“We are a family of five – our children are 16, 19 and 21, and mostly still at home – with a house in Notting Hill and a weekend home outside Oxford. We’d like to move deeper into the Cotswolds, to a period property with entertaining space and a garden that I can redesign from scratch. Where do you suggest we look?”
DAVID HENDERSON, HEAD OF OFFICE, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD
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“The mellow stone homes in and around Stow-on-the-Wold, an easy drive from Soho Farmhouse, are some of the most desirable in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This location works well for every age group. An excellent train service from Kingham connects to Oxford for culture and nights out, and to Paddington, convenient for Notting Hill. The Cotswolds year is a busy one, with the Cheltenham Festival in March sounding the starting gun for outdoor opera and cultural and food festivals.”
Glorious countryside, artisan shops, excellent schooling and substantial homes are the main pull factors for Stow-on-the-Wold. Superfast broadband attracted many newcomers who worked from home during Covid – and they have stayed. Stow-on-the-Wold’s thriving market square is filled with independent shops and art galleries, while Daylesford and a roster of excellent country pubs showcase the exceptional local produce. Savills is sponsoring Park Fair, a three-day boutique festival in Great Tew, with shopping, live music, workshops, unlimited fairground rides and pop-up feasting (30 June-2 July).
Pictures from top: Cotswolds landscape with a view out to the Malvern Hills (Alamy); chocolate-box houses are found in the villages around Stow-on-the-Wold (unsplash)