A trip to the cotswolds!

cotswold cottageMy super thoughtful boyfriend planned a surprise trip to The Cotswolds for my birthday last week. The Cotswolds is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and despite it only being 3 and a half hours away I had never been. I was so excited when I was told where we were going, I couldn’t believe he’d planned, researched and booked it all himself, hashtag keeper.cottage cotswolds
apple tree cottageArmed with sufficient car snacks and Spotify we set off on the journey, after driving through numerous quaint little villages we turned down a long winding road and pulled up to the most beautiful farmhouse cottage. Boy did good, boy did real good. I will share my snaps of the cottage in my next post as I wanted to mainly share the photos I took on my little Olympus pen. I don’t like it when iPhone photos and camera photos are mixed, I hope you don’t mind.
bakery on the water cotswoldsbourton on the waterWe checked in at 4pm, pottered around for a bit, put a pizza in the oven, out of office on and chilled out for the evening. The next morning we headed to Bourton-on-The-Water affectionately known as the Venice of The Cotswolds. There’s quite a bit to see and do here with gift shops galore, cute cafe’s on every corner, the car museum and the model village. For breakfast we headed to Bakery on the water, I chose a cupcake and my boyfriend got a bacon sandwich and a huge slice of Victoria sponge cake, 10/10 for taste cannot recommend this family run bakery enough. bakery on the water cotswoldscupcake birthday cotswolds tripEccles cakes bakery biburyIf  you can’t eat cake for breakfast on your birthday then when can you?! You may recognise this little guy from my Instagram stories, the happiest puppy in the world was waiting outside for it’s owners, so of course I ran over and gave it some much needed attention. I wanted to keep him, he was adorable. A cupcake and a puppy? 29 wasn’t looking to shabby at this point. dog cotswolds visitI loved walking around the picturesque towns and villages, the weather was lovely we got pretty lucky as it was mainly sunny and no rain. The blossom trees just added to the beauty of The Cotswold cottages.  bourton on the water blossom cherry treesblossom trees cotswoldsI felt like I never wanted to put my camera down, chocolate box cottages galore, pretty window boxes full of Spring blooms, the cutest bakeries. I love that the majority of the towns and villages were all only a 25 minute drive from each other, we visited Stow-On-The-Wold, Burford, Bibury and more. We visited during the week and I think we were lucky as everywhere was a little quieter than usual. bluebellsI had the best birthday ever, I can’t wait to share some more personal snaps from my iPhone with you in the next post and share our little home for the week with you guys. 




  1. March 28, 2019 / 3:13 am

    Happy belated birthday! What a wonderful surprise! Cotswald looks absolutely charming and I would love strolling the streets and popping in and out of all the local shops <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  2. March 28, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    I went to the Cotswolds YEARS ago and I have been yearning to go back ever since! Quite literally heaven on earth! x

  3. Lauren
    March 28, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    The Cotswolds look absolutely beautiful. Definitely somewhere I’d like to visit! Can’t wait to see the cottage you stayed in.

    Lauren x

    • Becky
      March 31, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks Lauren ! Post will be up in the next day or two xx

  4. March 28, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    I’m a city girl through and through but i must admit, the little aesthetically pleasing cottages and villages in the uk are truly something to treasure, they all look so beautiful!
    I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday ^^

    • Becky
      March 31, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      they are lovely! thank you 🙂 x

  5. March 28, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    It looks so perfect! I live pretty close by being in Cardiff, so am planning to go for a trip over Easter. I can’t wait to see the beautiful cottages and colours. xx

    Jessie | jessie-ann.co.uk

    • Becky
      March 31, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      Ah pretty close then! I am jealous we didn’t want to leave! Enjoy xx

    • Becky
      March 31, 2019 / 5:26 pm

      thanks we did 🙂 x

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