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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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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Last week we went to the WellChild Christmas Fair which has been held at Daylesford for a few years now and is only a few miles from my lovely holiday cottages.  We had a great evening looking at all the amazing things that we could buy and this inspired me to get on with some Christmas shopping.…

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At a recent social media workshop with Hilary at Push Start Marketing we had a discussion about whether or not to enter a local business award, the WOBA’s to be precise, but my initial reaction was absolutely not.  Why would I burden myself with yet more work when I cannot even find time to keep up…

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Autumn is well and truly set in at King John’s Barn and across all of the Cotswolds for that matter.  Our summer has been productive with the silage made and our straw pile built ready to provide the feed and bedding for all of our cattle who are starting to come home for the winter from their summer grazing at…

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Dog friendly holidays and fresh interiors given thumbs up by guests

Dog Friendly

Spring Update of Interiors We have now finished the spring revamp in our cotswold accommodation including sofas with lovely subtle covers, cushions and new bed linen.  Guests have loved the fresh look which does not detract from the amazing views.  We can now concentrate on welcoming you to this haven of peace and tranquility where…

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Bovine TB Free in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Cottage Breaks

Following our recent Bovine TB test which we had recently here in the Cotswolds when our vet arrived very early and proceded with the test.  This involves clipping and taking skin measurements before injecting all our eligible cattle with avian and bovine TB, each animal having to be put up a cattle race and into a…

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