In 1966, the Cotswolds was declared an area of outstanding natural beauty (A.O.N.B) and from the moment you are welcomed by its leafy boundaries, it is immediately clear why. From mystical woodland to softly rolling fields and meandering footpaths to cosy hamlets, the Cotswolds is a special place that those staying at Monks Mill Barn can call home – however long their Cotswolds holiday break. For city-dwellers looking to escape the hustle and bustle and those longing for the epitome of British beauty, a holiday break in the Cotswolds has long been a way to escape. Staying in a luxury self-catering cottage in the Cotswolds offers the perfect haven from which to explore, enjoy and relax. With that in mind, we want to share 4 reasons why everyone can enjoy the Cotswolds on a holiday break.
The Cotswolds is a Stunning Holiday Break Destination
Remember the OANB award we mentioned earlier? Covering almost 800 square miles, the Cotswolds is the largest of its kind across England and Wales. Running through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire), the Cotswolds offers a natural world unlike the rest of the UK, with towns and villages interspersed throughout. From your luxury holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, you will quickly join one of 3000 miles worth of footpath which makes the countryside so accessible, without spoiling its exquisite beauty.
The Cotswolds Eateries are amongst Britain’s Best
In the quest for honest, locally sourced cuisine, it is near on impossible to go wrong here. In whatever direction from your luxury holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, you are certain to find anything from award-winning gastropubs to country cafes. It would be something of an anomaly to end up in an eatery that did not source its ingredients from the wealth of produce available in the Cotswolds. Of course, for those staying in one of the Cotswolds’ luxury self-catering cottages such as Monks Mill Barn, your local food market will hold a wealth of fresh and delicious produce.
The Cotswolds has Famous Markets and Festivals Galore
From food markets full of fresh produce and a myriad of colours to craft markets featuring the intricate work of local artists, the Cotswolds is home to a great many markets through which to amble. You can find some of the most popular markets here. Festivals are also a favourite across the Cotswolds featuring anything from music, literature, beer, food, medieval fun and the RAF. Simply visit the Cotswolds’ official tourism website to see what’s going on during your holiday break.
There is Something for Everyone in the Cotswolds
For many people, their holiday break in the Cotswolds is their opportunity to take things easy. Whether resting in a luxury holiday cottage or one of the Cotswolds’ many B&Bs, there is certainly an easy-living feeling here which is the perfect remedy for those in need of a rest. Exploring local towns and villages, or taking gentle strolls in the seemingly endless countryside, there is an effortless loveliness in the Cotswolds, should you want that from your stay.
For those with a need for speed, or wanting to really earn their hearty pub dinner, the Cotswold is awash with activities to get the heart rate going. Of course, a well-paced full-day hike is sure to hit the spot. However, if you really want to get the adrenaline racing, 417 Project – a 100 acre bike park close to Cheltenham – is one of the places to do just that.
For those staying at Monks Mill Barn, our luxury self-catering holiday cottage, we have put together a list of some of our favourite things to do in the South Cotswolds during a holiday break. There is no bias here; the Cotswolds is a truly magical place. To learn more about Monks Mill Barn, check availability or to make a booking, get in touch today. You can call 07941590391, email email@example.com, or visit our website.