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5 luxurious but affordable hotels in the Cotswolds

5 luxurious but affordable hotels in the Cotswolds

Searching for your next weekend getaway? Well, look no further! The Cotswolds has your name all over it. Besides the dreamy landscapes, the best thing about the Cotswolds is that there are so many lovely hotels that won’t break the bank.

This area of natural beauty spans an impressive 800 square mile area through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire) and there are more than 3,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore.

If you’re going to stay in a beautiful location you may as well stay in an equally gorgeous property, right?

Where to stay in the Cotswolds

#1 Rectory Hotel

This beaut has gorgeous gardens and is swimming in period features. It may have an old soul, but it’s had a facelift, enjoying modern, fun touches like bear-shaped shrubbery. Stay in Leckhampton if you want a spacious room that overlooks the garden pond. The huge bathroom has a generous tub that’s calling you for a soak. You can read a full review of Rectory hotel here.



Where? The Rectory HotelCrudwell, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9EP

How Much? Rooms from £105


#2 No. 38 The Park

This property is a revamped Georgian townhouse. You can book the whole place (can you imagine how fun that’d be?!), but if you’re reading this post you’ll probably want to just book one of the 13 rooms to keep the price on track, eh?

The rooms are chic, stylish and scattered with discreet splashes of colour through pretty cushions and blankets. The bathtubs are divine – you’ll see what I mean!

Where? No. 38 The Park, 38 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2AH

How Much? Rooms from £105


#3 The Fish Hotel

This gorgeous getaway is on the idyllic Farncombe Estate, where you can enjoy walks, quad biking and lots more. The Fish Hotel is a relaxed lodge that’s been decorated to a high standard; think modern, stylish design that somehow pulls off that homely feel.

You can read a full review of The Fish Hotel and watch a video via that link.


Where? The Fish Hotel, Farncombe Estate, Broadway WR12 7LJ

How Much? Rooms from £115


#4 The Close

Hidden away in Tetbury, this 16th century townhouse is a lovely boutique with 18 bedrooms to choose from. They have a modern country feel to them. No two are the same, with four poster beds in a few and walk-in rainfall showers in others. It’s a great place for an affordable, but luxury stay in the Cotswolds.



Source: The Close

Where? The Close Hotel, Long Street, Tetbury, GL8 8AQ

How Much? Rooms from £120


#5 Kings Head Hotel

Just six miles from Cotswold Water Park and an eight-minute walk from Cirencester Park, this former coaching inn is conveniently located, but also steeped in history. The hotel reopened in 2014 after having a bit of work done. The result is 45 elegantly decorated rooms full of mod cons, like Nespresso machines and oversized showers. The rooms are classy and perfect for a weekend getaway.


Source: Kings Head Hotel

Where? Kings Head Hotel, 24 Market Pl, Cirencester, GL7 2NR

How Much? Rooms from £150

How to Get to the Cotswolds

Typical journey times from Gloucester by car & train would be:

Bristol – 45 minutes to 1 hour
London – 2 hours to 2.5 hours
Cardiff – 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
Birmingham – 55 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes
Manchester – 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours

Isn’t it time you booked that room? A weekend getaway would be an amazing present. Just saying…


Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Those places all look so lovely, but then again I'm not sure you could find anything less than charming in the Cotswolds! You'll have to check out The Wild Rabbit in Kingham - it's my favourite :) Rosalie //


Sunday 15th of January 2017

The Cotswolds has been on my bucket list for a while now! Thank you for the hotel recommendations, some of these are lovely and the price is amazing! x