A beacon among the new breed of converted inns, The Feathered Nest is as comfortable, stylish and well-equipped as a fine hotel, but smaller and more relaxed. Attractively laid out and furnished, this handsome property is triumphing under owner, Adam Taylor. The four countrified bedrooms, each with breathtaking views of the Evenlode Valley, blend the practical with the luxurious, kitted out with Nespresso machines, gleaming antiques, books and magazines. Plus, there’s a new super cosy one-bedroom cottage, with flagstone flooring, exposed fire mantle and wooden beams. In the rustic chic dining room or outside on the terrace, the modern British food is as impressive as the bedrooms. Head chef Matthew Weedon (who was previously awarded Michelin stars at Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire and Lords of the Manor in Gloucestershire) sources ingredients locally, and his menus change with the seasons – try the six-course tasting menu. There’s an excellent wine list (one of the largest in the Cotswolds) to boot. They are dog-friendly too – four-legged friends are welcome in The Cottage and The Bar.
Doubles from £150
+44 (0)1993 833030; thefeatherednestinn.co.uk