Cotswold Cottages, Stanton, Gloucestershire Prints
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The Story Behind the Image - Cotswold Cottages, Stanton, Gloucestershire
Pretty Cotswold stone and thatched cottages line a country lane in the village of Stanton, Gloucestershire. Stanton is one of the most picturesque villages in the English Cotswolds.
It is also a bit unusual in that there are several thatched cottages in the village. Though there are many thatched cottages in the Cotswolds, by far the most common roofing material is stone tiles, usually quarried from local Cotswold stone.
To get this photo I made a special trip from my home near Bourton-on-the-Water about 30 minutes away. I knew from experience that the best light would be early morning, so I watched the weather forecast and waited for a day that started with bright sunlight.
It took about 30 minutes to drive to Stanton, and I arrived long before the village had 'woken up' for the day. It was so incredibly peaceful and exuded such a sense of timeless Cotswold beauty.
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