Holiday cottages near Hidcote Manor Garden in the Cotswolds

Views of the Cotswolds; golden stone buildings, charming villages, lazy rivers

Attractions of this part of the Cotswolds

Stretton-on-Fosse is a quiet village on the fringe of the Cotswolds with easy links from the Roman Fosse Way (A429) to places of historical interest and quaint settlements. 

cirencester church cotswoldsThe conservation area of Stretton-on-Fosse has an eclectic mix of mellow Cotswold stone buildings - many of which are thatched and a joy to look at.  Stretton-on-Fosse is ideally placed as a base to visit Stratford upon Avon and theatres is only 20 minutes away, Warwick with its castle, Oxford with prestigious university, Banbury, Regency Cheltenham and Cirencester as well as many beautiful Cotswold hvillages such as Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Lower Slaughter, Blockley and Broadway to explore.

A little further afield there are numerous delightful Cotswold Villages, all with their own uniqueness: - Malmesbury, Cirencester, Bilbury, Bourton on the water, Chipping Campden, Stown on the Wold to name a few.

Local events in the Cotswolds:

  • Cheltenham Race Week Festival - in mid March, 
  • Badminton Horse Trials - early spring, 
  • The Woolsack races - spring bank holiday Monday, 
  • The Royal International Air Tattoo - at RAF Fairford in July, 
  • Gatcombe Horse Trials - early August, 
  • Polo - played regularly at Westonbirt and Cirencester, 
  • Craft and Antique Fairs - several major fairs held through the year, 
  • Tetbury Music Festival - early October.

The Cotswold Way is within easy reach and excellent for walking, or closer to home, the gentle undulating country lanes can be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists alike.

The Cotswold Water Park - Britain's largest area of inland water. Angling and a wide range of water sports are on offer here.

Find more beautiful country cottages in the Cotswolds here.


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