Looking for suggestions on towns and places in them to stay in Devon and Cotwolds. There seem to be so many quaint villages and towns in both regions, we are not sure where to pick. Thanks!
In Devon we stayed at the "Gate House" Bed and Breakfast in North Bovey.
It is a thatched roof cottage run by a retired university professor and his wife. It only has 3 rooms to rent. We discovered it in the Karen Brown Bed and Breakfast book. Karen Brown web site is www.karenbrown.com. The direct web site for this Bed and Breakfast is - http://www.gatehouseondartmoor.co.uk/index.htm?homepage.htm&1 - We spent 2 night there and drove up into the moors before heading out for Cornwall. They have a very pleasant walk from the church that we also took. In the Cotwolds we stayed in the town of Stow-on-the Wold. It was a great place to take day trips from. We also did the village walk to Upper and Lower Slaugher across farm fields, pastures, stone walls, sheep, and "kissing" gates, etc. Your correct, there are so many quaint towns and villages and it hard to choose. Look for bed and breakfasts that meet your price range and your interests.....
...(Continued) In Devon we like the idea of staying in a thached roof cottage. Because of the time we had, we decided not to drive out to Land's end. I am glad we didn't try to squeeze it in. The drive on the narrow and windey roads took even longer then we had anticipated. We decided to go up to Cornwall and start our journey for 2 night before heading back to London. I guess it depends on how many days you have alloted for each area. We like to stay at least 2 to 3 nights in each Bed and Breakfast. We hate to pack and unpack every night as some people do. When we went to the Cotswolds I had circled so many places on the map to drive and see. Once we got to Stow-on-the Wold we just had fun exploring that area on foot and by car. I have been to the Cotswolds twice. Years ago I was youth hosteling and last time on a little larger budget with my husband. We hope to get back there again to explore the are by a self-drive canal boat once the canal in that area is finished being renovated and reopenned. Both area are very charming to explore.