A few weeks ago I was treated to a delightful break to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday (which are only one day apart!), and while I'd driven past the Cotswolds several times, I had never actually stayed long enough to discover it's charm. So off we went, hubby baby L and I, along with one of our dogs Sky. Think about beautiful English countryside with stone built houses in the most unexpected corners and lots of greenery that go on as far as the eye can see, and lovely charming canals in between them with colourful pots of flowers. So refreshing to see!
We stayed at The Slaughters Country Inn, in Lower Slaughter which was near Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.
I kind of expected old English all the way given the location, and was so pleasantly surprised to see the contemporary design throughout! A perfect blend of old and new indeed!
As you first drive into the car park you're hit with this impressive building, you'd have to make a stop even just to check the restaurant out if you were not staying over.
And it only got better as were taken to our room, the photo speaks for itself :)
The interiors were tastefully decorated with a contemporary design throughout, but in keeping with the country setting and making the beautiful buildings justice.
There was plenty of light from both sides of the room, and the views were quite special too. One side you could see the exquisite buildings, and the other was a reminder of the beautiful location. Quite nice to wake up to ;)
And of course, no trip is complete without yummy food! The breakfast was not letting it down!
After breakfast we went off on a walk to explore the area, and then on the drive back home we made a stop at Burford for a delicious coffee & cake break! It was so nice we agreed we have to do this more often. Great break to clear our minds and just re-focus!
I'll leave you with some more photos... x