Visiting the Cotswolds.

A group of 4 people walking in Cirencester Park

Visiting the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds offer excitement for any visitor.

This beautiful area is known for its charming honey-coloured stone picturesque villages and idyllic country views.

You will find some of the most beautiful Cotswold villages, such as Bibury, The Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water, well within exploring distance of the hotel.

There are plenty of things to see and do here, so it’s well worth dedicating a few days to get a feel for the area and then relax after taking in all the beauty.

Just down the road from Stratton House Hotel is one of the Country’s most beautiful privately owned parks. Cirencester Park has served as a deer park, a military base, and a Glenn Miller performance venue over the years. A springtime walk amongst the ancient trees when the park is slowly coming to life provides a quiet moment to appreciate the simple things in life.

Just 10 minutes from Stratton House, Cerney House Gardens is a lovely, hidden gem in the Cotswolds, described by Country Living as “what most people aspire to in their gardens – and few achieve”.

Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe, is rich in history and has a long history of royal links. Queen Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII’s final and surviving wife, lived at the castle.

How long to spend in the Cotswolds?

You’ll need a few days to explore all that the Cotswolds has to offer. However, the Cotswolds is a place you can revisit time and time, so if you can only spend a couple of days there, then that’s perfect too.

Best time to visit the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is a year-round destination, bringing a different experience each season.


A trip to the Cotswolds in spring is a beautiful experience. Discover the beauty of the surrounding landscape and enjoy this gorgeous part of the UK in bloom. Although spring is a popular time to visit the Cotswolds, it’s less busy than the summer months. Which means you can still soak up the peace of the countryside.


Due to the warmer weather and lower chance of rain, summer is a popular time to visit the Cotswolds. Enjoy gorgeous summer days in the countryside, dine alfresco, and go for long walks in the sun.


With gorgeous turning leaves on the trees and across the streets, it makes for beautiful photo opportunities. Autumn is another very pretty time of year to visit the Cotswolds.


In the Cotswolds, winter is the quietest season. We certainly have a cold winter in the UK right now. But it’s also the perfect time to cosy up by our roaring log fire.

Whatever time of year you come and stay, the Cotswolds will always delight and surprise you.

Where to stay in the Cotswolds?

We can only recommend one place, and that here at Stratton House Hotel and Spa Stratton House perfectly reflects the region’s natural beauty and rustic charm.

We like to think it’s one of the loveliest country house hotels in the area. You can make yourself at home in one of our 43 stylish bedrooms, book into the spa and let the team look after you with our unique ‘Stratton touch’.

We offer a charming base in the Cotswold countryside, with a chance to explore the area. Stratton House Hotel & Spa is your ideal destination and luxury setting.

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