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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