At a glance

One bed romantic Cotswold retreat in Stow-on-the-Wold

Sleeps Sleeps 2
Bedrooms Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms Bathrooms 1
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Town Town
Off street parking Off street parking
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Courtyard/Patio Courtyard/Patio
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Barley is a cosy studio apartment which sleeps two guests, with a contemporary shower room. Finished to a high standard, this retreat has a range of modern facilities and a communal courtyard garden with outdoor seating, perfect for a spot of breakfast or for a relaxing gin and tonic in the evening. Complete with designated parking space, Barley enjoys a central location in Stow-on-the-Wold and is just a stone's throw from the market square with its many shops, pubs and restaurants.

Barley can be booked as a fabulous romantic Cotswold retreat on its own, or as part of a set of four separate holiday studio apartments. For more detail, please visit our one bedroom properties, Durum, Maize and Rye.

This cosy ground floor apartment is the perfect retreat for a weekend away in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. With shared ramp access and a large slate floored entrance hall, the lockable apartment is laid out as follows:

Bedroom/lounge (Sleeps 2)
King size sleigh bed, two lounge chairs, freestanding wardrobe, two bedside tables, Freeview TV, side desk, hairdryer, iPod speaker and electric fan

Breakfast bar with two chairs, convection oven with grill and microwave function, fridge, kettle, toaster and cafetière

Shower room
Shower, loo and basin

Enclosed paved area with two tables and ten chairs
This outside space is shared with the other Hayloft Apartments

Floor Plan

Barley Floor Plan

Virtual Tour

Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Barley is situated in a central yet tucked away position in the sought-after holiday destination of Stow-on-the-Wold. There are many things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold and it also offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and tearooms, as well as the Farmers' Market which takes place every second Thursday of each month.
For your shopping essentials, there is a mini Co-op in The Square, less than a minutes' walk away, or a Tesco Superstore located on the Fosse Way, less than one mile away.
Stow is well-placed for exploring the many vibrant towns and idyllic villages of the North Cotswolds such as Chipping Campden, The Slaughters, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Off street parking is available for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi
  • Mobile phone reception is generally OK                        
  • Freeview TV
  • Enclosed communal courtyard
  • Gas central heating system
  • 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 or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 2 adults
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, typically on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October, however, we would recommend checking the exact date ahead of placing your booking. 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
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £150 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.


It’s a five minute walk to Stow Town Coffee, one of Britain’s smallest artisan coffee roasters. This coffee shop makes an exceptional espresso and they will make your coffee exactly how you like it!