Our Cotswolds Guide

Hobbs House Bakery in the Cotswolds

The Hobbs Family have been baking in the Cotswolds since the 1920's and are now bringing up their sixth generation of aspiring bakers. A visit to the fascinating town of Tetbury brings the opportunity to visit one of their shops. As well as selling a wonderful range of bread (including sourdough made from their 60 year old sourdough starter) you ...
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One of the best places to see birds of prey in the country

Blakehill Nature Reserve features in a guide put together by the Wildlife Trust of great places to see raptors in the UK. Blakehill Nature Reserve is just a 10 minute drive from the Lower Mill Estate. Short-eared owls are often seen hunting over the meadow. Short-eared owls are unlike many other owls in that they can often be seen hunting ...
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Batsford Arboretum

This weekend the popular BBC1 Programme Countryfile will be featuring Batsford Arboretum. Countryfile will focus on Batsford Arboretum's use of Tomographing which is a technique which uses a form of x-ray to show the extent of decay within trees. This technique has been used to enable the arboretum to decide whether or not a tree needs to be felled. Batsford ...
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Would you like to wake up to this view?

This is the view from the master bedroom at Daisy Chain.‪#‎aroomwithaview‬ ‪#‎cotswoldfamilyholidays‬ #ns #DaisyChain   Check this out on Google+ ...
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Snowdrops

Four of the best places to see Snowdrops in the Cotswolds

With the mild winter that we have had, snowdrops are already emerging in considerable numbers.  Now is a great time to plan to visit some of the wonderful snowdrop collections that can be found in the Cotswolds. Painswick Rococo Garden These gardens, a masterpiece of 18th Century landscape design are set in a hidden Cotswold Valley and as well as ...
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When to stay at Cotswold Family Holidays

When to stay at Cotswold Family Holidays

With so many lovely things to enjoy when staying at Daisy Chain on the Lower Mill Estate, it can be difficult to decide when to stay.  Hopefully this graphic will make your decision a little bit easier! ...
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Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles which is made up of over 150 lakes. The area is of international importance for overwintering birds. In 2015, 175 different species of birds were sighted within the water park. Careful records of sightings are kept and a website which reports current visitors is a brilliant resource for guests wanting ...
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Happy New Year!

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10 Spectacular Cotswolds Views

The Cotswolds are a beautiful area to explore, with many wonderful vistas to drink in. the rolling hills, the patch work fields, the honey-coloured stone. A selection of 10 of the most unforgettable views can be found at http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/home/10_of_the_most_unforgettable_cotswold_views_1_4348085Do you have any more you would add to this list? We would add Coaley Peak Viewpoint which is pictured here.Photo by ...
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Happy Christmas

Thank you for following us during the year. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!Naomi cotswoldfamilyholidays.com#happychristmas   Check this out on Google+ ...
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