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Things to do

The Cotswolds has many beautiful walks that range from a couple of miles and an hour or two to The Cotswold Way which takes several days. A selection of walking itineraries are kept in the Cottage for the use of guests, as are leaflets of local attractions. Alternatively, many visitors choose to cycle around the Cotswolds. Of course these activities can take as much or as little of a holiday as you wish.


Family weekend birthday parties from 2 to 92 have been celebrated, as have many wedding anniversaries. Outside catering can be offered for a special meal at the centre of the occasion.
Several of the local hotels have spas that allow access for the day and there is a public swimming pool at Bourton-on-the-Water. There are farms to visit, the famous “Adam’s Farm” from the BBC’s Countryfile is just a few miles away with many rare breeds. For the more mechanically-minded there is a toy museum, a motor museum and a preserved steam railway all within 20 minutes’ drive.  Nauton Downs Golf Club is just 5 minutes’ drive away and welcomes day visitors.
If that all sounds like hard work, relax in one of the many family-friendly country pubs or tea rooms or just wander around the many small shops.
Whatever the weather, there are the towns of Oxford, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, each one famous for its architecture, within an hour’s drive.

Itinerary Planning Ideas

  • Local Villages

    Many local villages deserve visiting for some or all of a day. We can recommend Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden, Broadway, Taynton and Toddington. See the Destination Guide page for more information:


  • What's On - Cotswolds Live

    Local activities are run every month in the Cotswolds. The What's On - Cotswolds Live website is the ideal place to see what's going on in this place of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll find plenty of information help you make the most of your stay at Sunny Cottages. It also covers aspects of seasonal activities and festivals.


  • Cotswold Events Calendar What's On 2017

    The Cotswold website has a Cotswold Events Calendar What's On 2017. You can find here information of 'What's On' and 'Things to Do'. The website covers events staged in the English counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset making up the Cotswolds. Take a look here for information about current and up and coming events to make your time even more enjoyable, whilst you stay Sunny Cottages.


  • Birthdays and Family Occasions

    During the period we have been letting the cottage there have been a number of guests who have rented the cottage to invite their families or friends for a weekend or few days to celebrate special birthdays. So far we have had celebrations of birthdays from 2 to 92 at the cottage! It also seems to be a popular venue for parties attending weddings nearby. By renting Sunny Cottages they have significantly reduced their costs compared with hotels, but have asked if anyone is available to cook the special celebration meal for the occasion that is being marked. There is an excellent restaurant in the local pub only a few minutes' walk away, but they have wanted a private celebration in the cottage itself.


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