The next morning in the Cotswold, I woke up with no aim but to cram in as many pretty little villages and towns in the Cotswolds as possible into my day. After breakfast at the Royal Oak, we set off to do just that, starting with an old favourite of mine – Bibury and it’s … Continue Reading

A weekend escape to the Cotswolds is something that almost everyone needs to experience in the UK –  doesn’t matter if you call the UK home or if you’re just visiting, you just have to visit. 😀 This beautiful part of England is absolutely gorgeous (a word I used a lot over the next few … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

Bibury is home to arguably, the prettiest street in all of England – Arlington Row, one of the most iconic sights in the Cotswolds and definitely one of my favourites places to visit in the UK! We arrived in Bibury (straight after leaving the equally beautiful Castle Combe), as the heat of the sun was … Continue Reading

Castle Combe is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in not just the Cotswolds, but in the British countryside, as a whole! It’s such a charming little place and is one of those places most people who visit, pretty much fall in love with straight away! It’s very close to Lacock so … Continue Reading

Now, the thing about the Cotwolds is that, this absolutely beautiful area in England comprises of so many absolutely beautiful little villages and towns so it’s pretty much “user’s choice” when it comes to deciding where to visit. One place I knew I had to visit in the Cotswolds (especially after this post on the … Continue Reading

On our final morning at the Wood Norton, the weather took a turn for the better! The sun came out and boy were we eager to make the most of it. We spent less time that I would usually have like at breakfast (I’m a 3 breakfasts kinda guy) and went off in search of … Continue Reading

We arrived back at the Wood Norton (after our little spin around the Cotswolds in that amazing Morgan) a tad too early for dinner and decided to head to the bar for a bit of light pre-dinner refreshment i.e. cocktails. The Espresso Martini is quite famous here and after a little (i.e. no) persuasion, I … Continue Reading

A weekend in the Cotswolds is always a good idea! Said weekend in question is made even better when you get to stay in an old historic British countryside home! It’s even amped up some more when you get a classic British car to see the weekend through with (more on that below). Now, this … Continue Reading

You’ve seen our complete guide to planning your own Great British Road Trip and you’ve probably even seen some of the places we visited on our Facebook or Snapchat but we’ve put together a little vlog of our time exploring some of the amazing delights and sights the South of England has to offer. We went around for … Continue Reading

The Cotswolds, filled with rolling hills, quaint villages and picturesque landscapes is arguably one of the places you must visit in England. Being only around two hours from London, it’s the perfect place to visit for a day, a long weekend, heck – even all of summer if I had my way! 🙂 We started off … Continue Reading

The Cotswolds is a quintessentially English area of outstanding natural beauty that’s a mere stone’s throw away from the hustle and big city lights of London (well, 120-minutes to be precise). Though it’s so close to our capital city, The Cotswolds’ charm, natural beauty and picturesque villages will feel like you’ve been whisked a world away to … Continue Reading

… in the English countryside. If you’ve been on our Snapchat this weekend (@HandLuggageOnly) or on our instagram, then it probably comes as no surprise to you that we’ve been in the Cotswolds all weekend! I’ve wanted to take a trip back to the Cotswolds for quite some time now (I think this was the last … Continue Reading

The Cotswolds are renowned for being of the most sought after places to live in and indeed to holiday in, in the UK and rightly so. Every time we’ve been, it’s been the picturesque essence of British charm – even on dark and overcast days. The winding streets, ancient houses, cheerful people and acres of … Continue Reading