cotswolds, Stanton & Stanway

Stanton & Stanway

Stanton & Stanway

Charming village with houses of warm honey-coloured stone. Restored by Sir Philip Scott, 1903-37. Centre for equine excellence in the Vine, a popular horse riding centre. The Mount Inn is a welcome refuge if one’s tackling the Cotswold Way, or a fine spot to sink a pint, take in the view, and sample some tasty cuisine.  themountinn.co.uk  The Church of St Michael has an impressive Perpendicular tower. Much is C12-15 with wall paintings, Jacobean pulpit, but its fame was associated with the many visits of John Wesley, the Methodist preacher.  Stanway. This village is dominated by the outstanding Manor House. In its grounds stands one of the country’s finest tithe barns designed with the Golden Proportion in mind, and across the road a thatched cricket pavilion set on staddle stones.  The beautiful Gatehouse is C17  and was probably built by Timothy Strong of Little Barrington. It bears the arms of the Tracy family.The little church of St Peter has C14 origins and some amusing gargoyles.  

 

"Special Places" to visit

North Gloucestershire Railway
Cotswold Lavender
Snowshill Manor
Stanway House & Water Garden