Cheltenham Cottage – Bruern Cottages

Bruern, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds
4 Guests
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    First floor: An enormous open plan drawing/dining room welcomes you and the six windows around the room offer a stunning view
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    Cheltenham Cottage, sleeping 4, above Sandown Cottage has stunning views
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    Cheltenham Cottage, located above Sandown Cottage, is accessed via a private entrance & spiral staicase
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    First floor: Enormous open plan drawing/dining room with an open fire
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    First floor: An enormous open plan drawing room/dining room with an open fire welcomes you
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    First floor: Dining area in the enormous open plan drawing/dining room with stunning views
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    First floor: The well equipped kitchen
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    Second floor: The master bedroom with a faux bamboo four-poster bed
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    Second floor: One of the twin beds in the twin bedroom
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    Second floor: Second twin bed in the twin bedroom in a curtained alcove
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    Second floor: Second twin bed in the twin bedroom in a curtained alcove
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    Cheltenham Cottage has its own private summer house, terrace and barbecue at the end of the garden
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    Cheltenham Cottage, sleeping 4, is located above Sandown Cottage in the centre of the courtyard
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    To the rear, there’s wonderful views across the walled garden, fields and woods
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    Rear view of Cheltenham Cottage, located above Sandown Cottage in the centre of the courtyard
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    Guests share an indoor heated pool with a glass ceiling and windows opening onto a beautiful garden with sun loungers
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    Spa treatments include deep, relaxing massage, Reiki, facials, manicures & pedicures
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    Fully equipped gym with running treadmills, bike, a giant television screen and the Power Plate
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    Mini guests and their parents are exceptionally well catered for with a walled garden complete with elegant two-storey wendy house
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    Mini guests and their parents are exceptionally well catered for with a heated play cabin with dressing up gear, more toys and arts materials
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    A few minutes walk from the cottage there is a Games room with Dvds, table tennis, pool table, football table and a TV
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    Shared outdoor play area
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    Children can enjoy an outdoor play area with a playhouse, a play cabin (heated in winter) with toys, dressing up clothes, bicycles and pedal cars
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    Guests will also find bikes for adults and children
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    The pretty cluster of 12 cottages at the Bruern Estate are converted from the Victorian stableyard and outbuildings of Bruern Abbey
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    In the heart of Kingham, only 5 minutes from Bruern, The Wild Rabbit is a beautiful traditional English Pub
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    In the village of Churchill, opposite the Church, the Chequers offers a very warm and vintage atmosphere
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    The Kingham Plough is a child friendly pub and restaurant in Kingham, less than 10 minutes from Bruern Cottages
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    Huffkins Bakery and Tea rooms in Burford make delicious patisseries and cakes to eat in or take away
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    Weir Cottage, Birdland Centre, Bourton on the Water
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    In the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, the Cotswold Motoring Museum is a veritable treasure of yesteryear
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    The Slaughters are, with Bourton-On-The-Water, villages synonymous with the Cotswolds
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    It doesn’t take much to make Bampton look like Downton in the 1920s
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    Arlington row, a row of impossibly picturesque cottages in Bibury
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    Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms
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    One of the most outstanding buildings in the Cotswolds is the Market Hall erected in 1627 in the centre of Chipping Campden
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    Broadway Tower and Country Park overlooking the Cotswolds village of Broadway
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    A view of Cirencester Park with Cirencester parish church in the background
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    The Corinium Museum, Cirencester, is home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities
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    Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the best jumping action in the world
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    The Great Hall at Christ Church, Oxford was replicated in the film studios to create Hogwart’s Hall
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    The Ashmolean, home to Oxford University’s outstanding art and archaeology collections, is Britain’s oldest public museum
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    Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
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    The River Evenlode at Bruern
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    Foxholes is a tranquil woodland sloping down to the River Evenlode
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    Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton under Wychwood
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    The Wychwood Golf Club is home to a superb, and delightfully maintained course that has been laid out to exacting USGA standards
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    The Cotswolds has always been associated with horse riding and there are a number of equestrian centres nearby
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    At the heart of Daylesford Organic Farm is an award-winning Farmshop
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    At the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens you can encounter anteaters, giraffes, lions and penguins, in over 160 acres of parklands
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    Minster Lovell Hall is a ruined manor house beside the River Windrush in the picturesque village of Minster Lovell
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    The home of Adam Henson, Cotswold Farm Park was opened in 1971 to help protect some of our rare breeds of farm animal
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    Combe Mill is the original ‘power house’ of the old Blenheim Palace Estate, a Victorian steam and water powered sawmill
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    Chastleton House is a Jacobean country house situated at Chastleton near Moreton-in-Marsh
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    Home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country, Batsford Arboretum offers visitors year round interest
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    Bourton House Garden is a delight to visit at any time of year but is absolutely glorious in the summer months
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    Mill Dene Garden surrounds a Cotswold watermill with stream and millpond
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    Sezincote house, garden and orangery form an exotic Indian fantasy with Hindu and Muslim architecture
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    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames
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    Looking east from the courtyard at Snowshill Manor
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    Stanway House and Fountain is a historic jacobean manor house and gardens
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    Sudeley Castle is a large late-medieval castle with an elaborate Victorian garden
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    Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
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    Hidcote Manor Garden is one of England’s great Arts and Craft gardens
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5% discount for bookings eight months in advance, 10% for ten months in advance, and 15% for twelve months. Minimum stay one night.

Cheltenham Cottage, sleeping four, is one of 12 unique luxury properties, set within four acres of countryside in the picturesque hamlet of Bruern in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The pretty cluster of 12 cottages are converted from the Victorian stableyard and outbuildings of Bruern Abbey. Offering a mix of home comfort, attention to detail and quintessentially English decoration, each cottage is unique in design and have won many awards including five-star recognition and the English Excellence award.

Cheltenham Cottage is located above Sandown Cottage in the centre of the courtyard, and is accessible via a spiral staircase on the right-hand side of the arches. It benefits from lofty, spacious rooms all finished to Bruern’s sophisticated standards. Its luxurious four poster and luxuriant use of designer fabrics, give it an opulent country house feel. The enormous open plan drawing room/dining-room with six windows around the room offer stunning views across the communal lawns, garden and woods on one side and the courtyard and parkland of Bruern Abbey on the other. Cheltenham Cottage has its own private summer house, terrace and barbecue at the end of the garden.

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This stylish well-equipped country house in miniature has the added benefit of shared facilities, including a heated indoor pool with sun loungers, fitness suite with running treadmills, a giant television screen and the Power Plate and spa treatment rooms. Mini guests and their parents are exceptionally well catered for, with a raft of nursery equipment, toys and books provided in the cottage, plus a walled garden complete with elegant two-storey ‘wendy house’ (be warned, some may want to move in for good!), heated play cabin with dressing up gear, more toys and arts materials. The beautifully landscaped grounds include communal gardens and a croquet lawn.

With so much to engage guests at Bruern, they often find it hard to tear themselves away and venture out into the beautiful Cotswold countryside! Set in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bruern is a hamlet all to itself and offers stunning views and many walks and cycle trails.

The area is rich in history and Bruern’s location is ideal for exploring the towns and villages of the beautiful Cotswolds region. Kingham (3 miles), voted “England’s Favourite Village” in 2004 by Country Life magazine, boasts two of the best country pubs in the UK, as well as Daylesford Organic Farm, one of the most sustainable farms in the UK. The ancient market towns of Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh, the pretty medieval town of Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, and the quintessential English village of Broadway, are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (25 miles), the most complete regency town in England, is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, Cheltenham hosts Festivals of Jazz, Classical Music, Science, Literature, Food & Drink.

Blenheim Palace, Chastleton House and numerous other famous castles, gardens and houses are close by, and, a little further afield, the dreaming spires of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare are a real delight. Appealing to children in particular, the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park, the numerous attractions at Bourton-on-the-Water, and Cotswold Farm Park provide plentiful entertainment.

The other 11 holiday homes, sleeping from 2 to 10 Guests, are Weir House (10 Guests), Newmarket Cottage (8 Guests), Aintree Cottage (6 Guests), Bookers Cottage (6 Guests), Shipton Cottage (6 Guests), Epsom Cottage (5 Guests), Goodwood Cottage (5 Guests), Wychwood Cottage (4 Guests), Sandown Cottage (4 Guests), Cope Cottage (2 Guests) and Saratoga Cottage (2 Guests). Please see the individual properties for more detail.

 

Overview

  • 4 Guests
  • Two bedrooms – one double, one twin
  • One bathroom
  • Suitable for children and baby (cots and high chairs available on request)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Private summer house, terrace and barbecue at the end of the garden
  • Shared heated indoor pool
  • Shared fully equipped gym and spa treatment rooms
  • Shared outdoor play area, indoor games room, play houses
  • Catering can be arranged
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Swimming pool towels
  • Baby sitters can be arranged
  • Ample parking

Features

  • Bruern Cottages offers the luxury and comfort you would expect from a 5 star hotel, with the space and personalised touches you can only find in a bespoke self-catering property.
  • A secluded country retreat in a picturesque hamlet an hour and a half train ride from London’s Paddington and a short hop up the M40 from the city.
  • Its fluid design and spacious proportions create a comfortable home-from-home – a traditional design with modern touches.
  • Stunning views from the enormous open plan drawing room/dining room across the lawns, garden and woods on one side and the courtyard and parkland of Bruern Abbey on the other.
  • The cottage has its own private summer house, terrace and barbecue at the end of the garden.
  • Bruern cottages are perfect for families and groups of friends at any time of the year.
  • Guests can order pre-prepared ready meals created by local chefs all ready to ‘heat and eat’.
  • Take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, only a few minutes walk, with a glass ceiling and windows opening onto a beautiful garden with sun loungers – a very relaxing place for both adults and children.
  • Fully equipped gym with running treadmills, bike, a giant television screen and the Power Plate.
  • For those wishing to relax, there is a spa where treatments can be arranged including deep, relaxing massage, Reiki, facials, manicures & pedicures.
  • Shared outdoor play area, indoor games room, play houses, child friendly swimming pool and large selection of pedal cars and bicycles.
  • Explore the wonderful communal gardens.
  • Whatever time of year you book, there are always a number of glorious walks, nature trails and plenty of wildlife to see.
  • Bruern is ideally located to visit the Cotswolds and towns and cities like Oxford, Cheltenham, Burford, Cirencester and Stratford-on-Avon.
  • There are a number of award winning pub/restaurants just a few minutes’ drive away. located a short drive away including The Wild Rabbit in Kingham and The Wychwood Inn at Shipton-under Wychwood, both 7 minutes’ drive.
  • A relaxing base from which to explore the many attractions of this lovely part of the country and the many surrounding idyllic Cotswold villages and inns, historic buildings, stately homes and gardens.

Property layout

Private entrance, to the right of the central arches of the stables, and up a spiral staircase.

  • First floor
    At the top, an enormous open plan drawing room/dining room with an open fire welcomes Guests and the six windows around the room offer stunning views across the lawns, garden and woods on one side and the courtyard and parkland of Bruern Abbey on the other.

    Well equipped kitchen.

  • Second floor
    Master bedroom with a faux bamboo four-poster bed.

    Pretty twin bedroom with 3′ beds.

    Family bathroom with bath and power shower over.

Equipment

  • Central heating, open fire in the open plan drawing/dining room
  • Cooker with hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer
  • Wide screen 42″ TV with Sky, DVD player, Hifi
  • Direct dial telephones with automatic billing
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Cots and extra beds available upon request
  • Shared heated indoor pool
  • Shared fully equipped gym and spa treatment rooms
  • Shared outdoor play area, indoor games room (snooker, darts, table football), play houses
  • Private summerhouse, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Cycling (free hire)
  • Ample parking

Outside

  • Guests staying in Cheltenham have their own private summerhouse and terrace at the end of the garden, with a table, chairs and a big umbrella, plus a barbecue for al fresco meals. In front, there’s the wonderful sweep of the lawn and the 150 foot long border, backed by a wisteria and apple tunnel.

The Bruern Estate

  • Explore the gardens on The Bruern Estate including The Cutting Garden, Cottage Gardens, River Evenlode and local Cotswold Nature Trails.
  • Each cottage has its own set of gardening implements, which Guests are free to use, though most prefer to leave it to Bruern’s two full-time gardeners, who each year plant 10,000 new bulbs, with spectacular results come spring. The grounds aren’t particularly big (you’re never more than a five-minute walk from your cottage), which means that children can roam pretty much at will.
  • The owners are as passionate about the gardens at Bruern Cottages as they are about the cottages. Stroll through the Stable Yard with gravel paths and striped green croquet lawn, softened by beautiful flower borders. Continue through the arch into the old walled garden and guests find themselves in an atmosphere of space and grandeur. There is a wide lawn on your right, with the Long Border, twenty feet deep by a hundred and twenty feet wide. On the other side of the lawn is a procession of yew pillars along the path that are growing into an arched colonnade.
  • The Long Border is breathtaking in its sweep and scale. Behind it is a tunnel of wisteria and apple trees, trained on arches, which runs the length of the garden.
  • In contrast is the walk by the stream towards the Games Room, a lush, natural planting of shade loving plants.
    Enjoy!

 

”Beautiful setting. Characterful cottages exquisitely furnished and thoughtfully equipped. A wonderful place of tranquillity and calm after a strenuous day exploring the Cotswolds!!!
Ideal for all groups.”
Trip Advisor, January 2015

 
DAYS IN

Guests at Cheltenham Cottage share an indoor heated pool, only a few minutes walk from their private garden. With a glass ceiling and windows opening onto a beautiful garden with sun loungers, the swimming-pool is a very relaxing place for both adults and children.

There is also a fully equipped gym with running treadmills, bike, a giant television screen and the Power Plate.
Spa treatments include deep, relaxing massage, Reiki, facials, manicures & pedicures.

Children can enjoy an outdoor play area with a playhouse, a play cabin (heated in winter) with toys, dressing up clothes, bicycles and pedal cars.

A few minutes walk from the cottages there is a Games room with DVDs, table tennis, pool table, football table and a TV. You will also find bikes for adults and children under the shed by the Bruern Office.

LOCAL INFORMATION

FOOD AND DRINK

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham (3 miles, 7 minutes’ drive). Serves locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

The Chequers, Churchill (3 miles, 6 minutes’ drive). Opposite the church, The Chequers offers a very warm and vintage atmosphere.

The Kingham Plough, Nether Westcote (3.2 miles, 7 minutes’ drive). A child friendly pub and restaurant specialising in modern British food.

The Wychwood Inn, Shipton-under Wychwood (3.4 miles, 7 minutes’ drive). A newly refurbished pub.

The King’s Head, Bledington (3.7 miles, 9 minutes’ drive). A classic English country pub.

The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote (5.7 miles, 12 minutes’ drive) – a fantastic Gastro-Pub.

The Fox Inn, Lower Oddington (6 miles, 13 minutes’ drive). A quintessentially English country pub.

The Swan Inn, Swinbrook (8.8 miles, 17 minutes’ drive). A Cotswolds country pub with great surroundings.

The Maytime Inn, Asthall (9.5 miles, 19 minutes’ drive). Delightful surroundings and delicious food.

The Five Alls, Filkins (11.8 miles, 20 minutes’ drive). Nice country pub and restaurant located between the two historic villages of Burford and Lechlade on Thames.

The Falkland Arms, Great Tew (12.5 miles, 22 minutes’ drive). A very traditional local pub with beautiful gardens and delicious food.

The Village Pub, Barnsley (19.2 miles, 31 minutes’ drive). A very classic British pub serving English dishes with tasty touches.

SPECIALIST SHOPS

Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham (4.6 miles). The Harrods of farm shops with award-winning food in the farm shop and café.

The Upton Smokery, just outside Burford (8 miles, 16 minutes’ drive), is a family business specialized in smoked meat, game and fish of the highest quality.

The Cotswold Cheese Company sells more than 80 different artisan and farmhouse cheeses in each of three shops, in Burford (6.2 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (7.8 miles) and Moreton-in-Marsh (12.4 miles).

Huffkins Bakery and Tea Rooms, Burford (6.2 miles) make delicious patisseries and cakes to eat in or take away.

Maison Blanc, Burford (6.2 miles) is renowned for breads, fresh pastries, cakes and French patisseries.

Made by Bob, Cirencester (24 miles, 40 minutes’ drive), is a high quality deli and also a nice restaurant in the town of Cirencester, 40 minutes from Bruern Cottages.

Bicester Outlet Shopping (28 miles) is a chic outlet shopping village with 130 top-name boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES

KINGHAM (3 miles) previously won the prestigious title of “England’s Favourite Village” as featured in Country Life magazine and was named the best village in England by the Telegraph in 2010. The village has a well-stocked village shop and post office, and two highly recommended local pubs, The Wild Rabbit and The Kingham Plough. Kingham hosts a quarterly foodie market, The Cotswold Table @ Kingham.

CHIPPING NORTON (6.1 miles) boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. There are many walks and cycle trails from the town centre.

BURFORD (6.2 miles) one of England’s prettiest small medieval towns. The Tolsey Museum is on the High Street.

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD ancient market town (7.8 miles) plays host to many festivals, craft fairs and a monthly Farmers’ market. The vast market square is surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tearooms, traditional pubs and award-winning restaurants.

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER (9.1 miles), known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ as the River Windrush runs through the centre, is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. Attractions include a Model Railway, the Model Village, the Dragonfly Maze, Birdland Park & Gardens and the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

LOWER SLAUGHTER (10.8 miles) is a quaint village beside the little Eye stream with several footbridges and a 19th century Corn Mill. The museum in the village owns one of only three unused millstones left in the country.

UPPER SLAUGHTER (11.6 miles) is half a mile from Lower Slaughter, along the River Eye. Upper Slaughter is different in character and offers picturesque scenes with its Manor, Church and its wonderful cottages.

MORETON-IN-MARSH (12.4 miles) offers good shopping, including antiques and the very popular Tuesday market. There are several good eating places.

WITNEY (14.3 miles). Nearby is Cogges Manor Farm museum, a popular filming location and featured as Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith’s child was looked after by the Drewes, in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey.

BAMPTON (14.5 miles) is a pretty village and the setting for the filming of the exterior scenes of Downton Abbey.

BIBURY (16.1 miles) is a picture perfect Cotswold village, set in a conservation area, nestling on the River Coln and home to Arlington Row, the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country, now owned by the National Trust, as well as Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church, the Church of St Mary.

CHIPPING CAMPDEN (17.7 miles) is a quintessential Cotswold town, boasting an elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century. Here you can discover old inns, specialist shops, tea rooms and a splendid 17th century market hall.

WOODSTOCK (17.9 miles) is a picturesque, historic market town with access to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

BROADWAY (19.2 miles) is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’, with attractions including Broadway Tower and Country Park.

CIRENCESTER (23.7 miles), known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’, boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and St. John the Baptist Church. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit The Bathurst Estate & Cirencester Park, home to Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest levels of polo can be seen.

CHELTENHAM (25.3 miles) is a Regency spa town, with Georgian architecture and an extensive range of shops, theatres, restaurants and visitor attractions, including Cheltenham Racecourse, famous for the Gold Cup horse racing, Parks & Gardens, The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, Pittville Park Pump Room & Lakes and the Holst Birthplace Museum.

OXFORD (25.9 miles), the oldest university city in England and sometimes called ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Christ Church Cathedral and College is famed for its connections with ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Alice’.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (28.9 miles) is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

GLOUCESTER (33.9 miles) is an historic waterfront city with a bustling centre boasting an incredible range of shops, markets, restaurants and pubs. Attractions include a magnificent Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films), the House of the Tailor of Gloucester, Gloucester Quays, the historic Victorian Gloucester Docks and the Gloucester Waterways Museum.

WALKS/NATURE RESERVES

Most people who visit the Cotswolds do some walking, even if it is just a stroll to the village pub! The area contains some of England’s most beautiful countryside and there are over 3,000 miles of public footpaths, to enable visitors to fully discover this rich landscape.

Foxholes Nature Reserve, Bruern (0.5 miles) is an ancient woodland famed for its spectacular spring bluebells, abundant birdlife and fabulous fungi.

These downloadable walks in the north Cotswolds are based around Bruern, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold.

There is also a lovely 2 mile walk from Bruern Abbey to Shipton-under-Wychwood.

There are several walks from Shipton-under-Wychwood to Charlbury.

Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton-under-Wychwood (4 miles).

Rushy Common Nature Reserve, Stanton Harcourt, Witney (18.7 miles). A 30 hectare site with three lakes that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Broadway Tower Country Park, Broadway (19.2 miles). This unique Capability Brown Folly Tower is one of Britain’s most recognised icons. Displaying history from William Morris, exhibitions from the Cold War and a viewpoint over a woodland of Red Deer, Broadway Tower is great for looking out upon the rolling hills of the Cotswolds with unrivalled views over a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 counties.

Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Bampton (19.3 miles).

ACTIVITIES

WATER SPORTS

Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney (23.5 miles). Explore this watery landscape, spanning over 40 miles, with loads of lakes, offering birdwatching, fishing, walking trails and plenty of watersports.

Some of the lakes along the Lower Windrush Valley are set aside for watersports and Hardwick Parks Watersport Centre (16.8 miles) and Linch Hill Leisure Park (19 miles) offer a variety of water based activities.

CYCLING

The Cotswolds is criss-crossed with quiet country roads and lanes, as well as more challenging mountain biking terrain, making it perfect for all types of cycling. There are a number of places to hire bikes from, including Hartwell’s Cycle Hire in Bourton-on-the-Water (9 miles).

GOLF

There are many golf clubs nearby, including:

The Wychwood Golf Club, Lyneham (0.9 miles).
Burford Golf Club, Burford (6.6 miles).
Chipping Norton Golf Club, Chipping Norton (7.3 miles).
Naunton Downs Golf Club, Naunton (13.7 miles).
Broadway Golf Club, Broadway (17.1 miles).

HORSE RIDING

The Cotswolds has always been associated with horse riding and there are a number of equestrian centres, catering for all ages and levels of experience:

Overdale Equestrian Centre, Nether Westcote (5.1 miles).
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre, Bourton-on-the-Water (10.8 miles).

CLIMBING

Far Peak Climbing, Northleach (17.6 miles) offers indoor climbing facilities as well as outdoor archery, tree climbing and adventure courses. This beautiful site spans 25 acres and is also connected to some of the Cotswolds finest walking trails.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham (4.6 miles). The Harrods of farm shops! Award-winning food in the farm shop and café and a host of things to see and do: farm tours and farm walks, cookery school and organic farm school, and relaxing treatments at the Hay Barn Spa.

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (8.6 miles). Mingle with Ruby and Ian, the parks famous rhinos, watch the penguin talk and feed, get up close and personal with the giraffes or view the oversized manes of the Asiatic lions.

Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water (8.6 miles). Birdland’s inhabited by over 500 birds including pelicans, flamingos, penguins, parrots and owls.

The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water (8.6 miles).

The Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water (8.6 miles). This hedge maze offers plenty of brainteasers to get those cogs working, in order to seek the hiding place of the Dragonfly.

Rollright Stones (English Heritage), near Chipping Norton (8.7 miles).

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water (8.9 miles). Home to the legendary Brum, the museum offers a tour around vintage car collections, motorcycles, and many other intriguing motoring assortments.

Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote (English Heritage), Minster Lovell (9.6 miles).

Cotswolds Falconry Centre, Batsford (13 miles) demonstrate birds in flight in many specialist shows and events. Book a course to experience these magnificent creatures for yourself or explore the Owl woods, where the birds can be seen in their natural habitat.

Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles). Owned by one of the faces of BBC’s Countryfile, Adam Henson, the Farm Park brings farming to life introducing youngsters to goats, pigs, sheep and many other breeds of animals. Discover live lambing shows, milking demonstrations and pony rides.

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (16.2 miles).

Oxford Bus Museum, Long Hanborough (18.5 miles).

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles): The ‘Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ offers a scenic 20 mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse.

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

Chastleton House (National Trust), Chastleton (6.9 miles).

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (12.5 miles).

Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill (12.7 miles).

Mill Dene Garden, Blockley (14.6 miles).

Sezincote House & Garden, near Moreton-in-Marsh (15 miles).

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott (16 miles).

Snowshill Manor, and Garden (National Trust), Snowshill, near Broadway (17.2 miles).

Broughton Castle, Banbury (17.3 miles).

Stanway House & Fountain, Cheltenham (18 miles).

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (18.2 miles) a World Heritage Site often referred to as Britain’s greatest palace, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace has a full and exciting events calendar.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe (19.3 miles).

Hailes Abbey (English Heritage) near Winchcombe (20 miles).

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, near Chipping Campden (22.7 miles).

Hidcote Manor Garden, near Chipping Campden (22.7 miles).

Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, attractive Arts and Crafts House (31 miles).

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick (35.5 miles).

EVENTS

JANUARY

Big Batsford Christmas Hunt, Batsford Arboretum (12.5 miles).
Christmas at Blenheim, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Heythrop Point-to-Point at Cocklebarrow Races, Aldsworth (13 miles).
Marmalade Fair, St John the Baptist Church, Burford (6 miles).

FEBRUARY
Folk Three, previously known as Cheltenham Folk Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).

MARCH

Daffodil & Early Magnolia Month, Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (12.5 miles).
The Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse (27 miles).
Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse (27 miles).
Lemur Week, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (8.6 miles).
The Cotswold Table @ Kingham, Foodie Market, Kingham (3 miles).

APRIL

Eggsciting Easter at Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water (8.6 miles).
The Great Chicken Challenge, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).
The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt, Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (12.5 miles).
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Chastleton House (The National Trust), Chastleton (6.9 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Snowshill Manor and Garden (The National Trust), Snowshill, near Broadway (17.2 miles).
Easter Weekend at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (18.2 miles).
The Easter Eggspress, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles).

MAY

1 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
11 Stow Horse Fair, Stow on the Wold (7.8 miles)
14-27 Chipping Campden Music Festival (18 miles).
20 Burford Levellers Day, Burford (6.2 miles).
Scruffs Dog Show, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (8.6 miles).
Gifford’s Circus, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe (21 miles).
Winchcombe Festival of Music & Arts, Winchcombe (21 miles).
26-28 Lechlade Music Festival, Lechlade-on-Thames (14.4 miles).
Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles).
27-29 Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Half term activities at Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).
Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill, Near Brockworth (31 miles). Competitors hurl themselves down the steep banks of Cooper’s Hill, chasing the giant Cheese!
Naunton Country Market, Naunton (12.5 miles).
The Great Original Shirt Race, Bampton (14.6 miles).
Morris Dancing, Bampton (14.6 miles).

JUNE

Half term activities at Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).
2 Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games, Chipping Campden (18 miles).
2-4 Wychwood Festival,Cheltenham Racecourse (27 miles).
3-4 Lechlade Collectors Club Rally, Lechlade (12 miles).
Gifford’s Circus, Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham (4.6 miles).
Broadway Arts Festival, Broadway (19 miles).
Chadlington Beer Festival, Chadlington (5.6 miles).
World Pooh Championships, Langel Common, Witney (12 miles).
6-11 Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Gifford’s Circus, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
9-11 Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
23-25 Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
The Cotswold Table @ Kingham, Foodie Market, Kingham (3 miles).
Nocturne, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (15.6 miles).
Charlbury Beer Festival, Charlbury (8.1 miles).

JULY

1-2 The Cotswold Show & Food Festival, Cirencester Park (25.6 miles).
5-16 Cheltenham Music Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
7-9 Cornbury Music Festival, Great Tew Park, Chipping Norton (12 miles).
14-16 Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford (19.5 miles).
Battle Proms Picnic Concert, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Falconry Week, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).

AUGUST

Falconry Week, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).
Rhino Month, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (8.6 miles).
3-6 Wilderness Festival, Charlbury (8.1 miles).
Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza, South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester (25 miles).
25-27 The Big Feastival, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (13.6 miles).
Winchcombe Country Show, Winchcombe (21 miles).
Donkey Derby, Bampton (14.6 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Moreton-in-Marsh Show, Moreton-in-Marsh (11.2 miles).
14-17 Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show, Northleach (14.7 miles).
Combe Mill in Steam – Country Crafts & Skills at Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (16.2 miles).
Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
The Cotswold Table @ Kingham, Foodie Market, Kingham (3 miles).

OCTOBER

6-15 Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Combe Mill in Steam – Woodcrafts at Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (16.2 miles).
The Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles).
Stow Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold (7.8 miles).
Halloween ‘Steam and Scream’ Special, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles).
Christmas Gift and Fashion Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse (28 miles).

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

A Night of a Thousand Candles, Woodstock (15.4 miles). Turn on of the town’s Christmas illuminations with music, candles, mulled wine, chestnuts etc.
Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market, Gloucester Quays (35 miles).

DECEMBER

Christmas at Blenheim, Blenheim Palace (15.6 miles).
Cheltenham Christmas Market, The Promenade, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Santa Specials! Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (18.4 miles). Selected weekend dates.
Cirencester Christmas Market, Cirencester old town centre (23.7 miles).
Big Batsford Christmas Hunt, Batsford Arboretum (12.5 miles).
Winchcombe Christmas Festival, Winchcombe (21 miles).
Oxford Christmas Market, Oxford Castle (24.8 miles).
Santa Grotto, Batsford Arboretum (12.5 miles).
Christmas Market at Combe Mill, Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (16.2 miles). Free admission.
The Cotswold Table @ Kingham, Foodie Market, Kingham (3 miles).

 

 

Visitors’ Notes

Things you need to know about Cheltenham Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed at this cottage
  • The accommodation occupies the top two floors and is accessed via a spiral staircase which may be unsuitable for infirm guests
  • There is optional housekeeping and chef service on request (must be pre-booked).
  • Cots & extra beds by request
  • Minimum stay one night, except Christmas and New Year which is 7 nights
  • Guests are provided with a complimentary welcome pack full of essentials (plus a few luxuries) containing produce sourced only from local farms and businesses (apart from the vintage champagne of course). Heidsieck & C° Monopole Champagne, ‘Emily’s Ice Cream’, Paddock Farm Sausages and Bacon, Crudges Cheese, Cacklebean Eggs, Cotswold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Country Markets Preserves, Chipping Norton Tea Set Cake, Holmleigh Dairy Milk and Holmleigh Dairy Butter.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to Guests free of charge. Should Guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.