The Cotswolds is located in the heart of England and is one of the most spectacular places to have a holiday. Surrounded by rolling hills and swathed in British history, a Cotswolds holiday rental house is the perfect base either to sit in tranquillity or head out for a range of adrenalin-fuelled outdoor activities.
A Cotswolds holiday rental house is the perfect base for those who love outdoor pursuits. Activities available in the area include fishing, sailing, horse riding, golf, cycling, walking, paragliding, swimming and rock climbing. With so much picturesque scenery to take in, the Cotswolds is also the perfect place for bird watching, wildlife spotting, photography or painting.
The Cotswolds is an area steeped in history and charm with many quaint villages and towns just waiting to be explored. One town that is worth leaving your Cotswolds holiday rental house for is Tetbury. Located 20 minutes south of the town of Stroud, Tetbury has ancient cobbled streets and delightful houses built from local Cotswold stone. As well as several walks and trails, the town has the Tetbury Police Museum. Located in the original Victorian police office of Tetbury, the museum has a collection of uniforms, batons, photographs and documents relating to the town’s law enforcement of bygone days. There are also the original cells just waiting for anyone who steps out of line!
One of the most renowned towns to be found in the Cotswolds is the birthplace of the playwright William Shakespeare, Stratford-Upon-Avon. There are a range of attractions to be enjoyed here including the actual house in which Shakespeare was born. Another unique place to visit here is the Stratford Brass Rubbing Centre.
Visitors on a Cotswolds holiday can expect to enjoy warm summers and cooler winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months of July and August is 20°C. During the colder months of January and February the average daytime temperature is a chilly 6°C. Visitors can expect quite a lot of rainfall during the autumn and winter months; but the summer is generally dry with less than 2 inches of rain per month.
Travel to Cotswolds, England For those planning a Cotswolds holiday, the area is very easy to get to. Major airports are short travelling distances from the Cotswolds. For example, London Heathrow (LHR) is an hour and a half away, as is Birmingham International Airport (BHX). The closest airport for travellers to the Cotswolds is London Gatwick (LGW) which is under one hour away from the heart of this beautiful area. Several airlines offer affordable flights such as Flybe, easyJet, Aer Lingus, BMI and British Airways. Passengers can depart from a range of major UK airports including Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI), Cardiff (CWL) and Belfast (BFS).