- Very Good
- 34 guest reviews
"Being a professional housekeeper for over 20 years I would say my only disappointment with our stay was the cleanliness of the shower. The g..."
"What a lovely place with really friendly staff who also made a fuss of our four legged friend. Stayed in the feature room which apparently d..."
"We booked a superior double room. We were given room 5 on the top floor. It is a lovely old room with wooden beams, lots of character and a..."
"Lovely hotel in a lovely setting. Great food. A very relaxing stay...."
About the hotel
Dating back to 947AD, the AA 5 Star Porch House is England’s oldest Inn – but don’t let this put you off, there are no draughty corridors and cobwebs here! This Inn is a great example of how period properties can be reimagined for the 21st century. Located just off the busy A46 in the centre of Stow on the Wold, a charmingly idyllic Cotswold town, The Porch House is only 40 minutes away from both the M40 and the M5, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon, and only an hour from Oxford. Gloucester and Cheltenham are also within easy reach, the drive to either will take you less than an hour.
There are 13 rooms here at the Inn, all varying in size and style, but all sympathetically renovated to make the most of the original features of the building. All the rooms come with free WiFi (available throughout the property), Nespresso coffee machines, handmade toiletries and a complimentary morning newspaper. Breakfast is included with all room rates, and as the Inn has also won an AA Breakfast award, it is not to be missed!
The pub serves lunch and dinner throughout the week, and all day on a Saturday and Sunday. The Inn have won 2 AA Rosettes for their food, and it is hardly any wonder when you look at the menu – the good quality ingredients and uncomplicated dishes are a treat for any palate, and you are sure to find something to tempt you.
There is plenty to do in the area, with its grand manors, sweeping gardens, quaint cottages and ancient woodlands, Stow on the Wold is the quintessential Cotswold town just waiting for you to explore. Attractions in the area include the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (25 minutes away), Bourton Model Railway (10 minutes away), Cotswold Falconry Centre (15 minutes away) and the Corinium Museum (35 minutes away). Of course, there are plenty of local walks in the gorgeous Cotswold countryside for you to enjoy, as well as plenty of cycle routes for those that want to go a bit further afield. If you fancy a day at the races, courses at Cheltenham, Warwick and Stratford are all within easy reach.
The closest train stations to the Inn are Moreton-in-Marsh and Kingham, and the journey from either to the Inn will take you approximately 10-15 minutes in a car.
Unfortunately there is no parking on site, however there are spaces available in the village or Maugersbury Road Car Park on the outskirts of the village.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Cots available, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Iron And Board In Each Room, Telephone In Each Room, Limited Hours Room Service, Limited room service for hot food, Wake Up Call Available, Interconnecting rooms available, Pets Allowed, Ground floor bedrooms
- Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms, Private dining services
- Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar, Breakfast to go
- In Room Entertainment
- Video/DVD Player, TV
- Video/DVD Library
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- 15:00 23:00
- Up to 12 years old
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are allowed
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94% would recommend it to a friend
The Porch House
Beautiful building set in stunning village
Being a professional housekeeper for over 20 years I would say my only disappointment with our stay was the cleanliness of the shower.
The grout was black and rather mouldy and you could see the residue of soap streaked down the tiles. My top tip - neat bleach and a toothbrush run along the grout will cheer it up immensely and Viacal and a bit of elbow grease on the tiles will keep them looking clean and streak free. Maybe half an hour spring clean would bring it back to the lovely condition it could be to match the rest of the room.