The perfect setting
Sitting majestically 800 feet above sea level, Stow is the highest point in the Cotswold Hills. This ancient market town intersects with seven major routes, including the Roman Fosse Way, and has played a rich part in the history of England. Although much of Stow is built on a large Iron Age fort, the town is mainly noted for the medieval wool trade and the battle that ended Charles 1 hopes of retaining the crown in 1646. The Royalist troops were forced into the honeyed stone market square and many were imprisoned in the incredibly beautiful St. Edward’s Church. Today, the town is host to some of the most important antique shops and dealers in the United Kingdom.
The Newlands graceful original house itself is part of Stow’s rich history and is conveniently within walking distance of the town’s centre.
Unique shopping experience
Stow also boasts vital facilities like GPs, dentists and a large supermarket. There’s a treasure trove of antique shops as well as a fantastic collection of boutiques, homeware stores, gift shops and art galleries. Food connoisseurs will delight at the numerous cafes, delis, inns and restaurants.
Exquisite dining on your doorstep
Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is nearby as is the quite brilliant pub, The Wild Rabbit. Or plump for The Feathered Nest (Times Top 100 Restaurant), the Soho Farm House (Members’ club country house hotel) or Wild Thyme, the relaxed and intimate traditional British restaurant. To name just a few.
Events and Festivals
Cotswold life, crafts and heritage are celebrated in the July Cotswold Festival in Stow. This alternates with the Stow Motor Show. Other annual events include a Bonfire Evening, Music Festival and Christmas Tree Festival. Nearby other established music events include Longborough Festival Opera and Bledington.
To the south you will find the well-known village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its many attractions such as Birdland, the model village and Cotswold Motor Museum. Moreton-in-the-Marsh lies to the north. It hosts a large retail market on a Tuesday. For garden lovers, Batsford Arboretum, Sezincote House and Gardens, and Bourton House Gardens are nearby. The theatre, museum and lido pool of Chipping Norton is within easy reach.
The estate is within convenient reach of the city of Oxford and towns such as Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa. Local train station at Kingham provides good services to surrounding destinations and London M4, M5 and M40 are easily accessed.
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