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Work Rest and Play – Swinbrook Village

Tip 15 – Work Rest and Play Swinbrook is a quiet Cotswold village just a few miles from Burford, famous for the striking 17th century Fettiplace Monuments in the small church. It is a tranquil, unspoilt village with many pretty cottages of warm-toned stone. There is a village pub beside the stunning River Windrush, an ancient bridge and a lovely cricket pitch. A very small green sits before the... read more

The Joy of Learning – Burford

Tip 91 – The joy of learning Burford is the quintessential Cotswold town that often comes out in surveys as being one of the desirable places to live in the UK. It has an idyllic setting with the town gently rising uphill from the banks of the River Windrush with lovely shops to explore and many hidden treasures to stumble upon. It was the wool of the Cotswolds that brought the town its medieval... read more

Life can be great fun – If you see the funny side – Shilton Ford

Tip 13 – Life can be great fun – if you see the funny side! The small village of Shilton lies on the Oxfordshire side of the Cotswolds with some fine Cotswold stone houses and cottages. Historically the first reference to Shilton occurs as “Sculfton” in a charter dated 25 January 1205 though at that time it was within Berkshire before the county boundaries changed. In the 1205 transaction King... read more

Take a day out of your life to work on your life – Badbury Clump

Tip 74 – Take a day out of your life to work on your life. Here on this remote hill Joe took Ian to a truly remarkable location called Badbury Clump, a swathe of woodland full of deer, badgers, foxes, squirrels and hundreds of other woodland creatures. These beautiful woods are just outside a small Oxfordshire village called Great Coxwell, which is near Faringdon, and on the northern slope of... read more

Nothing Happens Until Ideas Turn Into Actions – Coleshill

Tip 29 – Nothing Happens Until Ideas Turn Into Actions. On yet another warm sunny summer afternoon, Joe took Ian to the pretty little village of Coleshill in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds. This quaint archetypal English village with its ancient church overlooking the village green lies on top of a small hill that hides a fascinating secret. Beneath the hill lies the secret WW2 bunker of... read more

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