The Cotswolds provides the ultimate country retreat for those living in the city. Rolling hills, fudge-coloured villages full of the thatch-roofed cottages that you see in picture books, old country manor houses which have been converted to glorious little boutique boltholes; if you’ve ever lusted after a charismatic, historic, country escape, you need to try the Cotswolds.
We have picked 10 of the best boutique hotels in the Cotswolds. Expect exposed beams, antique furniture, cream teas on the lawn and even complimentary Hunter wellies for long country strolls to a dreamy country pub. Our picks will make your dream of a country idyll come true.
Our first choice is the beautifully refurbished Oakhouse 1 boutique hotel in the pretty village of Tetbury (which is also frequented by the Royals and the polo crowd). Described by TATLER as “The Notting Hill of Gloucestershire .. a little rock ‘n’ roll…a little country classic .. the vibe is fizzy French house party” and equally popular with THE GUARDIAN “We are spirited into a fantasy world, a collision of colour, modern design and trad sumptuousness”, this gorgeous boutique hotel has it all.
Our second choice is The Greenway which is an old country house looking over acres of lawns which lead onto one of those classic rolling Cotswold hills. In position three
I choose the Old Swan and Minster Mill which can be found in the most perfect Cotswolds village imaginable.
Wherever you choose, there is nowhere that you can enjoy a more quintessentially English country break than in the Cotswolds.
Oak House No.1 is a luxury boutique hotel in the Cotswolds packed full of intriguing objects and wonderful artworks. These unique and opulent surroundings have attracted many celebrity guests including Martin Freeman, Peter Andre, Tim Minchin, Kelly Jones and more.… Read More.
As you drive up to the Old Swan & Minster Mill you can’t help but be delighted by it’s perfect Cotswolds village setting, complete with grey stone cottages fronted by grass verges and colourful flowers. The hotel, which was built… Read More.
With staycations very much on the up again, where better to pay a visit to than the beautiful Cotswolds – quintessentially English; with beautiful villages, gorgeous boutiques and endless stylish country pubs complete with beautiful pub gardens. We recently stayed… Read More.
The Churchill Arms at Paxford is located in the heart of the rural Cotswold hills, just north of the historic town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Set in a typical old stone pub in the centre of Paxford, The Churchill Arms beautifully combines… Read More.
Arrival at Cheltenham’s Ellenborough Park was impressive. The hotel sits alone on the side of a hill, in acres of immaculate grounds with sweeping views down to one of the UK’s most famous racecourses. We were expecting great things of… Read More.
The Manor Weston Near Bicester is a charming, historic English country house sat in lovely country gardens with swathes of lawns up an impressive tree lined driveway. This hotel would be the perfect setting for an Agatha Christie style murder… Read More.
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