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Inspired by the Cotswolds, England

I still remember visiting the Cotswolds, England like it was yesterday. We stayed in the most charming hotel in Lower Slaughter, called The Slaughters Country Inn (formerly Washbourne Court Hotel after the family who owned it in 1470.) We stayed in a two story, two bedroom part of the manor that couldn’t have been more delightful with a small living room, dormer windows and plush beds. The first day, we stayed in the small town and wandered through the meadows, the churchyard, and along the streams, soaking in the scene. The low stone fences, the picturesque window boxes and gardens, the sheep grazing in the pastures, it couldn’t have been more idyllic.

The Cotswolds, England Illustrated Map by Betsy Beier

Over the next few days we branched out and visited other nearby Cotswolds towns and villages from Burton-on-the-Water to Stow-on-the-Wold. I distinctly remember the stone and thatched roofed cottages, the blooming fox glove, and of course The Marlborough Maze garden that entertained our small children for hours.

Cottage in the Cotswolds illustration by Betsy Beier

There is so much inspiration in the Cotswolds to capture. Illustrating a map of the area and some of the signature sights and memories I experienced was a wonderful way to relive the trip!

Cotswolds Garden by Betsy Beier

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