- Best time to visit: June to July
- Easy to find?: You will need a sat-nav, the country roads can be a maze.
- Staff hospitality: Very polite and welcoming.
- General mobile reception: No issues.
- WiFi: No - not applicable.
- Dog Friendly: Unsure.
- Child Friendly: Yes.
- Food: Available in the cafe, although we didn't eat there on our visit.
- Parking: Plenty of parking right next to the farm.
- Sponsored post: No, this post is based purely on our experience at the time.
1,000 feet above sea level, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, at the end of some stunning country lanes you’ll find the Cotswold Lavender farm. Home to over 30 different varieties of lavender grown in 70 miles of plant rows. When in bloom, this is magnificent sight to see, casting the hillside into varying tones of purple.
The best time to visit Cotswold Lavender is in June through to the end of July, this is the peak time for lavender growing and will ensure that you get the best opportunity to take some great photos of the area. There is plenty of parking on site, although we were actually surprised at just how busy with tourists the farm was on the day we visited.
There is a Cafe and Gift Shop just across the road from the main lavender farm. In the gift shop, expect to thoroughly overdose on lavender. Lavender oils, lavender soaps, dry lavender, lavender body lotion, lavender puzzles, lavender books and culinary lavender. You name it, Cotswold Lavender probably have it, in lavender.
At the time we visited, it was almost lunchtime, we didn’t actually get to try the Cafe on this occasion as it was rather busy, not surprising as this was peak time.
Do take it slowly if you are driving, the roads can be narrow and traffic may consist of people on foot, horse-riders, and locals who know the roads too well. That being said, the journey in and out of Snowshill is quite something, with winding country lanes that occasionally open up to captivating views of the Cotswolds, you will be able to recognise why so many artists are inspired by this area of England.