Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
This beautiful 43-bedroom hotel and spa is ideally situated, just 18 miles east of Bath on the A4 between Calne and Chippenham, yet hidden in 2000 acres of rolling 'Capability' Brown parkland, considered to be one of Wiltshire's hidden treasures.
The hotel, adjacent to the exiting Golf and Country Club, and set back from the 18-hole championship golf course, offers six luxury suites, including two four-posters.
The Shelburne Bar and Restaurant provides an extensive range of cocktails, wines and culinary delights in a setting guaranteed to impress. Tea is also served in either the morning room or library in front of wood burning fires.
Each of the rooms have been personally designed by the Marchioness of Lansdowne, to the highest standards, in an English country house style with a contemporary twist and with modern details. Lansdowne family portraits and cartoons are exhibited in the public rooms, and all bedrooms incorporate en-suite bathrooms.
The spa, with its own separate entrance, boasts an infinity swimming pool, gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room and aromatherapy showers. A range of beauty and health treatments are available to all, including day spa guests.
For those wanting a light lunch, delicious and healthy food is available in the spa bar, or, on sunny days, outside in the spa courtyard.
Alternatively, the Clubhouse Brasserie offers an exciting menu for all day dining and the Shelburne Restaurant serves a delicious and mouthwatering a la carte menu for the evenings.
For over 250 years The Bowood Estate has been in the Lansdowne family; and since 1975 from April to November, the House and Gardens have been open to the public. Concealed within 100 acres of pleasure grounds is one of the country's most exciting adventure playgrounds; some of the tallest trees in England; and in the house, among many fascinating antiquities and stunning artworks, is the laboratory, where Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas in 1774.
During the flowering season, usually late April to early June, a separate woodland garden is open to visitors, known as the Rhododendron Gardens. Encompassing 60 acres of exceptional flora and fauna, this cultural Eden dates back to 1854 and contains species of Rhododenron that, until their discovery in 2007, had been considered extinct. All these attractions are very much part of what is on offer to hotel guests.
Bowood is a fabulous destination resort in the southwest of England, offering exclusive conferencing facilities and corporate days as well as wedding celebrations, weekend breaks and rural escapes steeped in fascinating history and surrounded by breathtaking views.