The Cotswolds is a haven in the English countryside. A place where the Jurassic age honey coloured stone of the surrounding landscape has been used for centuries in the local architecture, creating an idyllic and unique aesthetic. We just love all the natural colours and the way inside and outside seamlessly merge, giving one the forever feeling that they are connected to their surroundings. Our grey and purple linens are very much at home here.
The best way to see and experience the Cotswolds is by exploring all the different charming villages on foot, including taking a nature walk in one of the National Trust Parks or following one of the many “kissing gates” that direct you onto scenic footpaths.
On her recent UK staycation, our co-Founder Stephanie took her family for a scenic walk and picnic at National Trust property Hidcote. Hidcote is well known for its extraordinary gardens and sought after picnic areas.
Stephanie and her family spent as much time as possible taking advantage of their natural surroundings, enjoying alfresco meals with freshly picked garden flowers, paired perfectly with our grey Wild Child table linens.
One of Stephanie’s favourite Cotswolds villages is Bourton-On-The-Water. It is the perfect place to explore on foot. Dubbed the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, the River Windrush runs through the village with old stone bridges linking bank to bank and the streets lined with charming shops, beautiful cottages, and welcoming pubs and restaurants.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Daylesford Farm will tell you it is not just any ordinary farm shop but the ultimate oasis for all things organic. In their passionate pursuit to further organic farming in the UK, the Bamford family has created a stunning property.
Here you can purchase the most amazing organic home grown produce, Daylesford farm reared meats, wild fish from British fisheries, and delicious prepared foods. The displays are also a feast for the eyes
As if that were not enough, you are then swept away by the beautifully curated home store, clothing store, floral shop, cookery school, restaurant and spa. Not surprisingly, we particularly enjoyed perusing their beautifully curated home shop and the dreamy tablescapes on display.
SP’s top list of places to visit in the Cotswolds:
- The Slaughters
- Chipping Campden
- Castle Comb
SP’s top list of restaurants in the Cotswolds:
- The Wild Rabbit
- The Wheatsheaf
- Wild Thyme
- The Kingham Plough
- Chequers Pub