We love living in a small hidden village, within easy reach of the market towns of Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold, which caters for our everyday needs, selections of independent shops, restaurants, local railway station. However as you can imagine we love spending our time exploring Cotswolds villages, so over the next couple of months we will be choosing our favourites and letting you know a little about them. The Cotswold village of Adlestrop, located 3 miles east of Stow on the Wold, and you can see St Edwards Church, Stow from Adlestrop village. One of the first things you will notice is the railway station sign, adorning the village bus shelter. The railway station has long gone but the sign stands as a tribute to Edward Thomas, a WW1 poet who jotted down his experience of this small village when the train is was riding on made an unscheduled stop. Inside the shelter is the original station bench, much used by walkers and you will see a plaque with the verses of this well-known poem. Jane Austen was also a visitor to this small village, her grandfather was actually born here and Jane would regularly visit her cousin who was the local vicar. It is believed she used their colour lives and inheritance problems in many of the novels. Broadwell is another small village located a couple of miles from home, centred around an expansive village green, with The Fox PH serving the many locals and visitors to traditional pub fare. The Fox is part of the locally brewed Donnington Ales group, who own a selection of lovely traditional pubs throughout the Northern Cotswolds. There is a lovely Georgian manor in the village and a selection of farmers cottages. We enjoy summer walks along the dusty roads to reach Broadwell, being a dog friendly pub, Storm our Collie enjoys there hospitality too.