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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Cotswolds 2One of the most beautiful places in England, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds attracts visitors from all over the world to stay in commission-free rental accommodation among scenic countryside and historic towns.

Famous for its beautiful University and College buildings plus five free museums, Oxford is everyone’s ‘must visit’ town if they are exploring England. There is something quintessentially English about punting down the river Thames in Oxfordshire.

The city sightseeing bus will take you on a tour of the city and starts at the railway station. Harry Potter fans may want to visit Christ Church (Tudor Hall was the inspiration for Hogwarts’). Take in the Bodleian Library or New College.

Oxford is also a foodie heaven and the covered market is packed with individual shops selling everything from organic meat to coffee, shoes, flowers and jewellery. The Covered Market is open to the public from 8 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm on Sundays.

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 Property rentals in the Cotswolds

If you own a property in the Cotswolds you can rent it out commission-free? Why pay up to 18% commission when you could earn more income from using a commission-free property rentals site which specialises in event and family accommodation?

The Cotswolds is home to the largest number of conservation areas in any English region and stretches from Broadway, the jewel in the Cotswolds, in the north to the city of Bath on the southern fringes.

A visit to the north section of the Cotswolds is like stepping back in time. Wander the streets of the spa town of Cheltenham, famous for its horse racing at Prestbury Park or visit the ancient market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Camden.

Cirencester (the Roman capital of the Cotswolds), Woodstock (home of Blenheim Palace) and Painswick are also worth a visit.

The World Heritage city of Bath and the surrounds are home to unspoiled heritage communities such as Lacock and Castle Combe.

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The surrounding rolling countryside of the Cotswolds with its 3000 miles of public footpaths is steeped in pre-history too. It’s an area rich in Neolithic remains, with about 80 long barrows, the remains of some 400 round barrows, and many Iron Age hill forts.

The Cotswolds is particularly famous for its ancient honey-coloured limestone, which was used to build the villages and bustling market towns. The warm, mellow colour of the communities blends perfectly with the surrounding golden green countryside — a big part of what makes the Cotswolds so breathtakingly distinct.

If you have a house to rent out in Oxfordshire or the Cotswolds, why not register with Eventful Stays and pay no commission to rent it out. We specialise in renting out accommodation worldwide close to major event venues.







Sunday, January 29th, 2017


A record-breaking 70 million holidaymakers visited sunny Spain in 2016. Thousands of home-owners are benefiting from the tourist boom by renting their properties out commission-free with Eventful Stays.


Thursday, January 19th, 2017


If you are looking for unusual attractions in the UK, away from the tourist hordes, here are 5 of the best.


Friday, January 13th, 2017


The eternal city may boast some of the most famous historical attractions in the world, but Rome is also home to plenty of lesser known, but equally interesting hidden gems.


Monday, January 9th, 2017


As Ernest Hemingway quoted in 1950: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you may go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for all of Paris is a moveable feast.”


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Woman shopping online with a tablet and a credit card

The online shopping revolution continues to dominate the retail industry at Christmas. Clothes shoppers can now even ‘try before they buy’ online with virtual mannequins that allow them to look how items will look on their body shape.


Monday, November 21st, 2016

Christmas Decorations
Christmas markets originated in Germany and their history dates back to the Late Middle Ages. Dresden’s Strietzelmarkt was first held in 1434, and the Munich market in 1310.

Nowadays you will find Christmas markets all over Europe. Towns and cities are transformed into winter wonderlands, full of colourful stalls selling gingerbread, German sausages, decorations, hand-made gifts and mulled wine. (more…)

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Halloween party with children having fun wearing fancy dress costumes

Halloween has emerged as one of the top children’s events in the UK, when spooky goings-on, frightening zombie themes and terrifying treats feature at parties up and down the country.


Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Anyone who has visited Disneyland Paris with a fidgety child will know that avoiding the queues is a priority.

Disneyland Paris is for most people, the trip of a lifetime. Who wants to be stuck in a long queue when you could be spending valuable time on the rides and amusements?


Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Days out for toddlers

Wondering where to go on a family friendly adventure? Here’s our pick of the finest festivals, attractions and days out the UK has to offer. (more…)