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Holiday cottages for October

Misty mornings and sunny days in the Cotswolds

Autumn is undoubtedly one of the most glorious times of year in the Cotswolds. Therefore, booking a holiday cottage in October makes perfect sense. The mornings are cool and misty but there is still the promise of a sunny day to come.

October is when the countryside explodes into glorious technicolour. The hills and woodlands are awash with every possible shade of red, gold, and flaming orange. Mother Nature’s fabulous seasonal display can be seen to great effect in a number of places, but there are a few spots in the Cotswolds where it is especially impressive. The beautiful Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh has the largest private collection of rare trees in the country. And they even have a leaf colour scale on their website, so you can choose to visit when the colours are at their best.  The National Arboretum at Westonbirt, close to Tetbury is truly spectacular. There are multiple walking trails to explore and guided tours too. Whilst Wychwood Forest, just a stone’s throw from Charlbury, is an ancient woodland with some beautiful walks.  Other favourite spots include the ‘Capability Brown’ designed parkland at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock. Dyrham Park near Bath and the Painswick Rococo Gardens. Many of the beautiful gardens throughout the Cotswolds are also still open to visitors.     

After a day of crunching through the leaves and soaking up the fresh autumn air, enjoy an evening in front of a roaring fire in a welcoming country pub. Afterwards, retire to your cosy cottage where you can leave muddy wellies aside and put your feet up with a good book and glass of wine.  

October is a truly magical month to explore the beautiful Cotswolds. So, whether you are looking for a romantic interlude, a walking holiday or family adventures with your four-legged friend, why not take a look at our lovely selection of holiday cottages below and plan your Autumn escape?

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