Join The Country Club!
"This bucolic district evokes life from a simple time and is popular with celebs", writes Adam Workman from The National, Abu Dhabi.
The Cotswolds is perhaps the United Kingdom’s most bucolic district, and stretches from Cheltenham in the west to Bath in the south, east into Oxfordshire and north to Worcestershire/Warwickshire. Rolling hills and widespread golden Cotswold stone in construction help make it one of England’s Areas of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. Despite being a real get-away-from-it-all wonder, its location, in southern central England, means it’s only 90 minutes from London and within striking distance of the second city, Birmingham. All
of which makes it a popular base for British royalty (Prince Charles, Princess Anne), Hollywood A-listers (Kate
Winslet), pop stars (Lily Allen) and other celebs (the model Kate Moss). But what really cements its status is the overarching feeling of British life from a simpler time – from quaint village shops to steam railways; castles to country lanes.
Three Ways House (www.threewayshousehotel.com; 0044 1386 438429) is such an institution it has its own road signs near its base in Mickleton, near Chipping Campden. The club runs weekly, but it’s all about dessert every day at Randall’s Brasserie: the hearty jam and coconut pudding with “lashings” of custard is worth
twice its £6 (Dh35) price tag!
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