For 27/9 through 4/10, my New York area wife and I will be looking for a self cater base area for The Cotswolds and outlying regional attractions (if time comfortably permits only relative to the latter). Certainly from many visits in decades now fairly long past, I have vague but warm memories of a number of principal villages to tick off for my wife's first visit.
I'm much more interested in the less beaten options as well as suggestions beyond the official Cotswolds for that week. We'll be driving, and a garden (or two at most0 would be pleasant). National Trust sites (a couple to four), special sites, good pubs, worthy meals not too pricy, and especially always the villages. Beyond that we're open to suggestion as to anything forwarded by the kindness of others.
I assure you all suggestions will be heeded and studied in shaping this much anticipated return and first visit in our partnership. All good things.