Madmax Tours visits this quaint village nestled in a wooded valley within a conservation area at the southernmost tip of the Cotswolds.
The beauty of the village and its calm setting have been attracting visitors for over a century. It was back in the 1960’s that the national press identified this as “the prettiest village in England”. The name originates from its setting (combe meaning narrow valley) and also the pre Roman fortifications that were located on the hill above it.
The prosperity of the woollen industry in the middle ages saw the building of weavers cottages by the stream. Many of these cottages remain. The mellow Cotswold stone and English roses around the windows and doors give the village its picturesque quality as the Bybrook gently flows in front of them.