Explore England’s most amazing Stately Homes and enjoy rural country idyll with ARNE & CARLOS 15th – 19th August 2019
Join Norway’s favorite designer duo, ARNE & CARLOS, on a lifetime experience. You might already be familiar with these guys and their knitting and textile designs, as their success story reach far beyond their home country. They have fans all over the world, especially in North America and Japan. Their passion for traditional Scandinavian knitting motifs is well known, but they’re also passionate for beautiful gardens. In fact, it’s when they tend their own garden they get their best ideas, and find inspiration for their colorful designs.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is now fully booked.
On this tour we’ll visit unforgettable gardens and enjoy the countryside in one of southern England’s most idyllic corners; The Cotswolds. Here, we find an abundance of fine Stately Homes and Manor Houses, many of them have featured in films and costume dramas as well as having played major parts in history. Lose your heart in some of the most romantic gardens in the world, landscapes that will sweep you off your feet.
The Cotswolds region is a delightful tangle of roads undulating gracefully between ancient hedgerows and tiny gardens, fairytale villages with evocative stone churches, honey-colored mansions, thatched cottages and farms. Not surprisingly it was designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” already in 1966. A delightful mix of English traditions, amazing gardens, delicious food and relaxing village living. Visiting the Cotswolds is like entering a time capsule, but only on the surface.
Let our famous designer duo escort you to the most beautiful gardens.
One of the highlights, of course, is the visit to Highgrove Castle, the Estate of the most famous inhabitant of this region; His Royal Highness Prince Charles. This is his private paradise, where he spends most of his time and devotes his energy to transform the gardens around the house, cultivate organic vegetables and paint watercolors.
In this magnificent landscape, between the two idyllic villages of Cheltenham and Gloucester, we find the comfortable Cheltenham Chase Hotel, where we will stay during the whole tour.