Have you ever felt so comfortable in a hotel you didn’t want to go home?
Well at Tewkesbury Park I was ready to pack my stuff and move right in.
If there’s ever a chance for me to glide around in my dressing gown and slippers, all while having the prop of a winding staircase, then I will take it.
The family run hotel overlooks the famous site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, which was a turning point in the War of the Roses, and the views are totally breathtaking.
We stayed in the main house – the Duke of Somerset suite – and with just a quick waltz down the stairs were faced with the beautiful hotel bar and lobby.
The Georgian house is set in 163 acres of luscious land, which includes a 72 par golf course and spa facilities – and several bars.
After a long day walking Tewkesbury’s historic streets, there was nothing better than soaking in the outdoor hot tub, having a splash in the pool and then a lounge in the steam room and sauna.
I also had an incredible body scrub and massage, which allowed me to sleep like a baby in the beautifully decorated suite – which had one of the biggest bathrooms I have ever seen.
It’s safe to say I have never bathed and showered so much in my life, but I loved every minute of it.
While Tewkesbury Park is a golfers paradise, it is also a must for foodies.
We had to get a doggy bag for our afternoon tea because there were so many incredible, homemade cakes and sandwiches to choose from.
A main highlight of our break was our meal in the Garden Restaurant. Overlooking valleys and rolling fields, we ate scrumptious local food including scallops with chorizo, trout ceviche, Gloucester Old Spot pork and Hereford steak.
The lounge menu was lovely as well, with the halloumi salad and fish and chips going down a treat.
With a multi-million-pound renovation project almost at an end, if you want to be looked after then head to Tewkesbury Park.
Where: Tewkesbury Park Hotel & Spa
Call: 01684 272300