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 Lechlade, Burford, Carterton, Fairford, Bampton, Cirencester and Northleach 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 […]

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10 Things to do in Lechlade-on-Thames

Lechlade is a bustling market town on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Its idyllic location on the banks of the river Thames makes it one of our favourite places to visit, so we thought we would share our top 10 things to do on a visit to Lechlade. 1. Thames Path No visit to […]

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The Fox at Barrington

The Fox Pub & Restaurant Barrington The Fox at Barrington is a beautiful Cotswold pub, located right on the banks of the River Windrush in the picturesque village of Great Barrington, just 2 miles from the town of Burford. The King family took over the location in early 2022 and have lovingly renovated it throughout, […]

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The Angel at Burford

The Angel Pub & Restaurant Burford The Angel at Burford is a family and dog-friendly award-winning gastro pub, located in the medieval town of Burford in the Cotswolds. Situated just off the High Street, it is bursting with Cotswold charm and has been run by the King family since 2011. The interior is warm and […]

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10 Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

What to do in Bourton-on-the-Water Discover our top 10 best things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water and get planning your holiday in the Venice of the Cotswolds today with StayCotswold! 1. Model Village  A great attraction for all the family is the Model Village which you will find directly in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. This tiny […]

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5 Best Ice Cream Parlours in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Ice Cream Discover the best ‘ice cream parlours near me in the Cotswolds’ and check out our top 5 below! Winstones Cotswold Ice Cream, near Stroud  Winstones has been producing award-winning artisan ice cream since 1925 and we still can’t get enough of it! The famous Cotswold ice cream parlour can be found on […]

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