Ten of Britain’s Finest Gloucestershire Hotels
by Adrian Mourby (October 2012)
Gloucester is the UK's Cotswold County with strings of charming villages built out of this mellow limestone. The wool industry has been kind to Gloucestershire leaving behind lots of attractive, pre-industrial towns and the Regency spa city of Cheltenham, a rival in architecture to the glories of Bath. This is very much country house hotel territory, the kind of England I associate with long winter walks followed by a hot bath and a blazing log fire. The Severn Valley and Wye Valley, areas of great natural beauty are no distance. It's little wonder Prince Charles has his country home in Gloucestershire.
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The Square, Chipping Campden
Chipping Campden is a typical small Cotswold market town. The King’s Hotel stands on its elegantly terraced High Street. The hotel’s eighteenth-century façade is straight out of Jane Austen, although the building inside dates back to the fourteenth century in places. Expect a settle in the dining room, bedrooms with window seats and new leather sofas. You’ll find the cosiest rooms are tucked under the rafters.
Southwest out of Cheltenham on the A46 a small lodge guards the entrance to an Elizabethan-style manor house covered in ivy. Expect four posters and log fires inside and you won’t be disappointed. The Elan Spa by contrast looks very modern indeed in amongst its exposed brickwork and old beams. The Orchard Brasserie is even more contemporary with hardwood floors and OTT chandeliers.
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