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).