You won’t believe that you’re just an hour from London as you are thrown into country life on the estate. Spend a day exploring the grounds and surrounding villages before winding up with a pint and pub dinner at the on-site boozer, The Swan.
Thyme is – as its tagline suggests – “a village within a village”, situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. The hotel started as a small cookery school and has since evolved into an epicurean country-cool hotel with a beautiful restaurant, pool and even its own pub. Food is what the hotel does best, and each meal is prepared from ingredients handpicked from the sprawling vegetable gardens that surround each of the estate’s buildings. If you’re looking to escape the buzz of the city, go for walks, hop on a bike and generally get some fresh air, then Thyme makes for the ideal base – and of course, there is still the opportunity to indulge in a Thyme martini or two at The Baa.