The Cotswolds are renowned for the honey coloured stone buildings and chocolate box villages, set in a stunning rural setting. It’s no wonder that so many tourists visit the Area of Outstanding National Beauty each year, but there are so lesser known attractions that are yet to be discovered by millions, such as historical stately homes and beautiful gardens.
There are certainly some lovely places that many tourists put on their list to visit when visiting the Cotswolds, but if you feel like you’d rather take the road less travelled, there are various hidden gems waiting to be explored too.
These are a handful of our favourite hidden gems that you could discover on your visit to the Cotswolds:
The garden at Miserden is set in 850 acres of woodland, farmland and gardens, overlooking the Golden Valley in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, and only 25 minutes away from Hoburne Cotswold. The gardens here offer panoramic countryside views and retains a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity, perfect if you’re looking for some down time on your Cotswolds escape.
Northleach is a town full of history and character, with half-timbered buildings, wide oak doors and great stone walls. The ancient Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a breath-taking, historic building, home to its famous stained glass windows which should be added to any holiday-makers visit list. Northleach is just over a 20 minute drive from Hoburne Cotswold and is the perfect place to get a true feel of the Cotswolds.
Used for the filming of hit TV show ‘Poldark’, Chavenage House is situated near Tetbury and offers a pretty, peaceful garden setting. The house boasts period features and a wealth of history making it a historical haven in the Cotswolds.
Sherborne is a pretty little Cotswold village, largely owned by the National Trust and is just a half an hour drive away from Hoburne Cotswold. On the outskirts, there are water meadows with foot-pathed access and there are also footpaths that lead through the grounds of the former stately home at Lodge Park. There are several walking opportunities both in and around the grounds, where you can take in the varied countryside and spot the diverse wildlife.
Painswick is a town that has been referred to as one of the best-preserved settlements in the Cotswolds and is known for its many charms. The town is filled with unique shops, hotels and pubs, and is also a great starting point for a walk to the famous Painswick Rococo Gardens, dating back to the late 18th century.
The Cotswolds is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxed escape, so why not take a look at the range of accommodation available at Hoburne Cotswold today and start planning your next visit.