Lake Windermere, Lake District

You won’t regret embarking on one of our luxury Lake District trips

Here at Rosehill Travel, we may be most commonly associated with our tours to the Cotswolds and surrounding areas like Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and Oxford, but we also bring our exceptional attention to detail in designing the finest tailor-made holidays to a very geographically different, although no less delightful part of the UK: the Lake District.

Invest in one of our luxury Lake District trips, and you can take all of those gorgeous lakes, forests and fells (mountains, to me and you) out of your imagination or the tourist postcards and into your lived experience. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore attractions both obvious and lesser-known in this visually stunning and enchanting part of the world.

As you would expect, a visit to this area of Cumbria is certainly one for outdoorsy types, with plenty of winding lanes and mountains to explore – including the highest in England of all, Scafell Pike. Meanwhile, for those who’d like to get close to the water, perhaps enjoying a lake cruise, there are no longer lakes anywhere in England than the world-famous Windermere.

Some of the great things about our luxury Lake District trips won’t surprise you – the area’s strong cultural associations, for example, with the area having inspired artists, writers and poets like Daniel Defoe, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The latter two even have homes in the area that you can now visit, in Rydal near Grasmere and Sawrey near Hawkshead respectively.
Some other aspects of the Lake District, however, are likely to surprise you. Who would have imagined that the area had a string of Michelin-starred restaurants, for example, including Sharrow Bay Country House in Ullswater and L’Enclume in Cartmel? Cumbria also boasts no shortage of microbreweries supplying various ales to the region’s pubs and restaurants, which contribute to an intriguing gastronomy scene.

Choose Rosehill Travel for luxury Lake District trips, and you can benefit from fine quality accommodation, transfers and round trip train transportation from London. So, why not enquire to finally see what you’re missing out on in the Lake District?

Lucknam Park - A fantastic approach

Tailor-made luxury England holiday

Part of our job at Rosehill Travel H.Q. is to create a personalised holiday for a client who knows what they want, but require some help making it a reality. Today I’ve decided to share these (short form, cant give away all our secrets!) itineraries from time to time in the hope that they give you a few ideas for your own holiday plans or better still, you contact us with your own request!

The request:

…..plan to spend 2-3 days in London. Then York, Lincoln, Cotswolds, Cambridge and kings college choir even song on Easter Sunday, maybe Salisbury, Warwickshire, Blenheim palace. Accommodation is very important. Old fashioned hotels with linen, lace, gardens, i.e. manor house type hotels, traditional english style. We are very interested in a private driver for about one week for four.

Services to be provided by Rosehill Travel:

Hotel booking
private car transfers
Driver services for touring local area

And my response:

Day 1
Arrive London
Transfer by private car to your London hotel.
Overnight: Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London
Day 2
The time is yours to fill.
Overnight: Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London
Day 3
The time is yours to fill.
I suggest a visit to Windsor Castle.
Trains from Waterloo or Paddington station to Windsor.
Overnight: Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London
Day 4
Check-out of London hotel.
London to Chippenham by train.
Meet driver at Chippenham station. Visit Lacock, a historic, National Trust owned village and Abbey. Castle Combe village, quintessentially Cotswold village. Location for Spielberg’s Warhorse movie.
Overnight: Bath area, Lucknam Park hotel
Day 5
Transfer by private car to Bath
Self guided day in Bath. Suggest Bath Abbey, Roman Baths. No1 Royal crescent. Jane Austen Centre
Overnight: Bath area, Lucknam Park hotel
Day 6
Check out of Lucknam Park hotel
Meet with driver and full day Cotswolds touring including visit to Blenheim Palace
Overnight: North Cotswolds, Buckland Manor hotel
Day 7
Check out of hotel
Meet with driver and transfer to Stoke-on-Trent Wedgwood visitor centre
Overnight: York, Middlethorpe Hall
Day 8
Day exploring York and visit Castle Howard
Overnight: York, Middlethorpe Hall
Day 9
Hotel check-out
Meet with driver and transfer to Cambridge area. Via Lincoln and cathedral.
Overnight: Cambridge area, Menzies Flitwick Manor hotel
Day 10
Check-out of hotel
Meet with driver and transfer to Cambridge. Day sightseeing in Cambridge.
Festal Evensong 3:30pm
Overnight: Cambridge area, Menzies Flitwick Manor hotel
Day 11
Check-out of hotel
Cambridge – Visit Woburn Abbey
Transfer to Cliveden House. As the last night this would end the holiday in style.
Overnight:  Cliveden House
Day 12
Departure day.
Hotel check-out and short transfer to Heathrow airport


Mercedes Viano

Get everywhere quicker, happier with our executive transfers in the Cotswolds

Just imagine all of the things that you could do and see on a Cotswolds holiday. You could head to one of the obvious major cities in the region, with its host of museums, galleries, restaurants, festivals, shopping opportunities and so much more. Alternatively, you could spend some time getting acquainted with some of those Cotswolds towns and villages that you may have barely heard of, such as Winchcombe, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water.

However, as delightful as it can be to stroll around the Cotswolds’ most undiscovered spots to your heart’s content, we all know that even on your holiday, you also want to make good use of your time. You certainly don’t want to surrender much of your precious leisure time trying desperately for a car parking space in one of the Cotswolds’ famous tiny picture-postcard villages, or getting lost on one of the region’s many rural winding roads. That’s why you get in touch with Rosehill Travel in advance, enquiring about our renowned executive transfers serving the Cotswolds.

Whether you’re eager to reach Gloucester sooner so that you can sample the delights of the City Museum following its lottery-funded makeover, or you would instead like to make time for a trip to the Painswick Rococo Garden in a delightfully hidden Cotswold valley, you’ll find our executive transfers in the Cotswolds more than useful. You might be drawn to something completely different, of course, such as the Museum in the Park in Stroud or perhaps the Thermae Bath Spa in – where else – Bath. Wherever you want to go during your time here, you’ll appreciate the most professional and efficient executive transfers in the Cotswolds.

But what does taking advantage of our executive transfers in the Cotswolds really bring you? Well, it means that you can benefit from a truly seamless airport or city transfer, provided by efficient and friendly drivers who have been licensed with the local authority and have all of the necessary public liability insurance for transporting you to where you need to go. Whether it’s just you on a solo trip or there are seven people in your party, our drivers can take on your entire luggage and bring everyone to and from any city, airport or seaport.

Our executive transfers in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Gloucester have nationwide city links, and also mean getting to settle down and relax in the most luxurious Mercedes vehicles, including a Viano that we have recently purchased as a replacement MPV. Really, when you want to ensure that your break in the region is nothing less than absolutely memorable, you allow Rosehill Travel to handle things every step of the way.

Broadway High Street shop

The attractions both known and unknown of Cotswold holidays

The Cotswolds is an area that lies mostly in Gloucestershire and is one of the most popular holiday and short-break destinations in England, both for families in search of a break away from city life and tourists seeking to explore some of Britain’s finest heritage.

The area has some of the most beautiful, quintessential, ‘chocolate box’ villages in the whole of England. With their thatched roofs, timber frames and honey-coloured Cotswold limestone walls, buildings are lit up against the backdrop of rolling hills and meadows that make up this area of outstanding natural beauty. No wonder royalty, celebrities, politicians and business people!

There are many different types of Cotswold holidays to choose from based around a selection of accommodation in the area including hotel based mini-breaks and spa breaks; luxury pampering in prestigious Cotswold Country Hotels; self-catering cottages for families staying longer; and Bed & Breakfast accommodation for short-stay holidays and budget conscious tourists.

The Cotswolds extends around 100 miles along the Cotswold Way stretching from Bath, Somerset, in the South to Broadway, Worcestershire in the North, offering spectacular scenery and some amazing places to visit en route. There are too many wonderful things to do to mention in a short article, so we’ve picked out a selection to whet your appetite when you are deciding on which package to choose from among the many different Cotswold holidays available.

You can centre your visit around Bath, this is particularly popular with overseas visitors as the Museum and the Roman Baths make up one of the most impressive visitor attractions in the whole of the country. Stonehenge, a top ten world heritage site, is less than an hour away which together with the neighbouring Avebury Ring – a pre-historic earthworks – makes a memorable day out in the countryside. There are plans to link these two famous Neolithic sites by a 33 mile “Great Stones Way”: to date half of the trail is now open for walking along the Southern stretch from Casterley Camp in the North to Stonehenge in the South.

Broadway lies at the Northern end of the Cotswolds. It is often called the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Cotswolds, and is a popular choice for tourists researching Cotswold holidays as it is the perfect place to be based if you want to explore Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick Castle, and ancient market towns nearby such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Upper and Lower Slaughter.

Staying in Broadway enables you to enjoy the fine 16th Century architecture while enjoying a cream tea in one of the many cafes along the magnificent High Street.