13 of Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Hotels

The Close Hotel

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.

Lower Slaughter Manor

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.

Oak House No1

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.

The Swan Hotel

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.

Buttress House

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.

Ellenborough Park

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.

Calcot Manor Hotel

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.

Manor House Hotel

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 Wheatsheaf Inn

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.

Seagrave Arms

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:

13 of Gloucestershire’s Most Romantic Hotels

  • Oak House No. 1 Tetbury, The Cotswolds 3 rooms from AU$310

    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Boutique B&B in Georgian townhouse. Four luxurious and individually designed bedrooms. Art collection and antiques from around the world. See More

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  • The Swan Hotel Bibury, The Cotswolds 22 rooms from AU$301

    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

    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. See More

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  • Ellenborough Park Cheltenham (Southam) 62 rooms from AU$332

    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

    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. See More

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  • The Ragged Cot STROUD, Gloucestershire 9 rooms from AU$160

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Buttress House Chedworth, The Cotswolds 2 rooms from AU$235

    Sights nearby  -  Bang in the heart of the Cotswolds, with lots to explore. Just 10 miles from Cheltenham & Cirencester
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    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. See More

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  • The Close Hotel Tetbury, The Cotswolds 18 rooms from AU$301

    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.

    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. See More

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  • Cowley Manor nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds from AU$470

    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.
    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 Lion Inn Winchcombe, Gloucestershire 8 rooms from AU$244

    Great walks  -  The many Cotswold walking trails are on tjhe Lion Inn's doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  The nearby Snowshill Manor is a warren of hidden treasures.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide

    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. See More

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  • Calcot Manor Hotel Tetbury, The Cotswolds 35 rooms from AU$374

    Swimming Pool  -  Stunning indoor Swimming Pool
    Kids 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

    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. See More

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  • Lower Slaughter Manor Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds 19 rooms from AU$366

    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

    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. See More

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  • Manor House Hotel Moreton in Marsh, The Cotswolds 35 rooms from AU$299

    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

    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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  • The Wheatsheaf Inn Northleach, The Cotswolds 14 rooms from AU$244

    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

    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. See More

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  • The Seagrave Arms Chipping Campden (Gloucestershire) 8 rooms from AU$169

    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

    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. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Thursday, 9th May 2019