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


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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