Christ­mas in the Cotswolds map

Whether the snow’s al­ready on the ground or there’s a mere nip of Jack Frost in the air, Christ­mas in the Cotswolds is al­ways a mag­i­cal time

Cotswold Life - - CONTENTS -

If you’re shop­ping for de­signer clothes for a baby or young child, then The Orange Pig in Tewkes­bury is there to help; while the gift of an art class at Chel­tenham School of Fine Art may be just the thing for an arty friend – or even to treat your­self. Just over the River Sev­ern, at Lyd­ney, Tau­rus Crafts of­fers the chance to buy unique gifts direct from the mak­ers, and a cosy café to rest in be­fore ex­plor­ing their week­end Christ­mas mar­kets.

If cul­ture’s your thing, then a visit to the won­der­ful gal­leries and gar­dens of Na­ture in Art are

thor­oughly rec­om­mended – and make sure you find time to take in the Na­tional Trust’s beau­ti­ful Ja­cobean Chastle­ton House & Gar­den. And, if the weather’s in­clement, then head un­der­ground to Clear­well Caves where the tem­per­a­ture is al­ways a steady 10 de­grees… and it never, ever rains!

For those look­ing for a cosy cot­tage to spend Christ­mas and New Year with friends and fam­ily, then Cotswold Hide­aways have some­thing to suit, from a ro­man­tic re­treat for two to a barn con­ver­sion that can sleep 26, while Cotswold Prop­erty Let­tings can

also help find your per­fect hol­i­day home or even a longer-term let­ting if that’s what you need. If you’d rather some­one else did the cook­ing, though, Tu­dor Farm House Ho­tel in the Royal For­est of Dean pro­vides a ru­ral re­treat and culi­nary oa­sis, as does the glo­ri­ous dog-friendly Ox­ford­shire­based Wy­ch­wood Inn.

And, after a long walk around the win­tery Cotswold coun­try­side, you could do worse than head back to a hearty lo­cally-sourced meal and warm bed at The Plough in Cold As­ton. A (very warm) wel­come to win­ter in the Cotswolds!

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