A socially-distanced holiday
Somerset Life|October 2020
A socially-distanced holiday
By the time August came around, CHARLOTTE SKIDMORE and family felt the need for a change of scenery – but what would a holiday in the ‘new normal’ look like?
CHARLOTTE SKIDMORE

I'd had enough of staring at four walls and as much as I love Somerset, I felt the need to stretch my socially-distanced wings a little further five months after ‘lockdown’.

An invite to Hoburne’s site in the Cotswold sounded just the ticket; but there were a number of questions running through my mind. What would a socially distanced holiday look and feel like? Would there be enough to entertain my two-year-old in the Cotswolds or is it more of a holiday for the grown-ups?

Well, read on to see how things went.......

En route to our holiday we passed through some wonderfully picturesque villages and life had started to feel a little brighter, with the week ahead to look forward to. Whilst it was mid-August, the surroundings seemed peaceful and serene and well away from the stresses of Coronavirus.

On arrival at Hoburne Cotswold the check-in was very smooth, with everyone respecting one another’s space; we may have been on holiday but I was all too aware not to let things slide on that level.

We were given the keys to our deluxe plus lodge – and ‘wow’, this was so much more than a caravan. With a large, luxuriously decorated open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen, leading out onto wrap around, secure decking, our week away had definitely started the right way. Two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and walk-in closet, also gave us a really good sized sleeping space – which we needed as it was a very intense heatwave that week!

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October 2020