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.

Dormy House

The 10 Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds

The Most Romantic Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds

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.
  • Foxhill Manor is a Grade II listed manor house with just eight stately bedrooms and suites. Idyically located near Chipping Campden, this is a luxurious property with an easy atmosphere.

Foxhill Manor

  • 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.
  • The Dormy House is a place of oak beams, beautiful panelling and open fires, but they’ve been used in a contemporary way and the interiors are stylish and comfortable. There’s a pool and spa and great family facilities. A wonderful bolthole, especially if you’re looking for something romantic but child friendly.

The Best Country House Hotel Escapes in the Cotswolds

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’.

The Best Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds For Walkers

Dial House Hotel

  • The Dial House Hotel in pretty Cotswold classic, Bourton on the Water, was an elegant 17th century mansion before it became a charming, 14 room hotel - the premium rooms have four-poster beds and roll-top baths. The interiors are stylish, yet traditional and there’s an award-winning restaurant.

Our Favourite Country House Hotels with Hot Tubs

Lower Slaughter Manor

  • Lower Slaughter Manor is an elegant country manor escape with just 19 rooms and suites. The garden suites have their own hot tubs. The manor has beautiful gardens, lawns perfect for croquet and tennis, opulent pubic spaces and a gourmet restaurant. It’s classic country house hotel stuff.
  • 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 these properties then you might want to consult our Guru’s recommendations for hotels with hot tubs in the Cotswolds.

The Best Value Country House Hotels in the Cotswolds

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

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

    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.

    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.
    Great walks  -  This area is littered with beautiful walks, ask at the front desk to be pointed towards a favourite.
    Cooking classes  -  The nearby reputed Foodworks Cookery School offers a number of different classes for various levels.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection
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  • Foxhill Manor Broadway (The Cotswolds) 5 rooms from £295

    Private manor-house hotel in the Cotswolds, with eight stately bedrooms and suites. A Grade II listed manor offering pure luxury served with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing at-home atmosphere. 24 hours a day service from a personal host. Hundreds of country activities.

    House party feel  -  Exclusive Hire available
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Luxury
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the chocolate box villages and pretty historic towns of the Cotswolds
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Lords of the Manor Hotel Upper Slaughter, The Cotswolds 26 rooms from £199

    Elegant but understated country manor. Honey-coloured stone, parkland, walled garden & lake. Michelin-starred restaurant, spacious bedrooms.

    Restaurant  -  Michelin-starred
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Sawdays, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
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  • Dormy House Broadway, The Cotswolds 38 rooms from £210

    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.

    Spa  -  Award winning spa featuring a wide range of treatments and therapies plus terrace hot tub and thermal suite.
    Sights nearby  -  The Cotswolds are on your doorstep
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Buckland Manor Buckland nr Broadway, The Cotswolds 13 rooms from £195

    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,

    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.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
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  • Cowley Manor nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds from £250

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

    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.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Dial House Hotel Bourton on the Water, The Cotswolds 14 rooms from £140

    Elegant 17th century mansion turned hotel in a very pretty classic Cotswold village overlooking the river. The interiors are traditional yet stylish. Premium rooms feature four poster beds and roll top baths. The cuisine is award winning. Ideal for that country get away.

    Country Escape  -  A traditional property, perfect for a cosy weekend away, with great walking around the picteresque Cotswolds.
    Sights nearby  -  Model Village is situated just behind the hotel and entertains both children and adults alike.
    Birdwatching  -  Birdland has over 500 species to spot set in beautiful surrounds.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 10 only
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Sawdays
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  • Lower Slaughter Manor Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds 19 rooms from £195

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

    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 Suite
    Four poster beds  -  Some rooms feature four poster beds
    Traditional
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  • Hare and Hounds Hotel Tetbury, The Cotswolds 42 rooms from £125

    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. The best in comfort with its own country pub.

    Local markets  -  The historic Cotswold market town of Tetbury is only two miles away.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Two suites feature private hot tubs
    Sights nearby  -  Highgrove House is just a mile away
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 20th May 2019