The TOP 5 Hotels in The Cotswolds
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Enjoy a charming country stay in the gentle Cotswolds, one of England’s most treasured rural retreats. Choose from historic country manors and indulgent spa getaways here at Voyage Privé!
Escape to this historic 16th-century country hotel in the centre of sleepy Broadway. Once frequented by Oliver Cromwell and Charles I, it retains much of this atmosphere and is brimming with antique furnishings. Guests have access to many luxury amenities, from an indulgent spa to a fine croquet lawn and spectacular dining.
Nestled along the River Eve, this stunning pub hotel exudes countryside charm. Pick from stylish open-plan rooms and cottage stays in a pretty outdoor courtyard. Guests have access to a delectable local menu serving up the best in Cotswolds produce.
This picturesque centuries-old manor house is built with classic honey-coloured Cotswold stone. The sophisticated interiors feature delightful period décor, roaring lounge fires and cosy bedrooms. Enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea or take a dip in the hotel's premium swimming pool and spa.
Escape to the old Roman town of Cirencester at the lower slopes of the Cotswolds. The Fleece is an idyllic, Grade II-listed inn with stylish and modern rooms bursting with character and colour. The common areas exude history and charm with centuries-old beams and roaring log fires.
Enjoy a laidback stay in a 15th-century inn in the heart of Minster Lovell, a characterful Cotswolds village. Rooms are inviting with luxury bedding and warm, bright interiors. Guests have access to the Old Swan's bar and restaurant, home to cosy nooks and a spectacular menu.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathroom amenities
- Delicious dining options
- Cosy bar and lounge
- Pretty gardens
- Swimming pool and spa
The Cotswolds is a popular location during sizzling weather when its hills warm up and beer gardens flourish. The peak season is from June through August, when the weather is at its best. Roads can become busy, particularly near scenic villages and star attractions. To avoid the bulk of these crowds, you can book outside of school holidays. Enjoy fine but variable weather during the Cotswolds' shoulder seasons from spring through autumn too. The weather is often more favourable for walks - just prepare for muddy trails. While winter is cold and wet, the Cotswolds remains charming. Villages burst with festive lights, and old pubs roar with log fires. Try to stay in and around major towns like Cirencester to remain close to the action during these colder periods.
With romantic fine dining in centuries-old inns and fun farm and wildlife centres, the Cotswolds is suited to all ages. Our romantic getaways make the perfect anniversary or celebratory stay with manors overlooking pretty greenery and soft, rolling hills. The landscape itself is fine for country walks suited for families, couples and friends. Pretty trails are dotted with pubs for leisurely strolls in the country. As for families, you’ll find a wealth of alluring farms, wildlife parks and steam railways to ignite the imagination. Many of the Cotswolds’ villages are renowned for their boutiques, making it a fine shopper’s getaway too. For more lively stays, seek out towns like Cheltenham with its many outdoor festivals and luxury spas.
- Historic hotels
- Country lodge hotels
- Cosy cottages
- Spa hotels
- Charming inns
- Charging cables
- Guide book
- Walking maps
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Pack-away towel
- Evening attire
- Sun cream
- All-weather clothing/umbrella
- Wellies for wet weather
The Cotswolds is among the UK’s most accessible areas of natural beauty. Train stations in Banbury, Cheltenham, Kemble and Stroud, among others, connect throughout the country. What’s more, many border cities like Bath, Gloucester and Oxford provide excellent Cotswold links. While many visitors choose to explore by car, the Cotswolds Discoverer travel pass allows joint bus and train use. Many buses connect lesser-known villages and pretty greens. The closest airport to the Cotswolds is Bristol Airport, but fine public transport links make London arrivals easy too. As for car travel, try to avoid major centres during peak hours, particularly in summer. This will allow you to dodge congestion.
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Immensely scenic and dotted with picture-postcard villages, the Cotswolds is the England of your imagination. Bucolic village greens, ancient churches and undulating hills all make for a charming rural retreat. Experience the best of the landscape by staying at one of our luxury Cotswolds hotels. Take your pick from properties linked to royalty or cosy up in a pretty coaching inn. All offer access to the Cotswolds’ renowned long-distance trails and honey-coloured villages.
Many visitors stick to the enigmatic northern Cotswolds due to their accessibility and famed sites like Broadway, Winchcombe and Burford. The south Cotswolds has its fill of adorable villages and pretty trails too. Castle Combe is exceedingly pretty, and the Cotswolds Way runs west from Bath through Painswick. You’ll discover serene villages that appear as if untouched by the last several centuries. No wonder Prince Charles spends much of his time here at Highgrove in Tetbury.