The Cotswolds is renowned for its charming villages, thatched roof cottages, and cosy pubs, where every turn looks like a scene from a postcard. Surrounded by verdant fields and rolling hills, the region offers breathtaking walking paths, hiking trails, and cycling routes to explore the serene landscapes.

You can wander down quaint cobbled streets, enjoying the rich honey tones of the famous Cotswold stone, or stroll along the river, taking in the gentle fragrances of English wildflowers. Then stop by a local pub for a pint of ale, or head to a nearby café for a traditional afternoon cream tea.

The charming nearby towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Cirencester, and Chipping Campden offer fascinating history, and plenty of charming craft shops and art galleries. And, in the village of Snowshill, the famous lavender fields are in full bloom during the summer months of June and July.

Providing a welcome sanctuary in the heart of the English countryside, the Cotswolds is a wonderful setting for a romantic weekend, family getaway, or solo trip. Below, we’ve rounded up the best hotels to help you find your perfect stay, whether you’re looking for a luxury spa hotel, foodie haven, or great-value hotel with a good pub.

1. The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold

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If you’re looking for a charming getaway in the heart of beautiful Stow-on-the-Wold, The Old Stocks Inn is a 17th century boutique hotel that offers a haven of style and tranquility. Each of the 16 guest rooms are brimming with character – blending rustic-chic décor with modern interiors to create a cosy atmosphere.

Step outside and explore the stunning gardens or curl up with a good book in the library and an artisan coffee. Foodies can also sample the freshest local ingredients from the restaurant’s six-course tasting menu produced by the Cotswold Cheese Company.

In the evening, expert mixologists are ready to mix up delicious cocktails in the hotel’s stylish bar, or you can choose from a wide selection of wines and hand-crafted ales. From the moment you arrive, this boutique hotel promises an unforgettable Cotswold escape.

2. Minster Mill Hotel & Spa

A warmly lit stone building next to a river

An elegant 18th-century country estate, Minster Mill Hotel & Spa is set within 65 acres of manicured gardens on the banks of the River Windrush.

Rooms are decorated with a palette of warm tones and beautiful Scandi-chic interiors, and the hotel’s excellent facilities include tennis courts, a plunge pool, and a luxury spa with sauna. It’s also perfectly positioned just steps from the ancient ruins of Minster Lovell Hall.

The elegant restaurant is housed in a magnificent vaulted-ceiling space adorned with rustic oak beams. And the culinary experience here is exquisite, where guests can choose from a range of modern British dishes or enjoy lighter meals in the atmospheric minstrel’s gallery bar.

3. The Greenway Hotel and Spa

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Located in the quaint village of Shurdington, The Greenway Hotel & Spa is a magnificent 16th-century Elizabethan manor, built on eight acres of countryside with wistful gardens and lily ponds promises an idyllic rural escape.

Perfect for those seeking relaxation, the hotel offers a wide choice of rejuvenating facilities including a fabulous spa, outdoor hot tub, hydrotherapy pool, and luxurious champagne nail bar. The hotel’s prime location also provides easy access to the regency town of Cheltenham and the thrilling Cheltenham Racecourse, making it an ideal destination for both relaxation and exploration.

4. Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

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Step inside Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, this grade II listed townhouse to find a countryside solace with large open fireplaces and peaceful gardens. The hotel features five therapy rooms offering a wide choice of treatments to unwind including a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, or hot stone massage.

The hotel’s Fig restaurant also serves up exquisite dishes paired with delicious cocktails, while the bistro/bar offers a choice of lighter meals. On your doorstep is Chipping Campden’s historic high street with charming boutique shops to browse for a quintessential Cotswolds experience.

5. The Slaughters Manor House

The Slaughters Manor House

Stay at The Slaughters Manor House, a beautiful Cotswolds hotel with an elegant bar and restaurant.

Here, you can Indulge in exquisite cocktails and feast on classic British dishes with a modern twist – and, in the summer months, enjoy alfresco dining with a delightful picnic hamper in the serene gardens. Bedrooms are decorated in soft neutral tones and a decanter of sloe gin provides a heartfelt welcome in each room.

The hotel’s proximity to Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water also makes it a top spot for those seeking picturesque country walks.

6. Thyme, Lechlade

Sun loungers around a rectangular pool

Set in the picturesque village of Southrop next to the River Leach, Thyme is a charming establishment providing elegant bedrooms or the option of a cosy cottage with garden-facing views. The heart of the hotel is centered around the spacious Ox Barn restaurant, renowned for fine dining and a menu inspired by the seasons.

But the highlight of this culinary haven is its dedicated cookery school, providing aspiring chefs and food lovers alike with the chance to immerse themselves in the art of gourmet cuisine.

7. The Fish Hotel, Broadway

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Set on 400-acres, The Fish Hotel on the Farncombe Estate offers a range of stylishly unique accommodation, each with its own distinct charm. From comfortable rooms in the beautifully converted coach house, to quirky tree houses or the romantic Shepherd’s Hut, there’s something to suit all tastes.

At the heart of the hotel is the Lodge where guests can relax on comfy plush sofas by wood fire burners or take a dip in an outdoor hot tub. And, when you’re hungry, the Hook Restaurant places a special focus on seafood dishes. But those seeking alternative delights can indulge in succulent steaks or the equally tempting vegetarian menu.

The Fish Hotel is a peaceful retreat for adults and families seeking rest and relaxation, and there’s even a dedicated dog showering facility for your beloved pet companions.

8. Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden

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Situated on Chipping Campden’s quiet high street, the Noel Arms Hotel is a 14th-century coaching inn that welcomes guests seeking an exceptional and affordable stay. Steeped in history, legend has it that King Charles II sought refuge within these walls following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Inside, antique furnishings and ornate four-poster beds evoke a bygone era. The menu offers a range of delectable choices, from the award-winning curries crafted by the Sri Lankan head chef to traditional British cuisine.

9. Tewkesbury Park, Cotswolds

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Tewkesbury Park, a four-star 18th-century parkland resort hotel, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. Ideal for sports enthusiasts, the hotel features two championship golf courses, tennis and squash courts, and a swimming pool.

Guests can also explore the nearby town of Tewkesbury or a scenic drive to the esteemed Cheltenham racecourse. Then, in the evening, why not indulge your senses at the exceptional Mint restaurant, which has a creative menu of Modern British cuisine infused with subtle Indian influences?

10. The Broadway Hotel, Cotswolds

The Broadway Hotel and two large trees lit up at night

Experience the quaint charm of the Cotswolds by staying at The Broadway Hotel, a historic 16th-century inn at the end of Broadway’s picturesque high street. Inside the inn’s timber-framed facade and Cotswold stone exterior, you’ll find a choice of accommodation to suit every need. From stylish bedrooms and a choice of three holiday cottages that sleep between two and four guests.

The hotel’s inviting gardens offer the perfect respite for enjoying an afternoon tea on the sun-soaked terrace. Cheltenham racecourse and the stunning gardens of Hidcote Manor are also just a short distance away.

Whether seeking a romantic getaway, a family retreat, this historic inn offers the perfect countryside escape.

11. Buckland Manor, Broadway

A large manor house surrounded by mown grass

In the heart of the picturesque village of Buckland, Buckland Manor offers a haven of quintessential old-world charm. From classic and deluxe rooms to superior suites with four-poster beds, guests can enjoy a luxurious stay.

Set on 10 acres of land, the hotel unfolds into a serene landscape with croquet lawns, tennis courts, and fragrant rose gardens. After a day of walking and exploring charming villages, guests can indulge in the hotel’s delightful afternoon teas of freshly baked scones and classic cucumber sandwiches or savour a selection of celebrated English dishes.

12. The Bay Tree, Burford

A historical house with greenery growing over it, and a red car parked in front

Situated on the picturesque cobblestone streets of Burford, The Bay Tree exudes historical charm and boutique appeal with its honey-stone façade and cascading wisteria. The hotel has an elegant Modern restaurant renowned for its delectable cuisine made from locally sourced Cotswold ingredients.

The hotel’s peaceful street location offers an escape from the bustle of everyday life and during warmer climes, the large terrace provides ample space for soaking up the sunshine. Or during the cooler temperatures, comfy sofas and roaring stone fireplaces create a cosy ambiance, making this hotel a perfect stay for all seasons.

13. Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

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Whatley Manor, an 18th-century traditional farmhouse nestled amongst 12 acres of verdant gardens and rolling grounds offers a perfect English retreat to enjoy serene rose gardens and a luxury spa.

You can feast on culinary delights at either of the hotel’s fabulous two Michelin-starred restaurants that focus on seasonal British ingredients, using heritage cooking techniques. Rooms are also spacious, comfortable, and include original features such as wood panelling and marble flooring and eco-friendly bathrooms with ‘time displaying’ rain showers and deep baths.

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the region or visiting nearby towns of Bath, Bristol, and Cheltenham. Or, for a truly royal touch, Highgrove House, the private residence of King Charles III is just a 10-minute drive away.

14. The Lygon Arms, Broadway

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Steeped in history, The Lygon Arms, a 14th-century former coaching Inn welcomes guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Step inside to find old stone fireplaces, wood panelled walls, tartan fabrics, rustic ceiling beams and antique furnishings of a bygone era. The hotel has welcomed many famous names and it’s said that Oliver Cromwell once graced the inn’s halls before the Battle of Worcester.

Guests can choose between lodgings in the historic main building or the more contemporary styled modern annexes, and enjoy a range of facilities on offer including a luxurious spa complete with swimming pool, an invigorating steam room, and rejuvenating saunas. Tucked away at the back of the property, there’s even a helipad for an added touch of luxury and exclusivity.

Then, when you’re hungry, you can savour the flavours of British cuisine in the exquisite restaurant, or indulge in light bites and refreshments at the all-day dining bar after a countryside walk.

Final thoughts…

The Cotswolds is a truly special destination with something for everyone, no matter what season you decide to visit – from lush countryside walks and breathtaking views of lavender fields to elegant feasts and luxury spas. You can explore our full range of Cotswolds Hotels using the button below.

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