There are so many things to enjoy during your stay, it’s hard to get it all down, in fact, it’s impossible. You could stay in Chalford, walk locally through the stunning hills and vales, explore the vibrant local arts scene on your doorstep, just read and relax in the gardens, or take your children to the nearby award-winning park.
Or slightly further afield, you could enjoy a range of things from gliding at Aston Down to canoeing at the Cotswold Water Park; from walking the Five Valleys to shopping for antiques in Tetbury. In the nearby Regency towns of Cheltenham or Bath you can indulge in some window shopping (or more) or enjoy Cheltenham’s famous Festivals, which take place throughout the year.
In nearby Cirencester you can discover the region’s Roman origins in the Corinium Musuem. These and many many more activities and sights in the area will ensure you a have an enjoyable stay!
In each property there is a folder stuffed full of local information on places to eat and drink and things to visit – here are just a few interesting links :
Riding around this beautiful region on an electric bike (great for those hills), hired from a Stroud-based company who also supply a “Treasure Trail experience” http://pedegoeurope.com/electric-bike-hire/
Fancy gliding? http://www.cotswoldgliding.co.uk/
Enjoy walking? http://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/
Visit beautiful Kelmscott Manor where William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti lived and worked http://www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk/
Explore the towns and villages in the area, including Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bath and much more… Check out http://www.cotswolds.com/attractions for some tips
Go shopping for antiques in Tetbury http://www.visittetbury.co.uk/antique
Visit the birdwatcher’s paradise at Slimbridge http://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/
Splash about in the Cotswold Water Park http://www.waterpark.org
Watch the zebras at Cotswold Wildlife Park http://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk/
Or the deer at Prinknash bird and deer park http://www.thebirdpark.com/
Enjoy Cheltenham’s cultural festivals – literature, jazz, science or music http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/
Try your luck on the horses at the Cheltenham Cup http://www.cheltenham.co.uk
Admire the beautiful Autumn or Spring colours at Westonbirt Arboretum http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt
Go site-seeing in Oxford, Bath or Bristol – all about an hour’s drive
…and of course all the other beautiful Cotswold towns and villages like Bibury, Stow on the Wold, Burford and the Slaughters…