Introducing England’s worst kept secret – The Cotswolds. For centuries it has been the backdrop to story books and fairy tales with magic and mysteries waiting around every corner. Made up of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, The Cotswolds is renowned throughout the home counties. Keep an eye out for the honey coloured stone and picture perfect cottages and if you look extra carefully you may even spot our three converted barns The Roebuck’s Rose, The Lock Keepers Snipe and The Owl’s Barn. Exploring The Cotswolds? Make Quince your base.
When it comes to planning a trip, it takes more than just click, click, book. There’s logistics, tickets and most likely, delays. The reason we decided the Cotswolds were an ideal location for our three converted barns was due to the ease of arriving from London. Taking just over 2.5 hours from London, driving straight on the M40, it really couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve arrived, we’ve got everything else sorted.
We get it. Trying to find activities for every age can be daunting. If you’re looking to get moving while off the beaten track or you want to discover the latest trends at the outlet. The Cotswolds has something for everyone.
During your stay in The Cotswolds, why not take a tour from a new perspective. There are plenty of tours to choose from, but we think an electric bike gives you just enough boost while working up an appetite for lunch. Book a tour for your group and create memories without harming the environment and, explore the eclectic villages and towns throughout the area while exercising.
If you're looking for some extra culture and a trip into the city, The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is a must visit. Founded in 1683, the museum has world famous exhibits from ancient Egyptian relics, including mummies, to contemporary art sculptures and creations. With free admission there is no better way to spend a rainy afternoon. Image From visit-oxford.com
For the full countryside experience, it is a must to visit a local market. The Moreton-in-Marsh market is nationally known and said to be one of the most stunning market locations in England. Whether you're perusing for a new soy wax candle or hoping to secure some fresh food for dinner, this market has it all. Image From ft.com
Fancy treating yourself? Looking to buy your host a little thank you? With shopping, dining and drinks all within the beautiful courtyard of Bicester Village, you’ll need to use a lot of will power during this shopping trip. The designer outlet mini town lets visitors benefit from discounts while indulging in luxury restaurants and high street cafes. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Synonymous with jump racing, Cheltenham Racecourse is known as being the location for the most important races. Enjoy a fun day out watching the races with friends or register to explore the grounds on a dog walk with family, there is more to Cheltenham than betting.
Iconically, Blenheim Palace is known as Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace with a Churchill exhibition available throughout the year. However, there is plenty more to discover. From the Palace State Rooms to the Restoration and Conservation Tour, you can get lost in the spellbinding history of this ancient Palace.
As the largest town in The Cotswolds, Cirencester has so much to offer. From the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain to Pick Your Own fruit at the Hayles Fruit Farm. As keen interior design and pattern fans, we think that Kelmscott Manor is a true shining star. The renowned textile designer William Morris adored the Manor and took vast inspiration from the surroundings.
Linger a little longer - Bask in the beauty of the Roebuck’s Rose. This Cotswold stone stylish barn sleeps up to twelve guests across five bedrooms with stunning vaulted ceilings. and timeless interiors. Our resident gardener has created magical gardens for you to enjoy and follow the sun.
Everything and the kitchen sink - Explore our unique U-shaped converted barn, The Lock Keepers Snipe. With vaulted ceilings and a wood stove, this retreat hosts fourteen guests in six bedrooms and has everything you’ll need for a group trip.
What a hoot - The Owl Barn has a private terrace and courtyard. This spacious hideaway sleeps ten guests across five bedrooms and with its lovely views of the surrounding nature reserve and glimpes of the resident barn Owl this is perfect for nature lovers.
Gather and giggle - Newly available is The Barns, these two iconic barns, Roebucks Rose and The Lock keepers Snipe are perfect for your group accommodation as together they sleep twenty two guests. Whether you’re celebrating a big anniversary or starting a brand new family tradition, The Barns offer a perfect getaway.
Dog Friendly Stays. At Quince we know that a getaway isn’t seriously complete without the most important member of the family. There will be no pet peeves, just pure happiness and fun-filled days that your pooches will love too. We provide clean dog bowls for your four legged friends, one less thing for you to remember. There is space for two, very well behaved pups in each of our properties, just get in touch and let us know!