Lying to the west of Oxford, the honeyed-stone walls of the Cotswolds are covered in fragrant wisteria, rose bushes trail over doorways and rolling fields are speckled with tiny chocolate-box villages. This quintessentially English landscape is picture-perfect, a quaint paradise of scenic beauty, with streets that appear to have changed very little over the centuries.
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Dormy House Hotel
Near Broadway, Worcestershire
Best for: Couples
Dormy House is a quintessentially English hotel. A lovingly renovated 17th century farm house that blends country chic with log fires and original panelling. Located moments from the village of Broadway this is the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds.
Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Best for: Culture, Couples
This 14-century farmhouse just three miles from Tetbury is a real gem. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Calcot Manor is the perfect countryside tonic for couples and families alike, with stylish rooms and over 220 acres of meadowland to explore.
Slaughters Manor House
Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds
Best for: Culture, Diving, Riding, Fishing
Situated in one of England’s prettiest villages, The Slaughters Manor House is a beautiful 17th Century manor house which combines contemporary interiors with country charm, attentive service and one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the Cotswolds.
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Northleach, The Cotswolds
Best for: Couples, Culture
The Wheatsheaf Inn is located in Northleach in the Cotswolds, and is a wonderful example of taking a classic 17th century inn and turning it into a luxurious bolt-hole, yet retaining all its charm and the oodles of character that make it all so special.
Broadway, Gloucesteshire, England
Best for: Couples
A quintessentially British retreat, a visit to Buckland Manor is a must. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, all of the charming villages are a stone's throw away, but if you just feel like relaxing, a comfy armchair by the fire ought to do it!