British Lifestyle in the Cotswolds
No matter which part of the Cotswolds you visit, you’re in for a treat! The Cotswolds boast peaceful countryside landscapes and historic villages, each with itsown charm and take onEngland.
For couples seeking a relaxing experience in the English countryside, I suggest spending a weekend in the city of Bath, a UNESCO WorldHeritage site in the AvonValley, known for its Roman- built baths. An ideal destination for avid cyclists andwalkers, stroll or bike past various little shops while admiring the Georgian architecture, andenjoy a hike up in Solsbury Hill for outstandingviews of the city and endless green pastures.
The nearby town of Tetbury is the perfect destination for antique shoppers looking for unique and local items to bring back home. Wander through the many independent, high-end boutiques known for selling high- quality wool products – one of the specialties of the area.
Foodies will find their haven in Stow-on-the-Wold, a little market village offering an extensive variety of local food shops. Enjoy a cup of tea at Huffkins Stow, known for its tearoom and delicious bakery products. Many visitors choose to bring a selection of goodies home to re-create the quintessential afternoon tea experience for family and friends.
- Where to stay in Bath
The Gainsborough Hotel, a chic property ideally located a couple of minutes away from the Roman baths. This is the only hotel in the city to capitalize on the curative perks of the natural thermal water.
- Favorite shop in Tetbury
Highgrove shop, which sells an array of products exclusively made for Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate located close by. The latter can be visited when the Prince is not on property. Great for people who enjoy gardening as much as PrinceCharles!
- Favoritebakery inStow-on-the-Wold
Le PatissierAnglais, owned by a student of Gordon Ramsay. Celebrities and affluent shoppers alikecome to see himand buy his delicious creations.Fear not! Your privacy isprotected: The pâtissier never reveals hisregulars.
by Chantal Isada
Luxury Travel Advisor