Food & Drink

Baking Scones in a Cotswold Cottage

Food & Drink

Cotswolds | Oxford

FROM £86

Experience Overview

Step inside a 16th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones, visiting a village church and castle. Come hungry for history, heritage and of course scones with lashing of homemade jam and clotted cream!

Duration 2.5 hours
Party size Up to 4 people

You'll love this because

Step inside a Cotswold thatched cottage and learn to make delicious homemade scones

Explore a small Cotswold village on a guided tour visiting a 13th ironstone church

Enjoy your cream tea inside the thatched cottage kitchen with the scones you have baked

Fitness level

A short walk around the village is included in this experience.

What you will do

Step inside a 16th century Cotswold thatched cottage to learn to bake English scones. See how the owners of the cottage have lovingly 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 gin, 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 stayed not once but twice, followed by your cream tea with homemade jam and clotted cream back at the cottage. If you don't have a car to visit, don't worry as there is a train station nearby. The host can can come and collect you.

What's included

Scones, homemade jam and lots of clotted cream, English Breakfast tea and a sample of a local Cotswold gin. A walking tour of the village is almost included and your take home recipe card.

What I might need

Dress for the weather! Bring a waterproof coat if its cold and wet, or sunscreen if its hot and sunny, as we will be taking a short walk around the historic village.

About the host

Your guide has led walks, tours and experiences of the Cotswolds to visitors for almost years. They have been lovingly restoring their 16th century Cotswold thatch cottage using traditional methods and researching who's lived in the cottage going back to 1841. They are a keen baker, baking cakes and bread -recreating the local recipes in their cottage kitchen - which is warming and welcoming to everyone who comes and visits.

Cancellation policy

For a full refund cancel within 24 hours of booking, or at least 14 days before the Experience is scheduled. If you cancel 13 - 7 days before you'll receive a 50% refund. Read full Terms & Conditions here.

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WHERE TO MEET

Great Thatch Cottage, Hanwell, Oxfordshire, OX17 1HN


WHAT MAKES THIS UNMISSABLE

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Reviews for this experience provider

5.0 14 reviews

Abdul G

Very wonderful experience. It gave us a great exposure to the traditions & more specifically the tradition of the english scones. The host was very friendly and explained everything about the area, including the background history of the house and the delicious scones. I highly recommend you make a visit, it will be a memorable experience.

9 months ago

Sindy

Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon Chris. I enjoyed every minute it of it and your tour and knowledge about beautiful Hanwell, was an added bonus. Oh … and the scones tasted amazing. Great experience. Highly recommend.

over 1 year ago

Sandra Cappelli

Wonderful setting for an amazing scone baking class. Chris was a lovely host and made us feel right at home in his beautiful thatched cottage. I highly recommend this experience and look forward to making his scone recipe at home. Thank you Chris

almost 2 years ago

Sue Keenan

Charming cottage..Charming hosts..We went for the “Unmissable England” scone making experience ..very enjoyable and delicious cream tea..our host took us on a history tour of the nearby Church and Castle which was fascinating and to top it off all the snowdrops were out..Highly recommended.

over 2 years ago

Laura Rehman

Stunning property, beautifuly restored with characturefull and welcoming accomidation. No detail too small. The couple that run this bed and breakfast are charming and accomidating and have made our stay a lovely one.

almost 3 years ago

Wayne Parker

Our first "Air BnB"... Historic Cottage in a lovely picturesque Cotswold Village. The hosts Chris and Christophe are a great couple who made us feel really welcome. We'd definitely go back but next time for a little longer so we can try Chris's tour of the Cotswolds!

about 4 years ago

James S

Really lovely host. Nice cottage. Will definitely visit again.

almost 5 years ago

Robert Brant

A warm welcome and a great place to stay especially for those people who wish to break their journey

over 5 years ago

Ben Aitken

Very welcoming, I had a lovely stay and will definitely be back!

almost 7 years ago

David Brawand

A five star garden well.

about 7 years ago

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