Welcome to The Cotswolds | Natural Retreats
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Welcome to The Cotswolds

As an 'Area of Outstanding National Beauty', The Cotswolds encompass all that is wonderful about the Great British countryside and proves the perfect location for a luxury holiday cottage escape. To help you make the most of your visit, we've handcrafted a sample 3-day itinerary for you to enjoy.

Welcome to this quintessential corner of England, where dainty country lanes encircle sleepy villages made of honey-coloured stone and flowered hedgerows border acres of lavender-filled fields. Here, take a step back in time as you indulge on delicious local fayre, reconnect with loved ones and re-discover what it means to getaway in Great Britain. To encourage you to make the most of your visit, our travel expert Louise has outlined a sample 3-day itinerary for you to enjoy.

DAY 01

Explore The Countryside

On arrival in the Cotswolds, the incredible natural beauty of the surrounding countryside strikes you as you twist and weave down winding roads towards your hidden retreat. The lavender filled fields and blossoming hedgerows guide gallant explorers on unforgettable country walks, where a woodland track or sunny path can be found around every corner. Don't forget your walking boots!

Lavender + Honey-Coloured Stone

DAY 02

Ready, Set, Explore!


Cotswold Wildlife Park

Showcasing over 260 animal species, the UK's largest privately owned zoological collection is one for the whole family to enjoy!


Blenheim Palace & Gardens

This magnificent country home is a true National Treasure with it's extensive gardens and quintessential English living


The Model Village, Bourton-On-The-Water

Bourton-On-The-Water is bought to live with this incredible 1/9th scale replica of this iconic Cotswold village


Bibury Trout Farm

A unique day out where visitors can watch the trout leap from the water, amongst beautiful surroundings that home one of the UK's oldest trout farms!


Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Step back in time with the Oxfordshire dinosaurs & dodo, at one of the UK's favourite museums

All Things Wild & Wonderful

DAY 03

Feast & Forage

Discover incredible local delicacies during your time in this spectacular region - our spacious self-catering homes come well-equipped so why not try whipping up a culinary delight or two with local fayre? If you'd rather eat out, the nearest villages boast intimate restaurants and cosy log-fire pubs for sumptuous feasts and long drinks.

Local Fayre

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This incredible part of the UK boasts picture-perfect scenery, outdoor adventure and more!