Any outdoor enthusiasts will love the Cotswolds. Not only is it ideal for walking and cycling, but you will find exceptional golf courses and some of the best trout and coarse fishing in the country. Alternatively, why not explore the area on horseback at one of the many riding stables in the area. If you would rather keep your two feet firmly on the ground, make sure you don’t miss a trip to the infamous Cheltenham Racecourse. Or if you are looking for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime, treat yourself to a birds’ eye view of this exceptionally beautiful landscape from a hot air balloon.
A trip to the Cotswolds would not be complete without visiting one of the many fantastic historic houses and gardens. With over 300 years of history, and 2,000 acres of park and gardens to explore, Blenheim Palace in Woodstock should be at the top of your list. You cannot fail to be wowed by this impressive World Heritage Site. History lovers should also visit Sudeley Castle and Gardens near Cheltenham and the Roman Baths in Bath. Whether you enjoy exploring spectacular estates and manor houses, walking through dry autumnal leaves in secluded wooded valleys or visiting English country gardens, the National Trust have enough events, exhibitions and activities to keep everyone entertained in the Cotswolds.
The picturesque market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford and Moreton-in-Marsh are perfect places to browse the quirky array of antique shops, visit the weekly markets, or enjoy some gourmet cuisine. Gin and whiskey connoisseurs should visit the Cotswolds Distillery near Shipston-on-Stour. Take a tour, join a blending masterclass or simply browse the shop and visit the café. For those craving a bit of rest and relaxation treat yourself to a day of pampering at one of the many luxury spas like Bamford Haybarn Spa.
Our selection of luxury cottages provides the perfect base for your holiday in the Cotswolds. With many offering optional extras such as swimming pools, saunas, spas, gyms, hot tubs and extensive grounds to relax you might find it hard to tear yourself away to explore this stunning area.