Escape your everyday at the Country Living Hotel Bath
If you have been following me on Instagram you will know that I have been obsessing over the golden-coloured limestone architecture and beautiful weeping willows of Bath after spending a weekend there recently. I was lucky enough to stay in the newly-refurbished Country Living Hotel Lansdown Grove. You really do get to escape your everyday at the Country Living Hotel Bath.
Why is Bath the perfect weekend getaway?
Bath is quite possibly the most charming city I have ever been to. I have explored many cities, so I don’t give that accolade lightly. Bath had been on my bucket list for so long and when the opportunity arose to visit there recently I jumped at it.
It is the perfect place to unwind after a busy week in work and you could not pick a better way to escape your everyday than in the Country Living Hotel Bath. For a full review on what to do while you are in Bath, you can read my full guide here.
Escape your everyday at the Country Living Hotel Bath.
Those of you that know me, know that I love all things rural and that I anxiously await the publication of the new Country Living magazine every month. This magazine has inspired much of my own home decor so imagine my delight when I descovered that I would be staying in a hotel designed by them!
The hotel is a collaboration between Coast & Country Hotels and the Country Living Magazine. This collaboration is a match made in heaven. There are two hotels involved in this collaboration, this one in Bath and one in Harrogate and both have been branded exclusively as Country Living Hotels.
Walking up the steep hill from the city to the Country Living Hotel you would be forgiven for thinking that you were walking onto the set of a Jane Austen movie. Sitting majestically on the top of the hill is a large golden-hued Georgian house known as Lansdown Grove. Due to its location on a hill, the hotel offers guests the most stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.
The hotel is set in a beautiful Grade II listed building with a Regency façade and complementary white wrought iron balconies. If you are lucky enough to get a room at the front of the building you will have the most beautiful views. To the right of the hotel entrance is the most charming garden terrace which is beautifully manicured and is the most perfect place to sit and enjoy a welcome drink.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk uphill from the city centre but there is a local bus that passes the hotel and goes into the city centre. The hotel staff will be more than happy to help you.
When I walked into this hotel it was literally like the Country Living magazine had come to life. It was a dream come true for me. Every inch of the hotel is designed by the experts who work at the magazine and no attention to detail is spared.
Stepping in the door you are immediately met with the most perfect countryside retreat. Forest green Wellington boots are lined up at the entrance and the warm foyer is immediately welcoming. The smell of fresh cut flowers and lemon water greet you and the soft lighting makes the place immediately inviting.
There is a luxurious, modern, countryside feel inside and I immediately felt at home here. The choice of textiles in the hotel give it a warm homely feel and every where you look are cosy knits and tartan blankets to wrap yourself up in. Not to mention the famous country living duck pattern pillows scattered strategically throughout the hotel.
The Country Living Hotel is the perfect combination of country chic and modern comfort all just steps away from the city centre. The hotel features a relaxing bar and restaurant, the most charming breakfast room, a library room and a stunning garden terrace. There is a 24 hour reception and free wifi, which is a blogger’s dream.
Eating at the Country Living Hotel.
The hotel was so cosy that we were reluctant to leave it to explore the other restaurants located in Bath. We decided to eat at the restaurant in the Hotel and we were not disappointed.
The restaurant menu offers seasonal dishes created by talented chefs using the freshest ingredients, inspired by artisan producers who have been featured in the magazine.
Breakfast was also a treat with a full cooked menu and fresh smoothie bar. Also a full range of freshly baked pasteries and homemade granola were available to ensure that you certainly didn’t go hungry.
Sleeping at the Country Living Hotel.
There are 55 bedrooms in the Country Living Hotel which each one being as cosy as the next. The decor in the bedroom is warm and inviting and each bathroom boasts a luxurious double shower. The bedroom are the perfect oases of calm to ensure a good night’s sleep.
There is a copy of country living magazine in every room just incase you need further inspiration. I’m not going to lie…. I left wanting to redecorate my entire house. A double room in the hotel costs on average £189/€210 but, for me, the experience it was totally worth the price.
The Country Living Hotel is the perfect base for staying in Bath and even for exploring the English Countryside and I hope you enjoy your time in Bath as much as I did.
Until next time you crazy kids!
*Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Country Living Hotels and VisitBath
Be sure to read 10 Reasons to travel to Bath England
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