Home to the most romantic street in Britain, Lower slaughter is in no short supply of idyllic, quintessentially English country cottages. Made of natural, honey-coloured sandstone, Lower Slaughter is the place to go for a romantic cycling holiday; cycle up the River Eye to Upper Slaughter or visit the 14th Century Old Mill.
Lower Slaughter Cottages:
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Voted ‘England’s Favourite Village’ in 2006, Kingham is a lovely little hamlet in the cotswolds offering beautiful limestone and thatch cottages dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. As the only Cotswolds village with a mainline railway station, Kingham is an easy hour and a half away from London; take a break from busy life to explore the open village greens and tranquil community of the Cotswolds.
For the Lord of the Rings fans among you, Mickleton is a picturesque village in Gloucestershire, rumoured to have been the Tolkien’s inspiration behind ‘Weatherdrop’. Mickleton is interspersed with gorgeous little black and white thatched Cotswold cottages, most of which are available for rent, should you wish to stay near the scene where Charles Walton was apparently murdered of witchcraft in 1945!
Known by many as the place William Morris described as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, Bibury is a gorgeous little hamlet situated on the River Coln. Not only does the crystal waters of the Coln produce, arguably, the best Brown Trout in England, but Bibury also boasts some of the most photographed cottages in the country; and we can see why! With the surrounding woods, ponds and ancient Roman roads, It is the perfect location to start a cycling holiday.
Lying on the banks of River Avon, Bredon is a delightful little village on the lower slopes of Bredon Hill. With four thousand years of farming and settlement history, Bradon is steeped in culture. The medieval barns and thatched cottages provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday in the Cotswolds.