Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

UK Road Trip Continued

If you’ve been following along, you know that we stopped for an overnight on Monday in the Cotswold town of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Monday had been a long, but wonderful day. We had a lot of ground to cover on Tuesday, so, instead of lingering abed, I got up early to explore the quaint little town.

Our hotel — The Dial House — was an absolutely charming place, built in 1698.

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The Dial House Hotel & Restaurant

 

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The River Windrush flows right through town.

 

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Old garden wall along the river.

 

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Our glasses were still on the table from the night before .

 

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Village buildings fashioned from Cotswold limestone.

 

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Motoring Museum

 

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Classic red phone booth.

 

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Ivy-covered cottage.

 

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It was a very picturesque place.

 

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I really wanted to bring that big sheep home.

 

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Rear garden path at The Dial House.

 

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Sitting room inside The Dial House.

 

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Cocktail bar inside The Dial House.

 

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Front garden at The Dial House.

 

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Building along the river.

 

I’m really glad I took the time for that stroll. It was a lovely, peaceful place.

I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to find coffee that early in the land of tea, but I actually found a news agent’s shop that was open — yay!! — and the nice man at the counter served me a delicious coffee, which I drank during my stroll.

Later, I returned to the same shop to get a coffee for my sweet Hubby.

By then I figured he’d had time to wake up and shower.

Not long after that we were on our way.

Our first stop on Tuesday was to be Stow-on-the-Wold, a the nearby, larger Cotswold village that I’d seen in my friend Janet’s pictures from a trip she’d taken the previous Fall.

Stow-on-the-Wold, which I’ll share in my next post, was just as lovely as I’d expected.

4 Comments

  1. Raindog's Gravatar Raindog
    October 5, 2014    

    From your pics of that sleepy, little village, one could be tempted to wonder if it ever wakes up. It looks like a charming place.

    • ToadMama's Gravatar ToadMama
      October 5, 2014    

      LOL. It was quite early during my stroll.

  2. October 6, 2014    

    What a cute little village. It looks like a perfect peaceful place to stay a while and rest.

    • October 6, 2014    

      It was. I just wish we had planned to stay longer. I envision a peaceful, relaxing vacation in the Cotswolds one day. A nice daydream.

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