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The Cotswold Getaway

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

The Cotswold Getaway

The Cotswolds. Possibly our favourite part of the west country. And we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. We decided back in 2015 that we really must make a trip back to the Cotswolds and stay over for a few days.

We decided that Moreton-In-Marsh was a great location, far enough away from home to make it feel like a holiday but close enough and familiar enough that we knew where we wanted to visit.

Initially we thought that February would be fairly quiet, but upon arrival, nothing could have been further from the truth. The fact was the site was 100% full on the first night meant that choices of pitches were slim. We arrived just after 12pm on Saturday hoping that the early arrival time would mean we had some choice on pitch. We didn’t. we ended up staying at was right next to the toilet block, specifically, the Chemical waste point. It was okay but the pitch itself was very narrow.

IMG_5210We had a short window in which to get settled and the awning up before the rain came driving in. And guess what? We did it. From arrival at 12:30, pitching up to having a cup of coffee it took us only 2 hours. By 3pm we had walked into Moreton-In-Marsh and we were browsing the shops.

Moreton-In-Marsh Caravan Club site is a really pleasant site, its laid out in a quirky fashion, its open and spotlessly clean. However we found two issues with the site. Firstly the pitches are narrow. You simply cannot park a car alongside the van if you have an awning up. We struggled to park the car in front of the caravan too – the X5 is quite wide, so my parking ninja skills were out in force to ensure we were not blocking the road.  Secondly the site is adjacent to the A44. It was okay for us, we were parked a slight distance from the road, but those who were parked up on the edge of the site did mention that the road noise was quite loud.

We spent our first full day in Borton on the Water. We absolutely love this quaint town. It is beautiful and yet even in “off season” it is ridiculously busy. We walked between a few shops, the perfumery and ended up having a coffee before returning to the caravan in the late afternoon just in time for me to make a Lasagne.

IMG_3116Our second day we visited Burford. Specifically, to buy a pork pie (it’s a long story – and we have waited 16 years for this moment) but sadly the butchers were closed. We did however spend a small fortune on some fine cheese, wine and chutney.  That was the evening entertainment sorted. We went on a few walks that afternoon too, complete with a country drive through some picture perfect Cotswold villages.

Our last full day was spent at the Farmers Market in Moreton. What a great Market it is too. If you are here on a Tuesday, its worth the visit.

So albeit a short break, it was exactly what we needed. Chloe & Tom were able to play in the park, socialise and unwind while Angela & I relaxed. We genuinely didn’t get up to much, we were on an “unwind” trip.



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