Best rooms in Luxury Cotswold hotels
Our partnership of luxury Cotswold hotels offers some of the best rooms in the Cotswold hills. With a little planning you can wake up to a view of a historic village square, a kitchen garden, nothing but green fields or woodland treetops.
It’s worth a little bit of research before you book. Luxury Cotswold hotels tend to be in older buildings. This, happily, makes for non-standard hotel rooms. The Painswick Hotel, for example, has a room with a small balcony that surely has one of the most beautiful views in all of the Cotswolds.
Lords of the Manor’s principle rooms have views of a sweeping lawn that leads down to the River Eye and an area of wild meadow.
The Swan at Bibury is surely one fo the most-photographed hotel exteriors in Britain, with its situation on a small bridge over a trout filled stream. A stay there gives you the opportunity to walk to Arlington Row and beat the seemingly never ending crowds at this famous beauty spot.
The first amongst luxury Cotswold hotels to offer tree house accommodation was The Fish, nr Broadway. Some with a hot tub too. You’’ll also find hot tubs at Apple Cottage (Manor House, Moreton) and Cotswold House (Chipping Campden). You have to love the ‘his and hers’ bathtubs with a view, at Foxhill Manor.
Luxury Cotswold hotels are adept at helping you to arrange unique experiences. In the old days it was a classic car tour or hot air balloon ride (still popular by the way), but new ways of enjoying the area and exploring the Cotswolds are constantly being added. Dormy House, The Fish and Foxhill Manor offer Segway tours. Incidentally they also offer crossbow lessons, archery is so last week.
Charingworth Manor has what mist be some of the most beautifully located tennis courts in England and they’re always happy to serve a Pimms or two.
The Cotswolds programme of events gets more ambitious every year - you might plan a stay at the Hare and Hounds around a Paul Weller Concert at nearby Westonbirt, or tie a stay at Artist Residence in with Kylie at Blenheim Palace in 2019.
A stay at luxury Cotswold hotels doesn’t have to be all outdoor action. Calcot and Whatley Manor are both great at offering author lunches, wine tasting evenings and craft courses in the right season.
Luxury Cotswold hotels are also a winner at Christmas and New Year, with incredibly traditional packages. Many have repeat guests from year to year, so it is never really too early to book.