For Feg’s birthday I took him away for a couple of days to the Cotswolds.
Think trinkets, cosy rooms with exposed stone, fresh countryside air and quaint tea rooms.
Where we stayed:
Overall i was pleased with the inn.
We were greeted by the Inn’s manager upon arrival who was helpful and welcoming, (especially given we were early for check in!)
The room was cosy and warm with exposed stone and a fireplace, very typical of an old country inn. The room included tea and coffee facilities, a television and free unlimited Wifi.
We had breakfast each morning, which was continental, with a choice of main from the menu. The full english breakfast was great, however the pancakes and scrambled egg on toast were both a bit of a disappointment.
We also dined in their restaurant on our last evening in the Cotswold, which was lovely. Feg and i both had the steak which was cooked exceptionally. The restaurant boasts a varied menu which has something to suit everyone.
When we arrived in Cotswold, the sun was shining so we lept on the opportunity to do some exploring.
We drove into Burton on the water and went to Birdland Park and Gardens.
The beautiful setting is home to over 500 birds. Flamingos, Pelicans and Penguins, just to name a few. I would highly recommend paying it a visit if you’re visiting Cotswolds. Its the perfect way to spend a few hours, especially if you have children!
Bourton on the Water.
“The venice of Cotswolds.”
This quaint little village is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, and i can most definitely see why! I couldn’t stop snapping photos, every corner we turned was so picturesque.
I recommend visiting here for lunch. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of restaurants and cosy tea rooms to choose from!
I liked wandering around the small independent shops and simply enjoying some tranquil time by the River Windrush.
Lucy’s Tearoom is a traditional English tearoom in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold.
“From home cooked all day breakfasts, to delicious light lunches, to freshly baked homemade scones and cakes, there is something for everyone. Sit in our bay window with a latte for a spot of people watching, or by our fireplace with a bowl of homemade soup, or enjoy a ‘Stow Special Afternoon Tea’ served on a tiered cake stand, it is your choice!”
Easily my favourite part of our weekend away! Well worth a visit. (Plus, its a sin to visit Cotswold and not go to a Tea room)
If you’re planning a trip to Cotswold, I hope you enjoy your visit and found this blog post helpful!