Our Top 5 Local Villages to Visit Whilst Staying With Us

The Cotswolds are home to lots of wonderful chocolate-box villages. We’ve picked our top 5 that are worth a visit during your stay with us.

Lower Slaughter

Home to the UK’s most “Romantic Street”, the village was built on the banks of the River Eye and most of the buildings date back to the 16th century. Look out for the beautiful, 19th-century water mill. It’s one of the only red brick buildings amongst the sea of Cotswold Stone.

Travel time from the Farm Park:

Car: 9 minutes

Bike: 20 minutes

Broadway

Broadway is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and has many wonderful places to eat, shop and visit. The high street was once an ancient ridgeway and the main road between Worcester and London. Oliver Cromwell once spent a night at the stunning Lygon Arms Hotel before the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Don’t forget to check out the incredible views from Broadway Tower- on a clear day you can see 16 counties from the top!

Travel time from the Farm Park:

Car: 15 minutes

Bike: 40 minutes

Bibury

A charming Cotswold village, once called “The most beautiful village in England” by William Morris. Lovely stone buildings line the River Coln, which runs through Bibury. The village is also home to the world-famous Arlington Row weavers cottages, one of England’s most iconic and photographed sites.

Travel time from the Farm Park:

Car: 28 minutes

We don’t recommend cycling.

Bourton on the Water

Known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds” because of the stunning bridges that cross the River Windrush, flowing through the center of the village. Bourton on the Water is one the most popular tourist spots in the Cotswolds during summer, welcoming visitors from all over the World. There are lots of attractions, cafes and shops on offer. It’s a good idea to pack your walking boots, there are numerous countryside footpaths in the area and the local Salmonsbury Meadows nature reserve is worth a visit too.

Travel time from the Farm Park:

Car: 8 minutes

Bike: 27 minutes

 Snowshill

A very pretty little village just outside Broadway. Used in the filming of Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2000, the beautiful St Barnabas Church was covered in fake snow for four days in June. During the summer months, surrounding fields turn a stunning shade of purple with the nearby Cotswold Lavender Farm offering over 40 different varieties!

Travel time from the Farm Park:

Car: 10 minutes

Bike: 27 minutes