Time to relax, in a stylish penthouse apartment in a historic church, gently nestled by a village green in the heart of the Cotswolds.
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 ensuite
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Unique and breath-taking, you’ll discover The Clock Tower Stow in the timeless midst of Stow-on-the-Wold, a stunning Cotswolds market town that breathes with history.

The stylish penthouse apartment is part of a former Methodist church that dates back to the 19th century.  Sleeping up to five guests, you can relax and unwind amongst characterful, well thought-out interiors that offer plenty of cosy creature comforts, without compromising on any of the building’s original charms.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside location is hard to beat too… and you’ll find that the oldest inn in England is just opposite!

You’ll be greeted by a quirky entrance, via two flights of clock tower stairs. Once inside, the skylit open plan living area is a thing of wonder; a light, airy, and comfort-filled space with oval church windows, wooden beams, and exposed stonework. 

There’s plenty of seating for everyone, toasty underfloor heating, and a wealth of contemporary entertainment; in the form of a Netflix-equipped TV, a WiiU console, and a digital Bluetooth Bose sound system – as well as a welcome pack with kitchen and bathroom essentials. 

(Though if you’re craving old-school fun, there’s also a wooden storage pew that’s filled with board games, and a guest information ‘hymn book’ to help you get into the holiday spirit!)

After you’ve claimed your favourite bedroom, whip up a celestial feast in the well-equipped kitchen, and devour it over laughter-fuelled conversation at the sociable dining table.

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At a glance

  • A unique penthouse apartment in the clock tower of a historic Methodist church, overlooking the village green in the Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • The luxurious apartment sleeps up to five guests in two en-suite bedrooms, both of which can be configured as double or twin rooms as needed.
  • Along with high-end features, you’ll note plenty of quirky additions throughout, including a board game-stuffed wooden pew, and a ‘hymn book’ filled with useful guest information!
  • Stow-on-the-Wold is home to an eclectic selection of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Many tourist hotspots including Oxford, Stratford, and Blenheim Palace are in easy reach.


  • Family Friendly


Penthouse apartment, sleeps 5 guests.  Private entrance via two flights of stairs.  Open plan living area: countryside views, skylights, wooden beams, feature clock, corner sofa and chair, coffee table, side table, guest information ‘hymn book’, Freeview TV with Netflix, DVD player, WiiU console, Bluetooth Bose sound system, underfloor heating.  Kitchen: oven, integrated fridge, microwave, ice maker, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, central island with integrated hob and bar stools.  Dining area: table and chairs for 5, wooden storage pew with board games. Bedrooms with choice seasonal duvets and choice of pillows: ‘Tick Tock’ room for 3 guests: two singles or superking bed, additional guest bed, storage, TV, hanging space, chest of drawers, en-suite shower room with full sized mirror, WC, basin.  ‘Chimes’ room for 2 guests: two small singles or kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, Jack and Jill access to large en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC.  Parking permit, linen, towels, kitchen and bathroom essentials provided.

Local Activities

Walking, market towns, independent shops, Michelin starred restaurants, bars, historic sites, city life.

More information

So, what of these bedrooms? There are two to choose from, each boasting luxurious en-suite facilities. The ‘Tick Tock’ room features two singles or a superking bed, with the option of a third guest bed if needed, and a spacious shower room. Meanwhile, the ‘Chimes’ room comes equipped with two singles or a kingsize bed, and an en-suite with a full-sized bath and shower. Bathroom essentials have been thoughtfully supplied too.

Look out for the sheep-themed touches too – given the Clock Tower’s location on Sheep Street, and Stow’s market square once the centre of the Cotswolds’ sheep market!

When you wake from that heavenly night’s sleep, you’ll find there’s plenty to see and do, practically on your doorstep. Stow-on-the-Wold is home to both Michelin starred restaurants and friendly traditional pubs, as well as independent shops to help you indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy.

If you’re in the mood to travel a little further, you’re also ideally positioned for many tourist favourites, including Oxford, Stratford, and Blenheim Palace.

Explore to your hearts’ content, safe in the knowledge that you’ll have an exquisite place of worship to return to at the end of the day. Simply pour yourselves a welcome glass of communion wine, and settle in for a relaxing, fun-filled evening with the ones you love.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm – 9pm, check out by 10am. Pets are not permitted. Please note that access to the apartment is gained via two flights of stairs, so it is unfortunately not suitable for guests with additional mobility requirements. Generous discounts are offered for stays over 3 nights.

Where you'll be staying

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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