Has anyone ever rented a place for a month in the Cotswolds? If yes, do you have a recommendation? Thanks.
Hi Sharon, no I haven't but....I think it would be fabulous!! During the month you could go to Moreton-in-Marsh and get the train to take some day trips. I think I would like to stay in either Broadway or Bourton-on-the-Water, both beautiful villages.
I haven't stayed for a month, but my wife and I spent a week at Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter and everything was perfect. I highly recommend dinner here or at the least High Tea. And walking on Warden's Way through the fields to Burton-On-The-Water is a must.
I would look for a self catering cottage. The National Trust has many listings but arrangements may be required well in advance. The cottages look very charming( I have their catalog) . In the hamlet of Stanton are the Stanton Court Cottages and this location would be near Stow-on-Wold where there are restaurants and also a large Tesco for supplies. Good luck in your search-am very envious!
Susan, that is a brilliant idea! The webpage is http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.uk/?campid=E0310LP02
Sharon, Can you get a place large enuf for all of us.
Thanks for all your suggestions! Yes, it would be nice to get a place large enough for everyone. We are in the thinking/planning phase - we'll see if we actually do it. Our 15 days in England this summer was so wonderful - we just want to go back. We have been there so many times and never tire of it.
Try the Landmark Trust - they renovate/restore historic buildings and let them out for holidays. Here are the ones in the Cotswolds area: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/270/West_Banqueting_House_and_Almonry http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/173/East_Banqueting_House http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/BuildingDetails/Overview/61/Field_House So far, with Landmark, I've stayed in Rosslyn Castle (Edinburgh), Saddell House (Kintyre Peninsular), Gargunnock House (Stirling), Beckford's Tower (Bath), and Hampton Court Palace (London) - all great.
Thank you Simon!
That... Sounds... AWESOME! I am so envious right now, I can't even give any worthwhile advice on your post!
We booked a cottage in the Cotswolds using Trip Advisor for a month in August-September 2012. We'll be celebrating my husband's 70th birthday, and the Cotswolds were his favorite of all the places we've visited in England. We're really looking forward to some leisurely exploring, using Rick as our main guide, of course.
We rented a cotttage in the small town of Winchombe, we paid 190 pounds for 4 nights and it was worth every penny. It was called the Windsor Cottage and you should be able to find it by Googling the cottage name and the town. Nearby is an historic operating Railway, Sudeley Castle, Stratford Upon Avon, and many villages throughout the northern Cotwolds. We shopped at the Tesco in Bishops Cleeve, about a 10 minute drive but the town store had most of what we needed too.
Thank you, Darren. This place looks wonderful!
I rented cottages in England several times and highly recommend it. My favorite rental source was English Country Cottages. http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk/ I found them by googling "english rental cottages" or something like that...many popped up and I chose this company. Rented two cottages from them (one in Bradford on Avon and one in Devon) and had great experiences (both in rental process and property selection) both times. Have fun selecting!
We rented a cottage on Sheeps Lane (South View Cottage) in Stow on the Wold. I would highly recommend this village as it had a bakery, butcher, pubs, restaurants, etc. and was easy as a touring site. We loved it.
No I haven't but there are some great luxury cottages at Cheviot Holiday cottages in Northumberland, UK