There are a lot of unique and beautiful places to stay in the Cotswolds, and some lovely pubs to visit on a wintry day are standout attractions.
And we have frequented a lot of them since arriving in the UK.
But I’ve found one place, in particular, that I enjoyed, “The Double Red Duke” designed & managed by “Country Creatures”.
For a few reasons:
#1: Quintessential Cotswolds
Situated in a small Cotswold village, the 17th Century coaching inn has elevated its old-world heritage charm with its trademark contemporary luxury touch and the unexpected good pinches of humour. The candy-striped umbrellas on the front patio are easy to spot.
#2: Design Details
Carefully designed to feel comfortable and relaxed. Dining rooms clad in jasmine and greenery, with custom-made furniture and colour combinations, will charm you with their immersive, feel-good atmosphere.
#3: Cosy Lounges
Upon entering through its wisteria-clad doors, guests can find a rabbit warren of cosy snugs with varying ruby red and emerald velvet-themed combinations. Studded leather chairs and beautifully made sofas display just some of the incredible workmanship of local British brands’.
#4: Pub Food
The hearty pub menu combines a contemporary approach with a beautiful mix of old-fashioned dishes. With open-fire cooking at the heart of the action, large cuts of meat, whole fish dishes and fabulous Sunday roasts are the attraction.
The destinations we visited that stood out had one significant commonality! The people and how welcome they made us feel. One of the greatest things you can do for someone is to make them feel welcome. You can’t be part of something when you are not made to feel welcome. Staying at the Double Red Duke made us feel at home. When we decided to remain flexible and stay in holiday accommodation until the right home presented itself, having a getaway that had a homely feel was uppermost on our list when making the booking.