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Cotswold 

As we drove into Cotswold it looked familiar. And mind you this was my first visit. Then I realised that it looked familiar because growing up I had read many books set in Cotswold like Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Emma , Lewis Carol’s Alice in Wonderland and then recently J K Rowling’s Harry Potter. Of course we all loved watching Downton Abbey based in Cotswold last year .As we entered Buckland Manor, the gravel drive was straight out of a Jane Austen novel, only needing Mr Darcy to come striding out in his breeches.

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One of the most elegant country house hotels in the Cotswold, Buckland Manor is in the village of Buckland, next to a historic church from the 12th century.


We enjoyed the great British tradition of afternoon tea before going for a walk in the tranquil woodland leading into the surrounding countryside. 





We walked through fields and meadows, sheep grazing in them and passed a couple of villages too.


I was fascinated to see an old telephone booth converted into a library on the boundary so that the villagers of Buckland and Leverton could exchange/ borrow books. 

A five course dinner awaited us back at the manor. The Head Chef , William Guthrie and his team of chefs had created a mouthwatering menu . I am going to talk about the dinner separately.

We woke up to a typical British morning, dreary, grey and raining. We were not deterred by this, so we went for our walk with an umbrella. What a glorious walk that was. We came back to a sumptuous English breakfast and soon on our way to our next point of interest.

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