oin us on this lovely tour visiting some charming Cotswold towns, gorgeous gardens and the hidden gem which is Sezincote, an Indian palace in the Cotswold hills.
Day 1 We travel across country toward Swindon and our hotel, making suitable refreshment stops along the way.
Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit another historic market town - Devizes, with more than 500 listed buildings and a large Market Place at its heart. We continue to Bowood House, where the fine Georgian building is surrounded by the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, Walled Garden and glorious herbaceous border, and set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland.
Day 3 This morning we visit Cheltenham, known for its fine shopping and elegant promenade, before boarding the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for a journey through the Cotswolds countryside to Broadway. Spend some time strolling through the honey-stone streets before we return to our hotel.
Day 4 Up into the Cotswolds we visit Batsford Arboretum, a fine horticultural collection and previously home to the Mitford family. Over lunch we are in the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and in the afternoon we visit Sezincote. The house is surmounted with copper domes and minarets and is set in a picturesque water garden with seven pools and a temple.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we travel south east and visit Winchester, before continuing to the local area.
Our four-star hotel is set in 20 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside close to the village of Blunsdon St Andrew. The hotel has restaurant, bar, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.