Stuart House Boutique Bedrooms
What We Love
- Stay in a historic Cotswolds townhouse with complimentary treats and breakfast
- Finding a little decanter of port and handmade shortbread in your room
- Making a grade-II-listed Cotswolds townhouse your temporary home-from-home
- Donning your wellies and setting off to explore the idyllic Cotswolds countryside
What To Know
- The historic house is 400 years old
- Located just off the town's charming main square
- Each of the eight guestrooms is unique
Situated just off the square in the beautiful town of Stow-on-the-Wold,
Stuart House is a 400-year-old, grade-II-listed Cotswolds townhouse.
Offering just eight boutique rooms, each one unique, it’s a cosy,
welcoming place to temporarily call home while you explore one of
England’s most covetable weekender destinations.
Despite its old
world appeal, you can expect to find modern
comforts in your room at Stuart House. Think drench
showers, Nespresso coffee machines, Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flatscreen
TVs. Discovering a little decanter of port and some handmade shortbread
on arrival gives you confidence that they’ve really thought about
providing a great experience for their guests here.
will find independent delis and restaurants in abundance in the distinct
yellow-sandstone-clad neighbouring Cotswolds towns – Moreton-in-Marsh,
Chipping Campden and Bourton-on-the-Water – while others will prefer to
get out and about in amongst the rolling fields and fresh air.
Each of the eight boutique rooms at Stuart House is
unique; while their cosy feel and countryside-chic style is something
they have in common. Colour schemes tend to be neutral, with pieces of
revamped furniture and patterned fabrics adding interest. Drench
showers, fluffy towels, and complimentary port and handmade shortbread
add lovely finishing touches.
Stuart House is a rooms-only townhouse, we’ve included breakfast at its
sister establishment, The Bell at Stow, with our offer. Just a short
walk away, it’s also worth the wander for lunch and dinner. With fresh,
quality ingredients, locally sourced in so far as possible, the specials
board often features nets full of fresh fish and seafood. Flagstone
floors, exposed beams and cosy log fires make it difficult to tear
Rubbing shoulders with
boutiques, antique emporiums and teashops, Stuart House sits just off
the square in the cobble-stoned Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Venture out to the other sandstone-built towns of the region – like
Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh – to find a unique collection of
independent delis and places to eat, or pull on your wellies for a stomp
through some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Buses do operate
in the local area but they’re infrequent, so whilst Stow is easy to
reach by train and then taxi, we recommend travelling by car if you want
to explore the local Cotswolds towns and villages
How to Get There
We enjoyed our stay in the Stuart House accommodation, two rooms, one at the front and one at the back. The rooms were small but had everything we needed. Port and biscuits were a nice touch on arrival.
The rooms were very hot, and unfortunately we could not open the one window in each room. A lesser tog duvet would have been a good idea.
Food at the Bell was excellent and good value for money. A £32 bottle of rose wine was served at the table at room temperature and on asking for something to chill it, a bucket and ice were brought to us. However, we had finished our main course by the time it was cold enough to be pleasant to drink.
We stayed two nights. The property has a charming historical quality about it. The room was tight but workable, comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated. Extra niceties are provided, including complimentary sherry, biscuits, water. The bathroom was modernized. The area and adjoining rooms were quiet for a restful nights sleep. The steps are a bit narrow and steep to the upper rooms. The staff were very prompt and efficient in the morning to refresh the room. No adjacent street parking, no lot parking. We parked a few blocks away on the street and that worked out fine. Breakfast is served at an affiliated property, The Bell, a short distance away, made to order with a continental offerings. Would suggest making dinner reservations as we found on a Sunday evening many of the restaurants and pubs were closed. Overall a nice place to stay.
We were booked into what we had thought were adjoining properties..Ie the The Bell and Stuart House....facf is the are 400 metres apart. So eating is only at the Bell, which means a walk !
Food at the Bell was fine and the host was very obliging fitting us in on our first night even though we had no booking.
The frustrations are twofold.....at Stuart House we were on the second floor which requires you to heft your luggage up an impossibly steep and winding staircase.....having made it the rooms are great
Second frustration was that we were unaware, although they said we had been emailed a note, that from the second day the town was in lock down because of the annual horse festival, which we understand to be where gypsy travellers come to town and create mayhem. Because all the hotels and restaurants close, getting food is an impossibility.....so advice is be careful if you plan to visit in either may or October to be sure the town is open for business
Eight days before arrival. they decided to close the B&B due to a local event and cancel my reservation, one I made many months ago. Fortunately for me I found a nicer place to stay in a town nearby. Reserve this place at your own risk, I was fortunate to find another bed and breakfast.
Had a very relaxing night at the Stuart Hotel. Room was lovely and luxurious. Great food at their sister pub The Bell. Highly recommend as a short break. The hotel is seconds away from the Market Square so it's a great location too.