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
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.

The unspoilt village of Naunton is tucked peacefully away in the heart of a valley though just off the main tourist trail. Well served with a traditional village pub, a historic dovecote situated in a beautiful spot by the river Windrush, along with a wealth of walking, golfing, cycling and horse riding that makes its way through the breath-taking countryside and picturesque hamlets. Offering easy access to a host of attractions The Cotswold Farm Park, Daylesford organic farm shop, numerous National Trust properties and gardens. Further afield Cheltenham and Stratford upon Avon are both great for a day at the races. With many local festivals throughout the year including both the food and literature.

Step into this breath taking property, a spectacular vaulted barn with beautiful exposed beams. Enter the property into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which offers the perfect space for a romantic get away. Tastefully finished with a clever mix of both old and new, on a chilly evening why not light the wood burner and relax with a good book or a movie on the comfy sofa with TV/DVD. The kitchen area, contemporary in style has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and is perfect for preparing a romantic supper for two. There is also a shower room with shower and WC on this floor. When the day is done, climb the wooden stairs onto the mezzanine with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams to a king-size bedroom with garden views.

Step outside and enjoy your morning coffee with bird song within a small seating area. A shared utility area with washing machine is housed in an outbuilding near the property and there is also allocated private parking for two cars available.

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

This property is personally managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hilary 15th March 2020

Reviewed by Brian 27th December 2019

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

Reviewed by Anna 25th October 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Melanie 30th September 2019

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

Reviewed by Jef 20th September 2019

Reviewed by Fiona 30th August 2019

Well appointed cottage, tastefully decorated and in such an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds. Very nice to return to this little oasis at the end of the day, with a great local pub within walking distance. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd August 2019

The cottage was immaculate, everything had been thought of to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. The cake left for us was a really nice touch, the owners were very welcoming and helpful, well worth a visit. The location was perfect for exploring the Cotswolds and the walks were beautiful. Sometimes dog friendly can be of a lower standard but Read morethis was 5 star luxury and we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Iris 21st June 2019

The cottage was perfect. We loved the mezzanine bedroom. The village was very pretty with a lovely church and a brilliant pub.

Reviewed by Ashleigh 18th June 2019

A lovely, well-appointed cottage in a peaceful location. We really enjoyed our stay here and the homemade cake supplied by the owner was a very nice touch.

Reviewed by KEVIN 24th May 2019

What a lovely little cottage, very well fitted out, well furnished and so cosy, especially evenings with the log burner crackling away. Great little village perfect for strolling down to the local pub, no traffic, no yellow lines, no noise just peace and quiet just what the doctor ordered, and the freshly baked cake on arrival was a lovely touch. WRead moree will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 26th April 2019

A very pretty cottage in a wonderful village, a short walk to the pub which serves good food. The owners of the cottage are a lovley couple and very helpful.

Reviewed by Lesley 5th April 2019

Reviewed by Mike 21st February 2019

What a little gem. Very comfortable with lots of homely touches. Loved the 'nest' on the rafter and the mouse in the window. Very snug with the wood burner. Great location close to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow and right on the Warden's Way walking route.

Reviewed by Alexandria 22nd December 2018

My husband and I booked a week's stay over the Christmas week as we needed some time away. We had such a peaceful week. The property was of the highest standard and we had everything we needed for a fuss-free stay. The welcome cake was delicious and such a thoughtful touch. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Reviewed by Joanne 1st December 2018

Reviewed by William 22nd November 2018

Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. We particularly liked having the wood burning stove.

Reviewed by Nicki 12th November 2018

Beautiful quiet cottage within 15 mins drive to local places. So comfortable. Lovely touches. Great shower & nice to have a garden for the dog (though not enclosed) Lovely owners & tasty cake!

Reviewed by Tina 26th October 2018

Reviewed by Anna 28th September 2018

Excellent location, very clean, nicely decorated, friendly hosts, cute village.

Reviewed by Jeanette 24th September 2018

Lovely accommodation with everything you need, set on the edge of a picturesque village. Great location for exploring the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Roy 14th September 2018

Highly delighted with the cottage, the owners had thought of every detail to make it like home from home.

Reviewed by David 18th August 2018

My wife, little Shih Tzu dog and I had a fantastic stay at this cottage. It had everything we needed. The property is beautiful, cozy and peaceful. Its in the middle of a little village with a pub (a must for us!) and full of walks nearby. We drove to multiple villages from here for other walks and fully recommend it as a base in the Cotswolds. YouRead more have privacy in a beautiful property! Hide

Reviewed by Asad 13th August 2018

Reviewed by Joel 3rd August 2018

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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
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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