Thatched Cottage In Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

The Story Behind the Image - Thatched Cottage in Chipping Campden, Cotswolds

Chipping Campden is a pretty market town in the North Cotswolds, just a short drive from our family home. The town is perhaps best known for its picturesque market hall - and as the home of the annual Cotswold Olympicks (yes, that is the correct spelling) with its unusual mix of traditional sports and entertainment such as shin-kicking and the downhill cheese race.

It is also the northern terminus of the Cotswold Way long distance footpath that stretches along the Cotswold escarpment all the way to the outskirts of Bath.

Chipping Campden is also home to several ridiculously pretty thatched cottages, including this much-photographed house on the corner of Sheep Street, a short stroll from the High Street.

To get this photo I made a special trip, arriving in the early morning of a sunny summer day so that the light was falling directly on the front facade of the house and lighting the lovely front garden.


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