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.
This thirteenth-century Cotswold manor comes straight out of Four Weddings & A Funeral. Log fires, oak panelling, big old chairs, afternoon tea and sherry before dinner, what more could you ask? The tiny local church is just next door if you really want the Richard Curtis experience. In 2012 the manor was one of the three finalists in the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards.
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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