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