London -- The Cotswolds -- Paris
May 15-29, 2005

Where we stayed:

We spent four nights in Broadway, an excellent location for exploring the surrounding areas.  As The Olive Branch Guest House could not accommodate us for our entire stay, we stayed with them the first two nights and moved a few doors down for the second two nights.  Both B&Bs were just what we had hoped they would be:  400-year-old buildings filled with charm and character with unbeatable hospitality.

At The Olive Branch Shirley stayed in a small, single room, with private bath across the hall.  My room was en-suite.  They played lovely music (Andrea Bocelli was singing when we arrived), the common rooms were filled with artifacts from the owners' travels, and the garden was inviting.  Unfortunately, we didn't sit still long enough to refer to our time as relaxing.  They offer many books to read and games to play should the weather be uncooperative.  David and Pam, the owners, were very excited at just winning the designation "Best B&B in the UK," and well desired it is.  The resident dog is very smart -- he knows how to play soccer!  The Olive Branch, 78 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AJ, telephone: 01386 853440,,
The Olive Branch Guest House
For the second half of our visit we stayed at the Milestone House, Upper High Street, Broadway.  We experienced a gracious welcome from the Nortons and their two beautiful dogs.  They have a pretty conservatory where we lingered each morning over breakfast.  We again took separate rooms, both en-suite.  Shirley's room had a shower stall; mine had a tub.
My room
The garden
The Conservatory
My room
Dining Room
We saw B&Bs down just about every road in the Cotswolds, but you would not go wrong with staying at either of these two.  I only wish we could have stayed longer.

David and Pam
The Nortons