The Cotswolds is a stunning region of beautiful countryside in the south-west of England that has many visitors every year. If you’re already planning a trip to England, then make sure you include seeing the Cotswolds and the incredible landscape which has been named as one of the largest areas of outstanding natural beauty in England. The Cotswold hills cover several counties including Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, North-East Somerset and Oxfordshire with a population of around 139,000 people.
When you visit the Cotswolds, whether it’s in the autumn, the winter, spring or summer, the area somehow always looks beautiful. In winter, the warming aroma of log burning fires fill the air gently wafting from cosy cottages and impressive stately homes, and snowfall brings community spirit over glasses of warm mulled wine. In summer, Cotswold sheep graze lazily on the hills and children paddle in nearby rivers close to the wildflowers that fill the meadows. In spring, daffodils cloud roadsides and carpet river banks, bluebells cover the woodland ground and blossom weighs heavy on the trees. There’s a million beautiful colours in autumn from the many tunnels of trees you drive through to get from one market town to another. The Cotswolds is undeniably a delight to experience, giving a sense of relaxation, fresh countryside air and luscious views that take your breath away.
A Taste of English Countryside
If you’re planning on staying in London, then the Cotswolds only takes one hour and 40 minutes to get here on the train which comes directly from Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh. Escape the hustle and bustle of the London and take a day trip to the Cotswolds to experience the breath-taking views and take in the beautiful English countryside. The Cotswold buildings are designed from the famous Cotswold stone which is a beautiful pale-yellow limestone well-known to the region. The stone has been used through the years to build old cottages, stunning stately homes and some of the most beautiful buildings in the area. Throughout the Cotswolds, there are many tourist attractions that private Cotswold tours can take you to but sometimes you can be a little limited on time. Secret Cottage Tours take you on a magical mystery ride telling you how the Cotswolds are famous for the English wool trade and that it was once one of the largest contributors of wool to Europe. Since the cloth trade moved to the north of England, the Cotswolds remains unspoilt and tranquil.
Cotswolds Tour Daytrips
Experience a private Cotswold tour that takes you on a six-hour day trip in a luxurious Mercedes minibus. The Secret Cottage Tour picks guests up from the train station and returns you back there after the tour, to make sure you are back in time for your evening in London. We show you the beautiful views of the Cotswold countryside including charming villages with pretty village greens, tiny hamlets that nestle on the edge of woodland, winding streams and rivers and stunning Cotswold market towns which are built around the magnificent Market Squares. The market towns were built around the market squares where the famous Cotswold sheep were up for market every week by farmers. Most of the market towns have restricted lanes leading down to the squares, purposefully build for farmers so they could count the sheep coming in and out of the market.
The Secret Cottage Tour
Private Cotswold tours guarantee that you will be shown much more than a typical Cotswold tour, taking you to all the hidden gems in the area. The Secret Cottage Tour provides a fascinating 6-hour tour of the North-East Cotswolds, not only taking our guests to different locations on each tour, but also bringing them back to home for some delicious homemade food. We make certain you experience the real-life Cotswolds, showing you the prettiest villages around, some of the most magnificent homes and taking you to famous Cotswold attractions. We give you a tasty homemade buffet lunch in The Secret Cottage, also a hot drink and pastry mid-morning. We treat our guests to a traditional Cotswold cream tea in the afternoon to make sure you experience a true taste of Cotswold life! Our experienced guides on our Secret Cottage Tours will educate you with the inspiring history of the region and show you some of the most breath-taking sights in the Cotswolds.
Secret Cottage Tours are the best way to see the Cotswolds. If you would like to experience the best private Cotswold tour with delicious homemade food, then book your tour with us today.