17th-century Cotswold inn reverts to maximalist hotel
Hearty country cuisine is the order of the day at Double Red Duke, where a historic stone inn has been rehabilitated into a lavish country retreat in the Cotwolds village of Clanfield.
The limestone bricks of the 300-year-old building may have been weathered, but interiors have been renovated from head to toe, with floral wallpaper, velvet seating, and rolling tubs providing much more comfort than historical guests of the inn. have experimented.
There are 19 rooms in total, located under wooden beams which create a rustic contrast to the newly polished interiors. Owner Georgie Pearman scoured flea markets and antique shops for unique finds, and commissioned British manufacturers to create pieces for the country hotel. She took a relaxed maximalist approach to interiors, ensuring that the cozy nooks and crannies of the old hostel were well stocked with sofas and deep armchairs.
Double Red Duke’s menu focuses on open fire cooking, with British produce served with seasonal vegetables. Guests can perch on an orange sofa in the inn’s dining room, or head out to the jasmine-covered patio lounge – complete with red and white striped umbrellas for any sunburn or rain.
Pearman also has a spa in a shepherd’s hut, which offers facials and massages. Rooms start at Â£ 224 per night.
Chemin Bourton, Clanfield, Bampton OX18 2RB