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DESIGNING & BOOKING YOUR TRIP

 

Welcome to England's Cotswold Hills!

 

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This classic landscape is the image of traditional English countryside. The region is both geographically and culturally delineated, set roughly between the Thames River valley to the east, the River Avon to the south, the River Severn to the west, and the Malvern Hills and Shakespeare country to the north.

Bibury in the Southern Cotswolds
Photo Credit: britainonview, Tony Pleavin.

 

Traditional, Quaint, Eccentric.

          Known for quaint communities with multi-hyphened names (Stowe-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Hill), thatched houses, and easy country walking between obscurely named pubs, the Cotswolds embodies much that is both familiar and eccentric about our cultural associations with England.

Thatched 'cottage', Chipping Campden
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Chipping Camden thatched "cottage". Photo  Home At First.

 

Two Lodging Locations in the Cotswolds:

HOME AT FIRST OFFERS TWO LODGING LOCATIONS IN THE COTSWOLDS:

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Chipping Campden in the northern Cotswolds. Photo  Home At First.
The town of Chipping Campden
in the Northern Cotswolds

Photo HOME AT FIRST

In the Northern Cotswolds:
 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE NORTH OF CHELTENHAM AND
 IN PARTS OF WORCESTERSHIRE AND WARWICKSHIRE

          
HOME AT FIRST's cottages are in or near Chipping Campden, a famous Cotswolds village known for its thatched "cottages", medieval church, and annual 400-year-old Cotswold "Olympicks". Chipping Campden's location makes it close to Shakespeare Country (Stratford-upon-Avon is about 30 minutes away), Oxford, Mid-Wales, and Warwick Castle.

 

 

LOCATE THE COTSWOLDS ON HOME AT FIRST'S MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES

 

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In the Southern Cotswolds:

 IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE SOUTH OF CHELTENHAM
          
HOME AT FIRST’s cottages are in or close to Tetbury, a typical Cotswold town still largely unspoiled by tourism. Here are shops, restaurants, and pubs where you will meet the local residents, among them a prominent member of the British royal family. Tetbury's location makes it within easy day-trip reach of Bath, South Wales, Portsmouth, Salisbury & Stonehenge, Oxford, and Berkeley Castle.

Tetbury in the southern Cotswolds. Photo  Home At First.
The town of Tetbury in
the Southern Cotswolds

Photo HOME AT FIRST

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Quality Cottages!

             HOME AT FIRST’s Cotswolds cottages are well equipped with all the comforts of home and ready for occupancy at all times of year, even winter! Moreover, they are perfectly located as bases for day trips throughout the Cotswolds and into neighboring regions of England and Wales.

Home At First cottage, Northern Cotswolds
Photo HOME AT FIRST

Home At First cottage interior, Northern Cotswolds. Photo  Home At First.

Click on the following links to view a selection of cottages in THE COTSWOLDS in detail:

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HIGH STREET COTTAGE

CHIPPING CAMPDEN

NORTHERN COTSWOLDS

MEWS COTTAGE

CHIPPING CAMPDEN

NORTHERN COTSWOLDS

GOLDEN COTTAGE

BLOCKLEY

NORTHERN COTSWOLDS

LOWE COTTAGE

BRETFORTON VILLAGE

NORTHERN COTSWOLDS

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In our customers' own words —
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           "We covered the town! Went into every one of the 17 antique shops, bought groceries in the market, wine in the wine shop next door, and bought fresh bread and newspapers early each morning. We went to church at St. Mary's on Sunday. We ate a couple of times at The Snooty Fox, took lunch at The Two Toads, enjoyed dinner at the Royal Oak pub, and enjoyed a really spiffy meal at #65 Long Street."

— C. Curtis, New York

           "Our cottage in Tetbury was delightful. What a privilege to stay in this wonderful, historic house."

— R. & P. Tyler, Arizona

           "Our historic cottage was so unique as to need no additional superlatives. the general plan, directions and hints of places to see were remarkable."

— W. Chase, Hawaii

          "What a beautiful, comfortable (dating from 1275!) house! Perfect location in the heart of Tetbury but very quiet — could walk to the baker,  post office, butcher shop, etc., in 5 minutes. Our whole trip was a delight!!"

— Bob & Ann W., Kentucky

 

A Convenient Base for Exploring the Cotswolds & Beyond.

       HOME AT FIRST’s Cotswolds cottages are centrally located, providing easy access to the Cotswolds region as well as to  neighboring regions, making possible day trips to the World Heritage City of Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Windsor, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Stonehenge, Cardiff and South Wales, and even London.

Europe's greatest prehistoric monument, STONEHENGE,
is within easy day-trip reach of The Cotswolds.

Photo HOME AT FIRST

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, an easy day trip from Home At First's cottages in the southern central Cotswolds. Photo  Home At First.

 
 

In our customers' own words —
 

         "Tetbury proved to be an excellent location for us to travel out from in our quest for painting subjects."

— M.  L. Wilkinson, Tennessee

 
 

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Independent Travel with Home At First's Help.
 

 

  Lots to do on foot, by bike, or with your rental car! 

Home At First's exclusive "England Activity Guide".
Home at First's exclusive 'England Activity Guide'

          Drive the hedge-lined lanes. Discover hidden gems of Cotswold villages. Walk some of the many short and long-distance trails. Discover England's Roman past at Cirencester and Bath. Bike on dedicated, marked bike routes. Explore medieval castles, many (including nearby Berkeley and Sudeley castles) still residences. Shop for noted Cotswolds arts and crafts. Park the car and take the train into London (90 minutes away) for the day. Discover and enjoy local pubs and fine restaurants throughout the region.

          HOME AT FIRST guests in the Cotswolds receive our exclusive England Activities Guide, full of suggestions and maps for day trips and other activities for your visit.

 

See a sample day trip from our "England Activity Guide HERE.

In our customers' own words — 
 

           "We drove around the immediate area, but didn't go too far afield: Castle Combe, Bibury, Lechlade. We went twice to the Westonbirt Arboretum excellent and watched Wimbledon on television. The weather was absolutely perfect! Thanks you for arranging it all for us it was all wonderful."

— C. Curtis, New York

Castle Combe village on River Bybrook,
— one of dozens of classic Cotswolds
villages to explore in the Southern Cotswolds.

 

Photo courtesy britainonview.com— Martin Brent

 

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History comes alive at Warwick
Castle in the Northern Cotswolds.
Take the Kids!

Photo courtesy
britainonview.com — Martin Brent

Family-Friendly England.
        Should we bring the kids along? Are you kidding?! There are great parks, steam train rides and boat rides better than in any amusement park, and, oh yes, amusement parks, too. Want history to come alive for your kids? Why not take them where so much history has been made? Worried about being away from McDonald's and TV? Don't be. Kids of all ages can get their burgers, fries and CNN all over Britain. And, who knows, maybe the kids will discover new tastes: fish 'n chips, ice lollies, and the fun of exploring thousands of years of English history from Stonehenge to Warwick Castle to the Industrial Revolution.

SEE OUR FAMILY TRAVEL PAGE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION!
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KIDS STAY FREE WITH HOME AT FIRST!

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The Right Prices to Create Your Dream Trip:

 COTSWOLDS FIXED PACKAGE PRICING 2017

NOTE: Any included airfares are subject to change until tickets are issued and may be subject to fuel surcharges and tax increases.

NOTE: Any included car rentals may be subject to any locally charged taxes & fees.

NOTE: Prices subject to change in the event of major currency fluctuations affecting foreign-purchased components.

PRICES PER PERSON

2 PERSONS

3 PERSONS

4 PERSONS

5+ PERSONS

SUPPLEMENTS
& REDUCTIONS

1 Week
FULL

PACKAGE

• TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING

• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL

• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

 $2499
PER PERSON

$2363
PER PERSON

$2299
PER PERSON

$2223
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$401/prs.

TWO WAYS TO BUY:

1. USING THIS CHART'S Fixed Prices:

Book early. Delay paying most trip
costs until 90 days before travel.

2. USING Instant Discounts PricES:

Get a free quote which can be $100's lower than the fixed 1-week full package rates of this chart!

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INCLUDES: Round-trip Flights from NEW YORK to LONDON UK,
 + One Week of Lodging in the Cotswolds, + 7-Days of Car Rental, + Guidebook.

LO SEASON
–$242/prs.

Extra Week
SAME
LODGING

$907
PER PERSON

$856
PER PERSON

$780
PER PERSON

$699
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: Additional Week at the Same Cotswolds Lodging,
Plus Additional Week of Car Rental.

Extra Week
DIFFERENT LODGING

$922
PER PERSON

$892
PER PERSON

$821
PER PERSON

$734
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week at a Different Lodging in the Cotswolds,
Plus 1-Week of Car Rental.

1 Week
GROUND ONLY ARRANGEMENTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING
• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL
• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

$1490
PER PERSON

$1331
PER PERSON

$1200
PER PERSON

$1111
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in the Cotswolds & 7-Days of Car Rental.

1 Week
LODGING
ONLY

$1199
PER PERSON

$1053
PER PERSON

$969
PER PERSON

$949
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in the Cotswolds; No Transportation Items.

SEASONS:

HIGH SEASON: MAY 13 – AUG 22, 2017

MAIN SEASON: All Other Dates

LOW SEASON: NOV 1 – DEC 17, 2016 and JAN 6 – MAR 17, 2017

NOTE: Prices subject to change.

Estimated Connecting Costs per person from THE COTSWOLDS to:

SCOTLAND

ENGLAND & WALES

IRELAND

Central Highlands, Borders, Edinburgh,
and Glasgow

Inverness & Northern Highlands

Other
England Locations

Northwestern
Wales and
Mid-Wales

Central Ireland

Counties Cork & Kerry, Donegal & Sligo, and Antrim & Londonderry

$100–$200

$150–$250

$15–$75

$10–$35

$300

$200–$335

 

 

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What Do You Get?
WITH  HOME AT FIRST'S VACATIONS TO THE COTSWOLDS?
         You get all the elements your trip requires. You don't get more than you need. Your trip comes with the independence and flexibility that will let you travel at your own pace and explore according to your interests.
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!
           HOME AT FIRST helps you do it all with its exclusive, expansive ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE, full of information keyed to exploring the Cotswolds and beyond from your cottage home base.

Olde England lives! You can still find hidden gems like this thatched pub in Wiltshire by exploring the byways of rural England. Photo  Home At First.
Thatched public house, Wiltshire
Photo HOME AT FIRST

 
 

In our customers' own words —
 
        "We had a wonderful time didn't want to come home. Thank you!"

— C. Merrell, California

        "Our only problem with Chipping Campden is that it was so hard to say goodbye to it."

— Phil & Elsa S., New York

 

How to Design & Book Your Trip:
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