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Fit for a King at Tewkesbury Park Hotel

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  • Dec 07 2017 11:50About: 9 days ago
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Long country walks, quaint English tea rooms, antique shops and an Abbey with nearly 900 years of fascinating history makes a visit to the historic village of Tewkesbury worthy on it’s own, but add to that a stay at the recently refurbished luxurious Tewkesbury Park Hotel and you’re in for a real treat.

As you drive through the gates, up the winding road past the sprawling golf course, you can’t fail to notice the spectacular views of endless countryside that’s laid out before you, and you can already start tofeel the hustle and bustle of your everyday life slowly fading away as you enter your very own country house retreat.

Stepping though the doors into a vast open plan lobby area, you are greeted with a mixture of modern and traditional decorsplit over two levels. To the right is a large lounge area with it’s own piano and plenty of seating (there’s even a couple of dog beds for those that travel with their pets), directly in front up a couple of steps is a large fireplace flanked with two regal looking armchairs, just perfect for sitting in whilst reading the papers and enjoying a hot toddy from the nearby bar. Walls here are dominated in a deep air force denim blue with splashes of royal blue, checks, and greyscreating the perfect space to relax in.

The hotel has 85 rooms and 9 suites in total, and we were thoroughly spoilt with our very ownKing Edward IV suite. Fit for Royalty it certainly was, our own little sanctuary  (actually little is the wrong noun to describe this suite), bigger than my best friend’s apartment, it would be so easy to live here. Its floor to ceiling sash windows gave us the most spectacular breathtaking views over the golf course, surroundingCotswoldscountryside and even the Malvern Hills.

It wasn’t just the views that made this suite special it was the little touches, such as a hot water bottle for cold winter evenings (not that we needed it, the room was lovely and cosy), the Nespresso coffee machine and our own little dog (not a real one, a doorstop that you put outside your door if you don’t want to be disturbed).

A huge bed with a soft grey headboard against a deeper shade of grey wall offered the most amazing nights sleep. A salmon pink sofa and two deeper pink checked chairs dominated the lounge area, with dark wood furniture dotted around bringing the whole look together, again fusing modern with traditional.

A little corridor to the bathroom housed a small dressing area, with built in cupboards and plenty of mirrors, exactly what us ladies need.

And then the bathroom – The large free standing bath was beckoning for me to fill it up and indulge in a lovely long soak, which of course I did, and it was made even more indulgent when hubbie brought me a cool glass of champagne to enjoy whilst I pampered myself with the heavenly Bramley toiletries that were provided.

After much nagging from hubbie, I finally managed to drag myself away from one soak straight to another. This time at the Health Club, that houses a pool with steam room, sauna and outside hot tub, so I’ll let you guess where I headed! A little tip, if you visit the health club late afternoon or evening (this will have to be in autumn or winter, when the days get dark earlier) you can luxuriate in the hot tub, and stare at the stars above, a real tranquil experience that you won’t want to end, well at least not until you’re starting to feel a little peckish.

We had dinner in the orangery an airy space, bathed in natural light from the surrounding windows and glass roof, with colourful hues of gold’s, creams, blues and yellows, a large painted shelving unit houses numerous bottles of Chase vodkas, greenery and fruit – it looks really effective and adds a laid back ambience to the whole area. Could the food be as good as everything else at this fabulous country house hotel? Of course it could, in fact it was a foodies dream.

We whetted our appetites with fresh breadand olives whilst waiting for our starters of roasted curried aubergine served with tandoori spice ratatouille, topped with a potato crisp and a gazpacho puree and roast wood pigeon breast with duck leg rissole served on a bed of sweetcorn and redpepper, both dishes excelled in taste, texture and presentation.

The fresh market fish of the day served with new potatoes, stem broccoli and a parsley lemon garlic butter followed, and hubbie’s lamb was full of flavour anda real example of how executive chef Anuj Thakarcreates amazing dishes fromsome of the best local ingredients.

Baked custard with blueberry and caramelised apples, topped with a crumble lid and served with blackcurrant sorbet was the perfect way to end ameal that was full of amazing flavours, perfect presentation and excellent service.

I think all the country air, good food and the odd glass of champagne had worn me out and I was ready to head back to our suite and retire for a blissful night’s sleep, and blissful it was, so much so I didn’t want to get up the next morning, but when you’re Lady of the Manor for a few days needs must and after another indulgence of food (this time breakfast) it was time to be whisked away to the spa for a relaxing, recharging massage. The spa is housedwithin the hotel, not the leisure club, so the therapist meets you in the lounge to walk with you. The spa uses Natural Spa Factory of Bath products that smell absolutely divine and feel amazing on the body.

Tewkesbury Park Hotel is the ideal base to explore in and around the Cotswold’s, whether you venture further afield to the Malverns or stay close in the local village you won’t be disappointed, you’ll find yourself planning your next visit before this one even ends – It’s not just the luxury of the hotel, or the stunning views that make it so special it’s also the staff, whose vibrant happy energy rubs off on everyone around them, making Tewksbury Park Hotel the perfect retreat to escape to.

BOOK IT

Prices start from £134 for a Touch of Class room, including breakfast. Suites, start from £230 – £350 for an Opulence suite, including breakfast.

A round of golf is £38.

For information and reservations, please call 01684 295 405, or email enquiries@tewkesburypark.co.uk,

 www.tewkesburypark.co.uk



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Long country walks quaint English rooms antique shops Abbey with nearly years fascinating history makes visit historic village Tewkesbury worthy it’s own that stay recently refurbished luxurious Park Hotel you’re real treat. As drive through gates winding road past sprawling golf course can’t fail notice spectacular views endless countryside that’s laid before you already start tofeel hustle bustle your everyday life slowly fading away enter very house retreat. Stepping though doors into vast open plan lobby area greeted mixture modern traditional decorsplit over levels. right large lounge piano plenty seating (there’s even couple beds those travel their pets) directly front steps fireplace flanked regal looking armchairs just perfect sitting whilst reading papers enjoying toddy from nearby bar. Walls here dominated deep force denim blue splashes royal blue checks greyscreating space relax in. The hotel suites total were thoroughly spoilt ownKing Edward suite. Royalty certainly was little sanctuary  (actually wrong noun describe this suite) bigger than best friend’s apartment would easy live here. floor ceiling sash windows gave most breathtaking course surroundingCotswoldscountryside Malvern Hills. It wasn’t made suite special touches such water bottle cold winter evenings (not needed room lovely cosy) Nespresso coffee machine one doorstop outside door don’t want disturbed). A huge soft grey headboard against deeper shade wall offered amazing nights sleep. salmon pink sofa checked chairs area dark wood furniture dotted around bringing whole look together again fusing traditional. A corridor bathroom housed small dressing area built cupboards mirrors exactly what ladies need. And then free standing bath beckoning fill indulge long soak which did more indulgent when hubbie brought cool glass champagne enjoy pampered myself heavenly Bramley toiletries provided. After much nagging hubbie finally managed drag straight another. This time Health Club houses pool steam room sauna tub I’ll guess where headed! tip health club late afternoon evening (this will have autumn winter days earlier) luxuriate tub stare stars above tranquil experience won’t end well least until starting feel peckish. We dinner orangery airy space bathed natural light surrounding roof colourful hues gold’s creams blues yellows painted shelving unit numerous bottles Chase vodkas greenery fruit looks really effective adds back ambience area. Could food good everything else fabulous hotel? could fact foodies dream. We whetted appetites fresh breadand olives waiting starters roasted curried aubergine served tandoori spice ratatouille topped potato crisp gazpacho puree roast pigeon breast duck rissole sweetcorn redpepper both dishes excelled taste texture presentation. The market fish potatoes stem broccoli parsley lemon garlic butter followed hubbie’s lamb full flavour anda example executive chef Anuj Thakarcreates fromsome local ingredients. Baked custard blueberry caramelised apples crumble blackcurrant sorbet ameal flavours presentation excellent service. I think air worn ready head retire blissful night’s sleep was didn’t next morning Lady Manor needs must after another indulgence breakfast) whisked relaxing recharging massage. housedwithin hotel leisure club therapist meets walk you. uses Natural Factory Bath products smell absolutely divine body. Tewkesbury ideal base explore Cotswold’s whether venture further afield Malverns close disappointed you’ll find yourself planning ends It’s luxury hotel stunning make also staff whose vibrant happy energy rubs everyone them making Tewksbury retreat escape to. BOOK IT Prices £134 Touch Class room including breakfast. Suites £230 £350 Opulence suite breakfast. A round £38. For information reservations please call 01684 405 email enquiries@tewkesburypark.co.uk  www.tewkesburypark.co.uk

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