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The Allure of Stow-on-the-Wold

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is a picturesque market town known for its historic charm, quaint streets, and vibrant atmosphere. With a rich history, a delightful array of eateries and shops, and a plethora of activities to enjoy, so choosing a property to rent in Stow-on-the-Wold certainly offers a captivating experience for residents and their visitors. 

History of Stow-on-the-Wold

Dating back to the Roman times, Stow-on-the-Wold has a fascinating history. As a major trading post during the medieval period, the town flourished as a hub for the wool trade. Its location on the historic Fosse Way, an ancient Roman road, further contributed to its prosperity. Today, Stow’s medieval market square and its iconic stocks symbolise its rich heritage as a bustling market town.

Places to Eat and Drink

The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold

The Porch House: Step into history at The Porch House, believed to be one of England’s oldest inns. Dating back to 947 AD, this charming establishment offers a cosy atmosphere and a menu filled with delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in their traditional Cotswold afternoon tea or savour their mouth-watering British classics.

The Old Butchers: For a taste of culinary excellence, visit The Old Butchers. This award-winning restaurant combines British and European flavours with a contemporary twist. With its intimate setting and a menu showcasing seasonal ingredients, The Old Butchers is a must-visit for food enthusiasts.

The Bell at Stow: Situated in a 17th-century building, The Bell at Stow is a gastropub offering a warm and inviting ambiance. Enjoy their selection of real ales, fine wines, and a menu featuring classic pub fare and modern British dishes. The beautiful beer garden provides a perfect spot for al fresco dining during the warmer months.

Local Shops

Cotswold Cheese Company: For cheese lovers, a visit to Cotswold Cheese Company is a must. This artisan cheese shop offers an impressive selection of locally produced cheeses, both familiar and unique. Explore their range of flavours and let the knowledgeable staff guide you in finding the perfect cheese to take home.

Scotts of Stow: Step into Scotts of Stow, a renowned department store offering a wide range of quality products for your home and garden. From stylish homeware and kitchenware to innovative gadgets and outdoor accessories, Scotts of Stow is a treasure trove for those seeking unique and practical items.

The Stow Flower Shop: Discover a world of beauty at Stow Flowers, a charming florist shop owned by sisters Sophie & Melissa. Browse their stunning collection of fresh flowers, floral arrangements, and unique gifts. Whether you’re looking for a special bouquet or seeking inspiration for your garden, Stow Flowers will captivate you with its fragrant and colorful displays.

Things to do in and near Stow-on-the-Wold

Explore St. Edward’s Church: Visit St. Edward’s Church, a magnificent medieval church located in the heart of Stow. Admire its impressive architecture, including its grand tower and beautiful stained glass windows. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquillity and history within its walls.

Cotswold Cricket Museum: Immerse yourself in the quintessential English sport of cricket at the Cotswold Cricket Museum. Located in the centre of Stow, this museum showcases a fascinating collection of cricket memorabilia, including historic bats, photographs, and personal artifacts of famous players.

The Cotswold Way: Embark on a scenic walk along the Cotswold Way, a long-distance footpath that passes through Stow. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Cotswold countryside as you meander through charming villages and rolling hills. Take a leisurely stroll or challenge yourself to a longer hike, soaking in the beauty of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Daylesford Organic Farm: Just a short drive from Stow, visit Daylesford Organic Farm, a renowned destination for organic food lovers. Explore their farm shop, filled with organic produce, artisanal products, and a delightful selection of home goods. Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience at one of their on-site restaurants or participate in a workshop or wellness class.

Bourton-on-the-Water: Venture to nearby Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds.” Explore its charming low bridges, traditional stone houses, and tranquil riverbanks. Visit the Model Village, Birdland Park and Gardens, or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the river.

Stow-on-the-Wold encapsulates the charm and beauty of the Cotswolds, offering a delightful blend of history, culinary delights, unique shops, and captivating experiences.

Considering a move to Stow-on-the-Wold?

If you’re new to the Cotswolds and considering where to set down routes The Cotswold Letting Agency has a great selection of homes and cottages to rent in the Cotswolds available for short or long let. Choosing a Stow-on-the-Wold rental property is a perfect choice if you are looking for a bustling market town that provides plenty to see and do whilst also retreating away from the busier surrounding cities.

Our mission is to ensure that property owners and tenants receive nothing short of exceptional service when it comes to renting the finest properties in the Cotswolds. What truly sets us apart from other estate agents in the region is our extensive experience and knowledge of the Cotswolds lettings market along with our extensive network of invaluable local connections.

Rest assured that when you choose The Cotswold Letting Agency for your property to rent in Stow-on-the-Wold, you are gaining access to a wealth of expertise and connections that are unrivalled in the Cotswolds. We are here to ensure that your letting experience surpasses all expectations, providing you with peace of mind and the utmost satisfaction.

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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