Elegant spa and market towns presiding over rolling, green landscapes. That's Gloucestershire. Trek between the clusters that make up the picture-perfect Cotswold villages or cycle off the beaten track through oaks and beeches in the massive Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire towns will give you a glimpse of regency high life as well as medieval market squares. The west county's lively sporting calendar is well packed with horse horses, country cricket and even annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling. There's never a shortage of attractions in Gloucestershire!
Gloucestershire is everything that people love about rural England. It's rich in history, boasts idyllic landscapes, the architecture, and the goes on. In the centre of the area, you will find the breathtaking Cotswolds that consist of limestone hills of incomparable natural beauty whilst sheltering gorgeous towns and villages. Gloucester is a fitting county city with a stunning cathedral and is now bursting into life after it has recently been regenerated, all while the spa town of Cheltenham brims with Georgian elegance. In Gloucestershire, you can even trace the source of the River Thames or simply trek through the ancient and fantasy-like Forest of Dean.
Hidcote Manor Farm is easily accessible from both London and Birmingham, and lovers of the Cotswolds will find the farm irresistible. The tents are a stone’s throw from the honey-coloured limestone hamlet that clusters around the gorgeous National Trust gardens of Hidcote Manor. This picturesque farm is a haven for wildlife, with bird plots that are host to skylarks, lapwings, and finches. There are several badger setts around the farm too, and their inhabitants can be glimpsed in the summer evenings if you’re quiet enough!
Just 5 miles from ancient Gloucester and a short walk from the Severn estuary, you will find the peaceful sanctuary of Moor Farm. From your first glimpse of the century-old traditional orchard and herd of rare Gloucester cattle feeding on the Severn floodplain, you'll know you've left the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. Children will have a blast building dens or playing hide and seek in the copse where the tents are located. Older children might want to venture down to the canal (a 5-minute walk away) for some fishing and boating or try out the new cycle trail around the farm. Book your Stroud holiday now!