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Interview with the Owner: Sarah Astman, Westerleigh Cottage

Tell us three words that best describe your cottage? I think the best words that simply sum up Westerleigh Cottage are, eclectic, enduring and relaxing. Westerleigh…

Category: Cottage Feature Posted: Mon, 8th Feb 2021

Meet interior design studio Astman Taylor – what will the 2021 holiday cottage look like?

Experienced surveyor Simon Taylor and environmental consultant Sarah Astman met whilst studying interior design and went on to launch the Astman Taylor design studio. They specialise in creating enduring and joyful…

Category: Owner Tips Posted: Mon, 8th Feb 2021

10 quirky Cotswold holiday cottages

We have many properties located throughout the north, south and central Cotswolds, and surrounding counties of Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and NE Somerset and Avon. Some are manor houses, some are…

Category: Top 10 Posted: Tue, 5th Jan 2021

Extending your annual leave in 2021 

For many people, 2020 hasn’t been the year of the holiday. However, we are optimistic and excited for 2021, especially with many people rolling some of their holiday days over, increasing the…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Tue, 22nd Dec 2020

2020’s top 12 Cotswold holiday cottage reviews

Despite the incredibly turbulent and challenging year we have all had, we have welcomed many guests to our beautiful Cotswold cottages during 2020, with nearly all leaving fabulous reviews. Clearly…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Mon, 21st Dec 2020

Where to discover Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year

To represent 2021, the US-paint brand has selected two shades – this is only the second time they have done this in the Colour of the Year’s two-decade history. For 2020, Pantone…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2020

12 travel trends to be on the lookout for in 2021

While there might not have been as much travelling in 2020 as we all would have liked, 2020 has still been a key year for travel developments. Priorities have shifted…

Category: News Posted: Fri, 11th Dec 2020

16 festive Cotswold pubs with real fires

The festive season is upon us, so we thought we would share our favourite Cotswold pubs that offer delicious ‘substantial meals’ as well as a roaring log fire. Cosy up,…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Thu, 3rd Dec 2020

Hygge: Christmas the Danish way

Hygge noun pronounced hue-gah a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). When hygge first…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Sun, 22nd Nov 2020

The 6 best Cotswold gins and the 7 best spots to try them

Gin has a status and reputation to maintain. It’s the UK’s favourite drink and can easily surpass any seasonal cocktail fad. However, it’s possible that the people behind the scenes…

Category: Inspiration Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2020
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