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ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE AT NOTGROVE

We have teamed up with some local experts to offer some brilliant outdoor adventures and some health and beauty activities straight from your doorstep here at Notgrove. With laid back yoga, exhilarating quad bike riding, foraging for your supper and close encounters of the wild feathered kind, we have something for everyone. See below for our full range of activities and how to book.

QUADQUEST – Electric Quad Biking

Here, in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, we are delighted to invite you to try our Electric Quad Biking Ramble or the more Extreme Course.  Suitable for adults and children 7 years and older, it’s great fun for all.

Our track is situated around the beautifully Notgrove Estate which guarantees an experience like no other. Our instructor will take you for a few miles ride around the farm, with twists, turns, humps, bumps and ditches, guaranteeing you will not get bored! Along the way, you will get immersed in the wonderful, natural surroundings of Notgrove.

COVID-19 precautions: Each quad bike is cleaned after every use with an alcohol-based antibacterial spray. Helmets, goggles and waterproofs are sterilised after every use. We have disposable gloves, face masks and hats to put under the helmet.

To book go to www.quadquest.co.uk or call 01451 885150.

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Sukha Hatha Yoga Classes

New Hatha Yoga classes have started at The Hub in Notgrove every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm with qualified instructor Sue Pilling of Sukha Hatha Yoga.  Yoga is a great way to relax, unwind and de-stress.

Classes are designed for all abilities so do contact Sue on 07805 063451 or email sue@yogacotswolds.co.uk to book in quoting Notgrove Holidays.

Please bring your own mat if you have one.

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Half Day Foraging Adventure

Immerse Yourself in Nature with Rob Gould, the Cotswold Forager, and explore some of the 1,500 acres at Notgrove estate.

For Rob, foraging is a way of getting people to think about and develop a love for the wild food that grows all around us in the countryside, as well as helping to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world as a whole.

For more information on availability and to book, contact Rob at rob@cotswoldforager.co.uk or visit his website and quote NOTGROVE when booking.

The Cotswold Forager website

Falconry – Truly Unique Experience

Luke, who is a very experienced falconer, is passionate about falconry and has nine beautiful birds of prey including a Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, Goshawks, Harris Hawks and a Peregrine Falcon.

You can either have a private display here on the estate, handling experience or falconry walk; or combine them all in a half day package.

Contact Luke on 07955 630684 to book quoting NOTGROVE and for more information click the button below or visit www.wyevalleyfalconry.co.uk

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FITNESS IS FUN – Exercise Classes @ The Hub

Why not join a fitness or Pilates class whilst you are staying at Notgrove? Shannon Merritt, who run Fitness is Fun, welcomes guests to her Cardio Dance, Sculp or Gentle Pilates Classes every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Hub in the village.

Alternatively, you can book Shannon for a Personal Training Session for 1-2 people or a Group Fitness Class for 3 people or more.

Please contact Shannon direct on 07521 229137 or email shannon.rene.merritt@gmail.com to book and quote Notgrove.  Click here for full details of her classes and private sessions.  Please bring your own mat if you can.

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RELAXING TREATMENTS – Phoenix Rose Beauty

You can book one of Phoenix Rose Beauty’s mobile therapists to visit you in the comfort of your Barn, Pod or Safari Tent so you can Indulge in an Indian head massage, facial or a relaxing foot massage.

If you’d like to treat yourself or a loved one, simply contact Sadie on 07859 052 668 (call/ text/WhatsApp) or email sadie@phoenix-rose.co.uk – please try to book with as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Walks around Notgrove and the Cotswolds

Notgrove is an ideal spot for people keen to enjoy the countryside and enjoy a Cotswold walking holiday. Three national walking trails cross and border the Estate: The Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way. If you are looking for a guided walk we are happy to help you arrange this.

In addition to this, we have set up marked walks around the farm, along tracks and open grassland – click here to view.  For those wanting a nice leisurely walk to the pub, you can amble to The Plough Inn at Cold Aston or the Black Horse at Naunton. Our Barns and Tents are dog friendly, so do book in your four-legged friends to come on holiday with you.

DOWNLOAD OUR WALKING MAP OF NOTGROVE

For more information on local walks and things on, visit the Cotswold Conservation Website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

Cycling & Bike Hire

Being keen cyclists themselves Harry and Diana have mapped out some of their favourite cycle rides for you to enjoy. We have miles of lovely country lanes you can cycle.  Shorter routes include visiting the local coffee shops in Guiting Power, Winchcombe or Sherborne (or the pub of course!) For those who are more ambitious, we have routes visiting Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Cirencester. Else cycle along the Windrush Way to Burford or the Coln Valley to Bibury and Cirencester. Each cottage has a cycle map with our favourite routes mapped out. Harry cycles on a Saturday morning – all are welcome to join him!  Only one rule applies and that is that you have to find somewhere to stop for coffee and a bun.

You can also hire electric bikes for the duration of your stay through Far Peak, click here to see hire prices and book.  They will deliver and collect from a secure location near your Barn, Pod or Tent. When hiring a bike please put down the Barn/Pod/Tent Name and NOTGROVE HOLIDAYS for the delivery.

DOWNLOAD THE COUNTRY BIKE RIDE COURSE

OTHER LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Located in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds, there is so much to do during your stay that we simply can’t list them all…so here are our top picks.

Bourton on the Water and the Slaughters: 4 miles

Bourton on the Water is one of the busiest of the Cotswold towns, so best visited after the coach trips have left for the day, but an absolute gem nonetheless. However, nearby are the two best small villages you would ever wish to visit in Upper and Lower Slaughter.

The Cotswold Farm Park: 4 miles

The Cotswold Farm Park – Home of Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park as featured on Countryfile – learn about rare breeds, pet the animals in the touch barn, feed lambs and goats and enjoy the various playgrounds. A wonderful day out for old and young.

Cotswold Wildlife Park: 4 miles

Cotswold Wildlife Park – Burford – Lions, leopards and everything in-between, the wild life park offers up close encounters with natures finest, with lovely grounds and a great children’s playground, you may even get to stroke a giraffe.

Birdland: 4 miles

Penguins, Flamingos and many more winged varieties reside at Birdland in Bourton on the Water,  just 3 miles down the road. Meet the keepers and watch the birds being fed throughout the day and take a walk through the marsh mouth reserve a 2.5 acre nature reserve – look out for kingfishers, frogs, toads and many other species.

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National Trust – we have many National Trust sites in the area, from stunning gardens at Hidcote to Roman ramains at the Chedworth Villa. To see National Trust properties visit their website.

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Sudeley Castle: 8 miles

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is just 8 miles from Broadway and Cheltenham. It has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past, with royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years. Today it is a much loved family home and popular visitor attraction.  See what’s on.

The Cotswold Motoring Museum: 4 miles

The Cotswold Motoring Museum – The Motoring Museum is overflowing with vintage car collections, classic cars and motorcycles, caravans, original enamel signs and in intriguing collection of motoring curiosities.  It is a genuinely captivating experience and a fun day out at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds.

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Cheltenham Racecourse: 14 miles

Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of jump racing, where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It’s the place where the most important races are run, including the famous Gold Cup. Hundreds of thousands of racing fans come to Cheltenham every year, but you don’t need to be an expert to have the time of your life. Read more

Bourton Equestrian Centre: 4 miles

Horse Riding – Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre is just 3 miles from Notgrove Estate and offer a 1 hour pony trek across beautiful countryside and includes a paddle in the river for £30 per person. To book a pony trek or lesson call 01451 821101 or see their website

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Naunton Downs Golf Course: 3 miles

Naunton Downs Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course, situated in a beautiful area of outstanding Cotswold countryside just 3 miles away and is known for it’s charm and tranquility. Read more

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Ian Coley Shooting: 10 miles

Ian Coley Shooting can be found in Cheltenham and offers a gun shop, shooting school, sporting agency and air rifle range. For more information, visit their website.

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Daylesford Farm Shop: 11 miles

Over 35 years ago, Daylesford began to turn their family’s farmland over to sustainable, organic farming, first in Staffordshire and then in the Cotswolds. What began as a simple passion for real food has grown into Daylesford as we know it today, one of the most sustainable organic farms in the UK. Find out more

Far Peak Climbing Centre: 5 miles

Far Peak Climbing Centre is a superb dedicated climbing facility offering indoor climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities. It also has a 15 meter outdoor climbing tower for those a little braver. They are dedicated to providing you with a great climbing experience whether you want to learn, improve or take the kids for their first climbing experience. To book call 01285 700370 or see their website

Crocodiles of the World: 16 miles

Set within the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, Crocodiles of the World is an experience unlike any other. Nowhere else but here will you have the opportunity to see such a wide collection of crocodiles, alligators and caimans: over 100 individuals representing more than 12 species. For more information, please call 01993 846353 or visit their website.

Cotswold Clubhouse Soft Play & Cafe: 4 miles

This newly opened soft play centre in Bourton Industrial Estate offers a range of activities for children up to 11 alongside an exciting multi level play frame.  Let your little ones loose whilst you enjoy quality food and drink at the cafe.  Open daily from 9.30am, call 01451 263130 or visit their website.

Cotswold Bushcraft

Cotswold Bushcraft is run from the Notgrove Estate. Enjoy a wonderful day out with nature, suitable for both adults and children.  Learn how to forage for food, light a fire and then wild cook it.  For booking please following the links on the website