The Pretty Village of Snowshill and it's Lavender Fields

Snowshill

St Barnabas Church, Snowshill
St Barnabas Church, Snowshill | Source

Village Charm

Close your eyes and picture a secluded village full of charm and tranquillity. It’s quaint and pretty cottages, with their colourful welcoming gardens, clustered around it’s beautiful old Church on the village green. A subtle scent of lavender in the light breeze - welcome to a delightful piece of English countryside - Snowshill.

The Village of Snowshill

Quaint stone cottages
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The Village of Snowshill in The Cotswolds

Snowshill is situated in ‘The Cotswolds’ a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering an area of 790 square miles. Incorporating the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire but also extends into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

It is popular with both the English and international visitors and is well known for it’s small villages and market towns. Also the ‘wolds’ - meaning the gentle hillsides.

The Cotswolds is a popular area for walkers and the countryside can be enjoyed via the famous ‘Cotswold Way’ a long distance footpath, approximately 103 miles long, running the length of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The Cotswold village of Snowshill

The Quaint Charm of Snowshill

As the name ‘Snowshill’ suggests, this Cotswold village is set in the hills above the popular small town of Broadway. If there is any snow in the area, Snowshill gets to hear about it first!

You can easily walk around the village of Snowshill in a matter of minutes, but to truly enjoy the delights here it will take much longer!

The 19th Century village Church of St Barnabas stands proudly in the centre of the village, surrounded by a small village green and a cluster of old cottages.

The English love to give their home a name, the first picture is Clare’s Cottage (the name is under the window) and is probably named after the owner.

The second picture is of the Old Forge (the sign is to the right of the window) and would have originally been the Old Forge, more common names are the Old Bakery, Old Post Office and Old School, you often see these in small villages.

House Names

Clare's Cottage
Clare's Cottage | Source
The Old Forge
The Old Forge | Source
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The Village Green
The Village Green | Source

Quaint Cottages & Welcoming Gardens

With it’s quaint cottages and beautiful gardens, no wonder the picturesque village of Snowshill was chosen for the winter scenes in the film ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’

Filming took place in the centre of the village, including the village green and a local house featured as the home of Bridget’s parents.

The cottage in the picture below is just off the main village path. If you look closely you will see that the downstairs window is just above the pathway, so when the residents look out of the window they may just see some legs passing by!

In the picture below, the garden seemed so welcoming I wanted to push the gate open and go in and explore!

Quaint Cottages and Welcoming Gardens

Quaint Cottage with a low window
Quaint Cottage with a low window | Source
A Welcoming Garden
A Welcoming Garden | Source

Snowshill Arms and the Donnington Way

The Snowshill Arms is a Donnington Brewery pub. A local brewery located in the village of Donnington.

They have 15 Cotswold pubs and they are all identified by the black and white sign.

Not only are the Donnington pubs popular for their beer, they are also popular for those that like exercise!

There is a 62 mile walk that links all the pubs together called the Donnington Walk, there is even a book published detailing the pubs and walks.

It’s a circular walk that can be broken down into smaller walks from pub to pub. All the walks are through beautiful Cotswold countryside and each has a pub at the start and end.

I am proud to say over the years we managed to visit 13 of the Donnington pubs, most of them using the walks!

A walk from the Snowshill Arms to The Mount in the village of Stanton is a particularly beautiful walk.

Snowshill Arms

Snowshill Arms
Snowshill Arms | Source
Traditional Donnington Ales
Traditional Donnington Ales | Source

The charm of Snowshill

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19th Century village Church
19th Century village Church | Source
Beautiful old wooden door
Beautiful old wooden door | Source
Even the outbuildings have a charm about them
Even the outbuildings have a charm about them | Source
Beautiful old wall of Cotswold stone
Beautiful old wall of Cotswold stone | Source
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Close up picture of an unusual wall | Source
Village cottages
Village cottages | Source
A Cotswold stone property
A Cotswold stone property | Source

Snowshill Lavender Fields

The Snowshill Lavender Farm has 53 acres of lavender fields and is a third generation family farm.

It has become a booming business and produces and sells the finest quality lavender products including essential oils, soaps and creams.

There are many health benefits of lavender oil which is extracted from the flowers using steam distillation.

The flowers of lavender have a distinct fragrance and are known to have a calming and relaxing effect both physically and emotionally.

Lavender flowers during the months of July and August. Although we visited in July, due to the wet early summer many of the lavender fields were only just coming into flower.

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields in Snowshill
Lavender Fields in Snowshill | Source
Lavender Fields in Snowshill
Lavender Fields in Snowshill | Source
Lavender Fields in Snowshill
Lavender Fields in Snowshill | Source

Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delicious recipe for you to try!

Ingredients

½ cup butter

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp dried lavender flowers or 3-4 tbsp fresh flowers

1 large egg

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup oatmeal

1 ½ cups white flour

¾ tsp baking powder

1 cup chocolate chips


Method

In Bowl 1: Blend butter, sugar & lavender until smooth.

Then add the egg, milk & vanilla.

In Bowl 2:

Blend oatmeal, flour, and baking powder together.

Add in your chocolate chips to this dry mix.

Blend both mixes together to form a soft dough.
(If it is too sticky, add a bit more flour.)

Use a teaspoon to put onto a baking tray.
Set oven to 350° F
Bake for 10 minutes for soft cookies, or 15 mins for crisp ones.

Enjoy!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Stunning scenery....thank you for sharing this with those of us who have never been across the Pond.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Billy, thank you for stopping by and visiting the lovely village of Snowshill - glad you enjoyed it!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

Really beautiful, I will never go back to UK, so these articles are very, very interesting. Thank you for a lovely trip I could almost smell the lavender! Voted up, etc. and sharing.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Did I see Roses hanging over the wall at Snowshill Arms??? Oh, and the fields of Lavender: just remarkable.

I'll probably never get to your part of the world, but I can dream....

I voted this Hub Up, etc. and will share. Mary


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Wow!! Amazing view Lesley! I always dream of seeing a lavender field. Snowshills really a charming place.


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

Beautiful hub. I love lavender. The air must be filled with that scent. Thank you for sharing so many pictures.


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sidds123450 4 years ago

Awesome scenery, thanks for sharing..!!!


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

How I love these, MM! And how I enjoy your beautiful hobby! Keep taking us with you -- these are among my all-time favorite hubs. Up and beautiful!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Joan, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, thank you for your comments, votes and share, they are much appreciated!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mary, the Snowshill Arms is a lovely traditional pub, those beautiful yellow roses hanging over the sign made it even more homely and inviting!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, many thanks for your comments, votes and share.

Take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi unknown spy, Snowshill and the lavender fields are a very picturesque piece of England - glad you enjoyed the visit!

Best wishes Lesley


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Gorgeous photos! I wish I lived in England. I have been to London several times but I long to see the English countryside, cottages and of course a pub:) Voted up and awesome.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Awesome hub with great photos and recipes. I just finished reading a book that incorporated a lavender farm in it so this was perfect. Just lovely.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Absolutely fabulous!!!!

The next best thing to actually being able to walk through this lovely village and smell the lavender fields is to take a cybertrip through this stunning hub.

Thanks so much for sharing this amazing place with those of us on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

I shall have to go back and watch Bridget Jones Diary and pay more attention to the winter scenes.

Voted up across the board except for funny and shared.

Sending Hub Hugs and Smiles for you have surely brightened up my day,

Gail


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Bridalletter, the scent of the lavender and the fields of blue are simply beautiful!

Thank you so much for visiting and your comments.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sidds123450, thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you so much Molly for your fabulous comments!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gypsy48, the english countryside is so beautiful and the villages charming - I hope you get to visit England again one day!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Glimmer Twin Fan, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading - it was good timing after reading your book!

Take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gail - and your comments have made my day!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your cybertrip - HP takes us to some great places!!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and many hugs, Lesley


Ruth Pieterse 4 years ago

This is a lovely hub. It brought back great memories of our visit to the Cotswold. Voted up.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Along with Billy....this is so awesome. I feel like I went back in time. Love history indeed. Gotta reserve a flight to gatwick via British Airways anytime soon! Scenery we would love to see ourselves. Still having that tune from Men without hats song. love those hills!! Snowshill Lavender Fields is so awesome!! Nice recipe..omg!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Great photos Lesley; the lavender fields look amazing, I bet they smell gorgeous. I visited the Cotswolds when by brother in law got married in Chipping Camden - beautiful place, would love to go back sometime.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Lesley, the moment I saw the title I thought, Lesley's, spot on. As always, breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring.

Thank you for sharing. Obviously voting up all the way.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow thanks for that great recipe and I so loved the Lavender. I saw and smelled some today and it was so sweet smelling I bet it would be great in cookies, must be synchronicity!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh, The lavender fields are so lovely. I love the idea of naming the houses. I wish we'd do that here. I would love to visit Cotswolds, all the buildings look so inviting. Thank you again for sharing...


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful pictures of the picturesque village of Snowshill. Oh, and those stunning lavender fields! I enjoyed this hub of yours so much, Movie Master! Voted up and absolutely awesome :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful hub! I want to go!!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Movie master, thanks so much for sharing the beauty of this countryside. I feel like an armchair traveler!


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sonnyhodgin 4 years ago from Indiana

Really gorgeous photography!


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

Beautiful, Mary! I hope to visit Snowshill someday!


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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Walking 62 miles to visit every pub-- if I lived in England, that would be on my bucket list. Beautiful pictures. It's hard to imagine people actually living "normal" lives in such a setting. Voted up, beautiful and interesting.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

I'd love to explore this quaint village. I love structures made of stone. And the lavender fields must be wonderfully fragrant when in bloom.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I would love to see these fields of lavendar. Lovely hub and I would enjoy the country walk in this area. Thanks for sharing this bit of heaven on earth.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Thank you for such a delightful hub. I makes me want to walk the charming street and talk to the people living there. I like the cleaness of the little village, and the beauty of the fields of Lavendar.

This was such a great read.

Thanks again,

Bobbi Purvis


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Ruth, when you visited the Cotswolds you must have been just a short distance from Snowshill!

I'm so pleased this bought back happy memories for you!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi lord, get that ticket booked - and I can be your personal guide!!

thank you for your great comments, take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jools, Chipping Campden is a lovely village, what a fabulous place to get married! - Snowshill is about 20 minutes from there.

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tobusiness, it's always good to see you, thank you so much for your comments!

Have a great day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jackie, I love the smell of lavender too! thank you for stopping by and your comments, enjoy your day - best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, Snowshill certainly has an old fashioned charm about it, it's like a step back in time! I always enjoy looking at house names!

Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Martie, I am so pleased you enjoyed reading, a visit to Snowshill, lunch at the pub and an afternoon at the lavender fields is a perfect day out!!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Audrey, thank you for stopping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your virtual visit!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi rebecca, isn't it great we can visit so many wonderful places thanks to HP!

Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sonny, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Debbie, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading - I hope you get to visit one day!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Unnamed Harald, the Donnington Way is a very popular walk, we have only done sections of it, but it would be great to do the whole 62 miles staying overnight at the pubs!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi WannaB Writer, most of the homes in this area are built of the local beautiful cotswold stone.

The lavender fields are so fragrant in bloom, they were late this year because of our weather, but were still fabulous when we visited.

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi teaches12345, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Snowshill and the lavender fields - it's a wonderful day out!

Thank you for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Bobbi, The village of Snowshill is quite 'perfect' everything about it is so immaculate and inviting - and yes you would love the lavender fields!

Many thanks for your comments, have a beautiful day, best wishes Lesley


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Thanks for the trip to the Cotswolds. Your photos are gorgeous as always. And a bonus recipe, too!


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Brilliant photos, as usual. A very Wonderful hub Lesley, I love it.

Voted Up.

Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

PS : I am so sorry my friend I have mistakenly typed your name as Joyce in my earlier comment!! Apologies .. Apologies.... Apologies. Request you to please delete that comment.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Deborah, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed a taste of the beautiful Cotswolds!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


stessily 4 years ago

Lesley, There's so much here of incomparable beauty: stone cottages, Donnington pub walks, yellow roses, lavender chocolate chip cookies, and lavender fields --- to paraphrase the Beatles, "lavender fields forever". I'll never forget the amazing grace of lavender fields in southern France, so I look forward one day to viewing and sniffing English lavender in the real English countryside. Congratulations on visiting 13 Donnington pubs, mostly by walking!

I love the English habit of naming their homes. Do subsequent owners tend to honor the names, or do they sometimes rename them? (DeeDee's [Derdriu] home is named Chickory Cottage in honor of our English grandmother, Rose, who first acquainted us with chickory.)

Thank you for sharing your photographic travelogues and for further fixing my resolve to return to the UK soon. All the votes, as usual.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, it's always good to see you, I'm glad you have enjoyed your visit to Snowshill - I hope all is well with you my friend.

Take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Stessily, when you visit the UK again be sure the Cotswolds is on your 'to do' list - it's a beautiful area!

Chickory Cottage, what a lovely name for a home - we do tend to honor the names here, I keep meaning to write a hub about it - it's on my to do hub list!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and best wishes Lesley


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Now that I'm nice and calm with the memory of lavender in my brain...thank you for this lovely visit. The information was great, the pictures lovely, and the hub down home and welcoming.

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.


stessily 4 years ago

Lesley, So brilliant that you're planning to write a hub about the tradition of naming homes! I was actually dropping a hint for you to do that very thing!

The Cotswolds is definitely on my to-do list.

Kind regards, Stessily


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tillsontitan - glad the lavender has had the desired effect!!

Thank you so much for your comments and votes, enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi stessily, glad to hear the Cotswolds is on your 'to do' list!

And the house name hub is in the pipeline!

Best wishes Lesley


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Lesley. What a beautiful place. I really have to make it a point to get over to the UK someday soon. Great touch with the lavender chocolate chip cookies, they sound wonderful. As usual, this is a great hub with stunning photos. Voting up, sharing, etc....


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Oh yes, that's the real England, Lesley. I love the Cotswolds, I've been there many times although I've never heard of Snowshill- amazing really because I've been to Broadway. Loved the pictures, makes me yearn for an escape from the suburbs.

My aunt and uncle live in Tackley, near Kidlington and I love whenever I go to visit them. Theirs is another idyllic English country village with a quaint church and a pleasant village green. Thanks very much for this. Voted up etc.


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Lesley,

What a wonderful insight into a lovely part of Britain. The Cotswolds is so famous for its beauty and walks and now I see pub crawls too! Lovely info showing the connection between each pub with walks!

Lavender I love growing and grew up with it in the garden. The smell is truly gorgeous. Dying to try your cookies too! Awesome hub voted across the board and sharing!!!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Your hubs the UK country villages and photos always take me down memory lane. I don't think I have ever seen villages anywhere as pretty as the UK.

This has been a lovely trip for me Lesley. I can just shut my eyes and smell the lavendar as I am walking through the fields.

Thank you


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I love all these little villages, and the houses are so beautiful, that lavender field! wow! I really should get out and about more and go and visit them myself! lol! wonderful hub!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

A wonderful tour to the village along lavender field and a treat of lavender chocolate chip cookies.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Bill, thank you for stopping by Snowshill, glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you get over to the UK soon!

Take care and enjoy your day and many thanks for the votes and share!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi JKenny, Snowshill is just a few minutes away Broadway, although it is rather tucked away and easy to miss - you'll have to look out for it next time you are in the Cotswolds!

I know Kidlington - another very pretty area!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susie, I have some lavender in my garden too, I love the scent it always reminds me of my grandma!

Thank you so much for your comments and votes, have a wonderful day and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your trip down memory lane! thank you for your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Nell, We are so fortunate to live in such beautiful countryside - if only we had more time to enjoy it!

Many thanks for your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Vinaya, so glad you enjoyed your tour of the English countryside!

Many thanks for your comments, have a fabulous day, best wishes Lesley


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Lightshare 4 years ago

Nice blend of green and blue. Thank you Movie Master -)


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ignugent17 4 years ago

I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures. Reading books makes me wonder why the houses has names and that explains why. English people likes to name it. Voted up and interesting.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Lightshare, thank you for stopping by and your comments!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ignugent17, yes we English like to name our houses and we come up with some pretty bizarre ones at times!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures, thank you for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


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Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

Oh, I want to go! This village looks so beautiful, so peaceful. Thank you for sharing this.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Crystal, yes Snowshill is exactly that - beautiful and peaceful!

Thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Lesley, I have always struggled to visualize what "quaint" would look like, until I read your gem here. I love the views, the cottages, the history, the total feel of it all. Beautiful...


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Beautiful rolling hills, acres of lavender and pubs within walking distance of this wonderful country side. You have given us a glimpse of unspoiled beauty and idyllic surroundings where one can find peace.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your photos are so clear and sharp that I feel like I am really seeing these lovely things. I could live quite happily in this place. The recipe at the end was a pleasant surprise. How very lovely!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Lesley,

Snowshill looks like a slice of heaven with those gorgeous lavender fields. As usual, you take us there with your visual words and exquisite photography. Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Augustine, yes Snowshill just about sums up quaint!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, many thanks for your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Snowshill!

Many thanks for your comments, have a wonderful day!

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, I wish I lived here too - I always look forward to spending a day here!

Thank you so much for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Maria, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Snowshill and the lavender fields, thank you for your comments and votes!

Have a fabulous day, take care, hugs Lesley


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Lesley, One of these days I bet someone will offer you a job as a magazine tourist photographer/writer. I love hearing about your side of the world and the beautiful tours that you provide with your photos.


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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

beautiful places...You have used some of the great pictures in your hub. Love to visit there one day...


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susan, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your tour of the beautiful village of Snowshill - a magazine tourist writer..... that would be a dream come true, you never know!!

Many thanks for your comments, take care Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi newusedcarssacram, glad you enjoyed your vist to Snowshill - many thanks for your comments!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi MM. Thank you for this wonderful tour. It is many years since I visited the beautiful Cotswolds. You brought back memories of the area and a Hotel stay in Broadway. Happy days...........

Graham.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Graham, I'm delighted to hear you have enjoyed your tour of Snowshill and it brought back memories for you.

I have visited Broadway many times since I was a little girl!

Thank you for your comments, enjoy your weekend, best wishes Lesley


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful and fascinating hub, Lesley. I love the scent of lavender and the fields of it are beautiful. I would love to visit Cotswold some day. Your virtual tour is beautiful and so charming. I love the village. I could just walk around the town and the nearby walks and path for ages. England is just one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world. How blessed you are to live around all this beauty. Your photographs are gorgeous as usual. Thanks so much for the tour!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi suzette, I hope you get to visit the Cotswolds some day, you would love all the little villages and beautiful countryside!

We are so fortunate to live here, I love sharing our beautiful country here on HP!

Thank you for your comments, have a wonderful weekend, best wishes Lesley


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

MM, you always write the most entertaining articles about the history of Europe and England. Such a beautiful place. How could you not find peace and serenity in a place so beautiful. I never knew lavender could be eaten. As always, the pictures are stunning Lesley. Voting this up and all the way across but funny.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ricky, it's always good to see you, I hope all is well with you!

Glad you enjoyed your visit to this peaceful and idyllic piece of England!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes Lesley


Derdriu 4 years ago

Lesley, Is that a private cemetery in the seventh photograph?

Up + UFABI.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for the lovely story in pictures and words, Derdriu

P.S. Only 2 more pubs to go?


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His princesz 4 years ago

Hello Moviemaster! That is pretty pretty indeed! Awesome, as I browse I have this vintage feeling, like I'm on a classic novel or movie. Great photos, great houses, great place! I just love them all :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Derdriu, no, it's the main public cemetery to the Church.

We aren't local to this area anymore, so I'm not sure we we ever get to visit the other 2 pubs, but you never know!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading, it's always lovely to see you, many thanks for your comments and have a great weekend.

Best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi His Princesz, thank you for stopping by and visiting Snowshill, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, many thanks for your comments.

Best wishes Lesley


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Nice to know about Snowshill, your article presentation is so lively, you complete my visit sitting here in India only, great hub, thanks


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi girishpuri, thank you for joining me on the trip to Snowshill - isn't it great how we get to visit so many different places on HP!!

Best wishes to you, Lesley


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

I have reopened my own Armchair Travelling slot and this one without a doubt is being saved.

I loved it and here's to so many more to come.

Just a note at the end to let you know that I am now back in my old account as Eiddwen.

A long story but I will fill you in one day

Now it feels even more like HOME'.

Lots of love

Eddy.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eddy, I was so confused - I looked for Eddy4me and you weren't there, Nick and I have been trying to work out what happened?!

The important thing is you are still here and I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

And it does feel like home, because you are here!!

With love Lesley


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

The pictures are so enchanting!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Qudsia, thank you for visiting Snowshill and your comments!

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Stunning photos! And I could just about smell the lavender.

Many years ago I lived just outside the Cotswolds - close enough for a Saturday afternoon drive. Sadly, I didn't really appreciate it until we had to move away.

Thanks for sharing.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi 2patricias, I guess we all get complacent with our surroundings!

Thank you so much for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day best wishes Lesley


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

What's not to love about this endearing, pretty English village? Your photos are so delightful...thanks for sharing them with us...lot's of votes, tweeted & shared...cheers


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tjdavis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

Absolutely awesome hub and photos. That's the kind of place I want to visit and you have just make my wanderlust heart beast faster..thanks!!!

VU and Shared!!!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi carter06, thank you for visiting Snowshill, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit, many thanks for the votes, tweet and share it's much appreciated.

Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tjdavis, thank you for stopping by, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Snowshill!

Many thanks for your comments, votes and share, hope your day is fabulous, best wishes Lesley


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

What a beautiful hub! I love the quaint cottages and pubs! The rock walls are really unusual and very "old world" in appearance. Your pictures are beautiful as always. I have to get "across the pond" someday! Voted up and more! :)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sheila, thank you for visiting Snowshill, yes it really is quaint and is full of charm - I hope you can get to visit for real one day!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care and have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley


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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

How beautiful! I am not too far away from the Cotswolds, but haven't been there since I was a child. I must go and visit Snowshill next summer, and maybe try out the lavender cookies :)

Voting up.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Emma, the cotswolds will bring back memories for you!

Snowshill is well worth a visit, the best time to go is in July when the lavender is in flower!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, have a fabulous day and best wishes Lesley


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I can smell lavender...ethereal!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Vinaya for visiting Snowshill and your comments, they are always much appreciated, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

Beautiful photos. Love the lavender fields. Thanks so much for the recipe. Voted up ...


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello moonlake, I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading - the fields will be ready again in a few weeks and I shall be visiting again!

I hope all is well with you, thanks for stopping by and your votes, take care Lesley


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hi Lesley - Happy June.


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, my June has just started to get better!!! lovely to hear from you, I hope all is well with you, I will email you.

Take care, Lesley


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chef-de-jour 2 years ago from Wakefield, West Yorkshire,UK

Wondrous photographs! I must admit I've never been to the Cotswolds - too busy drinking in the scenery of Yorkshire! - but what idyllic settings and homes. Our old English villages must have been so peaceful before industry and technology arrived but that's progress?

Votes and a share, thank you.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

This might be our next stop! Just beautiful!


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thumbi7 2 years ago from India

Lovely. Pictures of those cottages are nostalgic.


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi chef-de-jour, yes this is a beautiful, peaceful setting - well worth a visit, Donningtons brew a good pint too!

Many thanks for visiting, your votes and share, have a great day, best wishes Lesley


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Audrey, lovely to see you, I hope all is well with you!

Have a wonderful day, take care Lesley


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi thumb17, the cottages and gardens here look so inviting!

It's a lovely place to visit.

thank you for stopping by and your comments, have a fantastic day!

Take care, Lesley


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Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

The lavender fields alone make an enticing visiting spot for me!


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Movie Master 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Marie, the lavender will be in flower in the next few weeks, so I am looking forward again to my annual visit!

Thank you for visiting, your comments are much appreciated.

Best wishes Lesley


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

Bet it smells like heaven. Lovely photos.

Flower and flour in the ingredients. Sounds like a cookie to die for.


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Movie Master 22 months ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi poetryman, yes the smell is just divine!!

Many thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated, have a great day, best wishes Lesley

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