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The Old Forge Cottage,
Stow on the Wold,
GL54 1AA

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

welcome to The Old Forge

The Old Forge Cottage is found in a prime yet peaceful location in the centre 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 and dog-proof garden, the cottage has 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, just the spot to curl up in front 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, electric hob and oven plus microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. Gas fired central heating and hot water are managed by a HIVE system. 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 worth 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, there are also 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 bordered 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. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the cottage. 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. Please note that given the limited space in the cottage, it is not suitable for serious walking enthusiasts due to the lack of drying facilities for wet muddy boots and jackets. You are of course more than welcome to keep outdoor gear in your own car!


Reservation Process

Changeover day is by default a Friday, however in quieter months we are happy to accommodate alternative dates; our policy is guests are invited on the basis of a minimum 3 night stay. We discount stays of 6 nights or more. Please get in touch directly for availability and tariffs if you would like to rent The Old Forge Cottage for periods that differ from the current normal structure.

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. Due to the location of the bathroom and the steep gradient of the staircase, the cottage is not suited to guests with mobility limitations.

One well-behaved dog is welcome to stay with you at an additional £25 per stay.


Season Min nights stay Rate per night
Year round except premium 3 £175 per night or £1,110 per week
Premium 3 £250 per night

Premium periods Christmas/New Year (21 December - 1 January), Cheltenham Racing Festival (14 - 17 March 2023) and Easter (6 - 10 April 2023).