Luxury Family Hotels is a collection of five outstanding family-friendly hotels – Fowey Hall, Moonfleet Manor, New Park Manor, The Ickworth and Woolley Grange – with distinct personalities across the southern half of England.
All five of the award-winning hotels are specifically set up for families, offering 90 minutes of complimentary childcare per night in the ‘Four Bears Den’, a Luxury Family Hotels staple. Excellent facilities range from indoor and outdoor swimming pools to games and cinema rooms, spas and restaurants with their very own kitchen gardens. The hotels’ mission is to give guests the freedom and opportunity to spend precious time with those who matter most.
‘At Luxury Family Hotels we pride ourselves on providing the perfect conditions for our guests to have magical moments and lasting memories’, says group Managing Director Simon Maguire. ‘The past two years have made families re-evaluate what’s important to them, and many have found our properties to be the perfect setting in which to reconnect and reset. In light of all the international travel restrictions, families have rediscovered the joys of the great British break, and our team has worked hard to provide a range of local, immersive experiences, unique to each of our properties, offering guests a chance to discover the amazing areas in which our hotels are located, on foot, by bike and by sea.’
The ultra-stylish Fowey Hall in Cornwall is thought to be the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. Following a multi-million pound, top to toe refurbishment, the hotel reopened its doors in 2020 with a raft of new family-friendly facilities, with further developments to be unveiled this summer. Following the launch of Fowey Hall’s children’s library, all properties now house their very own literary havens, with books that guests of all ages can enjoy throughout their stay.
Moonfleet Manor is an extensive country estate overlooking Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, while New Park Manor is a former royal hunting lodge surrounded by the natural beauty and wildlife of the New Forest.
Woolley Grange is a secluded Jacobean manor house on the edge of the pretty wool town of Bradford-on-Avon. Summer 2021 saw the launch of its glamping suites, which completely redefine the experience of sleeping beneath canvas. The stunning suites come with master and twin bedrooms, fully plumbed bathrooms, woodburning stoves and private terraces and guests enjoy full access to all the usual facilities and also the pop-up restaurant, The Hideout. Due to popular demand, the offering will return – with some exciting new additions – from spring this year.
For stays a little further north, The Ickworth near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is an Italianate palace (former seat of the Hervey family) within a stunning 1,800-acre National Trust estate.
2022 will see several further innovative projects. Simon says, ‘We continue to see exceptional demand for British staycations through this year, and as such we are continually investing in our offering to elevate the Luxury Family Hotels’ experience to even greater heights. From further property developments and refurbishments to brand partnerships and wellness offerings, 2022 is set to be our best year yet!’