Our Jaguar E-Type Roadster was used by Kate Lough of the Evening Standard as her chosen transport for a stay in The Cotswolds

In November 2016 Kate Lough, Digital Lifestyle Editor of the Evening Standard stayed at the Beachspoke self catering property - Yarrow Cottage in Churchill, just outside Chipping Norton for a weekend as a DFL (Down From London).   

Yarrow Cottage in Churchill

















Using Yarrow Cottage in Churchill as a base she toured the Cotswolds, shopping at Daylseford organics, eating at The Chequers in Churchill and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham before taking a drive over to Blenheim Palace at Woodstock for a walk round their magnificent park.


The part of the article that covers use of The Open Roads' Jaguar E-Type reads as follows:

The Cotswolds is one of the prettiest areas in the UK. Villages of honey-coloured stone cottages, quaint greens, pretty pubs and rolling fields are found at every turn. And the most stylish way to see all this has to be in a classic car. We borrowed a classic Jaguar E-Type for the weekend, and it will forever stick in my mind as one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Roof down, huddled against a bright November day, we twisted and turned through this postcard-perfect place, in one of the most beautiful cars ever designed. Strapped in by chic red seatbelts, we pointed the long bed bonnet in whatever direction we chose, with no specific destination or irritating SatNav telling us what to do. Much better than a walk in wellies.


If you must settle on a particular destination, give nearby Blenheim Palace a visit. You can walk through its magnificent park for free - which is absolutely stunning in autumn.  


Tony Merrygold, who runs The Open Road, keeps his classic car fleet just outside Warwick, which is an easy 40 minute drive to Yarrow Cottage and Churchill. He also has a 1965 Ford Mustang and an Austin Healey 3000 if that's more your bag. If your partner is a car lover, there can be no better gift than hiring one of these - Tony can even help you arrange a surprise.  


The full article can be read at Evening Standard Online.


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