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NYE OFFERS – Celebrate in Style

With no additional restrictions currently in place for England this New Years Eve, we still have a choice of options available for those of you who would like to welcome in 2022 somewhere special. Use our smart calendar to browse all available hotels – simply enter the date you would like to arrive and the number of nights you would like to stay, for a complete list of fabulous places to celebrate this NYE. Wherever you choose to start the new year, we wish you a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year. SEE ALL OFFERS

Its a Dog’s Life! Pet-friendly Hotels in The Cotswolds.

Planning a short break or a weekend away but can’t bear the thought of leaving your dog behind? Our collection of ‘Pooch Perfect’ hotels offers a limited number of dog-friendly rooms. From classic country inns to grand country house hotels – if this is what it means to have a dog’s life, then sign us up. Let them stretch their legs in Stratford-upon-Avon and stay at Arden House a luxury boutique townhouse, tails will be wagging in no time. Take them to the heart of the Cotswolds and enjoy a warm welcome at The Wheatsheaf Inn or let them relax with a place in front of the fire at The Noel Arms, a charming 17th century coaching inn. With 6 fabulous hotels in the Cotswolds to choose from, your four-legged friend can become your new favourite travelling companion Complete Collection

The Smarter Way to Book Hotel Accommodation.

When it comes to booking hotels there are a bewildering number of channels to chose from, all claiming to be the best option for you, when in fact they are all virtually the same. What makes Cotswold Hotel Breaks any different, and why do our customers tell us we are the smarter way to book accommodation? Well, your stay with us begins long before you check-in. Not only do we negotiate the best rates on your behalf, but we also include a whole host of benefits to make every stay extra special. From welcome drinks on arrival to champagne on ice in your room. We offer complimentary room upgrades, a host of fine dining options, spa access, and much more.* We negotiate offers that are available all year round, so it doesn’t matter if you want to book during peak times, you can still enjoy those off-peak benefits regardless of…

The Perfect Last-Minute Gift.

When it comes to buying presents, we’ve all done it – left it until the last minute, only to find ourselves completely out of options. It’s the reason petrol stations sell flowers and generic greetings cards.Make this year the exception – give them something they won’t know was last minute, something they will really love! A hotel gift voucher allows the lucky recipient to choose from over 200 luxury hotels across the UK, so even the hardest to buy for people will be impressed! We can post a hotel voucher to you first class or send it directly to a person of your choice, but for those truly last-minute gifts, we can email you a voucher to print at home almost instantaneously. Never again will you have to worry about giving them something they don’t like or don’t want. With a hotel voucher, they can create their own perfect getaway…

Give them the BEST Christmas Present This Year.

They say the greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of time. With a luxury hotel voucher, you can upgrade that and give someone the gift of quality time. The lucky recipient gets to choose where they would like to go and with who they want to share the experience. For some it will be a romantic break with a partner or spouse, for others, it will be a weekend away with family, or a fabulous get-together with friends – it might even be some quality time alone to rest, relax and recharge. You could trawl the high street all day long or spend hours browsing the web, but there’s still always the risk you might end up choosing something they don’t want, don’t like, or don’t need. A hotel voucher lets them create their perfect getaway; a gift as individual as they are, and one that leaves them…

Give The Perfect Gift.

Why not treat someone to something they will remember long after the celebrations are over Our hotel vouchers can be used to book stays at over 200 luxury hotels across the UK and offer much more than just a room – we include a host of extras including welcome drinks, Champagne, gourmet dinners, late check-outs, and more* With a hotel voucher, you don’t have to worry about giving something they don’t like, don’t want, or already have! Let them choose exactly where and when they want to travel, creating their own perfect break. Valid for 18months, we offer plenty of time to browse our collection before choosing a favourite. Vouchers can be combined, so the lucky recipient can redeem multiple vouchers and enjoy an even more luxurious getaway. You choose the value when purchasing a voucher (Minimum £25), and getting hold of one couldn’t be easier! Gift vouchers can be instantly downloaded (ideal…

The legend of the Halloween Jack-O’-lantern, and your chance to win a £200 Hotel Voucher

There have been many stories and myths passed down over the centuries surrounding the relevance of the Halloween pumpkin, none more entertaining than the old Irish legend of ‘Stingy Jack’. The story goes that one night while out drinking, the Devil appeared to Stingy Jack and offered to buy his soul. Stingy Jack, who loved money but didn’t like to part with it, tricked the devil into turning himself into a coin. He then kept the coin in his pocket next to a little silver crucifix. Jack had succeeded in locking-up the Devil, and added another coin to his collection. A year later Stingy Jack became ill and worried the Devil might seek retribution on him in the afterlife. So, he released the Devil on the condition that he would not come for his soul when his time came to pass.Eventually, that fateful day arrived. When Stingy Jack died he…

The Benefits of A UK Break.

A great holiday doesn’t have to involve going to the ends of the earth. The perfect break can involve exploring somewhere new, much closer to home. They say a change is as good as a rest for a reason – change your surroundings and you can completely change your mindset. It’s the reason weekend breaks have become ever more popular since the dawn of the new millennium. In recent times travel restrictions have forced us to look closer to home for the perfect getaway, and in the year of the great staycation many of us were surprised by the number of wonderful options available on our doorstep – not to mention all the benefits domestic travel offers. With a UK break you can set off when you want to, take as much as you can carry, and even make detours along the way. With lots of pet friendly hotels throughout…

Great News For Solo Travellers.

Travelling solo can be an amazing experience, the lack of familiar people to interact with allows you to engage much more directly with your new surroundings. You probably won’t be alone for long, as solo travellers are often perceived to be more approachable by other single travellers. If you’re with a friend or partner, it’s tempting to talk mostly with each other, and outsiders might not want to impose. Travelling alone builds confidence. When you venture out into the world on your own, you come face to face who you are, what you care about, and what you want to do with your time. Perhaps the best thing about traveling solo is that your schedule is entirely yours to decide, stay for hours in a museum, read a book in your hotel room, explore a new town or city – or whatever else might seem like a waste of…

The History of Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon tea is considered by many international visitors to the UK to be one of our most quintessentially British traditions. Hardly surprising then that many of the country’s finest hotels and restaurants offer various interpretations of the classic dining experience. But have you ever wondered where the theatre of afternoon tea originates from? The concept of afternoon tea is widely attributed to Anna Marie Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, a confidante and close friend of Queen Victoria. During the early 1800’s it was usual for people to consume just two meals a day, breakfast and dinner. Dinner was served fashionably late within the circles of high society and usually consumed at 8 pm. In 1840 the Duchess complained that by mid-afternoon she experienced ‘a sinking feeling’ due to hunger and instructed that a selection of sweet and savoury snacks be brought to her room and served each day. A…

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