Hotels in the Cotswolds

The writer J B Priestley once described the Cotswolds as ‘the most English and least spoiled of all our countrysides’. His observation continues to hold true many decades later.
The Bay Tree at Burford, in the Cotswolds

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Hotels in the Cotswolds

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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - 'Dogs Stay Free' Special Offer

Broadway

A 17th-century former coaching inn that counts both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, sundry Windsors and Hollywood royalty among past guests can fairly claim to be historic.
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • walking
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Midweek Dinner and Breakfast for Two Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

The River Eye drifts through the gardens of this Cotswold stone former rectory, once home to the Witts family, rectors and then lords of Upper Slaughter, run as a hotel for the past 50 years.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest - Three Nights for the Price of Two Early Bird Autumn Staycation Special Offer

Chipping Norton

The lovely views across the Evenlode valley from the terrace or dining room could almost distract you from the exceptional food at this dining pub-with-rooms on the edge of a Cotswold village.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

Nick and Charlotte Dent have had a field day converting a Georgian stone farmhouse and outbuildings in 11 acres into a dog-friendly, fun hotel brimming with character and 'so many appealing, endlessly inventive features'.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
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Russell’s

Russell’s

Broadway

In plum position on this quintessential Cotswold town’s high street, Russell’s restaurant-with-rooms offers imaginative food and modern bedrooms among comforting original features.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
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The Trout at Tadpole Bridge

The Trout at Tadpole Bridge

Buckland Marsh

You can arrive by narrow boat and tie up by this Georgian pub on a peaceful stretch of the Thames with views of the eponymous stone bridge, or simply watch others messing about in boats as you sip a beer in the riverside garden.
From £130 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • gastropub
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • foodie
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
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The Broadway Hotel

The Broadway Hotel

Broadway

With its medieval frontage, creaky-floor interiors and smart conservatory brasserie, The Broadway, named after its picturesque Cotswold location, is popular with both visitors and locals.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

Tetbury

Give Django Reinhardt a spin on the vintage jukebox and drop in for a quiz night or for a Sunday-night session on the 1920s Art Deco piano at this fun local hang-out handy for the chic boutiques of Tetbury.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • ecofriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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Artist Residence Oxfordshire

Artist Residence Oxfordshire

South Leigh

When you step into this olde-worlde, thatched Cotswold village farmhouse-turned-pub, prepare to do a double take when you see the offbeat interior.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • boutique
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Old Swan

Old Swan

Minster Lovell

One of the oldest buildings in a village of thatched houses, this 600-year-old inn stands steps away from the willows leaning over the River Windrush.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • pub_with_rooms
  • spa
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • fishing
  • walking
  • cycling
  • tennis
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The Maytime Inn

The Maytime Inn

Asthall

Creepers climb up the front of this mellow stone 17th-century coaching inn, a short stroll from the River Windrush.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wifi
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • historic
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
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Butlers

Butlers

Cheltenham

An easy stroll to the promenade and the Montpellier district, Paul Smyth and Shaun Bailey’s butler-themed B&B occupies a 19th-century gentleman’s residence.
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
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The Old Stocks Inn

The Old Stocks Inn

Stow-on-the-Wold

In a historic wool town, the classic Cotswold-stone exterior of this 17th-century inn gives way to a cool, contemporary interior that mixes wooden beams and ancient floorboards with cocktails, Scandi-chic furnishings and a family-friendly feel.
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
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The King’s Arms

The King’s Arms

nr Badminton

Deep in Cotswold countryside, this traditional inn looks just the part: there are old photos on heritage-hued walls and candlesticks on tables; a log fire is lit when the temperature dips.
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • parking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Woodchester

Surrounded by the green fields of the Stroud valleys, Fiona Shiner’s family-owned vineyard and winery shelter a modern B&B.
  • cycling
  • for_winelovers
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • parking
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Cotswold Grange

Cotswold Grange

Cheltenham

Set in gardens front and back, its terrace bordered by pleached ornamental pear trees, Nirav and Dhruti Sheth’s friendly hotel is in a fine stone mansion in leafy Pittville.
  • dog_friendly
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • wifi
  • good_value
  • boutique
  • historic
  • garden
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
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The Rectory Hotel

The Rectory Hotel

Malmesbury

A Georgian rectory-turned-boutique hotel, in manicured gardens with swimming pool, is a first hospitality venture for music industry executive Alex Payne, who called in the team behind The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry), with designer Natasha Hidvegi, a former plastic surgeon, to give the place a facelift.
  • swimming
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • swimming_pool
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pool
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Sign of the Angel

Sign of the Angel

Lacock

It would be 'hard to find somewhere more olde-worlde than this 15th-century coaching inn', with its fireplaces and flagstones, and wonky beams aplenty.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • british
  • pub_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
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The Painswick

The Painswick

Painswick

In a perfect Cotswold village, this 'charming' Palladian mansion with 'wonderful valley views' of Cider with Rosie country ‘could not have been a more welcome find’ for readers on a dismal day.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • walking
  • romantic
  • spa
  • cycling
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
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Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

Country house luxury and child-friendliness are a happy combination at this spa hotel, occupying a 16th-century Cotswold manor house in ‘lovely, manicured grounds’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

Beyond the sturdy oak door of this handsome 17th-century stone dwelling, Jeremy Mogford’s country-house-in-the-city hotel has a more bookish, bohemian, clubby feel than its sister enterprise.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
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The Lamb Inn

The Lamb Inn

Burford

Occupying 15th-century weavers’ cottages subsumed by an 18th-century inn on the aptly named Sheep Street, this is the kind of traditional, inclusive, tea-by-the-fire sort of place that sits so well in a historic market town.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Oxford alumni get a discount on rooms from Sunday to Thursday at Jeremy Mogford’s smart hotel on the ‘High’, opposite the university church of St Mary’s and the Bodleian Library.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • walking
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

Even hardened townies are seduced by the surrounds of 17th-century Barnsley House, created by visionary gardener Elizabeth Verey who moved here in the 1950s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The King’s Head Inn

The King’s Head Inn

Bledington

Ducks bob on the brook that runs through the green in front of this 16th-century cider house with all the trappings of the perfect English country pub – beams, flagstones, settles, blazing fires, Hook Norton ale on draught.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Thyme

Thyme

Lechlade

The collection of honeyed buildings on Caryn Hibbert's restored Cotswold manor and farm are home to chic bedrooms, a cookery school, pub and spa, interspersed with quintessential English gardens.
  • with_cooking_school
  • wifi
  • spa
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pool
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • honeymoon
  • weddings
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Bay Tree Hotel

Bay Tree Hotel

Burford

Forged from a row of 17th-century houses, this prettily refurbished hotel is a charming mix of flagstone floors, ancient beams and ‘immaculate’ modern bedrooms.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
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The Swan

The Swan

Bibury

Here is a setting that elicits admiring exclamation: green creepers climbing up old stone, this stylishly updated 17th-century coaching inn stands on the banks of the River Coln, in a village William Morris described as the most beautiful in England.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • garden
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
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The Village Pub

The Village Pub

Barnsley

With a refined pub menu and a relaxed, dog-friendly atmosphere, this mellow-stone pub-with-rooms (Calcot Collection) is the hub of a pretty Cotswolds village.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi

Choosing places to stay in the Cotswolds

This region, formed from six counties along the spine of the Cotswold Hills, retains a timeless quality much loved by visitors from Britain and overseas. It is England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, with gently rolling hills (wolds). The highest point is just over 1,000 feet.

The area is perfect for a hotel stay and the Good Hotel Guide has reviewed some charming establishments, from hotels with luxurious individual suites offering a hot tub to a 14th -century converted farm house. All offer a warm Cotswolds welcome and are ideal for exploring the pretty area. The Cotswold region reaches more than 100 miles from Bath in the southwest to Chipping Campden at its most north-easterly point. While it is bordered by significant cities and towns, including Cheltenham, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, the area is defined by its charming market towns and sleepy villages. They are built in shades of golden-coloured Cotswold stone which blends naturally into the surrounding landscape.

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Last updated: November 27, 2021