If we can’t tempt you into the saddle and riding just isn’t your thing, never fear there is so much to do, see and enjoy in the Cotswolds, you are literally spoilt for choice! Here are a few of our very own personal Cotswold favourites.

Without wishing to appear biased, The Bathurst Estate is a must! We are very fortunate to be situated in/on one of the country’s most beautiful privately owned parks. Take time to explore some 3,000 acres of park and ancient woodland.

Consider visiting the wonderful gardens at Highgrove House, although advance booking is essential. The magnificent Blenheim Palace in the historic town of Woodstock, Westonbirt Arboretum, and the beautiful Cotswold villages of Bibury and Burford are all worth a detour.

Places To Stay

We love the romance of Barnsley House ( their cocktails are delicious too! ) and the family fun to be had at Calcot Manor, and who can resist the opulent glamour of The Lakes by Yoo.

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Whatley Manor

The best afternoon tea in the West Of England. Scrumptious home made cakes and scones are not to be missed and every trip to the Cotswolds should include a visit to Whatley where your pooch will be as pampered as you are! Take a seat in one of Whatleys relaxing lounges or in Summer their charming terraces ( the gardens are a must also ) and enjoy their delicious savouries and sweet treats. You will not be disappointed.

Places To Eat

If you are feeling peckish then why not stop for a bite at our very own clubhouse? Or if you prefer, stroll down the historic Cecily Hill and stop at The Beano for a coffee, you may meet a few interesting locals. In town you will find two firm favourites: Made By Bob aka MBB Brasserie situated by the Corn Hall and Jack’s Tea Room & Kitchen in Black Jack St.

A good Pub

We like The Village Pub in Barnsley, serving traditional pub classic food. If you over indulge it has rooms too. Popular with the horsey crowd is The Polo Pub aka Fostons Ash near Stroud. They serve a wonderful Sunday lunch and are known for their amazing smokey steaks.

Children will adore The Cotswold Wildlife Park (green fingered grown ups will love the close by Burford Garden Company, I know I do) and Cirencesters very own naturally fed spring water open air swimming pool.

We have wonderful farm shops too and Jolly Nice Farmshop and Kitchen near Stroud is one of the best and lets not forget the prestigious Daylesford Organic Farmshop & Cafe near Kingham.

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