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A Cotswolds Treat

Discover Chipping Campden and Broadway
 
Visit Chipping Campden and Broadway – the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’ – on this self-guided walking holiday, with luggage transported. Explore villages of thatched cottages and country houses boasting immaculate gardens, and stay at the home of the famous Pudding Club.
A Cotswolds Treat. 4 nights
A Cotswolds Treat. 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in the Cotswolds

For many people the magnificent scenery of the Cotswolds is rural England at its very best – neat villages of golden-coloured thatched cottages, green rolling hills topped with intriguing follies, country houses boasting immaculate gardens, and inviting, well-signed footpaths that lead from one charming village to the next. Add to this a rich and varied history and welcoming hotels serving delicious cuisine, and you have all the ingredients for a wonderfully relaxed walking break.
With two nights in each of our chosen hotels, you have time to get to know the village of Mickleton before heading out along the Cotswold escarpment. Here, you will discover a landscape carefully nurtured and managed by the hand of man for centuries as you make your way to Broadway, often referred to as 'the jewel of the Cotswolds'. Indulge yourself at the famous Pudding Club; explore the gardens of Hidcote Manor; climb Capability Brown’s towering folly; and walk up Dover’s Hill, home of the historic Cotswolds ‘Olimpicks’.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
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    You should always be prepared for wet weather, whichever month you are travelling.
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  • Arrival in Mickleton
    Night 1: at Three Ways House Hotel (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of walking.
  • Circular walk from Mickleton: 15km (9 miles), 4hrs
    Start the day with a gentle stroll round Mickleton, discovering its 12th-century church and pleasant mix of vernacular architecture. Our route into the surrounding countryside leads first to the impeccable gardens of Kiftsgate Court and on to those at Hidcote Manor*, best described as a series of ‘outdoor rooms’ strongly influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement. Enjoy glorious views as you cross Nebsworth Down to reach the village of Ilmington, before heading south, passing Foxcote House – a splendid 18th-century mansion – on your way to Ebrington, famed for its thatched cottages and idyllic village green. You return to your hotel via the delightful hamlet of Hidcote Boyce.
    *Please note: the gardens at Hidcote and Kiftsgate operate different opening hours. Please check they will be open on the day you are there, if you wish to visit either or both of them.
    Kiftsgate Court gardens around Mickleton
  • Mickleton to Broadway: 15km (9 miles), 4hrs
    Leaving Mickleton, today’s walk starts by climbing Baker’s Hill to join the Heart of England Way. Enjoy sweeping panoramas over the Cotswold countryside as you follow the wooded escarpment to Chipping Campden, which owes its beauty to the area’s former wealthy wool merchants. Take time to explore this traditional market town and enjoy lunch of locally grown produce at one of its many pubs, restaurants and cafés. When you are ready, you ascend Dover's Hill, a local beauty spot boasting far-reaching views over the Vale of Evesham, before following the 'Mile Drive', a wide green lane that takes you to The Broadway Hotel in Broadway, where a Cotswolds' cream tea awaits.
    Chipping Campden - on the route from Mickleton to Broadway
  • Circular walk from Broadway: 8km (5 miles), 2hrs
    For your final day, our suggested walk takes you firstly to the remarkable Broadway Tower. The view from the top of this folly, created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for the Earl of Coventry, is said to take in as many as 16 counties. You descend through rolling hills and woodland to return to the village of Broadway.
    The village of Broadway
 

Accommodation

You stay at two high-quality Cotswold hotels of great character – one is home to the famous Pudding Club; the other is a traditional 17th-century house.
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 01 April - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 30 April £665 £312
    1 May - 30 September £690 £323
    1 - 27 October £665 £312
    3rd & 4th person discount -£20
    Single traveller supplement £20

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Please note: this holiday is not available to children under 12 years, nor are dogs permitted on Inntravel holidays

    Join the Pudding Club: if your stay in Mickleton includes a Friday, choose to participate in a Pudding Club dinner (no supplement if booked instead of included meal)
     

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Three Ways House Hotel
    'Pudding club': 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £20
    Broadway Hotel
    Junior suite: 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £28
    Superior: 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £14

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Three Ways House Hotel (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 31 Oct 2019 £116 £156
  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - via Moreton in Marsh

    Outward route Price per person Latest train
    arrival time
    taxi Moreton-in-Marsh to hotel (0h25) £16 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest train
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Moreton-in-Marsh (0h25) £10 flexible

    Connecting travel options - via Stratford upon Avon

    Outward route Price per person Latest walk
    arrival time
    taxi Stratford-upon-Avon to hotel (0h20) £16 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest walk
    departure time
    taxi hotel to Stratford-upon-Avon (0h45) £16 flexible
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 2 dinners, 1 picnic,
    4 breakfasts, 1 afternoon tea
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • transfer back to first accommodation to pick up car
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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