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I love the English Cotswolds and think everyone should visit this beautiful place at least once in their lifetime. Having lived all over the world and traveled as much as possible, I still think that this little part of England is one of the world's greatest treasures. This site is dedicated to helping spread the word and encourage sustainable travel to the Cotswolds.

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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Cotswold Inns and Hotels

Although there are many excellent hotels, inns and B&Bs in the Cotswolds, I thought this group owned by Pamela and Michael Horton should get some special attention.  Just last week, the owners of this special collection of seven properties won three Gold awards in the Cotswolds Tourism Awards, including 'Tourism Business of the Year.'  Then the Stroud couple's Bay Tree Hotel in Burford won gold in the Small Hotel category in the Beautiful South East Awards for Excellence and The Broadway Hotel won Gold in the Small Hotel of the year in the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism awards.

I really liked Mrs. Horton's quote after winning- 
"We look at our hotels as a box of jewels. They are all hundreds of years old and we are keeping them in the way we believe people want them, as traditional country house hotels."

These hotels have won enough awards (
The Lamb Inn at Burford is winner of the 2009 Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Inn Award.) to make them worth top consideration the next time your planning a trip to the area.

So, here they are in all their glory- note that you can click "Visit Now" to see the hotel on Google Street View and explore the area from your armchair.  If would like to make a reservation, the 'book online' buttons go straight to the hotel's own booking page.  

Hare and Hounds Hotel - Tetbury
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Tel: 01666 881000, Email: enquiries@hareandhoundshotel.com
The Hare and Hounds Hotel has 42 bedrooms located in the main house and the adjoining buildings that comprise the hotel - the Coach House, the Garden Cottage, The Forge and Silkwood Court. set in acres of well-tended gardens and woodland, adjacent to the renowned Westonbirt Arboretum.  
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The Bay Tree Hotel - Burford
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Tel: 01993 822 791, Email: info@baytreehotel.info
A magnificent Tudor building packed with original features. A charming place to stay with every modern facility and famed for its traditional country welcome. Burford is the gateway to the Cotswolds, ideally placed for Cheltenham, Oxford and Blenheim Palace.  
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Bear of Rodborough Hotel: The Bear of Rodborough - across the roadThe Bear of Rodborough - Stroud
Visit Now (sorry- only aerial views for this one)
Tel: 01453 878 522, Email: info@bearofrodborough.info
Delightful accommodation set in an area of outstanding natural beauty – 300 acres of National Trust land. The bedrooms are exquisite and the renowned restaurant is a centre of excellence for food and wine.  
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The Broadway Hotel - Broadway
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Tel: 01386 852401, Email: info@broadwayhotel.info
This 16th century hotel provides the perfect blend of historic charm, modern amenities and friendly service. The hotel overlooks the village green and has a feeling of ageless tranquillity. Broadway is a stunningly attractive historic village ideally placed for Cheltenham and Warwick race courses.  
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The Lamb Inn - Burford
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Tel: 01993 823 155, Email: info@lambinn-burford.co.uk
A traditional English country inn with flagstone floors, cosy armchairs, real ale, log fires and modern English cuisine. The Lamb Inn has seventeen bedrooms, each having individual character and decorated in warm traditional colours with fine, often antique, furniture for a true country feel.  
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The Manor House Hotel - Moreton-in-Marsh
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Tel: 01608 650501, Email: info@manorhousehotel.info
This former 16th century manor house makes an enchanting Cotswold retreat where you can relax in a friendly atmosphere and indulge yourself with outstanding cuisine from our two-rosette restaurant. Moreton-in-Marsh is an ideal touring centre, within easy reach of Stratford, Cheltenham and Oxford.  
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The Swan Hotel - Bibury
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Tel: 01285 740 695, Email: info@swanhotel.co.uk
The Swan Hotel is an enchanting 17th century former coaching inn sitting in the heart of the village on the banks of the River Coln. This hidden corner of England is the perfect retreat for unpretentious comfort, a friendly atmosphere, wonderful food and fine wine.  
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For full details on all these hotels, and to make reservations, please visit the group's website at 
http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/content/index.htm.  Happy Travels!