The Hidcotes

Include the delightful small village and hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim and Hidcote Boyce both lie within easy reach of the nearest town Chipping Campden.

The addition of ‘Bartrim’ and ‘Boyce’ to the Hidcote villages may refer to former tenants. ‘Boyce’ may refer to a record of a de Bois family, whilst ‘Bartrim’ may be a corruption of ‘Bertram’, a known English name.

The National Trust owns all of the property in Hidcote Boyce and acts as landlord to each of the ten domestic dwellings. It is believed that these properties occupy an inalienable status, meaning that under the current National Trust regulations, they may not be sold.

There are ten dwellings, including two substantial farmhouses. Most of the smaller cottages have thatched roofs.

Significant examples of medieval ridge and furrow are extant around the village, including curved examples, which may date to the early middle ages.

Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain, with its linked “rooms” of hedges, rare trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. Created by Lawrence Johnston, it is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.

Kiftsgate Court Gardens, created by Heather Muir in the 1920s, is also adjacent to the village and is open to the public.

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