My husband and I are visiting England the second to last week of November and we wanted to take a detour out of London to the Cotswolds. We've read through dozens of forums but we would like some feedback on the best itinerary.
Almost all of the forums recommend staying in the Northern part of the Cotswolds, but are there any beautiful small villages similar to Chipping Campden that are in the central part? We are considering the following 3 options:
Option 1 - We take a train or bus to Stonehenge then rent a car near there (if possible) and drive up through the South of the Cotswolds and stay overnight somewhere in the central area. We would then reserve the Northern Cotswolds for the second day and stay overnight in Chipping Campden. With this option, we would need to figure out what to do with the car before heading back to London.
Option 2 - Rent a car in London, drive to Stonehenge, up through the southern part of the Cotswolds and stay in the central Cotswolds for the first night. Drive up through the northern part of the Cotswolds the next morning and stay in Chipping Campden the second night. The next day, we would drive from Chipping Campden back to London to return the car.
Option 3 - Take a train to Chipping Campden, rent a car there and do two day trips throughout the Cotswolds and down to Stonehenge? We would then take the train back to London on our third day.
Thank you in advance.