Dreaming of these warm sunny autumn days again. Yes I know it was warm and sunny last week but I'm not used to this wind and rain. This perfectly trimmed house is just outside Broadway and looks magical in the sunshine ☀️🍁 . Today I was invited to have a look inside the new @johnlewisandpartners shop in Cheltenham (see my story). I'm not really one to get too excited about shops but it is pretty special and has John Lewis' first ever men's personal styling lounge which is pretty cool. It opens this Thursday at 10am! . 📷 by the brilliant @hope_and_wander
Autumn is one of those seasons that looks good in a all weather conditions. It was hammering down yesterday but Stow on the Wold was still very much on point. 🍁🍂🍁
Time flies by in the yellow and green 🍃🦆 . Perfect weather for ducks in Bourton on the Water this afternoon and a great excuse to pop into the little @cotswolds_distillery shop for a wee dram or gin if you needed one...
The sky got the colour memo 🍂🍁🍂
Did you know that you can find this incredible house in the heart of the North Cotswolds? . Located in a family-run estate covering 4,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands Sezincote House, a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. I visited this week and the gardens are looking magical as everything changes colour and they're open until November on Thursdays, Fridays. I highly recommend a visit. Admission is just £5. Take cash as they don't accept card! 🐘🍁
Autumn on the Water 🍂
Reasons why early autumn is the best time to visit the Cotswolds. We can eat roasts again for start, you have to admit it was far too hot roasts in the summer. As well as roasts, proper hearty meals and game have appeared on menus in pubs and restaurants. Log fires. I would happily sit next to one all day if I was fed cups of tea, roasts and gin in that order. And lastly, villages look like this..
The countless colours of autumn in Lower Slaughter 🍂
The sun going down over St Barnabas church in Snowshill. . . Did you know that Snowshill was a location for Bridget Jones's Diary? In July 1999, the whole village was covered in artificial snow, flowers cut off plants and lights put in local houses to create a Christmas scene for when Bridget visits her parents. Not a bad film for a chick flick although I struggle with Colin Firth in anything 📽🌨🔥🍁
Upper Slaughter looking like a Constable painting in the October sunshine yesterday afternoon 🍁☀️
We are being completely spoiled by this autumn weather. . This is one of the first houses you come across as you drive down Westington Hill into Chipping Campden. It's always covered in beautiful foliage throughout the year. The mix of cottages and houses are as stunning as the wonderfully elegant high street where you will some brilliant shops, restaurants and the incredible @nationaltrust owned Market Hall. The word Chipping” is from Old English cēping meaning a market or market-place”. . Be sure to visit @filletandbone, @cherrypress, @huxleyscafe and @michaelsmediterranean on your next visit 🏡🍁☀️
It's not hard I see why Edward Elgar and JM Barrie were attracted to Broadway. With a wonderful mix of Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings, Broadway is home to one of the longest High Streets in England. . These honey-coloured cottages looked stunning in today's sunshine. How good is this weather by the way?☀️🍁