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Start with the dream – Minster Lovell village

Tip 27 – Start with the dream Minster Lovell is a village and civil parish sited on the River Windrush about 2.5 miles west of Witney in Oxfordshire. Minster Lovell is actually comprised of three parts – Old Minster, Little Minster and New Minster. Old Minster includes the Church of England parish church of Saint Kenelm, the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and the Mill and Old Swan Inn. A large... read more

Follow your own dreams and never be put off from pursuing your goals by others – Little Barrington

Tip 41 – Follow Your Own Dreams and never be put off from pursuing Your Goals by Others The village of Little Barrington is somewhere you discover by happy accident. It is a small, peaceful village off the beaten track with a timeless charm. It is best known as the home of the Strong family who were master masons and suppliers of limestone for some of the finest houses in the Cotswolds. It was... read more

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

Plan it then do it – Minster Lovell Dovecote

Tip 32 – Plan it then do it! Between the pretty village of Minster Lovell and the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall beside the river Windrush stands the iconic Minster Lovell Dovecote. This splendid example of a medieval dovecote has survived the centuries better than the main hall and is today complete with hundreds of nesting boxes in which doves and pigeons were raised to provide a regular supply of... 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

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