Bibury, a typically beautiful Cotswold village was once described by William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”. The cottages of Arlington Row are said to be the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country.
Referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ Bourton-on-the-Water has several little bridges that cross the River Windrush. Charming shops line the river and tourists meander the banks enjoying the sunshine.
The lovely little village of Upper Slaughter is on the banks of the River Eye. The oldest part of Manor House hotel dates back to the 15th century and the front is said to be Elizabethan.
Naunton is another very small village and here the River Windrush flows through the village and its water meadows, making it as picturesque as all the other villages.
Burford’s sloping high street offers lovely views down the street and then up into the countryside. The streets are lined with elegant shops, cafes and a collection of building styles.
It seems that all the houses in these villages have lovely gardens which adds to the beauty of the villages.