Fancy a romantic countryside break for you and your partner? From chic and classy to quirky and cool, hotels in the Cotswolds have loads to offer couples seeking a quiet getaway in a stylish location. Here, we list the best boutique hotels the location has to offer.
No. 131, Cheltenham
A gorgeous Georgian townhouse hotel located in the heart of Cheltenham, No. 131 has everything to offer couples seeking a romantic break. With a big emphasis on its restaurant – which offers incredibly presented platters of both traditional and modern cuisine – you can while away the hours with a hearty supper and some signature cocktails before retiring to one of the 11 individually designed bedrooms on offer. The following day, why not try out the restaurant’s brunch menu, washed down with a Bloody Mary or two? With lavish décor and modern-day facilities in every room – including a stand-alone tub, coffee maker and mini-bar stocked with treats from local farmers and producers – it’s the ideal place to indulge in a spot of luxury.
No. 131, 131 Promenade, Cheltenham, UK, +44 1 242 822939
Dormy House, Broadway
Situated within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, lies the 17th-century Dormy House, a luxurious farmhouse with a home-away-from-home vibe – think cosy corners, log fires and sumptuous interiors. Their stand-alone suite, The Rose Cottage, has been recently revamped and boasts floral furnishings, sentimental antique pieces and – wait for it – a private hot tub! Steal some private moments in this intimate Cotswolds hideaway for two.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
The Cotswolds city of Bath screams romance from the get-go, and the Gainsborough Bath Spa is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend. Ideally located, you can immerse yourself in the spa’s natural thermal water, relax in the artfully decorated rooms – complete with subtle period features – or explore the surrounding city, which is packed full of history and beauty. End the day by sipping on a chilled glass of champagne at the hotel bar. Bliss!
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau St, Bath, UK, +44 1 225 358888
The ultimate romantic escape for foodies, this boutique hotel is the epitome of luxury, located in the tiny Cotswolds village of Southrop, with a cookery school, private manor house and working farm also on site. Excite your taste buds with specially crafted dishes made with the freshest of vegetables, herbs and eggs, all collected daily from the kitchen gardens. With country charm in abundance, stay in one of their eight cosy bedrooms for a true Cotswolds experience.
Thyme, Southrop Manor, Southrop, Gloucestershire, UK, +44 1 367 850174
Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester
With a distinctly modern take on classic features, the Kings Head Hotel is a beautiful, boutique establishment with 45 bedrooms, each possessing a romantic ambiance and subtle charm. Elegant chandeliers, feature wall art, fresh flowers and comfortable furniture set the tone – there’s even a touch of tweed involved. Steeped in history (King Charles II is said to have spent time at this very location), you’ll feel at home as soon as you set foot in this chic hotel. Spend your time sampling the classically British menu, before taking a stroll around the picturesque countryside that sits directly outside the hotel doors.
Kings Head Hotel, 24 Market Pl, Cirencester, UK, +44 1 285 700900