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Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

This boutique, rustic-chic retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds is the pastoral getaway dream - with plenty of polish.

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One of the hottest hotel openings for 2022, this stylish inn is a blissful boutique retreat. If you’re craving quintessential Cotswold charm book into one of its 24 beautifully designed rooms or suites. Replete with natural linen, dreamy beds, wooden floors and organic throws, each boasts an ensuite Crittall-glass panelled wet-room or stand-alone roll top bath. Attention to detail is key here with gorgeous reclaimed vintage pieces (mirrors, church pews, steamer trunks) dotted around, giving the inn a quirky and sumptuous feel.

Want something with even more wow-factor? Check out the No.3 London Road apartment which has its own private terrace with hot tub and sauna and private dressing room (ideal for those parties!). Located 10 minutes from the heart of Cirencester yet surrounded by lush rolling hills and next to a babbling brook, the 16th century inn has been lovingly restored to a super high standard. There are plenty of country pursuits to try during your stay from walking and riding to biking and fishing. Or borrow some Hunters, free by the front door, and explore the Thames Path or visit nearby National Trust properties such as Bibury and Chedworth Roman Villa.

Head back for a cocktail at the bar or dine in its sister pub The Crown at Ampney Brook, just across the Argentinian Fire Pit Terrace (sounds cool, and it is). Food here is really stand-out with a deliciously curated menu with a farm-to-fork ethos and fine wines by the glass.

Perfect for a romantic weekend away a deux, or if you’re coming with the kids there are interconnecting family suites too, and an exclusive events space makes it a lovely place for a wedding too. If your wishlist demands the pastoral dream but with plenty of polish, Wild Thyme & Honey will tick every box.

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Wild Thyme & Honey Ampney Crucis, Cirencester Ampney Crucis GL7 5RS
Wild Thyme & Honey
01285 851 806

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