Need to know
13, including two stand-alone cottages.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in: 4pm.
Double rooms from $298.12 (£225), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include a hearty Continental breakfast (home-made granola, sourdough and preserves, seasonal compote and fresh fruit) and two hot dishes (locally cured ham or fish, coop-fresh eggs and garden-harvested veggies).
Celeb gardener Bunny Guinness’s Olive Garden is a lovely lounging spot too.
For 10 days after the first Monday of the year.
At the hotel
Cookery school, farm, petanque pitch, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV and DVD player, free bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and a selection of teas, Miller Harris bath products. Tallet and Old Walls cottages have a wood-burning stove.
Our favourite rooms
Set under beamed eaves, Nepeta is decorated in an earthy palette; it's dotted with antiques from Tetbury, but in such a way that it feels like you could be settled in amid your own collection. In the ensuite, you can play chess in the bath tub, and the shower's skylight lets you stargaze while you scrub. If you desire rustic seclusion, check in to Tallet, a pretty stone cottage in Thyme's courtyard with a log burner to warm winter nights and an alfresco dining area for sunny afternoons.
Head to the Farmhouse for a little, or a lot of, pampering. In partnership with Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, Thyme have developed several exclusive therapies that'll leave you feeling rejuvinated and your skin glowing. Try Aurelia’s Natural Face Lift which uses hypnotic deep muscle rolling and pressure point massage to to relieve wrinkle-causing tension, stimulate collagen and boost circulation to help tone the skin. For for head to toe indulgence, try the holistic body and face ritual. They also offer treatments exclusively for men.
The new spa will be opening summer 2017.
Wellies and a casual ensemble for rambles through the farm. Clear a little space in your suitcase for Thyme’s generous home-made treats, including little bottles of elderflower cordial or jars of jam.
Nail techs and hairdressers can be summoned to your suite with 48 hours’ notice.
Dogs are welcome in the Old Walls cottage only. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cotswolds.
Over-12s only in the hotel; they'll need a separate room too. Younger children can only stay in Old Walls cottage. The Swan has a special 'cygnets' menu and staff will warm baby food. Babysitting (£8–10 an hour, plus a £7–12 booking fee) is available.
With few exceptions, everything on your plate is grown or farmed on site. Thyme has a two-acre kitchen garden for herbs and vegetables; eggs come from the resident hens, quail and geese, and lambs and pigs are reared in the grounds. The hotel recycles and composts waste, heating comes from a wood-pellet-fuelled boiler or a ground-source heat pump (in the Tithe Barn and cookery school).