One of the great things about running a B&B in the Cotswolds is that we are just a few minutes away from so many beautiful Cotswolds villages many of the off the beaten track.

It is remarkable that Shipston is surrounded by beautify towns and villages some famous (like Chipping Campden) and some less well known.

Last Sunday turned into a beautiful day so we loaded Charlie into the car and set out from Shipston-On-Stour.

We took a random turning left and drove through the beautiful countryside which is still looking stunning. This area of Warwickshire is surrounded by landscape that looks very similar to Marche, a province on the east of Italy, rolling hills and a patchwork of fields with hedgerows.

We ended up on the road passing Birch Wood and meandered through some lovely scenery until we got to Tysoe.


Tysoe is a lovely village with a great village shop and tearoom. We were also surprised by the numerous stone benches and plaques.

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On our walk we found an art studio participating in the event and met Shirley Cherry who specialises in painting dog portraits. She has some amazing art works some of which are featured on her website