We found our English cottage, it's near Oxford, but in the south end of the Cotswolds. It's a little beauty! We confirmed it all today. This is a beautiful area and I can't wait to do some painting and drawing there. Near here is a place called Cogge's Farm that we really like. It is an 18th century farm that is run by a trust and gives you an idea of what life was like on a farm at that time. We went to a steam fair there one year where they were using the old steam farm vehicles. They're always cooking in the kitchen and the livestock wander about the place.
Another place we like to visit in this area is Minster Lovell a beautiful little hamlet with a great restaurant and a ruined castle I love to paint. We sat in the sun and watched a cricket game there one Sunday, though we still have no clue as to how this game is played or scored!
Lechlade is also near here, with good
pubs, a lovely church, a great junk store/antique mall, and a walk along the Thames to Father Thames who is supposed to be the source of the Thames, and best of all lunch at The Trout.
We don't go for several months, but Mac has already dug out walk books and I'm starting to count days.