A Day Out at Blenheim Palace

A Day Out at Blenheim Palace Come rain or shine, Blenheim Palace is breath-takingly beautiful and a must-see destination in the Cotswolds. Built in 1705, Blenheim Palace has over 300 years of history to explore and as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, no history lovers will be left disappointed! Although don’t misunderstand, Blenheim has […]

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Fast-growing StayCotswold expands into new HQ

Great results and a new HQ StayCotswold has recently moved to bigger premises as it embarks on its next phase of expansion. We have relocated from an office in Burford, Oxfordshire, to a double-fronted shop in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold. The former greetings card shop on Digbeth Street has been fitted out to accommodate our […]

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Firework Displays in the Cotswolds 2022

Bonfire Night in the Cotswolds We can all picture it now; the excited little ones holding their sparklers, the teenagers wanting louder, more explosive fireworks and the adults enjoying a hot chocolate or maybe something a bit stronger! Bonfire night is always a great time for a get together and here in the Cotswolds, we […]

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Our favourite Sunday lunch spots in Oxford and Oxfordshire

Sunday Lunch in Oxford and Oxfordshire There is nothing we like more than a traditional Sunday lunch in a quintessential Cotswold pub – after all we think we’ve got the best selection in the country! In this article we’re focussing on the Oxfordshire area of the Cotswolds, stopping off in Burford. First up is The […]

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Top 10 Markets in the Cotswolds 

Cotswold Market Days The Cotswolds is an amazing place for foodies with its award-winning local produce serving Michelin star restaurants, pubs and cafes. You don’t even have to venture on a Cotswold night out to try this delicious food, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your cottage by shopping at a local Cotswold […]

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Dog Friendly Holidays in the Cotswolds

Reasons to Book Pet Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds Who needs the hassle of arranging doggy daycare or a pet passport? A Cotswolds holiday is certainly cheaper than going abroad and the gorgeous scenery paired with some of the great weather we’ve been having makes it the perfect spot for dog friendly holidays in the […]

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Indoor Activities in the Cotswolds for a Rainy Day

Things to do on a rainy day in the Cotswolds Rain, rain go away! You can plan a staycation to your hearts content but there’s annoyingly one thing beyond everyone’s control… the weather! However, you don’t need to worry as there are still plenty of indoor activities in the Cotswolds to do when it’s raining, […]

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Hawkstone Lager, Jeremy Clarkson and FREE Beer!

The Hawkstone Brewery, formerly known as the Cotswold Brew Co is a 10 minute walk from Bourton on the Water and a must visit destination when you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds. Jeremy Clarkson Beer The Hawkstone brand is synonymous with great quality lager and you may have seen a lot of it on Jeremy […]

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How do you get to the Cotswolds

Getting to the Cotswolds The Cotswolds may be in the heart of the English countryside, but it is extremely easy to get to by car or public transport. The Cotswolds area is close to motorways making it easily accessible from London, the Midlands and the North. There are also mainline railway stations at Cam and […]

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Weddings in the Cotswolds 

The Cotswold countryside is a perfect place for a wedding, no matter what time of the year it is, as the quintessential English villages provide a fairy tale backdrop for your wedding day. There are many local wedding venues to choose from, so if you’re wondering where to begin, we’ve rounded up a few of […]

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Oxford Walking Tours

We recently spent a couple of hours enjoying one of the Oxford Official Walking Tours. We chose one of the more popular Oxford walking tours around the Oxford University buildings and we were fascinated by all of the history and some of the quirky facts that we would never have known without our brilliantly knowledgeable […]

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What’s on in the Summer in the Cotswolds

We may be biased but we believe there’s no better place to spend the summer than in the Cotswolds. From festivals to film screenings, walking the Thames path to enjoying a day on the water here is our pick of things to do this Summer. 1. Sudeley Sculpture Safari The Sudeley Sculpture Safari is back […]

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Special offers for our guests

StayCotswold is a local holiday cottage company. Our team live in the Cotswolds and many were born and bred here, so we’re very much part of the Cotswold community. We know about the special places to go and the hidden gems and we like to share these with our guests on both our Cotswold Life […]

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Lynwood & Co

Lynwood & Co Café Cirencester, Carterton, Lechlade, Burford & Fairford Lynwood & Co is an independent group of cafes in the Cotswolds that serve amazing coffee in a relaxed friendly environment. The whole team are passionate about coffee and great food made with locally sourced ingredients. What’s more they create everything themselves at their huge […]

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