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Our Stay In Stow-on-the-Wold

February 22, 2021

Towards the end of my week in the Cotswolds, my family joined Ade and me in Stow-on-the-Wold for a weekend of celebrations.

We rented the sweetest little stone cottage in the centre of town called Bag End, perfectly placed for rambling around the shops and restaurants.

Cotswolds Stow On The Wold

After a Friday night in with pizza, pink champagne and plenty of presents, I was feeling like the luckiest 30 year old in the world.

Saturday was a beautiful sunny day and we decided to head out to explore. We started out in Stow, then ventured all the way to Upper and Lower Swell, two tiny villages that make a triangle with Stow-on-the-Wold. It was a lovely walk through fields and along country roads, the perfect way to enjoy the late summer sun.

For dinner we headed out to Daylesford, which I’d heard so much about and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Fresh, farm-to-table food, impeccable service and the best company I could ask for.

On Sunday we showed my family around Bourton-on-the-Water, as I knew they would love it as much as Ade and I did! We walked to Upper Slaughter, stopping at a riverside pub for an ice-cold drink to cool down from the midday sun. We headed back to Stow for our Sunday lunch reservation at The Porch House, which is apparently the oldest inn in England.

It was a little hot to be inside eating a roast dinner, but the food was fabulous and I could imagine it being a really cosy spot to warm up in winter with its big open fire.

On our last morning together, we headed back into Bourton-on-the-Water for breakfast in a spot called Bakery On The Water. I absolutely love this little place – Ade and I had eaten lunch there together a few days earlier and knew my family would love it too. Fresh pastries, orange juice and hot coffee set us up perfectly for the long, sunny drive home.

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