Notgrove: A Pretty Village In The North Cotswolds (2023)

Notgrove is a picturesque village in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) and is closer to Cheltenham than Gloucester.

Worth visiting is the Grade I listed, 12th century St Bartholomew’s Church for its history, architecture, and archaeological finds on display.

Notgrove’s village houses are mostly stone thatched cottages from the 17th and 18th centuries, clustered around a green on the south side of the church.

Nearby accommodation includes The Lodge, which dates back to the 19th century, sleeps 6, is dog friendly, and has views across the Cotswolds. Or you could try something a little different with glamping pods. See Notgrove Holidays website for more information.

Notgrove is the nearest village to the annual North Cotswold Steam Show that takes place in September. Check the website at for information.

If you do bring your dog, there are many dog-friendly attractions, from scenic walking trails and historic landmarks to beautiful gardens and parks.

Whether you’re exploring the ancient ruins of a castle or enjoying a stroll through a picturesque village, there’s something for every dog and their owner in the Cotswolds.

For example, dogs on a leash are allowed into the Cotswold Water Park, which boasts over 150 lakes and is a haven for waterfowl and other wetland birds. But they are not allowed into the Bat Belfry, Reptile House, Farmyard, restaurants, cafes, or where there are animals lounging or strolling about.

Always best to call or email ahead of a visit just in case there’s a change. Call Cotswold Water Park on +44 (0) 1993 823 006 or Email:

From Heathrow Airport to Notgrove takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes by car.

If you’re looking for ideas on where to visit in the Cotswolds, our comprehensive 5-day itinerary might be just the ticket!

Alternatively, look at our home page for more about villages and towns in this stunning region.

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