and a short drive to Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. The cottage itself is very homely and has everything you need and we loved using the wood burning stove! Our dog also enjoyed the stay.

Reviewed by Jane 16th October 2020

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Nice little base from which to explore a beautiful part of the country. Very clean and well equipped. Because of COVID there were none of the nice touches mentioned in other reviews. I do think we could have had some basic information and instructions sent to us electronically.

Reviewed by Tracy 9th October 2020

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Very comfortable and clean conversion. Lots of character - wood burner made our stay very cosy and warm. Great dog walks close by and location was great for access to other places of interest.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd October 2020

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Cottage was lovely in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Georgie 4th September 2020

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The Old Cart House was the perfect base for our first exploration of the amazing Cotswolds. It was very cosy, comfortable, well-equipped and sited to feel quiet, calming and isolated yet very close to our charming, attentive but unobtrusive hosts if we needed advice. We feel very lucky to have found this cottage and really hope to be able to returnRead more in the future to continue the exploration! Thank you so much. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 1st August 2020

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Thoroughly recommend. The cottage itself is perfectly equipped and we had 5 comfortable nights. All the boxes are ticked - well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed with high quality linen, bathroom with great shower. It genuinely is a lovely, peaceful space both inside and out. Great for the dog too. Location wise, brilliant- lots of fantastic walks Read moreon your door step and some of the Cotswolds top spots a short drive away. Cant recommend enough for a bit of holiday luxury and relaxation. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 15th March 2020

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Reviewed by Brian 27th December 2019

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Peaceful, comfortable location. If you like walking, there is plenty of choice both from the property and within a short distance.

Reviewed by Emma 30th October 2019

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Reviewed by Anna 25th October 2019

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Beautiful cottage, very clean and good location being only a short distance from stow on the wold and bourton on the water. Also great for dog walks. Had a lovely few days.

Reviewed by Howard 15th October 2019

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A real gem of a place in a beautiful location, finished to a very high standard. And the owners are lovely too - the homemade welcome cake is a very thoughtful touch

Reviewed by George 11th October 2019

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It meet all our requirements. And a nice surprise to have a homemade cake awaiting us on arrival.

Reviewed by Melanie 30th September 2019

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Beautiful cottage, the owners had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Reviewed by Jef 20th September 2019

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View towards the barn
A warm welcome awaits you
Views from the owners field of the nearby church
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Architect design with unique style
A clever mix of the old and new
The kitchen/diner just perfect for the best of chefs
Wake up to the morning sun
The mezzanine bedroom within the eaves
French antique bed
The stunning oak beams forming part of the interior
Show 6 moreBedroom detail

Location

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