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Cotswold Way National Trail, Broadway, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire
The Cotswold Way National Trail crosses our grounds

Cotswolds Self-Catering Business of the Year 2012
Broadway Manor Cottages
Cotswolds Self-Catering Property of the Year 2012


Broadway High Street in summer, the Cotswolds
Broadway

Cotswold cottage, Broadway, Worcestershire
Broadway High Street

 


The Cotswolds: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

The Cotswolds More Than Just  The ViewBroadway, gateway to the Cotswolds, serves as a natural base from which to explore all that the Cotswolds has to offer. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful places in England. The name 'Cotswold' means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides', the word 'wold' meaning hills.

The Cotswolds lie mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Warwickshire and the Cotswolds AONB encompasses more than 2,000 sq. km of landscape features with distinctive characters such as Jurassic limestone formations with steep scarp slopes, sloping high level plateaus and deep-cut wooded valleys with a maze of lanes and picturesque villages with their honey-coloured oolitic limestone buildings. The area is also well known for its rich limestone flora, traditional sheep-farming style landscape and the local Cotswold Lion sheep. It was the wool trade in the Middle Ages that made the Cotswolds prosper.

The Cotswold Way is a national trail, approximately 103 miles (166 km) long, running the length of the AONB mainly on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment from Bath to Chipping Campden with stunning views over the Severn Valley and the Vale of Evesham. The Cotswold Way crosses our field to the south-west of Broadway.