Taynton, Oxfordshire

The Story Behind the Image - Thatched Cottage in Taynton, Oxfordshire

Taynton is a pretty village in West Oxfordshire, just outside the town of Burford. It is also just a few miles away from our family home in the Cotswolds.

Though we only live a few miles away I had never really explored Taynton until one day in spring when the sun was pouring in my office window.

I couldn't stand being inside on such a lovely spring morning so I threw my camera gear in the car and drove to Taynton with the idea that'd I'd visit the medieval parish church (I'm a bit of a 'churchmouse' and enjoy exploring historic country churches).

Since I didn't know exactly where the church was, I parked at the edge of the village and started walking along the road, looking for a tower peering through the trees.

I was simply walking along the road, keeping my eyes peeled for signs of the church when I came upon this pretty thatched cottage, lit by the morning sun. What a wonderful accident!

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