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Cotswolds, England: The Wild Rabbit

It calls itself a restaurant with rooms, but the Wild Rabbit, in the Cotswolds, 80 miles northwest of London, is really about the accommodations. Each of the 12 rooms is an airy, pastel-colored sanctuary—the best is, naturally, The Rabbit—with just enough rusticity in its stone walls and wood furniture and beams. Formerly the Tollgate Pub, the property was opened in this incarnation in September 2013 by Carole Bamford, owner of the Bamford clothing lines as well as a chain of organic-farm shops; her Daylesford is just up the road, supplying fresh bread and produce to the Wild Rabbit’s restaurant. So the food is hardly an afterthought, especially when pairing a pint of real ale with a succulent loin of Gloucester Old Spot pork. It’s just that Bamford’s taste is so good, we’d call it “rooms with a restaurant” if we could. Rooms start at $204; Church St., Kingham, Oxfordshire; 44-16/0865-8389; thewildrabbit.co.uk.

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