Sport in the Cotswolds
Horses play a large part in life in the Cotswolds, and in the sporting events and facilities on offer.
Local point-to-points are relaxed events and there are several in Gloucestershire and the South West.
Horseriding lessons and ‘splendind hacks’ are available from Jill Carenza Equestrian in nearby Stanton.
Ballooning in the Cotswolds has a launch site about 10 miles away at Bourton-on-the-Water.
Eating out: country pubs
Slightly further afield at Ford, The Plough Inn is another excellent, traditional Cotswold pub serving an extended range of meals. 10 minutes drive from Sheepscombe Byre.
The Black Horse Inn at Naunton is also well worth a visit. Take a moment to find the nearby historic Dovecote. 20 minutes drive from Sheepscombe Byre.
Eating out: local restaurants
The Broadway Hotel: Situated on the Village Green, this hotel offers fine dining as well as an excellent menu served in their very comfortable bar.
The Dormy House Hotel: Enjoy the uplifting experience of their spa. Book for dinner for a special evening.
Eating in comfort at Sheepscombe Byre
Broadway Deli sells delicious home cooked foods made from the finest ingredients and stocks a wide selection of cheeses, artisan bread, pates, salads, patisserie, tartlets and so much more. Make yourselves a memorable picnic to eat on your travels around this beautiful countryside.
Budgens is a small but very well stocked supermarket in Broadway for all your good quality extras.
Our local butcher, Collins of Kennel Lane, Broadway will cheerfully sell you locally farmed and rare breed meats of excellent quality. Telephone 01386 852061.
Pauline sells fresh fruit and veg grown on her own land at Taddington. Look out for the colourful handcart at the end of her drive, on the road to Ford.
If you find yourselves near Kingham, call at Daylesford Organic farmshop and creamery which also has an excellent café.
Historic houses and gardens
Our favourites also include:
Events and Festivals
Giffords Circus A little bit of magic travels the Cotswolds from May to September.
Cotswold Olympicks Dovers Games and Scuttlebrook Wake, late May/early June.
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon- Avon, home of Shakespeare, offers the finest productions in the world. Stratford is a 30-40 minute drive from Sheepscombe Byre.
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham for plays, musicals and ballet.
The Regal Cinema, Evesham is an award winning, beautifully restored cinema which has a special place in the hearts of those who grew up in the area. Enjoy the best films and virtuoso performances of the likes of Nigel Kennedy whilst taking a light supper with a glass of wine.