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

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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'll be based at the four-star Jury's Inn (complete with spa and health club) in the lovely town of Cheltenham and enjoy guided visits to Batsford Aboretum, Daylesford Organic Farm, Painswick Rococo Garden and two charming properties - Arts and Crafts-inspired Hidcote Manor in Chipping Camden and Bourton House, an acclaimed garden at a 1700s estate near Moreton-in-Marsh.

You'll also enjoy a fascinating visit to Whichford Pottery in Shipston-on-Stour for some inspiring container planting ideas and indulge in a traditional afternoon tea at the historic Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway, as well as taking a guided tour of Cheltenham.

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.

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.

Wichford 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.

Hidcote Gardens
A welcome talk will share Hidcote Manor's rich history, before you have time to peruse the Arts & Crafts inspired garden with intricately designed outdoor space.

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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 four-star Jury's Inn in Cheltenham

  • Welcome drink and dinner at the Jury's Inn

  • 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 Batsford Arboretum
  • 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

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Cheltenham
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    After making your own way to Cheltenham, you will check in to the four-stay Jury's Inn at your own leisure. Around six 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
    Cheltenham walking tour and Painswick Rococo Garden
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Cheltenham, introducing you to its history, heritage and architecture. 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, Bourton House and Batsford Arboretum
    Batsford Arboretum, United Kingdom

    First you'll first head 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. Then we'll head onto Bourton House, where you'll have some free time for lunch, followed by a guided tour. This afternoon, head to Batsford Aboretum, before returning to the hotel for dinner (not included) and overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cotswold Park Farm day
    Kineton, United Kingdom

    This morning 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day
    5
    Hidcote Manor, Chipping Campden, Afternoon tea
    Chipping Campden, United Kingdom

    Your first 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. You will then have free time for lunch (not included) in Chipping Campden. 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

Jury’s Inn Cheltenham

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Comfortable Cheltenham hotel

Jurys Inn Cheltenham is located just off Gloucester Road on the edge of Cheltenham. The racecourse is just a short taxi drive away, it's just five minutes by car to Cheltenham Spa train station. Jury's Inn Cheltenham has 122 stylish bedrooms, each including large comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, flat screen TV and Freeview, tea and coffee station, ironing board and iron.

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