Hotels in Cotswolds

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Hotels in Cotswolds

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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - The 'Lordly Dog' Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A coat of arms and portraits of past owners set the tone at this honey-hued former rectory, recommended by Guide readers for a ‘welcoming, comfortable, relaxing’ country house experience
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  • child_friendly
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  • gourmet
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  • historic
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The Swan

The Swan - Sublime Sundays

Bibury

Visitors flock to the peaceful banks of River Coln – home to swans and to this busy 17th-century former coaching inn (Cotswold Inns and Hotels).
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The Painswick

The Painswick

Painswick

‘In a pretty south Cotswolds village', this is a ‘fun, relaxing place’. A Palladian mansion with Arts and Crafts refinements and an Italianate logia, it was recently made over for the Calcot Collection.
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Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

‘A lovely, family-friendly hotel,’ was Guide inspectors' verdict on this 16th-century stone manor house with spa in beautiful grounds, ‘looking out over rolling hills’.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
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  • spa
  • dog_friendly
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  • tennis
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The Lamb Inn

The Lamb Inn

Burford

On a tranquil side street in a picture-postcard market town on the River Windrush, this higgledy-piggledy old inn pleased Guide inspectors with its ‘classic Cotswold ambience’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • historic
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  • romantic
  • gourmet
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Henry VIII gave the manor of Barnsley to each wife in turn – the old romantic! – before it passed to the Bourchier family, who built this Cotswold stone house in the 1690s.
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Russell’s

Russell’s

Broadway

A 17th-century mellow stone building overlooking the ‘broad way’ with its cafés, antique shops and milling tourists, is run as a well-regarded restaurant-with-rooms by Andrew and Gaynor Riley.
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  • golf
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  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • historic
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote

Far-reaching views across sheep-spotted countryside spool away from this ‘splendid’ 300-year-old malthouse-turned-restaurant-with-rooms above the Evenlode valley.
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  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • wine
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  • child_friendly
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The Plough

The Plough

Kelmscott

A popular pub-with-rooms in a tiny, ‘beguiling’ village close to the Thames, The Plough’s warm welcome and foodie credentials are appreciated as much by locals (and their dogs) as by guests from farther afield.
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  • exceptional_value
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The Feathers

The Feathers

Woodstock

‘The best of old-world charm and modern facilities’, this child-friendly hotel in a Cotswolds market town near Blenheim Palace has bags of personality.
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  • disabled
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Bay Tree Hotel

Bay Tree Hotel

Burford

A wisteria-festooned arch frames the entry to this prettily refurbished hotel, in a hilly Cotswold town.
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  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
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  • romantic
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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

The Bell at Hampton Poyle

Oxford

Owner George Dailey revitalised this honey-stone roadside pub from a tired pub into a popular village hub.
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The Village Pub

The Village Pub

Barnsley

The hub of a pretty Cotswolds village, this mellow-stoned pub-with-rooms (Calcot Hotels) is liked for its stylish rooms and relaxed nature.
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  • walking
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The Maytime Inn

The Maytime Inn

Asthall

A ‘delightful, friendly place’, this ‘extraordinarily good-value’ 17th-century mellow stone coaching inn has an authentic country air.
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  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gastropub
  • dog_friendly
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  • parking
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Butlers

Butlers

Cheltenham

A discrete buttling theme permeates Paul Smyth and Shaun Bailey’s ‘enjoyable, quirky’ B&B in a former 19th-century gentleman’s residence.
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  • parking
  • child_friendly
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Sign of the Angel

Sign of the Angel

Lacock

‘Little has changed over the centuries’ at this Tudor coaching inn in a National Trust village. Familiar to Harry Potter fans as the Babberton Arms, it was once home to Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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  • gourmet
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  • weddings
  • british
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The Pear Tree at Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton

Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton closed down on January 2nd, 2018. It has had an entry in the Guide for many years. Anne Young, the owner, who has retired after more than 30 years helping customers, says: ‘making happy memories for guests has been a pleasure.’
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  • child_friendly
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  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
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Dormy House

Dormy House

Broadway

Countryside chic fills this 17th-century farmhouse on a ridge above vast fields beyond the Cotswold village.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
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  • spa
  • dog_friendly
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  • parking
  • romantic
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  • disabled
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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘We visit Oxford every year and the Old Parsonage never disappoints.’
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The Horse and Groom

The Horse and Groom

Bourton-on-the-hill

Close to Batsford Park, once home to the Mitfords, and its arboretum, this Cotswold-stone Georgian inn remains friendly and affordable after a seamless transition from private ownership to the Cirrus Inns group in 2016.
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  • dog_friendly
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

A former draper’s and mercer’s–turned–bank, opposite the Bodleian Library, is these days a smart bar, restaurant and hotel.
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  • gourmet
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The King’s Head Inn

The King’s Head Inn

Bledington

Ducks glide on a brook that bisects a village green, overlooked by a Cotswold stone pub, owned by Nicola and Archie Orr-Ewing, who also manage The Swan Inn at Swinbrook (see entry).
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  • walking
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Kings Head Hotel

Kings Head Hotel

Cirencester

In its deepest fabric 14th-century, this former coaching inn could, by the 1860s, boast of its hot and cold baths; a more recent revamp has gone much further.
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  • child_friendly
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • disabled
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Burlington House

Burlington House

Oxford

The scent of freshly baked bread wafts through this affable B&B in a leafy suburb, gently hailing the start of a new day.
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  • garden
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  • parking
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  • dog_friendly
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The Cheltenham Townhouse

The Cheltenham Townhouse

Cheltenham

Around the corner from Pittville Park, this contemporary B&B stands on a tree-lined street, a stroll from the town centre.
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  • wifi
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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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 Cotlswolds 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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