Holly with ice

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Sheep in the snow Burford

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Autumn leaves

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Stormy skies over the Windrush valley

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Cotswolds Stone wall in winter

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The Cotswolds truly is an area which is wonderful to visit all year round.

In early spring the snowdrop flowers carpet the area and are best seen in Colesbourne and the famous Painswick Rococo gardens. The fields become full of gamboling lambs and the hedgerows start to waft with cow parsley and bird song.

In summer there are fetes and festivals, open gardens, cycling, walking, fishing, picnics, BBQs and our own magnificent gardens in which to relax. 

In autumn the colours are magnificent and particularly in two of the country's best arboretums of Westonbirt and  Batsford. All shades of orange and golden splender.

In winter, snuggle up in our country cottages or stroll over the snow covered fields. Channel the vibe of the hit film 'The Holiday'.

But of course England wouldn't be England without a little rain, so whatever the season or the weather we have lots of great things to do inside without getting wet or cold. You could obviously stay in the cottages and play a board game or watch a movie. Our guests love our cosy underfloor heating.

You might instead visit one of the many museums in the area, watch a play, visit Blenheim Palace or Sudely Castle, marvel at the architecture of some of our ancient churches and cathedrals. Or visit The Cotswold distillery and taste its range of whisky and gins.

For youngsters there are indoor soft play centres nearby and indoor swimming pools.

There really is something for everyone come rain or shine.

Childrens Wellington boots
Southrop in the snow
Straw hat
Autumn pumpkins