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Last updated: 26 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

A traditional, luxurious bolthole with grounds that roll down to Castle Combe – England’s most complete medieval village – this is a classic country house retreat with a good dollop of history thrown in.

Golfers come for the Peter Alliss-designed 18-hole course (and to settle in for post-round drinks at the elegant clubhouse), while couples come for the romantic four-poster rooms, Michelin-starred dining at the Bybrook restaurant and the gorgeous Italian gardens that wrap around the hotel.

Proximity to the village is the extra bonus – meaning guests are free to explore in the early morning or late afternoon, when the coach parties and crowds have left.

 

Surrounding area

The hotel is in the Cotswold countryside, a short walk from the historic village of Castle Combe. While it is surrounded by trees and fields, there is a fast road to take you to the nearest city, Bath, and other Cotswolds villages.

The hotel is down a long drive so there is no traffic noise, only the occasional shout of ‘fore’ from the golfers on the course which backs on to the house.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Destination guides

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Bath

Somerset, United Kingdom (UK)

Iron signs for the Roman Baths of Bath England in front of the Abbey

A lovely west country city of world-class Georgian architecture, ancient and modern spas, and an atmosphere of romance and refinement.

Bristol

United Kingdom (UK)

Side view of the Clifton Suspension bridge spanning river and green valley

Bristol is the beating heart of the UK’s South West, with an offbeat focus on culture and the arts plus interactive history, a cutting-edge independent food scene and street eats all on offer.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, United Kingdom (UK)

Silhouettes of cottages on a misty day. Winters morning in the Cotswold village of Ebrington, Gloucestershire

One of England’s most beautiful regions – a patchwork landscape of idyllic countryside, postcard-perfect villages and cosy historic boutique hotels.