Cotswold area for quiet sightseeing

Sep 11th, 2009, 07:25 PM
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Cotswold area for quiet sightseeing

We will be in the Gloucestershire area for a wedding in Mid October.
We will have 4 days to spend in the area before arriving at the wedding hotel.
If we stayed in Broadway and we have a car, would that be an OK spot for touring the cotswold areas for our 4 days.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 08:35 PM
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I think Broadway would be fine. We stayed in Armscote near Stratford-upon-Avon and were able to drive to all the Cotwold villages quite easily. Broadway was very charming and quiet compared to the other towns.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 08:46 PM
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We first discovered Broadway in the late 70's...and although we've used other bases a few times since, we returned to B'dway a year ago springtime...it is a very practical base, IMO. We stayed at a small B and B in the center of town and liked it very much...good parking, delightful hosts, fine accomodations, large rooms and large en suite bathrooms, full English breakfasts....."Small Talk B and B"...

http://www.smalltalklodge.co.uk/

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Sep 11th, 2009, 09:09 PM
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Broadway is just fine (as would be any number of other villages).

If you've found a place you like in Broadway, go for it. If you haven't yet set on a place -- then Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, or others in the same general area would be great too . . . . (no lack of wonderful villages w/i a few miles)
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Sep 12th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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Thank you everyone. You all seem to think that Broadway would be a fine choice. So Now where to stay. I have looked at the Leasow House B&B and now the smalltalk Lodge B&B.
Any one have any other suggestions or remarks on these.
Thanks Stu for your imput.
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Sep 12th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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I forgot to add, I am also looking at the Olive Branch.
Thanks again,
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Sep 12th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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Merlot...I remember walking past the Olive Branch...lovely looking place...from the looks of their web page, it may be a bit more luxurious than Small Talk...rates seem to be close. Don't think you can go wrong either way...both are on High Street in the middle of town, whereas Leasow is a way out in the countryside. Your choice. You're in for a lovely visit either way. (Take tea at Tisanes across the High Street from Small Talk, and there's even a small tea room in the shop abutting the lodge).

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Sep 19th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Thank you all for the replies. I am now set with 3 nights anyways at The olive Branch in Broadway and I will travel around from there.
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Sep 19th, 2009, 06:43 PM
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I stayed at the Olive Branch a few years ago and it was great. The hosts are lovely. I wonder if Zulu the black lab is still around... he was a newly-arrived pup when we stayed there!
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