The Swan Hotel
Neighbouring the River Coln, where swans swim past and pretty little bridges cross intermittently, this ivy-covered coaching inn is the epitome of countryside luxury, with 18 bedrooms in the main house individually designed with antique furniture, opulent fabrics and Molton Brown bath products. In the courtyard, there are four garden cottage suites for larger parties – one even has a private hot tub. The downstairs bar features a cosy open fire, while its brasserie offers afternoon tea. With slick service and friendly staff, this hotel is one of the Cotswolds’ hidden gems.