4-Night Cotswolds Through a Lens

View of a farm house from Crickley Hill looking west with hills in the background and a yellow sky from the sunset.
Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Photography Holidays
from £695pp

Join us in exploring the charming villages and vast landscapes of the Cotwolds. Through your camera's lens and with the guidance of your expert Leader, you shall discover the best and most picturesque locations in this most quintessential of regions.

Holiday Highlights

  • Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light compositions
  • Be guided and encouraged by your professional HF Holidays Leader
  • Visit the most inspirational vistas that surround the country house

What’s included

  • High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • Guidance and tuition from a knowledgeable HF Holidays Leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
  • All essential transport to photography locations, via mini-coach or other modes of transport (e.g. boat)
  • All admissions costs, if applicable, on your holiday

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Your holiday begins with a walk to the Slaughters - two nearby 'honeypot' villages that present a whole range of photographic interest, including idyllic cottages, rivers and streams, and more. We shall be on our feet for most of the day, and the walk we'll take covers approximately 5.5 miles over gentle, well-marked tracks - of course, we'll be pausing along the way to capture the landscapes surrounding us too! We'll return in the afternoon with plenty of time to put our feet up and review today's takings before dinner.


We venture further afield today on our minibus, first stopping in Chipping Campden. This historic market town is known for its high street and boasts a variety of interesting architecture all ready to capture. Our second stop will be Broadway Tower which looms large over its surroundings. It is the second-highest point in the Cotswolds, making it ideal for vast landscapes. Later, we drop down to Broadway and stop a while at the station where we'll await the arrival of the steam train before continuing on to Bibury. Dubbed the "most beautiful village in England", Bibury is historic and picturesque in equal measure and an ideal final stop for our day.


On our final day together, we'll take to the streets of our home turf in Bourton-on-the-Water. This bustling town is ever popular and incredibly photogenic, and we can explore the best it has to offer through the lens of our cameras, from the River Windrush, which dominates the town centre through to the lanes and ginnels that weave between the shops and houses. In the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to sit together and review our images from the past couple of days before sitting down for a final dinner.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Harrington House

In one of the prettiest spots in the Cotswolds, Harrington House provides a stylish escape in the form of a traditional country retreat, with the trimmings and flourishes you’d expect. All set in a stately Georgian house that mirrors the mellow architectural styles of the Cotswolds and retains many of its original features; the most breathtaking is the sunny walled garden, surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens. As well as 29 bedrooms, two lounges, a cosy bar and pleasant dining room, there are further feathers in this handsome house’s hat. Quintessential English countryside, described by JB Priestly as, ‘the most English and least spoiled of all our countryside’, is just a short stroll away with pretty villages such as Chipping Campden and the Slaughters, rolling landscapes and classic trails from the Cotswold Way to the Gloucestershire Way and Monarch Way waiting for you to discover them.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent cottages. With 26 bright and airy bedrooms, Harrington House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic, Premium and Superior Rooms to choose from: for a stylish stay opt for rooms 1 or 2, both large master bedrooms located on the first floor that come complete with some of the original Palladian features dating back to 1730, pretty feature wallpaper and views out of the front of the building of classic Cotswolds scenery. Alternatively, for a romantic hideaway, plump for Room 24 in the Windrush Cottage and toast your good taste in the private garden that adjoins this large twin room.

All ‘Classic' rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive garden, multi-purpose activity room, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day ambling through the Cotswolds, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the gardens or having a game of croquet on the lawn. Retire to either of the two lounges or climb the sweeping stately staircase to the very top of the house where there’s an observatory looking out across the rooftops of the village. Then pop in to the snug bar for a pint of local ale and a chin wag with fellow guests about their discoveries.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Harrington House is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Harrington House

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Getting to Harrington House

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Essential Information

  • Camera and a selection of lenses if you have them (e.g. wide-angle, telephoto, macro, etc.)
  • Spare battery and charger
  • Your camera's instruction manual
  • Laptop for reviewing, editing and sharing photos (not essential but good to have!)

Other optional camera kit may include tripods, Neutral Density filters, waterproof coverings for your camera, a spare memory card or a laptop for reviewing and editing images. Please feel free to bring any other items you use which are additional to this list. 

You will be outdoors for the majority of this holiday, walking up to five miles each day (with some ascent and descent) carrying your kit. Please be sure to bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and waterproofs to contend with our changeable British weather!

Andrew Hasson

Andrew has been a professional photographer for 35 years, and had his pictures published in newspapers and magazines all over the world.
His work has appeared on every page and in every section of every national newspaper in the UK. His first national front page was in 1991 and his last one was two weeks ago.
He is still regularly commissioned by The Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Observer, the FT, the BBC and Channel 4. His portraiture and profile work is also constantly in demand from other private sources.

He lives in Brighton with his wife, an author. They have three sons and a granddaughter.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2022
25 Jul - 29 Jul 2022
4 2022 Cotswolds Through a Lens £695 Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
4 nights
Interests:
Photography Holidays

4 nights from £695pp

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