This September my wife and I are on a 12 day car trip through England. We plan for three nights in the Cotswolds , currently planning to stay at The Olde Bakehouse, in Chipping Campden, mentioned in Rick's travel guidebook. It sounds great, with even one reviewer saying "Bilbo Baggins would like to have stayed here."
However, I keep thinking about Burton-on-the-Water as an alternative location. The streams throughout town look wonderful. Although I know it is a pretty tourist crowed, by staying there overnight, we'd be able to enjoy the early morning hours and in the evening after tourists head elsewhere (I assume most move on).
During the days we would be traveling the Costwolds, including Bath, Avebury, Blenheim Palace, and Stratford.
So, your thoughts on Burton-on-the-Water for a 3 night stay vs Chipping Campden. Thank you.