Escape to Luxury: Top 5 Hotels in the Cotswolds - Royal Circus Recommends

Escape to Luxury: Top 5 Hotels in the Cotswolds - Royal Circus Recommends

When it comes to discovering the beauty and charm of the Cotswolds, there's no better way to experience it than by staying in one of the exquisite hotels that mix old-world sophistication with contemporary design. Interior design lovers and antique devotees alike will find themselves in paradise.  Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a girls trip, or a solo adventure, the Cotswolds offers many stunning options to choose from.

In this blog post, Sarah from Royal Circus shares her picks for the top five hotels in the Cotswolds on her dream travel bucket list. 


Estelle Manor

1. Estelle Manor: Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Estelle Manor is a new addition to the luxury hotel scene in the Cotswolds, but its origins are rooted in a long history of hospitality-- Estelle Manor shares ownership with the team behind Gleneagles and the Hoxton hotels. Each room is beautifully designed, blending classic and contemporary aesthetics, and the hotel pool's umbrellas are absolutely iconic. Book here:

Cowley Manor


2. Cowley Manor: Cowley Manor is a true haven for those seeking a mix of modern luxury and the timeless beauty of the Cotswolds. The interiors incorporate a touch of the whimsical and unexpected that will make you feel like you've fallen down the rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. The hotel is surrounded by 55 acres of lush gardens and parkland, perfect for long walks and outdoor relaxation. The rooms are elegantly designed and equipped with modern amenities. The C-Side Spa, set in a converted stable block, is a highlight offering a range of treatments for ultimate relaxation. Book:

Double Red Duke

3. Double Red Duke: The Double Red Duke, a former coaching inn, is a splendid blend of history and contemporary luxury. Located in the picturesque village of Clanfield, this hotel boasts individually designed rooms, each telling a story of the Cotswolds. The inn's restaurant showcases the best of local produce, offering a mouthwatering dining experience. Book:

Soho Farm House

4. Soho Farmhouse: Soho Farmhouse is a Cotswolds retreat like no other. This exclusive, members-only destination provides a serene escape for a discerning traveler. It's also a reason alone to join Soho House-lol! Set on a 100-acre estate, the hotel offers beautifully appointed cabins and suites, many of which feature wood-burning stoves. The property also boasts a spa, a cinema, and a variety of dining options, making it the perfect getaway for those seeking seclusion and luxury. Book:

Heckfield Place

5. Heckfield Place: Heckfield Place is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Hampshire, just a short drive from the Cotswolds. It's a stunning country estate that offers an exquisite blend of traditional and modern design. The hotel's renowned Little Bothy Spa provides a wide range of wellness treatments, and the culinary experience at Marle restaurant, featuring farm-to-table cuisine, is simply exceptional. Book:

 A visit to the Cotswolds is an opportunity to step back in time and indulge in the luxurious and quintessentially English experience. These top five hotels in the Cotswolds - Estelle Manor, Cowley Manor, Double Red Duke, Soho Farmhouse, and Heckfield Place - will more than fill your cup with design inspiration and beauty that will stay with you long after your vacation ends. 

Whether you're exploring the region's picturesque villages, enjoying outdoor activities, or simply seeking relaxation, these hotels are sure to provide an unforgettable experience. 

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