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WIN A £500 HOLIDAY WITH MANOR COTTAGES / HIDEAWAYS

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You now have a fabulous opportunity to WIN A HOLIDAY IN ONE OF OUR LOVELY COTTAGES. The winner will be drawn at random among those signed up to the Manor Cottages / HIDEAWAYS mailing list by midnight on the 30th of June, 2018. You are free to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. £500 is enough for a week in many of our holiday...

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The Visitor's Guide to Northleach

Take a break from a hectic journey along the A40 and spend some time exploring the charming Cotswold market town of Northleach. Hidden away in a valley near the crossroads of an ancient Roman road, the Fosse Way, and the A40, you may recognise it as one of the stars of BBC3’s irreverent comedy ‘This Country’. It’s certainly worth a detour having...

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The Visitor's Guide to Nailsworth

It seems all roads and rivers lead to the bustling community of Nailsworth in this part of the Cotswolds. And those very rivers mean it can, somewhat unusually, boast the largest number of working watermills per square mile in the country – follow the mill trail to find out more. At the town’s heart, you’ll find artists and artisans alongside...

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The Visitor's Guide to Winchcombe

The embodiment of quintessential Cotswold beauty, the Anglo-Saxon town of Winchcombe lies nestled in a valley amongst the Cotswold Hills which rise dramatically around it....

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The Visitor's Guide to Woodstock

Perhaps most famous for the architectural jewel that is Blenheim Palace, Woodstock itself should not be overlooked as it is a place bursting with history and charm. Acting as a ‘gateway’ to the Cotswolds, when you stay in a holiday cottage in Woodstock, you will...

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The Visitor's Guide to Tetbury

A thriving market town in the heart of the Cotswolds, Tetbury is a real favourite of ours. There has been a settlement here since 681AD when the Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded and the town’s continued prosperity was built further on the wool trade which thrived in this region for centuries. Nowadays it has an excellent reputation for...

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27 Super Shopping Experiences in the Cotswolds

We are so lucky to have a vast array of wonderful shops in the Cotswolds, many independently run and all full of the most fabulous things, clothes, food items, trinkets and homewares that we just love. Whether you’re looking for delicious, locally grown produce, a special memento of your visit or even a gift for someone, you really will be...

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18 Lovely Tearooms in the Cotswolds

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea,” writes Henry James at the start of his novel ‘The Portrait of a Lady’....

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24 hours in Cirencester

Cirencester is a beautiful market square that is pinpointed by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist. The town of Cirencester contains a variety of historical and interesting buildings that have called the square home for several centuries. There is no better place for a family getaway that is both fun and educational! There is...

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WIN a family ticket to BIRDLAND.

You now have a fabulous opportunity to WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO BIRDLAND in Bourton-on-the-Water. Sign up to our mailing list for your chance to WIN one of two family tickets to Birdland. The winners are drawn from all sign-ups on Monday the 31st of July, 2017 and...

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Summer Events in Stratford-upon-Avon 2017

You may think that the quaint timber-framed buildings, picturesque riverbank pathways, mix of traditional and modern pubs and restaurants, shopping boutiques and rich cultural history are enough to warrant a visit to the beautiful, medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon; but if you are heading that way this summer, there is so much more on...

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6 luxurious cottages for your dog-friendly holiday

Why would you holiday without your best friend? Forget smuggling your pooch into a hotel room or settling for anything less than pure luxury just because you're on holiday in the Cotswolds with your dog. These six holiday cottages in the Cotswolds prove that you and your pet can have the holiday of a lifetime together while living it up in...

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21 Super Summer Festivals in Cotswolds

Summer is just around the corner, and if you are spending your holidays in Cotswolds, you are in for a fun-filled treat as you get to take your pick from any of these 21 fabulous festivals in Cotswolds. Lechlade Festival 26-28 May. Riverside Park,...

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Lovely Places to see Snowdrops in the Cotswolds

What better sign that the brighter days of spring are on their way, than a carpet of beautiful snowdrops (Galanthus)? Surprisingly varied in height, flower size, shape and even colouring these lovely flowers are amongst the first to raise their heads in the year, bringing pleasure to us...

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School Holiday Dates in 2017

January is usually the busiest time for holiday bookings for the entire year, so when you and your family are planning your holidays for 2016, have a look first at this useful calendar of the UK School Holiday Dates. So if you’re planning a family vacation in a school holiday, don’t let your dream holiday cottage get snapped up by someone...

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Activity Holidays in the Cotswolds

Any regular visitor to the Cotswolds will know that there is plenty to do here, any time of year, not least in the great outdoors. Choose from a vast array of activities on offer, ranging...

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Our 10% OFF Black Friday Offer

*The Black Friday Offer ends at midnight on Monday 28th November 2016. The offer is intended as an incentive for customers looking to book a Cotswolds, Wye Valley or Bath...

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The Big Christmas Markets in the Cotswolds

With its historic towns, chocolate box villages and beautiful scenery, what better place is there to get into the Christmas spirit than the Cotswolds? And there is plenty of Christmas spirit at our Christmas...

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WIN A LUXURY HOLIDAY IN THE COTSWOLDS

You now have a fabulous opportunity to WIN A LUXURIOUS HOLIDAY IN THE COTSWOLDS. We're giving away a stay in a Manor Cottages holiday property in the Cotswolds worth £500, but that's not all, of course, because we went to some of our good friends to ask if they would like...

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Are You Ready For The Open At Cheltenham In November?

The nights are drawing in and the days (and nights) are definitely getting colder, but that doesn’t mean there is less to look forward to when you visit the Cotswolds on a great weekend away in the UK. In fact, there is a good event worth seeing in Cheltenham in the middle of November, as the Open gets underway. Three days in...

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27 Amazing Dining Pubs in the Cotswolds

When visiting the Cotswolds, alongside the outstanding natural beauty and picturesque town and villages, you will find a true abundance of wonderful places to eat and drink as well. These are 27 pubs in the Cotswolds that are sure to quench your thirst and satisfy your palate. <a href="http://www.thewildrabbit.co.uk/"...

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