Good Hotel Guide Review
Fun time, mucking-in time and adult ‘me time’ are all part of the deal at this rambling Jacobean manor turned child-friendly and dog-friendly hotel, with extensive grounds. It was the first venture for Nigel Chapman’s popular Luxury Family Hotels (see also Fowey Hall, Fowey, and Moonfleet Manor, Fleet), and while the business has been sold, we are promised that it will be pleasure as usual. The house is ‘beautiful but quirkily unstuffy’, with unusual touches: a fairground carousel bear here, a sphinx there. Lounges have blazing fires, baggy sofas – and toy boxes. Family and interconnecting bedrooms, baby video monitoring, babysitting, an Ofsted crèche, games room, swimming pools and a spa make for complete relaxation. The children won’t be bored, with nature trails, fruit to pick, eggs to collect and even soap-making and pond-dipping. They can enjoy high tea or family meals in the orangery, with candlelit fine dining using a wealth of home-grown produce for adults. A trusted reader this year enjoyed a birthday celebration: ‘The staff were fantastic, helpful at every stage; the food was delicious.’ (Fiona Miller)
25. 11 in annexes, 2 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, 2 restaurants, cinema, 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), crèche, spa, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, civil wedding licence, 14-acre grounds, wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, public rooms, not restaurants.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B double £179–£319, family £219–£469. Fixed-price dinner £37.50, à la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.
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Seasonal Midweek Special Offer
Treat yourself this season to a midweek dinner-inclusive two to four night break, from £394. Enjoy the hotel and gardens at their best, relax in the spa, take a trip into beautiful Bath or, for the more adventurous, go on a kayak, paddleboarding or climbing trip! Woolley Grange combines the best of town and country. A 15-minute drive or train ride from beautiful Bath and on the southern edge of the glorious Cotswolds, the setting couldn’t be more perfect. This autumn the hotel is bringing new meaning to a countryside adventure holiday, with the introduction of some fabulous new guided activities, which are guaranteed to get guests – both big and small – enjoying the best that the hotel, the dramatic local countryside and Bath has to offer. From kayaking to paddle boarding, climbing to codebreaking there’s now more fun to be had on a Woolley break! See document below for the options available. The two, three and four-night breaks include dinner and breakfast for each nights stay for two adults. RATES FROM £394 FOR A TWO-NIGHT STAY. RATES FROM £591 FOR A THREE-NIGHT STAY. RATES FROM £788 FOR A FOUR-NIGHT STAY. Terms and Conditions: Children stay for free but are charged for meals as taken, supplements apply to larger room categories. This offer is subject to availability and for new reservations only, excludes school holidays. A 30% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. From rate based on a midweek stay in November 2021 for 2 adults and 1 child. Dinner inclusion to the value of £28 per person, per evening. In the case of one adult travelling with two children, the package price will include breakfast and dinner for both children (from the children’s menu). 90 minutes per day complimentary access to the creche is included. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.