We spent last week in the English countryside, in the West Midlands. We stayed in a renovated cottage that belongs to a farmhouse, which dates back to the 14th century (see our entrance in the background of the photo below). It had this beautiful private courtyard filled with lavender and all kinds of trees and flowers. It was such a peaceful and wonderful place. During the day we explored the surrounding area and we also drove into Warwickshire - Shakespeare's Country.
The initial plan was to rent a cottage in the northern part of the Cotswolds but it didn't work out and afterwards we were glad; this was the perfect place for us. The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm, and the only reminder of the arrival of autumn was the lavender that had slowly begun to lose its colour.