Cotswolds Christmas

We’re preparing for a Cotswolds Christmas here at 100 Acres.  With Christmas not far away we’re determined not to have a last minute panic on the 24th December running around red faced and packing at midnight again.

100 Acres can definitely help.  With a few clicks you’ll be sorted and who doesn’t like receiving a scented candle at Christmas time? Our 100 Acres candles are hand poured and made from 100% natural soy & rapeseed wax – choose from our festive Winter blend of Cinnamon, Sweet Orange and Clove or our classic Signature blend of Lemon Myrtle, Rose & Lavender.

Our Winter candle was recommended by Red magazine as one of the Best Christmas Candles

We’ve also got a special offer for Christmas on all our 300ml Bath & Body products. Purchase any two 300ml’s from our natural beauty range and we’ll wrap them in pink tissue and put them into one of our beautiful gift boxes for £30.  The perfect gift.  Just enter coupon code xmas17 at checkout

As you may know, we are based in the beautiful Cotswolds, so here’s a few ideas of some Christmassy things to do and places to visit during the month of December to make it a Cotswold Christmas:

  1. Westonbirt Arboretum’s Enchanted Christmas where hundred of trees will be lit by thousands of festive lights, Father Christmas,  stilt-walkers including Jack Frost, carol singing performed by local choirs and festive market stalls with food and drink, hot chestnuts, hog roasts, toffee apples and a traditional sweet stall :
  2. Daylesford Organic Farm – founded by the Bamford family, this is not a normal farmshop.  You won’t find much mud and manure here.  Packed full of not just the most wholesome, organic food around but also with beautifully designed household items, a yoga studio, beautiful farmshop and café has the most amazing organic produce, and this year they have opened a shop entirely dedicated to Christmas! They have visits from Father’s Christmas ( as well as his very own reindeer Donder & Blitzen) and lots of lovely activities for children. Visit their website for more details:
  3. Stroud Farmer’s Market – there is only one place in the Cotswolds to buy your Christmas turkey, goose, cheeses, vegetables, oils, breads, chocolates, cakes and other Christmas foods.  Stroud Farmers Market is where the local farmers come from all over the Cotswolds to sell their produce.  Hundreds of different stands line the narrow streets.  Look out for the actor, Keith Allen (and dad to Lily Allen), who has opened a diner here selling burgers with meat from Princess Anne’s estate, Gatcombe Park , which is 5 minutes away from Stroud.  The area is renown for being the most creative part of the Cotswolds with its vallies packed full of creatives from novelists, to designers and artists.  Pop into the Stroud Wine Company ( which sells interesting organic wines and other shops like Made in Stroud highlighting the area’s amazing creativity (, Allomorphic ( set up by Paul Herve-Brookes having won numerous gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show ( Fourteen (, Cornflower & Callico (, Lewis & Wood ( for beautiful British fabrics or go to Trainspotters ( for interesting antique and industrial lighting.  There’s also lots
  4. Burford Garden Company – much more than a Garden Centre, this amazing store in Burford really comes into it’s own at Christmas time. With an incredible selection of Christmas decorations, a new mini shop dedicated entirely to Chocolate, a wonderful toy department jam packed with traditional toys, and the most amazing range of (all extremely good quality) non-drop Christmas trees, this is where we’ll be heading to get everything we need to make our homes look beautifully festive this year:

Love the 100 Acres Team