I have been wanting to visit the Cotswolds ever since I saw the film ‘The Holiday’ back in 2006, it’s one of my favourite movies and although it was filmed in Surrey, Iris’s cottage was inspired by the Cotswolds (much to my disappointment it was made in the studio). That’s a whole ten years of expectation and anticipation. Luckily, the Cotswolds was just as dreamy as I had imagined. Full of chocolate box houses framed by green landscapes.
We had planned a full itinerary for the trip, which spanned most of the Cotswolds, from Chippenham to Stow-on-the-Wold. Our hotel, Lucknam Park was right in the South, almost on the outskirts of Bath. We chose to stay in this hotel for the duration of our stay and do day trips to make the most of relaxing and exploring at the same time. This actually worked really well for us as we got to see so much of the Cotswolds, but we came back to a familiar place each evening.