British summer has arrived… finally!

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I have just got back from a weekend getaway to the Cotswolds which is in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire in England. The Cotswolds is a stunning & relaxing place and a little chilled break is very needed every now and again. I feel most relaxed and happy when I am in the countryside or by the sea. Therefore there’s certainly no better way to relax and unwind than a weekend in the country!

I went away with my boyfriend and we stayed in a little village called Bibury, which was described as “the most beautiful village in England” and I can definitely see why.

IMG_8985We stayed in the Swan Hotel which is in the heart of Bibury just over the bridge which was a nice hotel very comfortable and in a good location (even though we didnt get any phone service and the wifi didn’t work!). The hotel has a car park of around 6 spaces and a few spaces directly in front of the hotel which is not even a quarter of the amount of rooms in the hotel which was not helpful as Bibury can get busy and there is not many places to park. The staff weren’t overly friendly or interested, but we didn’t really spend very much time in the hotel as we were out exploring or eating! So it was fine the room itself was lovely.

Bibury is a very cute little village with the stunning Arlington Row which always has someone there taking photos!

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Bibury has a place called ‘Bibury Trout Farm’ which we didn’t really plan on going to but one sunny afternoon we decided to take a look we paid £3.95 each to get in and then 50p per cup for food for the fish! its a very pretty garden with all different ponds full of trout and when you throw some food in they all go crazy! The garden had loads of spots for picnics.

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On Saturday we were driving along and stumbled across this gorgeous view of the countryside and had to stop for a look!

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I think I enjoyed just driving round and stopping at anything that caught our eyes the most.

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We also visited Buscot Park which is a National Trust park with a 18th century house set in stunning grounds and is definitely worth a visit.
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Buscot Park has such stunning grounds I couldn’t stop taking photos and it was extremely hard to not add them all to this blog post!

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Places/Villages I recommend going to:

Bibury – Bibury Trout Farm, Arlington Row and walking along the little river.

Bourton on the water – Lovely sweet shop! Little gift shops, tea rooms and river to sit by.

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Stow on the Wold – The Cotswolds chocolate company is there and they do the best chocolate everytime I have been to the cotswolds I’ve stocked up! The sheep on sheep street pub in Stow on the Wold is a gorgeous pub which has such nice food and cocktails!

Burford – Loads of little gift shops, really nice book shop, nice pubs. I love huffkins cotswolds bakery & tea room which is on the Burford high street.

 

Overall the cotswolds is the perfect place to relax and wander around little cobbled streets.

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Thanks for reading my first blog post!

 

Lots of love,

Helena xx

 

 

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