Cotswolds Guided Walking Holiday

Explore the Cotswolds on foot

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Activity types:

  • Central location
  • Free WiFi
  • Meadows & hills

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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £294.00 - 3 to 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Gentle hills, picture-postcard villages and tempting tea shops make this quintessentially English countryside perfect for walking. On our Guided Walking holidays you'll discover glorious golden stone villages with thatched cottages, mansion houses, pastoral countryside and quiet country lanes.

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Accommodation

HF Holidays' Harrington House in Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham

Dating from the Tudor period and of, considerable historic interest, Harrington House mirrors the mellow architectural style of the Cotswolds. Its peaceful atmosphere and proximity to the charming centre of Bourton-on-the-Water make it ideal for those who prefer a less active holiday.

Harrington House has 29 bedrooms. Most are located in the main house, with others in the adjacent cottages. 

Rooms

'Good' Rooms 

These rooms are all ensuite and furnished to a good standard. They include:

  • Check in from 2:30pm
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • 23 inch TV
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WiFi

'Better' Rooms 

These rooms are slightly larger and/or have a better view. They include:

  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £15 per person per night

'Best' Rooms 

These rooms truly are the best in the house for extra luxury during your stay. They include:

  • Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Large rooms
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Early check in from 1pm
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Fluffy bathrobe & slippers
  • 32 inch TV
  • More luxurious mattress
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Smalls drying rack
  • Free WiFi

Only an extra £20 per person per night

Choose Your Room: Our new “Choose Your Room” service is available at our UK country houses, providing the option to choose and confirm a specific room for an extra £30 per room. Supplements to upgrade to 'Better' or 'Best' rooms still apply. The choice of room number must be of the same room type as originally booked and is subject to availability.

At the house

  • Excellent boot and drying rooms
  • Main house there is a lounge, dining room and a bar
  • Ballroom
  • At the very top of the house is the observatory
  • Free WiFi in public rooms
  • Range of board games and books
  • At the rear of the house there is an attractive walled garden with a large croquet lawn

Dining

AAn example of Bourton-on-the-water evening mealll holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the barJust relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.

Accessibility

Due to the layout and age of Harrington House, it is not recommended for wheelchair users or anyone with restricted mobility.

Although one bedroom has wheelchair access, the access to the main house has some steps and internally there are some steps to negotiate.

More details on Bourton accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied

Itinerary

Discover the Cotswolds on Foot

Explore the beautiful countryside and rich history of the Cotswolds on our guided walks. Gentle hills, picture-postcard villages and tempting tea shops make this quintessentially English countryside perfect for walking. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this beautiful landscape to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of up to three different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Harrington House

HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

Easier walks 

Lower Slaughter

HF Holidays walks level 1 easier

Medium walks

Birdlip view

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

 

Harder walks

Naunton

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay.

The Windrush Valley to Burford

Available on: 16 Sep 2018, 26 May 2019, 16 Jun 2019, 1 Sep 2019, 15 Sep 2019, 27 Oct 2019

Option 1: Little Barrington to Burford

Burford village pub

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 350 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: A countryside walk from the village of Little Barrington, passing through the sleepy hamlets of Westwell and Holwell.

Don’t miss: There's time to explore the delightful small town of Burford, with its packhorse bridge and high street lined with 17th and 18th century houses and inns. 

Option 2: Windrush to Burford

Two walkers

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the valley from the village of Windrush to neighbouring Great and Little Barrington, then continue through the fields to Burford.

Don’t miss: Stop to appreciate the charming small village of Great Barrington with its Norman church and grand Palladian mansion built in 1737

Option 3: Sherborne to Burford

River Windrush

Distance: 11½ miles (19km)

Total ascent: 650 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the water meadows of the Windrush Valley as we walk from Sherborne to Little Barrington, then pass through peaceful pastoral scenery on the way to Burford.

Don’t miss: Sherborne Park is a traditional agricultural estate now owned by the National Trust. Look out for the row of almshouses in the nearby estate village.

Image 3 credit VisitEngland/Nick Turner/Cotswolds Tourism


Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds

Available on: 18 Sep 2018, 28 May 2019, 18 Jun 2019, 3 Sep 2019, 17 Sep 2019, 29 Oct 2019

Option 1: Ilmington to Chipping Campden

Market place in Chipping Campden

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting from the village of Ilmington we'll climb up over the ridge past the 18th century Foxcote House to the neighbouring village of Ebrington. Our route continues along the Monarch’s Way into Chipping Campden.

Don’t miss: Chipping Campden is another fine market town whose wealth derived from affluent wool merchants in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Option 2: Hidcote to Chipping Campden

Hidcote Gardens

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (280m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Our walk links the National Trust gardens at Hidcote Manor with Chipping Campden. We'll pass over the rolling hills via the village of Ilmington.

Don’t miss: Hidcote gardens are designed in an Arts & Crafts style and are famed for its colourful outdoor 'rooms'; each planted in a different style.

Option 3: Mickleton to Chipping Campden

Walkig towards Ilmington village

Distance: 10½ miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (800m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting from the village of Mickleton, we'll first climb the hill to Hidcote Manor, then continue over the downs to Ilmington. Our walk continues along the Monarch's Way to Chipping Campden.

Don’t miss: Hunt out the 11 mice carved into the pews in Ilmington's fine Norman church.


Around Winchcombe

Available on: 19 Sep 2018, 29 May 2019, 19 Jun 2019, 4 Sep 2019, 18 Sep 2019, 30 Oct 2019

Option 1: Toddington to Winchcombe via Hailes Abbey                                     

Cotswold Way near Winchcombe

Distance: 6 miles (10km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk through gently rolling countryside, passing a heritage railway, ancient churches, and a ruined abbey, before ending the day at the interesting Cotswold town of Winchcombe.

Don’t miss: Toddington Manor, owned by contemporary artist Damien Hirst. 

Option 2: Winchcombe Circular                    

St Faiths chapel of ease at Farmcote

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 950 feet (300m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Enjoy the views over the far reaching Evesham Vale, before passing Hailes Abbey and following the Cotswold Way to end at Winchcombe. 

Don’t miss: The little chapel of ease at Farmcote

Option 3: Langley Hill, Cleeve Hill & Belas Knap

views from Cleeves Hill in the Cotswolds

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,400 feet (420m)

The walk in a nutshell: Ascend Langley Hill with views out towards the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern hills, before continuing on to Cleeve hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds, and descending back into Winchcombe with views to Sudeley Castle in the valley below. 

Don’t miss: Belas Knap - a Neolithic long barrow situated on Cleeve hill. 


Following the Monarch’s Way through the Cotswolds

Available on: 20 Sep 2018, 30 May 2019, 20 Jun 2019, 5 Sep 2019, 19 Sep 2019, 31 Oct 2019

Option 1: Broadwell to Bourton

Lower Slaughter bridge

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m)

The walk in a nutshell: A walk along the Monarch's Way from the village of Broadwell to Bourton-on-the-Water. We'll stop to explore Stow-on-the-Wold and the delightful village of Lower Slaughter.

Don’t miss: Timeless Lower Slaughter was voted the 'most romantic street in Britain'. With its idyllic cottages and watermill. This is delightful spot to stop and relax.

Option 2: Longborough to Bourton

Two blue wild flowers

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Total ascent: 700 feet (220m) 

The walk in a nutshell: This walk starts in the village of Longborough. We'll head first to Stow-on-the-Wold, then on to Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Don’t miss: Stow-on-the-Wold is the highest town in the Cotswolds. Explore the market square, once the site of the town's annual sheep fairs.

Option 3: Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton

Countryside near Stow-on-the-Wold

Distance: 11 miles (18km)

Total ascent: 900 feet (280m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Monarch's Way through gently rolling countryside. Starting from Moreton-in-Marsh our route takes us through Stow-on-the-Wold and Lower Slaughter back to Bourton.

Don’t miss: Our walk follows the Monarch’s Way - the escape route of Charles II to Shoreham and France after his defeat at the battle of Worcester in 1651. 


South along the Windrush Valley

Available on: 22 Sep 2018, 29 Sep 2018, 13 Oct 2018, 30 Mar 2019, 16 Apr 2019, 20 Apr 2019, 11 May 2019, 21 May 2019, 1 Jun 2019, 22 Jun 2019, 6 Jul 2019, 20 Jul 2019, 6 Aug 2019, 10 Aug 2019, 24 Aug 2019, 7 Sep 2019, 1 Oct 2019, 12 Oct 2019

Option 1: Around Bourton

River Windrush flowingthrough Bourton on the Water

Distance: 6½ miles (10½km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m) of ascent.

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk starts out along the Monarch’s Way reaching the village of Clapton-on-the-Hill. We return along the Windrush valley back to Bourton.

Don’t miss: At the end of the walk there's plenty of time to enjoy Bourton-on-the-Water. Visit the speciality shops, relax in one of the pubs or tea-rooms, or just sit beside the river and watch the world go by.

Option 2: Little Rissington

Little Rissington villlage

Distance: 7½ miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 560 feet (180m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Monarch’s Way to Clapton-on-the-Hill, then take the route across the valley to Little Rissington. We return via the quarry lakes to Bourton. 

Don’t miss: Visit the 'plague church' at Little Rissington with its memorial window to the Red Arrows and the graves of those killed at the nearby RAF Flying School.

Option 3: Sherborne

Four walkers

Distance: 10½ miles (17km)

Total ascent: 700ft (220m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Bourton to Clapton-on-the-Hill,  then track south to the attractive village of Sherborne before returning to Bourton via the Windrush valley.

Don’t miss: An opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy the rolling countryside to the south of Bourton-on-the-Water.


The Cotswold Way to Broadway

Available on: 23 Sep 2018, 30 Sep 2018, 14 Oct 2018, 31 Mar 2019, 21 Apr 2019, 12 May 2019, 2 Jun 2019, 23 Jun 2019, 7 Jul 2019, 21 Jul 2019, 11 Aug 2019, 25 Aug 2019, 8 Sep 2019, 13 Oct 2019

Option 1: Snowshill & Broadway

Cotswold Tourism

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 650 feet (200m) of ascent.

The walk in a nutshell: Walk through rolling Cotswold countryside from Ford to the village of Snowshill, then on through the fields to Broadway.

Don’t miss: Our walk ends in the ever-popular showpiece village of Broadway, with its beautiful cottages of mellow Cotswold stone. 

Option 2: Temple Guiting to Broadway

Snowshill Manor

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (220m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the River Windrush north from Temple Guiting towards its source, then continue on past Snowshill to Broadway.

Don’t miss: Take time to explore delightful Snowshill  with its timeless church and National Trust manor house.

Option 3: Over the hills to Broadway

Wooded slopes of the Cotswolds and Broadway Church

Distance: 11½ miles (18½ km)

Total ascent: 1,150 ft (340m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow a more undulating route over the hills to Cutsdean church and Snowshill, before following the Cotswold Way to Broadway.

Don’t miss: We'll see the site of the medieval village of Pinnock, abandoned in 1348 after its population was wiped out by the Black Death.

Image 1: credit VisitEngland/Nick Turner/Cotswolds Tourism


Chedworth Roman Villa and Bibury

Available on: 25 Sep 2018, 2 Oct 2018, 16 Oct 2018, 23 Oct 2018, 30 Oct 2018, 2 Apr 2019, 22 Apr 2019, 4 Jun 2019, 25 Jun 2019, 9 Jul 2019, 23 Jul 2019, 13 Aug 2019, 27 Aug 2019, 10 Sep 2019, 15 Oct 2019

Option 1: Along the Coln to Bibury

Cottages at Bibury

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Total ascent: 350 feet (100m)

The walk in a nutshell: After a visit to the Roman Villa we'll start our walk at Fosse Bridge and follow the valley of the River Coln to Bibury.

Don’t miss: William Morris described Bibury as “the most beautiful village in England”. The much photographed Arlington Row cottages are a real delight.

Option 2: Chedworth Villa to Bibury

Mosaic at Chedworth Roman Villa

Distance: 8 miles (12½km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (620m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Chedworth Roman Villa through the woods to Pancake Hill and the River Coln at Fosse Bridge. Here we hed downstream through Cotswold country and hamlets to Bibury.

Don’t miss: Our walk starts at the Chedworth Roman Villa. Now managed by the National Trust, this is one of England's best preserved Roman sites, with fine mosaics dating from AD120-400.

Option 3: Along the Coln Valley

Cotswold scenery

Distance: 10 miles (16 km)

Total ascent: 850 feet (260m)

The walk in a nutshell: Take a woodland walk from Yanworth Mil to Chedworth Roman Villa. Our walk continues along the valley of the River Coln to the beautiful village of Bibury.

Don’t miss: The River Coln is a rich wildlife habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for heron, kingfishers, water voles and brown trout which inhabit the river.


Through the Cotswolds to Cirencester

Available on: 26 Sep 2018, 3 Oct 2018, 17 Oct 2018, 24 Oct 2018, 31 Oct 2018, 3 Apr 2019, 17 Apr 2019, 24 Apr 2019, 22 May 2019, 5 Jun 2019, 26 Jun 2019, 10 Jul 2019, 24 Jul 2019, 7 Aug 2019, 14 Aug 2019, 28 Aug 2019, 11 Sep 2019, 2 Oct 2019, 16 Oct 2019

Option 1: Duntisbourne villages

Four walkers

Distance: 7 miles (11½km)

Total ascent: 250 feet (80m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from Winstone to take in the three villages all starting with ‘Duntisbourne’ in their name. We'll continue through the fields to Cirencester, the 'capital' of the Cotswolds.

Don’t miss: Explore Cirencester at the end of the walk. There's much of historical interest in what was Roman Britain’s second largest city.

Option 2: To Roman Cirencester

Cirencester from the air

Distance: 8½ miles (14km)

Total ascent: 300 feet (100m) 

The walk in a nutshell: From Gloucester Beeches we'll walk south east through several typical Cotswold villages with history going back over 2,000 years, arriving in the Roman city of Cirencester. 

Don’t miss: In Cirencester you could explore Abbey ground, the Corinium museum and the superb 15th century church.

Option 3: Cotswold History

Rolling fields of the Cotswolds

Distance: 11½ miles (18½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (220m)

The walk in a nutshell: A longer route from Gloucester Beeches to Cirencester via the village of Brimpsfield.

Don’t miss: A walk rich in history, including charming Saxon and Norman village churches, and rich Roman archeaology in Cirencester.


Along the Gloucestershire Way to Bourton

Available on: 27 Sep 2018, 4 Oct 2018, 18 Oct 2018, 25 Oct 2018, 1 Nov 2018, 4 Apr 2019, 18 Apr 2019, 25 Apr 2019, 23 May 2019, 6 Jun 2019, 27 Jun 2019, 11 Jul 2019, 25 Jul 2019, 8 Aug 2019, 15 Aug 2019, 29 Aug 2019, 12 Sep 2019, 3 Oct 2019, 17 Oct 2019

Option 1: Hampnett to Bourton

Two walkers

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m)

The walk in a nutshell:  Follow the Diamond and the Macmillan Way to Cold Aston. A third trail - the Gloucestershire Way back to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Don’t miss: St George's church in Hampnett with it's beautiful Victorian stencilling. 

Option 2: Hazleton to Bourton

Walking in the Windrush Valley

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Total ascent: 550 feet (160m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Gloucestershire Way and Diamond Way through rolling countryside to the Wold villages of Notgrove and Cold Aston, before arriving back at Bourton-on-the-Water

Don’t miss: Notgrove Norman Church and nearby manor house, and the Walk through the long avenue of Beech trees

Option 3: The Gloucestershire Way

Windrush Valley

Distance: 10½ miles (17km)

Total ascent: 850 feet (260m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow the Gloucestershire Way through the rolling countyside of the Cotswolds. We'll pass sleepy villages, then make our way back to Bourton-on-the-Water through the Windrush Valley.

Don’t miss: We start near the supposedly haunted Frog Mill Inn; once the staging post for the Oxford to Gloucester mail coach. 

Image 2 credit VisitEngland/Nick Turner/Cotswolds Tourism 


Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 2 Nov 2018, 16 Nov 2018, 19 Nov 2018, 23 Nov 2018, 8 Feb 2019, 11 Feb 2019, 15 Feb 2019, 18 Feb 2019, 15 Mar 2019, 18 Mar 2019, 22 Mar 2019, 25 Mar 2019, 4 Nov 2019, 5 Nov 2019, 8 Nov 2019, 11 Nov 2019, 15 Nov 2019, 18 Nov 2019, 22 Nov 2019, 25 Nov 2019, 26 Nov 2019, 29 Nov 2019

Two pheasants in the snowGuided Walking continues throughout the year. Spring and Winter offer fantastic walking days in the Cotswolds - blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a great selection of guided walks with us.

Between November and Easter we carefully adjust our usual walks to suit the season. We'll often end the day in a cosy pub or tearoom - perfect for warming up after an invigorating walk.

See our Spring & Winter Walks for further details.


Around the Slaughters

Available on: 25 May 2019, 15 Jun 2019, 31 Aug 2019, 14 Sep 2019, 26 Oct 2019

Option 1: Upper and Lower Slaughter          

Cottages and bridge in village of Lower Slaughter

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 250 feet (80m)

The walk in a nutshell: On this circular walk from Bourton we visit the pretty villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter following the river Eye.

Don’t miss: At the end of your walk there is plenty of time to explore Bourton-on-the-Water. Enjoy a pint in one of the pubs, visit the shops, or find a bench beside the River Windrush and soak up this charming rural village.

Option 2: Lower Harford and the Windrush Valley

Upper Slaughter

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m) 

The walk in a nutshell: Visit both Upper and Lower Slaughter and the medieval village of Lower Harford, before a riverside walk beside the Windrush back to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Don’t miss: The twin villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter are just a couple of miles' walk from Bourton-on-the-Water. The River Eye flows through these most picturesque of villages, creating a picture-postcard scene.

Option 3: Naunton & the Windrush Valley   

Naunton in the Windrush Valley

Distance: 10½ miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 700 feet (220m)

The walk in a nutshell: Follow a clockwise loop from Bourton along the tranquil vallley of the River Windrush to Lower Harford and  the village of Naunton. Our return route takes us over the fields via the Slaughters.

Don’t miss: We should have time for refreshments in the Black Horse Inn at Naunton and/or the charming mill shop at Lower Slaughter. Keep a lookout for herons on the riverside section of this walk.

Image 3 credit VisitEngland/Cotswolds.com/Nick Turner

Which break for me

Guided Walking

Two walkersOur best-selling Guided Walking holidays run throughout the year - with their daily choice of up to 3 walks, these breaks are ideal for anyone who enjoys exploring the countryside on foot. Perhaps choose an Easier walk, then build up to something more challenging as your holiday progresses.

Holidays operate throughout the year - see the dates & prices tab.

Gentle Walking

NEW from HF HolidaysWalkers in the woods near Monk ConistonThis easier variation of our best-selling Guided Walking holidays is the perfect way to enjoy a gentle exploration of the Cotswolds; ideal if you want to take things a little slower. The choice of three guided walks includes a half-day walk of 3 or 4 miles. 

Gentle Walking at Bourton-on-the-Water starts on Fri 12 July, Mon 15 July, Fri 16 Aug, Mon 19 Aug 2019

Spring & Winter Walking

Two pheasants in the snowJoin us on our specially tailored itinerary – complete with a choice of walks specially selected for the season.

  • Enjoy a choice of specially selected walks each day
  • Finish at a cosy pub or tea room
  • Experience beautiful Cotswolds without the crowds!

We operate these walks between November and Easter - see Spring & Winter Walking at Bourton-on-the-Water for further details

Other Guided Walking holidays at Bourton-on-the-Water

Walking with Sightseeing - the perfect combination of guided walks, plus sightseeing visits

Christmas & New Year Walking - enjoy guided walks, fabulous food and a great atmosphere on these special festive breaks

 

 

Local area

Discover the Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water is situated at the heart of the Cotswolds, a beautiful area of rolling green hills and attractive stone towns and villages.

Harrington House is located in a quiet street, just 100 metres from the centre of Bourton. This is one of the most popular villages in the Cotswolds, frequently busy with visitors. The River Windrush winds its way through the central village green and is crossed by a series of attractive stone bridges.

Bourton-on-the-Water is a popular destination in its own right with its specialist shops and attractive village  green. Local attractions include the motor museum, model village and Birdland wildlife park, all within easy walking distance.

The village has a good range of facilities including a small supermarket, post office, newsagent, pubs and bank.

During your stay at Harrington House you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Chipping Campden
The mellow market town of Chipping Campden, about 30 minutes' drive north of Bourton-on-the-Water, is one of the most visited towns in the Cotswolds.

Pathway through elegant gardensHidcote Manor Gardens
Owned by the National Trust, Hidcote is a small manor house with an exceptional garden designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Around 35 minutes' north from Bourton-on-the-Water. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote 

 

 

Rolling hills and Broadway TowerBroadway
Considered as one of the most beautiful villages in Britain it is easy to see why so many visitors are attracted to Broadway. Don’t let this put you off; Broadway is still worth a visit. To get away from the crowds, consider a walk to Broadway Tower for stunning views of the Vale of Evesham. Around 30 minutes' drive from Bourton.

 

Inside the Royal Shakespeare TheatreStratford-upon-Avon
Famous for its Shakespeare connections, Stratford is an attractive town spanning the River Avon. Of particular interest are the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Shakespeare Birthplace Museum. Around 40 minutes' drive from Bourton. www.rsc.org.uk or www.shakespeare.org.uk

 

 

Exterior and gardens of Blenheim PalaceBlenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is one of the grandest and best-known stately homes in Britain. It sits in extensive parkland and is also famous as the ancestral home of Winston Churchill. www.blenheimpalace.com

 

 

Cheltenham
The fine Regency spa town of Cheltenham has an excellent range of shops and facilities. Cheltenham is around 25 minutes' drive from Bourton, and can also be reached by an hourly local bus.

Gloucester
The Cathedral city of Gloucester is about 35 minutes' drive to the west of Bourton. The fine Norman cathedral is well worth visiting, as is the National Waterways Museum. www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk or www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Ride the steam railway through attractive Cotswold countryside from Cheltenham to Toddington about 30 minutes' drive from Bourton. Now restored, this was once the Great Western main line to Birmingham. www.gwsr.com

Oxford
The famous university city of Oxford is about an hour’s drive from Bourton-on-the-Water. You may wish to stroll through the historic colleges or visit the Ashmolean Museum. www.ashmolean.org

 

Hidcote Gardens image ©National Trust Images/Jonathan Buckley

Travel

Travel to Bourton-on-the-Water

Our address is: Harrington House, Sherborne Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest railway station is Moreton-in-Marsh. However, the nearest mainline station is at Cheltenham Spa which may be more convenient. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

From Moreton-in-Marsh station a taxi takes approximately 20 minutes and costs £21 if pre-booked. From Cheltenham Spa station a taxi takes around 30 minutes and costs £42 if pre-booked. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Harrington House Manager.

Bus

By bus:

From Moreton-in-Marsh station catch the 801 bus to Bourton-on-the-Water,from where it is a short walk to our Country House. Alight next to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Shop. Cross the road to the war memorial and continue across the bridge. Follow this road for 150 metres until the road forks. Harrington House is on the left.

Driving to us

By car:

From the A429 take the road into the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.  At the war memorial by the village green, turn into Sherborne Street. Follow this road for 150yds, crossing the river and passing the motor museum until the road forks. Harrington House is on the left before the fork.  Look out for our sign. A car park is available in the grounds with free parking.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

For most guests, travelling to London Heathrow airport is the most convenient option.

From Heathrow first take the train to London Paddington station. From here there are direct trains to Moreton-in-Marsh. It's a relatively straightforward journey - just over 2 hours. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

From Moreton-in-Marsh you can travel on to Bourton-on-the-Water by bus or taxi (see above).

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
16 Nov 2018 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £699.00 £619.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £80 Per Person Book Now
19 Nov 2018 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £425.00 £360.00 Save £65 off pp - 4 night special Book Now
8 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £299.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
8 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
11 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
15 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
15 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £299.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
18 Feb 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
15 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
15 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £299.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
18 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
22 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £299.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
22 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
25 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £375.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
29 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
29 Mar 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £365.00 £325.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
1 Apr 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £495.00 £435.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
19 Apr 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £799.00 £699.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Spring Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
19 Apr 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £495.00 £435.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £60 Per Person Book Now
23 Apr 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £365.00 £325.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £40 Per Person Book Now
10 May 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
20 May 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
24 May 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
27 May 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
3 Jun 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
14 Jun 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
14 Jun 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - Special Early Booking OFFER Book Now
17 Jun 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
24 Jun 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
5 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - Special Early Booking OFFER Book Now
5 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
8 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
19 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - Special Early Booking OFFER Book Now
19 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
22 Jul 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
5 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
9 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
9 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £779.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
12 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
23 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
26 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
30 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
30 Aug 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £779.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
2 Sep 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
9 Sep 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
13 Sep 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £879.00 £829.00 Save £50 off pp - Special Early Booking OFFER Book Now
13 Sep 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £375.00 £345.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £30 Per Person Book Now
16 Sep 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £529.00 £479.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £50 Per Person Book Now
11 Oct 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £365.00 £320.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
25 Oct 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
25 Oct 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 3 £339.00 £294.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
28 Oct 2019 BNBOB - Guided Walking - Bourton on the Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now
4 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now
8 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £294.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
8 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
11 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now
15 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £294.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
15 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
18 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now
22 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
22 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £294.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
25 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now
29 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 3 £339.00 £294.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £45 Per Person Book Now
29 Nov 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 7 £725.00 £625.00 Save £100 off pp - Special Early Booking TOP OFFER Book Now
2 Dec 2019 BNBOB - Spring & Winter Walking - Bourton-on-the-Water 4 £435.00 £370.00 Early Booking Offer - Save £65 Per Person Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

We like to reward early bookers with our best rooms so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we aren't able to take room number requests as we are unable to guarantee them. 

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