What you'll do
Step inside a 15th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones. See how the owners of the cottage have lovely restored the old farm labourer’s home and hear stories of the cottage’s ancestry. Whist enjoying making the scones using vintage cooking utensils in the cottage kitchen, there is also chance to sample some local English wine, while waiting for the scones to bake in the oven. While the scones are cooling, enjoy a short guided walking tour around the Cotswold ironstone village of Hanwell, visiting a 13th century church and a castle where King James l and Oliver Cromwell both stayed, before returning back to the cottage to enjoy your cream tea that you have prepared with homemade jam and clotted cream.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
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Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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I'm your perfect guide having led short walks and tours of the Cotswolds to visitors for around 4 years. We have been lovingly restoring our 15th century thatch cottage using traditional methods and researching who's lived in the cottage going back to 1841. I'm a keen baker, baking bread and recreating the local recipes in our cottage kitchen - which will be warming and welcoming to everyone who comes and visits.
Scones, jam and clotted cream
English Breakfast or Earl Grey tea, and a sample of a local Cotswold white wine
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Where you'll be
Meet in the village of Hanwell, Oxfordshire. 10 mins from Banbury station, 20 mins from Oxford, Chipping Campden and Stafford-Upon-On-Avon. Visit our 15 Century stone cottage, for you to discover the history of the building. We will also visit St Peter's Church - a 13th Century ironstone church in the village with a great view of Hanwell Castle.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
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Come hungry for history, heritage and of course scones with lashing of homemade jam and clotted cream! Yum!
Baking Scones in a Cotswold Cottage