Homewood – Bath, Somerset
Eclectic, luxurious and slightly eccentric, this grand Georgian country house sits in 20 acres of magnificent gardens and grounds, filled with creative artworks and ultra-modern indulgences. It stands above the village of Freshford, with its picturesque viaduct and a train line that runs to both Bradford-on-Avon and Bath, just 15 minutes away. Harnessing the spirit of the Roman’s love of a good spa, Homewood has created a pampering haven for guests, offering some wonderful treatments, an indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room as well as a heated outdoor pool. New this year are the “Mallingford Mews” – ten suites, some with private terraces and hot tubs, which make the most of the countryside views. The 21 main house bedrooms which have oodles of character and great views across the Avon Valley are exceptional in quality. Each is quirky, colourful and refreshingly individual in their approach. Olio Restaurant combines Somerset ingredients with Mediterranean inspiration, with an emphasis on sustainable, often hedgerow fresh ingredients. Whether served indoors or on the extensive, outdoor terrace, dishes have a proud, local provenance.
Doubles from £295, B&B
+44 (0)1225 580439; homewoodbath.co.uk