where to stay in cotswolds uk

Jun 4th, 2017, 12:40 PM
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where to stay in cotswolds uk

we are looking to spend a weekend in july in the cotswolds. which of the towns seems to be the most picturesque? thanks!
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Jun 4th, 2017, 12:44 PM
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Following - (we're staying a week in Chipping Campden in July, but it's our first time in the Cotswolds, so we are hoping we picked a good place!)
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Jun 4th, 2017, 12:46 PM
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We loved our stay at the Lamb Inn in Burford

http://www.thelambinn.com
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Jun 4th, 2017, 12:52 PM
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The 'most picturesque' might not be the best places to stay since they will generally be teensy, 'quaint' (Don't use the 'Q' word ) and won't have places to shop, get groceries, have more than perhaps one pub for meals.

So I'd look for one of the little larger towns -- Burford would be my favorite, but Chipping Campden, or Stow-on-the-Wold would also be good bases. Even Broadway would be OK.
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Jun 4th, 2017, 01:21 PM
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We just spent 5 days in the Cotswold. Definitely stay in one of the towns mentioned if you want to be in a village with restaurants and shops. They are all nice and cute. Which one doesn't matter so much as it's easy to get around once there. I would think for July you might have trouble finding a vacancy so you may have your decision made based on availability.
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Jun 4th, 2017, 01:56 PM
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Debbspero, presumably you'll have a car? Probably the most important thing to know when making recommendations in the area.
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Jun 4th, 2017, 01:58 PM
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From your previous thread I see you'll be driving from Wales? That answers my question, correct me if I'm wrong.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 03:02 PM
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thanks to all of you. yes, we will def have a car! i look forward to your response now!
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Jun 5th, 2017, 04:13 PM
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With a car you really can stay anywhere and I prefer villages, even ones without services. It'll always be a short drive to anything you want. It depends on what it is you want to see too. I've stayed a couple of times near Chipping Campden, a nice town, as is the next one over, Mickleton.

Last visit I stayed nearby both in the tiny village of Hidcote Boyce, walking distance to gardens I love and a short drive to an excellent pub about a mile away in Ebrington, very pretty and also has B&B accommodations.

Here are my pictures of Hidcote Boyce:
http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/a-co...-hidcote-boyce

More information here:
http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/portmoresby-in-england
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Jun 5th, 2017, 04:32 PM
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I've stayed in big towns, remote manor houses, teensy hamlets, rented farm houses and everything in between. The main reason you may want to stay in a little larger village or town is otherwise you have to drive to dinner, etc. Meaning you can't have a pint or wee dram or bottle of wine . . . (of course not an issue if you don't drink)

The good thing is it is light very late in July son you wouldn't be driving home in the dark . . .
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Jun 5th, 2017, 05:54 PM
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MmePerdu, what beautiful pictures.
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Jun 5th, 2017, 06:03 PM
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Macross, thank you.
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