I haven’t written for a while and that’s not to say I having been visiting some noteworthy restaurants, bars and hotels. I sat down last weekend after s busy weekend only to find that cliveden House a beautiful 350 manor hotel I had only visited two weeks prior was on the tv. The house will be featured on channel four as part of a 5 episode series.
If you have seen the show or had the pleasure to visit you will join me in saying that Cliveden is one of the most beautiful hotels in the UK. The building oozes history and has been kept in immaculate condition with original architecture, walls showcasing art dating back to the 16th century along with a mixture of antique furniture and period interior features.
The grounds are absolutely breathtaking... I actually witnessed the garden team hard at work pruning and attending to what I thought was already a perfect garden! If you only think back to a few months ago where we saw one of the hottest heat waves we’ve experienced since 1976, it’s incredible to see the sea of vibrant green grass and lush foliage that surrounds the house. 376 acres of Grade I listed formal gardens and National Trust grounds woodlands is the perfect setting for any city break, I will definitely return to explore more of the grounds when the weather is a better!
Despite having a short stay at the house we took advantage of what the historic property had to offer! When we arrived it was late afternoon and the sun had already started to go down making our walk down to the river through the tree-lined path rather romantic. We hadn’t realised that Clivedens Spring Cottage sat opposite the river and both thought it was a lovely location for a private and cosy, stay!
When we returned to the house it was off to the spa, which had everything a girl could wish for. I could have spent a lot more time in the changing room if I hadn’t of had someone waiting for me, It was fully equipped and rather chic to be honest! We enjoyed the indoor pool and spa and took a dip in the outdoor hot tubs hidden behind the garden walls.
After spending quite a few hours in the spa we went to got ready and visited the bar for a quick cocktail before dinner. We chose to dine at the Cliveden Dining Room and enjoyed a three course à la carte menu which really showcased why the restaurant had three rosettes! Such a treat!
I can’t recommend Cliveden enough and honestly this one place that doesn’t even need it! Fantastic.