Holbein at the Tudor Court

We have just enjoyed an amazing visit to the major exhibition of Holbein at the Tudor Court seeing many of his portraits and other works at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London. https://www.rct.uk/visit/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace The exhibition highlights works from Holbein’s time at court in the first half of the 16th century when he rose to become…

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Summer Holiday Cottages near Burford in the Cotswolds

summer holidays

Open on 12th April Our summer holiday cottages near Burford in the Cotswolds can reopen again on the 12th of April. Rest assured this is our business and we will make sure we are ready for you. Those of us in hospitality are so excited to now have an opening date. We also have the…

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King John’s Palace Open and Good to Go

We are very excited to say that King John’s Palace is open and Good to Go. The renovation works are complete and we are pleased to say that we will welcome guests from the beginning of September this year. We are officially open and what has been our family home can now be yours for…

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Guests back to Cottages and Palace?

Will July bring guests back to our Cottages and hopefully the Palace here in the Cotswolds ? The beautiful month of May has not disappointed those of us who are lucky enough to live here in the Cotswolds. Let us hope that July will be the month when we can welcome our guests back to…

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Lockdown on the Farm but life still goes on.

With the world in lockdown, life here at Langley Farm still goes on. The sheep are lambing, the cows are calving but sadly I have no guests to see all this happening. Our two students arrived having self-isolated so were able to come and start work straight away. Our son returned from Uni and spent…

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TB Testing


Today we have had our local Vet out to inject all our cattle with Tuberculin to see if they react or not. It is a whole herd test and at the moment we are TB free so need to complete this every 12 months. The Vet will be back on Friday to “read” the test.…

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Spring is hopefully here in the Cotswolds and lambing live will soon be underway. Having had them all scanned we are not expecting too many due to the very dry summer we had last year. However, this is our Cotswold harvest, we hope the weather will be kind to us and the spring sun will…

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2019 Season at our Cottages in the Cotswolds

Summer Days

The amazing summer of 2018 seems a long time ago now but the 2019 Season is well and truly here so is my first post of this year. We really look forward to welcoming lots of visitors again to enjoy the peace and quiet of King John’s Cottages in the Cotswolds and make the most…

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Dog Friendly holidays, Cotswolds, holidays,King Johns Cottages

New Local Suppliers With the 2018 season really getting underway here in the Cotswolds I have been forging links with some great local suppliers.  I will be leaving some tasty welcome goodies to surprise my guests with when they get to the Cottages.  We are so lucky to have such an array of amazing farmers…

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Cotswold Lamb

Much to Look Forward to here in the Cotswolds:- There is so much to look forward to doing here in the Cotswolds during 2018 that I just had to share a few things with you all.  Snowdrop season is upon us so spring is definitely on its way. Lambing live will be happening here on…

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