The colder cosier season is finally here and snuggling up in front of the wood burner in your luxury lake house is great for a November hideaway holiday. In between cosy moments inside and steaming hot tubs under the stars head out into the Cotswold’s to enjoy the large amount of events taking place each November. From amazing firework displays to photography courses and movies nights with a difference…
A luxury movie night at The Village Pub Barnsley
This is one of our favourite pubs at the moment for excellent food and a lovely atmosphere. Every midweek they do a popular Movie Night with a two-course supper in the pub first followed by a film in the glamorous Barnsley House Cinema afterwards. Seating 30 guests in luxury two-seater pink leather armchairs this is experience is certainly unique! This would make a lovely night out if you were with us for a romantic break or honeymoon. Make sure you book ahead as these nights are understandable popular.
For more info: The Village Pub, Barnsley
Book a photography course and capture autumn
Heading out with David Hall in November is a great time to capture the beauty of the Cotswold lakes, village life and rolling Cotswold landscapes. The chances of capturing late Autumn colours and the first proper frosts of the year are all high in November. If you want to stay at the lake to capture photos from the lake path, across the misty islands or from the boat this is also possible. After learning a few tips and tricks from the master head out to Batsford Arboretum or Westonbirt Arboretum for amazing locations to shoot.
For more info: Landscape Photography Course
Wrap up and enjoy a Cotswold Fire Works Display
There are lots of great firework nights to head to nearby. One favorite is at Tetbury. Look forward to seeing spectacular fireworks, a Guy Fawkes competition and a huge fire. And of course lots to choose with food and drink for all the family. Tetbury is a quaint Cotswold town with a great community feel so this is a great family night out to look forward to during your winter Cotswold holiday. Other great displays are also on in Ashton Keynes, Cirencester and the Gloucester Docks to name a few. If you don’t manage to get out just enjoy a glass of champagne in your hot tub and look out for fireworks on the horizon!
Early Christmas Shopping and Champagne at Highgrove
You’re sure to find some unique Christmas gifts at this great event held at HRH The Prince of Wales’s private estate. Head to the Orchard Room to find artisan wares and unique gift ideas, as well food and drink, hampers, home ware, books and decorative accessories. All with a glass of complimentary champagne to make browsing even more enjoyable. The Garden Shop will also be selling beautiful festive plants and arrangements, as well as the official Highgrove Christmas Wreath. Whilst there you can also choose to dine in the festive setting of the Orchard Restaurant or indulge with a Highgrove cream tea. Tickets must be pre-booked.
For more info: Highgrove Gardens
The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse
The Open is the biggest meet in the first half of the Jump season anywhere in the country. As with all race days at Cheltenham Racecourse expect a buzzing atmosphere, large enthusiastic crowds, lots of great food and drink and great fun picking the winning horses.
For more info: Cheltenham Races
Whilst at the Lake…
Pack a wooly jumper and some cosy outfits and snuggle down in front of the fire or around the fire pit under the clear starry skies. Your private 2 mile lakeside walk will take you through piles of autumn leaves and around enchanting woodlands. Stop by at one of the swinging lakeside chairs and take in the reflections of nature on the still lake surface. Whatever you do outside you will always look forward to returning to your warm cabin and steaming hot tub. Why not make some mulled wine to enjoy during your romantic escape and pick some great ingredients from a nearby farm shop for a big roast. Pull a book out of the mini library or open up a board game and enjoy life’s simple pleasures with whoever you’ve escaped with.