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Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:57 am

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.

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:02 am

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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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:06 am

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.
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:08 am

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.

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:10 am

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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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:12 am

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.
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:36 am

At least living in remote England, you wont be far from a Ryanair airport!
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:37 am

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!

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:47 am

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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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:06 am

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.
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:48 am

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.

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:53 am

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{

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:56 am

The cotswolds is an amazing area.

I lived near there for a time and the area was amazing
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:56 am

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.
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:57 am

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

I rest my case Big grin

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:58 am

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
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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:01 am

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

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:05 am

LOL.

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

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RE: Moving To The Cotswolds

Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:05 am

Peacefull, AMAZING views. AMAZINGLY quiet in places.

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