We wanted a luxurious break away in a central location in the town and area we wanted to visit in the Cotswolds. We plumped for an olde-worlde hotel as befitting the history of the area and having different architecture and styling to what we have experienced before in a hotel. It had to be smallish and friendly too with private parking.
We opted to stay in Room 1, Arkle (also known as the Abbott’s room) overlooking the green at the front. It had beams and dark wood panelling, mullioned windows with leaded panes, sloping and creaky floors, a wonderful papered wall showing shelves packed with books (which seemed a bit 3D too) all with the mod cons you’d expect of a good country hotel. It was very pleasing . The room was very warm but the temp could be controlled easily and cooled down. The bedding was too warm for May but a simple request to change to summer bedding was answered immediately.
The room was large with comfortably seating, a TV and coffee machine and kettle. An inner hallway led to the bathroom (shower over bath) with Molton and Brown toiletries.
The breakfasts were superb. Fresh fruits, compote and yogurts, cereal, toast, pastries, jams etc with a menu for cooked as well with full English, eggs royale, pancakes, haddock, salmon etc. There was also an extensive dinner menu which saw their brasserie full every night we stayed.
Ths made our stay in the Cotswolds very comfortable and enjoyable.