Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Spring Cottage in the Cotswolds


For the last two years while living here in Wales we have chosen to holiday in Wales, albeit many miles further down the coastline, but this year as LH needed a break from the constant driving home at weekends we decided  to meet somewhere in the middle.

So last week, early on Friday morning I set off from home, and then a couple of hours later LH set off from his weekday digs ... and we met up in the Cotswolds, at this delightful little National Trust cottage.


Spring Cottage was a lovely holiday home for the weekend. 

Cosy and open plan downstairs, with access to a small two tiered garden from the door in the kitchen.  Where we made full use of the table and chairs outside and sat listening to the birdsong, both first thing in the morning and in the peaceful hours leading to dusk.  We were joined one morning by a Robin who came down to cheekily pinch our toast crumbs on the table while we were still there.


Little corners of loveliness everywhere. 


Everything we could possibly need was supplied in the kitchen, although being so narrow it was a case of one person at a time, especially to get to the fridge at the far end.


The large king sized bed filled the upstairs and made for a cosy nights sleep.


The view from the bedroom window ... which was at floor height.

So we had a lovely relaxing weekend.  On Friday afternoon just after arriving  we crossed the road from the cottage to visit Snowshill Manor, and had a day at the Black Country Living Museum on the Saturday, which was one of the reasons for choosing to stay at this particular cottage, it being just over an hours drive away.  (I'll do another post with photos of that if anyone is interested.)

Now it's back home for both of us, and right back to normal ... but full of ideas and feeling just that little bit more relaxed and inspired to carry on with our country living.

Sue xx



14 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! It is nice to get away once in a while, refreshes the body and spirit. It's been going on two years since my last weekend getaway. Glad you enjoyed yours!

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  2. The cottage looks idyllic - glad you had a nice relaxing weekend - did you take the dogs as well? Another post with photo's would be great Sue - look forward to it.

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    1. No, sadly the dogs had to stay in kennels as only one was allowed in the cottage. Also we knew we would be away all day on the Saturday where the dogs would not have been allowed.

      I picked them up a few hours ago and they have had as much of a break as us, Aled had lots of little dogs in the kennels over the weekend and they were all friendly .... so they got to play out together in the exercise field en masse :-)

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  3. Heck I need something like that...as long as there is a pub handy!

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    1. The pub was literally 50 yards along, just across the road ;-)

      We did eat there once, but brought lots of wine and cider from home to keep costs down.

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  4. We can never go away for weekends due to my OH work but we do try to get away for a few mid-week days here and there whenever possible and when we can afford it. Looks like you had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Great stuff!

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  5. Love Snowshill Manor-one of our favourite places to visit in The Cotswolds. We prefer short breaks as DH gets stir crazy on longer ones! Catriona

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    1. I get stir crazy too, and at this time of year I cannot be parted from my polytunnel for more than four days. I was straight back in there when I got home for a quick watering session at nine o'clock at night :-)

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  6. That is beautiful. A real atmosphere. I enjoy going away as much for the accommodation as I do for places to visit.
    J x

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  7. What a lovely cottage. I am glad that you managed to get away for a few days of rest and relaxation.

    God bless.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your weekend photo's, cottage looks delightful, and Snowshill Manor is a wonderful property to visit, have yet to go to the Black Country Museum, so will look forward to your photo's. Always lovely to go away but so much nicer to come back home, nowhere like it. Thank you.

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  9. I spent 3 wonderful years at Art college in the Cotswolds - got to visit Snowshill Manor too on a History of Costume day - your post brought back many good memories - made me want to go back for a visit. I bet you feel refreshed after your weekend away in such a lovely place.

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  10. Gorgeous little cottage, love the open fireplace♥ Wonderful to hear you all had a lovely break

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  11. Love the cosy cottage.
    The Black Country Museum is interesting too isn't it? I used to live quite near.

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