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 quirky Three Ways Hotel, World Renowned for “The Pudding Club”.

 

11th – 15th May 2020 (Deluxe Tour) 4 nights £445pp
9th – 13th August 2020 (Deluxe Tour) 4 nights £459pp

Half Board.  Single Supplement £80pp

The Three Ways House Hotel

Three Ways House has established itself as a warm, welcoming, comfortable and quirky Cotswold village hotel.  The emphasis is on great customer service and delicious food, with welcoming log fires in the winter and a lovely rose filled garden to enjoy in the summer, it’s like a home from home.  It is also home of the world famous Pudding Club!  There are 48 individually styled bedrooms; cosy doubles and some superior rooms are located in the main house, whilst six of the seven quirky pudding theme rooms and the classic rooms are located in the garden wing.  There are a number of ground floor rooms; some of these have pretty, private patio gardens.  Each bedroom has a shower and/or bath and are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, homemade biscuits, hairdryer, remote control TV, radio, direct dial phone and free WiFi.

EXCURSIONS INCLUDE:-

ALL HOLIDAYS – Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Norton & Stow on the Wold.  Broadway, scenic steam ride & Cheltenham.  Stratford upon Avon with river cruise.
THE WORLD FAMOUS “PUDDING CLUB” – The Pudding Club started in 1985 to preserve the Great British Pudding, which had been a great success.  Each Friday, an evenings entertainment starts with a glass of Bucks Fizz and a jovial introduction by The Pudding Master followed by a light main course and then the Parade of Seven Traditional Puddings, with all its noise and ceremony, the aim is to taste them all and then on vote for your favourite pudding of the night over coffee.  Guests depart certificates in hand! On our holidays, a lesser “Pudding Club” style dinner will take place on our final evening.

 

 

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.

13th – 17th July 2020 (Deluxe Tour) 4 nights £445pp
9th – 13th October 2020 (Deluxe Tour) 4 nights £445pp

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 – Two delightful towns located on the River Wye to visit today, firstly the beautiful market town of Ross on Wye, then onto the Cathedral City of Hereford.

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.