If you blink, it is easy to miss Alvescot, a small, sweet gem in the English countryside.
Let’s talk about Shill House Cottage, an old 17th-century bakery, owned by Alison and Nick. They were fed up with bad tenants and thought that running a B & B was a better and more pleasant solution. The old building of Cotswold stone is hiding behind large trees and a big wall. Inside you are greeted by a richly decorated house, with a lovely guest room upstairs. There, a large bed with the most luxurious duvets and pillows, and a comfortable seating area awaits you.
The bathroom is lovely with many decorative items. But best of all are the hosts, who take really good care of you. The tone is friendly and relaxed. The breakfasts are absolutely amazing and filling!
Shill House Cottage was the perfect place for us, as we had business both in Carterton and nearby Clanfield, but we could extend beyond that. In this beautiful landscape there are numerous things to see. Whether you want to sit by the canal and observe the boats gliding by, or visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford upon Avon. Take a trip to Uffington White Horse if you like mystery or walk in Inspector Morse’s footsteps in beautiful Oxford. At the end of the day you can retreat to the quiet and tranquility of little Alvescot. Stroll over to the pub there for dinner or take a pint. And sleep like a baby at night.