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Places

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Being a region so steeped in history, there are plenty of locations in the Cotswolds with spooky stories from over the years. From bloody executions, eerie apparitions and headless horsemen, we pick 23 of the most haunted locations throughout the Cotswolds to visit if you dare

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cotswold Life back in 2007, Candia McKormack, now our deputy editor but back then a designer, came up with this brilliant interpretation of the iconic Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover. We liked it so much we thought we’d use it again on our 50th anniversary

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We never tire of pretty pictures of the Cotswolds. Here are ten of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Walk in the footsteps of the talented and controversial socialites, the Mitford Sisters, around stunning Asthall and sublime Swinbrook. The perfect pub walk for a summer’s day

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Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside, mugs of hot chocolate in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Cotswolds?

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Travel

Monday, September 4, 2017

Severus and Lily are two working cocker spaniels from Wiltshire, travelling near and far to find the best trips away for you and your pooch. Along with their human, Steph, they’re sharing the best dog-friendly properties in the Cotswolds

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

If you want a stretch of paradise, head out to the Keyonna Beach resort in Antigua. Katie Jarvis did

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

If you visit the often overlooked city of Lausanne, you may be surprised by how much the French-speaking Olympic capital can offer. We discovered the perfect way to spend a long weekend in the breathtaking city of Lausanne

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Whether you’re after a romantic break for two, a getaway with friends or a base to explore the beauty of the region, these cosy Cotswold cottages, available to book via Airbnb are the perfect places to enjoy your stay

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

For a slice of affordable luxury in the heart of glorious Herefordshire countryside, book a stay at Brooks Country House

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Walks

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of the talented and controversial socialites, the Mitford Sisters, around stunning Asthall and sublime Swinbrook. The perfect pub walk for a summer’s day

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of Lewis Carroll and visit the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland amid the historic water meadows of Oxford

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of Cider with Rosie author, Laurie Lee, as you explore the glorious Slad valley, ending up at his favourite local, The Woolpack

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Boasting quintessential English villages, breathtaking countryside and iconic landmarks, the Cotswolds have plenty of wonderful scenery to enjoy and explore. We round up some of our favourite rambles in the region

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

As the weather warms, blossom blooms from the trees and colourful flowers burst from the ground, we can’t wait to explore the Cotswold countryside. We pick 9 walks that will make you want to lace up your walking boots straightaway!

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Restaurant Reviews

Monday, November 14, 2016

For Katie Jarvis good food and good value at Le Bistrot Pierre stirs memories of life-and-death zebra crossings and reclusive, curtain-twitching neighbours

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Gardens

Monday, September 4, 2017

Emma Samms is midway through a full-scale renovation of her 300-year-old Cotswold home. Luckily, the biggest problem so far is sleeping too close to the fridge!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

RHS Hampton Court Palace results

Words and pictures by Mandy Bradshaw

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Whether you're an avid gardener or a lover of all things outdoors, we pick some of the most beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds we think are definitely worth a visit.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

There’s a feast of florals and firsts for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 taking place Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, May 14

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The honey-coloured villages and towns of the Cotswolds are home to many famous faces, from the inimitable Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to the brooding Jamie Dornan. Here are ten celebrities to keep an eye out for if you want to grab that perfect selfie!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Restaurateur, writer, businesswoman, TV presenter – and the Cotswolds’ own – Prue Leith is the new judge on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off. Katie Jarvis caught up with her at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and almost found out more

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

One of our best-known and loved actors, Robert Hardy has died aged 91. Alongside a tremendous career in film and television, Katie Jarvis discovered his fascination with medieval warfare while talking to him in 2012

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Are you one of the million-plus viewers tuning into the new BBC mockumentary This Country? Filmed in Northleach, it follows cousins Kerry and Kurtan as they battle the lows and the even-lowers of growing up in the rural Cotswolds... Boredom, unemployment, petty crime, and constantly bumping into Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in the Coop. Katie Jarvis meets This Country’s creators, Daisy and Charlie Cooper

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Rev Richard Coles, former pop star, gay icon, and popular TV presenter-broadcaster, has a new book out. Katie Jarvis visits his Northamptonshire vicarage to talk about Bringing in the Sheaves

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Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Paish Tooth Accountants & Tax Advisors invite guests to a night of quizzical fun in support of their 2017 Charity of the Year, Cheltenham Animal Shelter

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We’re 50 this year – and think that’s definitely cause for celebration! For readers new and old, why not have a go at our quiz to see how much you know about our magazine!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chipping Norton Theatre are thrilled to announce that much-loved comedian Michael McIntyre will be bringing belly laughs to the Cotswold town in 2018

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Monday, September 11, 2017

The giant hares that have been gracing the landscape across the Cotswolds are now available to bid on ahead of an auction event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday October 6

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Arts

Monday, September 18, 2017

We never tire of pretty pictures of the Cotswolds. Here are ten of the best shared on Instagram this week…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chipping Norton Theatre are thrilled to announce that much-loved comedian Michael McIntyre will be bringing belly laughs to the Cotswold town in 2018

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Monday, September 11, 2017

When Cheltenham author Jane Bailey came across the story of the Benares – the child-evacuee ship sunk by German torpedo in 1940 – the extraordinary descriptions of loss and survival planted a seed in her mind. Her new novel – What Was Rescued – explores the psychological impact of that devastating event

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Monday, September 11, 2017

The giant hares that have been gracing the landscape across the Cotswolds are now available to bid on ahead of an auction event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Friday October 6

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

As Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom head to Bowood House in Wiltshire on August 5 and 6 here are the ten facts concert-goers may not know about the performers and what to expect from the musical extravaganza

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Interiors

Even though beautiful 17th-century Bookend Cottage in Ilmington had bags of charm, it also had outdated wiring, sloping floors and a puddle in the lounge

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Emma Samms is midway through a full-scale renovation of her 300-year-old Cotswold home. Luckily, the biggest problem so far is sleeping too close to the fridge!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Once an extravagant staple of the country’s elite, electric gates and security systems are becoming an increasingly favoured option for homeowners for a number of reasons. We talk to Steve Ball at Pioneer Automated Controls, based in Gloucester, to find out why

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Monday, July 31, 2017

We follow the story as Emma Samms stars in her own version of Extreme Makeover

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

So, you’ve bought your first renovation project, but now the question is, do you refurbish the original building or knock it down and start again? John Everitt, Director at coombes:everitt architects discusses the options…

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Recipes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cool down this summer with these deliciously refreshing Raspberry & Peach Smash Popsicles - yum!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Monday, August 8, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer is here. The kitchen is the heart of the home, as family and friends congregate for drinks, barbecues, dinner parties and just a good old-fashioned chat. But in the back of your mind you have bigger plans for the room. New designs. A new layout. Something fresher.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

From hedge funds to hedge rows… As a native New Yorker, our Founder Dan Szor fell in love with the Cotswolds during his many family weekends spent escaping the stress of London city living...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Food is at the heart of what we do here at Eckington Manor.

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