Hobbs House Bakery in the Cotswolds

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 will be tempted by the amazing display of cakes, buns and patisserie. Hiker's Bars, pictured here are packed full of juicy fruit and a great way of keeping children (and adults!) going until lunchtime.

For more information https://hobbshousebakery.co.uk
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Birdwatching in Cotswold Water Park

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 to birdwatch. At the moment Siberian Chiffchaffs are being sighted along with Mediterranean Gulls and Hawfinch.

This stunning kingfisher was sighted and photographed by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons.

Website for current sightings: https://cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com/

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Starling Murmurations

Starling Murmurations

It's starling murmuration season again (this runs from late autumn through the winter). The occurs as the local populations of starlings are boosted by their European cousins arriving to escape the harsh Scandinavian winter. A starling murmuration is an amazing sight, with huge flocks forning into an amazing acrobatic mass before roosting.

There have been huge gatherings of starlings over the lakes of the Cotswold Water Park over the last few days, with flocks in excess of 50,000 being reported. Amazing!

This is a great article giving tips about how to photograph their antics! http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/dec/09/starling-murmurations-how-to-photograph-in-pictures

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Give a holiday at Cotswold Family Holidays

Give a holiday at Cotswold Family Holidays

Are you struggling with presents for your family and friends? Why not give your loved ones a wonderful family holiday at Cotswold Family Holidays? Daisy Chain is a luxury lakeside self catering property sleeping 9 in 5 bedrooms. It is located in Cotswold Water Park which is within easy reach of London, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Southampton and Exeter,

We can provide you with a special gift card to place under the tree.

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Fireworks – Ashton Keynes

Fireworks – Ashton Keynes

The 2015 Bonfire Night and Fireworks display takes place at Bradstone Playing Field today, Saturday 8th November. The fun begins at 4:30pm. Included are a BBQ, bar, glow performer, music from the fantastic Barking Chickens as well as food stalls. The evening ends with a wonderful firework display.

Tickets cost £6 in advance £8 on the day), children £4 (£6 on the day) Tickets are available in advance from the village shop.

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Sunday Sunrise

Sunday Sunrise

A beautiful sunrise sent to us by our guests who stayed last weekend. We're always pleased when guests enjoy watching the sunrise as much as we do…and at this time of year it's easier to do with the sun rising later! They have also left us this lovely review:

Superb house for a family getaway

Daisy Chain provided an excellent base for our extended family gathering. The house is modern and well equipped plus it had lots of childrens toys that kept my nephew and nieces entertained for hours! The estate felt very safe and we enjoyed making use of the pool and spa facilities. Bike hire was straightforward and it was easy to explore the local area. We are already discussing returning in the summer.

The weekend at the end of half term (30th October – 2nd November) is available if you'd like to enjoy Daisy Chain too! Contact Naomi on info@cotswoldfamilyholidays.com for more details.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

A beautiful sunset photo today sent by our guests who were staying last week. This sunset is taken across Flagham Fen on the Lower Mill Estate (the lake which is home to beavers).

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Sunday Sunset

Sunday Sunset

A beautiful sunset photo today sent by our guests who were staying this week. This sunset is taken across Flagham Fen on the Lower Mill Estate (the lake which is home to beavers). There have been some beautiful sunrises and sunsets this week.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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