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Today was taken up with an 8 hour, 600km drive from Edinburgh to Bourton-on-the-Water which is in the Cotswolds - the same part of England as Nettleton, Bath and where Locked Out! was written. The weather was wet, cold and windy - but I guess that is what summer in Scotland is like. The trip was fairly uneventful except for all of the alarms that …
No - it doesn't have anything to do with me attacking Anne. We cooled our heals this morning - just having breakfast in the Dial House Hotel, a walk through Bourton-on-the-Water (I discovered that there is also a Bourton-on-the-Hill this afternoon), and having a late morning tea. I took some good photos of Bourton and the pick of these is here …
Our room in the Dial Inn has proper shutters. When they are shut they keep the room quite dark. We slept later than usual this morning but still made breakfast by 09:00. We had a full English Breakfast - Juice, Tea/Coffee, Toast & Spreads, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Tomato, Hash Brown and Mushrooms. You just tell the waiter which of these you want …
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) The week on the river started with all of us not having very good nights sleep. The pallets on the berths had 1/4" foam on top and there was no heat on board. We were all blearily eyed over our morning porridge. Then we pointed Elegance up river for Oxford. Multiple locks encountered led to some interesting experiences, including the boat ...
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The Dial House in in the centre of Boughton-on-the-Water. It is a nice 3 story B&B that can provide both breakfast and lunch. It more than lives up to its 3 star rating. The staff were helpful and friendly.
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Not for all families
Although advertises as "child friendly", in fact does not accept children under 10 years old....
An oasis of tranquility
My wife and I and an elderly friend have recently spent a weekend at this mellow sanctuary in the heart of 'The Cotswolds' and I feel we can safely say from experience that this is the most professionally run and simply 'nicest' hotel we have stayed in. The staff are a delight and the standard of service exceptionally good.
The hotel is clean and the food a gastronomic treat.
Thoroughly recommended and we shall certainly take the first opportunity of another visit as soon as we are able.
We stumbled upon the Dial House Hotel during a recent trip to the Cotswolds. We had originally planned to stay in a standard B&B, but after spotting the lovely Dial House Hotel, we decided to upgrade our plans.
Having just stepped off the new Queen Mary 2, we were not expecting a hotel to dazzle us...We were wrong! This is a terrific hotel....and we've stayed at dozens of manor house hotels in England, including Buckland Manor and Le Manoir....This hotel at a fraction of the price measured up in every way. The hosts, Adrian and Jane, could not be more helpful and charming. Our beautiful rooms were super comfortable with bedding you wanted to snuggle in forever. The gardens were ablaze with color and around every corner was some little nook or cranny where you just wanted to sit and dream. So centrally located that we explored the whole of the Cotswolds without moving! But the kitchen....the kitchen was devine! So good we returned the second night and had the same meal! The town of Burton on the Water sets the tone for the charm of the Dial House with it's beautiful river, bridges, foliage, charming shops and restaurants...This place is not to be missed! Pictures cannot do it justice. I'm telling you .....after 11 days on the Queen Mary (which we loved) what we talk about first is the Dial House!
Stayed here for 2 nights in the Summer. The food was exquisite, the accommodation luxurious and the surroundings beautiful.
This was all topped off by Adrian being one of the most polite and accommodating gentlemen I have met in a very long time.
Am looking to stay again soon......
we enjoyed a fantastic romantic weekend in this lovely hotel and would thoroughly recommend a stay. Super fourposter beds, open beams and log fires. Excellent cuisine, impeccably served. What more could a girl want... Katie
The oldest building in Bourton, circa 1698, it is full of authenticity.
We had a very good time here. We stayed in London for 3 nights and 4 nights at the Dial House we loved this Hotel. True England.
I just got back from a weekend at the Dial House with my family-- we had a marvelous time! The accomodation, dining, and service was superb.