Planning a trip to the Cotswolds England and searching for the best Airbnbs in Cotswolds? Well, look no further. I’ve put together the ultimate Cotswolds Airbnb accommodation guide that’s guaranteed to help you find the perfect place to stay for your upcoming getaway!
Made up of picture perfect towns and enchanting villages, the Cotswolds is one of the most historic regions in England.
Famous for their honey-coloured stone buildings, cosy traditional pubs, quaint cottages and local tea rooms, the Cotswolds is often referred to as the most charming place to visit in the UK.
So whether you’re hiking the Cotswolds Way or exploring the beautiful Cotswolds villages you’ll need to stay a few days to really appreciate this part of England.
But first you’ll need somewhere to stay, I’ve already compiled the best Cotswolds cottages with hot tubs and the best Cotswolds glamping sites, but if they don’t suit you, here are the 15 Best Airbnbs in Cotswolds.
From cosy traditional cottages to lakeside lodges, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Cotswold Airbnb for you!
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Quick Lowdown of the Best Airbnbs in Cotswolds
Heading to the Cotswolds and need an expert accommodation recommendation? My Quick Top 5 Best Cotswolds Airbnbs makes choosing your dream stay a breeze.
Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family break or a budget weekend, check out my shortlist below.
- Most Romantic Airbnb in the Cotswolds – Asphodel Cottage
- Best Airbnb in Cotswolds for Families – Osprey Villa, Lower Mill Estate
- Best Budget Cotswolds Airbnb – Cotswold Stone Cottage
- Most Secluded Airbnb in Cotswolds – The Island Lodge at Little Horseshoe Lake
- Best Cotswolds Airbnb For Big Groups – Stunning Farmhouse Stay
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Keep reading for more details, and check out 10 more amazing Airbnbs in the Cotswolds.
Map of Where to Stay in the Cotswolds
Picking where to base yourself can be tough as there are so many pretty villages in the Cotswolds to explore.
However, if you are driving or renting a car, it’s easy to visit a handful of villages in the Cotswolds on just a short trip. However if you stay a week you’ll be able to discover much more of the region.
Most Secluded Airbnb in Cotswolds – The Island Lodge
Location: Cotswold Water Park
Hot tub: No
Price: From £250 per night
The Island Lodge at Little Horseshoe Lake – Airbnb Cirencester
This one-bedroom lodge in Cotswold Water Park wins the best choice for secluded Airbnbs in the Cotswolds.
This adult only Airbnb is located right on the waterfront. Making it the perfect Cotswolds getaway for fishermen.
However being located so close to Cirencester means there are plenty of other activities nearby – including walks in the forest, cycling, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing, golf, and luxury spa experiences.
This secluded lakeside lodge has everything you need for a couples getaway including a cosy log fire and panoramic views of the quiet lake.
Guest review: “Amazing location! The cabin itself was of beautiful design with wonderful views, and it was great that it was private and secluded for a romantic trip away! Loved having breakfast by the lake, was super peaceful throughout the whole day!” – Zaim, August 2020
Most Romantic Airbnb in the Cotswolds – Asphodel Cottage
Location: Tarlton village near Cirencester
Hot tub: No
Price: From £123 per night
Asphodel Cottage – Cotswolds air bnb
Dating back to 1624 this immaculate one bedroom designer cottage is perfect for a couples escape.
Located in the sleepy village of Tarlton this beautiful thatched roof Cotswolds cottage has a pristine garden that’s perfect for al fresco meals.
However the highlight has to be the country views from the free standing bath tub.
The property has its own parking, but it is possible to visit without a car, as it is only a 2 mile taxi ride from Kemble Station, which can be reached in just over an hour by train from London.
Guest review: “Martin’s place is something else it was built in 1624, it is so peaceful and private. It has so much character, if your looking for a genuine cottage experience with privacy to relax and recharge this is the ideal place. Brilliant escape from the city and close to the town centre for Waitrose and restaurants.” – Antony, August 2020
Best Located Cotswolds Airbnb – Cotswolds Cottage Barn
Location: Castle Combe
Hot tub: No
Price: From £83 per night
Cotswolds Cottage Barn – Luxury Cotswold cottages for hire
Located in a hilltop village overlooking the Windrush valley, this barn conversion is within 15 minutes drive of some of the best villages in the Cotswolds including Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Upper and Lower Slaughter.
The one bedroom cottage is tastefully decorated with the original beams and stonework.
Within walking distance is the Lamb Inn which offers lunch and dinner options if you don’t fancy cooking.
Guest review: “Had a lovely time over the weekend at Daisy’s cottage. The cottage is cosy and equipped with everything you would need. The location is fantastic, close to plenty of villages to visit, and lots of fantastic places to eat. And a great pub within stumbling distance!!! Thanks for the stay Kate” – Manpreet, August 2020
Best Airbnb in Cotswolds for Families – Osprey Villa, Lower Mill Estate
Location: Somerford Keynes
Hot tub: Yes, and access to on site spa with indoor and outdoor pools, steam room and sauna
Price: From £182 per night
Osprey Villa, 2 x Pools + HOT TUB & Spa Complex – Airbnb Cotswold cottages with hot tubs
This beautiful double storey lakeside house has four bedrooms. Not only is it equipped with a full kitchen and log burner, the outside patio area has a hot tub and BBQ for al fresco dining.
This family property also comes with free access to tennis courts, and to the onsite spa which has a gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and steam room.
There are plenty of walks that can be taken throughout the estate from the doorstep of the property, and there is even a restaurant located just a few minutes walk away.
This property is perfect for a week long visit, so you can make use of the spa facilities, hire a kayak to explore the lakes, discover the estate on foot and enjoy a cosy evening in front of the fireplace.
Guest review: “A lovely house with a stunning master bedroom with covered balcony and swing chair. The patio overlooking the lake on the north side has lots of comfy furniture and the hot tub. An easy few minute stroll to the spa and tennis courts.” – Paula, October 2020
Best Cotswold Airbnb Cirencester – The Potting Shed, 5* Luxury Escape
Hot tub: No
Price: From £129 per night
The Potting Shed, 5* Luxury Escape – Air bnb Cirencester
This luxury barn has recently been restored, and is located within the grounds of an elegant Grade II listed Georgian town house on Cecily Hill in Cirencester.
This famous street has been voted one of the prettiest streets in England, making this the perfect luxury getaway for couples.
With a large living space and a generous private terrace, this quiet cottage still has exposed Cotswold stone walls, and oak beams alongside modern amenities making the cottage a great place to celebrate a special occasion or spend a relaxing weekend.
Guest review: “We had the best time staying in the Potting Shed – it is beautifully done, looks exactly like the pictures, and the location is perfect for exploring Cirencester. We had two very cozy evenings by the fireplace which was exactly what we had been hoping for! Can not recommend it enough. Dominic and Alexandra were also really helpful – helping us find the entrance and sorting out parking.” – Alexandra, November 2020
Most Charming Airbnb Cotswolds – The Studio in Castle Combe
Location: Castle Combe
Pets: Yes, additional charge of £40 for up to 2 well behaved dogs
Hot tub: No
Price: From £135 per night
The Studio in Castle Combe Airbnb pet friendly – Cotswold Air bnb Cotswolds cottages to rent
Whether you fancy afternoon tea at a traditional tea house, a spot of golf at the Manor House Golf Club, or a supercar day at the Castle Combe race circuit, this self contained studio flat is the perfect place to stay.
Fully equipped with a kitchen, king sized bed, a large ensuite, and underfloor heating, it is a spacious and airy place to stay in the Cotswolds.
Located just a few minutes walk from Castle Combe, which is often dubbed the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds, this airy apartment is perfect for exploring the countryside (the property is on 17 acres of private land) or visiting nearby villages and cities such as Lacock, Bath or Bristol.
On top of that, it is located only 15 minutes from Chippenham Train Station with a direct line to Paddington, making it an easy country escape from London life.
Guest review: “Excellent location- easy walking distance to Castle Combe village and only 15 mins from Chippenham train station. Julie went the extra mile and provided breakfast treats and was exceptionally friendly, I would definitely recommend staying here.” – Amelia, October 2020
Best Fairytale Airbnb in Cotswolds – Bibury Grade II Listed Cottage in The Cotswold
Hot tub: No
Price: From £79 per night
Bibury Grade II Listed Cottage in The Cotswold – Where to Stay in Cotswolds
This Grade II listed cottage was built in 1703 and is located in Bibury, one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds (it even features in the British passport!).
This two bedroom cottage is full of character and has lots of pleasant strolls from it’s doorstep, and is only a stone’s throw away from Arlington Row and Bibury trout farm.
Guest review: “This is such a lovely place to stay and we would love to come back in the future. A really comfortable and beautifully kept living space with a lovely bedroom. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire and our great location just moments from Arlington Row and other great walks. Really recommend the Village Pub at Barnsley, we also travelled further afield and did some hiking around Stow on the Wold, and some local routes too. The bread and milk left for breakfast were a lovely touch too.” – Harriet, November 2020
Best Cotswolds Airbnb For Big Groups – Farmhouse Stay with Pool
Hot tub: Yes and swimming pool
Price: From £616 per night
Farmhouse Staycation with Pool – Cotswold cottages for rent
This five bedroom property boasts four bathrooms, perfect for big groups of friends or families that still want some privacy.
The farmhouse is located in the beautifully kept grounds of Lyneham Heath Farm, and has its own outdoor heated pool which can be accessed from May to September.
The property has dining and living room seating for 10, and allows upto 2 dogs (for a small sub charge of £20 per dog).
The farmhouse is located two miles from the closest village so a car is recommended and there is parking space for three cars.
Guest review: “A beautiful farmhouse with a lovely lawned garden and access to a (very warm) swimming pool. We had a fantastic stay at the property and would highly recommend it.” – Chris, August 2020
Most Quaint Airbnb in the Cotswolds – Modern Hayloft in Cotswold Countryside
Hot tub: No
Price: From £120 per night
Modern Hayloft in Cotswold Countryside
This gorgeous two bed loft apartment is airy, spacious and comfortable. It has exposed beams, high vaulted ceilings and is just under 1000 square foot.
Located in the heart of Nailsworth, it is just a few minutes walk from the restaurants, pubs and shops in the village.
Note: The loft does not have a kitchen so is more like a hotel than a self catering property.
Guest review: “Lovely place to stay in a beautiful town. Great space with lots of character, the projector we loved for a cosy night in. Caroline gave us some great recommendations of places to visit and eat. Plenty of local walks, village shops and pubs/cafes. Thanks for having us, we will definitely be back!” – Alex, October 2020
Most Modern Cottage Airbnb in Cotswolds – Cotswold77 – Heart of the Cotswolds
Hot tub: No
Price: From £176 per night
Cotswold77 – Heart of the Cotswolds
This newly restored Grade II listed cottage, is beautifully decorated across all three floors.
Outside there is a stunning garden, and plenty of country pubs, and even a Michelin star restaurant within walking distance.
Guest review: “This was the perfect stay for a ladies’ getaway from London! The house is sparkling clean and so cosy. We came mostly to relax, but also enjoyed exploring the village and castle nearby. Winchcombe is lovely and Jules took fantastic care of us. I would absolutely recommend and hope to be back sometime! This is one of the nicest AirBnBs I have ever stayed in.” – Deanna, October 2020
Best Budget Cotswolds Airbnb – Cotswold Stone Cottage with Private Pool
Location: Bournes Green
Hot tub: No, but there is an outdoor swimming pool
Price: From £60 per night
Cotswold Stone Cottage – Dog friendly Airbnb Cotswolds England
This traditional cottage dates back to the 17th century and used to be a stable for cart horses.
With a conversatory, garden, and access to a private pool in summer, this stone cottage at £60 per night is the best budget Airbnb in the Cotswolds.
It does however suit families with kids more than groups of friends as the twin room can only be accessed via the main bedroom.
Guest review: “The cottage itself is cosy, comfy and has everything you need. It is ideally situated to explore the Cotswolds via car and has plenty of walks around the cottage itself. It was great to have use of the pool and Anthony and family were really flexible as to when we could use it. Our kids loved it and it’s stunning surroundings. The local pubs were within walking distance and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.” – Antony, August 2020
Best Airbnb in Cotswolds with a Hot Tub – Luxury Shepherds Hut
Location: Close to Bibury village
Hot tub: Yes
Price: From £125 per night
Luxury Cotswolds Shepherds Hut – Lodges with hot tubs Cotswolds
Situated just minutes away from the popular village of Bibury, these self contained Shepherd huts are perfect for those looking for a quirky place to stay.
With a king size bed and ensuite bathroom the shepherds hut is more spacious than you would think.
There is also a beautiful outside space including a deck, gardens and a hot tub to while away the evenings.
If you’re looking for glamping stays make sure you check out these 10 best places to glamp in the Cotswolds.
Guest review: “We had the most lovely stay at the hut. It’s very sweet inside with great amenities and lovely little extra touches from Polly and George. It’s in a beautiful location and the hot tub was incredible!” – Jess, August 2020
Most Cosy Airbnb in Cotswolds – No 61 – Cosy Cotswold Cottage in Winchcombe
Hot tub: No
Price: From £102 per night
No61 – Cosy Cotswold Cottage in Winchcombe – Holiday Cottages to rent in the Cotswolds UK
This two bedroom cottage has nothing but rave reviews, from its beautiful landscaped garden, to its cosy log burner, and wonderful location within minutes from the restaurants, pubs and coffee shops in Winchcombe village.
Guest review: “We knew it would be a wonderful stay from looking at previous reviews but we were blown away from the minute we arrived. Everything was so well thought through to make you feel cosy, at home but also safe. Alexandra added some lovely personal touches to make us feel welcome and the quality of the property through is outstanding.
From waking up, hearing the birds chirping and looking out at that view whilst your coffee is brewing to a cosy evening in by the warm fire followed by a comfy bed – we couldn’t have asked for a better place today stay! Would highly recommend to anyone.” – Debbie, October 2020
Best Dog Friendly Airbnb in Cotswolds – Tudor Cottage in Cotswolds
Hot tub: No
Price: From £101 per night
Tudor Cottage in Cotswolds – Airbnb Cotswolds dog friendly
Once owned by King Henry VIII, this Tudor Cottage is situated in the pretty Cotswolds market town of Fairford.
With lots of period features, two super king sized beds, and plenty of space for all the family (including dogs), this unique cottage is one of the best places to stay in the Cotswolds.
Guest review: “The cottage is beautiful – full of character and really somewhere to hunker down! The log fire and roll-top bath made this a cosy autumn stay, and there was plenty of space to relax in. Jody was very responsive and helpful, and the self check-in was a breeze. The location couldn’t be better – Fairford town is idyllic, and we did some lovely lake walks right from the cottage. It is on a main street, but like other reviewers have commented, no cars go by at night and we slept very soundly! Thanks Jody for a lovely stay.” – Kirsty, November 2020
Best Glamping Airbnb in Cotswolds – Self Contained Luxury Lodge with Hot Tub
Hot tub: Yes
Price: From £185 per night
Self Contained Luxury Lodge with Hot Tub Glamping
This stylishly decorated lodge blends modern amenities with natural surroundings. It’s the only carbon negative glamping in the Cotswolds that I could find.
With solar panels, electric bikes, and a wood fired hot tub this experience is perfect for those looking for a sustainable Cotswolds getaway, that still has all the modern luxuries.
There is parking but the owners encourage you to visit without a car, as the lodge is located close to a train station with a direct link to London in only 70 minutes.
From there the owners are happy to provide free pickup in their electric vehicle. So make use of the walking and cycling trails nearby and put away the car keys.
This property is just one of the amazing glamping sites in the Cotswolds.
Guest review: “Wow! Stunned by this place! Fantastic facilities, the most amazing host’s and a truly wonderful hot tub experience! Location is superb for multiple places e.g. Bath and Gloucester. The view from the lodge is spectacular and it was a nice surprise to see the stags. We will definitely be returning to the luxurious lodge!” – Billy, August 2020
Airbnb Cotswolds Experiences
Here are some of my top picks of Airbnb Experiences in the Cotswolds:
- Traditional Experience: Baking Scones in a Cotswolds Cottage
- Mindful Experience: Forest Bathing
- Learn A New Skill: Survival Day Training
- Artistic Experience: Sketching in the Cotswolds
- Hiking Experience: Valley walks in the Cotswolds
- Sporty Experience: Mountain Biking in the Countryside
- Something Different: Sri Lankan Cooking Class
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