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reading book by fireplaceNot just a pretty face, the Cotswolds is equally as capable of feeding the mind as it is the soul… Literary types in search of cerebral stimulation can look forward to the Bath Literary Festival later this month and the Oxford literary festival in March. Even charming Chipping Norton has joined the big boys with its very own Chippy Lit Fest in April.

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With snowdrops galore and just a little over a month before clocks go forward, our minds are turning to spring…

iStock_000005656428_LargeLambing week is in full swing at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park but this is just one of the many events around the Cotswolds at this time of year.

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If you have little ones who love the Gruffalo, then this is the day out for you.

Do you dare to venture into the deep dark woods to find the giant Gruffalo at the end of the trail.Gruffalo image 1

You can collect a Gruffalo’s Child Trail Activity Pack from the park and you must follow all the clues along the way, like Snakes Log Pile House and Owls Tree Top House to find that Gruffalo, who is very good at hiding, just like his friends and don’t forget that mischievous Mouse who is along the trail, can you find him.

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Secret Cottage Tours, is your chance to experience the beautiful and picturesque villages, which the Cotswold’s has to offer, but with the personal touch.  With only 7 people on the tour at any one time, you get to sit back, relax and enjoy the sites of the Cotswold’s, while you’re knowledgeable guide takes you to all those hidden villages, throughout the Cotswold’s.

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Valentines at Little Garth

Still searching for that Valentine getaway?


Tucked away in the popular Cotswold village of Kingham sits Little Garth. With a village shop and 2 excellent pubs within striking distance, coupled with cosy interiors and the all important wood burner, we think it’s the ultimate romantic bolthole.

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Looking for a short break away over the New Year period, well look no further.

Jasmine Cottage in Broadway is now available for a 2-3 night short break at the bargain price of only £420 plus an £18 booking fee.

The cottage sleeps 4 + 1 on a sofa bed and is pet friendly.

Walking distance to the local pub and farm shop.

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The biggest festival of it’s kind in the UK, with amazing bands and musicians from all over the world and it’s for only one weekend!.

So why not join in the music, dancing, workshops and also enjoy some authentic Cajun cuisine at the same time.

With acts like The Dough Boys, The Bon Temp Playboy’s, David Gree and many other Bands and DJ’s.Food Fest

Please note it’s 14 years and over.

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Traditionally New Year’s Day is spent with the family, so why not relax and take all the family to Cheltenham Races.Racing 21.11.14

With children under 18 going free and activities like face painting, kids shows, balloon modelling and your favourite friends like Pepper Pig and the Moshi Monsters, stopping by to see you, it’s got something for everyone to enjoy.

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Why not take a break and treat yourself and  your other half to a romantic  break away, we still have Bay Tree Cottage New Year at only £584 for 7 days.

The Granary is still available for New Year and at only £650 for 7 nights.

Elgin is also still available for New Year and at only £579 for 7 nights.


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We still have a few properties left for over Christmas and the New Year so why not take this last chance to grab yourself a cracker for the holidays….



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Whitemead’s Winter Wonderland is back again.

If you are looking for a festive family day out, that all ages will enjoy, even the adults, then look no further.Winter Wonderland Image 21.11.14

With an outdoor ice rink in the Winter Woodland and Santa who can’t wait to meet you, so don’t forget to bring you list with you, followed by feeding some of his reindeer, it sounds like a magical day.

With craft stalls at the weekends, selling everything from hampers and wreaths to deliciously warming hot chocolate to drink, wile you wonder around the Wonderland, what more could you want.

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