A reinvigorated Victorian gem in the stunning Bruntwood Park, it was once an equestrian stud and is surrounded by 100 acres of mature oak trees, woodlands, ponds, and lawns. It is the latest addition in a collection of hotels that started with Georgian Oddfellows Hall in Chester, once a society for the misfits, the creative professions and all those who didn’t quite fit in a box. Today that heritage has inspired interiors that delight the senses and a feel for fun that never takes itself too seriously.
Situated in the vast grounds of Bruntwood Park, there is no setting quite like Oddfellows On The Park. Guests are delighted by beautiful vistas of mature parkland from every room, while many of the mansion’s original features remain in tact, while others nod to its history – the aptly named Galloping Major restaurant for example.
Meanwhile, beds are large enough that you can sink into them, delightful curios appear at every turn and elegant modern bathrooms are all set into beautiful period rooms, many of them retaining original dimensions and features.
In what was once the original owner’s ballroom, the Galloping Major has huge windows that open the room out to the park, bringing the light in and highlighting amazing original features. Diners will enjoy a menu where the ingredient is king. Locally sourced and seasonal produce are served with an Oddfellows twist.
Where better for a spa than in The Pigsty? The hotel’s salon is petite but perfect, and was, in a characteristically humorous twist, the society’s pigsty once upon a time. Now with two treatment rooms and a Rasul mud room, together with an engaging atmosphere within the social salon quarter, it’s a convivial space in which to relax with friends. Pop in for a quick polish or a day of face and body treatments.
Small and perfectly formed is the name of the game here. Oddfellows on the Park is a romantic and quirky mini break that’s perfect for couples.
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