Stanton

195 Reviews

Star Travel Rating

5/5

Review type

Destination

Date of travel

June, 2023

Product name

Stanton

Product country

UK

Product city

Gloucestershire

Travelled with

Family

Reasons for trip

Culture/Sightseeing

Stanton village in Gloucestershire was once described as “one of the prettiest and idyllic unspolit villages of the Cotswolds”and I wholeheartedly agree. We visited several villages in the area and this was definitely my favourite. It is peaceful with just the sound of birdsong. Every building is built of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. Naturally it is designated a conservation area and also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Up a steep hill is the 17th century Mount Inn with extensive views to the Black Mountains in Wales, the Malvern Hills and the Vale of Evesham. One of the most attractive buildings is Sheppey Corner – a thatched cottage built about 1650. Another beautiful building is the Old Manor Farmhouse built in 1615.

The 13th century church of St Michael has parts that date back to the 9th century. There is medieval stained glass, a rare squint, frescos, a piscina and bench ends with rings used as dog chains for the sheepdogs. There are some stone benches in the wall. Originally it was customary for the people to stand and these benches were used by the infirm – hence the saying “the weakest go to the wall”.

There are places to stay nearby ranging from bed and breakfast accomodation to luxury hotels. If you want to experience the peace and beauty of this lovely village, I would certainly recommend it.

Therese.Irving

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