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Nestling on the hillside overlooking the village of Slad, made famous by the writer Laurie Lee’s idyllic account of growing up in the Cotswold countryside, is the old cider farm described in “Cider with Rosie”. Furners Farm is now the home of Julie and Simon Cooper, who run an organic smallholding and invite visitors to share the peaceful setting and explore the many attractions of this lovely valley.
The B&B guest accommodation is on the ground floor of a renovated farm cottage, detached from the main house, with its own private entrance. Breakfast is provided in the main house across the pretty garden.
This is a particularly beautiful part of the Cotswolds, well off the beaten track, and approached along a twisting single track lane, and yet the town of Stroud, with its craft shops and farmers’ market, is only a mile or so away, and the famous Woolpack Inn, Laurie Lee’s local pub, is a 20 minute walk away across the fields. The pretty town of Painswick, famous for its magnificent church surrounded by ancient sculpted yew trees, and the Rococo Gardens, is a couple of miles distant.
The author Susan Hill has described the Slad Valley as her “favourite spot in the Cotswolds” in her book “Spirit of the Cotswolds”, and with its outstanding views and abundant wildlife it is waiting to enchant you.
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