Notgrove Holidays

Village Farm Glamping Pods, Notgrove, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3BS
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A handful of luxurious glamping pods set on an estate in the heart of the Cotswolds

The Notgrove estate is like the Cotswolds in miniature. Within its boundaries you’ll find everything that typifies the region – rolling hills dotted with sheep, gargantuan oak trees alone in the fields, small copses of ash trees and stony, moss covered walls. But ‘miniature’ is, of course, a relative term. This ‘miniature’ is still a whopping 1,500 acres and, though well covered with footpaths and cycle routes, takes a good few days to explore. You can really get lost in the landscape. Not lost in that ‘oh damn, where on earth are we?’ sense, but lost in that dreamy holiday sense. Lost in the way that it’s nice to get lost.

Set in the heart of the estate, and beyond a collection of converted farm barns, are the Notgrove Holiday pods. Here since 2016 and furnished inside with a double bed and a sofa bed, the pods have everything you could need for a luxurious camping break. There’s an in-built, en suite shower room, a dining space and a sink and kitchen area, plus electricity and heating throughout. It’s up to you how much kit and caboodle you bring along. You can use it as a cosy camping alternative, or you can pay for a few added extras and keep the packing to a minimum – add all the utensils, crockery and cutlery for £35, all the bedding and linen for £30, or even arrive to breakfast hampers of locally-sourced meat and goodies.

Outside, the site has a games room for bad weather and a small shop for essentials, though a lot of the things you’ll need are inevitably found on days out exploring the local villages. Notgrove’s resident animals (donkeys, goats, alpaca and chickens) live in the paddocks opposite the pods and welcome cuddles from guests. Beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water is less than four miles away, famous for its picturesque high street, flanked by long wide greens. In the summer you can dangle your feet in the River Windrush, which drifts gently through the centre, and picnic on its banks.

Every village has a wealth of independent shops and cafes, each one a perfect pit stop as you explore the surrounding countryside. Three national walking trails cross the Notgrove estate, The Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way, all of which dip in and out of various hamlets along the way. Or you can hire a bike onsite and follow one of the routes owners Harry and Diana have drawn up in the small booklet of maps you’ll find inside your pod. It also contains some other handy information – the nearest pubs, how you can book the site’s tennis court and a few of the local attractions. It’s there so you don’t get lost. Or do get lost. Depending on what sort of ‘lost’ you mean.

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We stayed in the pods in early December and had a brilliant time. The pods themselves are warm and fitted out perfectly, and the campsite provided some wood for the burner. The Plough at Cold Aston is a short walk away and Notgrove is well placed to walk the Windrush valley route, which takes in the lovely villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. The managers were kind enough to send on some lost property as well. Highly recommended!
Lovely place nice podds the only thing is that the shop is not always open on the right times. To bad because i want to buy some stuff. For Kids great things to do and lovely Animals.

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Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Notgrove Holidays: Glamping in the Cotswolds: Luxury glamping pods in the heart of the Cotswolds.

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