I’m so excited to share a bit more about our Cotswolds Easter trip. We stole a few days over the bank holiday weekend, we set aside work for a few days ahead of Mr. H starting his new job and made the short journey to the Cotswolds for a little glamping getaway in the tiny village of Evenlode. Such a gorgeous corner of our beautiful UK countryside.
This weekend getaway couldn’t have come at a better time, we were all a little drained from the tough start to the year we have sadly had as a family. The April term break crept up on us and so we hadn’t made any plans – we noticed that there was a free Wigwam at Evenlode and we couldn’t resist grabbing it. We’ve stayed twice before and always enjoyed the relaxed vibe of the site, yet with so many truly beautiful places to explore just minutes away.
Glamping in the Cotswolds
What did we like about staying at Evenlode?
Evenlode is a small village in north Cotswolds, just a few minutes away from market towns like Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold, the storybook villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. In a flash you are back at the Evenlode grounds, a 400-acre Farm in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The location and pure tranquility of the site are the main reasons we keep coming back. There are six cabins overlooking the grazing fields. If you’re lucky you will visit when the cows and horses are out enjoying the grass, they are very friendly and will often come to the fence and you can enjoy your morning coffee with them.
And then there’s the Wigwam itself. A really good size for a family of 3 plus our dog Bobby. As both beds are a Queen/Double in size they would easily fit a family of 4, depending on the age of the children possibly 5. And with the added luxury of a working kitchen and bathroom/shower they really do add up to their name of being a luxury glamping stay. Amanda and her husband really have thought of everything – right down to the optional hot tubs and fire pit – toasting marshmallows is a must!
Local attractions in the Cotswolds
I’ve mentioned a couple of times above and in previous posts that the location is perfect for exploring. There is so much to do around the area, so much to visit! From Daylesford Farm, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Upper and Lower Slaughter to the famous village of Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway. In July you have the breathtaking Lavender fields to explore and in April the crisp mornings which we were treated to. You’ll find picture-perfect village pubs to enjoy and even Jeremy Clarkson’s farm shop!
Where to eat and drink in the Cotswolds
We visited a few new places this year so I would blend this post and the previous ones I have written to get a good grasp of the local pubs and restaurants. The ones we frequented were all dog friendly, with awesome menus, and situated in truly lovely villages. Our recommendations; The Fox Inn, The Porch House, Lygon, Didly Squat Farmshop, and don’t forget to cook up a storm on the fire pit back at your Wigwam!
And that’s our review and quick tour of what it’s like to enjoy Glamping in the Cotswolds