The Cotswolds is one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, the area’s rolling hills and golden-hued villages offer a postcard-perfect landscape and a joy to explore.

Capturing the eloquent magic of the Cotswolds is the 14th century coaching inn, The Lygon Arms, magically transformed into a chic hotel in the idyllic Worcestershire village of Broadway.

This most historic of inns makes for an enchanting stay, not least that you’ll be in very good company with the likes of King Charles I, Prince Phillip, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as past guests.

The Lygon Arms is where old world glamour meets modern luxury, from the guest rooms with their period features and cosy throws, to the restaurants, the relaxed lounges and the stylish spa. Little ones are also well looked after during school holidays with pizza making classes and cinema screenings and it’s doggie friendly too (there’s even a grooming service available for some extra special pooch pampering).

Two restaurants at The Lygon Arms offer British cuisine or Italian bites matched with Mediterranean wines, there’s also afternoon tea to be enjoyed in the cosy Lygon Lounges or outside on a sunny day in the Courtyard. The hotel’s elegant spa sits beside a three-acre private garden, with an indoor swimming pool and roof spa bath, saunas and steam room and spa treatments offered along with a spa kitchen, bar and rooftop terrace.

The Lygon Arms makes the perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds, whether you’re in search for antiques, local wineries, art galleries, stately homes, cosy pubs or glorious walking country.

Rooms start from £195.

The Lygon Arms