Glamping in the Cotswolds – Review
Our first staycation since the travel restrictions have been lifted in the UK.
We were all ready for a break, a change of scenery after spending 15 weeks at home in our little bubble. This felt like a safe space to enjoy our first weekend away. With no pressure to leave the farm but with lots of nearby villages and towns to visit if we felt like venturing out. And after falling in love with the Cotswolds on our last visit we couldn’t wait to return. We were meant to visit in March as a surprise for Mr H’s 40th birthday but a little something called Coronavirus delayed that from happening.
Where we stayed
I can’t help but gush over this place. The setting and relaxed vibe Amanda and Howard have created is just wonderful. There is no better place to be than at Evenolde Grounds Farm when you’re looking to escape for a few days. We felt disconnected from our busy lives. It was just what we all needed. We were all set to enjoy some free range fun. And the hot tub (of course). There is so much outdoor space around you. As we drove on to the farm we all felt a huge sense of calm and excitement for diving into the weekend ahead.
One of the biggest advantages of these Wigwams over others we have stayed in is that they are fully self-contained. No shared facilities and plenty of space for families to enjoy. If you want to see what the inside of the lodges look like then do pop over to my Insta where you’ll find a highlight from our stay. A family of four and a pet would be very comfortable. There is a double bed and pull out bed which easily sleeps two, three if you have little ones. You also have the benefit of a bathroom including a toilet and shower as well as a dining table and kitchen.
From alfresco dining, running through the long grass, climbing trees, early morning dips in the tub, late evening dips in the tub, bbq’s, toasting marshmallows, watching the sunset and let’s not forget enjoying your morning coffee with the cows and horses in the fields around you. Simple pleasures, well apart from the hot tub as that’s a very special treat.
Glamping in the Cotswolds – Review
Where we visited
There really is no need to leave the site, the grounds are enough to entertain with the added benefit of some furry guests including cows, horses and the family dogs. If like us you love to explore then you’ll be pleased to know that you are staying within a few minutes drive of some rather picturesque towns and villages.
On our last trip we visited Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Daylesford Farm Shop, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower. This time we thought we would mix it up a little. Our travels took us to Upper and Lower Slaughters, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Daylesford Farm and Broadway (for a second time because they’re just so lovely).
You can actually walk between many of the villages on the walking trails. They are all very charming and absolutely worth a visit. I don’t believe you could visit the Cotswolds without falling in love with the yellow stoned buildings, streets lined with brightly coloured flowers and that ever so relaxing feeling of country lifestyle. We even looked at property prices.
And lastly, as we visited in July we even managed to squeeze in a trip to see the Cotswolds Lavender Fields which have been on my wish list for so long now. They were beautiful. And just because they were so beautiful I would definitely recommend staying at this time of year. The fields are in bloom from June through to August. Although I have to say a winter break sounds quite wonderful also. I can imagine a winters morning looking so beautiful and what about a frosty dip in the tub.
And that’s our weekend Glamping in the Cotswolds – Review
Such a great destination for a staycation. A beautiful part of the world and you can rest assured that Amanda and Howard will look after you. Mr H and I have said a few times now that the Cotswolds might be our favourite weekend break destination. It’s beautiful, picturesque, busy in some places and calm in others. It’s a very dreamy location and as it’s only a 2 hour drive from Staffordshire it isn’t too far but far enough to feel like you have escaped. Escape to the Country!