COTSWOLDS LUXURY FAMILY SAFARI TENTS, GLAMPING PODS & HOLIDAY COTTAGES

WHY NOTGROVE HOLIDAYS?

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 family holiday experience.

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.  Meet the alpacas and highland cows, 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 we can help you arrange bush craft, falconry, foraging, electric quad bikes, photography, fitness and yoga/pilates classes, horse-riding, fishing and clay pigeon shooting prior to your stay. See our full range of Bespoke Extras here

Footpath sign at Notgrove

The Notgrove Estate

The Notgrove Estate is a 1500 acre 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 and the pattern of farming. The farm has wonderful wildlife, and Notgrove 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 heart of 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 Bibury and Cheltenham. We also have many local attractions a short drive away including Adam’s Farm Park and the Cotswold Wildlife Park 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.

READ MORE ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF NOTGROVE

Fantastic accommodation in beautiful Cotswold countryside. 14 of us stayed, age range 4 to 77 and all of us loved it. The kids loved the games room and visiting the alpacas, donkeys & goat. Plus there’s a lovely pub only half-hour walk away.

Just return from a weekend in the safari tents. The little touches added makes it homely and everything has been thought of, the cleanliness of the tents is high standard. The green area in front of the tents is great and was well used despite the rain!!!

Our 3-year-old settled in straight away and was so relaxed and content. It was idyllic and beautiful. The pod was amazing and was just right for what we needed. The grounds and village were breath-taking and welcoming.

We had a wonderful time. The pods were perfectly appointed and it was wonderful to have lots of open space for the kids to play in. We all made very good use of the games room and have come home with Table Football superstars.

Had an amazing two nights here with my hubby and two boys in the Safari Tents. Beautiful grounds and everything we needed. The shower blocks were clean and the boys loved the games room and play area.

Lovely big property. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is plenty of storage space. Great location with some lovely walks in the area.

We had 2 amazing nights here in a pod. The pod was warm and cozy, our children loved the games room and we all enjoyed a campfire each evening. Wish we had booked a longer stay, we will book again soon!

Lovely grounds. The pods were amazing. Really comfortable, even with the four us (me, my wife and 2 kids). The games room was well equipped and the staff were really nice. Bourton on the Water is a quaint town to visit.

We had a lovely weekend at Notgrove, staying in Wainway, two adjoining cottages. We all enjoyed ourselves celebrating a family 80th birthday with age ranges from 9 to 80 and a dog. The accommodation was great – well equipped and comfortable.

ACTIVITIES AT NOTGROVE

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.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT QUAD QUEST

Walking

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.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

Cycling

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 your door. When hiring a bike please put down the Tent/Pod/Tent Name and NOTGROVE HOLIDAYS for the delivery.

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.

The National
Trust:

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