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The Cotswolds in the Autumn


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It Is A Quieter  Cotswolds in the Autumn


There is no doubt that the Cotswolds is a beautiful part of this country any time of the year but Autumn really brings out another level of beauty.

The rolling hills and patchwork landscape is improved again with the rich autumnal colours. The misty mornings at the crack of dawn are something that shouldn’t be missed. They are somewhat magical yet eerie at the same time.

It is a perfect time to come and visit if you enjoy a slower pace. Less ‘hectic’ and a lot more space to manoeuvre unlike the summer months when tourists are out in force.

You can appreciate what is around you with ease. A visit to Bourton on the water is a must. You can stand peacefully watching the ducks on the river windrush with the golden leaves of the trees around you. A slow mooch around the quaint little shops is quite relaxing rather than a fight for the pavement. Then what more would you want on a crisp afternoon than a warming pot of tea with some delicious homemade cake from one of the many tea rooms there is on offer.

Parking is not a problem out of season. Your day can be made rather tricky when you cannot find anywhere to park. In the height of holiday season this can be a problem. So just imagine the relief when you can pull up and park with ease without having to circle the car park several times.

The countryside we are surrounded by is breath-taking and living here you can quite often take it for granted. We have some wonderful footpaths around us that can take you to some fabulous country pubs. After a long walk filling the lungs with fresh clean air you can pull up an armchair and sit by a crackling fire. A little tipple of warming port would be lovely or maybe an Irish coffee to help you on your way home. You could walk to Guiting Power and refuel in the Hollow Bottom or the other direction to Northleach and pay a visit to the Wheatsheaf. If you are feeling lazy then you could just take a short stroll to our local at Cold Aton – ‘The Plough’.

Seeing as all of our barns and cottages have log burners in with a basket full of logs and kindling an evening need not be spent anywhere else other than curled up on the sofa watching the flickering flames.

So if you enjoy the quieter life an Autumnal break is definitely for you here at Notgrove.


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