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From inspiring landscapes and charming country lanes to romantic hilltops and quaint little villages, the Cotswolds is as charming as a place can be. We’ve picked out 6 of the very best places to stay in the Cotswolds, which just so happens to be the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
A fresh and contemporary space, with high ceilings and exposed oak beams. this property is not to be missed. Comfortably sleeping 16, it is the ideal cottage for a large friendly get-together or family groups including children. And don’t worry about fighting over the most impressive rooms to stay in, each of the six bedrooms available is just as good as the next. They are fully furnished with cosy fittings, two including en-suites. One of our favourites comes with a rounded bed and additional wet room fitted with a rainfall shower featuring a multicoloured, built-in LED lighting system.
There are plenty of desirable places to relax and unwind, with a cosy mezzanine area overlooking the spacious living room and kitchen, which may we just add is fitted out for a royal visit. Make the most of the alfresco dining opportunities in the summer months and get the bubbles going in the spectacularly large hot tub. You’ll most likely be pleasantly pleased to find a built-in ice bucket, ready and waiting to chill your glass of fizz.
The name says it all; this charming and quirky yurt is ideally located on the water’s edge of its own little island. Overlooking a tranquil fishing lake, it is perfect for escaping on a romantic holiday, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It comes fully equipped with modern furniture and all of the amenities needed for a charming stay.
Relax on the outside veranda, which boasts peaceful views out to the water. Sit back and get the barbie going, whilst not forgetting to take a soak in the large hot tub. Afterwards, why not keep warm by cosying up in front of the fire pit. There is also the unique opportunity to take a rowing boat out for a ride, although all arrangements should be made prior to the stay. As far as glamping with a hot tub goes, this is one hidden gem that you don’t want to miss out on.
This luxurious property is so remarkable, it was hard for us to narrow down the spectacular images we could use in this post. The house, which sleeps an impressive 18 people, has a garden spanning across acres of beautiful Cotswold’s countryside. Inside, you will find superbly presented rooms, including a morning room (fear not, you may also reside in this room at any other point in the day) a living room with doors backing out onto the garden, a large kitchen ready to cook up a feast for all your guests and a cosy library with an open fire and countless amounts of fascinating books.
There are plenty of bedrooms for everyone to stay in, whether it be a large family gathering or friendly reunion. Your favourite four-legged friend is also very welcome, whats not to love? Oh, and did we forget to mention the extremely large hot tub? Comfortably seating 12 people, its the ideal spot for chilling with a glass of wine for a pre BBQ soak in the bubbles.
A gorgeous cottage in a delightfully pretty setting, with a waterfall flowing to the side, making it easy to distinguish as a picture perfect property. Also outside is a large wood-fired hot tub, filled with natural spring water, so no chlorine to interrupt your bubble time. There is a lovely little patio area with outside furniture, perfect for relaxing before exploring the local area, which includes access to 30 acres of woodland surrounding the cottage.
The ground floor contains an open planned kitchen, dining and living room equipped with all your essential needs. Upstairs is a stylish bedroom and impressive bathroom featuring a fancy slipper bath. This charming, former watermill dates back to the 16th century and is so full of character, it’s the ultimate getaway for you and your other half… and your pooch can come along for the fun too!
This effortlessly minimalistic, yet stylish apartment comes equipped with some of the best views the Cotswold’s have to offer. With floor to ceiling windows, spanning across one whole side of the property, the beautiful, natural countryside light is able to shine through saturating the property with a warm and intense glow. Concerned with sustaining this beautiful Cotswold land, the property, teamed with modern utilities, embraces the use of eco-friendly features. Not only are there photovoltaic panels on the roof, but the underfloor heating (impressive, we know) is serviced by an air source heat pump.
Now, if those interior features didn’t get your juices flowing, the best is yet to come with this already impressive apartment. Not only can you wake up to the stunning scenes of England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but the property is located on none other than a small alpaca farm. We kid you not. Witness the fascinating sight of alpacas roaming about the farmyard from the comfort of inside the property or in the private outside seating area, which comes with a BBQ raring to be fired up.
This charming cottage is simplicity at its finest. With pretty vine leaves crawling the exterior and a light coloured stone frame setting the scene for a romantic getaway, the property is idyllically located on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Box. The house contains a combination of modern and antique furniture, with a vintage aga in the kitchen and wood burner in the living room, ready and waiting to be used in favour of a cosy night in.
Upstairs you will find an endearing double bedroom, which features a quirky copper bathtub. This fun little trait highlights the cottages’ unique character and entices parties of two to stay in such a memorable abode.
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