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The Old Forge Cottage,
Stow on the Wold,

The Old Forge Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold

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The Old Forge Cottage is found in a prime yet peaceful location in the center of the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, within the beautiful Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Perfectly placed for exploring this lovely part of the UK, there are so many delights to discover from the doorstep. Set within a private courtyard, with its own small, enclosed garden, and private off-road parking, a rare bonus around here.

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About The Cottage


The Old Forge provides accommodation for two adults. It has benefitted from careful and sympathetic restoration giving a contemporary feel, whilst retaining many period features. Enter into the welcoming, cosy cottage, close the door and leave the hustle and bustle of a busy life behind. Downstairs is perfectly laid out for two. The sitting room is furnished with a comfortable sofa, it's the perfect place to curl up in from of the wood burning stove and read a book or watch a film. To the side is the kitchen, which has been cleverly designed to incorporate all you'll need to cook up a feast, including the usual appliances plus microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. A table for two sits under the window that looks into the private garden. The tower of St Edward's Church rises behind and is well the short walk to see its North/West door, framed by two ancient yew trees, which feature in many famous photographs.


The open stairs lead up from the sitting room to a spacious bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This lovely light and spacious room enjoys views out over garden and honey-stone roof tops. Considerately furnished with a traditional iron framed king size bed and large wardrobe offering good storage plus personal touches that give the room its style. The adjoining bathroom is a good size and features a full size bath with shower over, WC and basin with plenty of shelf space.


The pretty cottage garden is laid mainly to lawn and boarded by cottage plant beds. There is a log store and you will find a table and chairs here. We are happy to allow one well behaved dog to stay with you and the enclosed garden is a safe place to let them out. The Cottage comes with a dedicated parking place just outside the gate, a prized feature in this popular market town. All the essential shops are within walking distance and you can enjoy happy hours wandering around this small Cotswolds town discovering many independent shops, galleries, antiques houses, cafés and bistros, pubs and restaurants. You can enjoy your entire stay here without having to get back into your car, although there are so many fantastic places to discover a little further afield if you feel like an adventure.



With so many options just moments from your doorstep, be it walks or window shopping, The Old Forge Cottage offers the chance for a real Cotswolds experience. Stow-on-the-Wold is a town steeped in history. Wonderful shops, restaurants and pubs, boutiques, galleries, tea rooms and the lovely town square and Church provide plenty of things to see and do within easy walking distance. Alongside the local stores there is also a convenient Tesco supermarket just along the Fosse Way, 5 minutes from the Old Forge Cottage by car plus several essential services, including a fuel station with M&S Food.


Reservation Process

We are currently taking reservations for available dates from the beginning of December onwards. Changeover day is by default a Friday, however in quieter months we are happy to try and accommodate alternative dates by request. Our policy is guests are invited on the basis of a minimum 3 night stay. Please get in touch directly for availability and prices.

The Old Forge Cottage has one lovely bedroom, accessed via an open staircase, with one king size bed. It is not set up to accommodate additional guests including children. One well-behaved dog is welcome to stay with you at an additional £25 per stay.

2020/21 Prices Prices are per stay

Min 3 nights stay 7 nights, Friday changeover Short break weekend, Fri-Mon Mid-week, Mon-Thurs incl
Low £525 £140 £133
Mid £560 £149 £133
High £680 £181 £136
Premium £800 £213 £160

Low January (first Friday after New Year) to Easter, October to Last Friday before Christmas
Mid First Friday after Easter to first May Bank Holiday
High Easter, first Bank Holiday to last Friday of September
Premium Christmas, New Year and Cheltenham Festival week (March)