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Chipping Norton Golf Club
A large, undulating course at 6,316 yard long, comprised of tree-lined fairways, and maintained to a very high standard. Chipping Norton Golf Course is ranked among the top three courses in Oxfordshire by the National Club Golfer Magazine.
Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5QH (7.4 miles away)
01608 642383 | www.cotswoldsclub.co.uk/golf

The Wychwood Golf Club
Situated just down the road, this course is a wonderful 18-holer. As a large course that’s on 170 acres of land, and at 6844 yards long, parts can be tricky.
Lyneham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QQ (1 mile away)
01993 831841 | www.thewychwood.com


The undulating hills that surround the area, make the terrain perfect for cycling. The long, winding lanes can take you to crumbling gold stone churchs, peaceful villages and bustling market towns. The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile long route that is a beautiful stretch that starts from Chipping Campden to Bath.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Cotswolds
Offers good quality bike hire in Chipping Campden, with Trek hybrids available for rental. They can also deliver cycles to your starting location and then collect them at the end of the rental period.
Volunteer Inn, Lower High Street, Chipping Campden, Oxfordshire, GL55 6DY (17.7 miles away)
07549 620597 / 07933 368074 | www.cyclecotswolds.co.uk

Hot Air Ballooning

Ballooning in the Cotswolds
With a balloon launch site not far away in the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-water, this journey will take you east across the enchanting Cotswolds hills, and towards the close-by Milton-under-Wychwood. This journey gives you the perfect panoramic viewpoints of the hidden hamlets, forested vales and rolling meadows that make up the quintessence of the Cotswolds.
01453 753221 | www.ballooninginthecotswolds.co.uk

Horse Riding

The Cotswolds has some sterling equestrian centres that offer first-rate lessons and tours. Below are some of the best in the area.

Overdale Equestrian Centre
For those wanting to learn how to ride, or perfect their technique, Overdale is the perfect place to ride a horse. Situated down the road, the centre also offers popular hacks (riding in the countryside).
Nether Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SD (5 miles away)
01993 832 520 | www.overdale-equestrian.co.uk

Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Lessons are available for beginners to advanced riders. They also offer ‘tourist hacks’ and ‘hen hacks’ for big groups looking to grab a big slice of the Cotswold countryside.
College Farm, Fosseway, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HN (10 miles away)
01451 821101 | www.bourtonvaleequestrian.co.uk

Cotswolds Riding
With over thirty five years of teaching experience, and with over fifty horses and ponies that can suit any level, equestrian Jill Carenza’s centre for horse riding offers beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons and hacks, and also offers the service of hirelings for hunting and fun rides.
Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, Worcestershire WR12 7NE (21 miles away)
01386 584250 | www.cotswoldsriding.co.uk


Lyneham Lake
This lake is for coarse fishing.
Churchill Heath, Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ (2 miles away)
01608 658491

Salford Trout Lakes
Two spring fed lakes that total 8 acres of water allow for the fly-fishing of brown and rainbow trout. Day and evening tickets available. Season from 1st April – 31st October.
Rectory Farm, Salford, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5YY (6.5 miles away)
01608 643209 / 07531 073813

Adventure Activities

Rob Ireland, Country Crafts & Leisure
This centre offers a wide range of activities, for children and adults alike. Activities such as quad biking, archery, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting, and, for the more adventurous, helicopter treasure hunts and tractor and trailer slalom will keep you alive and kicking all day. Events here are suitable for all ages – bookings are advised to be made in advance.
Morton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9LQ (14 miles away)
01608 650413 | www.robireland.co.uk


Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
Chill out in seven treatment rooms, from a hydrotherapy pool to the only Turkish Hamman in the area. The wonderful therapists can give you anything from holistic treatments, massages, facials, pedicures to aromatherapy, and will make sure that as soon as you arrive you will be spoilt from start to finish.
The Square, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6AN (19.4 miles away)
01386 840330 | www.cotswoldhouse.com

For pampering in the comfort of your property, there is a range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and remember to quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
020 7096 0385 | https://www.glo-pamper.co.uk/


Top Things to Do for Children


About 9 miles away, the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water is an outstanding place of natural beauty. Pretty houses flank the river Windrush, which winds its way through the centre, and is shallow enough for your children to splash around in. Although a village, there is plenty to see and do, so you can be sure that everyone will be kept busy. Attractions include a model village (www.themodelvillage.com), the Cotswold Birdland Park (www.birdland.co.uk), The Dragonfly Maze (next to the Birdland Park) and the Cotswold Motor Museum, home to Brum!

Woodstock and Blenheim Palace

Around 16 miles away/30 minute drive lies the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, where you can lose yourself in the estate’s vast and beautiful park gardens. As well discovering all the interesting things inside palace, outside there is also an adventure playground, a maze, a butterfly farm and a miniature train. Check for limited opening hours in the winter months. In Woodstock there are lots of shops to explore and there is the local Oxfordshire museum on the high street – worth a quick visit to enjoy a coffee and cake in the airy glass-fronted café.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
01993 810530 | www.blenheimpalace.com

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Around 9 miles away/20 minute drive is the nearby town of Burford, where a fantastic parkland awaits for you and your family. There is an adventure playground, café, and of course, lions, zebras, hippos, penguins, fruit bats and monkeys (to name just a few).
Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP
01993 823006 | www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

Cotswold Farm Park

Around 16 miles away/30 minute drive is the famous farm owned by Adam Henson, TV presenter off of BBC’s Countryfile. The farm is designed to introduce little ones to farm animals and rearing. With milking and shearing demonstrations, an adventure playground and a nature walk, Cotswold Farm Park is a wonderful day out.
Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Cheltenham, GL54 5UG
01451 850307 | www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

Top Places to Visit


(11.6 miles away)
A wonderful market town that offers lots to do in the way of quality food and drink. Be sure to check out Warner’s Budgens on the High Street and The Cotswold Cheese Shop, voted as Britain’s best New Deli, which sell a wide range of breads and delicatessen food. On Tuesdays there is a wonderful market that sells local produce and other artisan crafts, and, if you’re here in September, don’t miss the Moreton Show, a one-day countryside event that attracts around 20,000 visitors – check their website to find out more: www.moretonshow.co.uk. Also, find the time to have a drink at The Bell Inn, where many locals believe it to be the inspiration behind The Prancing Pony, the famous pub in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books.


(9.4 miles away)
Another of the Cotswolds’ famous market towns, Stow has been one since the 12th century.There are many good restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit. Stow is also an important centre for fine antiques shops, art galleries and craft shops. A superb famers’ market is held in the town’s square on the second Thursday of each month, between 9am-1pm.

Chipping Norton

(6 miles away)
Fondly known as ‘Chippy’ to the locals, Chipping Norton houses some good shops for all those seeking some retail therapy. Unusually, as the town is so small, there is a running theatre which is excellent. The theatre regularly shows contemporary plays and screens the best of art house and Hollywood cinema.

Daylesford Organic Farmshop

This farm contains not only a butchers, bakery, and fishmonger, but also a creamery, grocer, homeware shop, garden shop and café. The fruits, vegetables and herbs are picked each morning from the market garden, and the organic animals can be seen roaming on the surrounding pastures.
near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG (4.6 miles away)
01608 731700 | www.daylesford.com/kingham

The Hook Norton Brewery

An independent family business since 1849, the brewery offers tours which takes you through the history and making of some of the country’s best real ales such as the award winning ‘Hooky’ and ‘Double Stout’. With over ten thousand visitors a year, Hook Norton is very much at the heart of Cotswold life.
Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Oxon, OX15 5NY (11 miles away)
01608737210 | www.hooky.co.uk

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ markets are a common occurrence in the Cotswolds, and they are held throughout the year at different venues. For more information on where and when these markets are, visit www.cotswolds.com