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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Travel: Places To Stay Near The Cotswolds - Tewkesbury Park

tewksbury park from the outside and alfresco dining
tewksbury park golf course and hotel
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plush blue and cream interiors at tewksbury park
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historic suite at Tewksbury Park
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large comfortable hypnos bed at tewksbury park
tewksbury park suite bathroom
wining and dining
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desserts tewksbury park restaurant

Places To Stay Near The Cotswolds - Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park Hotel is located on the southern edge of Tewkesbury, nestled in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, however, still boasts easy access from the M5. As you arrive, the slow drive into the grounds and up the grand hill sets a luxurious scene for the hotel. 

The hotel sits on top of its own 18-hole golf course and boasts unrivaled panoramic views across of the Cotswolds, the Severn Valley, the Welsh Mountains and the Malverns. 

I'll be honest when you arrive and park up in the carpark, the outside of the main hotel lobby and the adjoining hotel rooms block, plus the golf club appears to be quite outdated by design and look rather "unimpressive", however, my initial thoughts were soon pushed to one side upon entering the glamorous hotel lobby with its "Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Hotels Award Finalist 2018" plaque taking pride of place on the wall. 

The interiors of the lobby, bar, and sitting area are smart with plush blue and cream tones adorning the walls and there are a variety of sunken armchairs scattered around the central log burner in blue velvet and some backed with patterns and finished with an outline of circular gold studs. 

In terms of guest rooms, there are nine suites located in the main 18th-century building and 85 bedrooms in the adjoining wing. Our room was one of the historic suites in the main building, accessed via an impressive staircase behind the lobby. 

For me, staying at a hotel will always be a luxury in itself, but the little luxury I enjoy most is being able to walk downstairs from your room and have immediate access to a cocktail bar, ample cosy seating space and a restaurant on your doorstep. Even better - once you've finished dinner or a drink at the bar & are ready to retire away from the world and other people, well you can just waltz straight back up those stairs. Call me lazy but, with no cab to call or wait for & no pinch of the bitter cold on your face or bare legs - that's luxury for me! 

The suite itself was huge and lovely. When reviewing hotels for this blog, I always find myself doing a little dance of excitement once the member of staff leaves and the door has closed behind them - I try to act professional and composed when they show me around but in reality its always so overwhelming (and never will stop being overwhelming) to think about the opportunities my little corner of the internet enables me to experience. 

Even more so, it makes me appreciate the effort and lengths the hotel has gone to create and ensure such a luxurious space for their guests to enjoy - now that's hospitality - surely it can't just be me who gets so excited about the prospect of staying in a posh hotel room? 

Anyway, back to the suite! The suite we were staying in was situated in one of the buildings circular curves (which you can see from the outside) and featured an area with three long, almost floor to ceiling windows with window seats. The panoramic views were impressive;  overlooking the hotel's golf course and out onto the disappearing Gloucestershire countryside for miles. 

Our suite had its own sitting area with a sofa and two armchairs - we had to make use of our posh surroundings so we suitably spent our evening, pre-dinner sat here chatting, with our feet up, drinking wine (as you do - rolls eyes). The adjoining bathroom was separated from the bedroom via a spacious closet area. 

Wining and dining at Tewkesbury Park was equally pleasing. On every dish, all ingredients were impeccably decorated across the plate, making us even more eager to tuck in and start eating. It is evident that the hard-working team is clearly passionate about using top quality local, fresh ingredients. 

The main dining room you initially walk through and are seated for breakfast is still yet to be updated - however, adjacent, there is an elegant orangery featuring the same plush, cosy interiors mirrored from the lobby and bar area. 

Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a lovely place to retreat if you wish to spend a weekend pottering about The Cotswolds. It's worth noting, if your visiting The Cotswolds, are short on time and are looking to find a typical Cotswolds scenic driving route that's scattered with honey-coloured stone villages and views of the beautiful rolling countryside then check out my blog post on the Cotswolds Romantic Road driving route - a great way to get a glimpse of all the villages in a day, or even just a couple of hours. 

Do you visit The Cotswolds often? Whats your favourite Cotswolds village to visit and where do you like to stay? 


(*) Our overnight stay and dinner at Tewkesbury Park Hotel was provided on a complimentary basis in exchange for an honest review on my blog. All opinions expressed here are my own (*)


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