Bledington: Thatched Cottages Aplenty (2023)

Bledington is a picturesque rural village in Gloucestershire, close to Stow on the Wold and Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) and known for its 16th century pub, beck, and St Leonard’s Church that dates from 1170 and is made from honey-colored Cotswold stone.

In the past, much of Winchcombe Abbey estate was held here and after the Dissolution of Monasteries, it passed to Christ’s Church College in Oxford. The college’s dean and chapter kept the property in the village well into the 19th century.

The Bledington Shop and Café is a community owned enterprise and worth popping in if you are in the area.

From Heathrow Airport, it takes 1 hour 30 minutes to get to Bledington.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s perfect for those looking for a peaceful escape, with its tranquil countryside and picturesque villages offering a welcome retreat from the noise and chaos of modern life.

Whether you’re looking to explore the scenic walking trails or simply relax in a quiet pub or cafe, the Cotswolds has something for everyone.

Take a look at Bagendon, Ampney Crucis, Avening and Daglingworth and see if they are places you want to visit the next time you’re in the Cotswolds.

Check out www.travelcotswolds.com for more towns and villages to visit in the Cotswolds.

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