Holiday cottages for September
Visit in September and enjoy the Cotswolds like a local
It’s the time of year when the Cotswolds waves goodbye to all the families that have visited over the summer, and opens its arms to all who are keen for a quieter time while the sun is still shining, the days are long, the great gardens of the region – Hidcote, Batsford, Highgrove, Bourton to name a few – are open and often having a late summer flourish.
From the north to the south of the Cotswold area there are some great festivals on that will have appeal to a wide range of interests. For the sporty among us there’s the Cotswold Big Swim Festival at Cotswold Water Park, and the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials where you can watch four days eventing, dressage and show jumping in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
For something all about Cotswold culture head to the Moreton-in-Marsh Show. It’s a superb day out for all ages and rightly called ‘The Countryside in a Day’ by the organisers as it has a taste of everything that the Cotswold and wider English countryside offers, from livestock shows to showjumping and from the Archers-like best-in flower, vegetable, baking, wines, handicraft and flower competitions to trade stands selling everything from wellies to tractors.
If food and drink is an important part of your holiday (when isn’t it?), take a trip to the Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival where you’ll find over 110 stalls, free cookery and drinks demonstrations, workshops and tastings.
Whether you are looking for a romantic break for you and your partner, a getaway with friends or a family get together, look no further than our hand-picked Cotswold holiday homes for your September escape.