Useful Cotswoldss info:-

The Cotswolds is a range of idyllic rolling hills set in south central England. They rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswolds Edge. The Cotswoldss stretch the from south-west, just south of Stratford-Upon-Avon to just south of Bath. Although it lays across the boundaries of several English counties, the main ones are Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The Cotswoldss have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty since 1966, making it a really stunning and relaxing place to visit.

Although just being in the presence of the Cotswolds is reason enough to go, there are different activities that you can enjoy. For a bit of fun, The Dragonfly Maze is worth a visit, particularly if you are visiting with children. It is a traditional yew maze with a twist, where you have to try and solve the riddle to reveal the hidden Golden Dragonfly. Children under four get to enter free, and group bookings are available should you be travelling with a large group. The Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens is an excellent attraction to visit. With plenty of parking, being at the park and gardens makes a wonderful day out for all the family. Blenheim Place and Gardens is a superb place for you and your family to explore, particularly on a lovely sunny day. For the more adventurous of you why not try your hand at wakeboarding? The Cotswolds Water Park has large sheltered lakes, expert tuition and equipment hire, perfect for if you are a beginner.

If you wish to view the history of the Cotswolds, there are many attractions that you can visit. The Gloucestshire Warwickshire Railway is an excellent way to view more of the countryside and learn about the history. The rover ticket is valid all day, allowing you to really make it a great family day out. Woodchester Mansion and Berkley Castle are also very worthwhile places to explore the historty of this picturesque area of England.

Taxis

Richards Private Hire (Bourton-on-the-Water) - 07783 693513
1st Travel Service (Cirencester) - 01285 720127
Cotswolds Taxis (Moreton in Marsh) - 07710 117471

 

Restaurants

The Old Bakery Tearooms (Stow-on-the-Wold) - 01451 832172
The Horse and Groom (Bourton-on-the-Hill) -
01386 700413
The Olive Tree (Nailsworth)- 01453 834802

Local Activities

The Dragonfly Maze - http://www.thedragonflymaze.com/
Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens - http://www.Cotswoldswildlifepark.co.uk/
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
- http://www.gwsr.com/

Amenities

  • No of rooms: 20
  • Restaurant
  • Pets allowed
  • Hotel non-smoking throughout
  • TV
  • Cots available
  • Wake up call available

The Unicorn Hotel - Rooms from £69

The Unicorn Hotel is a 17th Century hotel with a lot of character. Set in the heart of the Cotswoldss on Stow-on-the-Wold, the area has so much to offer. There are a number of beautiful golf courses, walks and bike rides to enjoy in the rolling countryside, as well as beautiful gardens and a number of Historic Houses that guests can visit.

All of the bedrooms have a lot of character and individual style. Jacobean furniture nestles against modern fabrics and ancient beams lie against colour washed walls. Modern bathrooms lead off antique furnished bedrooms. There are both half tester and four poster rooms to choose from.  All rooms have a private en-suite bathroom, TV, radio, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a direct dial telephone.

Guests are also welcome to come and relax in the hotel bar, where they can soak up the atmosphere as well as sinking into a comfy chair next to a roaring log fire and wooden settles and relax with a drink and a light meal. The Unicorn Hotel offers a traditional pub menu which can be served in the oak beamed bar, contemporary restaurant or the secluded garden as long as the weather permits.

Amenities

  • No of rooms: 10
  • Wake up call available
  • Free on-site car parking available
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

The Kings Arms - Rooms from £75

The Kings Arms hotel is located in the heart of the Cotswoldss, in the beautiful setting of Stow-on-the-Wold. It is a charming 500 year old former coaching inn, and makes the ideal starting point for those who wish to discover the Cotswoldss and the surrounding areas. The owners’ main focus is making their guests stay as pleasant as possible and that is why everyone receives a warm welcome fit for royalty regardless of whether you are just popping in for a quick drink, enjoying a meal in the restaurant or stopping over for a few nights whilst you explore other places to visit in the Cotswoldss.

The ancient and historic town of Stow-on-the-Wold has always been popular with visitors and has attracted people since the Iron Age. Its handy location makes it an important and natural meeting place as it is located at the junction of six roads. The centre of the town has a remarkably large and impressive market square which is very popular with visitors and worth a look.

Amenities

  • No of rooms: 18
  • On-site car parking available
  • Restaurant/Lounge menu/Bar
  • Hairdryer/TV in each room
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • WiFi available throughout
  • Telephone in each room
  • Disabled access throughout
  • Private dining services
  • Radio
  • Cots available
  • Meeting facilities
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in every room
  • Wake up call available
  • Air conditioning throughout hotel

Number Four at Stow - Rooms from £120

Number Four at Stow is a boutique hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold. Located in the heart of the Cotswoldss, this picturesque village is the perfect setting for any relaxing break. It is also a brilliant base location as you can easily reach other towns from Stow-on-the-Wold, either by walking along bridleways and pathways, or by driving through the glorious countryside.

The stylish bedrooms, including 5 elegant, two-roomed suites are all very well equipped, ensuring that guests have the best stay possible. Guests can expect to enjoy a meal in the intimate, in-house restaurant, Cutler’s at Number Four, where the chef, Brian Cutler offers good, simple and tasty food using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

There is also a small function room that can seat up to forty people, perfect for meetings or private dining. Due to its central location, Number Four at Stow is a brilliant place for business workers to stay, or to hold meetings. The entire hotel is fully air-conditioned and WiFi is free and available throughout the hotel.