I will be heading to the Cotswolds for 2 or 3 days on March 31st and am looking for the usual advice on where to base myself and what sites and villages are absolute "must sees".
For my accommodation I am very much looking to stay away from the larger towns like Cheltenham and Gloucester and enjoy the coziness of the quintessential Cotswolds villages. I'm not looking to break the bank on a place to stay as I imagine my days will be spent exploring, however I would like a clean and comfortable inn or bed and breakfast to come home to at the end of the day. I would not object to staying in one of the larger towns for a night if anyone were to recommend a place they thought was great.
I would also love to know where might be a great spot for high tea. I love the idea of visiting a beautiful English Country Manor in the afternoon for tea and taking in the country scenery.
Also, I have rented a car and absolutely love a good country drive.
Any recommendations on any of the above would be greatly appreciated!