Remember last year when reading Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome lead to planning a holiday and falling even more in love with the great english countryside? Well, it looks like book-inspired holidays are becoming a trend in my life.
I read Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee a few months ago, and I still vividly remember the delicious descriptions of the little Cotswolds village where the author grew up. So when it was time to decide on a location for a weekend away at the end of a hectic August, a stay at a small B&B in a town in the Cotswolds seemed ideal.
It is an extraordinarily pretty area of England; at times it felt like we were on a perfectly constructed movie set. The hills offer magnificent views. under the big sky, all the hamlets and villages are a perfect complement to their environment, built exclusively out of stone and wood. It almost looks like the cottages have sprung up out of the earth.
This was a wonderful place to visit; we enjoyed lots of long walks and discovered perfect picnic spots in green fields while behind every ancient wall built with cotswolds stone there was yet another picturesque scene.
It was with a heavy heart that we returned home after the of our holiday and only after we promised to return. I can now say that Laurie Lee’s lyrical descriptions of the Cotswolds are not exaggerated one bit.