Stow-on-the-Wold holiday cottages are the pinnacle of self-catering accommodation in this Cotswold town. Topping an 800ft-high hill, the location was established as a market town as early as 1107, but may have served another purpose even earlier than that. HomeAway holiday homes in Stow-on-the-Wold typically combine quaint, historic touches with modern conveniences: flagstones and wooden beams complement contemporary furnishings, and parking is often available. Groups from four to 22 can fit into the wide variety of spacious properties, so all manner of holidays are catered for. What's more, this advantageously located town has something for everyone, though it's especially appealing to serious antique hunters, or families looking for a fun holiday in the countryside. Young and old alike will find something to delight in Stow-on-the-Wold.
-Museums: The Cotswold Cricket Museum is privately run and located close to the main square in Stow-on-the-Wold. Here, guests can pick up insights on players and the history of the sport. The onsite café is a hidden gem serving tasty cakes and tea. It's open Tuesday through Sunday, and on Bank Holiday Mondays.
-Churches: St. Edwards Church is a parish that dates back to the 11th century. Renovations have taken place throughout the centuries, so today the building is a charming confluence of architectural styles. Visitors to holiday cottages in Stow-on-the-Wold that are so inclined are welcomed to church services, and current information on activities is available through the Stow-on-the-Wold, Condicote and The Swells (scats) UK website.
-Museums: The Park House Toy Collectors' Museum features a privately owned collection of toys predominantly from Victorian and Edwardian times. Bears, dolls, board games and more are displayed in this location at the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold. Open from March through October on Wednesdays through Saturdays, it's simply lovely for a day spent with the family.
-Family attractions: The Cotswolds Farm Park is a favourite with families who’ve taken a holiday home in Stow-on-the-Wold. The working farm offers a full-on interactive experience, with its rare breeds conservation program and seasonal demonstrations like sheep shearing. Kids can experience the touch barn and tractor trailer rides, and there are picnic sites as well. Visitors are encouraged to try the café for cakes, tea and hot food; including sausages made from pigs raised right on the farm.
-Entertainment: The Dragonfly Maze is a great excursion for all ages, located just four miles away in Bourton-on-the-Water – one of the most popular villages in the Cotswolds. Not too long nor too short, the maze provides excellent fun by posing questions which need to be answered before proceeding (but don't worry; they're not too hard!). With an entrance fee of just a few pounds, it's a fantastic day out on a budget.
Stow-on-the-Wold has a temperate climate typical of the Cotswolds, but is on average warmer than most areas. Low temperatures bottom out around 2°C in the winter, with highs reaching the mid-20s in summer. December through February tend to be the coldest months, and July and August will bring the hottest days. Winter time is also the wettest, with over 20 rainy days on average during these months. Summertime is drier, but more than half of these days will see rain. Whenever you choose to visit, Stow-on-the-Wold holiday cottages will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Stow-on-the-Wold is easy to get to by road or rail, but with plenty of the area’s major road links within easy access and the charming countryside on view, driving is a pleasure. Though there is no station in Stow-on-the-Wold itself, trains leave London for the Cotswolds hourly with Moreton-in-Marsh station being just five miles distant.