Dormy House Spa, Broadway, Cotswolds, England
Location: Willersey Hill, Broadway WR12 7LF, England
Grounds: This hotel is located on a lane near the top of the Cotswold escarpment and above the village of Broadway, offering views of the Vale of Eversham. Dormy House is part of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, where there are tons of walking trails (long and short) with lots of woodland to explore.
Transport: Moreton-in-Marsh station is a 12-minute taxi ride south.
Nearby: At Dormy House you are close to the Regency terraces of Cheltenham, the theatre of Stratford-upon-Avon (25 minutes’ drive), Broadway Golf Club (one mile away) and also some of the most beautiful gardens and villages of the Cotswolds.
Style & character: Log fires, open brickwork, flagstone floors and exposed beams. Contemporary design meets Cotswold chic. The design of this property feels like a stylish home. The owners have Nordic origins and hotel furnishings are Scandi-chic. There is an emphasis on clean lines and quiet colours. At the heart of the hotel is a 17th-century farmhouse with a big stone fireplace and flagstone floors.
Service & facilities: Impressive, friendly and efficient service.
Hotel details: The hotel has recently had a multi-million pound refurbishment. This hotel has 40 bedrooms all individual, airy, comfortable, with all the mod cons and decorated to a high standard, many still with original features. All rooms have both contemporary and traditional furnishings.
Some of the rooms in the house feature exposed stone walls and beams. The entry-level rooms have enough space for a table and chair. Rose Cottage, of one of the 20 rooms in adjacent wings if perfect for couples with it’s own hot tub. The Courtyard suites have Scandinavian design.
All rooms offer king-sized beds, Nespresso machines, iPod docks, tablets where you can order room service and learn about the local area, and bathrooms with Temple Spa products.
- Fitness centre
- Golf course
- Room service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free breakfast
- Free parking
- Room service
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Quad biking
- Broadway Golf Course (sessions can be arranged by hotel)
- Pets allowed
- Bicycle rental
- Non smoking rooms
Family-friendly? Yes, the hotel welcomes families. There are cots and foldout beds, high chairs in the restaurant and a special ‘Dormy Club Grub’ menu for children. There are also kids’ hours at the House Spa pool 9.00 to 10.30am and 4.00 to 5.30pm.
Pet-friendly? Pets allowed.
Food & drink: Dining here is heaven since Dormy House is at the centre of the Cotswolds gastronomic map, with two incredible dining experiences. The Garden Room Restaurant offers afternoon tea and evening dining (fine dining without all the fuss). It is known for it’s tasting menu, featuring chef Ryan Swift’s signature Tamworth pig with sage and onion ice cream.
The Potting Shed Restaurant offers brasserie classics like steaks and risottos, perfect for local grub and a down-to-earth dining experience around a large welcoming bar. The Greenhouse Cafe, located in the spa, offers light salads and lunches and the opportunity for a glass of champagne.
Breakfast includes a buffet where you can expect fresh fruit, muesli, cereal, cold meats, cheese and pastries. You can also get cooked options at breakfast like eggs Florentine, waffles and porridge.
About the spa: This Dormy House spa was created by the award winning London Spa designers Sparcstudio and Howard Spa Consulting. Spa facilities are gorgeous with a lavender sauna, salt-infusion steam room, hot tub, solarium and a 16 meter infinity pool on the ground floor that is candlelit on all sides. There is also a glass pavilion upstairs where you can gaze out into the scenic landscape, a state of the art gym and Champagne Nail Parlour.
Signs in the spa tell you to to, “Switch off your mobile phone and come to our senses.” Treatments at the spa are from the brand Natura Bisse, Temple Spa and Pure Massage, with over 50 treatments to choose from.
Prices: Double or twin rooms for two persons per night including VAT, dinner and full English breakfast from £230. Dinner B&B from £270 including VAT.
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