Our handpicked recommendations

Cotswold Life

The Cotswolds has it all. It is one of the largest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. The landscape and architecture have been shaped by history, from very ancient to ultra-modern. If you favour hustle and bustle, bright lights and culture, we can make sure you you will not be disappointed. From Oxford in the east to Cheltenham in the west, Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the South, there are no end of attractions, cultural experiences and retail opportunities to discover and explore. 

Cotswold Peace

If you crave peace and tranquillity immersed in the rural idyll we can supply it. From the myriad networks of footpaths, you can explore miles over stiles and enjoy walks with wheels, accessible to all ages and abilities. From thousands of acres of parklands and three arboreta showcasing outstanding tree collections, we can help you discover routes that connect isolated landmarks or ancient by-ways to welcoming countryside inns where you will be rewarded with spectacular views and Nature’s beauty along the way.

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The Cotswolds has been building a reputation for excellent cuisine, arts and crafts for years. Occupying verdant lands between Birmingham and Bristol, chefs can source almost all their fresh produce from within a very few miles of their kitchens. Artists draw inspiration from the landscape and heritage of the area. Our village pubs are thriving, our high streets are filled with independent shops and family businesses have been providing us with goods and services for generations.  We would like to introduce you to some of our favourites.

Places to Explore

Burford Garden Company

No trip to the Cotswolds is complete without a visit to the iconic Burford Garden Company. This stylish, beautifully presented store is independently owned and has been retail and foody heaven to those in the know since 1975. It is the place to go if you’re seeking something different, expertly curated and with service to match.

Gluts & Gluttony

While it's lovey to cook, there are times when you simply shouldn't have to - your holiday being one of them. Gluts & Gluttony will arrive at your StayCotswold, armed with all ingredients and gadgetry, to cook delicious fayre and do the washing up. All menus are bespoke. If you fancy a little activity, talk to Mandy about an inspiring and relaxed cooking class.

Upton Smokery

A traditional Smokery with a shop just outside Burford, from which you can buy smoked meats, fish, game and ingredients alongside delicious, complementary food and wine. Smoked produce can be made to order so we recommend contacting Upton Smokery before your visit.

The Five Alls at Filkins

Head chef, Sebastian Snow, pays great attention to meticulously sourcing high quality seasonal ingredients from a wide variety of the Cotswolds’ artisan producers.  A visit to the Five Alls at Filkins is highly recommended by us during your StayCotswold.  The monthly-changing à la carte menu of generous and earthy ‘turf to table’ dishes with Italian influences are worth travelling for.

The Plough at Kelmscott

Sitting in the rural village of Kelmscott, this traditional stone inn is a 7-minute walk from the River Thames Path. Dedicated to showcasing the best locally sourced, seasonal produce on a  daily-changing menu of modern British comfort cooking, The Plough is well worth seeking out.  The delightful, cottage-style garden is perfect for summer dining while the log fires in the restaurant and bar roar in the winter months.

The Plough at Clanfield

The Cotswold Plough is located in the pretty village of Clanfield, with the home of Downton Abbey just a stone's throw away. Not only does The Plough provide mouth-watering dishes and local ales, they have a fabulous Gin Pantry with over 100 individual Gins from around the world along with their own "Gin in a Tin". The perfect stop for Gin enthusiasts.

Joanna Davies Flowers

There is nothing nicer than walking in to a room decorated with beautiful fresh flowers. Joanna Davies designs, creates and hand makes these stunning arrangements for all occasions, from small gatherings to large events. All arrangements are made at home, to ensure that personal touch.

Oxleaze Barn

Oxleaze Barn sits in the heart of a thriving organic Cotswold farm, with plenty of privacy and stunning views over the countryside. The old grain barn has been beautifully resorted with exposed beams, beautiful stone work and is the perfect location for weddings and events! The barn opens onto a private courtyard and terraced lawn which is perfect for drinks and outdoor entertaining.