The rural setting a mere forty-five minutes from London is easily accessible, whilst feeling simultaneously lost in the historic, Royal County of Berkshire. The grounds in themselves are worth the visit, so couple it with the elegantly designed and sympathetically modern interiors of a beautiful, seventy-room country house, and you have a winning recipe.
Modestly described as a suite, Dower House is the Koh-i-Noor of rooms – well, actually it’s a house – with three bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, lounge, snug and its own garden complete with swans – you would almost think they had been neatly arranged just for you. Equally delightful, are the other rooms and suites – light, elegant and contemporary whilst respecting the house’s original features.
Dining like a king is not a problem in this stately hotel – there are four dining options including a classical restaurant overlooking the gardens; the less formal Barn opening out onto a courtyard in the summer; the Drawing Room for afternoon tea; and the spa’s own Spatisserie serving homemade pastries, fresh coffee and herbal infusions.