Escaping the city has never been so important and country hotels have only got better and better throughout the years! So heres a round up beautiful country hotels on my 2019 Country Stay bucket list!
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.
Despite living in London I love a luxurious staycation and staying at the Bulgari hotel only fulled my obsession! Most things in knightsbridge are rather nice however this 5* hotel passed all my expectations, from the amazing customer service, delicious food and private in-house cinema! The hotel sits on the edge of Hyde Park corner featuring contemporary rooms and suites, a outstanding spa and gym and restaurant called Rivea London.
I have to mention the A La carte Menu by Alain Ducasse, beautiful dishes and at a very affordable price! We loved the breadsticks with homemade tasting dips, the Fennel and Grapefruit & Coco Bean and Sage dips were firm favourites! Who would of thought waiting on our starters would be such fun?! (If you go, try and guess the flavours without looking at the taste card!).
The fabulous dining room was designed by noted Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.
I choose the TummyTonic which was comprised of almond milk, 18 Chocolate Pea Protein, Paleo Fiber, mint, flax seed, very yummy! I also had a few sips of my friends Tranquility shake which was made from almond milk, 18 Vanilla Pea Protein, magnesium, mint, avocado, lovely and refreshing especially after a good massage!
When choosing a hotel for a stayaction I also look for a room which will provide total comfort! The suite was the perfect treat with a spacious living space, sparkling bathroom with a tub and separate shower along with the option of 24/7 room service or personal butler! Everything a girl would want from a city stay and Bvlgari has it all!
I spent last weekend relaxing and enjoying the great British countryside in the Cotswolds. My perfect getaway place, fresh air (dependant on what field you may pass) scenic walks and cosy village pubs
I had the pleasure of staying at The Lords of the Manor a luxury country hotel located in upper slaughter. The hotel boasts a cosy, sitting room-like bar, restaurant, resting rooms and one impressive wine room (dream room for me) It was rather cold so I didn’t spend much time in the garden but it was still beautiful for this time of year!
My room was pretty, spacious and so welcoming. It featured a walk in wardrobe, arm chairs and a side table with trendy country lifestyle magazines, a beautiful large dressing table, comfy window seating and a good sized bathroom with his and hers sinks robes and the softest bath towel
I had such a lovely time away being wined and dined by all the attentive staff at The Lords of the Manor. I’m going to miss the quiet mornings with breakfast in bed, long country walks wrapped up in chunky knits, tailored blazers and long walking boots. But lets not forget those impromptu pub lunches between visiting independently owned galleries and country manors.
Oh I could cry!! Thank you for a lovely stay The Lords of The Manor, I can’t wait to visit again