In December it's all about hunkering down at home: crackling log fires and a glass of red. But come January we will all need something to look forward to - book now to make the most of the festive season while it's still cold and dark outside. The Fish is a hotel in picture perfect honey-coloured stone Cotswolds: hole up on squishy sofas under chevron blankets next to your own log-burning stove. The staff will pack you off on walks with homemade sandwiches and at supper there's a menu of Scottish seafood and serious steaks. The Fish has everything that The Pig, and Wild Rabbit at Daylesford have but with a price tag that's surprisingly affordable.
Rooms from £95, thefishhotel.com
Words by Tabitha Joyce. The Iris Letter December 2016.