The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds fulfil most people’s idea of a ‘typical’ English landscape. The beauty of the Cotswolds is unique in that much of it is man-made. The distinctively picturesque Cotswold villages are typified by churches, manor houses, cottages and tithe barns all constructed from beautiful, mellow, honey-coloured stone. The same honey-coloured stone has been used to construct the myriad network of dry stone walls which criss-crosses the landscape of undulating hills, lush meadows and wooded river valleys.

 

Old wooden door in a honey-coloured stone wall in the village of Stanton

 

The Cotswolds undoubtedly boasts some of England’s best known villages, and our walks will take us to Snowshill, Stanton, Stanway, Broadway, the Slaughters, Broad Campden and Winchcombe. We will also visit Chipping Campden - ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’ - which boasts one of the most complete and unspoilt Medieval high streets in Europe.

 
Broadway Tower with a field of sheep in the foreground
 

 

Of course, the excellence of a guided walking holiday in the Cotswolds isn’t simply dependent on the villages, as the area also possesses ancient woodland, pastoral river valleys and the sweeping curves of the Cotswold Escarpment. Our walks will explore the villages; meander through the valleys of the rivers Eye and Windrush; and climb above the villages to enjoy the extensive views from Dover’s Hill and Broadway Hill. 

We also offer a Twixt-mas break in the Cotswolds and you will find further information in the Festive Tours section of our website.
 
We stay at Three Ways House Hotel [ETC/AA***], a handsome old building situated in the village of Mickleton just outside the attractive town of Chipping Campden. The hotel which provides a very high standard of comfort and service, currently holds a Visit England Gold Award and was also named as the winner of 'Best Small Hotel of the Year' category in the 2006/2007 South West of England Excellence in Tourism Awards. It also holds a 'Gold' award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The dining room, which specialises in using quality local produce, holds an AA rosette. All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom facilities.

Three Ways House is the home of the famous Pudding Club, an organisation dedicated to the survival of the traditional steamed pudding. Even if your visit to Three Ways House doesn’t coincide with one of the club’s twice monthly meetings you will still be able to enjoy home-made Spotted Dick, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lord Randall’s Pudding or Sussex Pond Pudding (to name but a few), safe in the knowledge that your indulgence has helped to perpetuate a great British tradition!

What's included in the price of this holiday?

COT map 

Holiday Options

Easy
Code:COT1
Date:Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2017
Grade:Easy
Nights:7
Price:£1,095.00
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Easy
Code:COT2
Date:Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2017
Grade:Easy
Nights:5
Price:£795.00
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Easy
Code:COT3
Date:Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2017
Grade:Easy
Nights:5
Price:£795.00
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  • All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
  • Single traveller? We shall have a limited number of single rooms available at no extra cost. Alternatively, pay an additional £25 per night and enjoy sole occupancy of a double room. (More about single supplement)

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Travel information
Rail: Moreton-in-Marsh
Onward travel: Public bus or taxi

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