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The Cotswolds: a breathtakingly beautiful part of England

Known for its rolling hills and picturesque meadows, the Cotswolds is a stunning region in England that is as beautiful as it is charming. The Cotswolds covers an area of approximately 2,000 square kilometres. It stretches from Bath and North East Somerset in its southern most boundaries to Stratford-upon-Avon in the north, giving you a vast area to explore during your stay in one of our Cotswold cottages.

Historically the Cotswolds have been inhabited by humankind since the Neolithic age. In addition to some very old Neolithic burial chambers, the Cotswolds is also home to Bronze and Iron Age forts as well as Roman villas. Its name is derived from its association with sheep enclosures in the rolling hills; in fact, the Cotswolds was known in the Middle Ages for the role it played in wool production and trade with the European continent. Use our cottages to explore the region's old as well as new history at your leisure.

The Cotswolds is also known for a type of limestone called Cotswold stone. These stones were used to build many of the quaint buildings seen across the area and have a unique honey or golden colour depending on from what part of the Cotswold the stone was chiselled. The majesty of the stone coupled with the natural beauty of the Cotswolds makes for an idyllic backdrop as you explore the many towns and villages and set out from our cottages to discover the rolling landscapes that surround them.

An Area of Outstanding Beauty, both natural and man-made

The Cotswolds are protected as an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), and it easy to see why. No matter which part of the area you choose to spend your holiday, yet another picturesque vista is around every bend. Those who enjoy the outdoors can take advantage of the Cotswold Way, a 100-mile-long path that runs the entire length of the Cotswold AONB. Whether on foot or by bike, the Cotswold Way is an excellent option for really delving into everything the area has to offer.

Alongside its natural beauty, the Cotswolds are also home to picturesque villages such as Bourton on the Water, Morton in the Marsh, and Broadway, to name just a few. There are also several old castles worth a visit including Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe, and the Calcot Manor. Sudeley Castle is one of the few castles in England still used as a residence; it is also the final resting place of Queen Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife. Though less imposing than Sudeley Castle, Calcot Manor is an architectural gem in its own right. Originally a tithe barn of Kingswood Abbey, today it is a popular tourist destination that offers a glimpse into the area's vibrant past.

Yet another must see during your stay in one of our Cotswold cottages is Broadway Tower. The tower itself is a marvel to behold, and its position atop the hill overlooking Broadway offers an unparalleled view of the surrounding area. What's more, Broadway Tower was also used to monitor nuclear fallout in England and houses an underground bunker that is one of the last of its kind in England; it is still fully equipped since the end of the Cold War. The view coupled with the history of the tower make this an absolute highlight of your trip.

Out and about in the Cotswolds

Given the vastness of the Cotswolds, it should come as no surprise that there is much to see and do in the area. Literary fans should head to Stratford-upon-Avon, famously known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Visit the five houses that played a role in Shakespeare's life such as Hall's Croft and New Place, which is where Shakespeare ultimately gave up the ghost and departed our world. Every year in April the city holds a celebration in commemoration of the playwright, making it an excellent time to book a Cotswold cottage directly in the city or nearby.

Bird lovers should consider heading to the Cotswold Falconry Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh. Every member of the family can marvel at the various types of birds of prey. There are demonstrations of free-flying birds each day, and you can also meander along the path through the Owl Wood where you get an up-close-and-personal look at how these birds live their lives. This is nicely combined with a trip to the Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre, where you can learn more about trees, flowers, plants and the insects that share the same living space.

Another great tip is the Cotswolds Distillery, located in Warwickshire. The grounds alone are well worth the trip, and the distillery offers tours where you can learn about the process of making gin and whiskey. The Cotswolds Distillery is centrally located in Cotswold, making it a fantastic option no matter where you choose to book your Cotswold cottage.

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is also a fantastic option for the entire family. The railway plans special events and services. Trains offer not just a wonderful way to see the area, but are themselves a fascination that provide hours of entertainment and exploration. There are even special trains that cater specifically to younger travellers with a sense of adventure and curiosity along with parents who are invested in their children's education.

Museums in the Cotswolds

A trip to the Cotswolds and a stay in one of our Cotswold cottages would be incomplete without a visit to the many museums throughout the area. The Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, for example, is an ideal choice for those with an interest in motor vehicles. The museum houses collections of toys as well as cars, motorbikes, and caravans that takes you on a journey through the history of these 20th-century forms of transportation. It is also the home of Brum, a super car hero that starred in a television series and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011.

The Mechanical Music Museum in Northleach is a fantastic destination for anyone who books a holiday cottage and enjoys the mechanical aspects of music. Many of the instruments are self-playing, and the tour is designed to be equal parts entertaining and informative. You can listen to performances of many notable composers including Gershwin, Rachmaninov, and Grieg. This adventure into the history of music is particularly fascinating for children who have grown up in a world of digital music players.

The advantages of booking a family-friendly Cotswold cottage with multiple bedrooms for your next holiday

When it comes to holiday accommodation, the advantages of staying in a Cotswold cottage are clear. The major benefit of our cottages is that you enjoy the comfort of having your own home away from home filled with all of the amenities you are used to having. Head to the local market to buy food which you can prepare in your private kitchen, helping you to reduce the costs of your holiday. Our Cotswold cottages with a view are available all across the area, making it that much easier to get to the places you want to see. Whether you need a cottage that sleeps 2 or 8 guests, you can find it.

The diversity of available cottages with a view and the various numbers of bedrooms in each of our cottages is yet another benefit. No matter how many bedrooms you need, you are sure to find something that comfortably fits your entire group. Choose from cottages with a view of the rolling hills or meadows, or opt for a Cotswold cottage with a private garden where the kids can play and parents can relax. Some cottages with a view are located in city centres, allowing you to live right where all of the action is happening. Others are located in more remote areas, perfect for families and groups who prefer a bit of seclusion during their holiday. Stay in an old farm house with a barn and a garden that sleeps large groups, or book a new, modern luxury cottage. Each and every cottage and house is family friendly and designed with your needs in mind.

Whether you prefer a quiet cottage with a view, a large cottage in town that sleeps 4 or more, a farm on the countryside that sleeps large groups in multiple bedrooms, or anything in between, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation to serve as your home base during your next holiday. Luxury is yours with the click of a mouse. You can confirm your cottage reservation in just a few minutes and start preparing for a great, unforgettable experience. Browse our listings to find a family-friendly house with a view, an old, rustic cottage that sleeps a small family, or a farm option with a barn and garden and get ready for the time of your life. This year, enjoy a holiday the whole family will remember fondly for years to come!

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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                                                              Farmhouse #6463362
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very comfortable and well-maintained property, on a quiet street. It's close enough to city centre to leave the car at the house and walk. Several nice pubs nearby, and kitchen has everything needed if you want to stay in for meals. Mark could not have been more hospitable! Overall, enjoyed the stay very much and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it...or stay again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Very impressive such a fantastic house and grounds.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had 22 people coming and going over the weekend ranging from a 21month old to a 79yr old and the house was perfect for us with different lounges for everyone's different needs. The kitchen is a great space for us all to eat and catch up on the large sofa area even for the cooks to have us all around. The middle lounge I set up the Wii for the young ones and the Pool table lounge area was enjoyed by some for a late night log fire. The bedrooms were also great all with hairdryers and great views of the grounds. And lovely comfy beds. Bathrooms were stocked with The White Company smellies meaning you don't need to bring your own. There were enough towels for everyone and great having rubber shower and towel mats. We saw Alan and his wife a couple of times and what a lovely couple happy to help wherever they can. We went for a lovely round walk in the sunshine and even ended up having a penalty shootout in the garden. The little girls loved the play house out there and the big boys the football goals. This is the best house we have stayed in for everything you have available in from a cake stand to tin foil or even a fresh Blenheim water machine. Not one of us had a complaint and we would definitely be back I'm sure. Is it free for Xmas next year 😉😉 x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage, location and hosts!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      LWC was the perfect cottage to explore the area. It was peaceful, nicely decorated, very clean and cozy and we all slept so well! Highly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016