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GLamping site, Wild Carrot, Chavenage, Cotswolds, UK

Glamping Long Weekend in the Cotswolds

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

4 Days

Prices Start from

£745pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Couples Families

Spend a relaxed long weekend tucked away on a private estate in the heart of the Cotswolds. Begin with an outdoor wood-fired hot tub and end with a fire-pit dinner under the stars, as you explore this beautiful setting from your stylish and secluded bell tent on a mixture of guided and self-guided adventures.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

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Glamping

Stay in a stylish bell tent, set up on an exclusive site within the private Chavenage Estate.

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Guided experiences

Explore the estate and the surrounding area with guided experiences ranging from e-biking to history tours.

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Hot tub

Upon arrival, let the stresses of the journey wash away as you soak in a wood-fired outdoor hot tub.

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Cotswold history

Learn about Chavenage’s fascinating history or venture further afield for private tours of nearby houses and estates.

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  • Day 1-4

    Chavenage Estate

Day 1-4

Chavenage Estate

Spend three nights glamping on the Chavenage Estate in a beautiful bell tent. Guided activities are included, as well as a hamper breakfast each day, an outdoor hot tub on arrival and a firepit dinner on your final night.

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Cotswolds, England
GLamping site, Wild Carrot, Chavenage, Cotswolds, UK
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GLamping site, Wild Carrot, Chavenage, Cotswolds, UK
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GLamping site, Wild Carrot, Chavenage, Cotswolds, UK
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Glamping in the Cotswolds

Escape to the Chavenage Estate in the heart of the rural Cotswolds. Here, stay on a private glamping site in total seclusion.

Sleep in a beautiful bell tent, complete with a comfortable double bed and proper bedding. The glamping site includes a self-catered kitchen, bathroom, fire pit and an outside seated area. Breakfast arrives in the form of a fresh hamper each morning.

On arrival, you will be treated to a wood-fired hot tub set up ready for you to wash away the stresses of the journey. And on your final night, have a barbecue dinner cooked over the firepit and under the stars.

Wild Carrot, Cotswolds
Wild Carrot, Cotswolds
Wild Carrot, Cotswolds
Wild Carrot, Cotswolds

Guided experiences

As well as relaxing in the natural surroundings, take advantage of the included guided activities. From the on-site Wild Carrot cycling hub, set out to explore on a half-day cycling tour of the area, led by a local guide.

This leisurely cycle (or e-bike) tour takes in a mixture of Cotswold scenery and history, exploring the quiet lanes that surround Chavenage. These include the idyllic Kingscote Valley – another backdrop to many TV productions. Return to the hub after a few hours, ready for some and coffee and cake after your ride.

Also explore the estate in a far less conventional manner. A guided Onewheel experience is included and these easy-to-learn electric boards are an incredibly fun way to travel around. Self-balancing, they will have you zooming around in no time.

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Chavenage House, Cotswolds, England
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Sunrise on Cotswold Way near Chipping Camden, Cotswolds, England, UK
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Chavenage

The impressive Chavenage Estate lies close to the beautiful market town of Tetbury, known for its woolsack races. Chavenage House is now famed for its appearance in Poldark, but this 16th-century manor house also retains many of its original features.

A private tour of the house is included in your long weekend, led by a local guide. There is also the option to instead be guided by one of the members of the Lowsley-William family, who have owned the house since 1891. Learn about its rich history, including its role in the English Civil War, as well as the ensuing ghost stories.

The estate itself is the perfect backdrop for secluded glamping, as well as a variety of outdoor activities. A mixture of farmed and wild countryside, it is quintessentially Cotswold in its charm.

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Castle Coombe,  Cotswolds, England, UK
Castle Coombe, Cotswolds, UK

Explore the local area

Chavenage’s idyllic location mean that options abound in the surrounding area. For beautiful walks and some the Cotswolds’ most impressive gardens, head to nearby Miserden with its estate and nurseries.

For wine tasting or exceptional locally grown food, Woodchester Valley Vineyard or Thyme are local favourites. Or for a real display of Cotswold local produce, visit the Stroud farmer’s market on a Saturday – an experience in itself and a thriving part of this quirky Cotswold town.

Alternatively, if you’re keen to explore more Cotswold history and beautiful architecture, then both Rodmarton Manor and the Badminton Estate lie close to Chavenage. Private tours of either can be arranged and are highly recommended.

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When to travel

United Kingdom in January

January is usually the coldest month of the year and also when you’re most likely to experience clear and frosty days but with blue skies and crisp mornings. Perfect conditions for winter walks, if dressed suitably.

United Kingdom in February

You may experience snowfall in February and temperatures will still be relatively cold. In the south of the United Kingdom, snowdrops begin to emerge, particularly in woodland areas and you’ll see the first sprouts of wild garlic.

United Kingdom in March

The weather gradually begins to improve in March as the Spring season starts to get underway. Temperatures begin to rise and spring flowers appear, both on the ground and as blossom on the trees. The rugby Six Nations Championship is held during February or March when England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy all go head to head.

United Kingdom in April

April can be a little unpredictable for the weather; it can be warm and sunny or it can be a very rainy month. Towards the end of April swathes of bluebells cover ancient woodland areas and meadows burst into colour.

United Kingdom in May

The weather is usually warm during May. The month has two Bank Holiday weekends, which can be particularly busy as British people make the most of this time off work. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in June

The warm weather continues through to June. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in July

Traditionally the summer months, July and August are in theory the hottest and driest months of the year although, as with all British weather, this cannot be relied on. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in August

Traditionally the summer months, July and August are in theory the hottest and driest months of the year although, as with all British weather, this cannot be relied on. There are quite a few festivals that will take place from May through to August, making the most of the sunshine, so talk to our experts as to what you can get involved in.

United Kingdom in September

September often has warmer and drier weather than August, and the summer crowds start to disperse as schools reopen.

United Kingdom in October

The autumn leaves are at their best, most vibrant russet shades during October with around, on average about 10 days of rain. Temperatures are cooler and some sites in more rural areas start to close for winter.

United Kingdom in November

In early November the autumn leaves are still in full show, but mountainous areas may experience snow and daylight is restricted to around seven hours in northern Scotland. The weather is usually cool and damp, although it’s not uncommon to have wonderful cold, dry spells. The UK acknowledges daylight saving time on November 1 and the clocks will be set back by one hour

United Kingdom in December

December is usually cold and damp, with little foliage and the least daylight hours of the year (fewer than seven in the north of Scotland).

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