The 10 Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds

Depending on the way you speak the Cotswolds are ‘gorgeous’, ‘delightful’ or simply ‘beautiful’. Some people gush about the colour of the stone against the lush green of the gently rolling hills, some people are enchanted by the villages, which look like something out of a mythical Ye Olde Merrie England and some people just want to get lost in the views. Pint in hand or not. Basically this is a really peaceful and beautiful looking part of the world, and its popularity and rural charm mean it’s where you’ll find some quintessential county house hotels. So our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 best country house hotels in the Cotswolds also includes some of the best country house hotels in the UK

Buckland Manor

Because there’s plenty to choose from, our Guru’s collection of the 10 best country house hotels in the Cotswolds is in useful groups, so you’ve got the most romantic country house hotels, the best value country house hotels and the best country house hotels in the Cotswolds for walkers, for example. Hopefully that will help you find the property that’s perfect for you. And hopefully solve one of the main problems with visiting the Cotswolds: finding a hotel and not being overcharged for your room.

For a romantic stay

Barnsley House

  • Barnsley House is an imposing house set within stunning grounds. There are 18 rooms and suites, which have been delightfully decorated so that they’re light and airy, as well as having all the mod. cons.. There’s also an indulgent spa and a restaurant serving great British cuisine.
  • The Lords of the Manor Hotel is an elegant country manor in classic honey-coloured stone. There are 26 spacious rooms and suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a lake and a beautiful walled garden.

For a complete escape

The Painswick

  • The Painswick is a lovingly restored 18th century manor boasting ornate Rococo gardens and 16 lovely bedrooms. The decor feels very countrified, but there’s a very modern spa and an excellent restaurant.
  • Buckland Manor is a charming, 13th century manor house with 13 graceful rooms and beautiful views across the Cotswold escarpment. The restaurant has won awards and the ten acre grounds are picturesque. This is the kind of place where you want to dress for dinner.

Cowley Manor

  • 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, beautiful grounds and even a ‘lifestyle shop’.

For Walkers

Burleigh Court

  • Burleigh Court is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds amid beautiful walking country. It offers a range of charming rooms and suites, award-winning dining, views to die for, six dog friendly rooms and wonderful walking straight from the door.

Country House Hotels with Hot Tubs

  • The Manor House Hotel has been converted from a 16th century manor house in the centre of picturesque Moreton in Marsh. There are 35 rooms and suites, some with their own private hot tubs and one with its own private garden! There’s also an award-winning fine dining restaurant and a less formal bar and brasserie.

If you like the sound of this property then you might want to consult our Guru’s recommendations for hotels with hot tubs in the Cotswolds.

For great value

Hare and Hounds Hotel

  • The Hare and Hounds Hotel on the edge of Tetubry is a traditional feeling country house hotel with 19 freshly refurbished rooms and suites and a popular local restaurant and pub. Rooms start from around £100 per night.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best country house hotels in the Cotswolds on our Guru’s list of the 10 Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds you could:

The 10 Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds

  • Burleigh Court Stroud, Gloucestershire 18 rooms from £159

    Country Escape  -  With its charming country-style interiors, jaw dropping views, great food and location, it's perfect for a rural getaway
    Local exploring  -  Ideally positioned for getting out and about in the Cotswolds
    Views  -  Panoramic views over the surrounding Cotswolds countryside
    Foodies  -  The excellent restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes
    RestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViews

    A charming 19th-century grade II listed manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds. Rooms and suites are done in country-chic style but with welcome modern accessories including power showers and soaking tubs. Excellent restaurant, plus mature gardens and views to die for. Country bliss! See More

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  • Barnsley House Cirencester (Barnsley) 18 rooms from £299

    Romantic Break  -  A stately home with indulgent chic interiors- think dual baths, large suites and a pampering spa.
    Country Escape  -  A rural abode on another level, the ultimate luxury getaway in stunning surrounds.
    Cooking classes  -  The nearby reputed Foodworks Cookery School offers a number of different classes for various levels.
    Great walks  -  This area is littered with beautiful walks, ask at the front desk to be pointed towards a favourite.
    TennisSpaRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection

    An imposing Cotswold house set within stunning (deservedly famed) gardens. Gorgeously renovated rooms are light, airy and full of mod cons. The chic modern interiors, indulgent spa and contemporary British cuisine make it hard to leave! A popular rural escape for urbanites. See More

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  • Lords of the Manor Hotel Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds 26 rooms from £199

    Restaurant  -  3 AA Rosette winning restaurant
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Sawdays, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    Elegant but understated country manor. Honey-coloured stone, parkland, walled garden & lake. Award-winning restaurant, spacious bedrooms. See More

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  • Buckland Manor Broadway (The Cotswolds) 13 rooms from £195

    Country Escape  -  Read by the roaring fire, try your hand and tennis and croquet or simply wander the grounds- an ideal country retreat.
    Great walks  -  Wander by the river and through the ten acres of beautiful gardens, or head down to the village for a pint.
    Tennis  -  Make the most of the on site tennis court, an ideal way to work off lunch!
    Restaurant  -  3 AA Rosettes
    TennisRestaurantGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors

    Charming 13th Century manor house, steeped in tradition, on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment. Graceful rooms exude comfort and a timeless elegance. Dress for dinner in the award-winning, seasonally inspired restaurant. Explore the beautiful grounds and countryside. See More

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  • Cowley Manor Experimental nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds from £250

    Spa  -  Wide range of treatments using Green & Spring products.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and indoor heated pools.
    Great walks  -  55 acres of parkland surround the proerty with natural springs, lakes, and Victorian cascades.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the "Venice of the Cotswolds" the village of Bourton on Water.
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

    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. See More

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  • The Painswick Painswick, Stroud, The Cotswolds 16 rooms from £149

    Total relaxation  -  Uncommonly comfortable rooms, roll-top baths, squishy sofas, fantastic food and massages and facials to boot!
    Country Escape  -  Located in the quaint village of Painswick, with lovely walks and stunning views.
    Sights nearby  -  The ornate Painswick Rococo Gardens are within walking distance.
    Great walks  -  Across the village green to your new local: The Falcon Inn.
    SpaRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Following a loving restoration, this 18th century abode has been catapulted into the 21st century. Sixteen lovely rooms with original features decorated in soft hues and country style. Rejuvenate in the Spa, relax by a roaring fire and feast in the excellent restaurant. A gorgeous relaxing getaway. See More

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  • The Slaughters Manor House Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds 19 rooms from £195

    Tennis  -  Court onsite
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    TennisRestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    The Slaughters Manor House 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. See More

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  • Manor House Hotel Moreton in Marsh, The Cotswolds 35 rooms from £159

    Sights nearby  -  Moreton in Marsh is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, Bath or Oxford.
    Restaurant  -  The Mulberry Restaurant has two AA rosettes
    Private Hot Tub  -  If you book the Apple Cottage Suite
    Four poster beds  -  Some rooms feature four poster beds
    RestaurantGardenPet friendly

    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. See More

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  • Hare and Hounds Hotel Tetbury, The Cotswolds 42 rooms from £125

    Romantic Break  -  With lovely rooms and superb food, this is ideal for romance. Book the Magnolia Suite for your private outdoor hot tub
    Local exploring  -  Tetbury is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds
    Restaurant  -  Fine dining in the Beaufort Restaurant which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes
    Local markets  -  The historic Cotswold market town of Tetbury is only two miles away.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    The Hare and Hounds is a traditional Cotswold country house hotel. The newly refurbished rooms and suites have an air of elegance and surround a delightful courtyard. The restaurant's creative menu is popular with locals and visitors alike. A smart but relaxed getaway amid stunning countryside. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 3rd August 2021