Christmas Shopping in the Cotswolds

The most wonderful time is nearly upon us, but does the anticipation of Christmas shopping fill you with dread every year? Do not fear, our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds understands the pressures of the festive period so we have compiled a selection of the best shopping opportunities for you to explore during your Christmas in the Cotswolds!

Daylesford Farm Shop

Famed for its celebrity clientele, Daylesford Farm Shop offers plenty of luxury shopping ideas. From food and clothing to garden design and wine; wherever you turn you will find a gift to delight your nearest and dearest. With produce and items that you won’t find anywhere else, there is no better place to seek Christmas inspiration than in their wonderful cheese room.

Cheltenham Christmas Market

Throughout your stay at our luxury hotel near Cheltenham, venture to the grand historical town for a day of festive shopping on the Promenade. Take a thirty-minute drive to Cheltenham town through picturesque countryside to one of the most popular Christmas markets in the country. With over forty chalets and being in its 15th year, the market has become a firm family favourite for many, yet it still retains its charming local market ambience.

Enjoy a glass of Gluehwein as you mosey under glittering lights overhanging from the trees and submerse yourself into the festive spirit! Each bedecked wooden chalet offers a selection of handcrafted jewellery, art, deliciously warming edibles and so much more. Also, expect to enjoy entertainment from ‘The Cheltenham Bach Choir’ on the 23rd December.

Bourton on the Water

Just a stone’s throw away from our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds, sits the charming Cotswolds village Bourton on the Water, widely considered the “Venice of the Cotswolds”- the admiring nickname is owed to the River Windrush, which flows straight through the main shopping area and gives plenty of opportunities to get that perfect picture for your Christmas album!

Now, while the village does not have a market there are multiple quaint shops to get lost in for hours during your visit. However, the main attraction for this idyllic countryside village is the turning on of the Christmas lights, which is set to happen on 1st December this year. Many from near and far come to gather around the famed Christmas tree in the river to commence the celebration of the festive period.   


With its vibrant hubbub of activity it is unsurprising that it is locally considered as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”. Want to find something unique for your loved ones this year? Then head to the recently refurbished shopping mews and courtyard areas where you can find a great selection of homemade, artisanal gifts. Also, during the festive period, Cirencester is the place to eat, drink and be merry! Expect live entertainment on selected evenings and a variety of stalls selling delicious delicacies so you can feast to your heart’s content.

Spending your Christmas in the Cotswolds will set your festivities apart from the rest – if a day meandering around some of Britain’s finest historical towns and markets sound appealing then get in touch here and make the most of your time by staying at our luxury hotel in the Cotswolds.