Best Boutique Hotels in the Cotswolds Countryside

Are you looking for the best boutique hotels in the Cotswolds?

As locals, we’ve learned not only what the best places to stay in the Cotswolds are, but also the best villages/ towns and what you can find in each of them. We’re constantly updating our list of places you should visit in the Cotswolds, so go here for more details.

First of all, you probably want to know which are the best towns to stay in when in the Cotswolds.

We could literally recommend every single village and you’d still be more than happy with your stay. However, it mostly depends on the places you aim to visit around. Simply pick a town for more options to eat out as well, they’re all equally beautiful.


Best places to stay in the Cotswolds for couples


Broadway Village

If you plan on visiting North Cotswolds, we recommend you should stay in Broadway Village, at least for a night. Make sure you go all the way up and all the way down High Street. So many little boutique shops and places to eat as well as some incredible Cotswolds houses which will make you reconsider your career or retirement plans.


If you are more of the city type and would like to stay in a larger town for the evening, then Cirencester is the best choice. It is called the “Capital of the Cotswolds” mainly because it’s the biggest town in the area. This means you have many more options for boutique hotels, places to eat, and lots of things to do.


Another big town with so many options on what you can do in the area. It is also a brilliant location for events you can attend in the Cotswolds. Tetbury has so many options and things you could do here, you can easily spend an entire weekend and still not see it all. Prince Charles also has a house in town, just saying.


One of the reasons Cotswolds is also famous for is the food, being surrounded by farms and farmland. Kingham is a foodies haven so if you’re looking for exquisite food made from organic ingredients, this is the perfect place.


Another town with plenty of attractions and things to do for any age, Bourton-on-the-Water is going to charm you. It is named “Little Venice of the Cotswolds” for good reason.


A gem of a town, Painswick is one of our favorite places to visit. It is also quite different from other villages in the Cotswolds, so it definitely deserves a visit. Plenty of ways to entertain your kids, too!


As I said, there are so many fantastic options for towns to visit and stay overnight, these are just a few of our recommendations. You should also check the smaller villages in the surrounding areas if you’re keen on a more intimate experience.


Now let’s get back to your other question- where should you stay overnight when visiting the Cotswolds?


Best Boutique Hotels in Cotswolds Countryside


Barnsley House, CIRENCESTER

This luxury hotel and spa are situated in a converted country house. The rooms are light, lush, and romantic, and the gorgeous spa provides much-needed moments of relaxation and pampering. There are available 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. Plenty of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

The chefs at The Potager restaurant source produce from the large gardens surrounding the manor house. And if a night out is calling, then you can pop down the road to The Village Pub, the country inn also owned by Barnsley.

There is plenty to entertain you during your visit, from the stunning, large gardens to the training facilities. 

Barnsley House offers three different styles of accommodation: the Home Farm Cottage, just minutes away, beautiful rooms in the main house, and cozy country charm at the Inn. The stay will be an event, in and of itself!

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Barnsley House

Available Rooms: 18
Amenities:  Outdoor Spa, Fitness, Bicycle rental, Sauna, Garden, Laundry Service, two watering holes, Private Hire Cinema, outstanding Restaurant with a locally-sourced menu, free breakfast, Pets Allowed


It’s one trip you would not regret a single bit!


Homewood Hotel & Spa, Bath

Before you jump and say that Bath is not actually in the Cotswolds, don’t worry. I know. However, it is so close to the Cotswolds and Bath is just such a stunning Roman city, I thought I’ll sneak it on the list anyway. You will probably agree with me when you see the facilities at this incredible hotel- with really high reviews!

It is a fantastic location to stay in, especially for couples. It has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spa, hot tub, everything you need to relax and be pampered. You get the best of both worlds, minutes away from the Cotswolds countryside as well as being fully immersed in one of the most beautiful towns in England.

Homewood Hotel and Spa

Available Rooms: 18
Amenities: hot tub suite, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness center, restaurant, bar area

You can book Homewood Hotel & Spa here


Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton

The sister of the metropolitan Soho chain, Soho Farmhouse combines relaxing elegance with comfortable luxury. Set on 100 acres of countryside, the Farmhouse is a close drive to both Chipping Norton and Great Tew. And what a spot!

For a refreshing, you can take a dip in the Boathouse, the indoor-outdoor pool built straight onto a lake, or do a gym session at Soho Active. In the evening, you can curl up for a movie at the Electric Barn Cinema. Grab a pint at the Mill Room, the Farmhouse’s own country pub, or buy a bagel at Blake’s Kitchen Bakery.

For those looking for a more formal setting, the Main Barn offers all that your heart could desire.

If you’re with the kids, the informal Hay Barn might just hit the spot. And for something more exotic, taste some sashimi at the Pen Yen.

The bedrooms are only for Soho members and Friends members: anything from a gorgeous modern room to a lakeside cabin, a stone farmhouse, or a four-bedroom farm cottage. Pretty dreamy! 

Image Credit: Soho Farmhouse

Soho Farmhouse

Rooms: there are cottages and facilities available for non-members, as well
bar, laundry, pool, spa, tennis court, kids’ club, restaurant, steam room, room service, sauna, fitness center

You can book SOHO FARMHOUSE here.



The Wild Rabbit Inn, Kingham

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, this inn offers a beautifully cozy stay with some of the best locally sourced food to greet you. You can choose between the individually curated Wild Rabbit Rooms, decorated with fresh country design and luxurious details. Most of these rooms sleep two. But if there are more of you, don’t worry! They also have the delightful Daylesford Farm Cottages and Kingham Village Cottages nearby. These fully-equipped cottages give a wonderful sense of independence at-homeness – a particularly delightful feature when in the midst of a wedding!

Image Credit: The Wild Rabbit

Image Credit: The Wild Rabbit

The Wild Rabbit

Amenities: Bar/lounge, free breakfast, children activities, pets allowed, non-smoking hotel, room minibar, TV, incredible restaurant,

More details available on The Wild Rabbit Inn website.



The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Cheltenham

Located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, this elegant hotel and spa bring you a luxurious taste of English Regency. Guests are welcome into the delights of the 3 AA Rosette fine dining Garden Room Restaurant. If you fancy something lighter, take your tea in the airy Spa Café. The Elan Spa offers the ultimate relaxation, should you need some wedding pampering.

There are a variety of rooms to choose from, ranging from the restored gatehouse (The Classic Lodge) to the Classic, Superior, Deluxe, and Master rooms in the main manor house.

Of course, if you fancy a wonderful upgrade, the luxury and space of the Feature Suites could be just what would make this wedding one to really remember. 

Image Credit: the Greenway Hotel and Spa

Image Credit: the Greenway Hotel and Spa 


The Greenway Hotel and Spa

Amenities: swimming pool, free parking, pets allowed, spa and wellness center, bar, restaurant

You can BOOK Greenway Hotel and Spa here for a stay to remember!



The Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester

The convenient central location of this gorgeous hotel and spa is worth noting. Located in central Cirencester, modern elegance meets rustic charm.

The hotel hosts 46 bedrooms and six apartments, allowing for large booking numbers. The luxury features of this boutique hotel experience include the best of British dining – we are talking a restaurant, the MBB Brasserie, a bar and lounge, and the Corn Hall Deli and cellars!

For those needing some pre-wedding pampering, the vaulted spa offers the ultimate treat. Not one to be missed! 

Image Credit: The Kings Head Hotel

Image Credit: The Kings Head Hotel


The Kings Head Hotel
Rooms: 46
Facilities: pets allowed, parking, restaurant, facilities for disabled guests, non-smoking rooms, tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Bar

You can BOOK The Kings Head Hotel here.


The Hare and Hounds Hotel, Tetbury

Located in the historic market town of Tetbury, this beautiful country house is situated in the midst of woodlands and gardens. With an intentional modern design set in an elegant interior, you have 42 rooms to choose from, including the luxurious, modern Magnolia suite.

And, if you fancy a bit more space and independence, the Game Keeper’s Cottage is truly something special, featuring a private garden and hot tub. For those foodies, the Beaufort Restaurant offers 2 Rosette British dining. If you want to relax, get a fresh ale at Jack Hare’s Bar.

Image Credit: Hare and Hounds

Image Credit: Hare and Hounds


Hare and Hounds

Rooms: bedrooms in the original house as well as Garden Cottage and Coach House
pets allowed, parking, restaurant, non-smoking rooms, tea/coffee maker in the rooms, bar, gardens



The Swan Hotel, Bibury

This hotel is situated on the tranquil banks of the River Coln, in the center of Bibury. Nestled into the farmlands of England, this picturesque coaching inn offers an elegant and relaxing hotel experience.

The 22 bedrooms, including four garden cottage suites, are all designed individually with gorgeous antiques and modern fabrics. For those with an appetite after a glass of red at The Swan Bar,  the 1 Rosette Swan Brasserie offers British heritage cooking. This place is a true country treasure. 

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The Swan Hotel

Available rooms: 22 (including 2 Cottage suites)
Amenities: bar area, afternoon tea in the Library, family rooms, pets allowed, private gardens

Enjoy the most charming Cotswolds stay one can have in the most beautiful village in England!


Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden

Located in the beautiful center of Chipping Campden, this gorgeous bespoke hotel offers all the luxuries and charm of a genteel stay. You will receive a grand entrance as you pull up to the cream stone Grade II listed Regency townhouse, placed in the lush hills of the Cotswolds. And that’s before you go inside!

The hotel offers the ultimate relaxation experience with its beautiful spa and pool. For those hungry on arrival, you can pick up a coffee in the elegant Fig Lounge, or enjoy hearty Bistro fare with a cheeky gin and tonic.
The 28 en suite bedrooms are fresh and thoughtfully styled with a nod to country chic. If you fancy a bit of extra room and relaxation, the Hot Tub Suite is equipped with, you guessed it, a private hot tub, garden, and log fire, and two rooms split over two floors.

The Hot Tub Cottage is set on the ground level – once again featuring a private garden, and, this time, a gas fireplace. Pretty scrummy! 

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The Cotswold House Hotel

Available rooms: 22 (including 2 Cottage suites)
Amenities: bar area, afternoon tea in the Library, family rooms, pets allowed, private gardens

You can BOOK Cotswold House Hotel & Spa here.


The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Stratford

This three-star hotel is located at the edge of the beautiful Charlecote Park, near Stratford-Upon-Avon. Offering grand country design in warm Farmhouse surroundings, this delightful hotel blends charm and comfort.

Grab a drink and get cozy in the relaxed Bar, or partake in iconic luxury dishes at The Restaurant. While you might not be working during the wedding, the hotel also features a modern boardroom…you know, just in case.

The rooms are carefully decorated with a keen sense of tradition and pride and the location means that you have plenty of options for side visits to castles, canals, hiking and, you guessed it, Shakespeare’s birthplace! 

A very important feature worth mentioning is that Charlecote Pheasant hotel offers facilities for disabled guests, which I believe is extremely useful to know for wheelchair users.


Image Credit: Charlecote Pheasant 


The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel

Available rooms: 22 (including 2 Cottage suites)
Amenities: free parking, pets allowed, family rooms, facilities for disabled guests, restaurant, bar

You can BOOK The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel here.


Foxhill Manor, Broadway

Well, this place is a treat! This five-star Grade II listed private manor house offers stately elegance and gorgeous charm close to Broadway Village. Foxhill prides itself in offering a personalized visit with the option of Designing your Dinner, with a quick chat to the chef, popping over to the cozy bar, or, if you fancy wine, taking a visit to the cellar.

For those needing a film fix, the Media Room offers a boutique cinematic experience. And all that fun goes without mentioning the rooms: you have the option of five exquisite bedrooms or three gorgeous suites. 

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Foxhill Manor

Available rooms: bridal suites, suites, non-smoking rooms
Amenities: parking, free breakfast, board games, tennis court offsite, pets allowed, spa, media room

For more information visit the Foxhill Manor website


The Kingham Plough, Kingham

This beautiful village pub at the edge of the lush Evenlode Valley offers six bedrooms for lucky guests. Each individually decorated room ensures a comfortable and relaxed stay (we couldn’t help but notice the complimentary Neal’s Yard toiletries…).

And, seeing as the place is also a pub, the locally sourced food served in the gorgeous dining room, is a treat in and of itself. A real home away from home… except with luxury!

Image Credit: the Kingham Plough

Image Credit: the Kingham Plough


The Kingham Plough
Amenities: pets allowed, restaurant, bar, breakfast offered, terrace, free parking,

You can BOOK The Kingham Plough here.


The Fish Hotel, Broadway

You’ve got to check this place out. Described as a cross between a country hotel and a quirky hotel house, this amazing collection of hotel houses and huts is one-of-a-kind. You can have the luxurious experience of nesting in the beautifully wooded countryside. Simply choose your style.

They offer elegant rooms in the Farmhouse, Suites in the Outhouse, Coach House, Farmhouse, and The Stables. For those who are adventurous, there are also 5 Hilly Huts, 3 Treehouses, and 5 sparklingly new Hideaway Huts. For a bespoke eating experience, you can feast out on the deck or book the dining room for private meals.

Otherwise, there is always the Bar, a laid-back spot at the heart of the hotel that centers around an incredible 360-degree fireplace. Hook, the restaurant, offers sophisticated and laid-back delicious food, under the direction of Martin Burge. Not a stay to miss! 

This is not only one of the best boutique hotels to stay in the Cotswolds but definitely one of the most unique, too!

Image Credit: The Fish Hotel

Image Credit: The Fish Hotel


The Fish Hotel

Amenities: Bar/Lounge, hiking, game room, pets allowed, children activities, non-smoking rooms

For more information visit The Fish Hotel website. 


The Lygon Arms Hotel, Broadway

With roots dating back to the 1300s, this picturesque hotel holds charms and a whole lot of history. First recorded as The White Heart in 1377, it has housed revolutionaries and royalties through time and is still frequented by celebrities and locals alike.

The Main House hosts a beautiful supply of single, double, and en-suite bedrooms, decorated with cozy country charm. The Courtyard has both classic rooms and open plan suites, while the Annex and Cottage provide elegance and charm in a variety of shapes and sizes.

For a taste of sophistication, order a drink in the Lygon Lounges & Cocktail Bar. Or, if you are feeling more than just peckish, order a delicious meal made with Cotswolds ingredients, while relaxing in a leather-backed chair under the wide windows. Finish this special visit with a treat at the luxurious spa.

Image Credit: The Lygon Arms

Image Credit: The Lygon Arms


The Lygon Arms Hotel, Broadway
Amenities: swimming pool, pets allowed, free parking, spa, and wellness center, Bar

You can BOOK The Lygon Arms Hotel here.


Calcot Spa & Hotel, Tetbury

Placed on 220 gorgeous acres of Cotswolds countryside, this gorgeous stone-faced hotel offers the ultimate experience of luxury and comfort. The hotel offers a range of room sizes, as well as the option of more generous family arrangements, including The Tetbury, a wonderful two-bedroom suite with furniture and space for the children. Experience beautiful fine dining in natural light at The Conservatory, or order a pint and a pie at The Gumstool Inn.

And if you really want to take the relaxation up a notch, then the spa will be just up your street. Imagine this: a list of luscious treatments, accompanied by an indoor and outdoor pool. We’re sold!

Image Credit: Calcot Hotel & Spa

Image Credit: Calcot Hotel & Spa


Calcot Spa & Hotel, Tetbury

Amenities: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pets allowed, spa and wellness center, Bar, tennis court, breakfast included, Sauna

You can BOOK Calcot Spa & Hotel here.


The Painswick, Painswick

This beautiful boutique hotel is nestled into the village of Painswick. With sixteen bedrooms and en-suites, each individually and elegantly decorated, this beautiful Palladian hotel offers an elegant country escape. The hotel boasts lovely wood fireplaces, deep stand-alone baths, and incredibly delicious cuisine.

You can taste all the deliciousness at The Painswick Restaurant, which features its well-known afternoon tea. Or, you can relax with Smorgasboard-style snacking and a glass of wine at The Hearth. We suggest you check out the menu for a treat.

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The Painswick, Painswick

Amenities: pets allowed, Bar, garden views, sun terrace, restaurant

You can BOOK The PAINSWICK Hotel here.


Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Chippenham

Set on 550 acres (yep, that’s right!) of private parkland, this hotel offers the ultimate in luxury. As you drive into the white front mansion, you are greeted by a row of elegant lime and birch trees. That this hotel has gathered up a good supply of awards should come as no surprise. The hotel offers a selection of rooms, from classic to grand suites, as well as three individually decorated cottages, perfect for families and friends.

The idyllic spa opens onto the wonderful back gardens and includes pools, exercise studios, and treatment rooms. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the open concept Brasserie offers seasonal contemporary dining.

Or, you can enjoy an extra spot of elegance when you dine at the sophisticated Restaurant Hywel Jones. This promises a delightful stay. 

Image Credit: Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Image Credit: Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa


Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Chippenham

Facilities: Bar, 2 swimming pools, Spa and wellness center, Michelin Star dining, close to Bath, tennis courts, football pitch, croquet lawn, mountain bikes for hire

You can BOOK Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa here.


Thyme, Southrop

This sweet ‘village within a village’ is the picturesque story of a restored historic Cotswold manor and farm. With a keen awareness of the historic heritage of the place, Thyme combines elements of Cookery School with Floristry Classes.

If you fancy some pampering, the lush green interiors of the Meadow Spa offer treatments, yoga, and a dip in the hot tub. The hotel rooms show that same attention to detail. Choose from Divine Double, Garden Rooms, English Rose, and Cedar of Lebanon, containing elegant features such as soaking baths, poster beds, wooden beam ceilings, velvet headboards and copper towel radiators.

For those wanting a bit more space and independence, the Old Walls Cottage can be found cozied up to the center of Southrop. A truly gorgeous stay!

best boutique hotel cotswolds
Image Credit: Thyme

Thyme, Southrop
Facilities: shop, cookery school, spa, farm, tennis courts,  bicycle rental, conference facilities, banquet room

For more information visit the Thyme website.



We couldn’t leave you without sharing another special tip with you. Visiting the Cotswolds countryside can be a bit tiring- a lot of driving, walking and eating. All really good and exciting things to do in the Cotswolds. But you might also want to really relax in the evening when you get back to your boutique hotel.

What better way to relax than a spa or a swimming pool?

Cotswolds doesn’t only have the most unique and romantic hotels in the Cotswolds, but many come with a pool you’d want to take home with you.


Popular Cotswolds boutique hotels with a pool

Barnsley House

Near Cirencester town – Barnsley House is the perfect countryside retreat with anything you can imagine to give you a weekend filled with relaxation and an outdoor pool!

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Calcot & Spa

You are not sure if you’d prefer an indoor or an outdoor pool? Or maybe a spa day instead? Well, Calcot & Spa has all these options and more so no need to worry about anything else, just relax away in a luxury boutique hotel. This place is located near Tetbury.

Cotswold House Hotel and Spa

More than often, if you’ve heard of the Cotswolds, you also heard of Chipping Campden. Well, Cotswolds House Hotel and Spa is located in this wonderful town you have to explore, with a lovely indoor pool to enjoy as you please.

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Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

In the South of the Cotswolds, near Chippenham, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa is pretty outstanding. You get to enjoy elegant accommodation in an 18th-century mansion with upscale dining, a spa, and horse-back riding. Due to their amenities, including the indoor pool, this place has one of the highest-ratings in the Cotswolds. You pay a premium but you also get premium services. It’s a fantastic location if you also want to go for a quick visit to Bath of Bristol.

Image credit: Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa


You won’t find many places like Thyme around here, so if you’d like to stay in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside, near places like Bibury, this is it. Thyme is a lifestyle brand with country house hotels and retail. Their swimming pool is like an outdoor holiday escape in Italy, too.

Image Credit: Thyme


Soho Farmhouse

We’ve left Soho Farmhouse near Chipping Norton for last because this is a member’s only hotel with locations all around the world. Only Redchurch Townhouse, Soho House Istanbul, and Soho House Amsterdam can be booked by non-members.

However, the experience you can get here is so unique and personalized, it will blow your mind away. If this is the type of place you’re used to staying in, then you need to become a member if you aren’t already. Of course, they have a heated outdoor pool.

Image Credit: Soho Farmhouse



If you’d like to see all of your options in the Cotswolds area, here is a map where you can find plenty of hotels for all types of budgets and needs.

This article contains a few affiliate links meaning, at NO additional cost to you, I can earn a small commission if you click through and make a booking at any of these locations. We would only recommend places we trust and have had some of the highest ratings from very happy guests.