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Pineapple Spa Cottage


Sleeps 4
Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Local Pub
This chic Grade II* listed spa is a boutique escape ideally situated within walking distance of Stow-on-the-Wold and Lower Swell. With a truly unique Georgian façade showcasing Rajasthani era architecture, it is the smallest spa in England. Stepping inside you will be blown away by the grandeur of opulent furnishings, high ceilings and original features including the eye-catching pineapple water font. In the living room is a wood burner in an exquisite wood surround and you will find a section of glass floor looking down to the source of the spa waters below. On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with a dining area where patio doors lead out to a garden which gives spectacular sunset views. Across the first and second floor are two king-size bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a freestanding copper bath.
Full Description
Driving through the Cotswolds to your holiday destination you will pass by popular destinations like Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper and Lower Swell and Bourton-on-the-Water. When you arrive at Pineapple Spa Cottage the breathtaking carved stone façade is a reflection of the beauty you will find within. It is debated that the property was designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell, the architect behind Sezincote House. The front door opens into the living room with a large ornate mirror, wood burner in a detailed surround and a luxurious sparkling chandelier in the high ceiling above. A comfortable sofa and armchair gather around the fire providing a comfortable place to enjoy an evening drink. An open stone wall showcases the pineapple font through an archway as you pass through to the rest of the cottage.

The well-equipped kitchen has an electric AGA, a Belfast sink and plenty of space to prepare delicious meals to be enjoyed around the four-seater dining table. Doors open from here to the lawned garden which you can climb to enjoy beautiful Cotswold country views. From the living room a number of steps lead you to the lavish bedrooms which have been furnished with a high attention to detail. The bathroom at Pineapple Spa Cottage is a fantastic addition where you will find yourself spending many hours. The freestanding reclaimed copper bath makes you feel like royalty as you soak away your worries.

With off-road parking for two cars and unmissable sights such as Sezincote House and Gardens, Chastleton House and the towns and villages of Chipping Norton, Broadway and Cheltenham a bit further afield this is the perfect Cotswold getaway.

Ground Floor

Sitting Room:
Full of unique features and eye-catching décor the first thing that takes your eye is the pineapple water fountain at the end of the room. No longer connected to the spa supply, many women over the years have visited this tiny spa for the health benefits of the waters here. A glass panel in the corner of the room shows the spa below and if you listen carefully you can hear the water trickling. There is comfortable seating for four, a wood burner, artwork showing the spa exterior and an upcycled dresser which used to house chickens. Full of character this sitting room is a beautiful space to spend your evenings.

Two steps from the living room take you down to the kitchen/diner passing a handy WC on the left. The kitchen has enough space to prepare meals with an electric AGA and all the modern conveniences you could need. The dining table seats four in front of patio doors which open to the garden and patio.

First Floor

In front of the pineapple spa font, stairs curve around to the first bedroom.

Bedroom One:
The only room on this floor, this first bedroom is a king-size with an elegant gold bedframe and luxuriously plump bedding. Built-in wardrobes hiding a pull-out TV and a dressing table with carved pineapple details around the mirror is perfect for getting ready for a meal out. There are mirrored bedside tables and wall lights to each side of the bed. Overlooking the garden this quiet room is a peaceful retreat.

Second Floor

More stairs take you up to the second-floor landing with a small bench, before there are three steps down to the second bedroom and the bathroom.

Bedroom Two:
In the eaves at the front of the cottage, this king-size room has an open stone wall, exposed beams and a wooden floor. Decorated in a tranquil blue with a selection of books you can relax on the armchair with a cup of coffee. A bedside table and built-in dress offer storage and there is a lamp and TV. The ornate framed mirror adds a touch of luxury to this room.

Completing this cottage is a stunning bathroom with a freestanding copper bath, separate shower, bowl sink unit and WC. The reclaimed bath holds its heat so you can spend hours here away from the real world. An old fireplace surround and open stone wall add a grandeur to this room.


A patio outside the kitchen has a dining table for four and leads up to a sloped lawn which looks out across surrounding countryside and a lake, above which the sunsets are spectacular. Opposite the cottage there is private parking for two cars.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom and ground-floor cloakroom
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee machine - Krups
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 1-11 Mbps
  • TV - 1 x Smart TV and 2 x TV
  • DVD Player
  • Sound system - Roberts radio


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Electric
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping: Stow-on-the-Wold has an excellent Cooperative Food Store on Market Square and a Tesco Superstore (1 mile); and a Marks & Spencer mini store at the fuel service station on the A429 (1 mile).

Eating Out:
The Old Butcher's, Stow-on-the-Wold (20 minute walk)
The Fox, Lower Oddington (3.5 miles)
The Horse and Groom, Upper Oddington (3 miles)
The Wild Rabbit, Kingham (6 miles)

Walks: This area is famed for its walking and Pineapple Spa Cottage is walking distance from Stow-on-the-Wold and Lower Swell. In the middle of the glorious rolling Cotswold hills, keen walkers have plenty of choice when it comes to walks that lead straight from the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold. A wonderful circular village walk, leading from the village centre is highly recommended and allows you to really appreciate the rich heritage, taking you past key sites, buildings and monuments as you stroll. The walk is an easy 5.5km/3.75-mile circular miles-without-stiles walk around the town, taking in St Edwards Well, Maugersbury and the Fosse Way. Or walk a bit of the Cotswold Way which runs 100 miles from Chipping Campden via some wonderful Cotswold sites like Broadway Tower, Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and Iron Age Hill Forts on Cleeve Hill above Cheltenham all the way down to Bath.

Places to Visit:
Sezincote House and Gardens, Moreton-in-Marsh
Chastleton House

Train - Kingham Station and Moreton-in-Marsh Station are within a six-mile drive. Both have trains that run from London Paddington.
Taxis - Jays Taxis, Stow-on-the-Wold Taxi Service

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Pineapple Spa Cottage is an adult-only property and does not accept children or infants.
  • This property does not accept dogs or other pets.
  • There are a number of internal steps on each floor.
  • Please note that the Gypsy Horse Fair week will be taking place in Stow-on-the-Wold each year around the 12th of May and the 24th of October. Shops, restaurants and pubs are closed for the duration.


Our first time in the Cotswolds and we were amazed at how accurate the listing turned out to be! It's a truly beautiful cottage with no equal in the immediate area. So many beautiful little villages within a short drive that we never got to see even half of them during our week long visit. Our host Rachel answered both of our calls immediately and provided express answers to our questions in seconds, proving that she's knows the cottage like the back of her hand. A cosy fire every night during the cool, rainy week provided a warm respite from some cold early English spring nights. Anyone who wants to experience the Cotswolds should be so lucky to spend time in this place.

| 24/03/2024

Very interesting and quirky cottage. Lots of interesting details and very comfy beds. Very well-equipped kitchen.

| 25/01/2024

We were very impressed with this beautiful Cotswolds retreat. A pleasant walk from the cottage into the centre of Stow and to a local friendly pub. Perfectly situated to visit other famous towns in the area by car. A very warm welcome was experienced on arrival.It was perfect in every way. Thank you.

| 19/01/2024

Exquisite and sympathetic (of the period) decor. Above requirement supplementary supplies / welcome pack. Truly home from home. The owner made an amazing effort to decorate for Christmas and New Year. Dedicated parking spaces which was good.

| 22/12/2023

I recently stayed at this charming cottage, which was well-appointed, clean, and very comfortable. The wood-burning stove and copper bathtub were both highlights. The owner was wonderful and highly responsive. A lovely welcome basket was provided. The cottage is in the perfect location to see most of the sites in the northern Cotswolds. I would stay here again.

| 05/12/2023


Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the Cotswolds’ most popular, historic wool towns, full of honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms, narrow streets, independent boutiques, art galleries and antique shops as well as an impressive choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes. This is a working market town too, so there are all the general amenity stores and services you need, including food shops, banks, a pharmacy and a Post Office. Nearby Moreton-in-Marsh (4 miles) and Kingham (5 miles) have train services to London Paddington (from 90 minutes).