Cross Keys Cottage

Short breaks from £2,047.14

At a glance

Large dog friendly Cotswold holiday cottage by The Old Butchers restaurant

Sleeps Sleeps 14
Bedrooms Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms Bathrooms 5
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Town Town
Fireplace Fireplace
Garden Garden
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Cross Keys Cottage is a beautifully styled Cotswold holiday home which sleeps 14 guests, in six bedrooms, with five modern bathrooms. The quaint cottage exterior belies the spacious, contemporary interior which boasts a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy living room and a sitting room with bi-fold doors leading out into the generous garden. This dog friendly holiday home has been finished to a high standard and retains a wealth of character features including two wood burners, exposed beams and exposed Cotswold stone walls. Cross Keys Cottage sits next to The Old Butchers restaurant, so it's perfect if you're looking for somewhere to stay near this incredible restaurant, and is just a stone’s throw from Stow’s bustling market square.

Please note that this property can also be booked as a sleeps 6 under Cosy Cross Keys.

This six bedroom holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold is perfect for those looking to get together with family and friends, exploring the local countryside and many eateries on its doorstep. The large Cotswold accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Living/dining room
Exposed stone feature wall, wood burner, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, dining table with seating for 12, and small selection of books

Exposed beams, electric Rangemaster with induction hob, fridge, two dishwashers, microwave, kettle, toaster, two wine fridges, cafetière, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, DAB radio and central island with three bar stools

Sitting room
Bi-fold doors to the garden, dual aspect, exposed stone fireplace with wood burner, Smart TV with surround sound and Netflix (account holders only), three three-seater sofas and two armchairs

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
Garden views, exposed stone, king size bed, freestanding wardrobe with full length mirror, chest of drawers, sideboard, stool and hairdryer

Shower room
Walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Utility room
Garden access, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, clothes horse, iron and ironing board

First Floor

Bedroom 3 with open-concept ensuite (Sleeps 4)
Accessed via its own staircase from the sitting room, eaves room with four single beds, wall-mounted Smart TV with Netflix (account holders only), chest of drawers, clothes rail, storage boxes and hairdryer
Open-concept ensuite with roll top bath with handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Garden views, double bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, stool, wall mirror and hairdryer
Ensuite with walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Bedroom 4 (Sleeps 2)
Dual aspect, king size bed, chest of drawers, clothes rail, stool, full length mirror and hairdryer

Bedroom 5 (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, stool, full length mirror and hairdryer

Family bathroom
Bath with overhead rain shower and separate handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Second Floor

Bedroom 6 with open-concept ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Dual aspect, eaves room, double bed, chest of drawers, wall hooks, stool, wall mirror and hairdryer
Open-concept ensuite with walk-in rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Enclosed garden with outdoor table seating 12, parasol, chiminea, charcoal BBQ and two sun loungers

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

Cross Keys Cottage Floor Plan

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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

Cross Keys Cottage is situated in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold, a bustling market town with an abundance of popular pubs, restaurants, tearooms and boutique shops lining its streets. The market square sits at the heart of the town and plays host to the Farmers’ Market every second Thursday of each month.
For your shopping essentials, there is a mini Co-op in The Square or a Tesco Superstore located on the Fosse Way, less than one mile away.
Stow is well-placed for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby towns and villages of Burford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway.

The Finer Details

  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 14 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 3 additional infants (aged 2 or under)
  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Free on street parking is available close by
  • 1 travel cot is available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided) 
  • 2 medium sized dogs are welcome for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • Free WiFi
  • Mobile phone reception is variable
  • 2 Smart TVs with Netflix (guests to use their own login details)
  • Enclosed garden
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ and chiminea after use)
  • Gas central heating system
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stoves
  • There are narrow, steep staircases, reduced head height in some rooms along with some steps between rooms on the ground floor
  • The front door opens onto the road and so guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that children are supervised when the door is open
  • 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...
  • Hen, Stag and other same sex groups are not permitted
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 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
  • Please note that the ensuites for bedrooms 3 and 6 do not have doors
  • If required, there are electric charging points at the Tesco on the Fosse Way
  • Charging electric vehicles at this property is not permitted
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date and, providing no damage is reported, the pre-authorisation will be released 7 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.



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Located just next door is The Old Butchers, a family-run restaurant boasting a mouth-watering menu. If you fancy a delicious meal in the comfort of your home, why not order a takeaway, or if it’s a special occasion, you could pre-arrange for a chef from the restaurant to come and cook for you!