Cotswold Holiday Cottages
Home to quaint villages and some of the most stunning countryside in England, the Cotswolds is the perfect spot for a relaxing break with plenty of rustic charm. While many of the area’s draws are of the outdoor variety, there are plenty of pubs and historical buildings to visit should the weather take a turn for the worse.
While there are plenty of great accommodation options in the Cotswolds, holiday cottages remain a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Indeed, over other accommodation types, holiday cottages have a number of advantages. To begin with, Cotswold holiday cottages offer more communal space than an inn or hotel. This makes them a great choice for those on holiday in a large group.
As holiday cottages are so popular in this area, you will find an impressive selection. Holiday cottages range from quaint 2 bedroom buildings through to capacious period farmhouses and manors which can accommodate up to 20 individuals. They are available in a number of desirable locations from bustling towns to secluded spots among some of the area’s most captivating scenery.
What to Do in the Cotswolds
With plenty of trails and dramatic scenery, the Cotswolds is a walker’s dream. Whether you are an experienced hiker or just want to take a picturesque stroll, there is a walk to suit your ability and interests. The most famous route in the area is the 1.2-mile long Cotswold Way National Trail which leads walkers through quaint villages and countryside.
The Cotswold Water Park is the largest marl lake system in the United Kingdom and is a popular destination with holidaymakers visiting the Cotswolds. The park is partly an area of nature conservation and has a number of reserves to explore such as Elmea Meadow which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to a number of special plants and flowers. The water park also offers a number of outdoor recreational activities such as horse-riding, windsurfing and sailing.
There are a number of fantastic historical sites to visit in the Cotswolds. One of the most fascinating is Sudely Castle. Situated in Winchcombe, the castle was once a holiday home for the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. Although some of the rooms are private, many are open to the public and have exhibitions of paintings and costumes which offer an insight into life during the Tudor and Stuart periods.