Notes on... The Wheatsheaf Inn

This Country is a BBC Three comedy mockumentary about rural living. We devoured the first series and now we’re patiently waiting each week for a new episode on iplayer. So irritation was our immediate response when we realised we’d stayed in the village that series is set in, only after we’d returned home.
 
We were staying at the Wheatsheaf Inn, in the village of Northleach, where there is no visible trace of Kerry and her friends. A 17th century coaching inn, it has the traditional charm you expect in these countryfied parts, with all the luxey, modern accoutrements you deserve. Behind the unassuming Cotswold stone exterior, inside is a very Mr and Mrs Smith hideaway. Dark corridors straight from a Farrow and Ball catalogue, creaky floorboards and hanging portraits of former residents - that we’re almost certain are now haunting these hallways – in a friendly way. There are 14 rooms and ours was all dark green tones, sash windows and Cowshed products. In short, our kind of happy.
 
The hotel is a short drive from Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and the actual best place on earth, Daylesford Farm. We’ll be back to the Wheatsheaf in the summer, when we can make better use of the gardens, and keep an eye out for filming of the next series.

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