I'm planning a trip to London next winter and I'd really like to do some other visits near there. I'd like to walk around some preserved old village, but I've found so many that I just can't make up my mind. Where can I see old cottages (preferably those pretty thatched ones) and nice old houses and nice gardens and nice everything near London (one and a half hour distance at the most). I liked some pictures of Eden Valley, but please gime your ideas :)
Thanks a lot!!!