8 OF THE BEST HOTEL HIDEAWAYS IN THE COTSWOLDS
Are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of real life? Here are some of the best places in the Cotswolds to unwind in style.
BARNSLEY HOUSE & SPA
BARNSLEY, NR CIRENCESTER
Set in exquisite landscaped gardens designed by Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House is the perfect place to escape from the real world. Take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool, choose between The Potager restaurant or The Village Pub to eat and enjoy one of the uniquely designed stunning rooms.
THE LYGON ARMS
Nestled in the heart of Broadway's beautiful high street, The Lygon Arms is steeped in history with Oliver Cromwell, Charles I and Prince Philip all visiting. The dining room is one of the finest eating spaces that the Cotswolds has to offer and the rooms range from charming cosy to master suites fit for a king. The roof over the swimming pool in the spa opens during summer months too. What could be better?
You don't need us to tell you what an amazing place Soho Farmhouse is (you might if you have never been), but depending on availability, non-members are very much welcome to stay in one of their cabins, houses or garden rooms. Guests can enjoy everything from clay pigeon shooting to boating, and the choice of 5 restaurants and a farm shop and deli.
If you're looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city then The Rectory is the perfect place for you. Located between Cirencester and Malmesbury, the hotel boasts 18 delightful bedrooms, stylish interiors and beautiful gardens giving an instant home from home feeling. Better still, they have a brilliant pub just over the road too!
The story of Thyme is almost as incredible as the place itself. Lovingly restored by founder Caryn Hibbert, each of the derelict farm buildings has been given a renewed purpose and what they have created is a beautiful self-proclaimed "village within a village" offering 31 rooms, including 2 cottages, a cookery school, spa, the incredible new Ox Barn restaurant and its own pub, The Swan..
The motto at Foxhill is: ‘whatever you fancy, wherever you fancy it’. You are encouraged to pop to the kitchen and create your own menu with the chef, and eat wherever and whenever you want. You even get a personal personal host who will be on hand 24 hours a day to make sure you have everything you need. Located in the 400-acre woodland estate of Farncombe near Broadway, Foxhill Manor offers all the character and charm of a boutique-hotel hideaway with a brilliant concept and amazing personal service to boot.
Originally built as a model farm in the 1700's, Widbrook Grange is now a Grade II listed 19-bedroom boutique hotel, boasting a stunning gin bar, kitchen and treatments. Located just outside the historic market town of Bradford on Avon, Wibrook Grange is the perfect base to explore nearby Bath or relax in the 11 acres of Wiltshire countryside.
OAK HOUSE No.1
A favourite of royalty, actors and musicians, Oak House No.1 is a luxurious Georgian townhouse set in Tetbury’s beautiful market square. The interiors are a visual feast featuring a stunning art collection with all bedrooms designed to an exceptionally high standard. Unwind in the peaceful garden or explore the beauty of nearby Highgrove, the home of Prince Charles.