Our Favourite Tranquil Spots In The Cotswolds
One of the Cotswolds biggest attractions is its peace and quiet. As an alternative to busy city life, the Cotswolds attracts many to its country setting, offering the perfect haven to get away from it all. If the idea of a tech-free weekend sounds like a dream, youll love the many beautiful spots which offer true tranquillity in the Cotswolds. Our picks below have been selected with the aim of providing some great chill-out options for the super stressed, designed to give you the break you need to recharge and refresh, whilst also creating some wonderful memories in the process.
Our picks for tranquillity in the CotswoldsPicnicking along the river Eye in Lower SlaughterUpper and Lower Slaughter are gorgeous, picturesque villages which offer many secret hideaways to relax and enjoy some quiet time. A walk between the two villages is a wonderful way experience true tranquillity in the Cotswolds, with a stop along the river Eye for a picnic a must. Not only does the area offer fantastic views, but you can also be sure of some peace, and a technology-free zone (although you may want to bring a camera to capture the view!).Where to stay: Orchard House is located in Upper Slaughter and is a large property for up to 10. Ideally located for spending quality time with friends and family, you can enjoy this tranquil property and the picturesque villages located nearby.Shut the world out with a spa experienceIt can be difficult to completely switch off, which is why a spa day is a great way to make sure you do. Not only are many spas mobile-free zones, but with the treatments and luxury facilities on offer, youll forget that technology even exists! Accompanying our favourite spas in the Cotswolds, is The House Spa, Dormy House in Broadway, which features spacious relaxation areas, stunning scenery and special signature treatments, and the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel which offers indulgent treatments and packages, a dry flotation room and is paired with the must-see views of the Water Park - the perfect way to chill out and relax during your stay.Where to stay: Top Cottage in Broadway is perfect for enjoying Dormy House, set within the quiet village of Broadway to allow you to enjoy country life. Meanwhile Cotswold Water Park is just a short drive from Fairford, where you can enjoy Wishbone Cottage, a charming Cotswold cottage for up to 4.Explore the gardens of Hidcote ManorWith so many National Trust properties in the Cotswolds, you may be unfamiliar with Hidcote Manor in Chipping Campden, but it really is worth a visit if youre looking for some time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful grounds. There are many quiet areas where you can sit and read, draw, write or whatever takes your fancy, and youll find plenty to inspire you too. Take advantage of the quiet and enjoy spending the afternoon at this amazing location.Where to stay: Like Hidcote Manor, The Wool Barn in Chipping Campden has beautiful gardens where you can relax and decompress after a day of exploring. Sleeping 3, it is ideal for couples, small families and small groups of friends looking to enjoy a quiet break away.Escape the tourists in NauntonWhilst the Cotswold way of life is certainly quieter than that in cities or large towns, some spots are more attractive to tourists than others, making them busier during peak times of the year. One gem youll want to explore if youre looking to avoid the tourist trail is Naunton. A charming and unspoilt Cotswold village, Naunton is a joy to wander around and a great place to take in the best of the Cotswolds. With a welcoming pub and beautiful buildings to admire, Naunton is a must for those seeking tranquillity in the Cotswolds.Where to stay: Nellies Barn can be found in Naunton and embodies the picturesque, peaceful features of the village. Set on a working farm, youll relax with the tuneful sounds of nature all around you, not to mention this stylish barn conversions homely features too. It sleeps 4, making it perfect for families and small group stays.Sit atop Seven Wells HillSeven Wells Hill is the location for Broadway Tower, and whilst it can be a popular spot for walkers and tourists, if you choose your moment well, you could be the only ones there. A hike to the top is worth it for the magnificent views, and its ideal to watch the sun come up or go down. A true source of tranquillity in the Cotswolds, youll find it difficult to get phone signal in parts, making it ideal if youre looking to cut yourself off from the world, if only for a few hours.Where to stay: Youre spoilt for choice for places to stay near Seven Wells Hill, but Apple Cottage in Snowshill is one of our favourites. Sleeping 4, it has some cosy and charming features, as well as striking views of Snowshill a great property for enjoying many picturesque sites.Exclusive dining at The Chefs DozenTheres something extremely luxurious about fine dining, and even more so in the Cotswolds where youll come across gems like The Chefs Dozen. Even in a place where booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment, the intimacy of this multi-award winning restaurant, means that you can dine in a relaxing environment, giving you the chance to properly appreciate good food in a good atmosphere. Famous for its tasting menus, each visit to this Chipping Campden restaurant is special, and with glowing reviews from some of the UKs toughest food critics (and Trip Advisor users), you should book now to see what all the fuss is about.Where to stay: Singer House in Chipping Campden has such a gorgeous garden and beautiful features that it can make it difficult to leave! Located just a short walk away to the Chefs Dozen however, we're sure youll be able to tear yourself away for a short while to enjoy some fine dining!
Your stay, your way with JigsawIf youre looking for a chance to get away from it all, then a Jigsaw property can offer you just that. The freedom of a self-catering cottage means that you can relax and unwind in homely surroundings and take things at your own pace, and you dont have to see another soul if you dont want to. Make your holiday what you want it to be, and enjoy peace and tranquillity in the Cotswolds in the comfort of a Jigsaw property.Located just a couple of hours drive from big cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff, a trip to the Cotswolds is the antidote to the stress of busy city living. Switch off your phone and treat yourself to the break you need. Make the Cotswolds your happy place and check out our full range of properties here.