Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen


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Pauline and Steve live in West Dorset. They moved to England from the United States (Santa Fe, New Mexico) in 2010 and spent five years living in the Cotswolds. Pauline is the founder of Slow Travel (, an online travel community (now owned by Internet Brands Inc.). She ran the Slow Travel website and community from 2000 to 2007. Read more about Pauline and Steve: Slow Travels - About Us.

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Follow Pauline's Slow Travels blog to read about their move to England.

Vacation Rentals in the Cotswolds

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Why We Created "Cotswolder"

Cotswolder launched in September 2008. There are many good websites about the Cotswolds. Does the web need another one? I think so. Cotswolder does not have the detail of a tourist office website, it does not list every restaurant and every hotel in the Cotswolds, instead it describes the Cotswolds from a personal point of view. It presents traveling in the Cotswolds and in England from a North American perspective.

Cotswolder is written by Pauline Kenny with parts edited by Valerie Schneider.

Our England Travel History

In 1988 - 1989 Steve and I spent a year traveling in Europe. We spent two months traveling around England, spending a week at a time in different areas - London, Sussex, Devon, Wales, Lake District, Scotland, Yorkshire Dales, Peaks District, Cotswolds. We then spent three months in the countryside east of London and explored London, East Anglia and Kent.

Since then we have returned to England many times:

We keep this site updated and add new information as we continue to travel to this area.

This website is about the Cotswolds, but that does not mean that this area is better than other areas in England. We enjoy traveling throughout the Southwest, love the Lakes district, would like to return to East Anglia someday soon, but something about the Cotswolds has grabbed us and this is the place we like to return to. Except that in 2015 we moved south :)

References for Cotswolder

I used the following books, plus my own experiences traveling in the Cotswolds, to create the Towns & Villages pages:

Cotswolder Photos

Photos on the website by Pauline Kenny. Some of the town photos by Kazz Hollick, a photographer based in Stroud, in the Cotswolds.

Cotswolder Logo

The Cotswolder logo was designed in July 2008 by Ginés Valera (email The logo for Cotswolder is a spiral of bluebells. My favorite time of year in the Cotswolds is the spring when the woods are filled with bluebells and Ramsons (also called Garlic Flowers). I sent Ginés some of my spring flower photos and this is what he came up with for our logo. I love the spiral and the gentle colors and being reminded of spring in the Cotswolds.

Our Websites

Slow Europe, guide to vacation rentals in Europe.

Slow Travels, Pauline's blog about living in England.

Thank you for visiting Cotswolder!