Cirencester is the largest of the Cotswolds Market Towns and as you would expect there are plenty of places to shop and numerous inns but lodgings and accommodation in the town centre is a little limited.
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Located in the historic town of Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Kings Head Hotel offers elegant and modern guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. This boutique hotel also has an onsite subterranean dry spa, with treatment rooms, relaxation room and a gym.
All the air-conditioned rooms at Kings Head Hotel feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a Nespresso coffee machine. Some rooms benefit from a balcony. The en suites bathrooms include bathrobes and free toiletries.
The onsite restaurant offers an exceptional wine list and all-day dining options, serving the very best of modern British cuisine. Guests can also unwind in the stylish bar and in the comfortable lounges.
A wide variety of local shops, pubs and cafes can be found just 2 minutes’ walk from the property. The picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are within a 30-minute drive.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.
The BEST WESTERN Stratton House Hotel is on the outskirts of Cirencester, within walking distance of the town centre.
Once the home of a leading Cirencester wool merchant, this grand hotel has been extended in keeping with its magnificent 17th Century facade. That means there's even more room for the character, charm and style that this hotel offers. You'll enjoy a warm welcome all year round, thanks in no small part to the walled garden during the summer months and the bars log fire in winter!
As a traditional Cotswolds hotel, we believe in good old-fashioned customer service. From the reception to our restaurant, bedrooms and bars, we'll make sure you want for nothing.
With a lakeside setting amid open countryside, the 4-star De Vere Cotswold Water Park boasts a luxury spa and stylish rooms. Overlooking the lake, the Brasserie serves local produce on both the breakfast and evening menu. Located 4.3 miles from Cirencester town.
All of De Vere Cotswold Water Park’s bright, airy rooms are equipped with a TV, tea and coffee facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms also feature a private balcony or views across the lake.
A British menu is served in the informal Old Boathouse pub, which has a decking area for dining by the lake. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
A hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, a sauna and 9 spa therapy rooms are included in the health club facilities.
Water sports are possible on the surrounding lakes. Wildlife spotting at the on-site nature reserve is popular, as is visiting the local farm.
A delightful self-contained, detached guest-house with far-reaching, unspoiled rural views in a Conservation Area. Built for family use in 2005, it has been available as a B&B since 2011 during which time it has become a real favourite at all times of the year with 60% of bookings from returning guests.
There is one large bedroom with king-size bed; wet room; staircase hall and a 30ft living room, fully glazed on two sides with French windows leading to its own east, south and west facing terraces that catch the sun throughout the day. There is a kitchenette with microwave oven, refrigerator, Nespresso coffee machine etc. affording limited self-catering facilities.
There are guide-books; magazines; maps; i-pod docks; SKY TV and Wi-Fi. Furniture and pictures are from family collections. Garden furniture is provided. The 40ft swimming pool is heated April – October. The 2 acre garden has been created over the past 25 years with specimen trees and a considerable collection of old fashioned and rambling roses, honeysuckle, jasmine and mock orange blossom.
The Guest House is available from £140 per night inclusive of full B&B for 2 adults. There are multi-night discounts. Dogs, that must be completely sheep-proof, are welcome at no extra charge. Extra ancillary accommodation may sometimes be available by arrangement.
The Guest House is described in Alastair Sawday’s as “Wonderful!”
Manor Cottage, Bagendon,
Gill and Adrian welcome you to Wheatleys Farm - a 500 acre arable farm on the edge of the peaceful and picturesque village of Ashton Keynes, the first village on the River Thames.
We are situated within the Cotswold Water Park, surrounded by our own land with the River Thames running through the farm.
Accommodation comprises two spacious and comfortably furnished en suite rooms (one family and one double with a kingsize bed). Each room has radio alarm, remote controlled flat-screen colour television, hairdryer and hospitality tray.
You can enjoy a good farmhouse breakfast (cooked as large or small as you would like!) before spending a relaxing day doing your own thing.
We have a large garden and ample off-road car parking.
One village pub within walking distance that offers excellent food. Alternatively, we can recommend a variety of restaurants within a few miles.
Our accommodation has attained a Visit Britain 4 star Siver Award standard.
The Old Bear Inn at Perrotts Brook near Cirencester now a private residence offering two exclusive rooms available for Bed and Breakfast
The Old Bear Inn is situated on the old main road between Cirencester and Cheltenham which follows the course of the river Churn from which Cirencester takes its name.
The property is spacious and light, with period features that include fireplaces in the dining and drawing room and antique furniture in every room. There are many places to relax in the spacious garden in the summer or indoors in the show rooms. The B and B rooms have comfortable chairs, television and wireless internet and are newly refurbished throughout. The owners will be on hand throughout your stay to make sure you have everything you need.
The green room is a perfect bed and breakfast room. It is large, yet is also cosy and snug, with low ceilings and oak beams it is in a quiet corner of the house where you can relax and unwind in peace and quiet. This room has a new television, new sheets and towels, en suite bathroom, walk though wardrobe and wireless internet.
The great room is large and bright, with huge window that looks down the churn valley. This B and B room has a high ceiling and is wonderfully spacious, the perfect place to hang out whatever the weather. This room has been totally refurbished throughout, with brand new television, bed linen and towels. The en suite bathroom has a lovely view of the horse field opposite and this room has walk through wardrobe as well as wireless internet and antique furniture.
Food and Wine
In-house cuisine: Tuck into a wide choice of breakfast ingredients - from a full English platter to seasonal fruit, home made cereal and freshly baked bread. Dinner is not normally offered.
Eating out: Your hosts will recommend a number of fine restaurants in the area, including Barnsley House and The Village Pub (both ten minutes' away in Barnsley), The Bathurst Arms (near Cheltenham) and a range of eateries in Cirencester - from Jesse Smith's and Harry Hares to Sushi, Chinese, French and Indian options.
Nearly an acre of open gardens are scattered with colourful beds, a water feature and fruit trees. A large patio decking with garden furniture overlooks the pond, while the canopy of a large yew tree dominates the heart of the garden.
£95 per night per room
Xmas: Not Available
New Year: Yes Available
Anne Marie Eaton The Old Bear Inn
Perrotts Brook, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 7BP
The Bull Pen is located at the edge of the village of Poole Keynes, some 4 miles from Cirencester. It is now a family home and offers comfortable accommodation for visitors in a quiet location overlooking open fields, on the edge of the Water Park.
Originally built in 1836 as a granary and stables for a working farm, latterly, part has been used for a bull pen for the farm opposite.
Converted in 2008, it offers two en-suite double bedrooms with comfortable furnishings, LCD Freeview television and Wi Fi. A further double bedroom with twin beds is available on request. The bathrooms are well equipped with separate showers and baths. There is ample off road parking space.
Breakfast - a full English Breakfast is provided. Special diets can be catered for. Please advise when booking.
Nearby - we are close to Cotswold Airport, Cirencester, Cotswold Water Park and are convenient for Bath, Cheltenham, Westonbirt and Badminton.
Kemble main line station is about 2 miles.
The Thames Path is but a short walk away and the source of the River Thames a little further at about 4 miles. There are number of excellent pubs and restaurants in the vicinity.
Tariff – Prices are per room per night:-
Double Room en-suite - £80.00 (inclusive of breakfast).
We are a non smoking establishment.
The Bull Pen,
Lower Farm, Pool Keynes,
Gloucestershire, GL7 6EG
A unique place to stay for Bed and Breakfast
The Royal Agricultural University
The Royal Agricultural University is a perfect base for exploring the rolling hills and picturesque villages of the Cotswolds. It is situated on the outskirts of the Roman market town of Cirencester, with Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford within easy reach for superb sightseeing and shopping.
Experience the outstanding Cotswold natural beauty,
ideal for holidays and short breaks
25 En suite bedrooms all year round, Quality in Tourism 3 star rated.
Water sports can be enjoyed at Britain's largest water park just outside Cirencester, which boasts 140 lakes and a beautiful nature reserve with 40 square miles of stunning countryside, cycle paths, bridleways and a bathing beach in the summer.
Countless events and fixtures take place in the area including the cricket and horse racing festivals in Cheltenham; rugby in Bath; the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford and the Badminton Horse Trials. There are three golf courses nearby and the University has its own tennis and squash courts and gym on campus.
For those wishing to discover the area on foot, the Cotswold Way features over 100 miles of the finest English countryside, whilst the Royal Forest of Dean is one of the country's few remaining ancient woodlands.
Our en-suite double, twin and single rooms offer all the comforts of home, many with lovely views of the University grounds, and you'll be served a hearty breakfast. We can also provide dinner and a packed lunch on request.
Rooms are available at the following rates:-
Twin En suite £75.00
Single En suite £45.00
Double En suite £80.00
Double (Single Occupancy) £55.00
Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS
New for April 2016 is YHA Cotswolds The Barrel Store at New Brewery Arts offers stylish, affordable visitor accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds. New Brewery Arts is a centre for craft, and The Barrel Store shares our passion for craft, with beautifully designed and hand-crafted furnishings throughout. Guests can take part in our wide range of craft workshops, or simply spend time in Cirencester and the Cotswolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
A former brewery warehouse, this hostel has been sympathetically restored to offer relaxed, stylish surroundings, ideal for a budget UK break or weekend away. It comprises 44 beds including:
- 2 bed bunk rooms (private toilet and sink)
- 3 bed family rooms (private en-suite single over double)
- 4 bed bunk rooms (private en -suite)
- 1 x double bed (private en-suite)
- 1 x single room (private en –suite and accessible for guests with additional mobility needs)
- 4 bed male dorm (private en- suite)
- 4 bed female dorm (private en- suite)
It is also possible to book adjoining rooms for families or groups.
Food and Drink
Within YHA Cotswolds we have a communal kitchen and lounge where you are welcome to cook, eat and relax (open 5pm – 9am weekdays and weekends).
Just next door is the very popular New Brewery arts café, open from 8.30am serving a delicious breakfast, great coffees and hot drinks, scrummy cakes and cream teas as well as a selection of special lunches, sandwiches, salads and soups. The café is open to the public as well as guests.
Cirencester is also well served with cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Welcome to School House located 13 miles from Cirencester. It is an unique grade II converted School, it still retains the character of the school of its ancestry. School House is the private home of John and Julia and their children. We offer a ground floor bedroom, a bathroom and an additional room to cater for children if required. The bedroom is positioned in a separate corner of the ground floor, with easy access to the large sitting room and dining room where you are welcome to spend time. From here one can enjoy the views of the garden and open fields.
School House is located in Charlton, a small village 3 miles from Malmesbury. It is essentially an estate owned village, as the majority of the properties are owned by the Charlton Park. We are 7.7 miles North from junction 17 on the M4. We are easily accessible to London,Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham.
The large double bedroom is located on the ground floor in a corner wing of the house. It has access to the front hall. One is free to come and go via the front door with your own key if required. The room has plenty of storage space and hanging hooks for smart clothes. The room has a King size bed and comes with 100% cotton linen, plump pillows and an electric blanket if required. Tea and Coffee making facilities, free wifi, TV and Bottled Water. The bathroom is airy with the choice of a bath or an overhead shower and a selection of toiletries.
The family drawing and dining room, is the old school classroom of the house and consists of a magnificent vaulted ceiling. The large french doors lead into the South facing garden, The open fireplace can be lit to take away the evening chill. You are welcome to spend time here anytime. Breakfast is served here.
Bed and Breakfast per night for two people sharing £75.00 per night
Single occupancy is £55.00 per night
£10 per child extra; camp beds available for up to 3 children
Dicounts available for longer stays
School House, Charlton, Malmesbury,
Situated on the outskirts of Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, welcome to the Old Stables holiday cottage.
Located in the rural village of Poole Keynes, the Old Stables is an ideal retreat for anyone that enjoys the peace and atmosphere of the countryside, or offers a comfortable base to explore the Cotswolds and beyond!
The Old Stables is a tasteful barn conversion, built in Cotswold stone. The cottage is grade II listed, with exposed beams and pine wood doors, situated in the shadow of a grade II listed manor house. The charming two-storey building has a beautiful, fully equipped kitchen with dining area and a spacious sitting room.
On the first floor are two bright and comfortable double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. Patio doors from the sitting room open on to a large private garden with views over the open countryside. The Old Stables is tastefully furnished to a high standard with a great deal of thought and attention making sure your stay is a comfortable and relaxing one, ideal for holidaying couples that enjoy the peace and quite of the countryside.
The Old Stables sleeps up to four people. Children and pets welcome (there is a small pet charge for dogs).
Church Farm, Poole Keynes, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 6EG
A welcome hamper of goodies is provided on your arrival. All linen, towels, heating and electricity are included
Kemble Mill Cottage, part of a 16th Century Watermill
on the River Thames
Within the grounds of Kemble Mill (a Grade II* listed late 16th Century watermill) is Kemble Mill Cottage, a charming, Cotswold stone holiday cottage located directly on the banks of the River Thames, close to the Thames Path and 10 minutes drive from Cirencester.
Kemble Mill Cottage provides the perfect retreat for those seeking tranquillity in a magical and unique setting, and offers the ideal base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and picturesque Cotswold towns.
Wonderful for wildlife enthusiasts and walkers, the local pub is a 10 minute walk from the front door!
Kemble Mill Cottage (sleeps 4 plus baby)
The cottage provides very comfortable accommodation on 2 floors with beautiful views and is very well equipped with everything you need for the perfect holiday.
Well-appointed, beamed kitchen with fridge/freezer, electric hob, oven, microwave and washer/drier. A table and 4 chairs provides comfortable breakfast seating. Open-plan living and dining area with large, candle-filled, inglenook fireplace. Entertainment includes TV with Freeview, DVD player with library, CD player, books, games and local travel information.
WiFi, wireless broadband and iPod dock also available.
Master double bedroom with vaulted ceiling.
Twin-bedded room with vaulted ceiling.
The stone-tiled bathroom contains a bath with shower over, washbasin and WC. Cot and highchair available free of charge on request.
The Cottage has its own private garden overlooking the River Thames comprising of a lawn, a gravel garden with patio seating and a wild flower meadow with orchard, ideal for relaxing or tranquil alfresco dining. A BBQ and sun umbrella are provided in summer. A new tennis court is available for guests to use at any time.
Prices:- From £390 for 3 nights minium stay, £570 per week (see our website for further details).
Nestled in the pretty Cotswolds village of North Cerney is Mole End Cottage. This traditional 18th century stone cottage has been completely transformed following a refurbishment. The contemporary interiors throughout are bright and airy, creating a spacious property sleeping four guests.
Located 5 miles from the Cotswold town of Cirencester.
The first floor features two lovely bedrooms, one double and one twin, along with a brand new family bathroom. On the ground floor guests will find a large, comfortable sitting room and sunlight filled kitchen/dining room. Both rooms have cosy wood burning stoves and doors which open out on to the South facing walled garden with two patio seating areas to enjoy.
North Cerney is one of eight South Cotswolds parishes forming the Churn Valley. North Cerney’s local pub The Bathhurst Arms is just two minutes from the cottage and is an excellent starting point for three picturesque walks which all circle back to the pub where delicious food and well-earned drinks will await you. Only 7 miles away is Cirencester, often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds. Dating back to Roman times, Cirencester provides a wealth of fascinating history, architecture, attractions, shops and places to eat.
This holiday at a glance:-
Sleeps four guests.
One double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a family bathroom.
Two wood burning stoves.
Enclosed walled garden with south facing aspect.
Children and infants welcome.
One small well behaved dog welcome on ground floor only (small additional charge).