Get cosy in the Cotswolds
With pretty stone cottages, winding country lanes and plenty of cosy country pubs, the picturesque Cotswolds is the ideal micro road trip destination.
Start your trip at the chic-yethomely Dormy House, just minutes from the beautiful village of Broadway. Book into the hot tub suite for the sheer indulgence, or spend the night at its pop-up alpine cabin, but not before you’ve eaten your way through the menu at The Potting Shed – the hotel’s country house restaurant. Panoramic views of the Cotswold Hills, an awardwinning spa, and a stroll through the manicured gardens should see you through the next morning, then pick up a luxury picnic hamper from the kitchen and set out to explore some of the area’s quaint villages. Wind your way through Chipping Campden (stop off for a stroll along its beautiful 14th-century high street and the 17th-century marketplace), before pootling through Moreton-in-marsh, Stow-on-the-wold, Lower and Upper Slaughter and Bourton-onthe-water, and you’ll soon feel as wholesome as a red setter on a bracing country walk. Spend the night in Northleach, before taking the next day to wend your way through the lovely little villages of Ablington, Bibury, Minchinhampton and Slad. <RX·OO ÀQLVK ZKHUH \RX VWDUWHG at Dormy House, perfect for lazy late afternoon lunch, and a much-deserved bottle of merlot, once you’ve handed the car keys back, of course.