Review: Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden

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Whether you’re looking for an indulgent winter break or a summer walking weekend, the Cotswolds have it all. And, as I discovered, the comfortable and welcoming Cotswold House Hotel & Spa in Chipping Campden is ideally placed for your trip, both for relaxation and for exploring the area.

Disclosure: The Cotswold House Hotel provided a complimentary stay for myself and my husband in return for coverage on this site.

A Traditional Country House Hotel

The Cotswold House Hotel & Spa is a traditional English country house hotel in a classic English village. Chipping Campden is a typical Cotswold village with houses in the local honey-coloured stone. And the hotel is in a historic Regency house that has retained many of its original features.

The exterior of the Cotswold House Hotel, showing a house built of yellow stone and a black door flanked by pillars
The Cotswold House Hotel is in a historic Regency house

Look out in particular for the ornate central staircase that spirals upwards, flanked by a cast iron balustrade. The dining/breakfast room has ornate floor-length windows overlooking the garden. The garden itself is a delight at any time of year, an extensive area with trees, hedges, a terrace and lots of hidden corners.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and separate spa area.

Spacious And Comfortable Rooms

The Cotswold House Hotel has 28 bedrooms and suites. My first floor room was very spacious and comfortable. A particular feature was the unusual circular windows overlooking the centre of the village.

Bedroom with large double bed and bedside lamp. The room has a circular window.
My room was comfortable and spacious

Other rooms in the hotel include Cottage Rooms (located in the gardens), and luxurious suites with separate lounge areas.

The Cotswold House Spa

The spa is housed in a former stables building at the end of the garden. The spa offers a full range of treatments, as well as a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, nail bar and hair salon.

You are advised to book your spa treatments in advance, but there may be some last minute availability.

Food At The Cotswold House Hotel

The hotel has two dining spaces: the Fig Restaurant and the Bistro on the Square. The Bistro is a more relaxed setting for casual meals, drinks and cocktails, while the Fig – in the smart dining room – has a more formal atmosphere. Breakfast and afternoon tea are also served in the Fig.

Inside of the Fig Restaurant with tables laid for dinner. The room has two floor length windows with fanlights above the doors.
The Fig Restaurant

I enjoyed an excellent evening meal in the Fig, cooked with fresh local ingredients. There was a choice of vegetarian options and the restaurant can cater for other dietary requirements with advance notice.

Staying At The Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

  • Room rates start from £140 bed and breakfast in the winter, £190 bed and breakfast in the summer.
  • There is free roadside parking in Chipping Campden, but the hotel has its own car park beside the spa (access behind the hotel on Back Ends).
  • Note that, as is common in historic buildings, there is no lift and even ground floor rooms may have stepped access. Guests with mobility issues should check when booking.
Garden with pathway leading through area with tall trees, hedges and bushes
The gardens of the Cotswold House Hotel

What To Do In Chipping Campden

You’ll want to spend some time exploring Chipping Campden, with its 17th century Market Hall, quaint houses, pubs and tearooms. The village is also an excellent centre for walkers, with a maze of footpaths offering possibilities for walks of varying lengths. For serious hikers the 160 km Cotswold Way to Bath begins (or ends) by the Market Hall.

The village of Chipping Campden. On one side of a narrow road are houses built from Cotswold stone. On the other side is the old market hall, built from stone with large open arches
Chipping Campden and its Market Hall

Chipping Campden is ideally situated for exploring other Cotswold villages such as Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh or Stow-on-the-Wold. Nearby is Broadway Tower and Park (a deer park with a Gothic style tower and incredible views). And there are several houses and gardens to visit, such as the spectacular Indian-themed Sezincote House.

Further afield are Shakespeare’s town of Stratford-upon-Avon (20 km), the Regency town of Cheltenham (38 km) and the cities of Worcester (44 km) and Gloucester (50 km).

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