TravelLast weekend Simon and I had the pleasure of staying at the beautiful Bishopstrow Hotel in the Wiltshire countryside. After a very hot and slightly stressful train journey from London we arrived at the hotel eager to check in and jump into one of the pools.
A Break in Wiltshire with Bishopstrow Hotel
Bishopstrow is a modern hotel set in a Georgian house with touches of luxurious details in the various lounges, bar area and the bedrooms themselves. It just so happened that it was one of the hottest weekends of the year which we made the most of by enjoying the hotel's pretty grounds and near by River Wylye.
There are two lounges to enjoy in the house as well as an ornate bar area. We enjoyed a cocktail and chatted about our dream dog breeds (fingers crossed we'll be adopting a little pooch very soon) after a delicious meal in the restaurant that evening.
We had a lovely three course dinner which featured sustainable and locally sourced produce. I never buy or cook meat at home so when we eat out I usually treat myself, especially if I know that the ingredients support local farmers. The pork and broad bean dish I ordered for my second course was delicious and the next day we happily discovered the hotel veggie patch in the grounds.
Our room overlooked the outdoor pool area which had a 1930's feel, it reminded me of a pool you might find in a Poirot novel (I love Agatha Christie). Our room also had a little outdoor seating area, perfect for the Summer.
The best thing about our room was the bathroom which had his and hers everything. I didn't realise how much I wanted two showers in my own home, one just doesn't seem enough now. Sadly I didn't have the chance to use that amazing roll top bath but luckily the hotel spa meant that there were plenty of other bathing opportunities.
After a restful night's sleep and breakfast in the sun we headed to the gym, had a quick shower and I booked us in for some back and neck massages. We also spent a few hours enjoying the indoor pool, sauna, steam room and monsoon showers before heading outside to the courtyard for some afternoon tea.
Once we checked out of the hotel we decided to explore a little bit. As both Simon and I love a good walk we explored the hotel's grounds and found a short circular footpath by the river down to the next little village. We then headed down to the Warminster to get the train but not before a quick cider pit stop at a local pub.
A huge thank you to Bishopstrow Hotel for inviting me to stay. I also want to say thank to to everyone who worked at the hotel as every member of staff was so polite and helpful.