This Lutyens-style Arts and Crafts manor house with wood panelling and leaded windows presides over landscaped grounds, with lawns, ponds, rose and herb gardens. ‘They would look glorious in bloom,’ mused a trusted reader. The enterprise is part of the Eden Hotel Collection (see also Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett), and is as indulgent to families as to laptop-tapping business folk. Main house bedrooms have lovely original features, but perhaps the best are the new rooms above the spa in the Orchard House. The style varies from traditional to contemporary and many rooms will sleep three or four, with views over the herb garden or countryside. All have ESPA products, a coffee machine and turn-down service. ‘The room was wonderful at every level, perfect,’ writes a reader this year. Food is good too (Relais & Châteaux), with a choice between brasserie classics and ambitious cooking in the atmospheric dining room, where produce from the kitchen garden appears on modern menus. ‘Lunch in the little restaurant was excellent.’ The breakfast cook passes the scrambled eggs test. (Carole Bloch, RG)
Harbury Lane Bishop's Tachbrook Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV33 9QB England
43. 11 in Knight’s Suite, 12 in Orchard House, 2 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant for dinner, Thurs–Sat, Sun lunch; brasserie for lunch Wed–Sun, dinner nightly.
2 lounges, brasserie, restaurant, lift, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor pool), 10-acre garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
in some bedrooms, gardens, not public rooms, charges apply.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single from £124, double £129–£401. À la carte £65, set menus £67.50.
Warwickshire is the perfect UK Staycation destination with lots to see and do, wander over to Oakley Wood to see the beautiful golden autumn colours or discover top sights nearby such as Warwick Castle and Compton Verney. Step back in time and visit Upton House and Gardens, a country retreat dating back to 1930’s or venture over to the many National Trust properties located in Warwickshire including Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House and Farnborough Hall. Mallory Court Hotel and Spa has plenty to offer with cosy lounges to relax in front of the fire with a delicious afternoon tea and a hot drink to warm up. During the autumn months enjoy rural walks with magnificent views across the Warwickshire countryside! Look no further than Mallory Court Hotel and Spa for a fabulous UK break. This Autumn Staycation offer includes: Two nights’ accommodation. Apple Cider Mimosa. Dinner on the first evening from our Tastes of the Season menu. Afternoon tea on the second day. Full English breakfast
We know plans can change so this offer also has flexible cancellation terms. Dining from the indulgent Tastes of The Season menu includes a delicious selection of organically grown produce from the kitchen garden. Dinner will be served in the Manor House Dining Room. Prices from £264.00 per room per night (based on two people sharing a Classic room). Why not book an extra night and receive a complimentary room upgrade! Call 01926 330214 to book.
Offer valid from 01/10/2021 until 30/11/2021. T&C’s apply. Subject to availability. Flexible cancellation terms. Minimum 2 night stay. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
We have stayed in the spacious, atmospheric period bedrooms but perhaps the best are the new rooms above the spa in the Orchard House. This must not be confused with rooms over the Brasserie, what they call the Night's Suite. We stayed in one of these at our last visit last year. It was tiny and has all the allure of a Novotel A bank had taken over the restaurant (they did not tell us) so we had to eat in the brasserie. It has a smart factory canteen ambience with a simple, if well-cooked menu and a view over a tiny garden. The main gardens are a delight, the breakfast is a splendid feast. We might go back, but be careful what room we are given.
- Ian Walsh - September 2021