Welcome to The Sanctuary, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
INSTANT BOOKING RESTRICTIONS
THIS PROPERTY IS INSTANTLY BOOKABLE, EXCLUDING BOOKINGS COMMENCING WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE BOOKING DATE. FOR AN ARRIVAL WITHIN 7 DAYS, WE HAVE TO SEEK CONFIRMATION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER THAT THEY CAN ACCEPT THE BOOKING, BEFORE IT CAN BE ACCEPTED.
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The Sanctuary forms part of a converted church with an enviable position just moments from the market square in the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Sitting on top a hill, surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside, Stow is famous for its historic buildings and its wide range of restaurants, traditional pubs and antique shops. It is an ideal base for exploring the region, including the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.
This stylish property has a wealth of modern facilities including wireless internet access, a Smart TV with access to Netflix and underfloor heating throughout. The glass balcony in the master bedroom is a lovely feature and the two floor-to-ceiling windows are a beautiful reminder of the building's former purpose as the Methodist church.
The Sanctuary sleeps 2+2 guests, in one bedroom (with the +2 option being a double sofa bed in the living room suitable for two children under 12 or one adult only), with an elegant family bathroom and free on-street parking available in the town. The Sanctuary is the perfect choice for a romantic break for two, or for a family getaway to the much loved market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is three adults or two adults and two children under the age of 12, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than four guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Master bedroom: King size bed or 2 x single beds
Living room: Double sofa bed suitable for two children under the age of 12 or one adult only
Family bathroom: Walk-in rain shower with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Cloakroom (ground floor): Toilet and wash basin
The property has gas underfloor heating throughout.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price.
The property has free wireless internet access, a Smart TV with access to Netflix and a DVD player, and a radio.
There is no telephone at the property.
Mobile phone reception is generally OK.
Free on-street parking is readily available, just a short walk away from the property.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen), high chair, two stair gates and electrical plug guards are provided.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
There is a waist height glass balcony in the master bedroom, so young children should be supervised at all times in this room.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
Stow Horse Fair
The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October. This is a traditional fair for gypsies and travelling people to meet up and trade, which dates back to 1476 when its Charter was granted. Stow is very busy for a day or two before and after each fair, and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants are closed. Whilst many visitors enjoy the colour and vibrancy associated with the fairs, other visitors prefer to avoid Stow on these dates.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.Get the full listing »