Thursday, 2 April 2009

Our Favourite Shop #2

The sun is shining, the long Easter weekend lies ahead, why not take the time to visit one of England's most picturesque towns: Bourton -on- the- Water, a jewel in the Cotswold crown. The Cotswolds have always been regarded as the Heart of England, with an architectural style all of its own. Steeply pitched roofs, stone mullions and dormer windows are typical, but it is, perhaps, the warm, yellow Cotswold stone that abounds that gives the region such a unique appeal.

Bourton-on-the Water straddles the river Windrush, with a series of elegant low bridges, tree shaded greens and tidy stone banks - not surprisingly it is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. The town, approximately 4 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, hosts a number of delightful shops and cafes, making it the ideal place for a day visit or relaxing weekend.

The Laurel Tree is one of dots and spots favourite shops and can be found on the High Street of this pretty village, selling the most delightful range of gifts, decorations and accessories. Visit the Laurel Tree to see how shops should be!

The Laurel Tree
dots and spots

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