Things to do during your self-catering Winchcombe cottages holiday

The town of Winchcombe is ideally situated in a picturesque, peaceful valley within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is a honeypot for guests looking to enjoy hikes of the surrounding hills, cycling around the many country lanes and shopping and eating in the beautiful town and surrounding villages. 

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Nearby Sudely Castle is home to ten beautiful, award winning gardens. Visitors can explore the beautifully restored 15th century St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives, now lies entombed. Younger visitors will be delighted to find a fantastic playground and fun fort, ready to create a new adventure. 

Walkers should start with the very easy walk along the path at the River Isbourne – the only north flowing river in the country! The source of the river can be found at Cleeve Hill and Common, a 1,000 acre area of the Cotswold Hills where you can take in spectacular views from what is the highest point in the Cotswolds.  

Ten minutes by car will take you to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway where you can enjoy a trip on a steam or heritage diesel train through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. Passengers will delight in the outstanding views of picturesque hamlets and villages, before taking in the incredible scenery across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. 

Car enthusiasts should head over to The Bugatti Trust, where they will find a small collection of cars, engines and drawings charting the history and technology behind these most beautiful vehicles. 

With plenty to see and do in the area, visitors will be thankful of a place to kick back and refuel and Winchcombe doesn’t disappoint. The town has several great pubs, from the Sri-Lankan influenced menu at the Plaisterers Arms to the excellent unpretentious ‘home-cooked’ food on offer at the White Hart Inn, Corner Cupboard and Lion Inn. 

You could pick up a treat to enjoy in the cosiness of your holiday cottage from one of the many local cafes and tearooms. There’s simply nothing better than a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake, nestled on the sofa in a comfortable Cotswold Cottage. 

Find your perfect holiday cottage in Winchcombe by browsing our collection of Cotswold holiday accommodation above. If you don’t find a property in the Winchcombe area that suits your holiday home needs, you can browse all of our Cotswold Holiday Cottages here. https://staycotswold.co.uk/property/