Christmas in the Cotswolds ∙ 2023
As the festive season approaches, the always enchanting Cotswolds transform into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights, snow-dusted villages (well, fingers crossed for that one!), and a captivating atmosphere that evokes the essence of a traditional Christmas all around.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Cotswolds, where the pace slows down and the air fills with the comforting aroma of log fires and mulled wine. Explore charming villages adorned with festive decorations, their quaint shops filled with handcrafted gifts and local delicacies.
Step into the picture-perfect villages where enchanting stone cottages are festified with lights and decorations. Discover hidden courtyards and secret lanes, each corner revealing a new delight. Indulge in the festive spirit at the many Christmas markets, where stalls overflow with handcrafted ornaments, artisanal food, and warming beverages. Savour the flavors of the season with mince pies, gingerbread biscuits, and a steaming mug of mulled wine.
Winter Walks and Cosy Pubs
Embark on invigorating winter walks amidst the Cotswolds’ rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Crisp winter air invigorates your senses as you stroll along snow-covered paths, surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Escape the winter chill and seek refuge in cosy pubs, their fireplaces crackling with warmth. Savour hearty meals, enjoy a pint of local ale, and engage in lively conversations with fellow travelers.
A Memorable Cotswolds Christmas
As your Cotswolds Christmas unfolds, create lasting memories that will warm your heart long after the season has passed. From festive markets and cosy pubs to enchanting villages and luxurious hotels and holiday cottages, the Cotswolds offer a truly magical winter escape.
We’ve put together some fantastic offers to stay, eat, and experience Christmas in the Cotswolds:
Ellenborough Park ∙ Cheltenham
VARIOUS OFFERS OVER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Ellenborough Park invites you to experience the grandeur and tranquility of a bygone era. Step into the heart of Ellenborough Park and marvel at the manor’s meticulously restored five-star glory and discover the captivating charm of the Cotswolds, savour exquisite cuisine, and indulge in the unparalleled hospitality that awaits you at this enchanting manor house.
Unique Cotswold Cottages
BOOK WITH CODE ’10SPECIAL2023′ FOR 10% OFF. T&Cs APPLY.
Unique Cotswold Cottages presents a delightful collection of hand-selected cottages, each a haven of romantic charm and cosy elegance. Each retreat is beautifully decorated to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Curl up on the sofa with a good book or board game, indulge in a leisurely soak in the bathtub, or simply relax by the fireplace. Unique Cotswold Cottages provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay in the Cotswolds.
Heath Farm ∙ Chipping Norton
£100 OFF WITH CODE ‘CC100’
Apply to any stay between now and the end of February 2023
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Cotswolds at these five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages.
Each cottage, lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings, offers a unique blend of comfort, quality, and cleanliness. The exquisite craftsmanship, featuring locally sourced materials, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and self-catering luxury with on-site well-being services.
Eco Chic Cottages
40% OFF Culls Cottage in December
The Chestnuts and Culls Cottage are two wonderful holiday cottages near Burford, owned and run by Eco Chic Cottages who proudly make a contribution to preserving the environment and reducing global warming while offering luxury accommodation in the Cotswolds. Eco Chic Cottages are a multi award winning tourism company.
Culls Cottage is an award winning, chic, historic Cotswold cottage, the main part of which dates back to the 1670s. It sleeps up to six and is perfect for families or groups of friends. The cottage retains many original features including beamed ceilings and a large inglenook fireplace.
Buckland Manor ∙ Broadway
30% OFF BED & BREAKFAST + plus 20% off F&B gift cards.
Limited-time offer available until 1 December 2023 on stays before end March 2024. T&Cs apply.
This wonderful hotel and restaurant is tucked away in a tranquil corner of Buckland near Broadway, offering guests an idyllic retreat amidst 10 acres of seamlessly blending grounds.
Step into Buckland Manor for a warm welcome, tantalising menus crafted from local produce, and breathtaking Cotswold scenery create an ambiance of unparalleled comfort and charm. Indulge in afternoon tea on request, savour fine tipples before dinner, and enjoy the perfect wine recommendations, all while basking in the luxury of this enchanting manor house.
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, served at your leisure, setting the tone for a day of exploration amidst the Cotswolds’ captivating beauty. Whether you seek outdoor adventures or cultural immersion, Buckland Manor provides the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories.
Embrace the Cotswolds’ charm and discover the true essence of hospitality at Buckland Manor. Let the manor’s timeless elegance and the attentive staff transform your stay into an unforgettable experience.
The Slaughters Manor House ∙ Lower Slaughter
30% OFF BED & BREAKFAST + plus 20% off F&B gift cards.
Limited-time offer available until 1 December 2023 on stays before end March 2024.
Right in the centre of the picture-perfect Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter, one of England’s most enchanting villages, The Slaughters Manor House beckons you with its captivating blend of history, contemporary design, and impeccable hospitality. This 17th-century manor house has been meticulously restored to showcase its original architectural splendor while incorporating modern touches that exude sophistication and comfort.
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, whether you choose to unwind by the crackling fireplace in the lounge, stroll through the manicured gardens, or simply relax on the croquet lawn, savouring the serenity of the Cotswolds.
CJP Cotswold Tours
A special Cotswold Christmas Tour
A tour of the Cotswold villages and towns during Christmas time is a magical experience not to be missed. The region is awash with twinkling lights, beautifully decorated trees and adorned cottages at this time of year, with the gingerbread-esque cottages looking like something out of a fairy-tale. A visit to the Cotswolds at Christmas is sure to get you into the merry and festive mood.
During your tour you’ll stop off at a cosy pub, complete with a roaring log fire, serving mulled wine or cider, or for a sample of locally-brewed beers and ales – the choice is yours! Enjoy a hearty and warming lunch, with a mince pie to finish, before continuing to explore the region for the rest of the afternoon.
Your itinerary for the day will be tailored just for you, so whether you want to indulge in a spot of shopping at one of the famous Cotswold Christmas markets and independent boutiques, hear some Christmas carol performances, take a spin on a Christmas ice-rink, or explore the best Cotswold food and drink the region has to offer, just let us know and we’ll help to make your visit one to remember.
10% OFF SMALL GROUP TOURS with code ‘WINTER2023’
LAST MINUTE OFFERS
In a world where we’re always plugged in, switched on and Zoomed out, getting away from it all has never been more important, which is where StayCotswold comes in. We’re experts when it comes to finding the perfect escape from the 9 to 5. A well deserved staycation in the Cotswolds will help you switch off from the everyday and give you the freedom to relax.
Mystery Case from Vinotopia
MYSTERY CASE OF 6 BOTTLES FOR ONLY £63.50
Christmas at Vinotopia comes with a special Mystery Case offer. Available for only £63.50, this mixed case contains 6 wines that you’ll love, but at a fraction of their usual price. Even better, there are two variations of the Mystery Case. So you can always order 2 for twice the surprise!
The Howard Arms
2-FOR-1 BED & BREAKFAST: £165
Offer valid until 8 December ∙ T&Cs apply
Burleigh Court ∙ Minchinhampton
As the festive season approaches, Burleigh Court invites you to experience its enchanting transformation into a winter wonderland. Immerse yourself in the warmth and charm of this historic property, as every corner is adorned with festive cheer and the air is filled with the irresistible aroma of seasonal treats.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family retreat, or a corporate gathering, Burleigh Court provides the perfect backdrop for a magical festive escape. Embrace the warmth, joy, and enchantment of the season as you immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of this historic manor.
The Lygon Arms ∙ Broadway
The Lygon Arms is an idyllic retreat of luxury and timeless elegance in the Cotswolds. Embark on an unforgettable journey with their exclusive offers, tailored to suit every occasion. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, celebrating a special milestone, or indulging in a family adventure, their packages provide the perfect backdrop for creating lasting memories.
The Boutique Distillery
£39.95 for their rum or gin, including free freight to mainland UK
Authentic small batch Rum & Gin from this small Eco-Distillery in Gloucestershire. Delivered straight from their solar powered hand made copper stills direct to you in environmentally friendly packaging and FREE SHIPPING via the online shop.
Poulton Hill Estate
If you would like to purchase award-winning Cotswold wines and spirits at “cellar door prices” (which are lower than web prices), the shop at Poulton Hill is open Tuesday to Saturday.
Bibury Trout Farm
10% OFF with code ‘BIBURY10’
Bibury Trout Farm is a delightful destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike. This working trout farm offers a unique blend of activities, from fishing and barbecuing simply to enjoying the tranquil surroundings.