Our visit to the Cotswolds went quite successfully. I was somewhat hampered by a recurrence of knee pain which led to some curtailment.
We had spectacular weather and did not need the wet weather gear or the hiking boots that we had brought.
We delighted in everything – the fields, the farms we went through, the people to whom we spoke, the many churches through which we looked and walked around.
All 3 B&Bs were beautiful and the owners – Sarah and Peter, Jenny and Garry and Jane and David – were so pleasant, helpful and welcoming. The transfer of bags went smoothly (sorry that we just missed seeing you at 1 Silk Mill Lane), the taxis you arranged were easily contactable and the drivers were friendly and obliging. A special word for Andrew Hope – a really nice gentleman.
As to highlights we would point to Chipping Camden (with its picturesque High Street, possibly the best preserved of all and with a lovely church), Hidcote and Kiftsgate Gardens, Stanton (a gem – thanks for recommending The Mount Inn, wonderful for a lunch break), Hailes Abbey (had the best audio program we encountered on our 5 weeks in the UK), the Slaughters, Sudeley Castle. Bourton-on-the Water was charming but a bit busy with tourist buses etc.