Cotswold Charm at Christmas

Dec 21, 2020

At this still troubled COVID-19 Time, Michael and everyone at Cotswold Charm hopes that you will stay safe and at the same time enjoy Christmas in your own individual way!  Whilst at the moment we still have a few bookings over the Festive Season, we are still awaiting the outcome of the Government’s final dictate on the matter which may not arrive until next week.

We would love to see those who have booked, but will respect their decision if they decide that the risk, particularly with elderly relatives in mind is too great to take – our COVID-19 refund policy means that those who do not wish to come will get a full refund.

Preparation for 2021

The recent lockdown has provided us with the opportunity to refresh some paintwork and deep clean our cottages in preparation for what we hope will be better times for us all in 2021. We confirm that our prices remain at their 2020 level and our above COVID-19 refund policy will also apply for those who book now for 2021.

We are pleased that advance bookings for next year already exceed those of 12 months ago and respectfully suggest that if you might need particular dates, that you check and book now to avoid disappointment. We are happy to accept provisional bookings without not be asking for any monies/deposits until 6-weeks prior to any booking.

Please rest assured that Cotswold Charm, Chipping Campden and The Cotswolds will still have a lot to offer you:

Origins of the Chipping Campden Arts and Crafts Movement

So keep dreaming and start planning for all of the amazing travel experiences to be had in the future, Cotswold Charm will do its best to help you to fulfil your dreams of Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds.
To help you to plan your next trip, you may also like to use The Chipping Campden Information Centre’s new On-Line Shop to purchase local guides, road, walking and cycle maps to help you to plan your trip and may be, even a new Cotswold Way T-shirt with map or Chipping Campden logoed polo shirt/hoody for Christmas or your next visit to Chipping Campden.

Chipping Campden Music Festival

Many local organisations including the world renowned Chipping Campden Music Festival has also been affected by the current situation. Much as they wanted to proceed with a live concert from Paul Lewis in December, they felt that even when the lockdown is lifted, the situation would remain too uncertain to go ahead with the plan.
This was not helped by the fact that many of those who would probably have attended were in a tier 3 area, including people from places such local places as Stratford-on-Avon.

They will be making a decision during the early part of next year as to whether they feel it is possible to run as usual in May or whether they have to consider either, the idea of a socially distanced festival with restricted audience numbers in May, or move to September when they hope it would be possible to use the church to its full capacity.
In the meantime, for you music lovers they have provided the links below to:

Things to Do in Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds

1. The wonderful Busch quartet playing the string quartet Op132, which contains the Molto adagio, one of the most glorious and moving slow movements Beethoven ever wrote.

2. An older performance, that of the Claudio Arrau playing the final piano sonata Op111 in 1977

In closing, Michael and all at Cotswold Charm hope that you have an enjoyable Christmas to remember for all the right reasons.

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