Holiday rentals in the beautiful village of Bibury
When you envisage the typical rural image of England, the village of Bibury is as close to your imagination as one can get. As if taken straight out of a painting, this village with its honey coloured 17th century stone cottages is idyllic and if choose to book your holiday here you are sure to experience all the delights that this quaint village has to offer. Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England which lies on both banks of the River Coln. When renting a holiday cottage here you can expect to have the perfect Cotswold experience, sampling fine local cuisine and cider at a traditional English pub and walking through Arlington Row, perfectly preserved weaver’s cottages as if frozen in time.
Experience Bibury’s unique surroundings by foot
Bibury is a great weekend getaway for those looking to relax and take in the best of nature that the Britain has to offer. You are able to get away from the sightseeing crowds in Bibury by taking a delightful walk through woodland and meadows full of wildlife. The main walking route follows a stretch of the River Coln, passing stone cottages, the village church and the Jacobean country house. The rest of this route follows paths and tracks through the Bibury Court Estate and hills full of sheep. You should allow two hours for this route, so it is recommended to go in the morning and then you able to have lunch at the local pub before returning to your holiday cottage.
Rent a holiday home in one of England’s most favoured villages
Featured in many art works, Bibury first earned its title of "the most beautiful village in England" from the artist and craftsman, William Morris (1834-96). Bibury is not only a popular spot for tourists and artists, it’s also a popular setting for films, such as ‘Stardust’ and ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’. As for architecture, Norman and Perpendicular Gothic decorations can be seen here, including 13th century stained glass and 17th century honey coloured stone houses. Bibury’s famous trout farm is also one of its best traits, you could even catch your own dinner, and it’s connected to a cafe. When renting a holiday cottage here you won’t be short of sights and activities. If you fancy a day trip, the surrounding villages of Bourton-on-the-water and Burford provide great days out.
How to find Bibury
The nearest railway station to Bibury is Kemble, a few miles from Cirencester and around 14 miles from Bibury. Once at Kemble train station you can get a taxi to Bibury which will cost around £2. If you are travelling by bus to Cirencester from London then you will probably be dropped off on London Road in Cirencester. You can then walk to the Market Place and catch a bus to Bibury from there. The nearest major airport to Bibury is Bristol (about 50 miles).