Sleeps: 5 – 6
The beautiful Cotswolds Commons (managed by National Trust) are just a twenty minute drive and offer some of the finest views in the country, taking in the endless landscape of the Cotswolds as well as the Severn Estuary and even Wales on a good day. Abundant with flora and fauna, cattle and horses graze freely over the common land. Dotted with picturesque villages such as Minchinhampton, Amberley and Box there are plenty of opportunities for fine dining in gastro pubs as well as real ale pubs on the commons. Winstone’s Ice Cream Factory Shop near The Bear at Rodborough provides the perfect stop-over on a sunny day for a refreshing treat and panoramic views over the glorious undulating Golden Valley.
Penrith Lodge provides welcoming self-catering accommodation and is a perfect base for visits throughout the region including not only Bath, Cirencester and Gloucester, but also Regency Cheltenham, Oxford with its dreamy spires, the city of Bristol, Shakespeare’s birthplace and Stratford-upon-Avon to name just a few. There are an abundance of places to visit and both historic and cultural activities including the National Westonbirt Arboretum and Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The area also offers impressive opportunities for shopping with designer outlets, world class cities and antiques, and gorgeous market towns with boutiques that put the fun back into shopping. This spectacular area has something for everyone.
• Country pubs & restaurants
• Multi-award winning farmer’s market, best in the UK
• Golf Courses
• Horse Riding & Equestrian events at Gatcombe Park, Badminton Horse Trials, Polo Club Cirencester, Cheltenham Races
• The Cotswold Water Park – a complex of 140 lakes
• Train, Bus and Coach Stations close by
• Severn-Bore (Natural Event)
• Cheeserolling (May Bank Holiday)
• Hot Air Ballooning
• & more!
For activities and things to do close by, please check our Things To Do page.