Hotels in the Cotswolds

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Hotels in the Cotswolds

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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Broadway

This sprawling honey-stone building with its tall chimneys and leaded windows offers history, grand rooms and antiques, along with a thoroughly modern spa and 21st-century luxuries.
  • 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
  • garden
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - 'Taste of the Cotswolds' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A luxury afternoon tea in gardens on the River Eye and fine dining in the evening are among the sybaritic pleasures to be enjoyed at this Cotswold-stone former rectory.
  • 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
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
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Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor - Spa and Stay Special Offer

Cheltenham

An Italianate mansion in landscaped gardens and pleasure grounds is today ‘a lovely, classic country house hotel with a modern, quirky feel’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

A Georgian farmhouse filled with upcycled agricultural salvage might seem an odd sort of sister hotel for a Scottish hunting lodge, but here, as at Shieldaig Lodge (see Gairloch), it’s all about heritage.
  • 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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The Feathered Nest

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

Chipping Norton

Guests have a bird’s-eye view over the Evenlode valley from Adam Taylor’s gastropub-with-rooms in a hilltop 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
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘A stone’s throw from everything Oxford has to offer’, Jeremy Mogford’s second hotel (see preceding entry) impressed our inspectors with its ‘peaceful, classy vibe’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • boutique
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The Lamb Inn

The Lamb Inn

Burford

In a picturesque Cotswold town, an 18th-century inn contrived from a row of 15th-century weavers’ cottages has been gently shepherded into the 21st century.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its 'brilliant location, right in the city centre'.
  • 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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Russell’s

Russell’s

Broadway

In a gem of a Cotswold town, with its green verges, galleries and tea shops, a honey-stone house is home to this first-class restaurant-with-rooms
  • wifi
  • historic
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • parking
  • walking
  • wildlife_watching
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
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The Trout at 
Tadpole Bridge

The Trout at 
Tadpole Bridge

Buckland Marsh

The gardens run down to the Thames with free moorings for guests at this gastropub-with-rooms in the Vale of the White Horse, a former toll house for the eponymous 18th-century stone bridge.
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 King’s Head Inn

The King’s Head Inn

Bledington

Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing have created a seamless blend of friendly village local and gastropub-with-rooms at their former 16th-century cider house overlooking the green.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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The Broadway Hotel

The Broadway Hotel

Broadway

With its wisteria-covered honey stonework, medieval half-timbering and a position overlooking the village green, The Broadway is film-set perfect.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
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The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

Tetbury

With quiz nights, a jukebox, a well-patronised bar and a choice of dining spaces, the 18th-century Royal Oak has a lively community feel where both locals and visitors feel welcome.
  • 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

With funky artwork in the bar and attractive salvaged furniture, this is not your conventional thatched village inn, but it brims with a quirky charm and a warm, open-to-everyone welcome.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Double Red Duke

The Double Red Duke

Bampton

The latest addition to Georgie and Sam Pearman’s Country Creatures portfolio, this 17th-century Cotswold stone inn is ‘one of the best pubs-with-rooms I’ve ever seen’, says our inspector.
  • foodie
  • child_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • dog_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • walking
  • cycling
  • garden
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Bay Tree Hotel

Bay Tree Hotel

Burford

A charmingly refurbished hotel, forged from a row of 17th-century houses in picturesque Burford – gateway to the Cotswolds.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
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The Swan

The Swan

Bibury

In a setting that elicits admiration, this stylishly updated 17th-century coaching inn stands on the banks of the River Coln, in a village, described by William Morris, 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
  • boutique
  • historic
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
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Old Swan

Old Swan

Minster Lovell

In a village of thatched houses, surrounded by woodland and wildflower meadows and close to a willow-hung riverbank, the 600-year-old Old Swan has a timeless charm.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • pub_with_rooms
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • fishing
  • walking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Woodchester Valley 
Vineyard

Woodchester Valley 
Vineyard

Stroud

Fiona Shiner’s family-owned vineyard, winery and B&B are surrounded by the green fields of the Stroud valleys.
  • 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

Between town and racecourse in leafy Pittville, Nirav and Dhruti Sheth’s friendly hotel is in a fine stone mansion with gardens front and back.
  • dog_friendly
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • wifi
  • good_value
  • boutique
  • historic
  • garden
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
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The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Chipping Norton

This picture-perfect Cotswold-stone village inn is all low beams, flagged floors and open fires as befits its 400 years of service.
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • good_value
  • wifi
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The Rectory Hotel

The Rectory Hotel

Malmesbury

Fans of the Beckford Arms group (see Tisbury) will love the simple sophistication at this hotel, once home to a Georgian rector who went forth and multiplied and had 14 children to house.
  • 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

Think of a quintessential English coaching inn – half-timbered facade, big stone fireplaces, low-beamed rooms, leaded windows, panelled walls, wonky floors – and you could be describing this 15th Century village inn.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • british
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

Amid 240 acres of native woodland, rewilded organic meadow and grassland, this 16th-century stone manor house offers a real escape to the country.
  • 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
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
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Thyme

Thyme

Southrop

With the feel of a charmed Cotswolds village, this collection of honeyed buildings house chic rooms surrounded by pretty gardens, as well as a spa, pub and cookery school.
  • with_cooking_school
  • wifi
  • spa
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • outdoor_pool
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • adultsonly
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • honeymoon
  • weddings
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
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The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch

Broadway

In postcard-perfect Broadway, this 16th-century honeyed-stone building epitomises Cotswold cottage charm with its low-beamed rooms, exposed-stone walls and glinting brasses over the inglenook fireplace.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • disabled_facilities
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • good_value
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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The Maytime Inn

The Maytime Inn

Burford

Creepers clamber up the honey stone walls of this 17th-century coaching inn, in a peaceful village 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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The Old Stocks Inn

The Old Stocks Inn

Stow-on-the-Wold

The classic Cotswold-stone exterior of this 17th-century inn reveals cool and fun interiors that successfully blend wooden beams and ancient floorboards with cocktails, Scandi-chic furnishings and a family-friendly feel.
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • outdoor_dining
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • historic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie

Choosing places to stay 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. 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: December 01, 2022