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A Quaint Gem in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Moreton-in-Marsh, a charming market town nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds, is a delightful destination that offers a perfect blend of history, culinary delights, and captivating attractions. With its rich heritage, a plethora of eateries and shops, and an array of activities to enjoy! Choosing a property to rent in Moreton-in-Marsh is a fabulous idea and a great town to call home.

History of Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh boasts a fascinating history that dates back to the 13th century. The town’s name is derived from its location on the ancient Roman road known as the Fosse Way. During the medieval period, Moreton flourished as a market town and became a vital trading centre for agricultural produce. Today, its historic market square and medieval buildings continue to tell the story of its vibrant past.

Places to Eat and Drink

The Horse & Groom: Located in the heart of Moreton-in-Marsh, The Horse and Groom is a popular gastropub known for its warm ambiance and delectable menu. With an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, their dishes are a fusion of traditional and contemporary British cuisine. Perfect all year round – relax by the log fire in the winter or soak up the sunshine in their beautiful garden come summer.

The Redesdale Arms: Situated in a historic coaching inn, The Redesdale Arms offers a charming setting for dining and drinks. Their menu features a range of classic British dishes, prepared with a creative twist. Pair your meal with a selection from their extensive wine list or enjoy a refreshing pint of locally brewed ale at their traditional bar.

The Old Curiosity Shop: Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea experience at The Old Curiosity Shop. This quaint tearoom is known for its scrumptious homemade cakes, scones, and sandwiches, all served in a charming vintage setting. Treat yourself to a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the cosy cafe setting

Local Shops

Dale House Antiques: Simply a treasure trove for antique enthusiasts. This charming antiques store offers a wide selection of carefully curated antiques, from furniture and ceramics to vintage collectibles and unique decor pieces. With its knowledgeable and friendly staff, Dale House Antiques provides a welcoming experience for visitors seeking to discover hidden gems and uncover the stories behind each item.

The Cotswold Perfumery: Immerse yourself in the world of fragrance at The Cotswold Perfumery. This independent perfumery offers a fascinating range of handmade perfumes and colognes, crafted with exquisite attention to detail. Take a guided tour to learn about the art of perfumery and create your own bespoke fragrance to cherish as a unique memento of your visit.

Moreton Cycles: For cycling enthusiasts, Moreton Cycles is a must-visit shop. Whether you’re looking to rent a bicycle for an adventurous ride through the Cotswold countryside or seeking cycling accessories and repairs, Moreton Cycles has you covered. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding the perfect bike for your exploration of the area.

Things to do in and near Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Moreton-in-Marsh Market. Held every Tuesday, the market showcases a diverse range of stalls offering local produce, artisanal crafts, antiques, and more. Browse the array of goods, interact with friendly vendors, and soak in the bustling ambiance of this traditional market.

Batsford Arboretum: Just a short distance from Moreton-in-Marsh, Batsford Arboretum is a stunning destination for nature lovers. Explore the beautiful grounds and discover a vast collection of trees, plants, and flowers from around the world. Enjoy leisurely walks, spot wildlife, and relish the tranquillity of this botanical paradise.

Chastleton House: Step back in time with a visit to Chastleton House, a remarkable Jacobean manor house located near Moreton-in-Marsh. Explore the beautifully preserved interiors and stroll through the charming gardens. The house offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and provides a serene backdrop for a peaceful afternoon.

Cotswold Falconry Centre: For an unforgettable experience, visit the Cotswold Falconry Centre. Witness breath-taking displays of birds of prey in flight and get up close to these majestic creatures. Learn about their conservation and the ancient art of falconry as you enjoy a truly captivating and educational day out.

Bourton House Garden: A short drive from Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton House Garden is a hidden gem worth discovering. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this award-winning garden, featuring stunning flower borders, topiary sculptures, and peaceful water features. Wander through the enchanting surroundings and find inspiration in the meticulous design and horticultural splendour.

Considering a move to Moreton-in-Marsh?

From its fascinating past and charming eateries to its unique shops and array of activities, Moreton-in-Marsh is a picturesque town that is a wonderful place to call home.

The team at The Cotswold Letting Agency all live and work in the Cotswolds so have a wealth of knowledge about Moreton and the surrounding areas that they are only to happy to share. We also have a great selection of homes and cottages to rent in the Cotswolds available for short or long let, and the team are only to happy to discuss your specific requirements.

If you’re looking to move to the Cotswolds and are interested in property to rent in Moreton-in-Marsh, the team here at The Cotswold Letting Agency are only to happy to help. From advice on commuter distances, local schools and places to eat and drink, the team are passionate about supporting tenants with finding their perfect rental home in the Cotswolds.

Get in touch on 01993 684572 or drop us an email at hello@cotswoldlettingagency.com to begin your move, long or short, to the Cotswolds!

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