Cotswolds - The Perfect Getaway
After spending the day walking in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside it is a treat to know that at the end of the day you get to relax and spend the night in some of the country's best quientessential English villages. The highlight of my time in the Cotswolds was getting to spend time exploring these small honey coloured villages that are untouched, traditional and allow you to completely immerse yourself in the local culture. Each accommodation I stayed at was small, personal, individual and most of all welcoming to the weary walker with a warm welcome, cosy rooms and a great nights sleep. Each accommodation had something different to offer and here are some of my favorite features:
A Roaring FireNothing beats a roaring fire in the evening to unwind, relax and enjoy a lovely hot cup of coffee or a cheeky glass of cold white wine.
Food!The Cotswold's is well-known for its love of food and it was certainly one of the highlights of my whole trip, every restaurant I went to used local fresh produce to create some really great flavourful dishes. They use local cheeses, meat, vegetables etc found at their local farmers markets - it is a foodies heaven and doesnt dissapoint!
And to Wash it Down...Not only was the local food great but there was also local beers and ales on offer which which are always interesting to try. A new found favourite of mine was the Cotswold gin, quite simply yum! I even had to bring a bottle home with me so I can continue to have little taste of the Cotswolds.
Social PlacesThe country inns and hotels not only have cosy guest rooms but they also have great restaurtants and bars. My favorite bar for a bite to eat was in the Broadway Hotel, the bar was traditional and low key and a great place to chat to locals and fellow walkers.
Keeping it OutdoorsThe accommodations also had lovely outdoor areas - perfect for looking through the days photographs and planning tomorrow adventure. If you would like to visit this idyllic area of England then there is no better way of doing this than on one of Macs Adventure's Cotswold walking holidays.
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