Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds
Famous for its honey-coloured cottages, the Cotswolds is also home to some beautiful country house hotels. Offering a fantastic introduction to the English countryside, staying in a country house is always a wonderful experience and a fantastic choice for your next holiday.
Manor House Hotel – Castle Combe
Located in the most beautiful village in England, the Manor House Hotel is particularly beautiful in Autumn time thanks to the sea of red ivy that spreads across its facade.
Boasting 365 acres of parkland, the Manor House is a 14th Century luxury hotel and golf club with beautifully indulgent suites. No two rooms are the same and guests have the option of choosing their own pillow from a menu, including a comforting pregnancy pillow for expectant mothers!
The hotel even has its own pub, The Castle Inn, where you can enjoy a pint or some pub grub. For those looking to relax, the spa is well known for its facials and massages.
Barnsley House – Barnsley
A country house and luxury spa hotel in the Cotswolds, Barnsley House is like stepping onto the film set of the Secret Garden. This adult only hotel is a tranquil getaway surrounded by some of the best Cotswold countryside.
The spa at Barnsley House is one of the best spas in the Cotswolds. Hidden amongst the gardens, guests delight at the extensive wellness facilities including a heated outdoor pool and sunbathing area. Alongside the pool are 5 treatment rooms, a relaxation room, steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, and a tennis court.
Hungry guests can dine at The Potager, an onsite restaurant using the freshest local ingredients to create simple but full of flavour dishes. Afternoon tea is also a delightful experience, particularly in the summer months when you can take it al fresco.
For those looking for a unique experience, there is a private cinema within the grounds, complete with supper and popcorn of course!
Located in one of my favourite Cotswold villages, the Painswick is at the heart of village life. Surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful hill walks, the Painswick is the perfect venue to rest your head after a long day exploring.
The hotel is chic but cosy, a hard combination to pull off, but they do it well. Staff are exceptionally friendly and the afternoon tea is talked about by people from miles around. The wisteria covered balcony is most beautiful in spring, but the hotel is a good spot to stay year round.
Dogs are more than welcome at a small charge of £15, wellies are available for muddy walks, and cocktails are enjoyed outside in the gardens throughout summer.
Guest rooms are beautifully designed, with large comfortable beds, fluffy white towels, and some with their own roll top bath.
Burleigh Court Hotel – Nr Stroud
Oozing in country charm, Burleigh Court is a charming boutique hotel offering dog friendly guest rooms and a quiet break away from the city.
Set high in the hills of Stroud, the hotel is tucked away in a peaceful haven. Afternoon tea here is a popular experience, as well as Sunday roast and evening dinner.
Staff are warm and welcoming, with their excellent service being reflected in their superb online reviews. The Noteworthy Rooms are the real standout, each with a power shower and bath, sumptuous bedding, generous supply of tea, coffee & biscuits, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, organic toiletries, and fluffy bathrobes & slippers.
The Slaughters Manor House
A contemporary country house hotel in one of the Cotswolds most desirable villages, the Slaughters Manor House is a beautiful 17th century property nestled within five acres of landscaped gardens.
Each guest room offers its own unique charm and all offer crisp white linen, plumped-up pillows and Vispring beds.
Families are more than welcome at the Slaughters Manor House and both children and adults alike can enjoy long picnics in the garden followed by a fun afternoon of lawn games.
The onsite restaurant strives to use as much local and seasonal produce as possible, using freshly foraged ingredients and served with wines paired by the onsite sommelier.
Buckland Manor – Nr Broadway
Surrounded by history, this 13th century manor house offers beautiful accommodation with old stone fireplaces, mullion windows and flagstone floors.
Set in a gloriously quiet village in Worcestershire, Buckland Manor is one of the finest country houses in the Cotswolds. 15 tasteful guest rooms overlook the beautiful gardens, featuring a gentle stream, rose beds, croquet lawn and a tennis court.
Winter days can be spend with a hot chocolate by the crackling fire, whilst summer brings its own charm and opportunities. The gardens are the perfect venue for a pre-dinner cocktail or glass of fizz, ingredients in the restaurant are sourced from the neighbouring Vale of Evesham.
The honey coloured facade is a reminder of your location, just a few miles outside the popular town of Broadway. This classic country house hotel is brilliant for a romantic couples escape whilst also being a great choice for families looking for a quiet break away.
Thyme – Southrop
Thyme is a unique country house hotel with a spa and recently found itself on a list of the top 10 boutique hotels in the UK.
Designed to act as its own mini village on the fringes of the Cotswolds, Thyme boasts its own pub and restaurants.
Its aim is to help guests slow down, relax and rejuvenate, an easy task when you see its extensive spa facilities, gardens and spring water swimming pool.
Bedrooms are named after plants and flowers, with decor matching accordingly alongside carefully selected antique pieces.
Food is at its core with a well-regarded cookery school opening in 2007. Kitchen staff forage for ingredients throughout the estate to create deliciously fresh meals created in a seven-and-a-half metre Charvet open kitchen.