1500 acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside to explore, mapped walks and cycle routes and a host of added extras…

we aim to give you a true holiday experience.

Why Notgrove Holidays?

Our Holiday cottages offer more than just a place to stay, with 1500 acres of beautiful Cotswold countryside to explore, mapped walks and cycle routes and a host of added extras we aim to give you a true holiday experience. Enjoy fresh eggs for your breakfast laid by Notgroves resident chickens, meet the alpacas, and have a cuddle with the donkeys and goats. Our animals love to be fed and fussed by our guests and we insist that everyone meets them during their stay.

We have mapped out farm walks and the best cycle routes, we can have bicycles waiting for you when you arrive and walking/cycle maps are included in the cottage welcome packs. We also have a tennis court for hire and can arrange horse-riding, fishing and clay pigeon shooting prior to your stay. See our full range of Bespoke Extras here

Acland Family Notgrove Holiday Properties
Footpath sign at Notgrove

The Notgrove Estate

The Notgrove Estate is a 1500 ac family farm high up on the Cotswold Hills, like many others it has diversified and welcomes guests to its selection of accommodation on the farm. Feel free to walk around our marked footpaths and appreciate our beautiful scenery that changes with each season as does the pattern of farming. The farm has wonderful wildlife, and the Village with just 32 cottages is the same size now as it was in the Doomsday Book of 1086. Do also drop in and visit our own licensed Cafe and Bar – The Nuttery, in the Village.

The Village is only 3 miles from Bourton on the Water, and within reach of many well known Cotswold villages and towns, from Upper and Lower Slaugher and the Swells, to Cheltenham. We also have many local attractions a short drive away including Adams Farm and the Cotswold Wildlife Farm at Burford.

For those who like a walk to the Pub, our neighbouring Villages of Cold Aston and Naunton both have thriving local pubs selling local beer. Please explore our website to find more information about the local area and see pictures of the estate.



Children are very welcome in all of our cottages (and outside them), and we actively encourage them to make the most of the countryside and space Notgrove has to offer.

The games room situated at the Village Farm holiday cottages has table tennis, a mini pool table, and table football as well as a selection of books, games and toys – the games room is open to all our holiday cottage guests.

The football field is great for burning off some energy and then for all of the little (and not so little) monkeys we now have our fantastic Clamber Stack!

Outside we have our animals who love to be fed and petted by our smaller guests. The children can feed the alpaca and donkeys and play with our nutty goats. Peppa our holiday cottage dog is always ready for a cuddle or ball game and is super friendly.

Baby Items

We are well aware of the stress involved in packing the car up for a family holiday when babies and toddlers are involved. Therefore for our littlest visitors we can provide the following baby/toddler equipment to make your stay simpler (and your car packing much easier). Please book baby at least 1 week prior to your stay.

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
  • Booster Seat for table
  • Baby Bouncer
  • Toddler Step
  • Non-slip bath mat
  • Toilet Training Seat
  • Potty

*Baby items are available for the barns only – we regret we do not supply baby items to the pods or tents.

To book any of these items please email Kate holiday@notgrove.com or call 07760 337441.

Dogs – Canine Charter

Being dog owners ourselves we understand that your holiday would not be the same without your four legged friend and we welcome well behaved dogs (and well-behaved owners) in our barns and safari tents. We supply some dog poop bags and a water and feed bowl. Dogs are welcome to explore the Estate with you, but they must be kept on a lead when you pass through fields containing livestock. Inside the barns and safari tents we would be grateful if you and your four legged friends could follow a few doggy rules…..

  1. Please do not leave dogs unattended inside the barns and safari tents unless they are in a dog cage.
  2. We would be grateful if our furniture remained fur free, so please do not allow dogs to sit on it!
  3. We do not allow dogs upstairs in the barns; we find they prefer a bed by the wood burner anyway.
  4. Please do not use barn and safari tent towels to dry your dog, if you would like a ’doggy’ towel we will be pleased to provide one.
  5. Please wash muddy dogs off before allowing them into the barns and safari tents; they are welcome to dry in the utility area.
  6. Please respect the Notgrove residents and other holiday guests and do not allow your dog to cause any sort of nuisance to neighbours.

We charge £30 per dog per stay and have a limit of 2 dogs per barn and safari tent unless otherwise agreed.

*We are sorry but we do not allow dogs in the glamping pods.

Things to do whilst you are at The Notgrove Estate


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. In addition to this we have set up marked walks around the farm, along tracks and open grassland, each cottage has a map of the farm showing these routes.

Download our Walking and Hiking Map of Notgrove

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


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, Cirencester. Or cycle along the Windrush Way to Burford  and the Coln Valley to Bibury or 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.

We can also hire bikes for the duration of your stay, click here to see hire prices. If you would like to hire bikes please email Kate at holiday@notgrove.com or call 07760 337441

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 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. Nearby however are the 2 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, Tigers and everything in-between, the wild life park offers up close encounters with natures finest, with lovely grounds and a 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.

The National

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.


Sudeley Castle: 8 miles

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is just eight miles from Broadway & Cheltenham. It has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past, with royal connections that stretch back over 1000 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.


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. 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 including a paddle in the river for £30 per person. To book a pony trek or lesson call 01451 821101 or see their website


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 outside Cheltenhamin Gloucestershire, known for it’s charm and tranquility. Read more


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.


Daylesford Farm Shop: 11 miles

Over thirty-five 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 and outdoor climbing on our 15m tower. We are dedicated to providing you with a great climbing experience whether you want to learn, improve or bring the kids down for a party. 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