Just as its name implies, a Cotswold house hotel was a residential home for a family that was then converted into a commercial hotel for travellers.
It is a favourite accommodation for travellers who are willing to shell out a few pounds more than the typical bed-and-breakfast for the comforts of home in a hotel.
We must point out that, in the Cotswold, the regulations on constructing new buildings are stringent because the local governments want to preserve the spectacular countryside landscapes, ancient castles and historical buildings of England’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Thus, many centuries-old homes are converted into modern hotels to provide accommodations to the millions of tourists streaming into the area.
The number of rooms in a house hotel can vary from 2 to 12 depending on the original area of the house. Owners strive to preserve the original structure, appearance and atmosphere of the house while outfitting it with appropriate modern facilities and amenities. The result is a blend of the best of two worlds, namely, English country living and English modern lifestyle.
Who can resist such an alluring combination? None, as any visitor to a Cotswold house hotel can attest to.
We suggest the following house hotels for their reasonable rates coupled with comfortable accommodations, friendly service and proximity to areas of attraction:
A stunning Cotswolds House Hotel is a Jacobean mansion in Bibury - the house dates back to the 16th century and is set in 6 acres of rolling Cotswolds. The river Coln runs through the grounds and is an easy stroll to the centre of Bibury village.
The 16th century Cotswolds house hotel is filled with traditional period features.Bedrooms are welcoming with crisp white linen sheets and beautifully decorated with antiques.
An ideal location to explore Cirencester and Cheltenham.
Dial House Hotel dates back to 1698 but has been tastefully refurbished into a comfortable Cotswolds House Hotel.
Set in idyllic surroundings it has won awards for exemplary service and delicious food.
A lovely house hotel to relax in after a day spent exploring Bourton-on-the-water and the surrounding villages-all enticing.
No matter which Cotswolds house hotel you choose, you are assured of the comforts of a second home coupled with the efficiency of a world-class hotel. Now, that’s we call travelling in style!