We are so fortunate to have an amazing collection of hotels, Manor Houses, Cottages and quirky unique places you can stay in the Cotswolds. From super luxury to self catering there is something just perfect for any type of traveller or party size. Because, there is such a wide variety of accommodation, we’ve put together 5 amazing places to stay that suit someone on a budget, a place that’s great for families and luxury stays. Here are 5 of our favourite Cotswold accommodations.
Temple Guiting Manor is a luxury 15th century Tudor house located in the North Cotswolds. This 5-bedroom property is fully loaded with manicured award-winning private gardens, a hot tub hidden away through the tiniest door, tennis court, secret movie theatre and a billiards table. The option for a private chef is available for guests and the Temple Guiting Pantry, which is a farm shop and restaurant, is within a 5 min walk from the property so everything you could need is right at your fingertips. This is a perfect stay for families or big groups that like to have their own space to play but also want the resources of a hotel.
Tree House at the Fish Hotel is a luxury camping style stay with all the amenities of a hotel but with the privacy and uniqueness of a retreat. Equipped with underfloor heating, outdoor bathtubs on your private deck and totally surrounded by trees. The Tree House is tastefully decorated with a gorgeous mix of warm English country and modern design, a perfect blend for a stylish adventure getaway. The main house of The Fish hotel has a bar and restaurant so food services are very accessible. The hotel also provides wellies and maps for the more adventurous guests. The Tree House at The Fish Hotel is a super cool way to stay whilst visiting the Cotswolds. Great for families or couples.
Abbots Grange is a 14th century property that is technically an B&B but is far from any other B&B you would have stayed at. With an amazing location just walking minutes from Broadways high street and plenty of gardens surrounding your days will be full of fun. Guests receive complimentary tea and cake upon arrival and there is always after-dinner drinks provided in the Great Hall. In our opinion Abbotts Grange is one the best b & b in the Cotswolds.
Honeypot Cottages are perfect for a truly authentic and immersive stay in the Cotswolds. The cottages have amazing locations all over the Chipping Campden area, many within walking distance of a village or town. Guests receive a Victoria sponge and tea/coffee upon arrival plus every returning guest gets £25 pounds off their next stay, so the option to come again and try a new cottage to explore new scenery and villages is a plus! Many cottages have wood burning stoves and lovely little gardens. It’s a fun option with each cottage having its own history and quirks. Great for all travel sizes.
If hotels are the only way you travel our favourite local hotel stay is Foxhill Manor. Located on the beautiful hilltops over the village of Broadway, on the Farncombe Estate. With its own private entrance and grounds, Foxhill Manor is known for its bespoke standard and luxury treatment, It has eight bedrooms decorated differently with a country feel but completely modern and fabulous. Any kind of drink, snack and food is only a request away with their bespoke service and complimentary perks. Foxhill is perfect for any one who is after a lovely couple of days getting totally pampered in the Cotswolds.
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When travelling or visiting a new part of world one of the most fun and satisfying experiences is what you’re eating and drinking when you’re there. Lucky for us the Cotswolds is full of master brewers , vintners and spirit markers so there is plenty of choice for an amazing drink! We have tried and tested most wines, ciders, spirits and beers made here in the Cotswolds and although there are many delicious drinks we have narrowed it down to 4 of our favourites. All of these drinks are very different but equally tasty and made right here in the Cotswolds!
Sibling Gin– Strawberry & Black Pepper is our ultimate summer drink. With bursting strawberry flavour throughout and finishing with the black pepper syrup its a perfect combination to mix up your everyday ol gin whilst not neglecting any flavours or complexity. The gorgeous strawberry taste is the ideal amount of sweetness which makes is very easy to drink a lot of! Sibling Gin- Strawberry & Black Pepper totally reflects the summers vibe and is absolutely delicious!
Donnington Brewery’s Cotswold Gold is a beautiful gold coloured beer full of super smooth citrus and malt flavours. Not only is the history and techniques of Donnington Brewerys beers so unique but the beer is actually made by using the spring water drawn from the mill pond right next to the brewery, pumped by the waterwheel which dates back to 1291 and put right into making the Donnington Beers. Cotswold Gold is perfect served ice cold on a warm summers day.
Cotswold Drinks Co. Toffee Vodka is a total winner. Beautifully golden with amazing textures & flavours from the moment you take your first sip to the completely smooth sweet finish. Very creamy flavors but not at all heavy to drink. This toffee vodka is amazing on its own or put into a cocktail. Our favourite is mixed with fresh apple juice it literally tastes like your drinking a toffee apple, absolutely delicious! Perfect over ice for any kind of summer day/night but also warming you up on a winters night poured straight or into hot chocolate, yum!
When travelling or visiting a new part of world one of the most fun and satisfying experiences is what you’re eating when you’re there. We all know how easy it is to pop online and search “Best Restaurants or Places to Eat” and although most of the time it will give you a list of some really great places, what it doesn’t give you is what your specially after or the the authentic, truly local, off the beat edible gems. We have put down our 5 Favourite desserts that are super delicious, local and worth every calorie! Look out for our Top 5 Cotswold Quick Treats & our Top 5 Cotswold Drinks blogs to better fulfil your cravings. Here are 5 of our sweet tooth favourites in the Cotswolds.
French inspired patisserie located in Stow on the Wold in Cotswolds
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When travelling or visiting a new part of world one of the most fun and satisfying experiences is what you’re eating whilst you’re there. We all know how easy it is to pop online and search “Best Restaurants or Places to Eat” and although most of the time it will give you a list of some really great places, what it doesn’t give you is the authentic, truly local, off the beat edible gems. These are 4 of our favourite local Cotswold foods that you cannot miss when visiting the Cotswolds! Look out for our Top 5 Cotswold Desserts & our 5 Favourite Cotswold Drinks blogs to better fulfil your cravings.
Cotswold Baguettes is a true locals spot, hidden down the little one way of Church street in the town of Stow-on-the Wold. Cotswold Baguettes is a little charming shop known for their amazing breads, sandwiches and daily soups. Owners Kevin and Beth are completely hands on making everything they serve and welcoming you from behind the counter with a smile and chat. Beyond the amazing sandwiches, breads, soups and staff is one of the best foods you will ever eat, their homemade scotched eggs. They are absolutely mouth-watering, to die for delicious. If you aren’t from here and have never heard of a scotched egg make this your first stop! We have had guests from all over the world with us and every opportunity we have to bring them to this awesome shop for one of their unbelievable scotched eggs we do! These scotched eggs are hand made by Kevin and Beth using their secret ingredient and recipe and it shows. They are by far the best scotched egg out there and one of the most tasty food we have ever had. Don’t miss them, they are seriously good.
Right next to the Porch House, famously known for being the oldest pub in England is a cute, fresh, fun café called The Hive When you walk into The Hive you will most likely be greeted by a friendly staff member and an amazing display of gorgeous cakes. There’s plenty food and drinks that will be totally appealing on the menu for both full hearty meals and sweet treats, but we want to rave about is their freshly baked homemade Scones. There’s three to choose from depending on what you’re after, Plain, Fruit and Cheese all as heavenly as each other. Not only are they huge, light and fluffy but the flavours are outstanding. The Plain sugar-coated scone is our go to. Paired with their clotted cream, homemade rhubarb compote and strawberry jam, you will be totally blown away with deliciousness! In our option they are the best scones hands down. The Hive has a lovely atmosphere for a fun breakfast or lunch.
In the gorgeous little village of Bourton-on-The-Water you can find pretty water views, lots of cafes & ice cream shops and the most delicious bakery, Bakery on the Water This amazing bakery is family run producing pastries, cakes, quiches, and all the fixing you’d want to put on their gorgeous homemade breads. All of their baking is done with ingredients that are locally sourced and with recipes that have been passed down through generations. Although there isn’t much to fault at Bakery on the Water what keeps us coming back for me is their tasty Raspberry Custard Danish, its insanely good. The pastry is exactly what you want with a fluffy light texture but perfect crunch, the custard is smooth and velvety with vanilla flavour with ripe and fresh raspberries on top! Its perfect for a quick morning treat on-the-go, you can grab one to enjoy whilst you stroll around the village or to eat in with a warm cup of coffee and river view.
The Broadway Deli is located on the charming high street of Broadway. The Broadway deli is as cute as it gets. From the farm fresh display at the entrance to the unbelievable collection of foods, jams, drinks and condiments from all over the world in the shop, it’s a fabulous place to just pop in. Their restaurant has a good menu and the deli shop has plenty to choose from. And if you’re after something British, homemade and hearty, their Sausage Roll is where it’s at! The golden, light, flaky pastry that melts in your mouth, with a delicious meaty filling of locally sourced pork sausage. This savoury pastry snack is perfect for any meat lover and one of our all-time favourites. If you find yourself in the beautiful village of Broadway, make sure you stop in and try one of their amazing sausage rolls! Easy to grab on the go or sit in and enjoy.