wishbone is on the western side of fairford town nestled in the stunning cotswold coln valley


..for an idyllic sunday afternoon stroll it’s really easy to join the public footpath along the river coln as it’s only seconds from wishbone!

..but if you’re after more adventure or physical exertion, there’s plenty to do and you’re in the right place as wishbone is in the middle of the cotswold water park and there’s everything to offer from sailing to wakeboarding


the river thames is a short drive away at lechlade, and here it’s possible to hire a boat and explore the locks and river pubs


places to eat locally:-


the bull hotel

recently fully refurbished with two restaurants serving fabulous food, and new bar in the market place fairford


lynwood & co café

newly opened unique café experience in fairford, at the top of the high street opposite the church and their original café in nearby lechlade


the coffee post

newly opened in the market place in fairford, coffee, cake and first class stamps


the colosseo ristorante

the market place in fairford


7a coffee shop

the cotswold 2015 brownie award winner

coffees, lunch and world famous brownies! just along from the market place


the curry king

an award winning indian takeaway within easy walking distance from wishbone


fairford fish bar

classic fish and chips in the market place


shopping in the town:-

the town is well served with two mini-markets, a bank with cash machine, a chemist, a butcher that sources only the finest local meat - and also sells fresh fish from -new wave- who source their fresh daily from cornwall and once weekly from paris

coln gallery book shop and art suppliers, a gift shop, therapy rooms, hairdressers and a well stocked post office

every wednesday in the market place there’s an open air market

for the bigger shop, waitrose, m&s foods, tesco and others are all in cirencester just a 10 minute drive away


walking distance:-

for a lovely afternoon walk, try fairford to bibury for a cream tea at the swan at bibury

or along the coln north to quenington and stop at the -keepers arms- for sunday lunch

we leave lots of walking maps and guides at the cottage for you to use


if you’re planning your stay try these links:-


places to visit:-


cotswold water park - www.waterpark.org


cotswold country park and beach - www.cotswoldcountryparkandbeach.com


cotswold wildlife park - www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk


st mary’s church - www.fairfordhistory.org.uk/Topics/churchwindows.html

fairford, renowned world wide for the unique 15th century stained glass windows


bibury - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bibury


kelmscott manor - www.kelmscottmanor.org.uk

summer home of william morris


cotswold lavender - www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk


buscott park - www.buscot-park.com


hidcote - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote/


woodchester mansion - www.woodchestermansion.org.uk


highgrove - www.highgrovegardens.com


westonbirt the national arboretum - westonbirt website


batsford arboretum - www.batsarb.co.uk


chedworth roman villa - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa


gloucestershire and warwickshire steam railway - www.gwsr.com



eating out:-


the colosseo ristorante 01285 239 238


the bull hotel   www.thebullhotelfairford.co.uk


7a coffee shop  www.7acoffeeshop.co.uk


lynwood café lechlade


vera’s kitchen lechlade www.veraskitchenlechlade.co.uk


swan at southrop  www.theswanatsouthrop.co.uk


new inn at coln st aldwyn  www.new-inn.co.uk


the five alls at filkins  thefiveallsfilkins.co.uk


falcon inn at poulton  www.falconinnpoulton.co.uk


village pub at barnsley  www.thevillagepub.co.uk


swan at bibury  www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/property/the_swan_hotel


catherine wheel at bibury  www.catherinewheel-bibury.co.uk


chilli pepper at broadwell  www.chilli-pepper.net



activities:-


head4heights - www.head4heights.net


go ape in the forest of dean - www.goape.co.uk


fly fishing tuition on the river coln in fairford www.thebullhotelfairford.co.uk


go by cycle - www.go-by-cycle.co.uk


pedal a bike away - www.pedalabikeaway.co.uk


clay pigeon shooting at:  barbury shooting ground  www.barburyshootingschool.com


water skiing - www.lakeside-ski.co.uk


cable water skiing - www.wmski.com


cotswold country park and beach - www.cotswoldcountrypark.co.uk


cotswold wildlife park - www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk


cotswold canoe hire - www.cotswoldcanoehire.co.uk


swindon watersports - www.swindonwatersports.co.uk


spa and treatments - www.spa6.co.uk

 

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