Travel Blogs from Corsham
... us a room and trying to get us upgraded for our flight to rio. I will miss you all in person but please stay In touch through here and Facebook, whatsap, email, FaceTime, Skype, LinkedIn as we will be checking in when we can. Loads of love Loretta Update: we have arrived safe and sound in rio after a long but fairly comfortable flight (thanks Ben) having a couple of Caprinhas in our hostel before hitting the sack as been awake 22 hours ...
Leaving Party - Greville Smythe Park So thats it we've finished work, our cars are sold and we are all packed up and ready to hit the road to Rio! The only thing left for Loretta & I to do was to celebrate our departure with our family & friends. The weather held out long enough to BBQ the sausages and of course we had to sample a few British drinks before we left. It was Pimms ...
... had produced 4 kittens in the night! What a welcome home! Girls excited and Scarlett has played nurse maid all day. The unpacking was pushed aside as we gathered to watch the tinies and mum. Super cute, super small we're wondering what to call them; Milka? Marco? Nenzing? ...
... amazing backdrop. We travelled on to London where we said goodbye to most of the group. We arranged to meet the rest of the travellers for a drink in the bar of the hotel we were staying at. One drink led to another and we ended up having dinner with Brad and Tammy. We enjoyed a lovely meal and heaps of laughter. Emails have been exchanged and hoping our paths cross ...
... trees and hedges, and clipped box hedges etc On to Westonbirt Arboretum, where enjoyed a tea and scone come rock cake... Lovely in sun...then exploring the gardens...more woods, with less structure than expected...tho beautiful with rhododendrons send azalea walk looking beautiful, then long walk Down Lime Ave with towering lime trees either side, carpet of bluebells etc...a good walk...then to the 2000 year old lime tree....a bit of a fizz, but only remnants of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rudloe Arms Corsham
Great place- v romantic
Excellent Hotel. Enjoyed it although we were only there for 12 hours- Very flexible owners who had dinner bought to us (as we have a baby) when we arrived at the hotel late at 10pm, which was delicious incidentally.
Stayed in a room with an outdoor jacuzzi with views over the wiltshire coutryside- very romantic!
Would definitely reccommend the hotel, romantic, peaceful and easy to get in/out of Bath, as we neede to.
Fantastic Anniversary stay at the Rudloe
We booked the Rudloe Hotel for our annniversary and it far outdid our expectations for a relaxing, romantic break. Sinisa and Sarah are fantastic hosts with absolutely nothing being too much trouble. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and able to relax completely.
Obviously there is always a challenge with a building of this age and if you are looking for the sterile modern hotel chain experience then this is most certainly not for you. The food is excellent, all the staff are friendly and our room (with the exception of a rather hard bed!) was exactly as we hoped with views beyond our expectations.
Sinisa and Sarah have exciting plans to improve the hotel further and we are certainly looking forward to our next visit.
They deserve all the success they will undoubtedly achieve and we would encourage anyone to visit.
Naming Day Ceremony
We held our son's naming day at Rudloe Hall, It's recently been taken over by new management. We loved the building and grounds as soon as we saw it. The inside does look a little in need of a spruce up in a couple of places but we loved the eccentric charm it oozed. The thing that impressed us most was
the staff who couldn't do enough to help us. One of the key reasons we picked the venue was because of the flexibility. There was obviously going to be quite a few children at what was essentially a christening but that didn't phase the hotel at all who set us up with a room to do nappy changes in that had a massive bin in it too! Those of you who are parents will know how much this will have made a difference to the day! There is nothing worse than being stuck on the counter in the ladies, or trying to roll out a mat on the loo floor! The barbeque they suggested for the event was perfect as it made it that little bit less formal which was exactly the feel we were after. We were able to get into the room the day before too which really helped with bringing things and setting up, The team at the hotel stayed in touch all day but at the same time didn't become intrusive. It's a fine balance and they got it perfect. They were really sweet and bought me the first bit of the cake and wrote mum on the plate which was lovely. The building itself is stunning and the pictures we took on the day look lovely. The grounds and gardens were wonderful for the barbeque and there was lots of outdoor furniture which always makes a difference at a barbeque.
We had a wonderful day and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue!
New Management, New life - and an Aston DB3!!!
My wife and I have stayed at the hotel both before and after the new management (and Chef!), and though we liked the place before, Sinisa and Sara have made this place so much more friendly, relaxed and less self-involved!
Sinisa looked after us from the second we arrived, and has successfully removed the pompousness from the place without denying the natural pomp and splendour of this stunning country house.
It should be said that both times we have stayed in the very expensive tower suite - but the open fire and the jacuzzi on the tower roof make it all worth the spend.
The restaurant is small and atmospheric, and the new menu is excellent, using local meats and produce.
Just to add to the feel, there are three classic cars parked out front (PLEASE COVER THE ASTON, it hurts to see it open to the elements) one of which is a bentley repro, but one is a beautiful original Aston Martin DB3 - a car you may never have seen before.
This is probably my favourite hotel in the country - if you are looking for relaxation and luxury, in an old world style, Rudloe is the place for you - especially now it is being refreshed by the owners and new team
A most wonderful place to stay.
My Wife and I have just had the most wonderful stay at this hotel.
I booked the long weekend as a birthday treat for my wife and I must say everything about the Hotel was fantastic and far exceeded my expectations.
The Staff were exceptionally polite and very professional and the food was superb.
This has been the most relaxing weekend that we can ever remember.
We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, we stayed in room 6 and the views were fantastic and it was so lovely to awaken to the sound of the birds singing.
We will definitely be returning in the future.
Stuart & Chris H
What A Brilliant Hotel
We have just returned after a brilliant weekend at the wonderful Rudloe Hall Hotel located near to Bath.
It was like stepping back in time to the Victorian era yet had all the comforts plus a lot more than a modern hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Their attention to detail and service with a smile at all times made the stay even more enjoyable than we could have imagined.
The room we choose had an outstanding view along the Box Valley towards Bath overlooking beautiful kept gardens.
We highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in a hotel with a difference when seeking a romantic weekend away, This was made even more special by the attention each member of staff gives to their guests.
THIS HOTEL REALLY HAS THE WOW FACTOR.
The Rudloe Hall is under new management and the new managers, Sinisa and Sarah, are determined that you will enjoy your stay!! We did, it was a lovely, carefree brithday (Easter) weekend. We stayed 3 nights 1/2 board in the Tower suite and thoroghly enjoyed the room, the service, the food and the grounds and aspect. Rudloe seems to be making EVERY effort to cast off the poor legacy of its previous owners/ managers and is doing so very successfully. As a small, independent hotel, it is perfect in not trying to be all things to all men; with only 12 rooms, you are guaranteed excellent personal service, with nothing being too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend it to people who have stayed in the past and not enjoyed it (try again now!) and those looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway.
Real country house
We stayed here for a long weekend and had a great time. The hotel is as you find it, quirky yes but comfortable, unfussy and with a good warm welcome that is what you need at the end of a long journey. Have stayed in many hotels up and down the country with many different styles but this one has a charm of its own. Not everything is perfect but the new young management are working hard to make the hotel a haven at any time and they are well on their way we think. Do try it and see what you think, we will go back. M & J Sussex
The most romantic weekend break we've had!
This hotel exceeded all our expectations. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing seem to be a problem, we were over three hours late arriving due to traffic but when we contacted the hotel we were told not to worry and that they would even save us dinner if we arrived after the chef had finished. The hotel was easy to find (no getting lost down country lanes!) and had superb views over the surrounding countryside. As for the room, we stayed in room 7 which has a lovely old four poster bed, inviting open fire and excellent views. If any thing we were expecting a smaller room! The food is to die for especially when served in your room in front of the fire.
We can't see how anyone could not fall in love with this lovely little manor house, if your looking for the perfect weekend away look no further especially if you like the personal touch!
Under New Management - Loved It
Forget all the reviews you have just read. ... ..The hotel is now under new management .
I stayed here for 2 nights in the Tower Suite to celebrate my 40th Buirthday. I was apprehensive about booking (but I love Victorian features so I booked) I expected Basil Fawlty style mangement - fortunately it was the opposite, and the new managers couldn't have been more helpful. Yes, agree (and so do the new managers) that the hotel definitely needs a good re-decoration keeping it in style with the building, and once they are settled in, they assured us it would be done (so, if I can afford it, would love to go back again sometime). I could not faul the food - it was excellent and good value for money.
Please - Please if you love Victorian features (and a few vintage cars parked in the driveway!), give this hotel a try.