Make the most of a peaceful stay in the Cotswolds
Bourton-on-the-Water is a true hidden gem - our site staff tell us about their very own corner of the Cotswolds!
Bourton-on-the-Water is a true hidden gem - Our site staff members Anette & Robin tell us all about this corner of the Cotswolds!
By: Amy Sutlieff | 27 September 2019
The Bourton-on-the-Water Club Site in the sunshine ©Robin /Site Staff
Nestled within the beautiful Cotswolds, the Bourton-on-the-Water Club Site provides the perfect opportunity to explore both the local countryside and the wider surrounding area. Situated upon the historic site of the old Notgrove railway, this no facilities site proves the perfect combination of minimalism & Cotswold charm.
When less truly is more…
A stay on our Bourton-on-the-Water Club Site provides one of the best ways to truly appreciate the peaceful open countryside and outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswold area. The location is rural without being remote – and ensures a tranquillity that is commonplace on our caravan and motorhome sites.
‘We have everything we need’ is a common phrase often heard by Robin, as members are won over by the site’s charm and the seeming ‘lack of amenities’ is actually pleasing to many. Regular visitors seem un-encumbered by the absence of toilet/shower blocks, claiming they bring with them everything they require for a comfortable stay. It also means many members are 'able to stay for twice as long' with the site being such great value for money. Our hard-standing, grass awning and 10 seasonal pitches make for an accommodating stay - with Anette's warm and cheery greeting ensuring all guests feel welcome!
The unspoilt peace provided by the site is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the great outdoors. Watching the wildlife and plentiful birds in the area is said to be a particular favourite of our members, which the site staff assure is made all the more pleasant by the newly built onsite seating area installed by the Club.
Beautiful Cotswold Countryside ©Robin /Site Staff
The Bourton-on-the-Water site also provides the perfect location from which to discover the surrounding area, offering you direct and easy access to the nearby bridle path and making it easier than ever to enjoy a country walk come rain or shine. Take full advantage of the different seasonal opportunities in the area, such as wild plum & blackberry picking!
A great base for visiting different corners of the Cotswolds
Golden hour showing the River Windrush that runs through Bourton-on-the-Water
The closest town offers plenty of amenities to choose from, including the local museum, many dining options and Birdland - a bird life centre boasting over 500 birds and 50 aviaries. It also offers plentiful parking for motorhomes ensuring getting out and about is no issue for both caravanners and motorhomers alike. If sightseeing is high up on your list, the locality offers numerous places of interest to cater for every taste, from the local perfumery to both the famous miniature village and 18th Century water mill.
For those wanting to explore further afield Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cheltenham and Gloucester are all easily accessible from the site either by bus or road.
About the author
Happiest when outside, Amy spent a lot of her childhood on her familys' farm in West Sussex. Her love for the great outdoors led her to attend the University of St Andrews, a tiny town on the Fife coast which provided plenty of opportunity to explore all of Scotland.
When away from her desk, Amy's interests lie in landscape photography and exploring new destinations, a particular favourite being Hallingdal (Norway) where she recently learnt to cross country ski. After climbing both Snowdon and Scafell, she now hopes to successfuly complete the Three Peaks Challenge in the coming year in aid of 'The Brain Tumour Charity.'