Secret Cottage Tours
New Road Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 0AS
You know that idea that you always have a better time travelling when you know someone in the destination already? You get the inside track, and generally see and learn things that you wouldn't otherwise have done if you've got a connection with a local. Well, Becky of Secret Cottage Tours is your local friend in the Cotswolds, a resident of some 25 years who opens up her cottage to small groups of visitors and then by means of her 7-seater Mercedes minibus shows them the villages and landscapes of the region she loves so much. She punctuates this with delicious coffee and pastries, a buffet lunch and a cream tea with her own homemade scones, and in general lays on a personal, in-depth Cotswolds tour with a difference. It's the sort of thing that would work well in any region of the country, but the Cotswolds area – a place where it's easy to get sucked into the usual tourist honeypots – is especially well suited to this kind of bespoke tour, especially as it's also the sort of place it's hard to see properly without your own transport. Take a look also at their sister business, Cotswolds Mystery Tour.
The Owner Says
Hello, I’m Becky and I run a day tour of picturesque hidden Cotswold villages that includes an invitation into my private home for tea or coffee with pastries, a buffet lunch, and a traditional Cotswold cream tea. I will take you to outstanding hidden villages that are inaccessible by public transport. The unspoilt villages that I’ve carefully selected are made up of thatched cottages, clipped lawns and dusty lanes, which perfectly illustrate what life was like in the 16th century. Having lived in the area for twenty five years, my local knowledge is invaluable to visitors and you’ll discover something that isn’t in your tourist guide. You won’t find it listed in the tourist information centre and it doesn’t appear in books and maps. With only seven passenger seats in the Mercedes minibus, you’re guaranteed that you’ll be my personal guest and can choose when you’d like to stop and take your pictures.
TripAdvisor has Ranked Secret Cottage #1 of 18 ‘Best Attractions in Moreton-in-Marsh’ and #2 of 139 ‘Best Activities in the Cotswolds’ Our reviews can be seen under the heading ‘Secret Cottage Tour’.
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