Are you looking for a self-catering holiday cottage in The Cotswolds?
The Cotswolds were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966, with the designated area being extended in 1990. This means that the UK Government has deemed the landscape to be of significant aesthetic and scientific value and worthy of protection. Legislation is in place to prevent unsympathetic development and conserve the natural beauty of the place. The limestone grasslands and ancient beech woods are important habitats for rare species. The Cotswold Way is a long distance footpath running through the area, allowing the public to explore over 100 miles of quintessentially English countryside. In summer, the route hosts the Costwold Way Relay; a ten-stage race which normally takes the winning team around twelve hours. Many couples come for 'A weekend in the Cotswolds', seeking a romantic break from busy city jobs. Think country drives in classic motor cars, you can hire them for the week or the weekend, strolling hand in hand through picturesque villages, tea for two in quaint little tea rooms and candle-lit dinners in some of the finest restaurants around. You could even go for a four poster bed when booking your Cotswold accommodation. If this all sounds a bit much then tone things down to suit your own tastes and budget - more adventurous couples may prefer to spend time together horse-riding, cycling or sailing. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor sports and adventure across the Cotswold area.