Pet Friendly Glamping in The Cotswolds

Nestled in the Cotswolds' rolling hills, Upper Minety's exclusive, pet-friendly glamping site offers a luxurious outdoor living experience. Our unique pods—Badgers Sett, Foxes Den, and Squirrels Drey—blend rustic charm with modern comforts, set against the stunning backdrop of the English countryside. Embracing the trend of pet-friendly glamping, each pod is inspired by local wildlife, offering cozy, eco-friendly retreats perfect for star gazing and connecting with nature. Amidst this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests and their furry friends can explore picturesque villages and historic towns. The communal spirit thrives around our fire pit and pizza oven, making it a delightful experience for both humans and pets. Upper Minety is more than a stay; it’s an immersion into the serene, simple pleasures of the Cotswolds, where your pets are just as welcome as you are.

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Kayaking in the Cotswolds

Kayaking in the Cotswolds offers enthusiasts a serene yet exhilarating adventure amidst picturesque landscapes and tranquil waters. Nestled in the heart of England, the Cotswolds region boasts an array of waterways, including meandering rivers, serene lakes, and scenic canals, making it an ideal destination for kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts of all skill levels. One of the most popular spots for kayaking in the Cotswolds is the River Thames, which winds its way through charming villages and lush countryside. Paddle along its gentle currents as you soak in stunning vistas of rolling hills and historic landmarks such as quaint bridges and riverside pubs. The River Windrush is another favorite among kayakers, offering a leisurely route through the idyllic Cotswold countryside, where wildlife sightings are plentiful and the pace of life slows to a tranquil rhythm. For those seeking a more adventurous kayaking experience, the Cotswold Water Park provides a vast network of interconnected lakes and waterways, offering endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Glide through serene lakes, weave through reed-lined channels, and marvel at the diverse birdlife that calls this wetland habitat home. Novices can partake in guided kayaking tours led by experienced instructors, who provide instruction on paddling techniques and safety tips while sharing insights into the region's rich natural and cultural heritage. Alternatively, experienced paddlers can embark on self-guided expeditions, charting their course through the Cotswolds' waterways at their own pace. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat immersed in nature or an adrenaline-fueled adventure on the water, kayaking in the Cotswolds offers an unforgettable experience that combines outdoor recreation with the region's quintessential charm and beauty. So grab your paddle, set course for the Cotswolds, and embark on a kayaking journey you'll cherish for years to come.

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Spring in the Cotswolds: Your Must-Do List!

Spring in the Cotswolds transforms the landscape into a vibrant tableau. The chill of winter gives way to a flourish of daffodils and the fresh scent of blooming flowers. Quaint villages burst into color with gardens full of tulips and the lively buzz of local farmers' markets offering seasonal delights. Trails meander through woodlands carpeted with bluebells, beside ancient forests and clear, mirror-like lakes. It's a season marked by traditions such as the exhilarating cheese rolling event, embodying the spirit of community and celebration. Experiencing spring here is to immerse in the heart of English countryside charm, a blend of natural beauty and cultural festivity, leaving a lasting impression of renewal and joy.

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Luxury Cottage in a Timeless Village

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque villages of England's Cotswolds region lies a legacy etched in stone, a testament to the skill and artistry of generations of stonemasons. These master craftsmen have played a pivotal role in shaping the Cotswolds' distinctive architecture, their handiwork evident in the honey-colored cottages, grand manor houses, and intricate dry stone walls that characterize the landscape. Their expertise extended beyond mere construction, as they transformed raw stone into works of art, adorning buildings with intricate carvings, ornate window surrounds, and imposing fireplaces. These decorative elements not only enhanced the aesthetic appeal of Cotswolds architecture but also reflected the region's prosperity and cultural heritage. Read the full article to discover more about the enduring legacy of stonemasons in the Cotswolds.

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25th Jun 23

Cotswold Luxury Holiday Homes for Adults – Little Horseshoe Lake

Little Horseshoe Lake offers a truly unique Cotswold experience. This sustainable, adults-only retreat is a haven immersed in nature, where modern eco-design meets traditional craftsmanship.

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Cirencester – a Roman Capital

Cirencester is a vibrant market town in Gloucestershire. This historic Roman town is just minutes from beautiful countryside, picturesque Cotswold villages and good road links via the M4 and M5 motorways.

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Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is located just south of Cirencester and north east of Cricklade and comprises of something like 170 individual lakes. There is always something going on in the area and the lakes have something for everybody from quiet solitude through to mechanised and non mechanised water sports.

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19th Aug 19

Explore The Cotswolds

Cotswold Water Park Retreats provide the perfect base from which to explore the cotswolds. Our lodges are located in Cotswold Water Park just south of Cirencester and provide access to an array of different types of water sport as well as cycling and walking. If you enjoy exploring then we provide that perfect base from which to set out each day. A long weekend is never enough!

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12th Jul 19

Reasons To Choose Cotswold Water Park Retreats

Nestled in the enchanting Cotswolds, Cotswold Water Park Retreats embodies the pinnacle of holiday living and exceptional property management services. For eight years, we've not only curated idyllic getaways for our guests but also forged lasting partnerships with holiday let owners, ensuring every stay and property under our care reflects the highest standards of excellence.

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