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... us brekkie and wave us off. Aunty Weezy took us to Gatwick where all went well until the nice security lady unzipped Lenny's bag to find his unauthorised nerf gun. Supervisor...long wait...being stared at by passersby...
So we are about to board!
... gin was cheaper to drink; men and women lost their hair (including eyebrows) due to wearing make-up that was lead-based, so they fashioned mouse skin into eyebrow shapes (and wore wigs) - water in the spas/springs contains 43 minerals and has to be cooled to 33 degrees from 49 degrees (it was hot to touch) - Bath fairly busy traffic-wise as there is no bypass, so all traffic must come through - Jane ...
... usually) every now and then, that the lorry drivers seem to frequent Oxford (Oxfordshire): * first impressions....more imposing buildings and houses than "the other place" and wider streets * saw local buses going to Abingdon (suburb of Oxford) Left Oxford (A4144); travelling through The Midlands; A420, M4 Entered The Cotswolds Some of the villages - Tiddlywinks, ...
... thought hmmmm. I wasn't going to be too irrational so I thought I'd wait a few hours, wait for some of the couch surfing responses to come back and if I didn't get any response by the end of my shift at work then I wouldn't go, and since hostels are too expensive there, couch surfing really would be the only way I would go. Ok well, shift ended and there I was standing outside All Bar One after midnight, no one around but a few drunken stumbles passing by, checking my email ...
Had a nice home cooked breakfast and left the B&B to visit the Mid Devon council offices. They were very helpful and looked up the burial records for the Tiverton cemetery and found that there was a George King buried there in 1862 which is around the right time frame. They gave us the details of the burial plot location and the names of two additional people buried in the same plot a few years later. They are probably not related and this is not unusual as if you could ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLucknam Park Colerne
Enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal, matched by equally wonderful service and surroundings. - well worth visiting.
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I enjoyed my stay here so much. It was a pip!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lucknam Park Colerne
A group of us stayed at Lucknam Park for a friend's hen weekend (we wanted pampering and lovely surroundings by day and an easy route into Bath for the evening). From the moment I arrived and the door was held for me and my bags taken, the service was impeccable. We were each individually escorted to our rooms, which were all lovely and individually decorated. The pool and spa facilities are excellent and we paid for the hen to have a massage, which she reported was wonderful. The hotel is in a huge country estate with a mile long driveway, lovely setting for a morning walk.
We were all left belgian chocolates and fruit in our rooms as well as still and sparkling water, and the hen was left a demi bottle of champagne to celebrate her impending marriage. There was an evening turndown service, which was very welcome when we returned from our night out in Bath (which is a great city for a night out - lovely restaurants and some great bars, and we really enjoyed the private members nightclub, the Blue Rooms that we went to) and breakfast in the morning was delicious, with an excellent spread of continental breakfast foods and a variety of hot food made to order (including the obligatory full English, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, pancakes with bacon and maple syrup...).
All in all excellent service, very polite and helpful staff and a beautiful place to stay.
Excellent birthday weekend
Celebrated my 40th at Lucknam after reading the reviews. Wanted luxury without stuffiness. The staff were excellent and the hotel superb.Quality of room very good and Spa facilities good. Food excellent.
Quite pricey but found a good deal on laterooms.Definitely recommended for a romantic getaway.Very welcoming and magnificent mansion house decor-chandeliers open fireplaces,wood panelling and all looking very clean and pristine.
Older clientelle and bar was in the library where you are served with drinks in armchairs in front of log fire.
Minor drawback on day 1 jacuzzi cool and day 2 steam room not working however did not detract from a great weekend.
We staryed at Lucknam Park hotel for my birthday and had a fantastic time.
You are greeted on arrival and shown around the hotel and then escored to your room, by this time our bags and coasts were already taken up.
We were upgraded to the Tower room, which was big and beautiful, with stunning views over the countryside.
The staff are extremely well trained and are genuinly interested in their guests - nothing was too much trouble and they all seemed to know our names.
You can hire mountain bikes or use the pool and spa facilities as we did.
Dinner was fantastic as was our full English breakfast.
My only small improvement would be to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
Seriously Amazing Experience 100% service
Personally greeted after a horriffic journey where the staff talked us in on the telephone!
Upon arrival met with a smile and welcome outside of the door in the pouring rain! Car was parked bags brought in and taken to the room dinner reservation checked and then greeted by the general manager!
There was a big party in house but they in no way detracted from providing us with the same phenomenal experience.
Food, wine, service, staff, courtesy and room - OUTSTANDING! If you have not been GO! GO! GO!
Make sure you have the cheese course amazing selection - cheese with a truffle through it. What a magnificent experience.
The horse riding was a magnificent worthwhile extra.
The most well hosted Hotel I have ever experienced.
A touch of class
When booking from a brochure sometimes a hotel can be disapointing, but with Lucknam Park you'll be far from that.
From the moment we passed through the gates and up the tree lined drive we knew this was somewhere a bit special.
It has the feeling that your a guest in a private country house
much like the Chewton Glen in Hampshire another Relais and Chateaux hotel.
On arrival my boyfriend and I were upgraded to the perriwinkle room which had views over the courtyard, we had peek in some of the other rooms too which all looked to be of the same high standard!
The restaurant and service is fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. You must try the puddings!
Even though we had only stayed for one night it felt like a real get away. Would love to go back someday soon and thats coming from someone who is a very fussy customer!
Stayed for the weekend, had a great time even though the hot water went off for 1 hour due to burst pipe the staff all did everything possible to help and make the stay superb. The food is as good if not better than most michelin star establishments in central London. We will be going back but next time it will be for longer.
We were a family party of 14 aged from 10 weeks to 84!. We had 5 rooms in the courtyard, all well furnished with all you would expect from the Relais & Chateau chain. We had exclusive use of the Boardroom and Conference room for pre dinner drinks, Breakfast and Dinner which worked really well with tottlers able to roam around freely. The food was excellent, clearly the chef and manager who have come from London are after a Michelin star. The staff were superb, friendly, helping with the children and making sure our stay went well.
The facilities are excellent the libruary and lounge having recently had a £1M renovation, lovely pool and Jacuzi with a full sized snooker table. The grounds of around 500 acres have the feel of an english country home
We have had four trips as a family like this. This was the best venue we have had so far
Great Weekend Break
Fantastic food, wine, activities and service levels. Cannot recommend it highly enough
My husband and I stayed here in early september, and the entire estate reminded us of a very fine British movie. The rooms were large-no two alike. The grounds breathtaking, the food was fantastic and the service likewise. We plan to return many times!!
Top class luxury hotel!
Very nice hotel (4 red AA stars). Room great, swimming pool & spa absolutely brilliant (and so often they turn outt to disappoint - not this one). You have to search hard for a good deal, but worth the effort!