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Spotlight on Studley Castle Hotel

Modern wellbeing meets heritage style at this magical hotel retreat.

In the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, Studley Castle Hotel is an architecturally magnificent hotel with a wealth of features inside and out to explore. The perfect combination of modern hospitality meets heritage style, it's a rural gem for rest and relaxation. Here's what you need to know.

Heritage hotel style

First impressions count for a lot here because the architecture of Studley Castle Hotel is simply breathtaking. Built in gothic revival style, it has more than 180 years of history. The vision of Francis Lyttleton Holyoake, high sheriff of Warwickshire, it was completed in 1836 showcasing his flair for the theatre in architectural features. Having been an incredible family home for 70 years, was then bought by Lady Warwick who turned it into the Studley Agricultural College for Women. It became a training camp for the Women’s Land Army during the First and Second World Wars, and finally became a luxury hotel in 2006 - which is good news for all of us.

A glorious countryside setting

Not only is the architecture of the hotel impressive, but so are the grounds. The property is set in 28 acres of countryside, which really sets the scene for a relaxing getaway, complete with gardens to roam in, but also a wealth of activities and experiences as well - more on that in a moment.

High end hospitality

As you might expect from a historic castle, the rooms and suites at this hotel are really something. You can stay in the main building where rooms are luxuriously appointed, or choose from a new wing, and modern rooms in the former stables and lodge. Whichever you choose, you're in for a treat.

Wining and dining

The best country houses do an excellent line in food and drink, and Studley Castle Hotel is no exception. Masters of fine dining as well as relaxed meals together, guests here have options. The Market Kitchen is all about hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners, Brasserie32 is a stylish space serving British heritage recipes from the 1900s, and The Garden Room is the place for tea, cake or a gin and tonic. The Oak Room is where you will find afternoon teas in traditional style, and for quiet drinks and boardgames, head to The Hideaway.

A modern spa experience

The Stables Spa is a beautiful modern addition to Studley Castle Hotel, set within the grounds of the hotel in a purpose-built space. Filled with natural light, particularly around the pool area, it's a place for holistic wellness, complete with loungers, a sauna and steam room and classes to join. They use the Mediterranean magic of Temple Spa in their treatments, and herbal teas and healthy snacks are in ready supply.

Fun and games

Wellness extends beyond the spa at this hotel with plenty of reasons to get outside into the fresh air. They make excellent use of their beautiful grounds, with a variety of activities available, from borrowing a Pashley bike to go for a ride, to archery, crossbow and other country sports. The only real question is where to start?

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