So as much as I love the doors… I love all the rest of it too. The gates. The views. The gorgeous golden Cotswalds stone that makes all of the villages glow…. literally. The hollyhocks. Those hollyhocks are absolutely everywhere and I have promised myself to plant them in my garden next year. They just define English cottage garden to me!
Here are just a few photos of the villages that we explored… okay maybe more than a few. But a few of my favorites anyway.
With names likes Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Norton, Moreton-on-the-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Lower and Upper Slaughter, Winchcombe, Broadway, Blockley, you kind of want to visit and explore each and every one. Which we kind of did. Again. Since I have done this several times before. It never gets old. Seriously.
Up tomorrow: the thatched roof cottages themselves. To die for.