The Best Bed and Breakfasts in the Cotswolds, England

The Marlborough Arms is a 15th-century coaching inn, and a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds
The Marlborough Arms is a 15th-century coaching inn, and a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds | © Nikreates / Alamy Stock Photo
Colette Earley

If you’re looking to escape to the countryside for a few days of fresh air and fun, the Cotswolds is the perfect spot. Surrounded by spectacular landscape, the region has plenty of things to see and do while you’re visiting. Here’s Culture Trip’s recommendations of the best B&Bs to stay at while you’re in the area.

1. No 38 The Park, Cheltenham

Bed and Breakfast

A double bed with chunky, knitted blanket sits in front of a feature wall with a red, wiggly graphic design and next to a wrought-iron fireplace, in a room at No 38. the Park.
© No 38. the Park / Expedia

Looking on to Cheltenham’s Pittville Park, No 38 is a super stylish B&B in a Georgian mansion house with 13 bespoke bedrooms, each individually designed. There’s a generous breakfast on offer as well as a well-stocked honesty bar, boasting an assortment of whiskies, champagnes, spirits and locally produced ciders and ales. Dive into the super king-size beds, with Egyptian cotton linens and mohair throws, perfect for those long lie-ins.

2. Hanover House, Cheltenham

Bed and Breakfast

Built in 1848, this Grade II-listed Victorian townhouse is now a luxurious B&B in the bustling town of Cheltenham. Stay in one of the cosy bedrooms with views over the walled garden, and enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning. You can dine in either the spacious Victorian dining room with a feature fireplace or in the large AGA-equipped kitchen.

3. The Marlborough Arms, Woodstock

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A bed, small couch and patterned drapes in a hotel room at the Marlborough Arms Hotel in the Cotswolds
Courtesy of Marlborough Arms Hotel / Expedia
Located in the heart of Woodstock, this 15th-century coaching inn has been elegantly refurbished, keeping the traditional character of the building intact. Close to a number of major tourist attractions – including the beautiful Blenheim Palace – this B&B is ideally located. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated, but all have a collective countryside charm to them.

4. The Great Tythe Barn, Tetbury

Bed and Breakfast

The charming exterior of the Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury, made of honey-coloured stone and with brown shingles, and plants in the garden at the front
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Set amongst rolling hills, The Great Tythe Barn is a quintessential English gem tucked away down a tree-lined driveway, amid 81ha (200 acres) of privately owned land. The buildings retain authentic original features, such as exposed stone walls and wooden oak beams, while incorporating modern comforts such as under-floor heating, tastefully decorated washrooms and wooden flooring. While often used as a wedding or function venue, there are also 12 ensuite B&B bedrooms on-site and a continental breakfast served in the morning.

5. Cherry Trees, Chipping Campden

Bed and Breakfast

Cherry Trees is a family-run Cotswold-stone house in a quaint location, offering outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. Stay in plush king-size or super-king beds and enjoy a full English in the morning before wandering into the small market town of Chipping Campden, just a few minutes away.

6. Snowshill Hill Estate, Gloucestershire

Bed and Breakfast

Pretty honey-coloured stone houses in the Cotswold village of Snowshill, in Gloucestershire, England
© Andrew Roland / Alamy Stock Photo
Secluded among the rolling Cotswolds hills, Snowshill Hill Estate is a unique 16th-century country house with space for up to six guests. This traditional farmhouse is located close to the villages of Broadway and Moreton-in-Marsh, and will ensure you get the true country experience that the Cotswolds embodies.

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