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7-Night Cotswold Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1 & 2
from £675pp £525pp

Running through five different counties, the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty epitomises the stereotypical image of the England of yesteryear. Historic honey-coloured stone cottages create picture-postcard villages which nestle in the pastoral countryside. Harrington House – our historic 4-star country house accommodation - is located in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water. It’s geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and comes complete with a drying room and boot room. The area boasts several national trails and long-distance footpaths – great for both gentle strolls and hilly hikes to make the most of this rural idyll. Enjoy hearty local food, plan your self-guided walks using our detailed route notes and make the most of this fantastic location.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful countryside and rich history of the Cotswolds
  • Gentle hills, picture-postcard villages and tempting tea shops make this quintessentially English countryside perfect for walking
  • Use our fully-stocked Discovery Point, stocked with all the best local walks for all abilities
  • Let your choice of route bring the picturesque countryside and history of the Cotswolds to life
  • Visit Chipping Campden or Broadway,
  • Head further afield to Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • In the evenings relax and enjoy the period features and historic interest of Harrington House 

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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


Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the beautiful scenery. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Bourton Circular - 3 miles
  • Lower Slaughter - 3 miles
  • Bourton & Quarry Lakes - 4 miles
  • The Slaughters - 5 miles
  • Stow-on-the-Wold to Bourton - 5 miles
  • Broadway Tower - 5 miles

Some longer walks on well-graded paths. Experience the true flavour of the Cotswolds as you follow these varied routes.

  • Chedworth Roman Villa - 6 miles
  • Clapton-on-the-Hill - 6 miles
  • Clapton & Little Rissington - 7 miles
  • Along the Cotswold Escarpment - 7 miles

For those who love to stride out on longer routes.

  • Hidcote & Illmington - 8 miles
  • Naunton & the Slaughters - 10 miles
  • Gloucestershire Way - 11 miles

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.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

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 Good, Better and Best 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 23 in the Windrush Cottage and toast your good taste in the private garden that adjoins this large twin room.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ 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. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Harrington House is hearty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to Cotswold leg of lamb, Bibury rainbow trout and a selection of Gloucestershire cheeses, accompanied with Harrington House homemade chutneys.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
16 Oct - 23 Oct
7 Self-Guided £729 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
06 Nov - 13 Nov
7 Self-Guided £645 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
13 Nov - 20 Nov
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20 Nov - 27 Nov
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27 Nov - 04 Dec
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04 Dec - 11 Dec
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2021
08 Jan - 15 Jan
7 Self-Guided £675 £525 Save £150 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
15 Jan - 22 Jan
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22 Jan - 29 Jan
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29 Jan - 05 Feb
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05 Feb - 12 Feb
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12 Feb - 19 Feb
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26 Feb - 05 Mar
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12 Mar - 19 Mar
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28 May - 04 Jun
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18 Jun - 25 Jun
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16 Jul - 23 Jul
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05 Nov - 12 Nov
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12 Nov - 19 Nov
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19 Nov - 26 Nov
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10 Dec - 17 Dec
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Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1

7 nights from £675pp £525pp

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