UK: The Cotswolds’ Calcot & Spa has been named Pride of Britain Hotel for 2019 for delivering outstanding hospitality in service, accommodation, housekeeping, food and luxury.
The golden stone manor is set within 220 acres of meadowland near the town of Tetbury in Gloucestershire.
There are 35 individually-designed rooms and suites, located both within the main house and spread around a Cotswold stone courtyard. Two dining options are available: the main restaurant, The Conservatory, offering seasonal, locally-sourced produce, with panoramic countryside views, and The Gumstool Inn, Calcot’s own village-style pub, located adjacent to the main house.
Calcot Spa features an outdoor hot tub, which overlooks an open wood fire, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fully-equipped gym and seven treatment rooms, each with its own style and colour palette.
Guests can also make the most of complimentary bicycle hire to venture into the Cotswolds or explore the extensive grounds, which feature tennis courts, a children’s playground, mini football pitch and woodland gymnasium. There is an Ofsted-registered crèche and The Mez, which features the latest games consoles and a 12-seater cinema, for children aged eight and over.
The hotel schedules a number of unique experiences throughout the year. The upcoming events including a chocolate tasting and interactive history talk with renowned chocolatier Matthieu de Gottal (16 May; £35 pp) and a June gin workshop, with guests crafting their own 20cl bottle of gin (6 June; £40 pp).
Pride of Britain Hotels chief executive Peter Hancock said: “Each year, our member hotels receive multiple visits by mystery guests appointed by the collection. Calcot & Spa was singled out for its exceptional hospitality amongst an impressive shortlist.”
A one-night stay at Calcot & Spa costs from £209 per room total/ £105 pp (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
For more information, contact Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 or via the website at www.prideofbritainhotels.com.
Admission to Pride of Britain Hotels’ collection, which never exceeds 50 hotels in order to guarantee quality and exclusivity, is subject to each hotel successfully passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of the membership.