….Gable Cottage is ideally placed to enjoy all that the Cotswolds have to offer.

Life in the Cotswolds is dictated by the beautiful countryside. Sheep and arable farming is still a significant industry, giving employment to many either directly or indirectly.

Bourton on the Water, 4 miles from Stow, is perhaps one of the most well known Cotswold towns with the River Windrush flowing gently under the low bridges, enjoyed by flotillas of ducks and tourists alike. But turn down any side road and you cannot fail to come upon another Cotswold village even more stunning than the last, clustered around its 12th century church and pub, totally forgotten by the rest of the world until you came upon it!

Hire a cycle for the day and explore the secret back lanes. Enjoy the sounds and smells of the country side where you will come across nothing more threatening than a rider on horseback. However, watch out for the occasional giant tractor and trailer unit or a Range Rover bearing children to school.

Keep off the roads altogether and wander the intricate network of public footpaths and rights of way that link the villages across the fields.