Famous for its cobbled streets and honey-stone cottages, bustling market towns and breathtaking scenery, the Cotswolds are high on the list of places to visit for anyone serious about exploring Britain’s countryside. In this small format guide to this much-loved area we have bought together over 100 Special Places to Stay: B&Bs, self-catering cottages, hotels, inns and pubs with rooms - all inspected, all good value, and chosen because we like them.
Book into a Georgian manor whose owners can organise a day’s fishing or cycling in the grounds of William Morris’s old country residence. Walk The Cotswold Way and reward yourself with a night in a magnificent Grade-I listed manor, waking to the sizzling of Gloucester Old Spot bacon and fresh eggs for breakfast. Or stay in a proper pub for a pint of real ale and a platter of Cotswold cheeses, after exploring the area’s numerous antique shops and irresistible boutiques.
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