The local area

We are ideally situated for touring Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, historic Warwick and of course the Cotswolds.(More details below) Bike hire is available locally from Cotswold Country Cycles. Walking routes are numerous and varied for all ages and abilities, maybe a stroll up to Dover's Hill to gaze at the panoramic view to the Malvern Hills and Welsh Mountains on a clear day.

For the more adventurous, the northern end of the Cotswold Way begins in Chipping Campden's historic High Street. For wider sporting activity, there are numerous local golf courses, a local swimming pool and horse riding available nearby. There are a huge number of places to visit within the locality. From Castles at Warwick and Sudeley, the Palace at Blenheim, the Shakespeare Properties in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

There are a wealth of National Trust properties, all within easy driving distance, the nearest being the world famous "Hidcote Garden" - just 2 miles away.

The outdoor pleasures offered by Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Mill Dene, Batsford Arboretum, Westonbirt Arboretum are outstanding and offer such seasonal variation.

Villages

Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden has been described as the Jewel in the Crown of Cotswold towns. Built on the wealth of the wool trade, it has a magnificent curved high street with classical buildings of honey colored stone. Unspoilt it has a wealth of shops pubs and resteraunts to choose from.

The Slaughters
Two pretty traditional Cotswold stone villages that have remained mainly unchanged for over a century. The mill at lower Slaughter features a giant working waterwheel.

Bourton on the Water
Very popular with tourists. The river Windrush flows through the main street with lawns either side and low ornamental bridges as crossing places.

Winchcombe
Once the site of one of the largest Benedictine Monasteries in England it is another classical town with small shops good pubs and tea rooms. Close by is Sudley Castle and Belas Knap a stone age burial mound dating from 2,500 BC.

Stanton
A pretty unspoilt Cotswold village on the edge of the Cotswolds with a traditional pub and some of the best walking paths in the area.

Stanway
This estate village has a magnificent house with a tythe barn and one of the highest gravity fountains in the formal gardens.

Snowshill
This unspoilt village also has a traditional pub. A lavendar farm is close by.