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Where to be a King (or Queen) of a Cotswold castle for two days

If you are enthralled by castles, their history and ancestry, the Cotswolds is a great place to visit… As part of our ’48 Hours in the Cotswolds’ series here’s a…

Category: 48 hours in the Cotswolds Posted: Wed, 29th Apr 2020

12 glorious Cotswold gardens

We have chosen 12 stunning Cotswold gardens that we are longing to visit The weather has been perfect (so far) for Cotswold gardens to flourish… lots of rain, followed by…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Fri, 17th Apr 2020

2019’s Top 10 Cotswold holiday cottage reviews

Here’s a selection of 10 of the best Bolthole Retreats’ Cotswold holiday cottage guest comments from 2019, which really sum up how guests feel about the properties they chose to…

Category: Top 10 Posted: Fri, 27th Dec 2019

Where (not) to eat in the Cotswolds!

The Cotswolds is blessed with fantastic places to eat. In fact, we think it’s a foodie’s heaven. Our very un-official survey of Cotswold pubs and restaurants serving delicious food prepared…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Wed, 18th Sep 2019

Here’s the perfect place for a Cotswolds staycation

The town of Winchcombe is a year-round destination for a Cotswolds staycation. Summertime is no exception, with lots of events, beautiful countryside and the lovely River Windrush to enjoy… Read…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2019

The Fleece Inn is UK’s best pub and it’s across the road from one of our cottages!

The Fleece Inn – within a stone’s throw of Old Fox Cottage in Bretforton, near Evesham – a Bolthole Retreats cottage – has been voted one of the UK’s best…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Thu, 4th Jul 2019

Top tips and hints for cycling in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a fantastic area for cycling, whether you’re an off-road cyclist or a roadie. Lucy, Bolthole Retreats’ resident road and off-road cycling enthusiast, has written this week’s blog…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Wed, 29th May 2019

2000 Trees music festival

2000 Trees 2018 If you’re visiting the Cotswolds this summer, you don’t want to miss the multi award winning 2000 Trees festival. From July 12th, the 3-day music extravaganza will be…

Category: Events Posted: Wed, 11th Jul 2018

Top 40 annual events in the Cotswolds

If you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds, you might want to find out what’s going on before you decide on a date. Which is why we’ve listed the Top…

Category: Top 40 Posted: Mon, 28th May 2018

Giffords Circus – touring throughout the Cotswolds

What is Giffords Circus? The ultimate choice for a magical Cotswolds day out for all the family, Giffords Circus is a truly unique travelling circus which draws crowds from all…

Category: Events Posted: Mon, 30th Oct 2017
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