Thank you for visiting Handpicked Cotswolds. For more than two years we have carried out extensive surveys from thousands visitors to The Cotswolds in order to compile what we believe is the most informed selection of the very best that The Cotswolds has to offer.
Using various key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, existing awards, location and reputation we believe those featured genuinely deserve to be Handpicked
. We have visited the many of these establishments ourselves to confirm our surveys findings.
Naturally accommodation and dining establishments have featured strongly in these findings however we believe we have also unearthed some other hidden gems from other sectors as well.
We have concentrated on four main areas:
Finding the very best Cotswolds accommodation across all sectors. These include: Luxury Hotels in the Cotswolds, Country House Hotels, Pubs & Inns, Cotswolds Luxury Bed & Breakfast's, Self Catering Accommodation including Farm Cottage Holidays, Cotswolds Luxury Cottages and much more...
For a preview of just some of our STAY selection click here
Finding the very best places to dine out in The Cotswolds. These include: Award Winning Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Cotswolds Gastro Pubs & Inns, Modern British Restaurants, Bistros & Cafes in The Cotswolds, Seafood Restaurants and much more...
For a preview of just some of our DINE selection click here
Finding the very best places to shop out in The Cotswolds. These include: Exlusive Cotswolds Shops, Award Winning Produce, Unique Cotswolds Products, Cotswolds Foods, Products & Services and much more...
For a preview of just some of our SHOP selection click here
Finding the very best places for great Days out in The Cotswolds. These include: Sports & Activities, Historic Buildings & Gardens, Cotswolds Family Days Out, Regattas & Shows, Fun Days, Watersports and much more...
For a preview of just some of our ENJOY selection click here
Who Gets Your Vote ?
We hope you enjoy and approve of our selection but if you know a business that you feel should be featured on Handpicked Cotswolds click here
Should your business be featured on Handpicked Cotswolds?
If you feel that your Cotswolds business should be featured on Handpicked Cotswolds and you fullfill the Key Criteria set out above please contact us with your application by clicking here
Searching for the perfect location on Handpicked Cotswolds
We have broken The Cotswolds into the following areas for easy searching for our visitors.
Bath & North East Somerset.
All of the Cotswolds.
Finding exactly the right location is extremely important to visitors of websites such as ours. For this reason we have we think provided our visitors with a number of very easy to use searches throughout the website.
Choose By Area.
Simply choose the county or major town you wish to browse using the drop down area box located on every page toward the top left of the page. This will show every handpicked business in all sectors throughout the site in your chosen area.
Browse Locations by Map
Directly under the search box you will see a map of all our Handpicked Cotswolds clients, simply move your cursor over each strawberry to find out the name of the business and click for more information.
Choose by Keyword or Name of the Business
Within the same search box you may enter a word or phrase to refine your search such as Bistro or Hotel and again choose the area of Cotswolds you are looking for. This will display any Handpicked Cotswolds clients who have used any of the keywords you have chosen and are located within your preferred location.
Enter Business Name and/or Location
If you know the name of the business you are looking for and its rough location this will display more defined and advanced results.
Search by Category
Maybe you are looking to find an award winning restaurant in The Cotswolds. Simply click on that category and all within will be displayed you can then narrow that search by area, newest, or A-Z.
For ease of use, each advertiser has a map link directly under their address on each advert.
Special Offers & Late Availability in The Cotswolds
Many of our Handpicked Cotswolds clients offer several special offers and late availability options. To view all those offering these options simply click on the links on the left hand navigation, you can then sort these results by location and other factors as before. N.B please check with the individual advertiser that all offers are currently available.
Quality Never Compromised
Although we know that not everybody will agree with some of our selections those chosen have been recommended to us by visitors and we have been extremely pleased with their suggestions. We will continue to search out great businesses throughout all sectors and feature them on our products but we will not compromise the whole concept of The Handpicked Group by knowingly promoting any business that does not fulfil key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, reputation and much more.