Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds

Welcome to the Cotswolds, a very special, very wonderful place.  A short break in the Cotswolds will leave you wanting more and you’ll be booking your next Cotswolds holiday as soon as you return home! The Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covers a huge area of almost 800 square miles.  One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different area, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features of golden stone and rolling hills.  Explore quintessentially English villages of honey coloured stone, lively market towns, grand Regency towns and of course, wonderfully scenic countryside.  Our base for our beautiful Cotswold holidays is the well located Cheltenham Chase Hotel.

19th – 23rd June 2022 4 nights £455pp
16th – 20th October 2022 4 nights £435pp

Single Supplement £100.

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel

Back by popular demand, the four star Cheltenham Chase Hotel boasts 122 bedrooms and all are stylishly furnished in rich, warm colours, providing an inviting atmosphere.  All rooms are fully en-suite, spacious, beautifully decorated with modern furnishings, comfortable and include free internet access, trouser press, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, remote control TV with selected Freeview channels and in house movies, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, safe and fridge.  The hotel also offers a fantastic health club and spa and the restaurant offers views over Coopers Hill, the venue of the famous Gloucester tradition, the cheese rolling chase.

EXCURSIONS INCLUDE:-

ALL HOLIDAYS – Full day to the regency town of Cheltenham, then onto the beautiful Sudeley Castle and gardens.  Full day in the Cotswolds as we firstly visit Bourton on the Water before heading to Broadway, after a little time here, we then board the train for a delightful journey through the Cotswolds back to Cheltenham.  Full day again in the Cotswolds, this time to the southern edge, firstly visiting Cirencester, the administrative town of the Cotswolds, then onto the picturesque Lechlade-on-Thames.

 

Wye Valley

Discover the perfect holiday destination of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Offering an opportunity to escape the stresses of modern day life in a  peaceful, relaxing haven, this holiday with our fantastic itinerary touring the many beautiful towns and locations in the Wye Valley region, along with the superb bowls and golf facilities offered at the hotel make for a memorable holiday experience.  Quite simply a beautiful part of the country to explore.

 

23rd – 27th May 2022 4 nights £429pp
4th – 8th July 2022 4 nights £459pp
24th – 28th October 2022 4 nights £459pp

Half Board. No single supplement on allocated singles

The Bells Hotel

Nestled in the Forest of Dean in the historic market town of Coleford, this hotel and leisure complex offers an 18 hole parkland golf course, clubhouse, superb restaurant and bowling green.  With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as well as the rolling parkland, lakes and woodland of the golf course, the Bells Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind.  With friendly yet professional service, guests can expect their stay to be both enjoyable and delightfully memorable.  The Hotel has a traditional, historic feel coupled with a great range of modern facilities.  Each of the 53 en-suite rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed and they all include free WiFi, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities.  Please note that some rooms are situated n the first floor and involve steps.

ITINERARY:-

Day 1 – We make a lovely day of it on our way to the Wye Valley and visits to Newbury and Cirencester en-route.

Day 2 – After breakfast, we head over the Welsh border to the county town of Monmouth, beautifully located on the banks of the River Wye, and noted for having the only medieval gated bridge in the UK.  After time here, we visit Symonds Yat, where we enjoy a relaxing and informative cruise on the River Wye.

Day 3 – Today’s excursion takes us to Gloucester Quays, a shoppers paradise set in a stunning waterside location.  From here we make our way to the Dean Forest Railway for a scenic return ride through the Forest.

Day 4 – A visit to the beautiful Cathedral City of Hereford located on the River Wye.

DAY 5 – Time for our journey home, with a treat as we visit the enchanting Bourton on the Water before making our way back home.