Things to see and do in and around the Central Cotswolds

From the central Cotswolds you are well placed to explore just about every corner of this area of outstanding natural beauty, but you may well want to focus your time on the collection of towns and villages that this central area has to offer.

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Curlew Barn

This fantastic five bedroom barn conversion is the perfect choice if you are looking to celebrate a special birthday with family or organising a friend’s reunion. This Cotswold holiday home offers excellent outside and inside space, complete with BBQ for summer months and wood burning stove for the cooler months.
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Honeystone Cottage

Honeystone Cottage is a beautifully renovated dog friendly holiday cottage with modern interiors, spacious living areas and a superb garden. Located in the quaint village of Withington, immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside on foot or head by car into Cheltenham or other nearby charming Cotswold villages such as Northleach or Bibury.
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Brook Cottage

Brook Cottage is a beautifully refurbished home away from home located on the outskirts of Eynsham, close to Oxford. Boasting two spacious living rooms and a wonderful garden complete with hot tub, this dog friendly holiday cottage has been finished to a high standard and is ideal for a country escape on the edge of the Cotswolds.
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The Stables

The Stables is a spacious three bedroom converted Cotswold stone farm building, complete with stylish interiors, wood burning stove and the added luxury of a wood fired hot tub. Located in the grounds of Camden Farm, you are surrounded by countryside and a short walk from the river Thames so be sure to pack your wellies so you can explore!
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Prince Barn

Prince Barn is a tranquil three bedroom, three bathroom barn conversion, situated on the larger complex of Goodlake Barns. This well-equipped barn, complete with original exposed beams and Cotswold stone exterior is nestled in the quiet countryside, only a short distance from the Cotswolds and Oxford, where you can enjoy plenty of family friendly activities and soak up local history and architecture.
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Heron Barn

Whether it is a family get-together, a weekend away with friends or just an excuse to visit the picturesque Cotswolds, Heron Barn is a fantastic five bedroom dog friendly holiday home to base yourselves. Situated on the edge of a nature reserve you really feel you are away from everyday life where you can enjoy the surrounding tranquillity with loved ones.
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Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage is a hidden gem tucked away on the picturesque site of Camden Farm in West Oxfordshire. This property has a warm and cosy atmosphere with country chic interiors, wood burning stove and a hot tub. The cottage is also dog friendly and has a number of neighbouring holiday cottages which can be rented alongside this one for larger groups.
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Vespers

A quirky and romantic one bedroom dog friendly holiday cabin in the Cotswolds, Vespers is an idyllic place to hideaway with a loved one. Kick back and relax at the hut, listen to the birds singing whilst watching an amazing sunset over the rolling Cotswold landscape, all you will need to add is a glass of your favourite tipple.
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High & Little Barns

High and Little Barns are two gorgeous converted farm buildings set in the countryside of West Oxfordshire. These dog friendly barns have been beautifully styled with a rustic farmhouse kitchen, wood burning stove and a wood fired hot tub. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, this is the ideal rural retreat for family and friends.
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Honey Cottage

Honey Cottage is a one bedroom retreat ideal for a romantic, relaxing hideaway. Nestled in the beautiful countryside within walking distance of a pub, yet within easy distance of all the Cotswold's has to offer. After a long day exploring, return to this stylish cottage and enjoy a glass of bubbles within the tranquil location of Camden Farm Barns.
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The Byre

The Byre is a beautifully styled barn conversion located in the peaceful village of Ampney St Mary, just four miles from Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. Boasting immaculate interiors and a pretty garden, this stunning Grade II listed holiday home is the perfect base from which to explore the Central Cotswolds and beyond.
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Winterberry Cottage

Winterberry Cottage is a wonderful semi-detached holiday home which boasts characterful interiors, spacious living areas and a superb garden, complete with countryside views beyond. Located in the heart of Barnsley, this fabulous property is perfect for a gathering of friends, or a family, who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
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The Pool House

The Pool House near Fairford is a lovingly renovated two bedroom holiday cottage with access to an indoor heated swimming pool. Complete with private courtyard and tastefully decorated rooms, this is the perfect retreat for your next getaway to the Cotswolds and ideally suited for family travel. For larger groups, why not also rent the neighbouring holiday home, Meadow View, also sleeping four guests.
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Water’s Edge

Water's Edge is a wonderful four bedroom holiday home located on the edge of a beautiful lake at the Cotswold Water Park making this the ideal setting for those who seek an action packed holiday with friends and family before returning to the comfort of your holiday cottage, complete with Jacuzzi hot tub and jetty! The property is also dog friendly.
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Pool View Cottages

Pool View Cottages consists of two superbly renovated holiday homes, nestled in the English countryside. The properties have exclusive access to an indoor heated swimming pool and offers beautiful interiors, spacious open-plan living areas and tranquil courtyard garden, complete with outdoor seating. These lovely holiday homes are perfect for large family holidays and get togethers with friends or for that business get away.
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Church Mews

Church Mews is a grade II listed Cotswold stone holiday home with stylish interiors, an open-plan living area and a superb mezzanine master bedroom, complete with high vaulted ceilings. Located in the heart of Painswick, this fabulous property is perfect for travel with friends, family or as couples.

Thrill seekers and adventurous families will most definitely want to make the trip to the Cotswold Country Park & Beach. Plan your trip before you go and book on to one of the many available attractions. From the kayaks and paddle boards to the giant inflatable park Aquaventure, there is plenty to do if you don’t mind getting wet. However, if you would like to take a trip on the water and staying dry then we recommend hiring a more sensible boat. On dry land you won’t have the chance to sit still though as you can choose between pedal karting or the high wires of Vertigo Adventures.

In nearby Cirencester the lovely country park, Abbey Grounds, is a peaceful retreat from the bustling town centre. The small lake and children’s play area make it a great little family park, easily accessed from town. Back in Cirencester itself you will find a wonderful mix of independent shops and high street favourites. The market-place is where you will find well-known names such as Joules and Crew Clothing, which sit alongside the Corn Hall which often plays host to regular craft fairs and food markets.

From food markets to foodie restaurants, the infamous Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a must – but be prepared to book well in advance. If vibrant country pubs are more your style then the White Hart in Abingdon is an unforgettable find, The Killingworth Castle on the edge of Wooton serves uncomplicated British classics with a gourmet twist, and The Feathers Hotel serves delicious afternoon tea. I’m sure you will agree you will not be short of places to eat, and you may need to loosen your belt after a short-break in foodie heaven.

Many of our guests love to shop and the Central Cotswolds won’t disappoint. From here you are in easy reach of Oxfordshire and the Westgate in Oxford itself is the newest shopping centre which is home to prestigious global brands, an eclectic mix of restaurants and its own cinema and rooftop bars. For less of a high street touch the Covered Market in Oxford, trading since 1774, is a bustling place packed with butchers and toy shops, flower stalls and greengrocers. But if it’s a bargain you’re after then hop in the car and head on over to Bicester village where you will find over 160 shops packed with everything from fashion to homeware at savings of up to 60%.

No stay in the Central Cotswolds would be complete without getting out into the fresh air and taking a walk on a section of the Cotswold Way. In the central Cotswolds the way takes in Crickley Hill – an ancient battle site previously on the English Heritage ‘at risk’ register. It is an absolute haven for wildflowers and animals so be on the lookout for the Belted Galloway cattle and the large mature beech trees in the area known as ‘The Scrubs’.

Another great walk which takes in the expansive views across the Oxfordshire hills is the White Horse to Ashdown trail. On this route look out for the mysterious Uffington White Horse in the chalk filled hillside and the grand Ashdown House.

We’re sure you will agree, the central Cotswolds is an area not to be missed but certainly somewhere you can return to time and again.