Calcot & Spa – Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

Set within 220 acres of rewilded countryside, Calcot suits many occasions – honeymoons, family gatherings, spa breaks, country weekends – with equal success. With roots going back to the 14th century, the present stone manor became a hotel in 1984 and is the flagship of The Calcot Collection, a small, eclectic hotel group, which includes Lord Crewe Arms (p145) and The Painswick (p114). Since then, the surrounding farm buildings have been revived and brought into appropriate play over the years. Today, it has 34 cream-hued rooms, refreshed and reinvigorated, a show-stopping spa, The Barn for private events, an Ofsted registered crèche a restaurant and a café/cocktail bar. Rooms in the manor house are designed with couples in mind, while family rooms and suites are in converted cottages and barns; deluxe suites have their own private garden. Linger over imaginative seasonal dishes in the new Brasseries (the Brecon venison lasagne is superb) or graze in The Hive café, which transforms into a buzzy cocktail bar at night. It’s also only a stone’s throw from Highgrove and Gatcombe Park if you’re after a dose of royalty.

Doubles from £264

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