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Guidebook for Great Rissington

Tom & Camilla

Guidebook for Great Rissington

Food Scene
A beautiful characterful pub, very friendly staff and possibly the best Sunday lunch we have ever had!!
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The Kings Head Inn
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A beautiful characterful pub, very friendly staff and possibly the best Sunday lunch we have ever had!!
An outstanding restaurant in the fantastic quintessential Cotswold Village of Nether Westcote. Amazing food. One for a special occasion!
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The Feathered Nest Country Inn
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An outstanding restaurant in the fantastic quintessential Cotswold Village of Nether Westcote. Amazing food. One for a special occasion!
Our local pub, just 100m from the house. A cozy little pub with classic pub grub. It also has a lovely beer garden with a sandpit for the kids! Also screens the bit sporing events.
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The Lamb Inn
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Our local pub, just 100m from the house. A cozy little pub with classic pub grub. It also has a lovely beer garden with a sandpit for the kids! Also screens the bit sporing events.
The perfect pit stop when walking in this national trust area. Sells amazing sandwiches, cakes, coffee etc
Sherborne Village Shop & Tea Room
The perfect pit stop when walking in this national trust area. Sells amazing sandwiches, cakes, coffee etc
Sightseeing
This picturesque village really is a gem of The Cotswolds. Plenty to see and do: Bird World, Model village, plenty of shops and restaurants and there is even a maze!
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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This picturesque village really is a gem of The Cotswolds. Plenty to see and do: Bird World, Model village, plenty of shops and restaurants and there is even a maze!
One of Britain's grants Roman Villas. Cradled in a beautiful valley, fed by a natural spring. An icon of Roman Imperial fashion and wealth in 4th century AD. Suspended walkways....the Coln River...a perfect picnic destination.
Chedworth Roman Villa
One of Britain's grants Roman Villas. Cradled in a beautiful valley, fed by a natural spring. An icon of Roman Imperial fashion and wealth in 4th century AD. Suspended walkways....the Coln River...a perfect picnic destination.
With its own special place in Britain's history, Blenheim Palace is a true national treasure. Wonderful history, breath taking surroundings, engaging events and tours...it really has something for everyone.
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Blenheim Palace
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With its own special place in Britain's history, Blenheim Palace is a true national treasure. Wonderful history, breath taking surroundings, engaging events and tours...it really has something for everyone.
Lower Slaughter was voted "most beautiful village in the Cotswolds"! This old mill has a museum, an award winning craft and gift shop and sells organic hand made ice cream!
The Old Mill Museum
Lower Slaughter was voted "most beautiful village in the Cotswolds"! This old mill has a museum, an award winning craft and gift shop and sells organic hand made ice cream!
Essentials
Only a 5 minute drive. This is our local mini supermarket. Stocks most basic provisions.
Co-op Food
Only a 5 minute drive. This is our local mini supermarket. Stocks most basic provisions.
The best local supermarket to us. A very up market place to shop for your food.
The Co-operative Food
The best local supermarket to us. A very up market place to shop for your food.
Shopping
Only 10 minutes from Great Rissington. This is a real gem of a shop...Many beautiful products. Toys, interiors, Christmas decorations, plants, a lovely cafe and even a playground. Something for everyone
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Burford Garden Company
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Only 10 minutes from Great Rissington. This is a real gem of a shop...Many beautiful products. Toys, interiors, Christmas decorations, plants, a lovely cafe and even a playground. Something for everyone
Parks & Nature
See some spectacular flying displays and this wonderful centre.
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Cotswold Falconry Centre
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See some spectacular flying displays and this wonderful centre.
Over 260 different animal species. Reptiles, bats, penguins etc There is a children's farmyard, a large adventure playground, cafes and picnic areas. A great family day out. A real highlight.
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Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
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Over 260 different animal species. Reptiles, bats, penguins etc There is a children's farmyard, a large adventure playground, cafes and picnic areas. A great family day out. A real highlight.
A great day out. BBQs, trout fishing...a great family day. Open March to October.
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Bibury Trout Farm
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A great day out. BBQs, trout fishing...a great family day. Open March to October.
Entertainment & Activities
The only grade II listed model village in the country. A beautifully recreated miniature village of Bourton on the Water in Cotswold stone. Walk along the river Windrush and cross over miniature bridges. A great local attraction.
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The Model Village
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The only grade II listed model village in the country. A beautifully recreated miniature village of Bourton on the Water in Cotswold stone. Walk along the river Windrush and cross over miniature bridges. A great local attraction.
A water powered brewery established in 1865 using its very own Cotswold spring water to produce the finest ales.
Donnington Brewery
A water powered brewery established in 1865 using its very own Cotswold spring water to produce the finest ales.
For those interested in horse racing we are relatively close to the iconic Cheltenham Racecourse!
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Cheltenham Racecourse
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For those interested in horse racing we are relatively close to the iconic Cheltenham Racecourse!
Getting Around
Our nearest train station with services to Oxford and London is Kingham station. This is a 15 minute drive from Hilltop House. You can either take the 802 bus to Great Rissington stopping at the Lamb Inn (service not available on a Sunday) or pre book a taxi which should cost in the region of £25 to get to us.
Kingham Station
6 Station Rd
Our nearest train station with services to Oxford and London is Kingham station. This is a 15 minute drive from Hilltop House. You can either take the 802 bus to Great Rissington stopping at the Lamb Inn (service not available on a Sunday) or pre book a taxi which should cost in the region of £25 to get to us.
The 802 bus operates Monday to Saturday and stops at: Little Rissington, Upper Rissington, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Kingham to name a few. Tickets are purchased on board the bus by cash only. Please see the latest timetables at the following site: https://www.pulhamscoaches.com/pulhams-bus-timetables/
Lamb Inn
The 802 bus operates Monday to Saturday and stops at: Little Rissington, Upper Rissington, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold and Kingham to name a few. Tickets are purchased on board the bus by cash only. Please see the latest timetables at the following site: https://www.pulhamscoaches.com/pulhams-bus-timetables/