Nestled amongst peaceful woodlands and overlooking the Limpley Stoke valley, Combe Grove makes a perfect retreat to step out of hectic daily life and into calm. Only a short journey from the centre of Bath, you can make the most of the hotel’s tranquil surrounds, rejuvenate your body and restore your mind, whilst still enjoying the city’s rich history and feel-good vibe. What will be first on your to-do list?
1. Take in the Views
Enjoyed from the hotel's bedrooms, as well as the restaurant, bar, lounge and billiard room, the views across the Limpley Stoke valley are truly mesmerising; an intriguing layering of hedgerows, hills and woodland. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Westbury White Horse, but even on mistier mornings the grounds are something special, as they transform into a cosily quiet and romantic haven.
2. Benefit from a Restoring Night’s Sleep
With big, comfy beds, elegant décor, and peace and quiet on tap, Combe Grove’s rooms make it easy to wind down and relax. Benefit from a restoring night’s sleep in a Manor House or Garden room, only a hop, skip and a jump from the hotel’s wellness facilities, restaurant and bar.
3. Soak up Some ‘Me’ Time
Benefiting from the same panoramic views as the bedrooms, the indoor pool complex makes a superb spot for some relaxation and reflection. Enjoy a few lengths of the pool, allow your mind to float away on one of their hydrospa beds, then warm and cleanse your soul in their steam room. The hotel's affordable and indulgent selection of treatments makes it effortlessly easy to relax in a pamper session or two.
4. Energise your Mind and Body
Adjacent to the pool, Combe Grove’s fitness suite and studio offers low and high impact workout options open to both club members and hotel residents. Expel some excess energy and get that amazing feeling of accomplishment in a high-intensity interval training session (in and amongst the grounds, if the weather is nice!), or rebalance and energise in a yoga class.
5. Indulge in Flavour
Benefiting from local produce in abundance, Combe Grove has a deliciously seasonal and fresh foodie offering – the perfect recipe for feeling satisfied and nourished. With menus serving up breakfast, lunch, cream tea, snacks and dinner across their restaurant and House Bar, your cravings will be satisfied at any time of day; and with a Wine List to die for and divine cocktails aplenty, it won’t just be the fantastic food that makes you feel good at Combe Grove but the tipple too.
6. Take Inspiration from the Arts
The hotel's eclectic and colourful collection of fine art paintings and sculpture will uplift and inspire your soul. Spend a quiet afternoon perusing the Manor House's corridors, or reclining in the bold and lavishly-finished lounge, taking in the masterpieces around you with a cup of loose-leaf tea.
By Alice Bishop