Think of the most stunning areas of the UK, and the Cotswolds will surely spring to mind. With our abundance of ancient golden limestone villages, local pubs steeped in character and breath-taking countryside views, the Cotswolds is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend break.
The sheer diversity of the Cotswolds means that there is a great range of activities for couples to enjoy, from antiques hunting in picturesque market towns to taking long romantic walks across rolling hillsides or visiting one of the many distinctive visitor attractions.
The region's central location in England means that the Cotswolds is highly accessible for a weekend getaway, so if you’re looking to book a romantic weekend in the Cotswolds, here’s a selection of some of the best cottages for couples:
Bridge Barn, Slad, Painswick.
Set in the stunning village of Slad, this attractively converted property sits on the edge of a hill and takes full advantage of the fabulous views on offer. Modernised to an extremely high standard, it’s full of 'mod-cons' and large enough to house two couples; with two ensuite bedrooms and a spacious living and dining area. It’s just a short walk to the Woolpack Inn where you can soak up the atmosphere of the famous hostelry in which Laurie Lee once held court! A truly beautiful location.
Rose Cottage, Oddington.
Oddington is a lovely village situated a few miles from Stow on the Wold. With country walks in all directions and a gorgeous country pub - The Horse and Groom - it’s a beautiful place to settle in for a quiet weekend retreat. Rose Cottage, is one of three delightful bolt holes which are every inch the classic Cotswold cottage. Wood burning stove, large sofa and cosy rooms give this cottage a unique appeal - perfect for a romantic weekend away.
Shrove Cottage, Chedworth, nr Cirencester.
For thoroughly modern couples, Shrove Cottage is a contemporary styled, self-contained property in the tranquil village of Chedworth, set within a lovely valley. This popular holiday cottage features an open-plan upstairs living space which allows guests to view the stunning countryside, and a naturally-heated outdoor swimming pool. Described as the 'perfect rural retreat in an idylic setting', previous visitors have given Shrove Cottage the maximum 5 star rating.
Many of our romantic cottages have special rates for the autumn, so it’s a great time to book a romantic weekend away. For advice on which cottage to book and where in the Cotswolds to stay, call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01993 824 252.