Better-half Breaks

Better-half Breaks

Taking some time-out just the two of you?

From visiting the bustling Bicester Village for some retail therapy to exploring the Cotswold countryside with a hillside hike there is lots to see and do whilst on a staycay with your spouse.

Here are our top picks for places to discover whilst on breaks with your better-half:

Cotswold Distillery

There is gin then there is Cotswolds Distillery Gin.

Just a short drive from our Hillside Hangouts, take time-out just the two of you for some tipple tasting with one of their tours or get to grips with their gins with a brilliantly boozy masterclass with your better-half.

After all, it’s always gin o’clock in the Cotswolds.

Broadway Deli 

Nestled amongst chocolate-box shops in the stunning village of Broadway is independent delicatessen and café, Broadway Deli.

The Deli is less than a 10-minute drive from our Hillside Hangouts, making it the perfect place to swing by and stock up on fresh, local produce. From vibrant veggies, creamy cheeses to jams and pickles galore, it’s your one-stop staycation shop!

What’s more their cosy café, packed with warm buttery pastries and their must-try sausage rolls is the perfect place for long, lazy lunches and brunches with your better-half.

Broadway Perfumery 

For a fragrance filled getaway venture to The Cotswold Perfumery and spend a day in the lab creating your own unique signature scent. After all, what is better memento of your trip than the perfect, personalised perfume?

The Owner, John, is one of only six independent perfumers in the UK (wow, right!?) and his fragrances are worn by perfume enthusiasts around the world – including Queen Lizzie herself.

The Cotswold Chocolate Company

Our buddies at The Cotswolds Chocolate Company really know how to raise the…bar… when it comes to making artisan chocolate.

Strolling through Broadway you will probably smell the delicious aromas before you even see their quaint shop tucked away on the high street.

To filling your boots with indulgent, homemade chocolates to treating your loved ones to sweet souvenirs The Cotswold Chocolate Company is a must when staying in our Hangouts.

Owners, Tony and Heidi have also just opened another little shop in Stow-on-the-Wold, where you might even find them making chocolates in their on-site kitchen. 

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