Best Places To Stay In The Cotswolds

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Best Places To Stay In The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering an abundance of beautiful villages and marketing towns to explore, along with breath-taking countryside.

It’s the perfect place for a relaxing break. If you’re looking for the best places to stay in the Cotswolds, you might want to start with Stow-on-the-Wold.

Why Stow-on-the-Wold?

Stow-on-the-Wold is a spectacular historic town boasting a lively market square, some of Britain’s best antique shops and an array of amazing pubs and restaurants.

The town also happens to be the highest in the Cotswolds, at almost 800 feet, meaning the countryside walks around Stow on the Wold offer truly magnificent views.

Stow-on-the-Wold is also located at the junction where several key roads meet, making it an excellent location to explore the Cotswolds.

This charming town is home to a selection of wonderful places to stay in the Cotswolds, including The Porch House and The Sheep on Sheep Street.

The Porch House

The Porch House is a delightfully historic pub, restaurant and hotel that holds the title of the oldest inn in England! This enticing establishment boasts thirteen unique rooms that are bursting with country charm.

You can choose from the quaint Cosy Rooms, the dashing Classic Rooms or the sensational Superior Rooms. Each of the beautifully decorated rooms offers plush beds, Temple Spa toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and complimentary still water.

Two of the thirteen rooms are even dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged best friend along for the trip.

If you really want to go all out, you might prefer to stay in the best lodging in the house – The Suite. This striking boudoir is a seriously sensational dwelling spread over two floors.

Oozing luxury, The Suite features a lavish living area, majestic king-sized bed, Victorian roll-top bath at the end of the bed and a separate ensuite with a stand-alone shower.

During your stay at The Porch, perhaps sample the flavourful fare and abundance of ravishing refreshments on offer in the country pub and restaurant. And, if you book directly with The Porch House, you receive a complementary breakfast!

The Porch House is one of four Brakspear pubs in the Cotswolds rewarded for its excellent accommodation by The Publican Awards.

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The Sheep on Sheep Street

The Sheep in Stow-on-the-Wold is also an award-winning hotel and one of the best places to stay in the Cotswolds.

Offering a luxurious stay in an enticing inn, The Sheep boasts 22 elegant rooms, each with its own individual allure, plush Feather & Black beds, lavish showers, and a handy Nespresso machine.

The gorgeous rooms feature stunning exposed stone walls, antique statement features and cosy beamed ceilings. Plus, some of our rooms are dog-friendly! During your stay at The Sheep, enjoy a premium pint of Brakspear whilst soaking up the enticing atmosphere of the pub, which offers an eclectic character unlike any other pub in Stow on the Wold.

This dashingly distinctive domain offers beverages in abundance, including perfect pints, wines from around the world, sensational spirits and irresistible cocktails.

You can also tuck into one of the many delightful dishes on offer at The Sheep, including British classics, tasty burgers and wonderful wood-fired pizzas, which are sure to transport your tastebuds to Italy!

Ready To Book One Of The Best Places To Stay In The Cotswolds?

Get in touch with The Porch House team to book your stay today by calling them on 01451 870 048 or emailing at

Contact the team at The Sheep on Sheep Street by calling 01451 830344 or emailing at