Sometimes you need to pack up and leave for a long weekend getaway. That’s exactly what we did, we packed our weekend bags and headed off for a long, relaxing weekend to The Cotswolds.
We booked this beautiful Cottage in the small farming town of Aston Somerville it was a cute 1 bedroom barn conversion on a working 400 acre farm.
How cute is the cottage!
As soon as we arrived we threw our bags on the floor and headed out into the nearest village called Broadway, there was a Christmas market that evening and we couldn’t wait to check it out! I say we, I should really say I 🙂
The best part of the market were these warm home made mince pies, the best I’ve ever tried! We ate our way through the market stalls and decided it was time to retire back to our cottage, it had been a long day!
We woke up at the crack of dawn, bright eyed and bushy tailed and headed out for some fresh farm eggs.
We cooked a slap up breakfast of which included all the trimmings, bacon, eggs, toast, beans and a jug full of fresh orange juice.
Then headed off out to explore another little village called Chipping Campden. On route we couldn’t help but pull over to gawp at the amazing hilltop view! Isn’t the english countryside beautiful?!
Arriving at Chipping Campden I couldn’t wait to explore the village.
We stopped at every cheese and pickle shop, ate our way through the various delicatessens and jumped at the chance to take photos of this idlic little town.
Having spent a good few hours here, we decided it was time to say goodbye and head back to Broadway for a spot of lunch at The Swan Pub.
When I say a spot of lunch, I mean we ate our way through a three course meal of magnitude proportions! I was a very happy bunny, at 6 months pregnant the more food the better I say.
After lunch we needed to stretch our legs and burn off all that grub, so we took a wonder out of Broadway on foot and found ample of countryside to run around in.
You can take the girl out of the city!
Having trampled all over the sheep’s territory we decided it was time to head back home for an evening of cheese and crackers and an early night.
We woke up on Sunday morning and decided we’d had enough of the country and wanted to head back home to bustling towns, non stop traffic, ample 3G and wifi!
Not before one last photo session in our farm, where we had called home for the last two days.
Do we have it go home?
One long country road home..
I honestly couldn’t of asked for a better couple of days away, we walked, we ate, we shopped and met the most friendliest people. It was a far cry from what we are used to but I would go back in a heartbeat.
Cotswolds we’ll see you again same time next year, but next time with an extra little special person x