Sometimes you need to get out of the city; but only for a few days.
Mum and I sped off to the Cotswolds for a little over night recently; staying in a lovely little village called Stow on the Wold, but we decided to take pit stop on the way at the lovely Hidcote Gardens.
I made myself right at home wandering about like Lady of the Manor in the beautiful gardens happily snapping away with my fellow photographer. My mum.
Hidcote is one of the best known ‘Arts & Crafts’ Gardens (a movement that started in 1880 and celebrated traditional craftsmanship and simple form) it has a sense of the different gardens being like rooms in one big house all linked.
We left Didcote and sped off to our hotel for the night Stuart House. Situated in the heart of Stow on the Wold Stuart House has 8 boutique rooms perfect for an overnight or a week long stay. The staff are fantastic the rooms are gorgeous and the Nespresso machine was gratefully received after a long drive!
Mum and I quickly settled ourselves in before wandering down the hill, picking out the shops we wanted to visit the next day before arriving at the Bell at Stow for dinner.
I started my evening with a Confit Duck Leg Scotch Egg served with Plum and Red Wine Jus cooked perfectly and bursting with flavour.
Followed by Pork and Leek Sausages with Pressed Bacon, creamy Mash and rich Gravy. Mum went for the Salmon Special but had already tucked in before I could snap a photo.
Full to the brim we rolled ourselves back up the hill and climbed into one of the comfiest beds i’ve ever slept in!