The small Cotswold market town of Lechlade is nestled on the southern border of the Cotswolds, close to the three rivers Coln, Leach and the Thames. Not surprisingly, with so many rivers to choose from, Lechlade is a favourite mooring place for passing leisure boats.
Riverside Park on the outskirts of the village gives access to picturesque walks along the Thames path and there are plenty of spots along the river where you can hop onto a boat cruise. There is no better way to take in the glorious countryside than with the gentle sounds of the river lapping against the edges of your boat as you sail along the river. Depending on which route you choose, you may get to see the furthest upstream lock on the River Thames – St Johns Lock, where you can settle down on the grass and watch the leisure cruisers pass by.Read More
Nearby, you will find the beautiful National Trust house and gardens at Buscott Park. The stately home is, to this day, the family residence of Lord Faringdon and visitors can take in the family art collection which hangs throughout the home. The extensive gardens make for a delightful walk, as you take in the sights and smells of the flowers in bloom, in the Four Seasons garden and the splendid Italianate water gardens.
The Cotswold retreat of William Morris, poet, designer and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement, still houses an outstanding collection of 17th century furniture, several of which have come from Morris’ London homes. Outside the manor there are enchanting riverside gardens and in the impressive farm barns you will find the delightful tearooms and gift shop.
A recent business that started in Lechlade, not to be missed, is the Sourdough Revolution. They do the best sourdough bread ever, freshly baked in their bakery, and they also do pizza takeaway…..delicious!
Families should take the short car journey over to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens where visitors can spot penguins, giant tortoises, zebra, the white rhinos, giraffes and lions. The spectacular gardens stretch across some 160 acres of the park, and besides the walled gardens and the tropical house you will find a wide variety of planting styles in and around the animal enclosures.
Visitors to Lechlade will find plenty to keep them occupied in the wonderful Cotswolds countryside and will be glad to retire to their Cotswold holiday cottage as the sun starts to set on a tiring and somewhat action-packed day. Our guests are always thankful of the home comforts that all of our properties provide, from a soak in the tub to relaxing on the sofa with a book and glass of wine, our Cotswold cottages really are a home from home.
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