Homewood Park Hotel and Spa
ENJOY A TASTE OF THE HIGH LIFE at Homewood Park. This luxurious country house sits in lush grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just ten minutes from Georgian Bath.
Glowing from a sleek top-to-bottom makeover, Homewood Park’s 19 bedrooms have been given a distinctly boutique-y edge with contemporary stripes and florals, gleaming up-to-the-minute bathrooms and expensive drapes. Warm neutrals are set off with accents of plum, apple green, chestnut brown and navy.
Plush but relaxed, Homewood Park is very much the quintessential English country house. You almost expect to hear the thwack of croquet balls on the lawn, or the ticking of grandfather clocks as you nibble on afternoon tea and scones. There are plenty of plump sofas to cosy up by the hearth – which we happily did with our post-dinner brandies. Two contented resident cats add to that home-from-home feeling.
Many rooms come with super-kingsize or four poster beds (ours was so big I almost lost sight of my girlfriend) and rolltop baths for two. Our wide bay window overlooked the hotel’s award-winning gardens, and we loved the mix of bold feature wallpapers with classic furnishings. Cushions, quality throws and tall lamps add comfort and luxe, and rooms feel nicely private.
Dining at Homewood Park’s light and airy Lime restaurant – something of a destination its own right – is top-notch. Menus change with the seasons and you can expect top modern English cooking with Gallic influences from head chef Daniel Moon. The focus on fresh West country ingredients.
Veggies are grown in the hotel’s kitchen garden, bread is baked daily and everything down to the petit fours is made on the spot. Everything from the canapes to the chef’s pre-starter went down a treat, and we loved the monkfish with haddock chowder and the wicked chocolate mousse.
Looking over the lovely Limpley Stoke valley, Homewood Park is just the place to wind down. Its acres of flower-filled gardens regularly steal top prizes in the prestigious Bath in Bloom competition, and you're just ten minutes from the city centre.
Have a dip in the heated outdoor pool in summer, or pick up a walking map from reception and explore the lanes and alleyways of nearby Freshford. Bath and its multitude of attractions is almost around the corner.
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Homewood Park Hotel and Spa was reviewed for Room for Romance by Adam Rifat
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