Icomb

  • Icomb (Philip Halling)
  • Icomb (Philip Halling)

The tranquil and unblemished village of Icomb sits just outside of Stow on the Wold and is a beautiful example of a traditional Cotswold settlement. Made up almost entirely of honey-stoned cottages and surrounded by rolling countryside, Icomb remains one of the most desirable locations to reside in the North Cotswolds.

Travel links

The historic market town of Stow on the Wold is only 2 miles outside of the village, whilst Bourton on the Water (5 miles), Moreton in Marsh (8 miles) and Chipping Norton (11 miles) are all within an easy reach and offer a wide array of useful amenities. The nearest train station is at Kingham (5 miles) which provides a mainline service between Worcester and London Paddington (via Oxford).

Things to Do and Amenities

At the heart of the village is the Grade l listed Church of St Mary the Virgin, which was built in the 13th Century and holds the tomb of Sir John Blaket, a knight who fought with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt and died in 1431. Today the church is used for a host of village activities as well as holding regular traditional services. In addition to the church, Icomb has its own village hall that is frequently used for village events, which in the past have included candlelit suppers, quizzes and Christmas drinks.

The large Tesco supermarket is the best place to source day-to-day basics. The 3 AA rosette award-winning The Feathered Nest inn is just a short drive away in neighbouring Nether Westcote. The King’s Head in Bledington and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham are also within easy reach.

Schools

The nearest primary school is either Bledington Primary School or Stow on the Wold Primary School and for secondary education Icomb falls within the catchment area for The Cotswold School – a language and science academy – which is located in Bourton on the Water, and was named as The Sunday Times Comprehensive School of the Year 2015-16.