Why Romantics Love a ‘Cotswold Getaway’

‘A Cotswold Getaway’ is one of the most in demand locations for hazy, summer weekends in the UK.  It’s a region where independent retailers and restaurateurs still thrive.  As a result, the emphasis is on quality with a cool, bohemian vibe.  Boutique Air B and B’s offer quirky, romantic love-nests.  Rustic pubs offer exotic local gins.  The good news is, it’s not hard to create all of this in your own back yard.


A Romantic Retreat at the Bottom of the Garden

Recently, I visited friends based in a sleepy Cotswold village who had converted a child’s wooden playhouse into their own overnight getaway, at the bottom of the garden.  With enough room for a double bed, a bedside table and dozens of gently fragranced candles,  this was the ultimate escape for mums and dads.  Importantly, the couple had worked on their creation together, recycling materials and carefully painting each panel of wood as a team.  This captures the spirit of the Cotswolds beautifully.  Create something stunning from simple beginnings.  Recycle.  Add a healthy dash of love and teamwork.

Scatter Cushions and Lanterns

The Cotswolds are about mismatched patterns and colours, lit by lantern light.  Think Indian prints in silks.  Or, bright floral patterns in wild flower shades.  Scatter large cushions across the patio for seating.  Smaller ones will revive outdoor dining sets.  Use tea lights and lanterns encasing church candles.  All of the above can be purchased reasonably from places like Matalan Home and Amazon.


From all at Attractive Partners, have a fabulous boho summer!