Friday, 21 September 2007

Winchcombe, The Cotswolds, Part 2

A little more on the Cotswolds.
Today we are in Winchcombe.
This pretty town was affected by the severe Summer floods.
The town itself is on a hill which meant that they were cut off as the roads in and out were flooded.
One of the residents told me that they had a very difficult time.
For us we had a lovely day. We combined this visit with a visit to Sudeley Castle which is on the edge of this small town.
Will keep that for another post.
For those that know Marion of Reflections through the Seasons (see sidebar) this is the town she lived in when living in the Cotswolds. How could she ever leave?
I guess because she moved to the Welsh mountains which have a beauty of their own.






























15 comments:

Becky said...

More lovliness. Everything is always so neat and tidy, crisp and clean. And flowers and green and oh so welcoming.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dearest Barbara.......

This post has certainly taken me ‘home’. This is amazing, the cottage you show is in Vineyard Street is that of an old friend of mine - Angela, goodness, we go back a long way!

The second picture too is of Vineyard Street, what gorgeous cottages they are, and just as exquisite inside.

The third picture is of the Alms house - Dents Crescent. Emma Dent Brocklehurst was once the owner of Sudeley Castle.

Fourth picture is of the Cross in the market square.

Fifth picture- is the Wesley House restaurant, we’ve had many lovely meals there, a very ancient building.

Sixth picture is the walk way through what used to be The George Hotel until recently, when it was turned into rather nice apartments.

And goodness! your last picture is of North’s Bakery, I used to pop in there most days for a nice crusty loaf.

Barbara - I’m truly ‘Homesick’ after seeing your lovely pictures, but thank you for the trip back to wonderful Winchcombe. I do hope you enjoyed your visit there, I certainly have. Luv - Marion

Barbara said...

I love the pictures (and your comment of course!) of this and your last post. I've just read an article in a garden magazine about The Cotswolds. A group of garden lovers stayed at Stow on the Wold and made their tours around famous garden places as The Old Rectory at Burghfield, Barnsley House, Hodges Barn, Painswick Rococo Garden, the Old Rectory at Daglingworth and some more. Did you also visit some of those places?

nikkipolani said...

These images seem right from a period costume movie. Oh to be among those people visiting the gardens!

Linds said...

Lovely photos, Barbara... I don't recall being there before... another place to put on the Sunday outing list!

Betty said...

Barbara,
what interesting pictures, almost like looking in a story book.....I can just see our friend Marion coming down the street and opening the bakery door......

Oh, I wish I could join you...to have a personal tour guide......Wow! Betty

Penless Thoughts said...

I could just look at pictures of the buildings over there all day. They are so different from all our modern stuff here.
Susan

Linda said...

I've been there! Isn't it a lovely village?

Willow said...

I can imagine wandering the streets of Winchcombe--so picturesque!

Jeanne said...

How lovely is all that you share
Love Jeanne

CONNIE W said...

What lovely photos of lovely places. Enjoyed so much!

Sara said...

Hi Barbara, as always, I'm so enjoying your photos. I almost feel like I am there and have perhaps fallen into an Elizabeth Goudge novel, though she rarely wrote about the Cotswolds; perhaps Miss Read too. . . and I liked that Marion gave a little narration about the photos! Vineyard Street - what a picturesque name; it goes so well with the quaint cottages. I'm a romantic, what can I say!

Melissa said...

I've been coming by your blog for some time now, but I've never left a comment before. I always enjoy your photos, and I especially like these photos! The cottage is just beautiful.

oldmanlincoln said...

A very nice post and I like the photographs of the houses.

Linda said...

I was at all of the villages you mentioned in the Cotswolds and just loved it. Many of my photos are the same as yours. I loved all of the boot sales in the area and the thrift shops were the greatest. I wish they had more of those in France. Linda