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

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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Good to know

  • Downstairs

    The Old Forge provides accommodation for two adults. It has benefitted from 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.

    The sitting room is furnished with a comfortable sofa, just the spot to curl up 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. 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.

  • Upstairs

    The open stairs lead up from the sitting room to a comfortable 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 double 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.

  • Outside

    The pretty enclosed 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. 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!

Useful info
In the kitchen

Find the usual appliances, electric hob and oven plus microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Heating & hot water

Gas fired central heating and hot water are managed by a HIVE system.

Dogs welcome

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.

Off-road parking

Space for 1 car by the cottage in the private courtyard, a rare find in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Shops nearby

Located in the heart of this little market town, all shops are within easy walking distance.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

From this centre point of the Cotswolds, you're perfectly placed to explore the UK's largest AONB.

The Old Forge Cottage Availability

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 £180 per night or £1,200 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).