Life can get busy, we know that. Sometimes there is nothing better than escaping the city into the idyllic countryside, and a particular perennial favourite is a visit to the iconic Cotswolds. It’s the perfect escape – easy to reach from London while immersing visitors in natural beauty at every turn. With a host of excellent restaurants serving various cuisine to cafes crafting afternoon teas and coffee, it’s understandable why both foodies and nature lovers flock to the area. To help plan your stay, we’ve added a few favourite hotels below on the Gloucestershire side of the Cotswolds, with great restaurants and luxury facilities.
Burleigh Court Hotel in Stroud is our top pick for a break from London due to both proximity and facilities. This beautiful property is a Grade II listed manor house close to the Stroud city centre, with spectacular views over the golden valley and breathtaking gardens. Fusing country charm and luxury in every facet of the grounds, this beautiful Cotswolds hotel ensures your stay is relaxing and comfortable. The hotel has eighteen rooms plus pet-friendly rooms in the coach house, each with abundant country house charm and a contemporary touch. The property is designed to help guests relax with country walks, in-room treatments, and locally sourced food. With plenty of cosy corners, a two-rosette restaurant, afternoon tea service, and Sunday roasts, this boutique hotel is an ideal escape.
This restored Cotswolds manor and farm is the most pricey of our picks, but it has a legacy and family story that shows a true passion for the land, great food and entertaining combined with the love of local heritage, natural beauty, and conservation. With 31 botanically inspired bedrooms featured, no two rooms are the same aside from the comfort factor. The restaurant showcases the best from the local area, with carefully curated menus and produce from the gardens, with fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the property. Take a look at the beautiful Thyme website for more details.
The Greenway Hotel and Spa
The Greenway Hotel and Spa is set in the Cotswolds outskirts near the Regency town of Cheltenham. Set in eight acres of stunning countryside, this 16th Century Elizabethan manor house hotel includes a 3 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant and the modern Spa Café. Add to that the oasis of tranquillity that is the onsite Elan Spa. The spa décor is the first thing you’ll notice – Gloucestershire country chic and glamour featuring exposed brick and rustic beams. The treatments feature only the finest spa products with additional facilities, including an al fresco hot tub, hydrotherapy pool, fitness suite, and Champagne Nail Bar. This is a great getaway to get your pamper on.
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