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The Official Guide 2018

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There is so much to see and do in the cotswolds, it can be hard knowing where to start. here are some ideas to inspire you and help make the most of your time here. but don’t feel limited to just 48 hours; we’d love you to stay longer.

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rOman TO rOyal Spend a night (or two) in Cirencester.

day 1 Take time to visit the beautiful St John Baptist Church and unearth Cirencester’s amazing history in the Corinium Museum. Outside the town, the Cotswold Water Park is a lovely place for a stroll around the lakes or getting active – from rallying to water sports. Travel along the Roman road to visit the Roman Villa at Chedworth. Historic Northleach, home to the Cotswolds Discovery Centre, makes a good lunch stop. day 2 Follow in royal footsteps in the market town of Tetbury. Visit HRH the Prince of Wales’ gardens at Highgrove (tickets must be pre-booked) or wander through the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum – glorious all year round. Enjoy lunch in the historic, hilltop town of Malmesbury, before heading onto the much-photographed Bibury to end your visit.

The five valleys & severn vale Base your stay in a cosy hotel or Bed & Breakfast around the Stroud Valleys.

day 1 Start your day in the bohemian canal-side town, Stroud, where cafés are a plenty. Don’t miss the fabulous farmers’ market, filling the streets every Saturday morning. Take a stroll along the canal towpath or up to the beautiful commons. Head on to the hilltop town of Painswick to wander the pretty streets or visit its spectacular churchyard. The neighbouring village of Slad is the setting of the famous novel, Cider with Rosie. day 2 Begin the day in artistic Nailsworth, renowned for its award-winning eateries and celebrated bakery. Head on for an afternoon in the Severn Vale. Animal lovers can make a beeline for WWT Slimbridge or Cattle Country; history buffs can head to magnificent Berkeley Castle or the fascinating Dr Jenner’s House in the town of Berkeley. Walkers will enjoy the chance to hike a section of the Cotswold Way in the market towns of Wotton-under-Edge or Dursley – both with far-reaching views towards the River Severn. visit www.cotswolds.com

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a flavOur Of The nOrTh cOTswOlds Stay in the famously beautiful Chipping Campden.

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This town has many connections to the Arts & Crafts movement to explore. With Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Foodstore & Café and the famous Pudding Club nearby, your visit gets off to a flying start. Visit Stow-onthe-Wold where you can book a bespoke Cotswold Foodie Tour. Stow offers a perfect lunch stop, with a wealth of antique shops, boutiques, delis and lovely eateries. Take a small diversion to the pretty village of Kingham, home to the renowned Daylesford Organic, before ending your first day with a Cotswold cream tea in the vibrant market town of Chipping Norton.

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Start by exploring Moreton-in-Marsh where you can taste cheese or waffles before walking around beautiful Batsford Arboretum. Drive onto famously pretty Upper and Lower Slaughter before visiting Bourton-onthe-Water. One of the most best known villages in the Cotswolds, it has a host of attractions for families such as Birdland and The Model Village. Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is just a short drive away.

rivers, wildlife & Grand hOuses Base yourself in the quintessential Cotswold town of Burford.

day 1 Enjoy a wander along one of the most beautiful high streets in England, before heading onto Woodstock. This market town neighbours Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Allow a good few hours to explore Blenheim Palace itself before heading onto Witney. There are plentiful places to eat and things to see and do in this vibrant town, including areas of riverside meadow – hidden just out of view of the centre. Nearby Cogges is an historic manor house and farmstead with beautiful grounds. It opens to visitors and was used as one of the locations for TV drama, Downton Abbey. day 2 The small riverside towns of Fairford and Lechlade offer an enjoyable morning of exploring, stopping for lunch and relaxation along the river. History lovers can visit Kelmscott Manor and the pretty village of Filkins, home to Cotswold Woollen Weavers. For families, spend time encountering lions, rhinos and giraffes at Cotswold Wildlife Park as well as the stunning gardens. 6


reGency, medieval & sTeam Overnight in cosmopolitan Cheltenham or medieval Tewkesbury.

day 1 Soak up the architecture of Cheltenham, the most complete Regency town in the UK. Indulge in some retail therapy and choose from a fabulous choice of eateries, whether a unique café or Michelin-standard restaurant. Cheltenham is famous for its festivals, so keep an eye out for horse-racing, literature, science or jazz. Explore Tewkesbury – where the rivers Severn and Avon meet. It has a colourful history and character all of its own, with some lovely pubs and cafés. Wander the riverbanks, visit beautiful Tewkesbury Abbey and the Heritage Centre. day 2 Winchcombe is a lovely place to start the day, with a stroll around its charming centre and a visit to magnificent Sudeley Castle and Gardens. Steam buffs can catch the GWR railway from Winchcombe or Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse in one direction, or Broadway in the other. If you are heading onto Broadway by road, stop in the pretty village of Snowshill. It is home to Snowshill Manor and, in summer, carpeted with lavender. The long, main street of Broadway is lined with shops, cafés and antiques. High on the hill, Broadway Tower offers panoramic views of 16 counties on a clear day.

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cOTswOld TOwns here’s a selection of cotswold towns, just waiting to be explored. you can share your own cotswolds views with us on instagram the_cotswolds. Tag #cotswolds

culturevulture There’s fantastic shopping in Broadway and lovely art galleries – with plenty of places to eat and drink #antiques #shopping #Cotswoldstone #BroadwayTower

artyandcrafty Elegant Chipping Campden has more than its fair share of Arts & Crafts history. I can see why William Morris came here #lovelycafes #thatchedcottages #CreativeCampden

kingofthecastle Historic Winchcombe is so pretty. It’s a great base for walkers with fascinating heritage, gourmet pubs and restaurants #festivals #finedining #SudeleyCastle 8

cotswolddiscoverer Moreton-in-Marsh is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. Its High Street is lined by Cotswold stone buildings #markets #shopping #tearooms #BatsfordArboretum


antiquehunter Burford’s high street must be one of the most beautiful in England with its Cotswold stone houses, shops, tearooms and cafés #wooltown #antiques #Levellers #river #Tolsey

fashionista Chipping Norton is a lively market town with a lovely theatre and lots of independent shops #AlmsHouses #BlissMill #market #theatre #historicchurch #Cotswolds

timefortea Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds, full of history, charm and delicious eateries #antiques #shopping #medieval #foodie #Cotswolds

festivalgoer It’s easy to see how Cheltenham is the ‘Cultural Capital’ of the Cotswolds: fantastic shopping, Regency architecture and brilliant festivals #fashion #restaurants #LoveCheltenham

wheninrome Cirencester is a vibrant Roman town. There’s much to discover amongst the array of shops and historic buildings #history #independentshopping #cafesandrestaurants #festivals

artfulshopper Bohemian Stroud has a creative vibe, independent shopping and a fabulous weekly farmers’ market #canal #woollenmills #vintageshops #cafes #hillwalking #Cotswolds visit www.cotswolds.com

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riverrover The market town of Lechlade sits on the River Thames and is surrounded by beautiful meadows #StJohnsLock #HalfpennyBridge #ThamesPath #KelmscottManor

trailwanderer Painswick is a small town of honeyed stone famous for its beautiful churchyard and Rococo garden #99yewtrees #cafes #pubs #PainswickBeacon #CotswoldWay

weekendadventurer One of the larger Cotswold towns, Witney is full of character. Its architecture reflects the past prosperity of the woollen trade #ButterCross #BlanketHall #CornExchange #shopping 10

livinginstyle Nailsworth is a lively, artistic town in a wooded valley, renowned for its selection of award-winning eateries #independentshops #deli #bakery #restaurants #woollenmills

royallyyours The royal town of Tetbury is full of historic buildings, independent shops and antiques #events #history #woolsackracing #WestonbirtArboretum #Cotswolds

longdistancerambler Wotton-under-Edge is like a department store within a street. This pretty market town nestles under the Cotswolds edge #independentshops #cafes #CotwoldWay #SevernVale


hidden Gems potteringabout The historic town of Northleach is tucked into a valley with an ancient market place and the Cotswolds Discovery Centre #OldPrison #woolchurch #walking #museum #TVfilmlocation

historyhead Tewkesbury is a stunning medieval town, sitting alongside two rivers. It’s a little different from the typical Cotswolds’ view #heritage #medievalfestival #rivers #WaroftheRoses

The cotswolds is full of surprises. uncover some of these lesser explored hidden gems. you can share your cotswolds treasures with us on instagram the_cotswolds. Tag #cotswolds

lavenderlover The beautiful Cotswold village of Snowshill is home to the fascinating Snowshill Manor and miles of lavender fields #lavender #CotswoldProvence #prettycotswolds #peaceful

heritagehappy Woodstock is a fine Georgian town with a marked royal heritage, home to historic Blenheim Palace #antiques #WinstonChurchill #heritage #museum visit www.cotswolds.com 11


TOP ThinGs fOr The seasOns we might be biased, but we think the cotswolds is beautiful at any time of year. whichever time you visit, there’s always something special to see or do. i can’T decide which seasOn i lOve mOsT in The cOTswOlds? ...well i’m chOOsinG all Of Them!

auTumn As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, savour the ancient beech woodlands and arboreta which offer nature’s own spectacular fireworks displays. Look out for traditional Apple Days where you can join in the celebrations and drink fresh juice. Enjoy the literature and walking festivals, before snuggling up in your cosy accommodation in a Cotswold town or village.

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summer There are festivals galore, everything from opera to quirky wool sack racing. It’s the perfect time to pack a picnic and absorb the beautiful surroundings. Marvel at Snowshill Lavender, adding a touch of Provence to the Cotswolds, or cool down in one of the many outdoor pools. There are plenty of water sports on offer too.

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sPrinG Festival season gets off to a flying start as thousands roar the horses home for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Explore exhibitions and artists’ studios during the diverse arts and crafts festivals, and visit historic houses with beautiful spring filled gardens. Observe the season’s change, where woodlands turn blue with swathes of bluebells and the scent of wild garlic fills the air.

Wake up to sparkling, frosty mornings; wander through wooded valleys carpeted with snowdrops; take in crisp, clear views from the rolling hills. Then relax in traditional pubs with roaring log fires or warm yourself up in a tea room in a pretty Cotswold village. Winter is a glorious time to be in the Cotswolds. Experience Christmas traditions and spectacular light displays and join in Goodwill Evenings and festive markets throughout the area. visit www.cotswolds.com 13


The GreaT cOTswOld OuTdOOrs immerse yourself in the Great cotswold Outdoors by exploring on foot or by bike.

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walkinG With over 5000km of footpaths and rights of way, the Cotswolds is great walking country. Serious hikers will enjoy the challenge of the Cotswold Way or Thames Path national trails. For less strenuous walks, most towns and villages have shorter circular routes taking in the pretty stone houses and rolling hills the Cotswolds are famous for. Some of the small Cotswold market towns, such as Dursley and Winchcombe, hold annual walking festivals. While our friendly Cotswold Voluntary Wardens organise hundreds of free, guided walks.

cyclinG Cyclists of all ages love the Cotswolds. Routes range from flat towpaths to gentle slopes and sharper escarpments, giving every level of cyclist a chance to explore the extensive network of routes whether off-road, along quiet country lanes or along one of the Sustrans routes. Arriving by train? The Cotswold Line National Cycle Route offers a selection of rides, ranging from easy to challenging, starting and finishing at railway stations.

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The Cotswolds & Severn Vale 7-day Cycling Route is a circular touring map of the south Cotswolds. Each day route offers ideas of where to stop, eat and stay.

At the end of a day’s walking or cycling, kick off your boots and relax with a pint of local ale in a village pub, or recharge your batteries in one of the Cotswolds’ fabulous spa hotels.

If you enjoy competing or watching cycle races, off-road cycling events include Heaven of the South, Hell of the North and sportives. Flyup 417 offers 100 acres of off-roading in a unique bike park near Cheltenham.

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Cuddle up in front of a cosy log fire or sit on a manor house lawn to enjoy a delicious Cotswold cream tea.

with its honeyed-stone villages, stunning vistas and cosy pubs, the cotswolds is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break.

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Walk the river banks, SUP at the Cotswold Water Park or enjoy a canal boat ride along the Cotswold canals.

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Take to the skies in an air balloon or, if you prefer to stay on the ground, pack a picnic and fly a kite.

Browse antique stores to pick up some treasures or visit one of the local farmers’ markets for some edible delights.


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live yOur Own fairyTale Explore an historic house or find Prince Charming in one of the Cotswolds’ romantic castles.

cOOkinG On Gas Share a new skill together by booking onto a cookery, photography or pottery course.

share The view Head up to one of the commons, beacons or viewpoints to gaze over beautiful, rolling landscapes.

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liGhTs, camera, acTiOn! Star in your own movie and explore one of the many film locations such as Berkeley Castle or Blenheim Palace.

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fesTival fun

Relax and pamper yourself in one of the Cotswolds’ fabulous spa hotels.

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Share in the fun of one of the famously quirky festivals such as the Cheese Rolling, Cotswold Olimpicks or Tetbury Woolsack Racing. visit www.cotswolds.com 17


shOP The cOTswOlds besT fOr anTiques Did you know the Cotswolds has one of the highest concentrations of antique shops outside London? Discover treasures from Broadway to Burford and Stow-onthe-Wold to Tetbury. bOuTique & indePendenT shOPPinG Wander the streets and alleys in any town such as Cirencester, Winchcombe or Wotton-under-Edge to find an array of independent shops, artisan craft makers and quality gifts.

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Visitors love the vintage feel. From interiors to clothes, try Chipping Norton, Nailsworth and Tewkesbury. Or look out for one of the many vintage markets across the area.

hiGh sTreeT and desiGner Cosmopolitan Cheltenham has a thriving central shopping area, including the famous Promenade and High Street. Witney offers surprises too with a mix of high street names and unique small shops.

farmers’ and cOunTry markeTs Stroud steals the show on Saturdays with its famous farmers’ market. Although with countless markets across the Cotswolds, you won’t be disappointed.

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meander through the streets of our lovely towns and villages to find an eclectic mix of clothing, interior ideas, antiques and books, as well as a whole host of food and farmers’ markets, cafés and restaurants.


frOm field... Meet the farmers and producers firsthand at one of the many farmers’ markets, regularly taking place in most Cotswold towns. Gourmets will love exploring local farm shops, distilleries and specialist food stores such as the Cotswolds Distillery, William’s Fishmarket & Foodhall and The Cotswold Cheese Company. The M5 Gloucester Services is a destination in its own right, showcasing local produce. Food and drink festivals take place throughout the year in Blenheim Palace, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Witney. The Big Feastival is a unique celebration of food and drink on Alex James’ farm near Kingham. The Wilderness Festival offers long-table banquets overseen by top chefs.

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TO fOrk... The Cotswolds has earned itself a well-deserved reputation with foodies, for the quality of pubs, cafés and restaurants – all topped off with a sprinkling of Michelin stars. Cheltenham is well known for its café culture. After dark, you will be spoilt for choice with a wide array of restaurants and bars. Market towns such as Moretonin-Marsh, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Witney are bursting with independent coffee shops and restaurants. While in most villages, you will find a quintessentially English tearoom or traditional country pub.

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heriTaGe & hisTOry The name cotswolds is reported to come from ‘cot’, meaning sheep enclosure, and ‘wold’, meaning hill. This area has been famous for its wool production since the middle ages. but you’ll find long barrows and hilltop forts dating back to ancient times.

ancienT hisTOry Painswick Beacon, a former Celtic hilltop fort; the Rollright Stones, a Neolithic stone circle and Hetty Pegler’s Tump, a Neolithic long barrow, all have a fascinating history. They also make beautiful locations for walks and picnics.

whaT have The rOmans ever dOne fOr us? Discover the answer at Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the finest in Britain. For a great introduction to local history, pop into the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. Visit Bath for a taste of Roman times – the Roman Baths are the perfect way to discover how sophisticated their lives really were.

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kinG Of The casTles Discover the tomb of Henry VIII’s queen, Katherine Parr, at Sudeley Castle. Then stroll through the Queens’ Garden to follow in the footsteps of the four English queens that walked within. Don’t miss Berkeley Castle, where King Edward II met his grizzly end. Berkeley may look familiar as a setting from TV dramas Poldark and Wolf Hall.

dOn’T be sheePish The design of Cotswold churches and manor houses was often influenced by the great wealth generated by the wool trade. Discover where wool was processed in the Stroud Valleys by visiting Gigg Mill or Dunkirk Mill near Nailsworth. Cotswold Woollen Weavers, in Filkins, houses a textile museum, design studio and shop dedicated to traditionally woven cloth.

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reGency sPlendOur Stroll around Cheltenham, soaking up the most complete Regency town in the UK. Visit The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum if you want to find out more about this 18th century spa town’s history, or take a guided tour. In beautiful Pittville Pump Room, you can catch a concert or even taste the waters.

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TudOr Tales Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, like Hailes Abbey, during Tudor times changed the Cotswolds landscape forever. New style mansions like Newark Park, near Wotton-under-Edge, and Stanway House, near Winchcombe, were built and are ripe for exploration.

Ruled by just three medieval families for hundreds of years, Tewkesbury was the site of the penultimate and decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses. Step back in time as you watch the battle re-enacted in a world-renowned festival each July. At other times, pick up a Battle Trail leaflet from the Heritage Centre and walk through areas such as Bloody Meadow.

Experience mysterious Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished Gothic masterpiece. Spot their resident bat population and hear tales of ghostly goings on. If you want to have a fright, spook yourself on a ghost tour in the Cotswolds.

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2018 evenTs

January

2-6 Badminton Horse Trials

June

1 New Year’s Race Day, Cheltenham Racecourse

2-7 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

1 Cotswold Olimpicks, Dover’s Hill, Chipping Campden

february February–March Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park, Newark Park and Painswick Rococo Garden

march 13–16 The Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse

aPril 7–29 Stroud Valleys SITE Arts Festival 19-22 Cotswold Antique Dealers Association Antiques Fair, Blenheim Palace 26-29 Chipping Norton Literary Festival

7 Fleece Fair, Cirencester 8-13 Chipping Campden Literature Festival 12 Randwick Wap 12, 13, 19, 20 Stroud Open Studios Trails 15-28 Chipping Campden Music Festival 18-20 Winchcombe Walking Festival 19-27 Nailsworth Town Festival 21-28 Winchcombe Festival of Music & Arts

6 June–2 August Longborough Festival Opera 8-17 Broadway Arts Festival 24 Berkeley Agricultural Show 30 Northleach Charter Fair 30 Charlbury Beer Festival

July 4-15 Cheltenham Music Festival 7-8 The Cotswold Show and Food Festival, Cirencester Park 7-8 Stroud Festival of Nature

22 May–9 September Hare Festival across Cirencester and the Cotswolds

12-15 2000 Trees Festival, Withington

25-27 Lechlade Music Festival

13-15 Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford

may

28 Tetbury Woolsack Races

13-15 Cornbury Festival

4 May–30 September Giffords Circus on tour

31 May–3 June Fairford Festival

14-15 Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

28 April–31 May Stroud International Textiles Select Festival

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5 May–10 June Cheltenham Science Festival


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14 Prescott 80th Anniversary & Bugatti Festival 14 Stroud Country Show 22 Art Couture Painswick Festival

25-26 Phoenix Festival, Cirencester

nOvember

27 Football in the River, Bourton-on-the-Water

16-18 The November Meeting, Cheltenham Racecourse

30 August–2 September Didmarton Bluegrass Festival

Light festivals at Sudeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum and Blenheim Palace. Christmas lights, markets and shopping events throughout the Cotswolds

sePTember

auGusT 2-5 BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace 2-8 Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park 3-5 Gloucestershire Steam Vintage Extravaganza, South Cerney

1 Moreton Show

december

9 Frampton Country Fair

14-15 The International, Cheltenham Racecourse

13-16 Heritage Open Days TBC* Cotswold Living Landscape Festival

3-5 Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe 24-26 Stroud Fringe Festival

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27 TBC* Great Brook Run, Chadlington

4-7 Dursley Walking Festival 5-14 The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

24-26 Big Feastival, Kingham

26 Bibury Duck Race

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www.cheltenham.co.uk Cheltenham Racecourse has a lot to offer in the season. It’s the place where equine and human champions forge their reputations across 16 exciting days of top class Jump racing, featuring The Festival™ in March. Cheltenham GL50 4SH T 01242 513014 E cheltenham.reception@thejockeyclub.co.uk Open All year for Hall of Fame, for racedays see website Opening Hours 8am-6pm Admission Charge No, for Hall of Fame on non-racedays

www.cotswoldshow.co.uk 7 & 8 July 2018. Two days of jam-packed entertainment for the whole family from thrilling arena attractions to a World of Dogs! There are animals galore, food demos and great fun to be had across the showground. Cirencester Park, Cirencester GL7 1XB T 01285 652007 E info@cotswoldshow.co.uk Open 7 & 8 July 2018 Opening Hours Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

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www.lfo.org.uk In June to August, visit Longborough Festival Opera to take in the picturesque views, bring a picnic and enjoy world-class opera in an intimate 500-seat theatre – all amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Longborough GL56 0QF T 01451 830292 E boxoffice@lfo.org.uk Open June–August Opening Hours All performances start at 5pm Admission Charge Yes arOund The cOTswOlds

GiffOrds circus

www.giffordscircus.com Giffords Circus 2018 Tour “Giffords has an intimacy, charm, innocence that transcends nostalgia.” Max Hastings, The Spectator The much loved Giffords Circus returns in 2018 with a brand new tour. The Circus as an art form is 250 years old and Giffords Circus is celebrating! Expect to gasp at gravity defying acrobats, enjoy rib-tickling comedy and feast under the stars in the UK’s only travelling restaurant, Circus Sauce. The tour starts at the home of Giffords Circus near Stroud and travels through the Cotswolds to Oxford, Berkshire, London and Wiltshire. The circus has a loyal following who return year after year – booking early is advisable. Find out more at www.giffordscircus.com Fennells Farm, Lypiatt, Stroud GL6 7NE T 01242 691181 E info@giffordscircus.com Open May–September Opening Hours Various Admission Charge Yes 24 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

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www.airtattoo.com RIAT 2018 marks the centenary of the RAF. We will commemorate the past, celebrate the present and inspire the future of the RAF with the UK’s largest display of aircraft and a showground full of attractions. Fairford GL7 4RB T 01285 713456 E websales@rafcte.com Open Friday 13, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July 2018 Opening Hours 7.30am-7.30pm Admission Charge Yes


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www.batsarb.co.uk Batsford is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections with 56 acres of wild gardens, paths, streams and stunning views. Enjoy early colour from snowdrops, springflowering bulbs and Japanese flowering cherries; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour! Browse the walled garden plant centre, garden and gift shops and soak up the sunshine from the deck of the Garden Terrace Café where we serve fabulous cakes, afternoon teas and home baked lunches. Also on site are the Batsford Wood turner, Glass Studio, Cotswold Archery and the Cotswold Falconry Centre. A great day out for all the family – dog friendly too! Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AD T 01386 701441 E arboretum@batsfordfoundation.co.uk Open Every day of the year (except Christmas Day) Opening Hours 9am-5pm (Sun 10am-5pm) Admission Charge Yes BouRton-on-the-hill maP G2

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www.bourtonhouse.com Award-winning three acre garden surrounding a fine 18th century Manor House. Expect imaginative topiary (including a knot garden, topiary walk and parterre), wide herbaceous borders with many rare, unusual and exotic plants, creatively planted pots, unique Shade House and lovely views of Cotswold countryside. The garden is beautiful in any season but particularly fine in summer months and early autumn when the use of tender and semi-hardy plants extends the flowering season up to first frosts. Delicious home-made teas and light refreshments are served May to September in a magnificent 16th century Tithe Barn. Group bookings welcome Monday to Friday (concessions available). Please note the garden is not open over Easter or on Bank Holidays. Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AE T 01386 700754 E info@bourtonhouse.com Open April to end of October Opening Hours Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes Painswick maP c5

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www.kiftsgate.co.uk Magnificently situated and with stunning views, Kiftsgate contains many unusual plants and shrubs including the largest rose in England, the Kiftsgate rose. Three generations of women gardeners have produced a series of romantic gardens. Chipping Campden GL55 6LN T 01386 438777 E info@kiftsgate.co.uk Open April–September Opening Hours 12noon or 2-6pm (see website) Admission Charge Yes 26 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

www.rococogarden.org.uk Designed in the 1740s for holding intimate garden parties, this hidden valley is now the country’s only surviving complete rococo garden. Enjoy beautifully-framed views, battle through the unusual maze and savour delicious homemade food in the café. Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH T 01452 813204 E info@rococogarden.org.uk Open 10 January–31 October Opening Hours 10.30am-5pm Admission Charge Yes


Experience

Aston Pottery & Gardens EXPERIENCE

SHOP

EAT

EXPLORE

Gardens

Country Café

Shopping

Working Pottery

Walk the 72m double hornbeam path full of summer perennials, or view over 130 dahlias in the seasons border. Stroll along the great border bursting with life and colour, or visit the new annual border, busy with over 120 annuals competing for the sun and your attention.

Take a break in our spacious Country Café, which serves a wide variety of delicious food, cooked daily in our kitchen using traditional Oxfordshire recipes. Taste our stunning savoury pies and flans – try our sweet homemade biscuits and some of the best cakes you will ever taste!

Our award-winning showroom displays all our pottery patterns under one roof – 140 in total – some over 20 years old and still going strong. Also on display are a carefully selected range of contemporary gifts for family and friends including jewellery, bags, textiles and much, much more.

Our pottery is designed and made on-site using 300 year old mouldmaking and slip-casting techniques for teapot and jug production. It is hand-decorated by our team of specialist painters. Come and have a tour of the pottery and see for yourself how it is all done.

Opening Hours 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30am-5pm. We are a 5 minute drive from Witney on the B4449 between Standlake and Bampton. Aston Pottery, Kingsway Farm, Bampton Road, Aston, Oxfordshire OX18 2BT

Visit us on Facebook to see our latest designs and displays: www.facebook.com/AstonPottery

www.astonpottery.co.uk or call 01993 852031


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www.highgrovegardens.com Over 35 years in the making by The Prince of Wales, the organic gardens at Highgrove are some of the most creatively inspiring and innovative gardens to visit in the UK. Created as a series of individual spaces, each with its own distinct character, showcasing the best in sustainable practices. Highgrove Estate, Doughton T 0333 222 4555 E customerservices@highgroveshop.com Open April–October Opening Hours Tickets need to be booked in advance Admission Charge Yes

www.cotswolds.com/gardens

Rousham Rousham is one of Britain’s most unspoilt and undiscovered landscape gardens and was named by garden writer and broadcaster Monty Don as one of his favourite gardens in the country. Designed by William Kent in the 18th century, Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains largely unaltered since its conception. The gardens are dotted with classical features and delightfully situated statues and temples. Highlights include the ponds and cascades in Venus’ Vale, the Cold Bath, the seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the ‘Eyecatcher’. Don’t miss the pretty walled garden with its herbaceous borders, small parterre, pigeon house and espalier apple trees. A fine herd of rare Long-Horn cattle can also be seen in the park. Rousham’s non-commercial nature means there is no tearoom or shop, but bring a picnic and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. (Please note: no children under 15, no dogs) Rousham, Bicester OX25 4QU 01869 347110 www.rousham.org Opening times Garden: Open daily, all year, 10am-4.30pm (last entry) House: Groups by arrangement any day from May to September (inclusive)


A wonder

all year round Nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds and originally planted by the wealthy Holford Family during the Victorian plant hunting heyday. Today Westonbirt is one of the finest tree collections in the world, carefully laid out within a beautiful Grade I picturesque landscape. Discover nature’s highlights throughout the whole year. forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt


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woodchesteR mansion

BouRton model Railway eXhiBition & toy shoP

www.woodchestermansion.org.uk A Victorian Gothic Mansion, started in the 1850s but never completed, provides a rare insight into Victorian building techniques. Home to Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bats (watch via CCTV), and a venue for paranormal investigation groups. Nympsfield, Stonehouse GL10 3TS T 01453 861541 E info@woodchestermansion.org.uk Open 30 March–28 October Opening Hours Fri-Sun & Bank Hol Mons 11am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

www.bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk Approximately 400sq ft of the finest operating scenic model railway layouts in the country. Over 40 British and continental trains running on 3 main displays OO/HO and N Gauge. Large shop with quality toys, models, trains and accessories. Box Bush, High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AN T 01451 820686 E info@bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk Open February–December Opening Hours June, July & August, daily 11am-5pm, September–May, weekends only 11am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

histoRic houses & eXhiBitions

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VISIT KELMSCO KELMSCOTT OTT MANOR (APRI (APRILL - OCT OCTOBER) OBER) OPEN WED D&S SAT AT (11AM – 5PM) Explore the hist historic toric manor m lo loved ved b by yW William illiam Morris, FFather ather off the Arts A & Cr Crafts afts Mo Movement. vement. Take a stroll around aro ound the Manor’ ’ss enc hanting Take Manor’s enchanting gardens, barns, do dovecote, ovecotte, stream and meado meadow. w. Visit our webs website site fo for or tic ticket ket information and membership details.

WWW.KELMSCOTTMANOR.ORG.UK WWW W.KELMSC .KELLMSC SCOTTMANOR.ORG.UK Tel: T el: +44 (0)1367 252486 | Ad Address: A dress: K Kelmscott elmscott Manor Manor, r,, Kelmscott, Kelmscott, Lechlade Lechlade GL7 3HJ visit www.cotswolds.com 31


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faiRytale faRm

www.fairytalefarm.co.uk Mixing classic fairytales, animals and adventure play, children will love Fairytale Farm. With our exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet our amazing animals, there is so much to see and do. It is a sensory and learning wonderland for all the family. Race a rubber duck along our pump-powered waterway or see a family of mice going about their daily business in our beautifully crafted model village. Where else can you meet mermaids, rabbits, sleeping beauty, alpacas, rheas, sea horses, ducks, chickens and magic? And make some time for the Beanstalk Café, serving freshly ground coffee, locally baked cakes and home made meals. Southcombe, Chipping Norton OX7 5QH T 01608 238014 E info@fairytalefarm.co.uk Open February–December Opening Hours 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

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the model villaGe

www.themodelvillage.com The only grade II listed model village in the country. A model of the actual village built of Cotswold stone to one-ninth scale opened in 1937. The River Windrush flows under Bourton’s famous bridges. The beeches, cherries and chestnuts are all in miniature. Music in the churches and of course, the model of the model. Due to narrow paths and steps there is limited access for wheelchairs. Pushchairs, Walking Frames, Rollators and Mobility Scooters cannot access The Model Village – parking for these is available. Please see website for details. Sorry no dogs. Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AF T 01451 820467 Open All year Opening Hours Summer: daily 10am-5.45pm; Winter: daily 10am-3.45pm Admission Charge Yes

From just £10* you can enjoy unlimited travel by bus & train across the Cotswolds Tickets can be purchased at any UK mainline station & on participating bus services. *Not valid on rail services before 08:50, Mon to Fri.

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museums & heRitaGe

Gaydon off J1

BRitish motoR museum

www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. Take a walk down the ‘Time Road’ and discover how both motoring and family life has changed through the decades. Enjoy a free guided tour with one of the enthusiastic costumed guides who will help bring the cars to life. Travel through ‘Making British Cars’ and see how influential the motor industry has been over the years. Get ‘Under The Skin’ and unravel the mystery of how cars work with fun interactive exhibits. Check our website for school holiday activities and special weekend motoring events. Onsite café, outdoor play area, free parking. Fun for all the family whatever the weather! J12 M40, Gaydon CV35 0BJ T 01926 641188 E enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk Open All year, closed 24 December–1 January inclusive Opening Hours 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes witney maP i5

coGGes

www.cogges.org.uk Cogges is an historic farmstead with 1000 years of history. The manor house lies at the centre of a magnificent Cotswold stone farmyard, with animals and beautiful walled garden. The grounds house an orchard, walks by the river and an adventure play area next to the Norman moat. Cogges has featured in a number of film and TV shows and is the location for Yew Tree Farm in Downton Abbey. The farm’s shop sells gifts and souvenirs, as well as local beers and ciders. The Cogges café serves exceptional coffee and cakes, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea using the best seasonal produce. Church Lane, Witney OX28 3LA T 01993 772602 E marketing@cogges.org.uk Open Mid March–early November Opening Hours 10am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm) Admission Charge Yes ciRencesteR maP e6

coRinium museum

www.coriniummuseum.org Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this award-winning museum, home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain’s second largest city. Be amazed by the work of Prehistoric metal smiths, marvel at our Roman mosaics, come face to face with the Anglo Saxons and their buried treasure, admire Medieval sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and the elegance of Victorian Cirencester. An inspiring and interactive experience for everyone. See our website for details of our special events including family activities and trails, talks, film showings and art exhibitions. Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX T 01285 655611 E coriniummuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk Open All year except 23-26 December & 1 January Opening Hours Apr–Oct, Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; Nov–Mar, Mon–Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2-4pm Admission Charge Yes 40 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018


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GloucesteRshiRe waRwickshiRe Railway

www.gwsr.com ‘The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago hauled by steam, diesel or diesel railcar. Your 29 mile round trip from Broadway to Cheltenham Racecourse has glorious views westwards of the Vale of Evesham, the Malverns and Wales and eastwards the Cotswolds. Free car parks at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse. Winchcombe has a 1950s themed café, Discovery coach and Model Railway coach. At Toddington a children’s play area, small signal box, museums and café. Rover tickets give you unlimited travel all day. We open from March to October and December. Special events are also held. See our website for much more information. The Railway Station, Toddington GL54 5DT T 01242 621405 E info@gwsr.com Open March–October & December including most weekdays Opening Hours 9.30am-6pm Admission Charge No, train fares extra visit www.cotswolds.com 41


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the BuGatti tRust

GoRdon Russell desiGn museum

www.bugatti-trust.co.uk A fascinating Bugatti Museum and Study Centre for everyone interested in cars, engineering, art and design. The permanent exhibition of historic Bugatti cars, models, engines and photographs demonstrates the artistry and individuality of Ettore Bugatti and family. Historic archives available for research. Prescott Hill, near Gotherington, Prescott GL52 9RD T 01242 677201 E info@bugatti-trust.co.uk Open Mar–Oct, Mon–Fri & Nov–Feb, Mon–Thu Opening Hours 10am-4pm Admission Charge Yes

www.gordonrusselldesignmuseum.org Celebrating the life and work of renowned furniture designer Sir Gordon Russell and his company, the museum offers the chance to explore a fascinating period of 20th century design from the Arts and Crafts movement onwards. 15 Russell Square, Broadway WR12 7AP T 01386 854695 E info@gordonrusselldesignmuseum.org Open February–December Opening Hours March–October Tue-Sun & Bank Hol Mons 11am-5pm. November, December & February Tue-Sun 11am-4pm Admission Charge Yes

Welcome to GlouCester Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in the country

Gloucester Cathedral proudly sits at the very heart of the City and the stunning Cotswolds. Following a period of restoration and conservation you can now come and enjoy the results. In 2018 visit our beautifully restored Lady Chapel housing some of the most exquisite Arts & Crafts glass in the country. Relax in the newly landscaped Cathedral Green, an open space from which you can begin to explore the history of the Cathedral and City.

• henry III was crowned here • tombs of King edward II and robert duke of Normandy • Beautiful fan-vaulted medieval cloisters • spectacular Great east Window • harry Potter, hollow Crown, Wolf hall and sherlock were filmed here • a superb variety of tours available for groups • Gift shop and the Monk’s Kitchen on site • admission Free • open every day from 8.00am until evensong

We look forward to welcoming you soon…

www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk Tel: 01452 528095 Email: reception@gloucestercathedral.org.uk Gloucester Cathedral, College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX 42 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018


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Jet aGe museum

the museum in the PaRk

www.jetagemuseum.org Jet Age Museum gives visitors a ‘hands on’ experience and unique insight into Gloucestershire’s rich aviation history, telling the story of aircraft, people and places that put the county at the forefront of aerospace. Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East Gloucester GL2 9QL T 01452 260078 E jetagemuseum@hotmail.co.uk Open All year Opening Hours Weekends, Bank Hols & School Holiday Weds 11am-4pm Admission Charge No

www.museuminthepark.org.uk A museum of local life set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Fascinating family-friendly displays, a new walled garden, handling activities, quiz trails, exhibitions and events for all ages. Stratford Park, Stroud GL5 4AF T 01453 763394 E museum@stroud.gov.uk Open January–November Opening Hours Tue-Fri 10am4pm, Sat, Sun, Bank Hol Mons 11am-4pm. April-September close at 5pm Admission Charge No

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natuRe in aRt

oXfoRd Bus museum

www.natureinart.org.uk The widest range of nature-inspired art in the world. The collection spans 1500yrs, 600 artists and 50 countries with work in all mediums and styles. A vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and meet an artist at work. Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA T 01452 731422 E enquiries@natureinart.org.uk Open All year, except 24–26 December Opening Hours Tue-Sun & Bank Hols 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk 35 buses, 20 cars, 50 bicycles and 300 photographs portray road transport in Oxfordshire from 1820 to 2000. Visit website for free vintage bus ride dates. Shop, café, children’s activity area and free car park. Old Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough Witney OX29 8LA T 01993 883617 Open All year except Christmas & Boxing Day Opening Hours Wed, Sun (all year) & Sat in summer, plus Bank Hols, 10.30am-4.30pm Admission Charge Yes

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the oXfoRdshiRe museum

soldieRs of oXfoRdshiRe museum

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/oxfordshire-museum Large 18th century house with eleven galleries displaying the story of Oxfordshire from Dinosaurs, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians through to the County’s innovative industries and regularly changing touring exhibitions. Garden café, gift shop and beautiful walled garden. Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN T 01993 814106 E oxon.museum@oxfordshire.gov.uk Open All year Opening Hours Tue–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. Check Bank Holiday opening times Admission Charge No

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www.sofo.org.uk Engaging and immersive experiences; a recreated Great War trench and mock up section of a Horsa Glider from D Day as well as our exhibition focused on the Great War, ‘Oxfordshire Remembers 1914-1918 Part II’. Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SN T 01993 810210 E frontofhouse@sofo.org.uk Open All year Opening Hours Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes visit www.cotswolds.com 43


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Tewkesbury Heritage and Visitor Centre

f retery en

fun and ga mes, tours, events and workshops

Phone: 01684 855040 www.tewkesburyheritage.co.uk

Find us at 100 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AB.

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At the heart of Bath stands the remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world. See the ruins of the temple of Sulis Minerva, visit the bath house where Romans bathed and walk on 2,000-year-old Roman pavements. www.romanbaths.co.uk 01225 477785

See spectacular exhibitions and browse the outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. Near Pulteney Bridge, Bath www.victoriagal.org.uk 01225 477233

One of the world’s leading collections of historic and fashionable dress. www.fashionmuseum.co.uk 01225 477789


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tewkesBuRy aBBey

www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk Whether you come to pray, to marvel at our history or enjoy architecture, we hope that your visit allows you to appreciate the peace and beauty of our church. Don’t miss our shop and tea room. Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ T 01684 850959 E office@tewkesburyabbey.org.uk Open All year Opening Hours 8am-6pm Admission Charge No

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activities

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the cotswolds distilleRy

www.cotswoldsdistillery.com The first-ever full-scale craft distillery within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We produce a range of ‘Outstanding Natural Spirits’, including the first-ever Single Malt Whisky distilled in the Cotswolds, featuring locally-grown barley. We also produce the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, featuring local lavender from Snowshill, along with a range of small-batch spirits and liqueurs. We’re located in the unspoilt North Cotswold village of Stourton, close to both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. Our beautiful award-winning distillery and shop were designed with visitors in mind; we run tours and tastings every day of the week (advance booking essential). So come spend a few hours with us learning the art and craft of distilling! Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road, Stourton Near Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5HG T 01608 238533 E info@cotswoldsdistillery.com Open All year Opening Hours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm Admission Charge Yes, for tours. No, for shop witcomBe maP d4

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flyuP 417 Bike PaRk

GloucesteRshiRe Rally school

www.417bikepark.co.uk A mountain bike park suitable for all abilities. Facilities include downhill tracks, uplift service, 4X, dual slalom, dirt jumps and indoor pump track, bike hire, kids clubs and 1-2-1 coaching. New Tracks for Spring 2018! Crickley Hill Farm, Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4UF T 01452 864036 E admin@flyupdownhill.co.uk Open All year Opening Hours Please see website for opening times Admission Charge Yes

www.glosrallyschool.co.uk Award-winning rally driving school offering experience days to petrol-heads aged 10+!! No previous experience necessary as highly experienced instructors offer full tuition. Groups are welcome and gift vouchers available. As seen on TV. Established 1994. Cirencester Road, Down Ampney, Cirencester GL7 5QF T 01793 752281 E info@glosrallyschool.co.uk Open February–December Opening Hours 9am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

Discover the Cotswold Water Park! For watersports and walking, biking and birdwatching, angling and accommodation, there is something for everyone. Call in to the Gateway Information Centre, South Cerney, just off the A419 to find out what you can do where in this unique landscape.

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cotswold falconRy centRe

stRatfoRd-uPon-avon ButteRfly faRm

www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk Eagles, hawks, kites, owls, vultures and falcons are flown throughout the day giving you a chance to appreciate their speed, grace, agility, their close relationship with the falconer and to think positively about their conservation. Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB T 01386 701043 E info@cotswold-falconry.co.uk Open February–November Opening Hours 10.30am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm) Admission Charge Yes

wildlife

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www.butterflyfarm.co.uk Come rain or shine discover some of the world’s most beautiful and colourful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. Butterflies, iguanas, leafcutter ants and so much more! Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS T 01789 299288 E enquiries@butterflyfarm.co.uk Open January–December except Christmas Day Opening Hours Summer 10am-6pm, winter 10am-dusk. See website for last entry times Admission Charge Yes

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cRocodiles of the woRld

www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk Just two minutes off the A40 between Witney and Burford is one of the Cotswolds best kept secrets. Crocodiles of the World is a unique all-weather attraction that brings you face-to-face with one of the world’s most prehistoric predators. Crocodiles of the World is dedicated to the conservation of crocodiles and boasts one of the widest collections of crocodile species in the world, including American alligators, Saltwater crocodiles and critically endangered species such as Siamese crocodiles. The zoo is also one of only a handful of zoos in the UK where you can see a Komodo dragon. With talks, feeds and animal encounters throughout the day there is plenty to keep you captivated. Burford Road, Brize Norton OX18 3NX T 01993 846353 E info@crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk Open All year except Christmas Day Opening Hours 10am-5pm Admission Charge Yes

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aRts & cRafts

ciRencesteR maP e6

new BReweRy aRts

www.newbreweryarts.org.uk Championing crafts in the Cotswolds, we run a huge variety of craft workshops and courses, have a thriving Craft Shop and Café, The Barrel Store accommodation and Makers’ Studios to see craft at work and buy direct. Brewery Court, Cirencester GL7 1JH T 01285 657181 E hello@newbreweryarts.org.uk Open January-December Opening Hours Mon–Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Admission Charge No

Toff Milway

enJoy shoPPinG & cRafts heRe in the cotswolds www.cotswolds.com/ shoP

Conderton Pottery

“I like to create pots for contemporary dining and sharing food” Handmade pottery created in a beautiful country setting. Conderton Pottery Near Tewkesbury GL20 7PP 01386 725387 www.toffmilway.co.uk Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

D|aMA MUSIC FILM DANCE CoMEDY TAKE PA|t GALLE|y 2 Spring Street | Chipping Norton | Oxon | OX7 5NL 01608 642350 | www.chippingnortontheatre.com Chipping Norton Theatre @ChippyTheatre 50 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018


ENJOY Y O U R LO C AL A FRIENDL FRIENDLY Y EA EATIN T N G D RI TIN RIN KIN G E N T ER ERTA TAIN I N ING I NG S SHOPPING HOPPIN NG C E N TRE

Marriotts Walk Shopping Centre Witney offers easy access and convenient stress free shopping, with FREE multi-storey parking. Located in the heart of Witney, Marriotts Walk boasts leading fashion retailers and big high street brands. Acce Accessorize essorize Cineworld Cine eworld Cotton Traders Co tton Trad ers Clothing Crew Cl othing Debenhams D ebenha ams Dorothy Perkins Do roth hy Pe rkins FAtFace F AtF AtF Face Fresh Fr resh JoJo Maman M Ma aman Bebe Bebe JoJo m m&S M onsoo n n Monsoon N ew wL ook New Look Pha se E ight Phase Eight T o og24 Tog24 W Allis WAllis E VANS EVANS Whitt tard do f Che lsea Whittard of Chelsea C afé R Rouge ouge Café C aff fè Ner ro o Caffè Nero F rankie e&B enny ’s Frankie Benny’s s ubway subway

MARRIOTTS M ARRIOTTS T WALK W ALK SH SHOPPING OPPING CEN CENTRE NTRE WITNEY, WITNE Y, O OXFORDSHIRE, XF FORDSHIRE, O OX28 X28 6 6GW (O (OFF FF WEL WELCH CH W WAY) WA AY)

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cotswold electRic Bike touRs

vintaGe classics

www.cotswoldelectricbiketours.co.uk Get up, close and personal with the Cotswolds’ finest landscapes on a magical guided tour you’ll remember forever. Discover hidden villages on quiet lanes, savour magnificent views and breeze up the hills on your e-bike. T 01608 659378 M 07731 512829 E hello@cotswoldelectricbiketours.co.uk Open April–October Opening Hours Tours daily 10am-4pm Admission Charge Yes. Minimum age 14

www.vintage-classics.co.uk Self drive classic car hire. E-type and MKII Jaguars, Austin Healey, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeos, MGC, Daimler, Morris Minor, Triumph Stag, VW Camper. New driving tour of the Cotswolds provided for 2018. One week prior booking essential. Call us today. T 01225 703377 E info@vintage-classics.co.uk Open All year Opening Hours 9am-5pm Admission Charge No

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For your chance to win log onto www.cotswolds.com/survey and complete short online questionnaire. one lucky winneR, chosen at Random will win: # A two night bed & breakfast stay for two at the luxurious Lygon Arms Hotel in centre of Broadway. # Tickets for two to visit Batsford Arboretum # A free pass for two as guests of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway teRms and conditions Entries close on 31 December 2018. The draw will take place on 7 January 2019. The prize must be taken in 2019 and will be for 2 nights, bed and breakfast. Reservations are subject to availability. The stay cannot be redeemed on Bank Holidays, Christmas, Boxing Day, or New Year’s Day.

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Limited edition replica of Aloysius (£285) in the gardens of Rousham House, near Oxford

Established in 1985 as the first shop in Britain to specialise in selling new and old teddy bears A breathtaking choice of bears by Steiff and other fine makers from around the world Museum featuring the original Aloysius from Brideshead Revisited and many other interesting bears

Stratford by Steiff. L/E1500 £150

Open seven days a week Our annual catalogue (£5) features over 300 bears, mostly limited editions

Teddy Bears, 99 High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6HY 01993 706616 | bears@witneybears.co.uk | www.teddybears.co.uk


cotswold visitoR infoRmation centRes Our friendly staff are here to help you get the most from your visit to the Cotswolds. With a wealth of local knowledge, these are some of the services they provide: • Accommodation booking – in advance of your visit or when you arrive

Bourton-on-the-Water Tel: +44 (0)1451 820211 info@visitbourton.com

Gloucester Tel: +44 (0)1452 396572 tourism@gloucester.gov.uk

Stroud Tel: +44 (0)1453 760960 tic@stroud.gov.uk

Broadway* Tel: +44 (0)1386 852937 broadwaytic@hotmail.com

Lechlade* Tel: +44 (0)1367 252631 info@lechladelibrary.co.uk

Tetbury Tel: +44 (0)1666 503552 tourism@tetbury.gov.uk

• Ticket sales – for local events, theatres, coach and bus tours

Burford Tel: +44 (0)1993 823558 burford.vic@westoxon.gov.uk

Malmesbury* Tel: +44 (0)1666 823748 tic@malmesbury.gov.uk

• Maps and guide books

Cheltenham Tel: +44 (0)1242 237431 info@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk

Moreton-in-Marsh Tel: +44 (0)1608 650881 moreton@cotswold.gov.uk

Tewkesbury Tel: +44 (0)1684 855040 tewkesburytic@tewkesbury. gov.uk

Chipping Campden Tel: +44 (0)1386 841206 info@campdenonline.org

Nailsworth* Tel: +44 (0)1453 839222 TIC@nailsworthtowncouncil. gov.uk

• Local attraction and event information – where to go and what to see, including opening times and prices

• Walking and cycling information • Local transport information • Souvenirs and gifts Official Partner Logo Green Tourism Business Award

Chipping Norton* Tel: +44 (0)1608 643384

*Visitor information point, limited services

Chipping Sodbury* Tel: +44 (0)1454 326336 chippingsodburytic@gmail.com

Please use the international dialling code when calling from outside the UK.

Cirencester Tel: +44 (0)1285 654180 cirencestervic@slm-ltd.co.uk

Painswick* Tel: +44 (0) 1452 812278 painswicktourist@gmail.com

Winchcombe Tel: +44 (0)1242 602925 winchcombetic@tewkesbury. gov.uk Witney Tel: +44 (0)1993 775802 witney.vic@westoxon.gov.uk Wotton-under-Edge* Tel: +44 (0)1453 521541

Stow-on-the-Wold* Tel: +44 (0) 1451 870998 stowvic@gloucestershire.gov.uk

GettinG to the cotswolds By Rail Easily accessible by rail with mainline stations at Cheltenham, Charlbury, Gloucester, Hanborough, Kemble (for Cirencester), Kingham (for Stow-on-the-Wold), Moreton-in-Marsh, Ashchurch (for Tewkesbury), Cam & Dursley and Stroud. National Rail Enquiry line 08457 48 49 50. By Road/Coach The motorway network provides easy access via the M4 or M40 from London and the South East, the M4 from Wales and the M5 from the North, Midlands and the South West. National Express coaches operate daily services from many parts of the UK to Cirencester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Stroud and Tewkesbury. From these destinations, local coach companies operate services to reach other towns and villages, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Woodstock, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Witney, Chipping Campden, Painswick, Tetbury, Winchcombe and Tewkesbury. For full details visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk and www.traveline.info

The Regional Map The map on pages 36-37 is for illustrative purposes only and is not to scale. The grid references on all accommodation and attraction entries relate to the Cotswold Map. 2017/2018 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without permission in writing from the publishers. Email: cotswoldstourism@cotswold.gov.uk © Cotswolds Tourism Partnership Destination Management Organisation (DMO). Compiled and produced by Cotswolds Tourism Partnership. Designed by Art Works, www.artworks-design.co.uk and printed by PCP Ltd, www.pcpltd.net Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy in this guide but the DMO or Art Works do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions nor does inclusion of any establishment necessarily imply approval or recommendation. Principle photography: The Picture Taker, copyright www.thepicturetaker.co.uk, Nick Turner Photography, copyright www.nickturnerphoto.com and key partners of Cotswolds Tourism Partnership. Other images kindly supplied by: Still Moving Media; Derek Cotterell; Highgrove Estate; Amy Murrell, Thyme Cookery School; King’s Head Hotel, Cirencester; Chavenage House and Jennie Rainsford. Cover image fotoMonkee.

By Air London Heathrow and Cardiff – 2 hours drivetime Birmingham and Bristol – 1 hour drivetime. The Cotswolds Discoverer If you plan to use public transport, then why not consider the Cotswolds Discoverer, the cost-effective way to explore the Cotswolds by bus and train. www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk/discoverer

This guide has been produced by Cotswold District Council, Stroud District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and Cotswold Conservation Board on behalf of Cotswolds Tourism Partnership.

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qualITY aSSuRaNCE, RaTINgS & awaRDS Not all accommodation in this guide is assessed under one of the national and regional schemes listed below. Please check directly before booking to ensure grading and awards are still current. Ratings made easy

 Simple, practical, no frills  Well presented and well run  Good level of quality and comfort  Excellent standard throughout  Exceptional with a degree of luxury Some properties have been quality assessed but do not have a specific star rating, for example hotel chains such as Hilton, Premier Inn and Travelodge. Cotswold Local Assessment Scheme An inspection scheme to ensure that businesses are clean, legal and safe. Campus EnjoyEngland’s scheme covers the universities and colleges that are able to accommodate visitors during the vacation periods on a bed and breakfast or selfcatering basis. Gold & Silver Awards for Accommodation Silver Awards recognise exceptional quality at all levels. Gold Awards are given to the very ‘best of the best’. Breakfast Award Given to hotels and guest accommodation with high scores for breakfast. AA Highly Commended



Yellow stars are awarded by the AA and indicate that an establishment is within the upper 10% score range for 3, 4 or 5 star guest accommodation.

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Dinner Award Given to hotels and guest accommodation where the AA have recognised a very special dinner, with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients. Rosette Awards q Rosette Awards (1-5) AA inspectors annually award rosettes to restaurants for the quality of their food. Cyclists/Walkers Welcome Accommodation providing specific equipment and services for cyclists and/or walkers i.e. meals, maps, drying room and secure storage. Families/Pets Welcome Pets – accommodation that meets the needs of owners and their pets. Family – accommodation that meets simple criteria considering the specific requirements of families with children. Cotswold Giving Scheme Visitors are asked to voluntarily support conservation by donating a very small amount of money via their bill or fees. Green Tourism Business Award Awarded to businesses delivering demonstrable green initiatives. There are three levels: bronze, silver and gold. The National Accessible Scheme Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from points of fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair some of the time.

Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair and transfers unaided to and from the wheelchair in a seated position. Typically suitable for a person who depends on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position. They also require personal/mechanical assistance to aid transfer (e.g. carer, hoist). Ratings More information can be found at: www.qualityintourism.com www.visitenglandassessmentservices.com www.theAA.com www.cotswolds.com/gradings No grading Accommodation providers have signed up to an agreed accommodation charter which indicates that minimum standards are in place by the business. We suggest that visitors check on review websites for customer reviews to satisfy themselves of service and quality offered by accommodation providers with no grading. Information, details and pricing Please be aware that all prices, grading and information on all advertisements were correct at time of going to print to the best of our knowledge. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any errors. Please check before you book, confirming all details including price with the provider. By booking you are entering into a legally binding agreement with the proprietor.

KEY TO ROOM DESCRIPTIONS

Each entry lists number and types of room available – see key below. S Single D Double T Twin D/T Double/Twin F Family SU Suite KS King Sized FP Four Poster


BuRfORD MaP I6

hOTElS & INNS

BIBuRY MaP f6

BaRNSlEY hOuSE hOTEl & SPa

www.barnsleyhouse.com aa/VE  Country House Hotel Barnsley House, part of The Calcot Collection, is your very own country house set in extensive landscaped gardens near Bibury. Barnsley, Nr Bibury GL7 5EE T 01285 740000 E info@barnsleyhouse.com Rooms  11D 7D/T all en-suite Prices from  £211 BuRfORD MaP h5

ThE INN fOR all SEaSONS

www.theinnforallseasons.co.uk aa  Inn Little Barrington Burford OX18 4TN T 01451 844324 E info@theinnforallseasons.co.uk Rooms 6D 2T 2F all en-suite Prices from £69

ThE VINES

www.vinesblackbourton.co.uk aa  Inn SiLvER AWARD Set in the picturesque village of Black Bourton and long acclaimed for its fine dining in elegant surroundings. a perfect base for visitors to enjoy our spacious rooms as well as gardens on fine days. Burford Road, Black Bourton, Bampton OX18 2PF T 01993 843559 E info@vineshotel.com Rooms  12D 4T 3F all en-suite Prices from  £98

BuRfORD MaP I5

ThE MaYTIME INN

www.themaytime.com    aa  Inn GOLD AWARD Since the 17th century, The Maytime Inn has welcomed guests with hospitality and comfort, a tradition, which continues today as we welcome guests to enjoy our intimate setting, which seamlessly blends historic elegance with luxurious amenities. Boasting six individually decorated bedrooms it is the perfect place to enjoy an indulgent break in one of England’s most beautiful locations. Diners in our restaurant can enjoy our seasonally changing menu, from a la carte dishes to pub classics and lunchtime sandwiches. We offer over 100 different gins, fine wines, craft beers, real ale and locally sourced soft drinks. Our award-winning beer garden features an outdoor bar, boules pitch and views over the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. asthall, Burford OX18 4HW T 01993 822068 E info@themaytime.com Rooms  4D 2D/T all en-suite Prices from  £95 BOuRTON-ON-ThE-waTER MaP g4

ChESTER hOuSE hOTEl

www.chesterhousehotel.com    aa  Small Hotel Situated in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Chester House is a 22 bedroom privately-run hotel. With the river Windrush running through the centre of the village and it’s honey-coloured stone bridges throughout, Bourton has earned it’s nickname, the ‘Little Venice of the Cotswolds’. With contemporary country style, Chester House offers a unique mix of relaxed surroundings with exceptional service. The hotel is centrally located, so you really can do as little or much as you like, within our beautiful village or the fabulous surrounding Cotswolds. Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BS T 01451 820286 E info@chesterhousehotel.com Rooms  22D 14T 14D/T 3F all en-suite Prices from  £110 Prices are usually per room and include breakfast and VAT

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hOTElS & INNS

BuRfORD MaP I5

BROaDwaY MaP f2

ThE lYgON aRMS

www.lygonarmshotel.co.uk aa  Hotel The centrepiece of picturesque Broadway, fine cuisine, rejuvenating spa and comfortable rooms with modern comforts. High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU T 01386 852255 E reservations@lygonarmshotel.co.uk Rooms  86D all en-suite Prices from  £250

ThE SwaN aT SwINBROOK

www.theswanswinbrook.co.uk aa  Inn The Swan at Swinbrook is nestled on the banks of the River Windrush. a beautiful setting with 11 boutique bedrooms, delicious locally sourced food and well kept ales. This pub is a must for Mitford fans. Swinbrook, Burford OX18 4DY T 01993 823339 E info@theswanswinbrook.co.uk Rooms  7D 3D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £125

ChElTENhaM MaP E5

ThE gREEN DRagON INN

www.green-dragon-inn.co.uk aa  Inn GOLD AWARD Dating from the 17th century with excellent food, log fires and comfortable rooms. Between Cheltenham and Cirencester. Cockleford, Near Cowley, Cheltenham GL53 9NW T 01242 870271 E green-dragon@buccaneer.co.uk Rooms  8D/T 1SU all en-suite Prices from  £70

ChElTENhaM MaP E3

EllENBOROugh PaRK hOTEl

www.ellenboroughpark.com    VE/aa  Hotel Caught between the Cotswolds’ highest point and the lush green gallops of Cheltenham’s world-famous racecourse, Ellenborough Park is an indulgent 15th century luxury hotel retreat. Steeped in history, this Cotswold manor house is set in 90 acres of stunning countryside. The friendly team at Ellenborough Park combine charm and bespoke service, creating truly memorable experiences for every guest that stays. Its style, location and amenities make it the perfect destination for family retreats, romantic getaways and short breaks with friends. The hotel itself is 2 hours from London and 10 minutes outside of Cheltenham. Each room features bespoke Hypnos beds, marble finish bathrooms with under floor heating and the obligatory fluffy gowns and slippers. Southam Road, Cheltenham GL52 3NJ T 01242 545454 E info@ellenboroughpark.com Rooms  52D/T 6F 3SU all en-suite Prices from  £171 ChElTENhaM MaP D4

ChIPPINg CaMPDEN MaP g1

ThE gREENwaY hOTEl & SPa

COTSwOlD hOuSE hOTEl & SPa

www.thegreenwayhotelandspa.com aa  Hotel qq Located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a 16th century luxury Elizabethan manor house hotel and spa. The 21 bedroom hotel, with warm Cotswold stone exterior, is the picture of English country charm. Shurdington, Cheltenham GL51 4UG T 01242 862352 E info@thegreenway.co.uk Rooms  17D 4SU all en-suite Prices from  £149 58 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

www.bespokehotels.com/cotswoldhouse aa  qq Hotel This award-winning luxury hotel and spa in the heart of Chipping Campden, which has recently benefited from a substantial refurbishment, will appeal to discerning travellers visiting the Cotswolds, looking for tranquility, sublime comfort, exceptional food and a stunning spa. Upper High Street, The Square, Chipping Campden GL55 6aN T 01386 840330 E reservations@cotswoldhouse.com Rooms  2S 10D 10T 4F all en-suite Prices from  £150


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ThE NOEl aRMS hOTEl

www.bespokehotels.com/noelarmshotel Welcome to the Noel arms Hotel – one of the oldest Cotswold inns and steeped in history. Hight Street, The Square, Chipping Campden GL55 6aT T 01386 840317 E reception@noelarmshotel.com Rooms  2S 12D 12T 2F all en-suite Prices from  £105

ThE KINgS hOTEl

hOTElS & INNS

ChIPPINg CaMPDEN MaP g1

ChIPPINg CaMPDEN MaP f1

www.kingscampden.co.uk aa  Hotel qq The Kings Hotel is a beautiful, boutique town house hotel tucked away in ‘the green and pleasant land’ of the Cotswolds, with its golden stone buildings and picture perfect villages. The Square, Chipping Campden GL55 6aW T 01386 840256 E info@kingscampden.co.uk Rooms  10D 4T 3F 1SU en-suite & private bathrooms Prices from  £100

www.seagravearms.com aa  Inn qq With a distinct family-feel, this cosy Cotswolds inn offers high quality dining, comfortable accommodation and warm service. Friday Street, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden GL55 6QH T 01386 840192 E enquiries@theseagravearms.com Rooms  6D 2D/T all en-suite Prices from  £70

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ChIPPINg NORTON MaP j3

ThE SEagRaVE aRMS

ThREE waYS hOuSE hOTEl

www.threewayshousehotel.com aa  Hotel Close to Hidcote Manor (NT), 3 miles from Chipping Campden, unique, independent hotel famous as The Pudding Club! Chapel Lane, Mickleton GL55 6SB T 01386 438429 E reception@puddingclub.com Rooms  2S 27D 14T 5F all en-suite Prices from  £139 CIRENCESTER MaP D6

hEYThROP PaRK RESORT

local ales and fare. Frampton Mansell, Stroud GL6 8JG T 01285 760601 E enquiries@thecrowninn-cotswolds.co.uk Rooms  5D 5T 1D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £70

www.heythroppark.co.uk VE  Hotel 18-hole golf course. 358 bedrooms across the resort. Leisure club and gym. Unique wedding venue for traditional and asian weddings for up to 800 guests. afternoon Tea. Private dining. The Drive, Enstone OX7 5UF T 01608 673333 E info@heythroppark.co.uk Rooms  17S 260D 81T all en-suite Prices from  £90

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CIRENCESTER MaP E6

ThE flEECE aT CIRENCESTER

STRaTTON hOuSE hOTEl

ThE CROwN INN

www.thecrowninn-cotswolds.co.uk aa  Inn a 17th century Inn, log fires, exquisite views across the golden valley, great

www.thefleececirencester.co.uk aa  Inn a fabulous inn, with a great location, serving delicious food and a wide selection of drinks, including Thwaites cask ales and wines by the glass. Cosy guest rooms make a great base to explore from. Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NZ T 01285 658507 E relax@thefleececirencester.co.uk Rooms  28D all en-suite Prices from  £115 Prices are usually per room and include breakfast and VAT

www.strattonhousehotel.com Hotel Our elegant hotel is a great base to explore Cirencester and the Cotswolds. With tranquil gardens, superb restaurant and bar, function rooms and civil wedding licence. Our focus is friendly service with a personal touch. Gloucester Road, Cirencester GL7 2LE T 01285 651761 E enquiries@strattonhousehotel.com Rooms  3S 27D 12D/T all en-suite Prices from  £69 visit www.cotswolds.com 59


hOTElS & INNS

glOuCESTER MaP C4

MalMESBuRY MaP D7

ENglISh hOlIDaY CRuISES

MaYfIElD hOuSE hOTEl

www.englishholidaycruises.co.uk VE  Hotelboat Book a ‘Rhine-style’ complete package holiday cruise through the glorious Cotswolds Severn Vale to destinations steeped in history aboard the 4-Star Hotelboat Edward Elgar. Recommended by 98% of our guests, so why journey to the Rhine? alexandra Quay, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2LG T 01452 410411 E richard@englishholidaycruises.co.uk Rooms  11T all en-suite Prices from  £275 for package

www.mayfieldhousehotel.co.uk aa  Hotel Welcome to this traditional, family-run 3 star Country Hotel & Restaurant with Rosette’d Fine Dining. all 28 rooms are designed for a comfortable retreat with added extras. Open all year. Crudwell, Malmesbury SN16 9EW T 01666 577409 E reception@mayfieldhousehotel.co.uk Rooms  2S 11D 11D/T 5F all en-suite Prices from  £116

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STOw-ON-ThE-wOlD MaP g3

ThE PaINSwICK

www.the painswick.co.uk aa awaiting Grading Hotel The Painswick, part of The Calcot Collection, with sweet sixteen bedrooms and a restaurant that flaunts the best consummate cooking. Kemps Lane, Painswick GL6 6YB T 01452 813688 E enquiries@thepainswick.co.uk Rooms  16D all en-suite Prices from  £139 room only STOw-ON-ThE-wOlD MaP h3

ThE KINg’S hEaD INN

www.kingsheadinn.net aa  Inn National ‘Pub of the Year 2018’ by The Good Pub Guide. Wonderful atmosphere and beautiful bedrooms. The Green, Bledington, near Stow-on-the-Wold OX7 6XQ T 01608 658365 E info@kingsheadinn.net Rooms  9D 3D/T all en-suite Prices from  £85

wYCK hIll hOuSE hOTEl aND SPa

www.wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk aa  Hotel qq Wyck Hill House Hotel and Spa is a beautiful 18th century country house, set within 50 acres of grounds overlooking the stunning Windrush valley; the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing break in the Cotswolds. Burford Road, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1HY T 01451 831936 E info@wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk Rooms  25D 30D/T all en-suite Prices from  £85

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ThE TuDOR aRMS

www.thetudorarms.co.uk    VE  Inn If planning a visit to the world famous Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, our versatile 4 accommodation will suit all of your needs, being conveniently situated just 800 yards away. a selection of well-kept real ales and ciders, and home cooked food are available all day. Positioned alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal, suitable for a leisurely evening stroll, bike rides, bird watching or just simply watching the boats meander lazily along. The accommodation is located in two separate buildings and all rooms benefit from an en-suite bath or shower room, TV, WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities. From £60-£125. Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge GL2 7BP T 01453 890306 E enquiries@thetudorarms.co.uk Rooms  1S 10D 4T 2F all en-suite Prices from  £60 60 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018


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Gateway to the Cotswolds

Set in the spectacular surroundings of the Gloucestershire countryside. 9 Luxury Manor Suites | 84 Beautiful Bedrooms Breathtaking Cotswolds Suite and Berkeley Bar 18 Hole Par 73 Golf Course | Luxury Spa and Fitness Suite Panoramic views across 164 acres of parkland | 20 minutes from Cheltenham Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 7DN 01684 272300 reservations@tewkesburypark.co.uk www.tewkesburypark.co.uk TETBuRY MaP C7

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www.calcot.co aa  Hotel Calcot, part of The Calcot Collection, is a charming Cotswold Country House Hotel, the perfect retreat for couples, family and friends. Near Tetbury GL8 8YJ T 01666 890391 E reception@calcot.co Rooms  5D 17T 13F all en-suite Prices from  £194 wOODSTOCK MaP K4

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www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/bear aa  Hotel a former 13th century coaching inn which combines history and culture with exceptional facilities. Park Street, Woodstock OX20 1SZ T 01993 811124 E general.bear@macdonald-hotels.co.uk Rooms  38D 7T 1F 8SU all en-suite Prices from  £99

www.theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk Inn With six en-suite rooms including the stunning Oak Lodge, this award-winning Cotswold saloon is known for great beers, organic, creative food and fun events. a beautiful dining room in the rafters is the place for celebrations and gatherings. 1 Cirencester Road, Tetbury GL8 8EY T 01666 500021 E stay@royaloaktetbury.co.uk Rooms  3D 1D/T 2F all en-suite Prices from  £85

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ThE DuKE Of MaRlBOROugh

www.dukeofmarlborough.co.uk aa  Inn SiLvER AWARD Quiet, family-run and friendly, this inn is well known locally for its good food. Woodleys, Woodstock OX20 1HT T 01993 811460 E sales@dukeofmarlborough.co.uk Rooms  13S 6D 2T 5F all en-suite Prices from  £85

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www.thekillingworthcastle.com aa  Inn q One of Winston Churchill’s favourite pubs, owned by the team behind the UK’s No 1 Village Inn (The Ebrington arms), who’ve added 8 luxury bedrooms. On the map for foodies and tourists visiting Blenheim Palace, Woodstock and Bicester Village. Glympton Road, Wootton, Woodstock OX20 1EJ T 01993 811401 E reservations@thekillingworthcastle.com Rooms  8KS all en-suite Prices from  £110 62 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

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www.broadlandsguesthouse.com Guest accommodation Broadlands is situated in a quiet street, a few minutes level walk from the beautiful village centre and its many attractions. Offering a range of accommodation. Tastefully furnished to a high standard, in a friendly home-from-home atmosphere. Clapton Row, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DN T 01451 822002 E enquiries@broadlandsguesthouse.com Rooms  5D 2T 3F 2SU all en-suite Prices from  £60

www.lansdownevilla.co.uk VE  Guest House The Lansdowne has 14 en-suite rooms, tv/coffee/tea, free WiFi throughout, 300 yds level walk to village. ample off road car parking. Locally sourced breakfast produce serving English and Continental with seasonal fruits, pastries etc. Lansdowne, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2aR T 01451 820673 E info@thelansdownecotswolds.co.uk Rooms  2S 7D 4D/T all en-suite Prices from  £55

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www.meadow-rise.co.uk VE  Bed & Breakfast GOLD AWARD a luxury guest house in private road with en-suite double rooms fitted to extremely high standard. Pockhill Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DD T 01451 821860 E info@meadow-rise.co.uk Rooms  4D 1FP all en-suite Prices from  £75

VE  Bed & Breakfast Rural setting, ideal for touring the Cotswolds. Spacious comfortable en-suite rooms. Singles welcomed. Private parking, CCTV. Westfield, Notgrove Station, Notgrove, Cheltenham GL54 3BU T 01451 850305 E theoldstationnotgrove@gmail.com Rooms  1D 1D/T all en-suite Prices from  £70

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www.southlands-bb.co.uk VE  Guest accommodation Traditional property – gardens, parking, B&B/EM. all rooms en-suite. Two ground floor rooms with walk-in showers. Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2DT T 01451 821987 E info@southlands-bb.co.uk Rooms  4D 1T all en-suite Prices from  £90

www.whiteshoots.co.uk Cotswold stone house with parking. 1 minute drive to village centre. Comfortable clean beds and tasty breakfasts. Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2LE T 01451 822698 E whiteshootscottage@btinternet.com Rooms  1S 4D 1F all en-suite Prices from  £70

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aPPlE TREE BED & BREaKfaST

www.appletreebroadway.co.uk Bed & Breakfast Close to Broadway village centre with private car park and free WiFi. all welcome from age 14. Discount for 2 nights plus. apple Tree House, Station Road, Broadway WR12 7DE T 01386 853681 E stay@appletreebroadway.co.uk Rooms  1S 4D 1T 1D/T 1F Prices from  £79 BROaDwaY MaP f2

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www.windrushhouse.com VE  Bed & Breakfast GOLD AWARD 5 individual rooms, close to centre of Broadway, place to relax, free parking, garden, WiFi. Station Road, Broadway WR12 7DE T 01386 853577 E info@windrushhouse.com Rooms  3D 2T all en-suite Prices from  £87 Prices are usually per room and include breakfast and VAT

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www.lowerfieldfarm.com VE  Farmhouse Set in tranquil countryside with views towards the Cotswold escarpment. Beautifully furnished en-suite rooms, king-size beds, guest lounge, large dining room for our award-winning breakfasts using own produce. Near many Cotswold villages and Stratford-upon-avon. Willersey Fields, Broadway WR11 7HF T 01386 858273 E info@lowerfieldfarm.com Rooms  1S 3D 2D/T 2F all en-suite Prices from  £75 visit www.cotswolds.com 63


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www.hillboroughhouse.co.uk VE  Guest accommodation SiLvER AWARD Victorian village house with spacious ensuite rooms overlooking the Green with views to distant hills. Shipton Road, Milton-under-Wychwood OX7 6JH T 01993 832352 E hillboroughhouse@btinternet.com Rooms  1D 1T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £90

www.starcottageburford.com aa/VE  Bed & Breakfast The style is country and quirky with a sense of elegance. all the comforts and facilities in a peaceful location – a short walk to town centre. Meadow Lane, Fulbrook, Burford OX18 4BW T 01993 822032 E enquiries@burfordbedandbreakfast.co.uk Rooms  3D 2T 2D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £110

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www.brymbo.com Bed & Breakfast after 28 years of welcoming many wonderful guests, we are rebuilding our home. Planned reopening Summer 2018. Honeybourne Lane, Mickleton, Chipping Campden GL55 6PU T 01386 438890 E enquiries@brymbo.com Rooms  2D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £70

www.homefarminthecotswolds.co.uk Farmhouse a warm welcome awaits in our 15th century farmhouse. all rooms en-suite. Excellent farmhouse breakfasts. Ebrington, near Chipping Campden GL55 6NL T 01386 593309 E ebrington@homefarminthecotswolds.co.uk Rooms  2D 2T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £75

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www.chippingcampden.co.uk/ themalins.htm VE  Bed & Breakfast Delightful Cotswold stone house on edge of beautiful village. Ideal centre for touring the Cotswolds. 21 Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9ED T 01386 700402 E malinsblockley@btinternet.com Rooms  3S 2D 1T all en-suite Prices from  £60

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www.bouldfarm.co.uk aa  Guest accommodation Our 17th century Cotswold farmhouse is set in a large garden overlooking beautiful countryside. We offer large and comfortable style accommodation with easy access to the surrounding countryside at reasonable rates. Bould, Chipping Norton OX7 6RT T 01608 658850 E meyrick@bouldfarm.co.uk Rooms  1D 1F private & en-suite Prices from  £85 © Max McClure

www.newbreweryarts.org.uk Hostel Stylish, affordable accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds. Part of New Brewery arts, The Barrel Store showcases craft with craftsman-designed furnishings throughout. attend a workshop or use us a base to explore the Cotswolds. Brewery Court, Cirencester GL7 1JH T 01285 657181 E stay@newbreweryarts.org.uk Rooms  1S 3D/T 8F mostly en-suite Prices from  £23 CIRENCESTER MaP f7

MallIN BED aND BREaKfaST

www.mallinbandb.co.uk aa  Bed & Breakfast a friendly, family-run B&B in the lovely Saxon village of South Cerney, 3 miles

from Cirencester. 49 Meadow Way, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 6HY T 01285 869080 E linda@lcs-mcm.co.uk Rooms  1D 1T shared bathroom Prices from  £51 64 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

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RIVERSIDE hOuSE

www.riversidehouse.org.uk VE  Guest accommodation Bed and breakfast accommodation close to Cirencester town centre. Ideal base to explore the Cotswolds. Secure on-site parking and complimentary WiFi. Note non-smoking and no lift. Built in the grounds of The Colt Car Company. Watermoor, Cirencester GL7 1LF T 01285 647642 E riversidehouse@mitsubishi-cars.co.uk Rooms  5S 10D 9T all en-suite Prices from  £60


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www.rau.ac.uk/bedandbreakfast    VE  Campus The perfect base for exploring the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds. En-suite double, twin and single rooms offer the comforts of home with free car parking and WiFi. Many rooms enjoy views over the University grounds in which guests can enjoy gentle strolls through the landscaped gardens and arboretum. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in our modern servery. Relax in our historic dining rooms, open for lunch and dinner, or grab a snack in the coffee shop. For those on the go all day then a packed lunch may be reserved to keep you going until your return. Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 6JS T 01285 889819 E bedandbreakfast@rau.ac.uk Rooms  30+S 8D 14T 8F all en-suite Prices from  £37

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www.theoldschoolbedandbreakfast.com VE  Guest accommodation GOLD AWARD Set amidst glorious rolling countryside and in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our North Cotswolds ‘home from home’ at Little Compton is your great escape – the perfect location for exploring unspoilt villages and historical towns. Little Compton, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SL T 01608 674588 E wendy@theoldschoolbedandbreakfast.com Rooms  4D all en-suite Prices from  £130 visit www.cotswolds.com 65


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www.acaciainthecotswolds.co.uk VE  Guest accommodation Quiet and cosy in the heart of Moretonin-Marsh. Within walking distance of restaurants, and public transport. 2 New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0aS T 01608 650130 E acacia.guesthouse@tiscali.co.uk Rooms  1S 2D 1T en-suite & shared Prices from  £65

www.oldfarmdorn.co.uk Farmhouse Working family farm with comfy beds, friendly hosts and tasty local breakfasts using home produced sausages, bacon and eggs. Dorn, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9NS T 01608 650394 E sarah@oldfarmdorn.co.uk Rooms  1D 1D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £80

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www.corshamfield.co.uk aa/VE  Farmhouse Charming Farmhouse. Spectacular views. Free parking. Free WiFi. Guest lounge and garden. Pub food ½ mile. Bledington Road, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1JH T 01451 831750 E farmhouse@corshamfield.co.uk Rooms  2D 4D/T 1F (6 en-suite & 1 private) Prices from  £75

www.smoothhound.co.uk/ hotels/kilmorie.html VE  Guest accommodation all ground floor, en-suites, TVs, WiFi, ample parking, large garden, sheep, fruit. Ideal Cotswolds, Forest, Malverns. Gloucester Road, Corse, Staunton GL19 3RQ T 01452 840224 E Sheila-barnfield@supanet.com Rooms  1S 1D 1T 1F en-suite & private Prices from  £37

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www.tewkesburybedandbreakfast.co.uk Bed & Breakfast Peaceful rural location, en-suite rooms, ample parking, near Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel. Ideal touring base. Shuthonger, Tewkesbury GL20 6ED T 01684 298599 E robbrd1@aol.com Rooms  1D 1D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £40

www.northfarmcote.co.uk VE  Farmhouse SiLvER AWARD a working farm high on the Cotswold escarpment with panoramic views. Ideal for touring & walking. Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5aU T 01242 602304 E davideayrs@yahoo.co.uk Rooms  1D 2T en-suite & private Prices from  £100

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www.country-accom.co.uk/ ducklington-farm  Guest accommodation Family-run farmhouse within scenic surroundings. Comfortable en-suite rooms, WiFi, TV, tea/coffee facilities and parking. Coursehill Lane, Ducklington, Witney OX29 7YL T 01993 772175 E strainge@ducklingtonfarm.co.uk Rooms  3S 1D/T 1F all en-suite Prices from  £45

www.gorselandshall.com VE  Guest accommodation Relaxed country atmosphere close to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds. a warm welcome to all. Boddington Lane, North Leigh OX29 6PU T 01993 882292 E gorselandshall@gmail.com Rooms  3D 1T 2F Prices from  £120

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www.visitrectoryfarm.co.uk Bed & Breakfast Northmoor Near Witney OX29 5SX T 01865 300207 M 07974 102198 E enquiries@visitrectoryfarm.co.uk Rooms 1D 1T all en-suite Prices from £90

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www.country-accom.co.uk/hill-grove-farm Guest accommodation Hill Grove is rurally situated with views overlooking the Windrush Valley. Excellent walks and bird watching. Close to the Cotswolds, Burford, Blenheim and Oxford. Offering a warm welcome, comfortable beds and a substantial breakfast. Crawley Dry Lane, Minster Lovell, Witney OX29 0Na T 01993 703120 E katharinemcbrown@btinternet.com Rooms  2D 1D/T en-suite and private Prices from  £84 66 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

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ClaYPOT COTTagE

www.biburyholidaycottages.com VE  Self Catering Four cottages set within a secluded courtyard/gardens in the centre of Bibury. Close to pub and shops. Coln Court, Bibury GL7 5NL T 01285 740314 E info@biburyholidaycottages.com Cottages  4 Sleeps 12 Prices from  £350 min-£510 max

www.claypotcottage.com aa  Self Catering Country living in comfort. “gorgeous cottage, with such attention to detail. Perfect base for the Cotswolds”. 21 Barnsley, Cirencester GL7 5EF T 01993 843559 E welcome@claypotcottage.com Cottages  1 Sleeps 2-5 Prices from  £585 min-£1555 max

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www.grangefarmcottages.co.uk VE  Self Catering GOLD AWARD Guests, dogs and horses are all extremely welcome at Grange Farm, in the peaceful village of Godington. Grange Farm Estates, Godington, Bicester OX27 9aF T 01869 278778 E penny@grangefarmcottages.co.uk Cottages  5 Sleeps 2-8 Prices from  £315 min-£895 max BOuRTON-ON-ThE-waTER MaP g4

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www.clover-cottage.co.uk aa  Self Catering GOLD AWARD 10 Wyck Rissington Cheltenham GL54 2PW T 01451 821220 E enquiries@clover-cottage.co.uk Cottages 1 Sleeps 3 Prices from £338 min-£482 max BOuRTON-ON-ThE-waTER MaP f3

lITTlE BaRNfIElD

www.littlebarnfield.co.uk VE  Self Catering Delightful rural hideaway. Well equipped. Surrounded by wonderful walking country and ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds. 2 Barnfield, Kineton, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5UG T 01451 850664 E little.barnfield@hotmail.co.uk Cottages  1 Sleeps 2 Prices from  £365 min-£395 max

PuSSYCaT COTTagE

www.pussycatcottage.co.uk Self Catering Built of traditional stone, a charming cottage in the heart of the village. Decorated to a high standard it is cosy yet spacious. Courtyard garden to the rear. an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. Mousetrap Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2aU T 01451 822041 E pussycatcottage@outlook.com Cottages  1 Sleeps  1-6 Prices from  £600 min-£950 max

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BROaDwaY MaNOR COTTagES www.broadwaymanor.co.uk Self Catering award-winning cottages in the extensive grounds of a 16th century Manor House

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www.windrushapartments.co.uk VE  Self Catering Lansdowne Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2aR T 01451 820195 E arthurandgill@aol.com Flats 2 Sleeps 2 per unit Prices from £150 min-£350 max

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in the village. The Manor House, West End, Broadway WR12 7JP T 01386 852913 E info@broadwaymanor.co.uk Cottages  5 Sleeps 2-5 Prices from  £420 min-£800 max

www.kingjohnscottages.co.uk aa  VE  Self Catering Two rural cottages with far reaching views in a peaceful location within easy reach of Burford. Little Langley, Leafield OX29 9NZ T 01993 878075 E info@kingjohnsbarn.co.uk Cottages  2 Sleeps 2-4 Prices from  £450 min-£750 max

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www.cotswoldview.co.uk aa Caravan, Camping & Glamping Enjoy ‘the great indoors in the great outdoors’ in one of our twelve insulated, timber pods. Enstone Road, Charlbury OX7 3JH T 01608 810314 E info@cotswoldview.co.uk Units  12 Sleeps 1-6 Prices from  £45 per pod, per night Prices are usually per unit per week and include VAT

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www.churchcourtcottages.com VE  Self Catering GOLD AWARD Mill Street, Prestbury Cheltenham GL52 3BG T 07887 950832 E booking@churchcourtcottages.com Cottages 1 Sleeps 2-8 Prices from £800 min-£1400 max visit www.cotswolds.com 67


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www.homefarmholidaycottages.co.uk VE  Self Catering Home Farm, Mill Street, Prestbury Cheltenham GL52 3BG T 01242 583161 E janebanwell@btconnect.com Cottages 2 Sleeps 4 each Prices from £275 min-£600 max

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www.campdenyurts.co.uk Glamping 2 luxury yurts offering king/double beds, futons, woodburners, private bathrooms, campfires, hammocks and pizza oven. Hillside Nursery, King Combe Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6PN T 07792 624036 E info@campdenyurts.co.uk Yurts  2 Sleeps 2-5 Prices from  £225 w/e min-£600 wk max

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www.cotswoldcharm.com    aa  Self Catering Cotswold Charm Holiday Cottages offers a unique selection of 4-star self catering cottages/apartments sleeping 2 and up to 8. all are located within a few yards of Top Farm’s 18th century farmhouse and a 5-minute walk from Chipping Campden’s beautiful High Street with its many restaurants, inns and shops. Each of our cottages has its own unique character and off-street parking. Larger parties/families can be catered for by booking adjacent cottages. Secure cycle storage is available for up to 15 bicycles. The George Barn is wheelchair accessible with ground floor double bedroom with en-suite wet room. George Barn has an electric rise and fall kitchen for wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility. The Old Granary, Blind Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6ED T 01386 840164 M 0788 964 9812 E info@cotswoldcharm.com Cottages  6 Sleeps 2-8 Prices from  £320 min-£1320 max ChIPPINg CaMPDEN MaP g1

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www.cotswoldcottages.uk.com Self Catering 8 Noel Court Chipping Campden GL55 6BS T 01386 840835 E jane_whitehouse@hotmail.com Cottages 1 Sleeps 5 Prices from £350 min-£675 max ChIPPINg NORTON MaP j2

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www.cotswoldcottages.uk.com Self Catering Back Ends Chipping Campden GL55 6aU T 01386 840835 E jane_whitehouse@hotmail.com Cottages 1 Sleeps 4 Prices from £325 min-£625 max ChIPPINg CaMPDEN MaP g1

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www.cotswoldcottages.uk.com Self Catering 3 Noel Court Chipping Campden GL55 6aT T 01386 840835 E jane_whitehouse@hotmail.com Cottages 1 Sleeps 2 Prices from £285 min-£520 max

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www.heathfarm.com VE / Self Catering GOLD AWARD Five award-winning luxury self catering holiday cottages lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings. Superior craftsmanship, comfort and cleanliness set within 70 acres of woodland. Ideal for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Heath Farm, Swerford, Chipping Norton OX7 4BN T 01608 683270 E barbours@heathfarm.com Cottages  5 Sleeps  2-4 Prices from  £414 min-£1252 max 68 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

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www.cherryorchardcottages.co.uk VE  Self Catering Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, Cherry Orchard Cottages offers you a warm, friendly welcome. Butlers Hill Farm, Great Rollright, Nr Chipping Norton OX7 5SJ T 01608 684430 E jane@cherryorchardcottages.co.uk Cottages  2 Sleeps 1-4 Prices from  £270 min-£360 max


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VE  Self Catering attractively renovated Cotswold dairy with suntrap walled garden in heart of quiet village – contemporary but comfortable. Hastings House, Churchill, Chipping Norton OX7 6Na T 01608 658278 E dairycottage@btinternet.com Cottages  1 Sleeps 2 Prices from  £325 min-£385 max CIRENCESTER MaP E7

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www.oldmillcottages.co.uk VE  Self Catering Quiet, rural barn conversions situated beside River Thames. adjacent to Cotswold Water Park. Ideal for walkers and cyclists. Poole Keynes, Cirencester GL7 6ED T 01285 771377 E oldmillcottages@outlook.com Cottages  4 Sleeps 1-7 Prices from  £280 min-£960 max

www.fieldfarmcottage.co.uk VE  Self Catering Field Farm Cottage offers a quiet base from which to explore. Kitchen and separate living room downstairs, one double bedroom and shower room with toilet upstairs. Small garden and courtyard, parking to the front. Field Farm. Somerford Keynes, Cirencester GL7 6DH T 01428 684493 E regine@fieldfarmcottage.co.uk Cottages  1 Sleeps  1-2 Prices from  £325 min-£500 max

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www.kelmscottholidays.co.uk Situated on the outskirts of Kelmscott in a peaceful meadow, enjoy some quiet time exploring the Cotswolds. Short breaks available. Manor Farm, Kelmscott, Lechlade GL7 3HJ T 01367 252620 E emma@kelmscottbandb.co.uk Unit  1 Sleeps 1-2 Prices from  £480 PaINSwICK MaP C5

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www.littlecourtcottages.co.uk VE  Self Catering Two delightful cottages, ideally located between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud – in an attractive, secure and peaceful environment. Rance Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester GL4 8aB T 01452 615150 E info@littlecourtcottages.co.uk Cottages  2 Sleeps 2-4 Prices from  £375 min-£525 max Prices are usually per unit per week and include VAT

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www.parkfarmholidaycottages.co.uk VE  /  Self Catering GOLD AWARD Five delightful cottages (four single storey) with log burning stoves. all enjoy village setting with gardens, hard tennis court, wonderful views and good local walks. Footpath (10 minutes) to pubs and restaurants in Stow-on-the-Wold. Maugersbury, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1HP T 01451 870568 E tiana@parkfarmholidaycottages.co.uk Cottages  5 Sleeps  2-4 each Prices from  £350 min-£930 max visit www.cotswolds.com 69


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www.wrenhouse.net Self Catering Classic Cotswolds’ Grade II Listed Granary beautifully converted. WiFi, well-equipped, comfortable, countryside views. Own parking and own garden. at Wren House, Donnington, Stow-on-the-World GL56 0XZ T 01451 831787 E enquiries@wrenhouse.net Cottages  1 Sleeps 1-2 Prices from  £750 min-£950 max

www.maycottage.co.uk VE  Self Catering GOLD AWARD a delightful quiet cottage all on one level which has been totally refurbished. Garden. Parking. WiFi. The Counting House, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1aL T 01451 830794 E enquiries@maycottage.co.uk Cottages  1 Sleeps 2-4 Prices from  £545 min-£942 max

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www.cotswolds.com/valleyview VE  Self Catering 4 Glebe Close, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1DJ T 01789 751504 E janetcraddock25@hotmail.com Cottages 1 Sleeps 2-3 Prices from £300 min-£445 max

www.stayinstow.com Self Catering Comfortable self-contained bungalow in quiet location few minutes stroll from centre of Stow-on-the-Wold. 15 Glebe Close, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1DJ T 01223 208699 M 07801 854530 E info@stayinstow.com Cottages  1 Sleeps 1-4 Prices from  £350 min-£550 max TEwKESBuRY MaP D2

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www.tewkesbury-cottage.co.uk Self Catering Town centre in outstanding rural location. Nightly/weekend bookings available from £80 pn. See us on Tripadvisor. 9 Mill Bank, Tewkesbury GL20 5SD T 01684 276190 E billhunt@9mb.co.uk Cottages  1 Sleeps 1-3 Prices from  £420 min-£535 max

VE  Self Catering a delightful stable conversion situated on a working farm. Ideal centre for walking and touring. Walkers Welcome award. Hill View, Farmcote, Winchcombe GL54 5aU T 01242 603860 E janeaycote@tesco.net Cottages  1 Sleeps 4 Prices from  £350 min-£400 max

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www.thecotswoldretreat.co.uk VE  Self Catering attractive, high quality Cotswold stone cottages located on historic estate mentioned in the Domesday Book. Muir Cottage was converted from an 18th century barn and The Bothy from a 1700s barn and 1920s kennel building. Both offer a unique experience. Postlip Stables, Winchcombe GL54 5aQ T 01242 603124 E enquiries@thecotswoldretreat.co.uk Cottages  2 Sleeps  2-7 Prices from  £400 min-£600 max

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www.fieldfarmoxford.co.uk Self Catering Idyllic and beautifully converted barn that’s fully accessible. Two ground floor en-suite bedrooms. Pets welcome. Courtyard garden. Field Farm, Church Road, North Leigh, Witney OX29 6TX T 01993 881207 M 07970 515032 E farmerpat@btinternet.com Cottages  1 Sleeps 4-5 Prices from  £425 min-£650 max 70 Cotswolds The Official Guide 2018

www.hardwickparks.co.uk VE  Holiday Park Caravans, tents, motorhome pitches and holiday homes for hire and sale. Set in 196 acres of rural parkland and lakes. Licensed clubhouse serving great food, adventure play area, water sports centre, shop and fishing on all park. Downs Road, Standlake, Witney OX29 7PZ T 01865 300501 E info@hardwickparks.co.uk Tents, Touring Caravans & Motorhomes  196 pitches Static lets  15 Touring pitches from  £11 Static lets from  £280


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in The Cotswolds & Forest of Dean Quality graded Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering Accommodation on Working Farms. www.cotswoldfarmstay.co.uk M Cotswold FarmStay N @Cots_FarmStay The Cotswolds and Royal Forest of Dean Holiday Group

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Cotswolds visitor guide 2018  

The Official Cotswolds Guide

Cotswolds visitor guide 2018  

The Official Cotswolds Guide

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