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13 of Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Hotels
Gloucestershire is the green heart of England. From the postcard perfect, thatched-cottage towns of the Cotswolds and the architectural splendour of Gloucester cathedral to the beautifully refined 18th Century mansions of Cheltenham. It is rich in beauty, and in country house hotels, townhouse B&Bs and historic country inns, which are also some of Gloucestershire’s most romantic hotels - we've chosen 13 particular favourites.
Our Guru’s recommendations for 13 of Gloucestershire’s most romantic hotels come in a range of sizes, prices and styles. To help you find the perfect spot for you and your significant other we’ve grouped them by the type of break you might be planning. So we have Gloucestershire’s Best Honeymoon Hotels, Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Escapes, Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Country House Hotels and some great options for under £100 per night.
13 of Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Hotels
Gloucestershire's Best Honeymoon Hotels
One of the best places to stay in Gloucestershire for people looking for something unique is Oak House No.1. Georgian by age, but eclectic by design and interior, their four rooms are all individually designed and fabulously filled with art and antiques collected from around the world.
The Close Hotel is a grand, 16th century manor house turned 18 room boutique hotel in the market town of Tetbury. Each rooms has been individually decorated, so chose what you like, from pretty florals to dark country checks. Many rooms have roll-top baths and/ or views.
Gloucestershire's Best Hotels for a Romantic Escape
The Swan Hotel, Bibury is a 17th Century coaching inn with wonderful views over the River Coln. In winter expect cracking fires, and in summer the inn opens out onto resplendently coloured gardens. The rooms are cosy, with four-poster beds and floral upholstery, and there’s a private hot tub if you book the Whooper Garden Cottage Suite.
Overlooking 600 acres of National Trust common land, The Ragged Cot is a 17th century inn with nine comfortable rooms and an excellent seasonal menu. This is the perfect country hidey-hole, perfect for walkers and lovers of peace.
Tiny Buttress House is a B&B with just two stylish rooms, period features and beautiful gardens, in the heart of the Cotswolds. The breakfasts are excellent and they’ll do you a supper if you ask them.
Gloucestershire's Most Romantic Country House Hotels
Ellenborough Park is a rambling 16th Century manor beautifully restored, and set on 90 acres of a picturesque, National Trust managed Cotswolds setting. There are 62 rooms and suites with opulent details like four-poster beds and quality antiques. There’s gourmet dining and and exotic spa and heated outdoor pool.
Cowley Manor is a contemporary-chic manor house on 55 beautiful acres of Cotswold countryside. This is the perfect escape for stressed urbanites, with two pools, a gym, an award-winning modernist spa, a menu created by Mark Hix, beautiful grounds and even a ‘lifestyle shop’!
Gloucestershire's Most Romantic Hotels with Hot Tubs
For those traveling with kinder in tow, Calcot Manor Hotel might be the ideal offering - it’s one of the best examples in the country of a genuinely family friendly hotel which also works for couples. Set on its own estate, this converted farmhouse has a beautiful courtyard and old barns all now used for activities, and the spa and indoor pool. The hot tub is outside, next to a roaring fire.
If you’d like your own private hot tub book into a Garden Suite at Lower Slaughter Manor, a relaxed, unstuffy manor house with elegantly decorated rooms and public spaces. Each of the 19 rooms and suites has been individually decorated and there are lovely lawns, ripe for croquet and tennis, and a gourmet restaurant.
If you’re looking for somewhere romantic try the Manor House Hotel in Moreton in March in the Cotswolds, a picturesque, 16th century charmer, with four-poster beds and award-winning fine dining. If you want your own private hot tub book the Apple Cottage Suite, which also has its own private garden.
If these properties appeal to you why not consider the hotels on our Guru’s complete list of the best hotels with hot tubs in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire's Most Romantic Hotels for Walkers
The Wheatsheaf Inn is a popular, luxurious and imaginatively decorated inn with 14 super comfortable rooms and an exceptional restaurant. This is also a family friendly option.
The Lion Inn has eight beautiful bedrooms, complete with exposed beams and stone walls, but with lovely soft furnishings that make them feel cosy as well as rustic. There’s a restaurant with a patio and a seasonal menu and you’re right in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Gloucestershire's Most Romantic Hotels for £100 a Night or Less
The Seagrave Arms is a commanding, double fronted Georgian property in pretty Chipping Campden. There are just eight rooms with original features like flagstone floors and open fireplaces, complimented with comfy beds snd luxurious linens. The restaurant is great. Rooms start from around £90 per night.
If you haven’t found your idea of Gloucestershire’s most romantic hotels on our Guru’s list of 13 of Gloucestershire's Most Romantic Hotels you could:
- Expand your search to include all of the best places to stay in Gloucestershire? or 60 of the Most Romantic Hotels in the South West of the UK?
- You might also be interested in consulting our Ultimate Guide to the Most Romantic Hotels in the UK?
- Or you might want to refine your search to just our Guru’s collection of Hotels with Hot Tubs in Gloucestershire? or just the best places to stay in The Cotswolds? or the best places to stay in Cheltenham?
- Or you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
13 of Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Hotels
The Swan Hotel 22 rooms from £160Bibury, The Cotswolds
With views over the River Coln this 17th century coaching inn is a welcoming Cotswolds abode. Crackling fires in the winter and viridescent gardens in the summer: the menu is similarly seasonal (and locally sourced). Rooms have an instantly cosy feel with fourposters, gingham and floral upholstery.Sights nearby - The famous Blenheim Palace, birth place of Winston Churchill, is arguably the country's best stately home.Private Hot Tub - Whooper Garden Cottage Suite has its own private garden with hot tub.Great walks - Walk through the village to the postcard worthy Church of St. Mary.Fishing - Catch some trout in the River Coln, just opposite the hotel.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Ellenborough Park 62 rooms from £177Cheltenham (Southam)
16th century rambling manor restored to its former glory in a beautiful Costwolds setting. Opulent luxury suites boast antiques, four posters and Nina Campbell interiors. A serious country house hotel, with spa, pool and gourmet dining for the ultimate indulgent getaway.Country Escape - Set in 90 acres of stunning National Trust land, with flower filled gardens and a lovely heated pool, just outside Cheltenham.Spa breaks - A well equipped spa with a juice bar, mood showers and an extensive treatment list using therapies from the East and West.Great walks - Borrow hunter wellies and brollies for a stroll in the Cotswolds.Traditional - Traditional country house style with Nina Campbell interiors.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith
The Ragged Cot 9 rooms from £85STROUD, Gloucestershire
Lovely 17th century inn in a beautiful rural spot overlooking 600 acres of National Trust common land. Comfortable rooms and an excellent seasonal menu complete the stay. Fuel yourself for long walks in the country and wind down with an evening by the fire.Country Escape - Surrounded by bucolic Gloucestershire there are plenty of 'country' activities - and lots of pubs.Romantic Break - The perfect hidey hole for a weekend break in the country.Great walks - The National Trust lands of Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons are prime walking territory.Local markets - The market town of Minchinhampton hs awash with farm stalls and antique shops.
Buttress House 2 rooms from £125Chedworth, The Cotswolds
Bijou B&B in the heart of the Cotswolds. With just two rooms this is an intimate property and the perfect bolthole for city types looking to escape! Stylish interiors complement period features, all set in beautiful gardens. Delicious breakfasts & supper on request.Sights nearby - Bang in the heart of the Cotswolds, with lots to explore. Just 10 miles from Cheltenham & CirencesterGreat walks - Good for walkers.Local markets - Good for local colour.Romantic - Good for couples.
The Close Hotel 18 rooms from £160Tetbury, The Cotswolds
In the market town of Tetbury you will find The Close's grand grey stone façade. Dating back to 1535 and lovingly transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Each of the 18 rooms is unique, ranging from pretty florals to dark country cheques with roll-top baths and views. A full English is included.Hideaway - Beautiful rooms, deep roll-top baths and breakfast in bed: there are so many reasons not to leave.Local markets - Held every Wednesday, Tetbury market stalls display a colourful array of locally produced foods.Sights nearby - The stately home of Cirencester Park will give you some serious 'house' envy.Great walks - Whatever the season Westonbirt Arboretum is alive with colour.
Cowley Manor from £250nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds
A contemporary-chic manor house set on 55 beautiful acres, in the Cotswold countryside. Trendy rooms mix the best of both worlds, with original sash windows, high ceilings and fireplaces mixed with sleek handmade modern furnishings and bold colour combos. A sophisticated, fun country escape.Spa - Wide range of treatments using Green & Spring products.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and indoor heated pools.Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - 55 acres of parkland surround the proerty with natural springs, lakes, and Victorian cascades.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
The Lion Inn 8 rooms from £130Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
The only thing ordinary about the Lion Inn is the name. Each of the eight rooms are beautifully presented with exposed beams and stone walls next to soft hues and knitted throws. There is an outdoor patio restaurant with seasonal menu and bar with fine wines and real ales.Great walks - The many Cotswold walking trails are on tjhe Lion Inn's doorstepSights nearby - The nearby Snowshill Manor is a warren of hidden treasures.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
Calcot Manor Hotel 35 rooms from £199Tetbury, The Cotswolds
A charming 14th century manor house in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Chic rooms feature bold wallpaper prints, soft tones, deep soaking tubs and trendy artworks. The beautifully landscaped gardens feature a range of family activities as well as a pool and spa. An elegant country retreat.Swimming Pool - Stunning indoor Swimming PoolKids Club - Fully staffed.Secluded setting - For escaping.House party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection
Lower Slaughter Manor 19 rooms from £195Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds
Lower Slaughter Manor is beautiful, but relaxed and unstuffy with it. The 19 rooms are all different, some featuring four-poster beds and stand alone baths, some with bold wallpaper and colourful fabrics, so consider a few before you make your choice. The restaurant serves gourmet meals.Private Hot Tub - If you book a garden suiteSecluded setting - For escaping.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel
Manor House Hotel 35 rooms from £159Moreton 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.Sights nearby - Moreton in Marsh is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, Bath or Oxford.Private Hot Tub - If you book the Apple Cottage SuiteFour poster beds - Some rooms feature four poster bedsTraditional
The Wheatsheaf Inn 14 rooms from £130Northleach, 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.Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - Lovely local walks, and you can borrow their wellies.Romantic - Good for couples.Lively - Hip and happening.Recommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
The Seagrave Arms 8 rooms from £90Chipping Campden (Gloucestershire)
Dating back to 1740 this commanding double fronted Georgian property sits in a quintessentially Cotswolds village. Original features including flagstone floors, sash windows and open fireplaces are complemented with soft patterned linens and comfy beds. Locally sourced food is top notch.Fishing - Hook yourself a prize winning trout in the surrounding rivers and chalkstreams.Sights nearby - Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon are both no more than 20 minutes drive away.Great walks - Walk a portion of the famous Cotswolds Way.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays