Roaring fires, mood-lit showers, outdoor hot tubs and beds large enough to lose yourself in… Set in the pretty rural setting of Chipping Campden, Cotswold House Hotel & Spa is the boutique hotel equivalent of a cashmere-wrapped hot water bottle and a (very stylish) fleecy onesie. You’ll have to try very, very hard indeed to not feel warm, cosy and cosseted within its yellow-stone walls…
Style State-of-the-art comfort zone
Setting Charming Chipping Campden
Why this week? Bite, the week-long festival of all things food-related, takes place in the Cotswolds 1–9 February 2014. The programme’s a delicious mouthful of breakfast, brunches, pop-up restaurants and cocktail tastings; Cotswold House, no stranger to culinary feats (our anonymous reviewer described the Cotswolds Grill as a ‘hotel hug’), is hosting masterclasses on such hot-off-the-stove topics as cooking with game or the art of blending tea. Tuck in with our trio of gourmet packages and special offers during the Bite Food Festival: we’re offering mid-week stays from £255 a night and weekend stays from £295 a night with a host of tasty treats including breakfast and dinner, a spa treatment, tickets to Bite masterclasses and a Bite goodie bag.
Our favourite bits… Cotswold House’s elegant rooms and suites are dotted around peaceful grounds: some are in the main honey-hued building, others in pretty cottages with secluded gardens and views over the rolling hills behind the hotel. Each has a unique flavour, with features such as egg-shaped stone baths, timber beams and outdoor hot tubs. Pleasingly, they all come with a an enormous dreamy bed and a stash of Ren products, but if you’re after a spot of real pampering book yourself in to the Temple Spa for some serious hammam-and-hydrotherapy action.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘I hasten back to our stately Regency townhouse, to find Mrs Smith waiting by a crackling fire in reception. Another hearth in full flame can be heard nearby in the bar – if there were an award for ‘Hotel with the Most Most-Crackling Fires’, Cotswold House would win. As Mrs Smith tries to pry in my bags, I distract her with suite talk: ‘Palatial bath, disco shower, private courtyard, three TVs, a remote-control fire…’ Read the full anonymous review of Cotswold House…
You say… ‘We loved the Cotswold House Hotel. The room was incredible: hot tub, open fire, TV in the bathroom, champagne on arrival – it was amazing from the moment we arrived. The staff were friendly and helpful and the dining room food was unbelievable! We had seven courses and every one was perfect! Fantastic atmosphere, wonderful spa and beautiful surroundings.’ Edward, SilverSmith, stayed in February 2013.