• A Lovely Central Apartment In Stow-On-The-Wold

    We stayed in a lovely apartment called The Unicorn Apartments which was central to Stow-on-the-Wold, it was literally a short walk into the centre and not far from restaurants and shops. The apartment was housed above The Cotswold Co furniture shop and also in an old stone building that was a former 17th century coaching inn.


    There are 8 spacious apartments that are all fully furnished and pet friendly. The Unicorn Apartments are in a recently refurbished Grade || listed building in the heart of the picturesque market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. All apartments are newly and fully furnished with state of the art appliances and large spacious rooms which are great for families and large groups.


    The apartments have a large kitchen and dining room, living room with a cable TV and storage room and en suite bathrooms to the bedrooms. The kitchen came stocked with tea, coffee and hot chocolate with plenty of cooking utensils so you can cook your own breakfast and dinner during your stay.

    There is fast Wi-Fi accessible throughout the apartment and plenty of extra things in the storage cupboard including a high chair, changing table and playpen for little ones.

    The only annoying thing about the apartments were the laundry bags that are stored near the door to exit the apartments, they kept falling over into the corridor and you had to climb over them or move them (if you could). If a better solution was found or they were stored elsewhere, it would be much much better. Other than that, it was a very pleasant stay!

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    In our apartment, we had a twin and a king sized bedroom. Both rooms were very well sized with comfy beds and stylish decor. They both had deep wood beam features on the wall and slanted ceilings (which if you are tall, you need to look out for). There was plenty of storage for clothes including dressers, bedside tables and wardrobes. My twin room had a little window overlooking the road with a small window sill and blackout blinds.

    The bedrooms had an en-suite bathroom fully equipped with a walk-in shower and relaxing bath. The sink and counter space was near the beam feature and slanted ceiling which is annoying if you are tall, so make sure you watch out for that. The window had a view of the famous medieval St Edwards Church which has inspired the likes of J R R Tolkien in his writing.

    The showers came stocked with shampoo and body wash as well as soap and lotion next to the sinks. The shower was a nice pressure and really easy to use.

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    It is in the perfect location to explore Stow with plenty of restaurants and shops located within walking distance, it is ideal if you don’t have a car with you. If you do bring a car, there is parking opposite the apartments which are free to use if you are staying there.

    Once you leave the apartments and walk down Sheep Street you will reach the popular church that is famous for inspiring Tolkien with his writing and then you will get to the main part of Stow that has plenty of lovely pubs (it is approx a 3 minute walk). The Porch House and The Stag at Stow are two of my favourites and are both very lovely pubs, make sure you book if you would like to eat there as they get very busy very quickly.

    Before your arrival you are given an access code which you will need to enter into the main gate (through the carriage tunnel) in order to gain access to the apartments. You will then need to walk through part of the showroom and into the courtyard garden and up the metal stairs on the outside to get to the apartments.


    Have you visited Stow and if you have, have you visited these apartments? Let me know in the comments below.