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Fancy a last minute holiday this July?


Posted by Luci Ackers on Jun 22, 2017

Last minute July breaks in the Cotswolds

With the summer upon us we are all looking to escape from the grind for a while. Why not discover the Cotswolds and spend a dreamy getaway in one of our famous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where little lanes and quaint stone houses are quintessentially British?

What to see and do?

Not only are the Cotswolds beautiful and historic, they’re also brilliantly cultural and offer something for the entire family. Throughout the summer especially there are all types of events taking place such as the Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival with lots of entertainment and activities and the Cheltenham Music Festival in July or the Cheltenham Literary Festival later in the year with a great selection of guest speakers.

For younger visitors there’s no end of fun things. Don’t miss out on a visit to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. Adam is a farmer and presenter best known for his slot on the BBC’s Countryfile. Or visit Birdland and go on a Jurassic journey in Bourton-on-the-Water discovering lovely gardens, over 130 bird species and a special trail for children.

Where to stay?

We have a great range of properties that offer holidays for all occasions, with around 100 dotted throughout the area. There are a range of shapes and sizes, each beautifully furnished and ideal for a self-catering getaway. Not sure where to start looking? Here are our top four Cotswold properties:

1. The Coach House in Hawling

This detached property dates from the 14th century and sits in the grounds of a Grade II listed 16th century rectory. It can accommodate 5 guests and though surrounded by meadows and fields, is just a short distance from the village of Hawling and only 8 miles from Cheltenham.

Find more info and book your stay here.

2. Rose Cottage

This 18th century thatched cottage is made from Cotswold stone and is only a few minutes from Chipping Campden. It’s perfect for two and is located really close to the beautiful gardens at Hidcote.

Find out more and book your stay here.

3. Hicks House

Situated at the edge of a small village this 6-person property is a Georgian-style mid-terrace house that has been beautifully renovated and is within easy reach of local pubs and amenities.

Learn more, and book your stay here.

4. Willington Farmhouse

Ideal for couples or small families, this 17th century farmhouse retains many of its original charming features and sits within lovely gardens. It’s really spacious and not at all far from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Find out more and book your stay here.

If these ones don’t catch your eye, take a look at our full collection of Cotswolds properties on the website here.

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Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.


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