Ancient Cotswold Stone Houses

Our fantastic packaged tour takes in wonderful Chavenage House, which features as “Trenwith”, the Poldark family home in the BBC’s remake of the classic 1970’s drama, the theatrical Painswick Rococo Gardens, the cathedral city of Gloucester and a circular tour of pretty Cotswolds villages!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Chavenage House & Painswick Rococo Garden
This morning, we visit the family-owned, historic Chavenage House. We enjoy a private guided tour by a member of the family on days when the house is not open to the public, ensuring a unique experience. With history, film set insider info and ghosts likely to be included in the stories we are assured of an interesting visit! The house has long been a popular filming location and features as “Trenwith”, the Poldark family home, in the recent TV adaptation. We also have the option of enjoying refreshments, lunch or afternoon tea at the house. In the afternoon we visit Painswick Rococo Garden, a unique 18th century garden located within a 6 acre Cotswold Combe. We hear an introductory talk from a gardener before exploring at leisure.

Day 3 Gloucester
We spend this morning at leisure in Gloucester exploring its attractions which include glorious medieval Gloucester Cathedral which was used in most of the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. In the afternoon we visit the Victorian docks and explore the award winning Gloucester Waterways Museum overlooking the River Severn and take a 45 minute boat trip (May - Oct) on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.

Day 4 The Cotswolds
This morning, we enjoy a lovely scenic drive through the Cotswolds. Our first stop is the town of Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted as one of the prettiest villages in England. We spend a short time here before continuing our tour, passing through Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-the-Marsh before heading to Broadway, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’. We have free time for lunch before returning to our hotel via the historic town of Tewkesbury.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester

AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location
This 4 star hotel is a fine modern hotel located on the edge of the Cotswolds. All 95 well-sized bedrooms are modern in style and all are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but there are 22 rooms on the ground floor. The stylish brasserie restaurant and wine bar are situated on the ground floor and are of a good size. Leisure facilities are excellent and include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath and 3 treatment rooms. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Matson, Gloucestershire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £259pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £76
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner (self-service)
• Guided tour of Chavenage House
• Entrance to Painswick Rococo Gardens
• Entrance to Gloucester Waterways Museum & 45 minute boat trip
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£259 for 5 days

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