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It's easier to be ensnared by a cloying, bijoux tourist trap of an overpriced traditional place to stay in the beautiful Cotswolds than almost anywhere else in Britain, such are the numbers who want to buy into the region's rolling countryside, honey coloured walls and olde worlde charm.
And now, being easily accessible from London, another sort of hotel has begun to make an appearance here: to accommodate stressed-out metropolitans looking for a weekend escape, with spas and champagne bars and Wellington boots in a row, in the unlikely event that anyone should take a walk. "Who are your ideal clientele?" one owner was asked. "Porkers (people in Porsches) who come from London and spend £4,000 in a weekend", came the candid reply.
None of those hotels quite do it for us, but the following is a selection of some of the best places to stay in the Cotswolds in different price ranges with a more extensive list below.
Burford, The Cotswolds
Charming 14th century inn. Cotswold charm. Award-winning restaurant. Stone-paved garden, lawn, rose-lined walkway. Michelin recommended bar. Comfortable bedrooms.
Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds
Country house hotel. Cotswold stone, beamed ceilings, views over the gardens. Restaurant, bar, riverside terrace. Comfortable light bedrooms.
Ilmington, The Cotswolds
Pretty and charming 400 year old stone-built inn overlooking the Stour Valley on the village green - good value with pretty rooms and plenty of character.
Cosy and characterful traditional English Inn, with funky rooms and great gastropub food in the heart of the Cotswolds.
A chic restaurant-with-rooms in a picture-perfect Cotswold village
Stylish informality in a listed period house, renovated by ambitious owners into a mellow bolthole, with excellent food in a panelled dining room. Relaxed retreat and the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds.
Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds
A glorious countryside pub with fantastic and acclaimed food, a garden, and cosy rustic rooms. Two dining areas, garden, bar, sitting room and fireplace. The perfect spot for a stop over or a great choice for a special gathering; the venue can cater for 150.
Painswick, The Cotswolds
Hip hotel in the Cotswolds. Contemporary interiors in a traditional country backdrop. Bright comfortable bedrooms. Restaurant, bar, cookery lessons.
nr Moreton-in-Marsh, The Cotswolds
Charming countryside B&B with scenic backdrop. Spacious and cosy rooms. Log fires, flagstone floors, four poster beds. Restaurant and garden.
In a village lost in time, home to the Mitfords, the last of whom owns this charactful inn on a riverbank in the Windrush valley. Gastropub food, boutique elegance in the bedrooms.
Broad Campden, The Cotswolds
Delightful B&B in sleepy Cotswold village. Pretty rooms in an ancient house, some with separate entrances, and views over the lovely garden. Good sit out terrace in summer.
Northleach, The Cotswolds
Popular, luxurious and imaginatively decorated converted inn - of which the Cotswolds abounds. Except the rooms here are super comfortable and the food exceptional. Family friendly.
Chipping Campden, The Cotswolds
A historic des res in the heart of Chipping Campden, this 28-room hotel has a modern vibe and excellent bistro – just right for those who want mod cons while taking in olde world England.
Cirencester, The Cotswolds
One of the most beautifully situated hotels in the Cotswolds - a Jacobean manor on the trout filled Rover Coln. Classic Cotswold village, much photographed.
Witney, The Cotswolds
Renovated old mill in 60 acres of woodland and orchards. Traditional charm, period features. Antiques and modern comfort. Dining room with gastro pub. Riverside gardens fishing.
Bourton on the Water, The Cotswolds
Elegant 17th century mansion turned hotel in very pretty, classic Cotswold village, overlooking the river. Traditional yet stylish interior, lovely bedrooms and fabulous walled garden.
Moreton in Marsh, The Cotswolds
16th century manor house in the centre of picturesque Moreton in Marsh. Classic yet contemporary rooms and Apple Cottage Suite with its own private garden and hot tub. Award winning fine dining. A chic yet relaxed spot and ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds.
nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds
Hip hangout in the Cotswold countryside for escaping urbanites - more for grown ups than nearby Calcot, with an award-winning spa. Glorious grounds, gourmet dining.
Burford, The Cotswolds
Cosy 17th century townhouse. Centre of Burford. Comfortable, elegant interiors. Antiques, linens, bright colours. Garden room, garden courtyard, dining room.
Burford (Nether Westcote)
Newly converted inn in the modern gastropub with rooms tradition - practical and countrified, with lush garden, simple, cosy bedrooms and gourmet cooking.
Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds
Manor house hotel country escape. Gardens, lawns. Elegant public rooms, individually decorated bedrooms, restaurant.
Buckland nr Broadway, The Cotswolds
Classic old traditional manor house in peaceful grounds, with attractive rooms. Timeless elegance, men dress for dinner, and no keys to the doors. Quiet, good food.
Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds
Elegant but understated country manor. Honey-coloured stone, parkland, walled garden & lake. Michelin-starred restaurant, spacious bedrooms.
Broadway, The Cotswolds
Newly refurbished country house hotel in the heart of Cotswold country. Oak beams, wooden panelling and open fires complement stylish modern interiors, with tablets as standard for every room, and great facilities for families. Fantastic bolt hole for a pampering country weekend.
Mellow Cotswold house with a famous garden, good food and a sybaritic spa. A popular rural escape for urbanites in a lovely part of the Cotswolds.
Tetbury, The Cotswolds
Superb all-round hotel in its own estate: the perfect retreat for families or couples with top notch rooms, spa, indoor pool, and great dining.