Friday 14 December 2018

11 Gloucestershire hotels to pick up interiors inspiration from

If you're stuck for design ideas for your home, feast your eyes on 11 hotels in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds that are brimming with interiors inspiration.

Whether you’re planning a style overhaul or just fancy giving your bedroom a makeover, take interiors inspiration from some of Gloucestershire’s most Pinterest-worthy hotels.

Spanning Scandi-inspired living, cosy country boltholes and decadent modern design details, SoGlos has selected 11 hotels in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds that offer stunning interiors ideas to replicate in your own home.


1. Cowley Manor

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Step inside the beautiful country manor house and prepare to be surprised by Cowley Manor’s bright, bold and contemporary interiors, offering a flamboyant and modern contrast to its historic shell.

Set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Cheltenham, the 30-room hotel features patterned rugs, quirky 60s-inspired colour block furniture, interesting art and statement lighting, while still retaining charming architectural features.


2. The Kings Head Hotel


Following an extensive six-year refurbishment, The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester opened its doors in 2014 to reveal a Cotswold bolthole that sympathetically combines period features with luxe touches and top-notch styling.

Expect cosy sofas, elegant chandeliers, exposed brick, and impressive attention to detail, while the muted colour palette features a harmonious blend of greys and creams teamed with pops of mustard and elegant patterned wallpaper.


3. No. 131 The Prom


As soon as you walk into Cheltenham’s No. 131 The Prom you are welcomed by sumptuous decor and beautiful styling created by interior designer and owner, Georgie Pearman, which you will most definitely want to replicate at home.

Part of The Lucky Onion’s portfolio of luxury hotels and restaurants, No. 131’s unique contemporary style encompasses patterned tiles, striking artwork, beautiful chandeliers, and plush velvet furniture, while the bedrooms feature antique roll top baths and fine linens.


4. Barnsley House Hotel


If it’s refined Cotswold interiors inspiration you’re after, look no further than Barnsley House, a luxurious 17th century country house hotel set in spectacular landscaped gardens designed by Rosemary Verey.

The plush decor is the handiwork of interior designer, Nicky Farquhar, who is design director for Calcot Hotels, with the look combining bespoke furniture, elegant styling, natural fabrics and accessories that bring the outdoors inside.


5. The Old Stocks Inn


Once home to tired, outdated interiors, The Old Stocks Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold was given a complete new lease of life when it was extensively restored under new ownership, with interior designer, Jordan Littler, creating the unique look that was unveiled in spring 2015.

Out went the chintzy fabrics and faded carpets and in came a bold new chapter for the grade II listed property, with Scandi-inspired styling, fresh patterns, beautiful use of colour and quirky artwork, while still retaining the 17th century period features.


6. The Painswick


Voted Hotel of the Year 2016 by The Sunday Times' Travel section, The Painswick has certainly made an impression since it opened its doors in spring 2016 after a complete overhaul by new owners, Calcot Hotels, who transformed the property into a stylish boutique bolthole.

Expect to covet the combination of old and new that effortlessly complements the period property, while the more playful touches, including pops of bright colour and statement lighting, add to its kudos as a space to hunt for interiors inspiration.


7. Thyme

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Prepare to fall for the dreamy interiors at Thyme, a sprawling picture-perfect venue encompassing restored Cotswold stone barns that house a boutique hotel, holiday cottages, private dining, a cookery school and country pub, set on a 150-acre estate in Southrop.

Since 2015, guests can stay at Thyme on a B&B basis and discover the decor which oozes with luxuriously chic touches that you’ll want to replicate at home. The sympathetic renovation retained period features, including original beams and fireplaces, which complement the richly individual bedrooms and reception rooms.


8. Cotswold Grange Hotel


Housed inside a striking period building, hidden in the leafy Pittville area of Cheltenham, Cotswold Grange Hotel has benefited from a recent renovation of its bedrooms, dining room and bar. With luxurious bathrooms and a modern take on traditional hard wood furniture, the team at Cotswold Grange has created a range of comfortable but classy rooms where you’d be delighted to rest your head.

In the communal areas, a fusion of bespoke murals from artist Teresa Poole, combined with modern, copper-toned lighting by designer Tom Dixon, creates an ambient atmosphere alongside its instagram-worthy tables.


9. No. 38 The Park

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Housed in an elegant Georgian townhouse near Pittville Park, No. 38 The Park is the sort of place that you’ll want to Instagram as soon as soon as you walk over the threshold and feast your eyes on the chic decor.

The interiors were designed by Lucky Onion owner and interior designer, Georgie Pearman, who sourced fabrics and furniture from British designers and makers, while the artfully placed antiques and cosy furniture add a home-from-home feel, albeit on a very stylish level.


10. The Slaughters Manor House


Expect a perfectly contrasting combination of country charm and contemporary interiors when visiting The Slaughters Manor House, a beautiful 17th century manor house located in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The rural retreat reopened in March 2016 after a three-month closure that gave the property a fresh modern look, while the completely new ground floor is brimming with covetable interiors, from antique curios to the bespoke bar.


11. Dormy House

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Located in a stunning rural setting on the Farncombe Estate near Broadway, Dormy House epitomises luxurious country chic. The hotel was refurbished in 2013 to create a glamorous new look that combines flagstone flooring, earthy tones, and local materials, with luxe touches, one-off pieces and bespoke fabrics.

Dormy House isn’t the only place to pick up interiors inspiration, with its sister properties, Foxhill Manor and The Fish Hotel offering equally stylish decor.


By Anna Marshall

© SoGlos
Tuesday 17 April 2018

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