I'd appreciate any advice on places to stay in Moreton-in-Marsh. Two of us are going in July. I'd like to keep the cost under 70 pounds. We are staying 4 days. Would renting a cottage or apartment be worth it? Any rental agencies you recommend?
I have to buy an updated Rick's book. My Great Britain book is 2002. About how far would you be able to do as a day trip from Moreton? How long of a drive from Bath to Tintern Abbey to Moreton with some stopping? My husband and I mis-judged our driving time in Tuscany and we do NOT want to be rushed for this trip. We'll take our time for sightseeing along the driving route. Can anyone suggest a sightseeing driving route book? I'll contact tourist info boards as soon as I read up on the area in general. What did you like best from Bath then north up as far as Hadrian's Way? We like off the beaten bath areas. Any good walking days from one of the little towns. Thanks.
Where is Moreton-in-Marsh and why did you choose to go there? My husband and I just decided to go to England this year. We like the smaller towns so will leave London for the outskirts heading north/west for 3 weeks. Any suggestions you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Bonnie
Elizabeth, We stayed in Moreton-in-Marsh in a self-catering rental called The Red House (http://www.discoverthecotswolds.net/properties/the-red-house.html). The rental was great and the town was perfect for our purposes. There is a train station in the town, which we used when going into London for the day, plus we were an easy drive from many sites. We were usually a two-hour drive or less from everything we wanted to see - Tintern Abbey, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath. Have a good time!
Elizabeth, did you get any good suggestions for where to stay in Moreton-in-Marsh? We are also staying there in July and would like suggestions for the least expensive places to stay. We only use the over night accomodations for sleeping.
In August of 2006 we stayed at Warwick House, just a short walk from the rail station and town. We loved it! I found Warwick on the internet. Charlie, the proprietor is funny and helpful. He'll pick you up and take you back to the station if you ask in advance. We had a lovely ensuite room prettily furnished. There's also a resident cat.
We stayed 3 nights and took day trips to Blenheim Palace and Chipping Campden, using train and bus.
I highly recommend Treetops B & B. It is within walking distance of the train station, on the opposite side of the railroad tracks. Read about it in Rick Steves' book on England, or Great Britain. Moreton-in-Marsh is a good place for a base, for exploring Gloucestershire. It has bicycle rentals, car rental, and one or two Taxi cars. A bus goes from Moreton-in-Marsh to Chipping Campden, bicycles can be rented there. A path goes south from Chipping Campden.