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where to stay in Cornwall and the Cotswolds?

Old Mar 5th, 2007, 03:00 AM
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where to stay in Cornwall and the Cotswolds?

Hi Everyone!
We are going to be in the UK late May early June. We are planning 2 nights in Cornwall (attending the Minnack Theatre) and 3 nights in the Cotswold. From the base in the Cotswolds we would like to visit Oxford, Stratford-Upon Avon and Warwick castle ... we will have a car.
Can anyone suggest a good location in either area and perhaps B&B's that are good . B&B's are our preferred accommodation.
Thanks to all
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Old Mar 5th, 2007, 05:23 AM
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Lots of good places to stay but some advice for the Minack...
are you going during the day or evening. If evening take sleeping bags/duvet/ski suit or the like to wrap yourselves in. Just 'warm clothing' and a blanket doesn't do it. We were there in a pleasant August and it was absolutely freezing - we just hadn't imagined how very cold sitting on a ledge on a cliff edge facing into the Atlantic ocean would be. We'd taken a blanket but it wasn't enough. The really wised up people were, yes, literally sitting inside sleeping bags/under duvets. With big warm hats on top.
Lots of people had to leave because of the cold. I stuck it out from sheer stubborness but my boyfriend had to go and sit in the car waiting for me as he couldn't stop shaking with cold.
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Hi Rosie - Really you could choose any of the Cotswold villages as a base. Driving distances aren't great ...

Chipping Campden? Bourton-on-the Water? Lower Slaughter? Stow-on-the Wold?

Really you can't go wrong ...

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I suspect choosing a place in the Cotswolds as a base probably involves a number of factors.

Last Fall we went through this same decision-making process and ultimately chose to stay in Broadway which ended up working out very well.

We stayed at a place which had ample parking and we found it easy to drive to the various towns, sights, etc. But I suspect you could say this about numerous other places as well.
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As has been said by other people, anywhere in the North Cotswolds would be OK.

I would suggest Moreton-in-Marsh or Stow-on-the-Wold. They are pretty much in the middle of Oxford/Warwick or Stratford.

Personally I think Broadway or Chipping Campden, although both pretty "villages", would be a litle too North but wouldn't be disasterous if that's where you wanted to go.
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Somewhere in the Stow on the Wold/Burford/Northleach triangle would be a good/convenient base.

And for Cornwall - somewhere within the St Ives/Penzance/Helston triangle. Anywhere around Mount's Bay or St Ives Bay would be close enough for the Minnack.
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If you are attending the Minack Theatre I would recommend the Porthcurno Hotel http://www.porthcurnohotel.co.uk/ which is within walking distance of the theatre. The hotel will put you together a picnic and loan you cushions, blankets etc for your theatre trip. We've stayed there before for a Minack performance and liked it. Its not fancy, but the food is very good, and we love the location in Porthcurno - it is a really beautiful area of Cornwall.
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