The Heart of the Cotswolds
Chipping Campden is situated at the northern end of the Cotswold Hills and is one of the jewels of the Cotswolds.
Molly's Cottage (sleeps 4) and Benfield Cottage (sleeps 2) are two delightful self-catering cottages available in Chipping Campden. Both are situated on the High Street, once described as "the most beautiful high street in England".
Chipping Campden is an old market town, nestling in a hollow in the hills, but the majestic tower of St James church is always visible. In the Middle Ages Chipping Campden was one of the richest wool trading centres in the Cotswolds. Almost every house was built by wealthy and influential men and although touching, every house is individual with its own particular style. The oldest house was built by William Grevel in 1380, and the famous Market Hall was built in 1627 by Baptist Hicks. Chipping Campden is the main town in the north western area of the Cotswolds and has buildings that span at least five centuries.
The Cotswolds is made up of gentle rolling hills and honey-coloured stone cottages, with the villages nestling below in the valleys. Meon Hill forms the northern most tip of the Cotswolds, overlooked by the hills above Ilmington village, and Hidcote Bartrim where the magnificent gardens of Hidcote Manor may be found. Along the foot of the edge lie the villages of Saintbury, Willersey, Broadway, Buckland, Laverton and Stanway, all wonderful villages to explore. This is a wonderful place to take a relaxing holiday or short break.