Cotswolds

A family getaway at Lower Mill Estate, nr Cirencester, Cotswolds

A family getaway at Lower Mill Estate, nr Cirencester, Cotswolds

It’s so lovely to go on breaks in the UK where you can really switch off and feel like you’ve got away from the world. Really got away from the world. Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds is one of those places which feels almost timeless. In this gated community of self-catering houses children play […]

Sunday lunch at the Old Boathouse Pub, Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire

Sunday lunch at the Old Boathouse Pub, Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire

There are not many English pubs which can boast sumptuous lunches coupled with views of tranquil lakes, swans and ducks. The Old Boathouse Pub at South Cerney, sits in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold Water Park. Within walking distance of the Cotswold Four Pillars Hotel, this smart pub and restaurant is a perfect spot […]

Chavenage House – an Elizabethan manor near Tetbury (and one of the locations for Poldark)

Chavenage House – an Elizabethan manor near Tetbury (and one of the locations for Poldark)

If you haven’t been completely absorbed by the BBC’s Poldark drama you have really been missing out and need to catch up quick. This evocative drama is set in rugged Cornwall in the 18th century and is atmospheric, captivating and full of drama (not to mention Ross Poldark being rather nice to look at!). But […]

Bibury Court Hotel, Cotswolds, England – Hotel Review

Bibury Court Hotel, Cotswolds, England – Hotel Review

  William Morris once described the Cotswold village of Bibury as ‘the most beautiful village in England’ and it’s easy to see why – it’s tranquil, picturesque and chocolate-box perfect. Set aside from the village is the Bibury Court Hotel and it really is an oasis of calm and well-being. Bibury Court Hotel – Hotel […]

Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars – Hotel Review

Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars – Hotel Review

Cotswold Water Park Hotel and Location –  Set in the magical environment of the Cotswold Water Park – over 40 square miles of lakes, woodland and rivers just outside of Cirencester, this is an area of natural beauty and just teeming with wildlife. The layout of  the Four Pillars hotel is wonderful. Nearly all of […]

Gypsy Horse Fair – Stow on the Wold

Gypsy Horse Fair – Stow on the Wold

This is one of our favourite day trips out – a day when you almost feel like you’re in another country. The gypsy horse fair at Stow on the Wold, in the Cotswolds, is a twice a year gathering (in May and October) that attracts travellers from miles around. Dating back to 1476 the fair […]