The Cotswold Explorer (February 19, 2023) – Cowley Manor is a 30 bedroom contemporary country house hotel and spa located in the glorious Cotswold countryside surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. The gardens feature natural springs, lakes and Victorian cascades.
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The Cotswolds: History And Tour Of Quenington
The Cotswold Explorer – Quenington is a village in the Cotswolds along the River Coln, near Fairford and Cirencester. The church has two fantastic Norman doorway carvings, some of the best examples of the kind in the whole country.
Preview: Country Life Magazine – Sept 21, 2022
Country Life’s 21 September 2022 issue is a Cotswolds special, looking at gardens, homes and Oxford’s brief stint as the British capital.
Our great good fortune
Long live the Kings and Queens, says Carla Carlisle as she marvels at the balancing act of our enduring monarchy
A Cotswold capital
Simon Thurley explains how Oxford was fortified during its brief spell as Charles I’s capital city during the Civil War
A concentrated Arcadia
Tilly Ware lauds the dedicated restoration of the many buildings and features of a historic Cotswolds landscape garden
Stella Ioannou’s favourite painting
The artistic director of Sculpture in the City chooses a vivid and compelling British work
Village Tours: Todenham In The Cotswolds, England
Nestled near Shipston on Stour and just north of Moreton in Marsh, Todenham is a lovely hidden gem, worth visiting in the Cotswolds.
Todenham is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. The village is significant for its Grade I listed 14th-century parish church.
The Cotswolds: Village Of Weston Subedge Tour
Weston Sub Edge is nestled just off the western escarpment of the Cotswolds, just a couple of miles away from Broadway. It features a lovely church and a wonderful pub, the Seagrave Arms.
Home Tours: Kelmscott Manor In The Cotswolds
The architecture of Kelmscott Manor is woven into William Morris’s 1890 novel, News from Nowhere, in which a journey exploring utopian ideals in a post-industrial world leads, after much wandering, to a ‘many-gabled old house built by the simple country-folk of the long-past times’. There is no ‘extravagant love of ornament’ here, only a feeling that ‘the house itself and its associations was the ornament of the country life amidst which it had been left stranded from old times’. It is a poignant vision that underlines both a respect for the past and an ideal of a new society based on mutual interest and support.
Today, this old stone-built farm house is best known as the Morrises’ country home, from 1871. First leased as a retreat from busy London life, it became a vital point of reference for Morris, as artist, designer and poet; it was his ‘Heaven on Earth’, and a source of profound emotional and artistic inspiration.
Cotswolds Views: Weavers Mill House Near Painswick
Located amongst the rolling valleys of Pitchcombe and within walking distance of the pretty village of Painswick, is Weavers Mill: A lovely family home with truly breathtaking gardens that lies on the Painswick stream.
From its heyday as a mill, Weavers Mill, in Pitchcombe, has kept intact its original waterwheel and bucolic setting. It comes with beautiful gardens of about one acre, bordered by a stream, and another eight acres of grazing land with spring-fed pond.
The gardens extend both banks of the stream, interjected by bridges and peaceful corners that can be reached by rowing boat, including a small island flanked by a palm tree, providing the most idyllic setting.
The first floor reception rooms make the most of the delightful views, with the breakfast room and connecting conservatory opening up to the glorious gardens. The house also has a range of outbuildings including two garages, sheds and further storage units towards the far end of the grounds.
The Cotswolds: A History Of The Village Of Naunton
Not far from Stow-on-the-Wold, the village of Naunton sits in a small valley along the river Windrush. Our travelling companion Herbert Evans didn’t have much to say for the place, but we still certainly found it to be a peaceful spot.
Naunton is a village in Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the River Windrush in the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Stow-on-the-Wold is about 6 miles to the east.
Cotswolds View: History Of Temple Guiting (4K)
Temple Guiting is a few miles away from Guiting Power, and has a wonderfully grand church with historical connections to the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar were a Holy Order that many associate with the Crusades. The village is another spectacular hidden gem, a classic English village.
Exploring The Cotswolds: History Of Guiting Power
Guiting Power is one of the more famous hidden gems in the Cotswolds, nestling quietly in the English countryside.
The typical Cotswolds village of Guiting Power lies on a tributory of the river Windrush, its russet-coloured houses clustered round a sloping green. The buildings are restored by a self-help housing trust, initially set up for twelve cottages in 1934.
This delightful village is a fascinating example of the unconscious harmony created by Cotswold masons over the centuries. The cottages, shops and inns are all beautifully cared for. The Farmers Arms in the village and the Hollow Bottom Inn on the road leading to Winchcombe form welcome breaks on a number of glorious walks that can be taken in this area – north-westwards to Guiting Woods, south-eastwards down the Windrush Valley to Naunton, or south-westwards to Hawling.