I also spent a few days of my extended break in the Cotswolds. The cottage had a well-thumbed (but still perfectly servicable) copy of the AA / Ordnance Survey Leisure Guide to the area, which came in jolly handy.
It added a certain frisson to my experience, for this was a guide that I myself had designed (along with perhaps eight or nine others in the series) in the early 1990s. And all done by hand - that is on a drawing board, without an Apple Mac. What a sweat that was, I can tell you.