Dream European Vacations

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Keiko Oikawa

From an idyllic port town off the coast of France to a medieval village in Spain, T+L has your next dream European vacation planned.

The Cotswolds, England

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The Cotswolds have long been a home to England’s royals and elite, but the success of tastemaker Carole Bamford’s Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, along with a string of artisanal boutique and restaurant openings, has since attracted stylish Londoners again—designers John Pawson and Stella McCartney, to name two. On weekends, Wild Rabbit ($$), a pub turned restaurant-hotel in Kingham (and Bamford’s latest venture) is buzzing with urbanites enjoying dishes made from regional produce. If that’s booked, they head to the Kingham Plough($$$) or to Chequers Pub ($$), in Churchill, for local ales and deviled kidneys on toast. To work off lunch, there’s shopping in Tetbury. Swing by Lorford’s Antiques for vintage pieces and Sharland & Lewis, which carries modern housewares. If you’d rather join the Wellington-boot brigade, go on a hike to the Rollright Stones near Long Compton, a set of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments much loved by Pawson. Another of his favorite spots: St. Mary’s Church, in Chipping Norton—it’s the ideal place to relax if you’re not into the yoga at Bamford Haybarn, a wellness retreat in Daylesford. —Sarah Miller

Dream European Vacations

The Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds have long been a home to England’s royals and elite, but the success of tastemaker Carole Bamford’s Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, along with a string of artisanal boutique and restaurant openings, has since attracted stylish Londoners again—designers John Pawson and Stella McCartney, to name two. On weekends, Wild Rabbit ($$), a pub turned restaurant-hotel in Kingham (and Bamford’s latest venture) is buzzing with urbanites enjoying dishes made from regional produce. If that’s booked, they head to the Kingham Plough($$$) or to Chequers Pub ($$), in Churchill, for local ales and deviled kidneys on toast. To work off lunch, there’s shopping in Tetbury. Swing by Lorford’s Antiques for vintage pieces and Sharland & Lewis, which carries modern housewares. If you’d rather join the Wellington-boot brigade, go on a hike to the Rollright Stones near Long Compton, a set of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments much loved by Pawson. Another of his favorite spots: St. Mary’s Church, in Chipping Norton—it’s the ideal place to relax if you’re not into the yoga at Bamford Haybarn, a wellness retreat in Daylesford. —Sarah Miller

Keiko Oikawa
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