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Moving To The Cotswolds  
User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

My girlfriend and I have an opportunity to move for work to a small village - Stow-on-the-Wold - in the Cotswolds about 30 miles from the lovely city of Oxford.

According to our research, Stow is a small (about 3,000 people), beautiful, peaceful (OK, when hoards of tourists aren't visiting), nice place.

We'll be visiting there on the 26th and 27th September (I have 13 days holiday from Saturday).

Does anyone here live around there? Or have lived around there? I'd like to hear from anyone with experience of that area.

[Edited 2006-09-07 17:58:08]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
According to our research, Stow is a small (about 3,000 people), beautiful, peaceful (OK, when hoards of tourists aren't visiting), nice place.

It is indeed. I was under the impression that it really was swamped by tourists much of the time - but then I'm used to that growing up in a Cornish coastal village

Pretty place though  Smile



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
. I was under the impression that it really was swamped by tourists much of the time

Yeah, probably!

Reminds me of Looe and all those other nice Cornish villages and towns.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Does anyone here live around there? Or have lived around there? I'd like to hear from anyone with experience of that area.

Cornish's impression is right, whenever I've been there it is packed with coach loads of tourists. It's a very pretty place and there's some other villages nearby that are picure-postcard places (Lower Slaughter for example). There are some nice pubs but don't go looking for nightclubs. I'd imagine house prices are pretty steep around there, there's a lot of wealth in that area.

BF



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 3):
and there's some other villages nearby that are picure-postcard places (Lower Slaughter for example).

Ah yes. Upper and Lower Slaughter. So much nicer than the name suggests  Silly



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 3):
don't go looking for nightclubs

Aye. I've grown up from that nowadays and my girlfriend doesn't like them. We much prefer quieter, atmospheric places.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

At least living in remote England, you wont be far from a Ryanair airport!


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User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
Aye. I've grown up from that nowadays and my girlfriend doesn't like them. We much prefer quieter, atmospheric places.

You should like Stow then. Just watch out for all those purple rinses and zimmer frames!

BF



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 7):
At least living in remote England, you wont be far from a Ryanair airport!

Actually he's in one part of Britain that really is a long way from an FR airport - except maybe a BRS and BHX-DUB service.

EMA the nearest FR base ????



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

I think I've been to Stow-on-the-Wold - had lunch in a remarkably good pub, IIRC. Sort of tweedly Cotswold Olde Worlde chocolate-box village, stuffed with bric a crap shops and tea shoppes. Cute but predictable.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

You would have had a fairly famous resident a few years ago.

The late, great Who bassist John Entwistle lived in Stow-in-the-Wold until his death in 2002.

[Edited 2006-09-07 20:57:55]


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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

I lived in Carterton, on the edge of the Cotswolds prior to moving to the IOM. It's certainly a pretty area, but I wouldn't call the city of Oxford lovely. I found it pretty full of tourists and fools.

Anyway, some of the Cotswolds is relatively tourist free, if you can find the places.Stow, Bourton on the Water, Burford, Chipping Norton, all get fairly crowded in the summer season. Plenty to see and do in the area though. And despite Oxford being a toilet it does have decent theatres and other amenities.

Stay away from Midsomer though, Lot of people die there! {wideeyed{

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

The cotswolds is an amazing area.

I lived near there for a time and the area was amazing


User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
I wouldn't call the city of Oxford lovely. I found it pretty full of tourists and fools.

Really? I like Oxford.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 13):
Really? I like Oxford.

I rest my case Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 12):
The cotswolds is an amazing area.

I lived near there for a time and the area was amazing

Was it amazing? Amazing!  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Oxford has a diabolical traffic system, a large population of weird people (students etc Big grin) and a lousy public transport system.

On the plus side, the totty is pretty good (students), the river is nice and you get some good bands turn up. Oh, and the beer is good too! Hobgoblin, droooooooool!! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19212 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

LOL.

And, for your benefit, the O.A.P.H. are unbeatably good.  

Signed,

GKirk, that obnoxious little punk.

[Edited 2006-09-07 21:05:54]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

Peacefull, AMAZING views. AMAZINGLY quiet in places.

lol


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