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.

Read more...
SUMMER HOLIDAYS

The Cotswolds are tailor-made for your 2022 summer holidays, book your home away from home today!

BROWSE NOW
Page {{ pagination.currentPage }}0 of {{ pagination.totalPages }}0. Total of {{ pagination.totalResults }}0 results.
Book to stay within 4 days to save 20%
Sleeps 4
·
Short breaks from £367.20

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.
Book to stay within 28 days to save 10%
Sleeps 2
·
Short breaks from £347.75

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.
Sleeps 14
·
Short breaks from £1,919.13

Kingfisher Barn

Nestled between idyllic villages, stunning countryside and neighbouring the Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, this luxury six bedroom dog friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds is perfect for large family groups to enjoy quality time together and enjoy a rural retreat without compromising on comfort as Kingfisher Barn is equipped with a wood burning stove and outdoor roll top bath!
Sleeps 11+1
·
Short breaks from £1,806.42

Honeysuckle House

Honeysuckle House is a fabulous dog friendly holiday home in the peaceful village of Ewen, just south of Cirencester and close to plenty of charming Cotswold villages and family attractions. Featuring stylish interiors and large, social living areas, this is the perfect home to gather your friends for weekends away or your family during the holidays.
Sleeps 2
·
Short breaks from £271.78

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.
Book to stay within 14 days to save 15%
Sleeps 4
·
Short breaks from £520.78

Punch Barn

Punch Barn is one of 5 barns located on the Goodlake site, a short drive away from the historic city of Oxford, and in easy reach of all the beautiful Cotswold villages and towns. The barn invites you in to the large, light filled interior, offering you warm, comfortable accommodation to sit back and relax into after a day of exploring.
Book to stay within 21 days to save 5%
Sleeps 2
·
Short breaks from £271.78

Aurora

Aurora is a romantic shepherd's hut which forms part of the Camden Farm Barns estate, close to Lechlade-on-Thames. Boasting a cosy interior and wrap-around terrace, this idyllic hideaway is situated on the outskirts of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Book to stay within 21 days to save 20%
Sleeps 28
·
Short breaks from £3,320.98

Goodlake Barns

Goodlake Barns is made up of 5 well equipped holiday cottages sleeping up to 28 guests and is perfect for those larger groups getting together for family gatherings or even corporate events. There is an additional space, The Hub, which is an enclosed barn, complete with tables and chairs which enables you to all dine together or host a celebration.
Book to stay within 10 days to save 20%
Sleeps 6
·
Short breaks from £966.21

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.
Book to stay within 10 days to save 20%
Sleeps 6
·
Short breaks from £596.99

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.
Sleeps 12
·
Short breaks from £6,378.75

Guinea Farm & Cottage

This is a wonderfully rural and beautifully decorated four bedroom house with adjoining two bedroom annex. There is plenty of space inside and out, making it the perfect spot for a family or a group of friends to get together. With spectacular views across rolling fields, Guinea Farm offers easy access for walks and exploring as well as great facilities for kicking back and relaxing.
Book to stay within 7 days to save 15%
Sleeps 12+2
·
Short breaks from £2,517.71

Folly View

Folly View is a state of the art, contemporary and funky six bedroom barn conversion with a hot tub situated amongst a number of converted barns and farm buildings at Camden Farm. Located along the river Thames and surrounded by countryside, this dog friendly holiday accommodation is ideally suited for larger gatherings with friends and family.
Book to stay within 14 days to save 15%
Sleeps 4
·
Short breaks from £520.78

Flower Barn

Flower Barn is a single storey converted barn located in a quiet village on the outskirts of Faringdon. This two bedroom property offers a comfortable retreat to return to after a day of exploring nearby Oxford or quaint Cotswold villages. The barn is also part of a larger complex, Goodlake Barns, offering you the chance to book multiple barns for larger groups.
Book to stay within 7 days to save 15%
Sleeps 8+2
·
Short breaks from £1,124.55

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.
Sleeps 6
·
Short breaks from £776.22

The Byre

The Byre is a beautifully refurbished Grade II listed agricultural building with an open-plan kitchen and dining room, which overlooks the garden and comes complete with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Nestled in the quiet village of Ampney St. Mary, you are surrounded by quaint Cotswold villages with a number of pubs in walking distance and just four miles from Cirencester.
Book to stay within 35 days to save 10%
Sleeps 6
·
Short breaks from £503.88

Old Farm Cottage

Old Farm Cottage is a spacious country home with a wood burning stove and a picturesque garden. This family friendly holiday home is nestled in the heart of Ablington, a charming hamlet full of quintessential properties. The surrounding countryside is a haven for nature lovers, with lots of wildlife and walking routes, and the tranquil River Coln runs right through the hamlet.

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.