The Frogmill awarded Gloucestershire Pub of the Year 2022
The Frogmill located in the Cotswold hamlet of Shipton Oliffe has been named Best Pub in...
With nature displaying its spectacular colours, the weather cooling and half-term approaching, autumn is an ideal time to seek out somewhere to cosy up with family or friends, with options to enjoy the great outdoors before the clocks go back. Finest Retreats and Canvas & Cabins by Finest Retreats have a selection of properties across the UK to tempt travellers to do just that including ARC Painswick located in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that sleeps up to 24 guests and Trevoya Cabin in Cornwall. This is a new property with Finest Retreats and sleeps up to two guests.
From the doorstep of ARC Painswick, guests find themselves in the narrow streets home to golden Cotswold stone cottages that typify the quintessential English village. Inside, this former 15th-century wool merchants' manor house found at the heart of the town is restored to its ancestral beauty and embellished with modern comforts including a bar, cinema area, several lounges and a huge professional kitchen. Soak up warm autumn temperatures with a dip in the garden's (heated) swimming pool, or cook up a storm in the Braii or wood-fired pizza oven. In between, enjoy a late-afternoon wander and wine tasting at Painswick's very own Rococo Gardens on a private tour, taste some of Stroud's best street food delivered to the door, or explore the best that this beautiful part of the world has to offer in outdoor pursuits. All experiences are bookable before and during the stay via the private online ARC Lobby.
Four nights in October start from £3,938. Or, book as a Half-ARC with full access to the common spaces and six bedrooms instead of 12 from £1969 for four nights, www.finestretreats.co.uk
Trevoya Cabin in Cornwall is a cosy open-plan log cabin nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Boyton near Launceston. With a double bed, comfortable seating and a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a generous-sized bathroom, the cabin has been designed to facilitate rest and relaxation. Guests can indulge in the sound of birdsong and the sight of horses grazing directly from the cabin, admire the sunrise from a private terrace or head off for a riverside walk - the river Tamar is just 500 yards away. Launceston, just six miles away, has plenty of historic sights as well as shops, pubs and restaurants to stock up on supplies or dine out.
Seven nights in October start from £551 based on a special offer (reduced from £580), www.canvasandcabins.co.uk.