Hartwells Cotswold Cycle Hire

Tel: 01451 820405
email: hartwells@supanet.com

About Hartwells

Hartwells has been the village Ironmongers since 1805

Hartwells is situated right in the middle of the village. The shop is quite old-fashioned and sells an amazing mixture of ironmongery, kitchenware, D.I.Y. items and gifts, as well as cycle parts and some used bicycles.

Our cycle hire business is very well established

We have a fleet of over 50 cycles some of which have child seats, "tag-alongs" and one covered trailer. We also have three tandems, which are much in demand.
All our suggested routes are easy to follow and avoid major roads. We keep a range of basic spares, and carry out minor repairs. We usually have a few second- hand bicycles for sale, including former hire bikes.
We provide maps for a 'Half Day Tour' (three hours), which is a circular route passing through several typical Cotswold villages. Alternatively, you may hire a bike for a full day, to see much more of the area, or hire a bike for a longer period with a discount if you hire for three days or longer.

Hartwells Facts

  • The first known member of the Hartwell family to be born in Bourton, was Richard Hartwell. He was baptised in St.Lawrence church 8th March 1748. His father was John Hartwell and probably came from Stow on the Wold.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water was a non-conformist community and the Hartwell family may well have been members.
  •  Hartwells built the first church clock in the village 150 years ago at St.Lawrence. Although no longer working, it can still be seen to this day.
  • The first Hartwells shop was in the current site of "The Chestnuts", about 50yds away.
 Hartwells shop front

Hartwells Shop Front

David's Morris Minor

Nuns on bikes