7 REASONS TO BOOK A LARGE LUXURY HOLIDAY HOME IN THE COTSWOLDS
We’ve compiled a list of 7 Reasons to Book a Large Luxury Holiday Home in The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds has something for everyone, from historic trails to lively market towns. Got a big birthday on the horizon? Or perhaps an anniversary? Find out why you should celebrate with your family and friends in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
7 REASONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The Cotswolds has so much to offer, from Michelin star restaurants for the foodies, famous arboretums for the nature lovers, art galleries for the culture seekers and lively market towns for the serial shoppers. So make the most of this “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and plan your next big family get together with our 7 Reasons To Book A Large Luxury Holiday Home In The Cotswolds. If you’re looking for a place to stay, our large holiday home in Sezincote sleeps 12 adults and 4 children and is located only 5-10 minutes from some of the most picturesque Cotswold villages; Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Chipping Campden.
1. For the scenic country walks
From challenging hikes to gentle strolls, the Cotswolds has thousands of miles of footpath and bridleways to explore, offering sweeping views of natural beauty along the way.
The Cotswold Way stretches 100 miles from Chipping Campden to the historic city of Bath, offering many circular walks and historic tracks to wander. The National Trust owned Woodchester Park and Sudley Castle are among some of the spectacular highlights to seek out on this trail. To find a walk for every occasion, from a romantic stroll to an adventurous hike, explore our favourites here.
2. For the cosy country pubs
It is no surprise that with such vast rolling countryside, the Cotswolds produces some equally beautiful ingredients. With so much fresh and local produce available, the Cotswolds has become a great spot for foodie pilgrims. We recommend The Old Butchers in Stow, a former butchers shop, Pete and Louise Robinson haved turned it into one of the most popular resturants in the Cotswolds. The casual dining and inviting atmosphere makes it a must-stop for anyone staying at The White House.
We also recommend visiting Daylesford, one of the most mosts sustaianble organic farms in the UK. As well as picking up local produce, Daylesford offer a calender full of events, from tastings to cookery courses.
3. For the rich history
If you’ve found yourself immersed in the upstairs-downstairs world of Downton Abbey then you must visit Blenheim Palace, sitting on the edge of the scenic town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Built-in the 18th century as a gift from Queen Anne thanking John Churchill for his victory in the battle of Blenheim in 1704, it has been considered by many to be ‘the real Downton Abbey’.
Another crown jewel of British history is Highgrove. Highgrove is the family home of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Since 1980, the home and gardens have seen many innovative changes and now unfolds into a series of highly personal tableaux reflecting the Prince’s enthusiasms. Now welcoming nearly 40,000 visitors a year, it is a must-see during your stay at The White House.
4. For the love of gardens
A must-visit whilst staying in your large luxury holiday home in the Cotswolds is Hidcote Manor Garden. Scenes reminiscent of Alice and Wonderland, this hidden gem located in Chipping Camden is one of the Uk’s best displays of the Art and Craft movement. As you move between low box hedges, and past the vivid fuschias, you will hear the gentle babbling of a fountain. Down the steps is a bathing pool that fills the space.
Another great spot is the Batsford Arboretum, a dog-friendly location with 6-acre gardens. Just a mile west of the historic town of Moreton-in-Marsh, take in the brilliant magnolias, fritillaries and beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries.
5. For the retail therapy
The Cotswold has an impressive selection of fashion boutiques and independent retailers. The hot spot for local shopping during your holiday is Broadway, a beautiful honey-coloured stone highstreet with 90% of the shops being independently owned. With everything from luxury handbags to interior design shops, you will certainly find something unique.
From stylish homewares and jewellery, handmade in Britain, to homewares and bespoke furniture, Broadway is a must for those who enjoy a little retail therapy. Among the shops you’ll also find some incredible art galleries hosting pieces from the masters of our time.
6. For the beauty
Described by William Morris as ‘The most beautiful village in England”, Bibury is the most depicted village in the world, even featuring on the inside of all UK passports. Make sure to take a stroll down Arlington Row, home to cottages that were built in 138 as a monastic wool store.
Another beautiful village is Stow-On-The-Wold, founded in Norman times by lords keen to trade. Fairs and markets have been established here since 1330. It is also the highest town in the Cotswolds, offering expansive views of the rolling hills (the wolds). Still a market town today, this a great spot to eat, shop and explore.
7. For the whole family
Often referred to as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England. Explore the picturesque High Street and wander along the River Windrush. Behind the Old New Inn you’ll find the model village, the only grade II listed model village in the country. A one-ninth scale replica of the heart the village it took 5 years to build and was opened on the Coronation Day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.
Make sure to also visit the Birdland Park and Garden, home to one the UK’s largest exotic bird collections. The kids will love the penguin families at Penguin Shore and an adventure on the Jurassic Journey. Also located within Bourton is the Dragonfly Maze, a puzzling hedge maze filled with clues and games for the whole family.
STAYING IN THE COTSWOLDS
With so much to see and do in the Cotswolds you certainly need more than a day to experience it all.
We have a fantastic large home in the Cotswolds, which sleeps up to 14 people. Located near the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds’ Moreton-in-Marsh, this stunning property sits within 4½ acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside and even features a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
A fantastic entertaining space for large families, professional parties and even weddings. Find out more below.
LET US PLAN YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY!
GIVe Properties is a collection of luxurious homes, one in the Cotswolds and one in Sri Lanka. All the GIVe properties are owned by international fashion designer, George Davies, founder of major brands like NEXT, Per Una at Marks & Spencer and George at Asda, and run by his team of professional property specialists.
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