A couple of year’s ago hubby and I went to the Cotswolds for a weekend in Autumn and we stayed in Chipping Campden. Autumn is truly the best time to visit the Cotswolds. The leaves are turning and it’s much less busy than in the height of summer. We have been trying to book to go again and we finally managed to go last weekend.
We stayed at the incredible Fish Hotel just outside of Broadway. The hotel is situated on the Farnham Estate with its two sister properties Foxhill Manor and the Dormy House Hotel. I’d heard many great things about the hotel and wasn’t disappointed. Driving down the sweeping driveway you get an incredible view over the valley. The Fish Hotel is situated right at the bottom of the estate and the most unique thing about it is that it isn’t just a building with rooms. There are luxury treehouses, shepherd’s huts and more traditional buildings. We stayed in The Stables which housed some simple but beautifully appointed rooms.
The main lodge is a central building which houses the bar and restaurant, a longe, games room and boot room. Don’t worry if you forget your wellies, you can borrow a pair from the boot room which also houses maps if you want to walk. It’s also incredibly pet friendly so if you have a dog you’ll be made to feel right at home. You can even eat in the bar area with your pet in tow.
We ate in the restaurant both evenings. The service was excellent and the food and wine also extremely good.
After an amazing breakfast we decided to walk into Broadway which was an easy 20 minute meander over the beautiful countryside into one of my favourite villages in the Cotswolds. Prepare for cottage spam!
Broadway has a main street which consists of beautiful art dealers, gift shops, country clothing and lots of coffee shops. It is also home to one of the finest hotels in the country, The Lygon Arms. You can easily spend a good few hours whiling away the time browsing and visiting the cafes and taking photographs!