7 cosy Cotswolds hideaways

Thursday 01 January 1970

Ah, the Cotswolds – that region of Britain that conjures up images of idyllic cottages, tiny stone bridges, and gentle, rural scenery. BRITAIN Magazine finds 7 gorgeous places to stay to enjoy the ultimate cosy Cotswolds experience.

1. Ellenborough Park

Ellenborough Park hotel, Cotswolds This old mansion – scene of much scandal during Queen Victoria's reign – is now a 5-star hotel.

2. Owlpen Manor

Set in a beautiful Cotswold valley, the Tudor manor offers a selection of lovely cottages.

3. The Old Swan & Minster Mill

Old Swan, Cotswolds Tony Murray Photography


This 600-year-old inn, set in a small Cotswolds village, offers charming rooms within its centuries-old walls.

4. The Lamb Inn

Lamb Inn Photo: Jake Eastham Photo: Jake Eastham


Originally built in 1420 as a collection of weavers’ cottages, this is as cosy an inn as one could imagine.

5. The Swan Hotel

An enchanting hotel in the pretty village of Bibury.

6. Buckland Manor

Dating back to the 13th century, this is a quintessential country house hotel with antique fixtures and fittings.

7. The Castle Inn Hotel

Castle Combe, Cotswolds This ancient building, which retains much of its 12th-century character, is located in the picturesque village of Castle Combe (pictured), a popular film location. The full feature appears in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of BRITAIN magazine.

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