Top stays in the Cotswolds
With its rolling hills, stunning scenery and picturesque honey-coloured villages, the Cotswolds has earned its reputation as a quintessentially English destination.
And what better way to experience a taste of what the region has to offer than by embracing the more personal holiday experience offered by an exceptional bed and breakfast? From classic and cosy to unique and quirky, here's our pick of 5-star B&Bs in the Cotswolds.
Abbots Grange, Broadway
This 14th-century monastic manor house is believed to be the oldest dwelling in Broadway, and offers an unrivalled opportunity for guests to relax in an exceptional setting. Each of the seven luxurious bedrooms come with an oak four-poster bed and complimentary welcome trays.
Cotswold Grange, Cheltenham
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Cheltenham, Cotswold Grange is a beautifully restored Georgian property in a tranquil, leafy setting. Choose from a range of well-equipped bedroom types, including luxury double and deluxe four poster.
The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote
A charming village inn situated in the pretty Cotswold village of Nether Westcote, The Feathered Nest Country Inn offers four individually decorated rooms and an award-winning breakfast. Enjoy sweeping views, complimentary English teas and homemade cookies.
The Fleece at Cirencester
A country inn at the heart of the market town of Cirencester, The Fleece has 28 sumptuous guest rooms that combine 17th-century history with 21st-century opulence. Enjoy comfy beds, quirky décor and plenty of thoughtful small touches.
The Howard Arms, Ilmington
The Howard Arms is a. stunning 400-year-old Cotswold-stone inn with eight beautiful en-suite bedrooms. Famous for its three-course breakfast, guests will be well-fuelled for a day’s exploring on the nearby Ilmington Downs.
The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold
With 16 stylish bedrooms each with their own character, The Old Stocks Inn has something to cater for every guest, including family rooms. Having recently been lovingly restored, the property combines modern facilities with 17th century charm for a perfect Cotswold escape.
The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter
Nestled beside the River Eye, all 31 bedrooms at The Slaughters Country Inn are comfortably furnished and unique in style, incorporating traditional features with contemporary design. Expect authentic charm, great hospitality and delicious food made with local produce.
The Village Pub, Barnsley
Located near Cirencester, The Village Pub offers half a dozen bedrooms complete with soft hues, old beams and a hearty farmhouse breakfast. Specialising in providing informal stays with high standards, this comfy and cosy B&B makes for an ideal Cotswolds getaway.
The Wild Rabbit, Kingham
The Wild Rabbit’s 13 stylish bedrooms showcase exposed stone and aged oak beams to create a feeling of raw simplicity, with touches of unapologetic luxury scattered throughout. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, this modern British inn is part of the Daylesford estate.