After spending our first day becoming familiar with the Cotswolds & exploring some of the near by villages we headed back into the car towards our hotel for the weekend however we decided to take the longer route & ended up driving through the beautiful countryside.
It’s so easy to forget that this is simply on our doorstep, just over 2 hours in the car & we were away from the busy fast paced city life quickly slipping into the more relaxed surroundings we found ourselves in, it was nice in a way to switch off. As we were driving we seen a sign for Castle Combe that sounded familiar with my boyfriend so we decided to go for it & see what was there & boy where we in for a real treat.
Driving down a ridiculously steep hill we had no idea where we were going to come out. I was admiring the few cottages that were nestled away from the side of the road until the road ahead opened up ever so slightly & we were in the most idyllic charming village that you could imagine, honestly it was so unexpected I couldn’t help this big grin that spread across my face as I felt we had just been allowed entry into some secret village.
It was early evening so the sun was setting & there was a definite chill in the air but people were wrapped up & sitting outside the two local pubs simply enjoying the Autumn evening. There was only one road in & out of the village with only a few cottages that are all so petit I couldn’t help but think do people really live in them as they must be tiny inside.
We decided to return early the next morning just to have a chance to explore the village up close. What was so charming was one of the residents obviously a baker had fresh cakes outside her home, wrapped up with paper bags ready & you simply but the money through her letter box. A few doors down you couple help yourself to a bag of apples & again put the money through the letter box. My favourite was the Tea Room, unfortunately when we visited it was early on a Sunday morning so they were closed but I would have loved to have got cosy & enjoyed a pot of tea with fresh scones before we headed off to explore more of the Cotswolds.
It was such the perfect find to our weekend, completely unexpected but they are always the best. I was so glad we had a chance to visit the next morning where we decided to wrap up & have a walk around the local grounds. Packing this green parka was a wise choice as the weather was definitely chillier, it was so big & cosy to wear, perfect for a weekend walk. AA x