Make like the Royals and escape to the Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds have long been favoured by the Royal Family. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have their private residence Highgrove House in the county of Gloucester, close to the pretty market town of Tetbury. Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, lives at Gatcombe Park near Minchinhampton (just 5 miles south of Stroud) and daughter Zara Phillips lives in the area with her husband Mike Tindall. The town of Lypiatt is close to Stroud and is the place Princess Michael of Kent calls home.

Cirencester is often referred to as the capital of the Cotswolds and is home to the Cirencester Park Polo Club, which has welcomed Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry many times over the years, both as players and spectators of the sport.
Cheltenham is another much loved destination of the royals. The Gold Cup Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse each March was a favourite of the Queen Mother and has been visited by the Queen on numerous occasions, along with many other royals and celebrities.

But it’s not just the modern-day Royals who have Cotswold connections.

Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe, is steeped in history and has royal connections spanning a thousand years. The castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth I and Richard III have all played a part in Sudeley’s story. King Charles I found refuge here during the Civil War, when his nephew Prince Rupert established headquarters at the castle.

As the eyes of the world look to London this week to watch as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first monarch in history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, we bring you a collection of beautiful hotels located in Cotswold towns with royal connections.

Sitting in the very heart of the bustling market town of Tetbury The Snooty Fox is all that a quintessential English inn should be. With a vibrant bar & restaurant, and charming bedrooms, you never know which celebrity or member of the Royal Family you might spot from the window.

CHAMPAGNE BREAK – £73 pp

Stay in a Classic Double room and receive:

  • Receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne in your room on arrival
  • 3 course candlelit dinner for two each night
  • Enjoy a complimentary Cream Tea for two
  • Traditional Cotswold breakfast each morning

The Hare and Hounds is located just outside Tetbury and near Westonbirt Arboretum. It is a magnificent country house filled with a host of indulgent things to do. Eat good food, drink fine wine and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in one of the beautifully designed bedrooms.

COTSWOLD ESCAPE – £107 pp

Stay in a Classic Double room and receive:

  • Complimentary early check-in at 1pm
  • £40 allowance per room daily to be used in either the restaurant or bar for dinner
  • Full English breakfast daily 

The Ormond at Tetbury Hotel is a charming 17th Century coaching inn. Set in the heart of this friendly community, the hotel offers hearty meals, fine ales and stylish bedrooms. The perfect base to explore Tetbury and its many local gardens.

SPARKLING COTSWOLD ESCAPE – £83 pp

Stay in a Signature room and receive:

  • A glass of sparkling wine each in the bar on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant 
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 1 pm late check out (subject to availability)
  • Dine in the restaurant on any additional nights and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine with dinner (value £19.50, subject to a £50 minimum food spend)

Stone House Court Hotel is a 17th Century Manor House set in 6 acres of stunning grounds overlooking the Stroud Water Canal and rolling hills of the Stroud Valley – conveniently located within easy reach of the M5.

CLASSIC COUNTRY GETAWAY – £93 pp

Stay in a Manor House room and receive:

  • A flexible daily food / drinks credit of £70 per room*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Late check out – 12 noon
  • *Credit can be used towards all food and drinks, credits cannot be pooled across multiple nights. 

The Bear of Rodborough is perched on top of Rodborough Common, within acres of beautiful National Trust land. Now part of the privately-owned Cotswold Inns and Hotels collection; the Bear has been sympathetically refurbished with cosy country interiors, a rosette-awarded restaurant and traditional bar.

CLASSIC COTSWOLD COUNTRY GETAWAY – £94 pp

Stay in a Good Double room and receive:

  • Complimentary welcome drink in the bar on arrival per person (choice of either a glass of house wine/prosecco, G&T, pint of ale or lager)
  • 3 course dinner for 2 in the Library Restaurant on one evening
  • Full English Breakfast daily
  • Late check out – 12 noon
  • Dine on a second evening and receive a complimentary bottle of House Wine (value £23) with your meal (3 courses) 

The Kings Head Hotel is a unique property located in the centre of Cirencester – Capital of the Cotswolds. The listed building has been recently renovated and given a unique, modern, twist, yet it retains many of its original features.

CLASSIC COTSWOLD ESCAPE – £110 pp

Stay in a Superior room and receive:

  • £80 per room per day flexible credit towards food and beverages*
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Late check out – 12 noon
  • *Credit is per day against any drinks / food. Unused amounts expire that day.

The Cotswolds is a spectacular region spanning more than 780 square miles, with many towns located within the Designated Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) these are just a few of the hotels we feature in our collection. For more great offers through out the Cotswolds please feel free to browse our complete collection.

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If you would like more information about any of our luxury hotels or require assistance with your reservation, please call our helpful reservations team on 0333 2125 593 or email reservations@cotswoldhotelbreaks.com

** All prices shown are per person – based on 2 sharing. For more details of what’s included and for information on specific offers please refer to our website or call our reservations team.

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