A playground for the well-heeled of Wilts (and beyond), Bowood Hotel rocks a boutique-style hotel with gorgeously smart bedrooms, idyllic spa, 18-hole golf course and high-end dining extraordinaire, all wrapped prettily in the most stunning grounds. Nestled in the Bowood Estate
, the hotel and resort is the perfect weekend retreat for couples or families, or just bunk off for the day and go and hang out!
Rooms are contemporary yet traditionally elegant, designed by the Marchioness of Lansdowne and all with picture perfect views and ridiculously comfy beds. Or for that special occasion, stay in Queenwood Lodge
, a private 4-bedroom Georgian house situated within its own grounds on the estate. I’m thinking that special birthday, pre-wedding night stay, family gathering (post Covid, obvs) – any excuse really.
And now, to the The Spa for some serious me-time. Available purely for residents at this time, why not take a dip in the infinity swimming pool, detox in the rock sauna or crystal steam room, or pamper yourself with a treatment – even if you just stand under the aromatherapy showers for hours, it’s all a recipe for pure tranquility. We love the views from the Jacuzzi – huge vistas across the parkland with the woodlands beyond.
For the foodies amongst us, Bowood offers the best of Wiltshire on a plate. The Shelburne Restaurant has a smart yet laid back vibe – think long, lazy lunches, cocktails and steaks – and their afternoon tea is a must. They also have a private dining room available.
Oh, and don’t forget the Mudlets. There is loads to do here to keep little ones happy, with all hotel guests receiving complimentary access to Bowood House & Gardens
, plus that all-important adventure playground during open season.
Getting hitched? We love their outdoor Wedding Pavilion for the perfect backdrop to your special day, and the team here are hard to beat when it comes to catering for your every whim. A gorgeously romantic setting, divine food, Pimms alfresco on the lawn…it couldn’t be more perfect.
Book now for their September dining offer: Lunch for Two for £29 in the Shelburne Restaurant including free glass of wine. You can’t beat that!
Bowood always have super luxury breaks on offer. Our favourites this month include a 2 night Luxury Escape, with dinner bed and breakfast, and including a complimentary afternoon tea, as well as an Autumn Relaxation Spa Break, which includes a 45-minute spa treatment.
Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.
Bowood Hotel, Wiltshire.