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The Cotswolds radiate quintessential English charm from every corner. With iconic honey-coloured stone holiday cottages, rolling hills, delicious local produce and cosy country pubs, the Cotswolds are recognised as one of the most picturesque and historic areas in the UK. Choose from one of many story-book towns and villages for your holiday home. Will it be Bourton-on-the Water with its patchwork of attractive little bridges, Castle Comb with its centuries-old limestone properties and huge stately homes, Cirencester with its buzzing market square and history that dates all the way back to Roman times, or one of the dozens of delightful destinations in this small corner of England?!Iconic Cotswolds stone holiday homes
The Cotswolds sits upon a base of limestone which provides the traditional grey and brown stone for the countless cosy rentals that sit within the landscape. The warmth of these stone walls is intrinsic to the identity and character of the Cotswolds. Modern homes abound too, with spacious open-plan layout and floor-to-ceiling windows. And a lovely, lush, green English garden is practically guaranteed!
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The area and getting around
The Cotswolds are a located in the south-west of England and comprise the Cotswold Hills, a range of lush, green rolling hills and many of the country’s most sought-after and arresting towns and villages. It takes just two hours to arrive by train or car from London, or from the nearest airport in the city of Bristol it is a half-hour drive.Travel back into time to a bygone era.
Storybook, timeless, pastoral, rustic, enduring are just some of the words that come to mind when you think of the English Cotswolds. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it covers 800 square miles replete with glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages that look like they have been sent through time from a bygone era we hark back to in time-honoured fairy tales. You will find the traditional houses perfect for a family holiday, with spacious gardens and warm, cosy interiors.
Travellers and activities
The Cotswolds are a special place to bring your children. Get ready to visit farms and wildlife parks, steam railways and museums. For teenagers, there are activity centres, water sports and popular shopping outlets. And you don’t have to splash the cash to enjoy your family holiday in the Cotswolds, as many of the museums, which showcase everything from dinosaurs to historic aircraft, are free, as are the majority of the area’s country parks!The Cotswolds for fans of quintessential English villages
So where to go first, ‘England's Favourite Village’ Kingham, the highest village in the area, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Camden with its elegant terraced High Street – or one of the many other fairy-tale villages beckoning you to explore?! And of course, you cannot forget Bibury, nestled on the banks of the River Coln, it is a gorgeous little village with the Cotswolds’ most famous and photographed street, Arlington Row. You will truly feel like you’ve been thrown back a few centuries!
The Cotswolds is home to the annual cheese competition which involves chasing a big round slab of cheese down a steep hill! Cheese lovers take note – first person to reach the cheese keeps it!
Top 5 travel tips in the Cotswolds
Hidcote Manor garden is the quintessential English garden surrounding a golden Cotswolds-stone house. Each so-called ‘room’ of the garden has its own character, and in summer they are awash with colour!2. Visit Harry Potter film locations
The village of Lacock is like a small time warp of a traditional Cotswolds village, and it was used as a location for many Harry Potter scenes. The most notable location is the magnificent fan-vaulted cloisters seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.3. Discover 2,000 years of history in Gloucester
The biggest town in the Cotswolds boasts Roman ruins, one of the world's most majestic cathedrals and the UK's best preserved Victorian Docks. Hungry? Stop for lunch at New Inn’s picturesque courtyard – a magnificent, medieval galleried coaching inn.4. Enjoy afternoon tea in a thatched cottage
The charming Secret Cottage is a thatched, 500-year-old building with open log fires and a traditional Aga, where you will enjoy a traditional English Cream Tea and learn all about the area from a friendly and hospitable guide.5. Get your vitamins at Hayles Fruit Farm
Hayles Fruit Farm showcases orchards replete with apples, pears, plums, strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Come in season and pick your own fruit! Alternatively, enjoy a freshly sourced meal at their quaint cafe. And whatever you do, do not leave without first trying their delectable homemade apple juice and cider!