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Do you ever get times when you feel as if you cannot relax because you’re too busy running around trying to achieve everything you can? If you do you are most certainly not alone, but the trick is to find a way to de-stress and get back to feeling more like yourself again.

And what better place to do that than in one of the many delightful and peaceful Cotswolds cottages that are dotted all around this beautiful part of the country? Many people go to the Cotswolds with the idea of exploring the countryside and getting out and about in the fresh air. This is a great way of de-stressing and making sure you unwind fully while you are away. But you can equally enjoy the luxury of having a whole cottage on your own for a week, or perhaps even a long weekend.

Most cottages are situated in out of the way places where it is nice and quiet. Obviously you will have to look around and see what you can find, so you can be sure of choosing just the right cottage for your needs. If you intend to unwind by going for long walks, it shouldn’t be difficult to find cottages that are situated close to one of the many footpaths that wind their way up and down the hills of this part of the country. You can even stay somewhere near to part of the Cotswold Way, to try part of this particularly famous route through the area.

If all you want is to put your feet up for a few days, make sure you book into a Cotswolds cottage that has all the facilities you could want. You’ll need to have some shops or a pub fairly close by of course, so you can get supplies and perhaps enjoy a nice relaxing meal out one evening. But make sure your chosen cottage has all the mod cons you want while you are there. Many of them have been renovated to include a relaxing and peaceful outside space too, with picnic tables and chairs. This gives you the ability to sit back and enjoy the feeling of not having to clock watch all the time.

It’s true that we all have different ways to unwind. But whatever methods you happen to enjoy, you can certainly make them happen in the Cotswolds. The great thing is that there is so much to do on your doorstep you won’t even have the need to drive if you don’t want to. You could roll out of bed whenever it suits you, get dressed, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then go out to explore your local surroundings. You can even sit and watch the wildlife in the fields and countryside surrounding your cottage if you wish – many people spend ages doing just that!

So if you need to de-stress early in the New Year, why not book a Cotswolds cottage now to get the desired results?