The Best Places to Stay in The Cotswolds

Luxury Stays in the Cotswolds

Looking for the finest destinations? Luxury hotels in The Cotswolds are plentiful and many offer opulent luxury with the finest spas, fine dining restaurants and are located in some of the most beautiful spots in the district.

Here are the best luxury hotels to consider for your trip.

Dormy House Hotel & Spa

Located in Broadway, one of the most popular villages in The Cotswolds, The Dormy House Hotel and Spa offers luxury, elegant rooms, including suites with private hot tubs, spa facilities, and fine dining options in it’s onsite restaurants.

There are dog friendly options, a spa with both indoor and outdoor pools, gym, thermal suites including a sauna and salt steam room. There are treatment options too.

The hotel is close to Broadway golf club and a few minutes walk from the centre of Broadway where you’ll find one of The Cotswold’s most beautiful towns and popular tourist sites like; the Lygon Arms and The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway.

Single night stays are available from the Dormy House special offers page.

Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor from close to 2,000 reviews. Many reviews praise the hotel for it’s luxury spa.

Rooms are priced from £309 per night.

Barnsley House

Situated just outside Cirencester and close to the popular Cotswold village of Bibury, Barnsley House could offer you the perfect luxury location from which to explore The Cotswolds. This boutique hotel features luxurious rooms, with large freestanding baths, beautiful gardens, a spa, and an award-winning dining experiences in the onsite restaurants The Potager and The Boot, the cosy country pub across the road – both of which are supplied with local Cotswold produce.

The hotel also features a luxurious spa, outdoor pool, cinema and beautiful garden and offers dog friendly accommodation too.

Check the Barnsley House offers page for special deals and offers.

Rated 4.5 from over 840 reviews on TripAdvisor.

Rooms are priced from £430 per night.

Cowley Manor

Nestled in Cowley, near the village of Cockleford this contemporary country house is in the perfect for getting away from it all but nearby everything when you would like to explore the surrounding area.

Cowley Manor is a popular wedding venue for stunning gardens

The hotel has a selection of stylish contemporary rooms and luxury suites as well as a luxurious spa, indoor pool with stunning panoramic glass walls, outdoor pool and extensive grounds with carefully curated gardens. The onsite restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner plus you can enjoy experimental cocktails from the bar’s curated cocktail menu.

Dog friendly rooms are available in the Wildflower suites which also offer mezzanine bathrooms, patio access and four poster beds.

TripAdvisor reviews give Cowley Manor a rating of 4.0 from over 1,200 contributors.

Prices start from £323 per night, check for availability.

Oak House No.1

Popular with celebrities this Tetbury hotel offers comfortable rooms and a touch of exclusivity for those lucky enough to stay there.

As well as exceptional reviews, the boutique style of the hotel is sure to delight and inspire you during your visit.

You can book online via the Oak House No.1 website.

Rooms start from £495 per night.

Budget-Friendly Stays

For those on a budget, these options offer fantastic locations, great amenities and easy access to the best of the Cotswolds with money leftover for fancy meal at one of the best places to eat in The Cotswolds.

YHA Cotswolds, Cirencester

This budget-friendly hostel in Cirencester provides affordable dormitory and private rooms for visitors on a budget.

Located in the centre of Cirencester, within the recently re-developed New Brewery Arts centre, perfect for access to the whole of The Cotswold District.

The accommodation includes private rooms and private rooms with private en-suite bathrooms too.

Private rooms are priced from £45 per night, there’s WiFi, a cycle store and a cafe. Plus a self-catering kitchen if you’re particularly fond of your own cooking.

Assistance dogs are welcome with notification at the time of booking but pets, unfortunately are not.

Opened in 2016, the YHA Cotswolds has a 4.0 star rating on TripAdvisor from 32 reviews.

Book online directly with the YHA.

Unfortunately the popular Stow on the Wold YHA, located in the centre of Stow, closed in September 2014.

The New Inn Hotel

Located in Lechlade, rooms in the New Inn Hotel start from around £79 per night and the option to include breakfast is available.

The hotel is situated close to the River Thames which runs through the town, making Lechlade one of the most popular destinations for visitors to indulge in watersports in The Cotswolds and the popular hiking trail the Thames Path.

Lechlade is also nearby to some of The Cotswolds best attractions like; The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, The Trout Fisheries and Cotswold River Cruises.

The New Inn Hotel features amenities like; free parking, WiFi, disability friendly rooms, cosy log fires and a popular bar.

The hotel scores an average of 4 stars on TripAdvisor from over 1,140 reviews, many of which mention clean rooms, a great location and it’s roaring fireplaces.

You can book your stay directly via the New Inn website.

The Bell Inn

Situated in Moreton-in-Marsh, this historic inn offers affordable rooms, traditional pub fare, and a convenient location in the heart of the north Cotswolds for you to use as a base for exploring the district.

Rooms are spacious, light and comfortable with en-suit showers all round and free WiFi – there’s also a full English for guests.

Moreton-in-Marsh is located near to some of the region’s most popular villages, market towns and attractions including; Batsford Arboretum, The Cotswold Falconry Centre and the Wellington Aviation Museum.

The Bell Inn Moreton in Marsh, scores a 4.0 on average from 300+ reviews on TripAdvisor many of which mention how delicious the breakfast was.

The Bell is well worth considering for accommodation on your trip, especially if you’re a Tolkien fan.

Booking is available via The Bell Inn website, with rooms from around £135 per night.

Stow on the Wold RFC Camping

Looking for a rugged stay in one of the country’s most beautiful rugby club campsites? Then look no further than the Stow RFC campsite.

With plenty of space away from the pitches for tents and caravans you won’t have to worry about errant rugby balls striking your tent.

Stow RFC is located just outside Stow on the Wold meaning you’ll be able to get to some of The Cotswolds most beautiful villages as you please.

The camping facilities at the rugby club have a 4.4 star rating from around 41 Google reviews, however some of the reviews for the club itself, averaging a 4.6, also mention the camping, so it’s worth checking both.

Camping pitches are available from £20 per night and you’ll be helping support a local community space.

You’re best off booking in advance of your stay and contact details for arranging your visit are available via the Stow RFC website.

Eco Friendly Stays to Get Back to Nature

Looking for something a little more unique? Are you environmentally conscious and want to know where the most environmentally sustainable accommodation options in The Cotswolds are? Here are the best eco friendly retreats available in The Cotswold region.

Tew Farmhouse, Enstone

Just outside Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, lies Tew Farmhouse and it’s surrounding properties have branded themselves as “luxury in The Cotswolds”. They offer luxury self catering in up to 6 bedroom properties for large groups.

Among the green credentials, listed on their website, Tew Farmhouse reference their; use of sustainable materials including locally sourced English oak for their interiors and kitchens, recyclable metal roofing, sustainable wood chip boilers for heat, low energy lighting and electric vehicle charging ports.

They’re supporting local habitats too but providing plenty of spaces planted with wildflowers and pollinator plants for the bees.

They’re dog friendly too.

You can book your stay at Tew Farmhouse via their website.

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