Cruise the Cotswolds

Ever wanted to take time out and explore the best of the Cotswolds? We have created a luxurious package where you can experience the best of this beautiful area in style with your own personal tour guide. We have hand selected the best places to visit along with a little relaxation and indulgence.  Package offer is from 4 nights and extra night options can be added on to enjoy a week away cruising the Cotswolds.

Day One 

A warm welcome awaits you at Ellenborough. Arrive at your leisure and enjoy a decadent full afternoon tea served with a glass of Kir Royale. This great British tradition was founded by the Duchess of Bedford in the 1830’s. So we invite you to step back in time, relax in a comfortable armchair and enjoy this marvelous backdrop. In the evening choose between room service, enjoyed in your bedroom or dinner in our relaxed Horse Box brasserie with an allocation of £40 each.

Day Two

Explore some of the finest Cotswold villages in style. We’ve selected our favourites which include Bourton-on-the-water, the Slaughters, Broadway, Chipping Campden and nearby Hidcote Gardens. Take the day at your own pace in an exclusive BMW X5 with our wonderful tour guide, lunch will be booked in Broadway for you at The Fish (additional cost), offering panoramic views of the Cotswold hills. Dinner will be served in your choice of the Horse Box brasserie or room service, with an allocation of £40 each.

Day Three 

Relax and unwind with a little ‘me time’ today. Spend the day enjoying the hotel spa, outdoor pool and grounds. A blissful 55 minute Elemis treatment will be arranged for you. Here you will benefit from a bespoke treatment of your choice. In the afternoon, why not pull on a pair of Dubarry’s and venture around the private parkland or sit back in your favourite arm chair with a good book. Dinner this evening is at your leisure, chat to our concierge team about good local restaurants in Cheltenham, (additional cost).

Day Four

Experience a guided tour of Bath, situated only an hour away from Ellenborough. There is so much unique history to encounter such as the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. A private chauffer will transport you in style and afternoon tea will be reserved at the stunning 5*Royal Crescent Hotel. No need to rush off, the day is yours to enjoy however you chose in this special City.

Optional Extra Days:

Sudeley Castle 
Spend the day exploring nearby Sudeley Castle, steeped in history – some of which links to Ellenborough. The quaint village of Winchcombe is also worth a visit or the more energetic can climb Cleeve Hill, offering the most outstanding views over the spa town of Cheltenham, and way beyond. An allowance of £40 per person is allocated towards dinner.

Ian Coley

Experience a day’s shooting with the renowned Ian Coley. This taster package includes everything you need for the perfect introduction to this exciting sport – a professional, friendly Coach to show you the ropes, gun hire, clays, cartridges and all safety equipment. An allowance of £40 per person is allocated towards dinner.

Jonjo O’Neill

We are delighted to offer VIP tours of Jackdaws Castle home of Jonjo O’Neill. They offer a wonderful opportunity for horse racing enthusiasts to go behind the scenes at one of the most famous training centres in Europe and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity. Numbers on each tour are limited to ensure all guests receive the personal attention that will make their visit very special and a truly VIP experience. ITINERARY – Depart from Ellenborough 8.15am your tour host Roger Hart will escort you on the short journey to Jackdaws Castle where you will collect the mornings work sheet before heading off to the indoor school to watch the mornings 3rd lot warm-up. As the horses depart you will follow them out on to the gallops, where you will watch them work on one of our various gallops, under the watchful eye of Jonjo and his team whilst taking in the stunning scenery of this magical setting. You will then return to the yard to watch a horse swim in our equine pool and then use the solarium; this is truly a ‘5-Star Hotel’ for equine thoroughbreds. Next you will be guided around the yard meeting our equine heroes and taking in the daily life of this amazing yard. You could be visiting on a day when our top jockeys are in schooling the horses or watch our resident farriers at work as they prepare the horses. Your tour ends with a visit to our Owners Suite where you could be joined by Jonjo himself for a photo opportunity and a chat. Our good friends at Star Sports Bookmakers are also offering every tour guest a free matching bet up to £200.00 for new account holders.

An allowance of £40.00 per person towards dinner this evening in the Horse Box or Room Service.

Call our team for more information 01242 545454

Talk to our team about this special package which explores the very best of the Cotswolds.