A weekend in the Cotswolds is unlikely to be anything other than ultra relaxing.
But if you want to step up the luxe, these are the
places to try
Four-poster beds, a Michelin-starred restaurant, 500 acres of estate home to 35 beautiful horses… Lucknam Park really is the last word in peace, quiet and pampering. And if the elegantly appointed suites aren’t enough, there’s a trio of cottages where you truly can turn tranquillity up to maximum.
Sleeping between six and eight, they all come with a fully fitted kitchen, a patio for al fresco dining and a private chef available for those difficult times when neither dining in a restaurant nor cooking up a storm yourself feels like the thing to do. From £395 per night, B&B
A private garden with roaring fire and hot tub for two. Complimentary Tattinger on arrival. The Secret Garden Suite is described by the good people of Barnsley House as ‘the ultimate romantic Cotswolds retreat’ and we don’t disagree. Particularly when your stay includes private use of the cinema, free popcorn, spa treatments, fresh fruit and... well, is that not enough?
From £369 per night, B&B
Stretching over 980 square feet, Dormy House’s brand new suite The Studio — as well as containing the preposterously lavish bed and the double rainfall shower and Burlington tub-featuring bathroom that you might expect — also has its very own music den complete with turntable, curated vinyl collection and mood lighting that works in time with whatever beats you choose to drop the needle on. And if your dancing the night away goes on a little bit too long, fear not: the morning-after Bloody Marys are on the house. From £625 per night, B&B