The Cotswolds has long been a favourite for antique hunters. Outside of London, it has one of the highest concentrations of art and antique shops.
Stow-on-the-Wold is the most famous of the Cotswold’s antique towns. It’s the ideal place to base yourself for a holiday spent browsing through beautiful artwork and gorgeous furniture before you find the perfect piece.
We’ve put together our favourite antiques shop around Stow-on-the-Wold to help you find that elusive item you’ve been looking for.
Antique furniture shops in Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold antique furniture shops are known for their charm and excellent items. You’ll find beautiful one of a kind pieces, expert staff on hand to help and a chance to browse spectacular collections.
Durham House Antiques
Durham House Antiques is in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold and housed in an elegant, honey-stoned building. Traditional period furniture sits alongside antique glass, paintings, fine jewellery and books. You can find everything from Art Deco pieces to Regency chinoiserie and Georgian oak.
From French furniture dating back to 1900 to traditional British furniture, Tudor House has an eclectic collection of items. Housed in a traditional Cotswold stone house, the exterior leads you into a shop full of treasures from 24 dealers. These include period oak furniture, porcelain, collectibles, early pottery and much more.
Shopping for antiques in Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water is just a 10 minute drive from Stow-on-the-Wold and offers a quiet oasis in this beautiful area of England. It’s home to spectacular bridges and canals, and has often been awarded the ‘Prettiest Village in England’.
The Looking Glass
The Looking Glass is run by expert antiques dealers and houses antique toys, curios, pottery and ornaments, as well as specially selected antique furniture. It’s also possible to find art and books in this little shop.
Antique shops in Oxford
Oxford is full of history. At every turn you’ll find honey coloured buildings and a chance to immerse yourself in the peaceful academia of the city. It’s also known for its antiques shops, which house a fantastic selection of rare pieces.
Antiques on High
Antiques on High is home to over 40 antiques dealers in Oxford, offering visitors a diverse range of pieces to choose from. Gold and silver jewellery, books, glassware, vintage fashion, furniture, antique writing equipment and more can be found in the shop.
Shopping for antiques in Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton is just 10 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and is home to some wonderful, quirky antiques shops. The town is home to busy markets and a beautiful historic church, as well as boasting the beautiful architecture the Cotswolds is known for.
Georgian House Antiques
Georgian House Antiques specialises in 18th and 19th century furniture, period oak furniture, clocks and decorative items. You’ll find everything from rich mahogany furniture to delicate porcelain pieces here.
Quiet Woman Antiques Centre
In Quiet Woman Antiques you’ll find Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian furniture, antique china, silver and jewellery, pine furniture, pottery and prints. This little shop is home to a trove of treasures and is staffed by expert dealers.
Antique shops in Cheltenham
Cheltenham is just a 30 minute drive from Stow-on-the-Wold and offers a range of antiques shops. It has long been a favourite with antique hunters, and the town is known for its historic pieces and expert dealers.
The Triton Gallery is a little shop tucked away in the pretty streets of Cheltenham. Here you’ll find antique lighting, mirrors, furniture, jewellery and decorative items. Triton Gallery also specialises in chandeliers and mirrors, perfect for anyone wanting to find a treasured piece.