Chipping Campden is the quintessential Cotswold village town. The Honeypot, a small two bedroom Chipping Campden cottage, matches the quaintness of the village.
Located just off of the main street down a snicket is the charming Honeypot.
The cottage is small but contains everything that is needed for a comfortable stay. The front room has two comfortable couches and a wood burning stove. Wood is provided. Off of the living area is a small kitchen. It is well equipped and includes a clothes washer. There is a small table between the living area and kitchen that seats two.
Up a winding metal staircase (narrow and steep) are two small comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom that includes a large soaking tub as well as a separate stall shower.
Step out the cottage door and back through the snicket directly onto the High Street and stroll among the Cotswold stone architecture.
Although the town is not large you can easily spend two days taking in the shops and restaurants. A walk through the residential areas will yield views of English gardens, stone walls, and intricately thatched roofs.
Nuts and Bolts
The Property: Price range per week is 475 to 750 British Pounds depending upon the season. There are daily rates for shorter stays with a 3 night minimum. The cottage is located in the center of town and only a block or two away from the bus stop.
Property Owner: The owners are very responsive to emails and are available by phone during your stay. I found them extremely accommodating to my requests. Their guests’ comfort is clearly their priority.
Walking: This is a perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds. There are several walks you can take from here including a local round trip walk to Dover’s Hill. You can step onto the Cotswold Way in town and can easily connect with the Heart of England Way and Monarchs Way. I found the local bus drivers happy to drop you off along the side of the road to step onto a walking route such as the walk between Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water.
Local Transportation Options:
A car can be helpful to explore this area. However, I stayed here for a week exploring areas within walking distance and using the local bus (#22) for transport to many other sites and walking paths and did not feel limited by lack of a car.
From London you can take a train or bus to Stratford Upon Avon or Moreton in Marsh. Johnson 22 bus route makes several round trips a day between Stratford and Moreton with stops in Chipping Campden (about five stops per day in both directions).