Cherington and Stourton

  • Cherington (Philip Halling)
  • Cherington (David Stowell)

The villages of Cherington and Stourton sit on the northern tip of the Cotswold hills, just 5 miles outside of the historic market town of Shipston on Stour. Both villages remain beautifully unspoilt - surrounded by rolling Warwickshire countryside, they predominantly consist of attractive cottages built from local limestone and brick.

The villages have a strong horticultural heritage and a thriving community remains today which has earned a reputation as being friendly and welcoming. Cherington and Stourton became one ecclesiastical parish in 1910, and today share a joint parish council. In fact, the villages are now only separated by a small lane so if you were unfamiliar with the locality you would not be able to tell when you had left one village and entered the next!

Travel Links

The villages are within easy travelling distance of the surrounding larger centres of Shipston on Stour (4 miles), Stratford upon Avon (15 miles), Banbury (11 miles) and Moreton in Marsh (7 miles) which offer a variety of shopping, recreational and leisure facilities.

The train station at Moreton in Marsh provides a direct line between Worcester and London Paddington (via Oxford), and the Shipston Link offers a regular bus service to Shipston, Banbury and Chipping Norton.

Things to Do & Amenities

Cherington is home to the popular Cherington Arms public house, which prides itself on offering a warm welcome, good beer and great food, and where regular events are held such as live music evenings.

The renowned Cotswold Distillery is located in Stourton, where the the award winning Cotswold Gin is made (in addition to a broad range of other spirits) using locally grown raw ingredients. Daily tours are ran at the distillery, and their shop and tasting room is open all week long, making it an ideal place to visit with friends and family.

The residents of both Cherington & Stourton enjoy vibrant village life. St John the Baptist church in Cherington holds regular, well attended services and there are also several groups that meet within the village in addition to events held such as the village flower show.

Schools

Both Cherington & Stourton fall within the priority catchment area for Brailes C of E Primary School, and Shipston High School for secondary education.