Cotswolds Frequently Asked Questions
We have listed the most frequently asked questions about the local Cotswolds area below. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if your question is not addressed here. If it’s information on your holiday in general you can check out our LHH FAQ page. There is further info on some of the below questions and on the surrounding Cotswolds in our ‘Ultimate Guide to the Cotswolds‘.
What is the best place to visit in the Cotswolds?
If it had to be one destination that we could recommend it would be Bourton-on-the-water. This really is the quintessential Cotswolds. Known as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds because of its quaint bridges and winding streets it is the perfect place to wonder around. From cream teas in one of the old tea rooms to warming local ales in a local pub. Enjoy perusing antique shops and designer boutiques. The honey coloured stone and idyllic village scenes are what makes this place one of the official ‘Prettiest Villages in England’. If you go you must check out the Model Village too! What’s also good is that the drive from your lakeside retreat takes you through the old Roman town of Cirencester and over some of the beautiful Cotswold landscapes.
Where can I find a guide on what to do in the Cotswolds?
Right here! We want your Log House Holiday to be filled with the best memories so we’ve pulled together our many years of local knowledge since 1980 to give you an easy way to not miss a thing. See our ‘Ultimate Guide to the Cotswold’s’.
What is the best thing to do in the Cotswolds?
When it comes to activities we think you’ve got to give some of the water sports a go. Available at various lakes around the Cotswold Water Park is Water-skiing, Wake boarding, Ringo riding, Banana boating, Tele-skiing, Sailing, Windsurfing. After a day filled with adrenaline, return to your peaceful private lake and take a slow row in your own rowing boat around the many islands and coves.
What is the best thing to see in the Cotswolds?
We can thoroughly recommend a visit to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. This is an internationally renowned tree collection that is stunning across all seasons. Even if nature isn’t really your thing this is a really lovely location if you’re looking for days out whilst away on romantic getaways in the UK. It’s also a brilliant place for all of the family as kids love to explore this enchanted place and learn about nature.
How do I get to the Cotswolds from London?
Getting to your lakeside retreat in the Cotswolds takes only 90 minutes by car from London. Our postcode is GL7 6ED.
- Head West along the M4 from London
- Take the A419 north at Junction 15
- Turn off at the Spine Road Junction (B4696)
- We are 3 miles on the right!
If you’re coming by train simply get a direct train from Paddington to Kemble, which is 10 minutes drive from the lake.
What is the best restaurant nearby in the Cotswolds?
Our favourite at the moment is The Potting Shed in Crudwell. Just 10 minutes drive away or a lovely cycle. This beautifully furnished Cotswold pub has a lovely atmosphere, delicious food and some great local ales to try. Outside tables are pleasant too if the sun is shining. It’s a perfect spot if you’re on a couples break or a big family holiday.
What is the best time of year to visit the Cotswolds?
It really depends what you’re here to see! Why not check out our seasonal photo galleries to see what your lakeside getaway looks like at different times of year. We’ve written what’s going on around the lake on these pages too. As for the Cotswolds this area looks beautiful in the summer when you can truly enjoy quaint villages such as Stow-on-the-Wold and the green rolling landscapes. Don’t underestimate though how romantic this area can be with a dusting on frost or snow! Throughout the year there are renowned farmers markets with local produce – your taste buds won’t be disappointed. Check out our Ultimate Guide to the Cotswolds for some top three things to do in each of the seasons as well as more info.
What is the best place to go shopping in the Cotswolds?
There a number of great places to shop in the surrounding area. From the larger Georgian towns of Bath, Cheltenham and Oxford you’ll find extensive shopping areas and trendy boutiques. In the smaller towns such as Tetbury and Cirencester however you can enjoy hidden gems of boutique clothing shops, chocolatiers, coffee shops, antique dens and art galleries. And don’t forget the famous farmers markets.‘Shop till you drop’ on your girly weekend away then treat yourself to some champagne in your steaming lakeside hot tub. Go on you’ve earnt it.
What is the best way to get around the Cotswolds?
If you’re exploring lots of the Cotswolds then travelling by car is very easy. You’ll come across a few very straight roads – that way because they were originally Roman roads (they built them this way to avoid ambush!). If you are just looking to get lost in some Cotswold villages why not get us to bring some bikes round to your log cabin.
Where is the best place to stay in the Cotswolds?
Well here obviously! Who wouldn’t want to have their own totally secluded lakeside getaway with its own hot tub and rowing boat. If you can drag yourself away from the good life too we are near to some great activities in the surrounding Cotswolds Water Park and some great sights in the famous Cotswolds. Our holidays in spectacular UK honeymoon cottages to secluded fishing lodges mean we have a special few days away for whatever you are looking to enjoy.
Where is the Cotswolds?
The Cotswolds is in the south of England about an hour and half West of London. This stunning location has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a fantastic place to explore on a memorable holiday nearer home. Your log cabin in the Cotswolds is easy to get to from either the M4 or M5 and is situated perfectly for exploring this lovely area.