A cottage in the Cotswolds, England
A cottage in the Cotswolds, England
A bridleway sign in the Cotswolds, England
A cottage in the Cotswolds, England
A flower in the Cotswolds, England
The village of Stanton in the Cotswolds, England
A manor in the Cotswolds, England
The Falkland Arms sign in the Cotswolds, England
A cottage in Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, England
A cottage in the Cotswolds, EnglandA cottage in the Cotswolds, EnglandA bridleway sign in the Cotswolds, EnglandA cottage in the Cotswolds, EnglandA flower in the Cotswolds, EnglandThe village of Stanton in the Cotswolds, EnglandA manor in the Cotswolds, EnglandThe Falkland Arms sign in the Cotswolds, EnglandA cottage in Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds, England
  • 7.Mickleton

    “Relax and unwind in one of the country’s great gardens and experience for yourself the fulfilment of a quiet American’s English fantasy” *- this is the invitation issued by Hidcote Manor Gardens, another charm of the stunning scenery in the Cotswolds.


  • The symmetrical maze of geometrically designed garden rooms, long inspired vistas and narrow paths keep you in a constant state of discovery, wanting to walk on to see what’s round the next corner. Each turn you take delivers a new discovery of unusual shrubs, ancient trees or inspiring views.

    * National Trust

    8.Upper Slaughter

    Negotiating the narrow country lanes of the Cotswolds, always on the lookout for pheasants and rabbits, made us quite peckish by the time it got to late afternoon. And just as we were about to open yet another packet of emergency crisps, the village of Upper Slaughter appeared in front of us with its hidden gem – The Lords of the Manor, an enchanting country hotel that excels in the quintessential ritual of afternoon tea.

  • Served in the finest of porcelain and silver, we chose to enjoy it on the luscious green lawn in front of the hotel and it couldn’t have been a more pleasant break from the long miles on the road.

    Having devoured the full affair, we then took a gentle stroll around the lovely grounds before reluctantly setting off again.

    Lords of the Manor Hotel in Cotswolds England

    We loved the endless selection of teas, beautiful peaceful settings and the naughty home made scones and though on the main road, this place could be easy to miss.

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31 May 2012