Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Getting away is one of my favourite things and now doing it with Jack it makes it even more special. My mum is always planning trips to cities or the seaside so I think I've taken after her. Jack turned 22 so we decided to book a romantic night away to the cotswolds. 


We stayed in a Air Bnb in Somerford Keynes which is a small village in Gloucestershire where the start of the river Thames originates. We stayed in a little annexe a part of our hosts cottage, the host Mair was super friendly, she allowed us to have our own space but was also on hand when we needed her with tips for walks. The room as you can see was really cosy, had all the amenities you would need for the night: mini fridge, tea coffee, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and even wifi! In the morning Mair put on a lovely healthy breakfast which consisted of cereal, fruit yoghurts, fresh bread, juice, tea, croissants and pain au chocolates. I couldn't have been happier with my first Air BnB experience as it was so affordable and a lovely home.

Ultimately the reason we went to the Cotswolds was to relax and explore the villages. We arrived quite early on the Friday so once we had settled into our room we decided to go on a around a 40 minute walk along the Thames footpath which was surrounded by woodland, lakes and the beautiful Lower Mill estate. We stopped off in the next village where the path took us for some pub lunch and we also finished our evening in the local pub in the village we stayed. The bakers arms was lovely and quaint, I had fish and chips which was great and Jack went for a chicken burger. The next day after an amazing sleep in the annexe, I think I fell asleep before 10! I was just so relaxed there. Before heading home we went to the Cotswolds water park where we watched the attractions, walked round the lake and had some lunch which wasn't the best due to a very long wait but it filled us up for the journey home.

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