North Cerney: A Village With Lovely Old Cottages (2023)

North Cerney is a small village in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) closer to Cirencester than Cheltenham.

This is a village where you can find solace and tranquility in the midst of nature. The thatched cottages and winding streets together with the soothing sounds of the countryside, create a serene atmosphere.

People come from all over the world to visit North Cerney House Gardens, which is set amidst 40 acres of Cotswold parkland. Here, foraging courses are taught about edible plants and mushrooms and how to tell the safe from the poisonous. For information about the foraging courses, see here.

If you want to stay in the village, The Bathurst Arms offers 4-star accommodation, has free WiFi, a restaurant, bar, and activities like fishing and cycling for guests to enjoy. Find The Bathurst Arms on

Originally a Norman church, The All Saints church in North Cerney has an unusual design and went through various modifications in the 12th, 15th and 20th centuries. William Iveson Croome, a local churchman and historian, worked with FC Eden (an architect) on a church restoration project which included the purchase of period furnishings.

The Cotswolds is a region full of culinary surprises. For example, Cerney is home to Cerney cheese made from goat’s milk.

By car, North Cerney is under two hours from Heathrow Airport.

Go to our home page to find more information about villages and towns in the Cotswolds including Compton Abdale, DaglingworthDowdeswell, Ampney Crucis, and Avening.

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