Cotswolds hotels with pools: romantic country house and contemporary spa hotels Amongst the chocolate box villages, the historic architecture, the Cotswold stone and the regional gentility, guests to this beautiful part of the world will also find warm, welcoming hospitality at its hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants with rooms. It is little wonder that visitors to the Cotswolds return time and again. It is a haven for relaxation and downtime that's conveniently accessible from London, as well as other parts of the UK. Within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and en route to the glories of the South West, the Cotswolds offer all the elements for a romantic weekend away as well as family holidays. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, one of the great joys of the Cotswolds is that in addition to time and space to simply enjoy the scenery, there's plenty to see and do. Leisure time can be filled with beautiful hikes, country pursuits, visiting historic castles, shopping in elegant boutiques and tucking into some spectacular food and drink. Stretching from Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire to Worcestershire, there's many a place to fall in love with, each with its own unique assets to bring to your escape. For many however, the beauty of the hotels in the Cotswolds themselves is enough to visit for, in themselves, especially those with the leisure facilities to enjoy. Calcot Manor, for example, is one of the region's most celebrated spa hotels. Amongst this luxury hotel's assets the spa stands on its own plot within the grounds, the spa features a lavender-lined outdoor hot tub and open fire, an indoor pool, children's pool, sauna, steam room, tennis courts, and gym, and bicycles to hire for use around the gardens. Similarly, there is Barnsley House - a spectacular country house hotel that Henry VIII bestowed on each of his wives in turn! Every inch the royal retreat, it has been updated over the years and now includes an ultra contemporary spa complete with a spa garden and outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, steam room and five treatment rooms. Rest assured that visiting the Cotswolds, leisure is always a luxury affair.