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Dorset, Cotswolds, Bath? where to stay to unwind/relax?

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PinkOlives Thu 21-Jul-11 10:59:07

Special weekend to celebrate, i have left it very very last minute. We would like to stay for two nights i haven’t been to any of the above but i thought they were in reasonable distance of London. Which would you recommend. Any experience and a place to stay/recommend.
We have one preschooler. I would love a pool/Jacuzzi but not absolutely necessary, just not too keen on frilly furnishings, old architecture with modern clean interiors is what I’m looking for, lots of nice places on mr&mrs but I haven’t found one with available dates/child friendly.
Any ideas ?
Thank you!

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 21-Jul-11 11:06:45

Whereabouts are you coming from (not being nosy, but if you have to go anwhere near Oxford/Woodstock/that bit of the A34, then avoid like the plague - it's the CLA game fair at Blenheim)

PinkOlives Thu 21-Jul-11 11:11:18

oh thank you
im in london? dont know where to go really, can go anywhere but i wanted a change and around a 2 hour drive. the nicest places i have seen are in the cotwolds.
thank you fr the warning that would be awful

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 21-Jul-11 11:20:16

The Cotswolds are lovely, but you'll have to take an alternative route, it's from Friday to Sunday and last time it happened it caused gridlock all around A40/A44/A34/Oxford ring road etc apparently.

Try these hotels for some lovely places to stay (avoid the Bear at Rodborough though, it's a bit soulless IMO)

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 21-Jul-11 11:37:13

Seems I replied to both of your threads, whoops!! blush

Didn't mean to do that, how strange.

PinkOlives Thu 21-Jul-11 11:40:33

maybe i should avoid it altogether. there are lovely places there. im worried alternate routes will be busy also. maybe we should also avoid bath.
i wonder about m3 to dorset although i prefer the idea of the cotwolds. hmm
thanks for the tip off Jareth

PinkOlives Thu 21-Jul-11 11:41:10

sorry wasnt sure where to put it!

PaperBank Thu 21-Jul-11 17:51:34

Dorset is lovely. It's a great place for a break but less touristy/expensive than Bath and the Cotswolds.

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