8 Landmark Trust holidays in the Cotswolds
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The Landmark Trust rescue historic buildings in danger of falling into ruin and turn them into stunning holiday homes. We pick 8 magnificent Landmark buildings in the Cotswolds – perfect for a quirky family holiday or a couples retreat
This striking farmhouse is nestled in the South Cotswolds countryside, only a stone’s throw away from the ancient market town of Minchinhampton. There is a large sunny garden to use in the summer and a cosy log fire in the living room for the colder seasons. The property sleeps up to six people and is an ideal retreat for keen hikers.
Prices start at £521 for four nights.
The award winning Astley Castle is an ancient moated site (the plot dates back to the 13th century), with a stylish, modern interior. Once on the verge of collapse after a fire in 1978, the Landmark Trust has painstakingly and tastefully restored the building. Astley Castle sleeps eight people making it a great location to hideaway with a group of friends, however, you’ll have to wait until 2017 as the property is so popular it is fully booked until then.
Prices start at £942 for four nights.
With enough room to sleep up to eight people, this medieval farmhouse has bundles of space to dine, relax, and retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with family, friends and even your dogs too. The exterior hides the impressive grand chamber with a six bay timber roof inside that dates back to 1400.
Prices start at £456 for four nights.
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Hidden away amongst the medieval streets of Tewkesbury is St Mary’s Lane. This property is one of the market town’s best kept secrets. A building once home to a stocking weaver, it is now an ideal bolthole for a family of four to retreat to after a day exploring the Cotswolds and Tewkesbury’s riverside location. There are plenty of nice restaurants and pubs only a short walk away too.
Prices start at £215 for four nights.
This extraordinary property is ideal for a romantic getaway for two, and although it only has one room, it has been described as “the poshest bedsit in Warwickshire”. The building itself is unusually octagonal in shape and the interior is uniquely decorated with beautiful shells and stalactites. But the real surprise lies beneath in the basement where a cold plunge pool has been built into the grounds with magnificent views across the surrounding countryside.
Prices start at £310 for four nights.
Burrowed in a beautiful Cotswold village, this grand Jacobean property has been carefully restored by the Landmark Trust from a decaying wreck to a very high standard building both inside and out. If you are looking for somewhere to hide away from it all, the location is so peacefully remote that you must leave the car at the gates and stroll across the surrounding countryside to get to it. A good book and a bottle of wine are the perfect getaway ingredients for this holiday home.
Prices start at £399 for four nights.
This lodging can be found over the large Abbey gates and is yet another stunning Landmark Trust property to be found in Tewkesbury. You can spend your holiday standing guard over the Abbey or discovering the abundance of history on your doorstep at the Merchant’s House or inside the Abbey itself. If it’s a quiet break you’re after, you can cosy up in front of the fire whilst watching Tewkesbury life go by from your window.
Prices start at £279 for four nights.
Built between 1790 and 1815, the Lock Cottage is a rare survivor of the industrial revolution due to its convenient location next to the Worcester and Birmingham canal. Viewable only by towpath walkers and narrow boaters, this is a tastefully decorated and very private holiday home that has sleeping arrangements for a family of four.
Prices start at £231 for four nights