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5 Summer Staycation Ideas 2021

The Cotswolds is one of the best places to visit for a staycation in the UK. We have exciting attractions, some of the best culinary experiences in the country, outstanding natural beauty, and an abundance of wonderful places to stay. What more could one ask for? 


Often referred to as “The Gateway to the Cotswolds”, Burford is a great base for your staycation in the Cotswolds. The heart of Burford is the iconic steep High Street with the most wonderful shops, tea rooms and pubs on both sides. Surrounding Burford are some of our most popular attractions, like Cotswold Wildlife Park and Crocodiles of the World. 

Stay in Hutts Bothy in Ramsden near Burford, a beautiful and traditional Cotswold holiday cottage.

Bourton on the Water

This hugely popular village in the Cotswolds is a wonderful place to choose to staycation in the Cotswolds. Through the centre of the large village runs the River Windrush, the banks of which are the perfect setting for a picnic or enjoying some lazy play. The village is best known for the low bridges over the river and the beautiful traditional Cotswold stone houses. 

In the village are three of the most visited attractions in the Cotswolds: The Cotswold Motoring Museum, displaying a vast collation of vintage cars. Birdland, a great family attraction featuring parrots, owls, king penguins, life-size model dinosaurs, and much more. The Model Village, a 1930s scale replica of the very village it is in.


Home of the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, is one of our most fabulous areas to choose as your base for a staycation in the Cotswolds. The centre of this famous Georgian town with its attractive period buildings and beautiful squares, has so much to offer, so many places to explore, and an absolute abundance of eateries, museums and places of interest. 
In the very centre of Woodstock is the Oxfordshire Museum and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, both offering visitors an interesting stroll down a historic memory lane of the area. 

Stay in Browns Lane, an enchanting and picturesque 18th century mews cottage located in a quiet lane in the heart of Woodstock, offering a prime location in this historic old town.


In the centre of the Cotswolds is Stow-on-the-Wold, a large and popular market town, Stow-on-the-Wold is a great place to choose as your base for a Cotswold staycation. At the centre is a large square and some of the best tea rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, antiques dealers and pubs the Cotswolds has to offer. 

Stay in Orchard Cottage, an utterly charming Cotswold holiday cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Great Wolford, just 10 minutes from Stow-on-the-Wold. 

Cotswold Water Park

You probably didn’t think you’d be considering a beach holiday for your UK staycation in the Cotswolds, but we even have that on offer. Cotswold Water Park in the south is a completely unique area of over 150 lakes set in more than 40 square miles of countryside. Here you can enjoy exciting water sports and on-land activities, birdwatching, cycling, hiking, angling, and beach-time fun.

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