Worth a browse
The Cotswolds doesn’t do cookie-cutter high streets and mega- malls; here, you’re much more likely to find quirky boutiques and characterful independent shops, full of unexpected treasures.
Here’s a few of our favourite haunts…
Drive time: 5 mins
Just three miles from Dormy House, off the A44, Lapstone is a little department store with a big difference. It’s housed in a picturesque barn in the middle of a vast field, and it stocks a select range of gifts, furniture and fashion.
Drive time: 5 mins
Our local village is a classic Cotswold market town and a firm favourite of both antique hunters and boutique browsers. Most of its unique shops and enticing cafés are set along the wide main street that gives it its name.
Drive time: 7 mins
A quintessential Cotswolds town brimming with character, Chipping Campden was at the centre of the Arts & Crafts movement and today offers a brilliant selection of individual shops – Molemi Ladies Footwear is one of our favourite spots to pick up shoes.
Drive time: 20 mins
The nerve-centre of the legendary upmarket organic-food empire, this farm shop and cookery school stocks an array of fine fresh edibles, with clothes, kitchenware, gifts and spa products on the side.
Drive time: 35 mins
Just half an hour from Dormy House, Cheltenham is probably the Cotswolds’ top destination for a raid on the bank account. For elegant shopping in whitewashed Regency splendour, head to Montpellier at the top of town. Here and along the Promenade, stylish boutiques are interspersed with Continental-style pavement cafés.
Drive time: 1 hour
The Cotswolds capital of artfully distressed furniture and covetable bric-à-brac, Tetbury’s shopping scene can be dangerously addictive. The Prince of Wales picked it to host his Highgrove Shop, giving the pretty market town a touch of royal sparkle. Here you can pick up organic foods from Duchy Home Farm and a broad assortment of craft pieces, homewares and clothing made by local artisans.