What another wonderful time I had again with Sue and Hope Cottage Tours. It never ceases to amaze me how right at home I am made to feel. From the minute Sue greets her guests at the airport and right up until you are brought back at the end of your trip you will know that you have been lovingly looked after by a most happy and caring proprietor. In between, of course, you are thoroughly enjoying whatever your passions may be. All you need to do is give Sue a hint as to what you like and she's off and running and presenting you with ideas. There is never a lack of choices and time just flies away but thank goodness for memories and photos. I must admit that I can't stay away and was delighted to return again this year. The addition of the brand new Shepherd's Hut offers even more delight as the setting alone is dreamy. I dare say that guests will love staying there. My week was full of adventures and although I couldn't possibly list them all one of my new favorites included a visit to Nuffield Place, a new National Trust property. What a glorious surprise to find that the BlueBells were in bloom their too! Sue and I ventured out into London one day and went to High Tea at Fortnum and Mason and then to the theater to see Billy Elliot. What a grand day that was. I cannot say enough good things about Hope Cottage Tours but can certainly say that it never disappoints. If you are looking for a vacation that fulfills your wishes, then look no further as this is it. You will be very happy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hope Cottage is an 18th century cottage situated down a peaceful lane in a delightfully unspoilt Oxfordshire village. Thatched cottages and country views abound. We offer a choice of bed and breakfast or the full package for a hassle free holiday comprising airport pickup and drop off, dinner, bed and breakfast and daily tours of your choice. We have a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and can take you wherever you wish, catering to your own interests. Close to Cotswolds, London, Bath, Oxford, Stratford, castles, gardens, historic houses, churches - The world (or our area of the South east of England at least) is your oyster. Back at Hope Cottage we provide home cooked meals using home grown or locally sourced produce. After a busy day touring you can relax in our conservatory or on our west facing terrace, drink in hand, and plan the next busy day. ... more less