Someone’s had a little joke around with the sign on the way in to the village. Could they be on to something here?
Upper and Lower Slaughter are a must to at least walk through when you visit the Cotswolds. If you’re interested there’s extensive history of the villages here and here.
Stopped by Barnsley House hotel on Monday. It was lunch time and the place was buzzing with activity and laughter. I was with some clients and while they sat down for lunch I said a quick hello to Sally and Clare on the management team. They’d had a wedding at the weekend and the guests had just left. The entrance still had some of the flowers and decorations displayed in a way that could have been dropped, but obviously took some very careful thought and creativity. After a cuppa and chat, I took a look around the garden and stopped for a good while at the Laburnum walk. I think you can see why from the photo!
Barnsley House hotel has justified its great reputation. All aspects of the hotel, from the welcome, the service, the homegrown ingredients in the restaurant, to the contemporary styled rooms, have been as carefully thought about as Rosemary Verys garden.
You should stay there.
We often start our north Cotswold tours at Moreton in Marsh station. From here to this quiet tree lined country lane is a three minute drive. Most people come here to see the countryside charm and stunning scenery, this is what you get from the off!
I’m not going to tell you where it is, you’ll just have to come and see for yourselves.