Cottages at Blackpitt Farm, Stow on the Wold.
catering cottage accommodation near Stow on the Wold, Cotswolds.
|Near the old Cotswold
market town of Stow on the Wold, hidden at the end of a
private drive are two cosy self catering holiday cottages with far
reaching and uninterrupted panoramic views. Set in a secluded, peaceful
location on a small working farm, they have been converted from
an original Cotswold stone barn. The open beams and exposed timbers
rural character and charm, providing a sense of farming history. Click here for picture gallery.
|| The accommodation
has a private flower and lawned garden with seating, picnic tables
ideal for summer breaks. Blackpitt is also charming in winter. Something
we recommend is getting up early
on a frosty morning when everything is still and quiet, when the
roads are empty and the birds are singing
in the hedgerows. As you tramp along the crispy ground you can see
your breath in the cold air, it is these moments that capture the
precious secrets of the Gloucestershire countryside.
|The cottages are fully equipped with
all essential appliances, bed linen and tea towels. Both cottages
have Broadband access and the hot water is heated by solar-power.We
always welcome dogs, especially well behaved ones. The washing machine
and tumble dryer, both coin operated are in the tack room next to
the cottages. An outside washing line and pegs are also available.
There is a freezer in the tack room which guests are welcome to
||Recycling is encouraged as much as possible
especially as we do not have a regular rubbish
collection. We have a bottle and tin collection bin, a newspaper
and cardboard bin and a compost bin for vegetable matter. We have
ducks for bread recycling
and horses for carrots, apples and polo mint recycling.
There is a large bin for any other rubbish behind
the cottages. The cottages share a private enclosed garden with
garden seats and picnic tables.
|There are expansive large grass areas
and wonderful footpaths surrounding the cottages, ideal for dog
walking. Maps are provided in each cottage. One car parking space
is allocated per cottage and please
ask if you would like extra space. There is also undercover storage
for mountain bikes, muddy
walking boots etc. The cottages will be available from
4.00 pm on arrival day and should be vacated by
10.00 am at the end of your stay. Please leave the cottages in the
same condition as you found them.
We hope you enjoy your stay.
|Blackpitt Farm is one mile outside the
picturesque village of Oddington, with its famous
Michelin award winning pub The
Fox Inn and two miles from the beautiful hilltop
Stow on the Wold.
It is surrounded by miles of footpaths and bridle roads suitable
bikes, and is an ideal
base for exploring the Cotswolds; England and Wales's largest
of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
|"The Green" at Broadwell with
the Fox Inn in the background.
|Pubs and Restaurants Worth
Fox Inn, Lower Oddington (01451
Michelin award winning pub, with excellent food and a fantastic
wine list. More of a restaurant
than a pub, to dine in as opposed to go for a pint. It is possible
to eat outside in the Summer.
Takes food orders until 10 p.m.
The Fox Inn, The Green, Broadwell (01451 870909)
This lovely pub in the centre of the picturesque village of Broadwell
is within walking distance
from the house. As the crow flies the route is shorter on foot than
by the road. Dogs are allowed
in on a lead. Walk your dog to the pub - perfect!
The King's Head
Inn, Bledington (01608 658365)
Simple and simple good English food. Laid back, friendly local pub.
Many a lively evening.
Real ale. Takes food orders until 9 p.m.
King's Arms, Stow-on-the-Wold (01451 830364)
A good fish menu. There are no telephone bookings, so try and arrive
promptly to ensure a
table upstairs. Wine is picked off wine racks, not a wine list.
Takes food orders until 9.30 p.m.
Horse and Groom,
Oddington (01451 830584)
Large garden. Good food at the higher end of the price range. Real ales.
for its Tuesday market.
The Slaughters; two of the most beautiful and famous villages in
Within 10 miles you have the pretty towns of Burford, with its Wildlife
Park and Gardens,
Chipping Campden and Broadway in Worcestershire. Climb up Broadway
Tower to have a look
at the exceptional view covering thirteen counties. Birdland,
Manor containing Charles Paget Wade's extraordinary collection
and design, including musical instruments, clocks, toys, bicycles,
weavers' and spinners' tools
and Japanese armour. There is a delightful organic garden, and Mr
Wade's cottage can also
be visited. The Lavender Fields nearby are worth seeing. Stanway
House, with one of the finest water gardens in England, which
now has the tallest gravity feed fountain in the world.
Within 25 miles you can visit Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire,
home of William
Shakespeare and the Royal
Shakespeare Theatre and Warwick
Castle, Cheltenham, the home of National
Hunt racing and in Oxfordshire, Blenheim
Palace and the University City of Oxford.