This historic little gem, The Grosvenor, sits proudly at the heart of Stockbridge, the smallest town in England, and home to the River Test. The hotel is now run and has been lovingly restored to its former glory over the past few years by local resident Simon Henderson and his wife Teresa. It’s a delightful, relaxing hotel, where you can celebrate and unwind. There are 34 beautiful bedrooms, which mix antiques with contemporary pieces – plus all boast pocket-sprung Visprung mattresses. Book the sumptuous Hayloft suite with its own sitting and dining area and Cook’s Corner. Or there’s one of the stunningly-designed Garden Rooms, opening onto the Walled Garden. There’s also the lovely three-bedroom Tap Cottage. Dogs are welcome too. Headed up by Viraj Athukorala, there are four fantastic eateries, from the elegant Market Room Restaurant (complete with live music) to the River Room for private dining to the fabulous new 1822 bar. The Grosvenor offers an abundance of sporting pursuits to boot, including fly fishing (ask the hotel for one of their delicious hampers), shooting, walking and cycling. What could be better?
Doubles from £180 B&B
+44 (0)1264 810606; thegrosvenorstockbridge.com