News from Luxury Hotels in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds area may be famous as an image of slow change or even permanence, but luxury hotels in the Cotswolds are always keen to innovate. Here are some trends and new ideas to look out for.
The ever-inventive Farncombe estate runs three properties just outside Broadway. Dormy House, Foxhill Manor and The Fish. They’re always reliably on trend, from Dormy’s Champagne and nail bar and wonderful spa pool to the addition of treehouses and shepherd’s huts by the Fish Hotel. Foxhill Manor is redefining what it means to stay in a hotel, with a permanent house party atmosphere. Chefs will prepare what you want when you want it, you can find yourself a cosy corner for dining (after all why should a hotel have a specific dining room?) and staff are empowered to go the extra mile.
Some luxury hotels in the Cotswolds have been redefining the idea of the suite - Apple Cottage (at The Manor House in Moreton) or Garden Cottage (Hare and Hounds, near Tetbury) have been created to combine all the pluses of a hotel with the pleasure of retreating to your own private on-site cottage whenever it suits.
Cotswolds Finest is a partnership of individually owned and managed Luxury hotels in the Cotswolds.
Here are some of the surprises that you’ll find amongst our member luxury hotels in the Cotswolds:
Calcot Manor was one of the first hotels in Britain to build a frisbee golf course. It’s great fun. As the name suggests, you simply borrow a couple of frisbees and tackle a 9 hole course leading around the grounds.
The Three Ways is home to a modern tradition - The Pudding Club. You can join in as they celebrate the great British pudding at regular Friday evening events.
Artist Residence Oxfordshire is the epitome of the cool contemporary pub. From the classic exterior you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find Andy Doig neon, wallpapers by House of Hackney and a Connor Brothers-designed dining room. But there they are and they work brilliantly.
Whatley Manor is amongst the most respected of luxury hotels in the Cotswolds. The dining style is British, but with a wonderful modern Asian twist. Michelin starred too.
Keep things British at Russell’s in Broadway, they own a smart fish and chip restaurant just around the corner from their restaurant with rooms.
Also amongst luxury hotels in the Cotswolds, you’ll find a beautiful, cool cinema, complete with pink sofas, tucked away at Barnsley House. There’s one at Whatley Manor too.
The Trout at Tadpole Bridge may sound like the ultimate traditional pub but, again, it will delight you with its modern take on pub dining.
We also like the design work at Cotswold House in Chipping Campden. Contemporary artworks blend seamlessly with a venerable frontage. Best of both worlds, we say.