Exclusive for MoS readers: Have lunch with the farmer star of the BBC’s Countryfile and see six fantastic gardens

Due to the popularity of this tour we have added a new March 29 date. For up-to-date advice on travel and COVID-19, see our homepage.

There are few places more quintessentially English than the honeycoloured stone villages and buzzing market towns of the Cotswolds. You'll explore some of the area's stunning gardens on this fantastic six-day tour and enjoy some unforgettable experiences.

During your trip, you will be in the company of Adam Henson, who regularly presents his Adam's Farm segment of the BBC's Countryfile from his Cotswold Farm Park.

Adam will join you for a private lunch, as well as giving you an exclusive talk on his career and the history and conservation work that takes place at the farm.

You will stay on the edge of the Cotswolds at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall in the glorious town of Tewkesbury, from where you will visit the colourful gardens of Painswick Rococo Garden, Westonbirt National Arboretum and Rodmarton Manor. At the Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway, you'll savour a traditional cream tea and you'll also take trips to Hidcote gardens, Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour, and Daylesford Organic Farm, which has been farming sustainably for more than 40 years.

REASONS TO BOOK

Meet Adam Henson
Adam will welcome you to Cotswold Farm Park, which has been in his family for almost 60 years and has the UK's leading collection of rare breed animals. He will deliver a talk about his life of combining farming with presenting Countryfile.

Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor
One of the last country houses to be built and furnished by local craftsmen using local stone and timber, Rodmarton Manor is set in an eightacre garden that was designed as a series of outdoor rooms.

Visit Daylesford Organic Farm
You'll be familiar with the produce from Daylesford Organic Farm from your supermarket shelves and you'll have a chance to go behind the scenes at this award-winning site. A pioneer in the organic farming movement, Daylesford remains one of the most sustainable farms in the country.

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Adam Henson
Farmer and TV presenter

Adam Henson is possibly our best-known farmer, often presenting Countryfile from his Cotswold Farm Park. Adam took over from his father in 1999 and the farm now welcomes more than 100,000 visitors a year. He grows wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, and has a flock of 400 commercial ewes, over 50 breeding flocks and herds of British rare breeds.

Price includes

  • Four nights' bed and breakfast at the Hilton Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury
  • Welcome drink and dinner at The Hilton Puckrup Hall
  • Guided walking tour of Cheltenham
  • Private lunch with Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A session with Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm
  • Guided tour of Rodmarton Manor House and garden with lunch
  • Visits to Whichford Pottery and Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Private tour of Painswick Rococo Garden
  • Talk and tour at Hidcote Gardens
  • Afternoon tea at the Lygon Arms in Broadway
  • Transport throughout by private coach
  • Services of a Travel Editions tour manager
  • Low deposit of only £50pp

Financial protection
We realise that these are uncertain times for travel, which is why we would like to remind you that this unique trip with TS Tours and Travel Editions is financially protected.

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Mar 29, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 2, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£889
Call now to book 02039930411
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Tewkesbury
    Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

    After making your own way to Tewkesbury you will check in to the Hilton Puckrup at your own liesure. Around 6 o'clock this evening you'll be invited to a private welcome drink, dinner and talk from the Tour Manager.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Rodmarton Manor and Painswick Rococo Garden
    Rodmarton Manor, United Kingdom

    This morning, visit Rodmarton Manor with a guided tour of the house and garden, followed by a light lunch (included) in the tea rooms. This afternoon, you will visit Painswick Rococo Garden, the only surviving garden of its kind in the UK - you'll feel you have escaped back to the early 1700s during a private tour.

    Return to the hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day
    3
    Whichford Pottery, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, Hidcote Gardens
    Painswick, United Kingdom

    Your first visit of the day is to Whichford Pottery. Here you'll discover how the finest pots are made on a guided tour of their workshops and charming pottery courtyard, packed with container planting ideas. Next, visit Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, where a Market Garden Tour has been planned to share their passion for real food and their story of how over 40 years they began to turn their family's farmland over to sustainable organic farming. There will be free time for lunch (not included), and to browse their shop.
    Your final visit of the day is to Hidcote Gardens where a welcome talk will share its rich history, and will allow time to visit the Arts & Crafts inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor space.
    Return to the hotel for private dinner (included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cheltenham walking tour, Cotswold Park Farm
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Cheltenham, introducing you to its history, heritage and architecture. At midday you'll travel by coach to Cotswold Park Farm, founded by Joe Henson in 1971 and now run by his son, Adam. His enthusiastic team work to protect some of our rare breeds of farm animal. You'll then have the unique opportunity to meet Adam himself for a private lunch (included) followed by a Q&A session and book signing. After lunch there'll be time to explore the farm at leisure. Return to hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    5
    Westonbirt Arboretum, afternoon tea in Broadway
    Broadway, United Kingdom

    Today you head to Westonbirt, to visit the National Arboretum with a 90-minute guided walking tour to view trees from all over the globe. You will then have free time for lunch (not included) in Chipping Cambden.

    Your final visit of the tour is for a farewell Afternoon Tea (included) at the luxurious Lygon Arms. Nestled in the village of Broadway, this hotel is thought to date back to the 1300's and is full of character.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation

Hilton Puckrup

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

This lovely four-star hotel in Tewkesbury on the edge of the Cotswolds is set in 140 acres and boasts comfortable rooms, a rejuvenating spa, pool, health club and Championship Golf course

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Mar 29, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Apr 2, 2021
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£889
Call now to book 02039930411
Quote ref: ADAM HENSON