Christmas is a magical time of the year in the Cotswolds, villages come alive with markets, lights and festive spirit. Our cottages are perfectly located to explore the picturesque villages of Broadway, Stow on the Wold, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton and Bourton on the Water.
There are plenty of things to keep the family busy over the December months, even if you are visiting before the big day!
Blenheim Palace has a beautiful light walk, Christmas market and plenty of street vendors to help you get those last-minute gifts. It's located around 30 minutes drive from each of the cottages and is well worth a visit. We always recommend you try the Killingworth Castle if you can get a table, amazing food and fantastic hosts.
Another magical experience is the Spectacle of light at Sudley Castle which runs throughout December and is a short drive from the cottages. Afterwards, have a walk around Winchcombe which has a beautiful collection of restaurants and pubs to warm you up. Our recommendation at Tucked Away is The Lion, we pop in here a lot as we live around the corner!
Closer to home you will find Adam Henson's Farmpark which has a light walk, animals and illuminations. There are pantomimes, Ice Rinks, Christmas Markets and so much more to enjoy across the Cotswolds, keep an eye on the best ideas here with Explore Gloucestershire.
If you are thinking of booking one of the cottages for the Christmas or New Year period you will find the house fully kitted out with trees, decorations and everything to get you in the festive spirit. The churches of Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton normally offer Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day service for those who want to visit.
Cooking for the family is not for everyone over Christmas, there are plenty of mainstream supermarkets which you can collect or get food delivered food to our cottages. There are a number of restaurants around the Cotswolds that open on Christmas Day, try The Wheatsheaf, The Hollow Bottom & Whatley Manor which are all open for lunch with the family.
Between Christmas and New Year the Cotswolds is very popular with visitors, the towns and villages come to life selling local produce and unique gifts. You won't struggle to find cosy pubs with a roaring fire, beautiful crisp walks and amazing restaurants to try.
There is nowhere else quite like it, so book your Christmas break with Tucked Away.