Cowley Manor is located in the small pretty village of Cowley, not far from Cheltenham and Cirencester and under 2 hours drive from London. The closest train stations are Kemble or Cheltenham. Please let us know if you’d like us to arrange transport from the stations.
Bibury is a charming village just a short drive from Cirencester.
Attractions in Bibury include Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln, the Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church, the Church of St Mary.
The River Coln flows through Bibury sandwiched between the main village street and an expanse of boggy watermeadow known as Rack Isle. With Arlington Row as a backdrop, it makes one of the most picturesque scenes you will find in the Cotswolds.
Probably the most popular village in the Cotswolds, and often referred to as the "Venice of the Cotswolds" because the River Windrush runs right through the centre. Bourton on Water has a happy combination of this clear sparkling water and the attractive low bridges crossing it creates a charming scene.
The Spa town of Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for almost three hundred years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring led to the development of the elegant spa town.
Cheltenham is renowned for its Regency architecture, stylish shopping, colourful parks and floral displays, horseracing, music and literature festivals.
A special place in the Cotswolds, it nestles in the valley below Dover’s Hill, the home of the Cotswold Olimpick Games, founded by Robert Dover in 1612. Described by the noted historian G.M. Trevelyan as “The most beautiful village street now left in the island”. The combination of the unrivalled beauty of its setting, the unique historic town centre and the wide variety of shops and other local attractions makes it irresistible.
Cirencester is an affluent and picturesque market town often known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. It lies at the crossroads of three Roman roads, which gives a clue to its importance during Roman times. Roman Cirencester, known as Corinium Dobunnorum, was second only to London.
Cirencester is also a town of green open spaces including such gems as the peaceful Abbey Grounds or St Michael’s Park which is ideal for family activities.