Cotswolds – May Bank Holiday Inspiration

From rolling hills for hearty walks to local pubs, for cosy afternoons the Cotswolds has all you need for a quintessential English escape.

May holidays offer a great time of year to be in the Cotswolds. If you are lucky enough to be enjoying an early heat wave you can have the joys of the summer whilst the top attractions are still relatively quiet.  If you like the great outdoors, you’ll love all of the attractions and events on offer in Cotswolds this May. 

May is a busy time for events in the Cotswolds and there is always something going on. These are some of our favourite things to do whilst visiting:


Hosted in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, in a tented festival village, the event features workshops, performances, sing-a-longs plus great hospitality. The Jazz Festival is a brilliant place to be over the May bank holiday.


You are spoilt for choice with what the Cotswolds has to offer in terms of beautiful gardens to visit throughout May.


Open throughout May.


Open throughout May.


Giffords Circus is a magical, musical village-green circus that tours Gloucestershire, the South West and beyond through the summer. Listed below are the closest locations to our Cotswolds properties.

24th May – 4th June: Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham

7th – 11th June: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire


Our English Countryside Destinations

From rolling hills for hearty walks to local pubs for cosy afternoons the Cotswolds has all you need for a quintessential English escape.

The Firs | Kingham

Situated in the prime village of Kingham just a five minute walk from celebrated The Wild Rabbit pub, The Firs has been lovingly designed and decorated, weaving contemporary design with the traditional features of picturesque countryside home.

From £259 per night

Sleeps 6 | Private Parking | Dog Friendly

View The Firs here.


Yarrow Cottage | Churchill

Yarrow’s eclectic design and attention to detail offers a different take on the typical thatched Cotswolds holiday cottage. Sleeping up to four people in two double bedrooms, the two-storey self-catered property is a dream destination for couples or a small family.

From £200 per night

Sleeps 4 | Dog Friendly | Wifi

View Yarrow Cottage here.

A super king bed with fur throws, white linens in a room with open beams and mirrors A cosy winter style Cotswolds living room with a roaring fire, candles and cosy cushions The entrance to the a bedroom with cladded walls, rustic style decor and beautiful linens


Stable Cottage | Salford

Stable Cottage is tucked away in the sleepy, rural Cotswold village of Salford, near Chipping Norton. The cosy bolthole marries old fashioned, rustic charm with subtle, stylish touches and all the modern amenities one could need. Stable Cottage is an exquisite countryside hideaway that has it all.

From £108 per night

Sleeps 2 | Dog Friendly | Private Parking

View Stable Cottage here.

Two black labradors waiting outside a renovated cottage in the cotswolds


Ivy Cottage | Long Compton

A newly remodelled, striking two bedroom cottage located in the heart of the pretty village of Long Compton. Ideal for a discerning group of four who are seeking a boutique retreat in the countryside, Ivy’s beautiful and stylish interior won’t disappoint.

From £200 per night

Sleeps 4 | Dog Friendly | Private Parking

View Ivy Cottage here.

Book your bank holiday retreat to the Cotswolds countryside. Start planning your trip and visit our properties in the area.