Log Cabin Holidays in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is an area teeming with vibrant market towns, stunning natural environments, quaint villages that personify quintessential ‘Britishness’, and steeped in heritage and history. Making them an excellent location for log cabin holidays. Bounded by Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham and Stratford, it’s one of the most beautiful and frequently visited tourist areas of Britain, attracting hundreds and thousands of visitors to its near 800 square mile area each year.
Designated as a Conservation Area in 1966, it’s the largest of forty ‘Areas of Natural Beauty’ in the UK, along with being one of the least densely populated areas of England. It’s made up of 80% farmland which encompasses rolling hills and countryside connecting each village and town and providing endless views of greenery and nature for both the locals and visitors.
Historically, its central means of trading has involved the quarrying of its rich Oolitic Limestone, salt mining, silk production, and tobacco leaf and wool growing. These trades emphasise the rural nature of the Cotswolds – its history is in its land, and its land is its history. This trading provided funding for the construction of some of the area’s finest architectural attractions – Cirencester Church and Grevel’s House in Chipping Campden, to name but a couple.
History aside, there are numerous attractions that will sway your decision to visit the Cotswolds. Cotswold Wildlife Park, located near Burford, is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens situated by a stunning Victorian Manor House. Ideal for a family day out, it is home to a varied number of wildlife and animals from across the globe. If the animals don’t entice you then Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury offers beautiful landscaped grounds; 18’000 trees across 600 acres of Grade 1 listed countryside. Or you could try a visit to either Wychwood Forest or the Model Village in Bourton on the Water – both great days out for the keen rambler and nature lover.
Other attractions include the Royal Tattoo, which holds the mantle of being the World’s Biggest Military Air Show (held at RAF Fairford), Blenheim Palace (which was the birthplace of Winston Churchill), and Cotswold Water Park, which is the largest Water Park in Britain. Boasting 133 man made lakes over 40 square miles, it is situated right in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Regardless of your interests, the Cotswolds cater for everyone. Whether you’re interested in architectural or technological attractions or the charm of natural features, the Cotswolds provide a bit of something in everything it has to offer.
Bashley Holiday Park, Cotswolds
Quaint little English villages and rolling landscapes surround Hoburne Cotswold. It’s the idyllic place to just kick back, take life down a notch and basically relax. There are many attractions here from indoor & outdoor swimming pools to Sammy Seahorse club, crazy golf, fishing lakes, nature trail and gym.
In the evenings why not head over to the licensed club house with its season long entertainment or have dinner in the restaurant followed by a drink at the bar. You can choose to bring your own touring caravan along or stay in the many chalets & lodges, you could simply camp if you feel like getting back to nature! Hoburne Cotswold is rated 4 star by EnjoyEngland.
Accommodation is available in either the Carolina or Virginia or Vermont lodges. The lodges cater for up to 4 or 8 people respectively and offer a stylish living space with spacious accommodation. Hoburne Bashley is rated 4 star by EnjoyEngland.