1 FOXHILL MANOR COTSWOLDS
WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL? Off the beaten track of Chipping Campden and Stow-On-The-Wold, Foxhill is found nearer the gentler, earthier Cotswolds town of Broadway. It’s more like a rich relative’s manor house than a hotel, with eight inviting rooms.“Treat it like your home,” you’re told on arrival, and this isn’t a hotel platitude. There’s a chef in the kitchen who will cook up whatever you want (hungry at midnight? Chef allows anyone to help themselves to his fridge and kitchen); there’s a larder outside your room curated by, it would appear, Willy Wonka, and cake in the drawing room at teatime. Dogs are allowed, wellies are loaned, while dinner is served in any household nook that takes your fancy.
THE ONLY DOWNSIDE: Being told it’s time to leave and pay up.
WHO GOES? Couples with understated class. That said, a livelier scene can be found down the road at Foxhill’s sister property, Dormy House, where there’s an amazing restaurant, The Garden Room (book ahead), plus a gym, spa and all the beautiful people you could ever want to mingle with. IT WOULD BE A CRIME NOT TO… Return again. That, or use the spa. It’s won every award going. The massages are excellent but the mani/pedis are pure fun, with a prosecco bar to keep you entertained.
From £359 per night, including breakfast; Foxhill manor.com