Something for everyone
It is almost impossible to list all the activities available here but they extend from relaxing and doing absolutely nothing except enjoying the peace and quiet, to the frenzy and excitement of a day at the home of National Hunt Racing at nearby Cheltenham Race Course.
The River Severn
If you enjoy getting out and about walking in the fresh air there are many footpaths through the farm, neighbouring fields and along the River Severn.
The Severn Way is the longest riverside walk in the country and in total is a long distance walk of around 337km (210 miles) that follows the river from its source at Plynlimon in the Welsh mountains to its mouth in the Severn Estuary. The section of the Severn Way which lies in South Gloucestershire covers 21km (12.5 mile) and is easily accessible from our Cottages.
Alternatively, if you do not want to walk along side you could always Fish the River! Of course, make sure to check you are in the right season to fish this beautiful section of the River Severn.
Sport and leisure
Why not play a little golf? There are a few golf courses in the local area and also a driving range only a couple of miles from the cottages.
Of course if you enjoy Cricket then just down the road in the neighbouring village of Apperley there is the Apperley Cricket Club which is located on perhaps one of the most picturesque grounds in Gloucestershire.
Explore the legend of the ‘Deerhurst Dragon‘? (More details on this website.)
Visit Odda’s Chapel, one of the most complete surviving Saxon churches in England. Originally built in 1056 by Earl Odda it was rediscovered in 1865 and subsumed into a farmhouse.
Nearby is the equally famous and the historically important Anglo-Saxon Priory Church of St Mary of 8th Century origin. It is one of the finest church buildings in England to have survived from before the Norman conquest and is also very much a living parish Church. Visit the Friends of Deerhurst Church website for more information.
Cross the fields and make your own journey to the site of the 1471 Civil War Battle of Tewkesbury. If you time your visit right you could even see the re-enactment taking place thanks to the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival which takes place each year.
The towns and villages nearby contain a large variety of pubs and restaurants where you can indulge yourselves with menus ranging from ‘cordon bleu‘ to ‘bangers and mash‘. If you prefer to cater for yourself the cottages are equipped with up to date kitchens with ‘all the mod cons’!
There is something here for everyone!
We look forward to welcoming you to Deerhurst Holiday Cottages
Please feel free to contact us directly via email or give us a call on +44 (0) 1684 275845.