Villages & Towns, Cotswolds

We rose early the next morning with gentle rays of gold streaming through the windows, all set for another day of exploring the villages and towns of the Cotswolds.

It was so very difficult to leave behind our cozy little cottage, we could have easily spent a few more days curled up by the fire (yes, in August) with not a care in the world. But alas, the rest of the Cotswolds awaited!

The sleepy little town of Broadway was just rising from its long slumber and literally glistened in the morning sunlight.

Just around the corner from our Bumblebee Cottage is the Broadway Hotel who actually own the cottage. The Broadway Hotel has a few such self-catering cottages, sleeping from two to five.

We stopped at the hotel for a spot of breakfast, good old Eggs Benny and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. And then we were on our way to discover the rest of Broadway.

Tiny gift shops, grocery stores and tea houses lined the quaint high street along with beautifully rustic hotels, restaurants and cafes. It’s not hard to see why people choose to retire here. How early can I sign up?

Next stop on our agenda was Chipping Campden, a small market town known for wool trading in the Middle Ages.

This Market Hall was definitely my favourite!

Wearing: Dress, Shoes, Bag, Sunglasses, Watch & Bracelet

Another postcard town built in shades of light honey and deep caramel.

Residents and visitors enjoying the glorious summer sunshine, with a pint in hand of course!

Have you ever seen such well groomed gardens?

We left Chipping Campden to head to Bourton-on-the-Water which we had heard so much about. Unfortunately, so did everyone else as every inch of the town was swarming with visitors, cooling off by (and in!) the river running through the town and having picnics with families and friends. Any photos I took would just not do justice so after a super quick stop, we made our way to Kingham.

And ended up at Daylesford Farm. If you’re a Londoner, you’ll be familiar with Daylesford Organic in Westbourne Grove serving up healthy, organic goods and meals. Well this is where it all started!

You’re welcomed by fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.

Leading into the cheese room, giving off the most heavenly smells!

And on to the flower shop with the most beautiful blooms!

This dining situation is just…goals!

As is this set up.

After lusting over pretty much everything at Daylesford Farm, we grabbed a seat in the outdoor courtyard and ended our day with some lunch. Wood-fired mozarella, tomato and salami pizzas, washed down with a green juice and Toast beer.

This is what long weekends are all about! The Cotswolds may have just become my favourite place to escape to and I can’t wait to be back.

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