Before I talk about Kiftsgate, just to mention that I hired a lens for the few days we were away. I've a "landscape" lens which is 18-50 and the big lens the 100-400 but nothing but the macro lens inbetween those. I would like a lens that will cover a multitude of circumstances when I'm out and about generally and just need 1 lens to cover. Accordingly I hired the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3/5-5.6 lens to put it through its paces.
Almost without exception, the pictures in my blog posts about the Cotswold trip, were taken with this lens. On the whole I was impressed although it was a bit soft on the 200mm end.
So - onto Kiftsgate Court. I'd visited there a while back with Mum but that was before blogging days it seems.
Kiftsgate is mostly high up and there's a steep hill going down away from the house.
Looking down below, a swimming pool..
It's very much a cottage garden type garden and small divided areas.. so something different around each corner..
to come out the other side to this very modern and angular water "feature". The leaves cascade water and is very effective... pity the sun wasn't out.
We had a piece of cake with our afternoon cuppa (well two pieces shared between us) - both rather nice :)
A great first day and then on to The Red Lion at Long Compton where we were staying. I can thoroughly recommend this Inn both for hospitality, accommodation and the food.... delish! :) The evening meal was not disappointing and presented a great difficulty in choosing what to eat- I need to put on weight!!