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Things to Do Cotswolds (Places to Eat & Fascinating Attractions)

Eating out near Monks Mill Barn

Eating out near Monks Mill Barn Luxury Holiday Let

You are spoilt for choice if you want to eat out when you stay at Monks Mill Barn. There are so many good pubs and restaurants, cafes and farm shops nearby, meaning you only have to cook if you want to.

Here are 3 of our favourite establishments. They come highly recommended and are only a short distance away from our beautiful holiday cottage.

  • Beaufort Restaurant in the Hare and Hounds Hotel, Tetbury. A 2 AA rosette standard, award winning restaurant.
  • Gumstool Inn, next to Calcott Manor, Tetbury. As they say themselves – “The food is lovely! It is pub food, but it’s better than pub food, if that makes sense!”
  • Wild Garlic restaurant, Nailsworth. Makes good food & the World a better place.

Enjoy a delicious meal and you can look forward to a blissful night’s sleep upon your return to your luxury accommodation – one of the best parts of staying in country cottages in the Cotswolds!  

Stay at Monks Mill Barn and we can recommend plenty of other places to eat out, for bookings contact us or call us on 01453 511824.

Westonbirt Arboretum – A spectacular collection of internationally important trees and shrubs

Explore the 17 miles of paths and discover over 2,500 different types of tree from all over the world in a guided walk or a self-led trail.

The National Arboretum was planted by Robert Holford; a wealthy, Victorian land owner in the 1850s. It is made up of 3 areas so there is something for all visitors. Whether you are there to take the dog for a walk, have a picnic or discover the beautiful stately avenues and trees

Tetbury and surrounding area

Situated in the ‘Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, the Tetbury of today is one of the most beautiful Cotswold towns with its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty — a delight for those who visit this jewel of the Cotswolds. It is a thriving market town built around its outstanding seventeenth century Market Hall. As well as offering a unique retail experience with many individually owned shops, it is also a major centre for antiques.   Tetbury has also been the winner of Gloucestershire’s  Best Market  Town Award.

Wherever you are, you’ll see the skyline is dominated by the magnificent spire of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin.

With one of the tallest spires in the UK, this Georgian Gothic masterpiece – together with Tetbury’s many other listed buildings – make the town a designated outstanding conservation area.

Badminton House & Horse Trials

The dukedom of Beaufort was created in 1682, being granted to Henry, 3rd Marquess of Worcester in reward for his service to the Stuart monarchy.

The Manor of Badminton was purchased by the Worcesters in 1608, originally for a younger son of the family. The Estates came back to the main branch of the family in 1655 and in the middle 1660s rebuilding of the old house started. The 1st Duke of Beaufort retrieved the family fortunes which had suffered badly in the civil wars and made Badminton his home.

The 3rd Duke (1707 – 1745) remodelled the house again. Architect James Gibbs made some major changes to the East and West wings (which are now as he left them) and then William Kent completed the North front, giving it its Palladian appearance, adding height and emphasis with the unusual pediment and two cupolas.

Badminton House is now the family home of the 11th Duke of Beaufort. He is President of the Horse Trials and was himself a very successful rider in the sport, being placed second here in 1959.

Cirencester Park & The Bathhurst Estate

Cirencester Park is open to the public free of charge, for visitors on foot and on horseback by kind permission of The Trustees of the Earl’s Fund and the 9th Earl and Countess Bathurst.

Please ensure that visitors make a note and respect the opening times and simple rules shown below.

Opening Times

8am to 5pm every day throughout the year, where visitors are welcome to walk or ride. Please note: Access to certain, or all areas of the estate, especially on particular occasions, may be restricted from time to time. These may be subject to change, reflecting different events. These changes will normally be indicated, as much as is possible, by notices posted within the Park itself.

The Georgian City of Bath

Whether you fancy a romantic short break, a fun family holiday, an indulgent foodie getaway or an exciting day out on the bus or train, Bath is guaranteed to delight. Discover England’s most complete Georgian architecture, iconic visitor attractions such as stonehenge and longleat safari park, great boutique shopping, fantastic nightlife, fabulous festivals and a remarkable range of restaurants, bars and cafés.

As the official visitor information website for Bath and the surrounding area, we at Bath Tourism Plus are excited to welcome you to our special city. We hope you will find everything you need here to make the very most of your visit and ensure it’s as enjoyable as possible. Our expert local knowledge provides inspiration and ideas on the very best way to spend your visit – from local events and popular restaurants to the best pubs, action packed activities and great special offers too.

The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way offers just over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment, and journeys through picturesque villages and past famous ancient sites. This long distance walking trail runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north and the city of Bath in the south.

The trail is 102 miles (164 km) long, and runs for most of its length on the Cotswold escarpment. It passes through many picturesque villages and close to a significant number of historic sites, for example the Roman heritage at Bath, the Neolithic burial chamber at Belas Knap, Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe, Hailes Abbey and many beautiful churches and historic houses.

Beaufort Polo Club

Beaufort Polo Club

Just over the hill to Tetbury you’ll find the Beaufort Polo club who have events most weekends throughout the season. The Beaufort club is the centre for Polo development and competition in The Cotswolds. See the full Polo fixture list here.

Things to do and see in the South Cotswolds near Monks Mill Barn

The South Cotswolds is the perfect location to explore the historic cities of Bristol and Bath, but there are plenty more fascinating places to visit nearby. Our country cottage is in the ideal setting, whether you want peace and total relaxation or prefer to take part in a spot of sight-seeing, there’s something for everyone.

See the Cotswold Tourist Board for their recommendations of things to do and see in the local area. If you want to make enquiries about bookings, or find out more information about Monks Mill Barn cottage holidays and what they have to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Please telephone 01453 511824 for all booking enquiries.