Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Stow-on-the-Wold
After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... C.S. Lewis and seeing places and events that were written into the Narnia books. A supper of wine, cheese and crackers as the sun went down capped off a "brilliant" day. (A very British word). Helpful fact for all you Thames cruisers- you are only allowed to moor at a spot for 24 hrs, who knew! We found a scrap of paper attached to the side window informing us of that fact and warning of a £100 fine for non-compliance. (To be continued ...
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) The week on the river started with all of us not having very good nights sleep. The pallets on the berths had 1/4" foam on top and there was no heat on board. We were all blearily eyed over our morning porridge. Then we pointed Elegance up river for Oxford. Multiple locks encountered led to some interesting experiences, including the boat ...
... around, then to Tetbury (no sign of Charles or Camilla the horse). We attempted to get some chips at the local pub 'the snotty fox' but clearly that wasn't the done thing in royal territory, so we left and headed back to Stow on the Wold. Doesn't matter where you look in the Cotswold it is so nice. We had our first bit of rain while we were out and about, today. Didn't cause any issue though and didn't last ...
... living in the area. There's plenty of farm standard Land Rover 4WDs in town along and an ever so slightly snooty air about it.
We stopped at Bourton-on-the-Water next. Bourton has a beautiful clear river running right through the middle of it. There's manicured lawn areas along the banks of the river and old bridges that cross it. Very typical Cotswold shops and eateries line both sides of the river. The sun was out so we saw Bourton in it's best ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa Stow-on-the-Wold
We visited this lovely establishment on 13th August for a evening meal. The house itself is stunning with large rooms, vast sweeping staircase, and wonderful ambience.
We very much enjoyed our meal and found all the staff to be extremely courteous. The menu is varied and our options of oysters, crab & salmon starters with beef and duck to follow - all excellent. The desserts were also mouthwatering and an excellent selection of cheeses offered also.
We will definately visit this hotel again and this time will make use of their luxurious accommodation.
Not good - not clean, very run down in parts, needs money spent on all areas, new owners I think so may improve over time (but in the meantime!)
My Husband and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Wyck Hill House. The house and grounds are stunning, the staff pleasant and helpful and the food delicious. Wyck Hill House is ideal for touring the Cotswolds. Our room which was in the main building and overlooked fields as far as the eye could see was spacious and clean, though we felt some of the furniture was looking rather tired and could do with some updating. The bathroom was very nice indeed and the bed was large enough to play hide and seek in! It was lovely to lie in bed in the morning watching the sun rise through the big windows. The restaurant was fantastic and served up some great food (though at £100 for three courses with wine, you expect it to be). The only thing which spoiled our stay at this hotel was the noise on the Saturday night. We were unable to get to sleep till after 3am due to a group of people "celebrating" in the bar. Unfortunately, it seems that noise travels extremely well in such an old building. Feeling tired and frustrated at 1am, I telephoned reception to alert them to this problem though it did not make any difference - hence we did not get to sleep till this group of people had retired for the evening. Fortunately the Sunday evening was lovely and peaceful and all slept soundly. We would stay at Wyck Hill House again, though would definitely pack some ear plugs just in case and would advise potential guests to do the same. We have stayed in many hotels and Wyck Hill House has been one of the best - try it!!!
I found this hotel on Last Minute. We enjoyed a tour of the Cotswolds, then spent one night at Wyck Hill House. The hotel is an old English country manor. The hotel was delightful. Very luxurious with huge rooms and large bathrooms. Our view of the countryside from our room was wonderful. The meals were excellent, but dinner was overpriced. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
My fiance and I took two short trips to the Wyck Hill House from London. Rented a car both times, and driving around the Cotswolds and walking through the small towns is simply fantastic in every way. Wyck Hill is beautiful, the rooms are huge and lovely, the grounds are superb and the food is lovely. Breakfast is a real treat. Even though it is early, we would suggest waking up at the last possible minute, going to breakfast and then getting back into bed to relax.
Set in a green valley, very peaceful, our room was in the carriage house, not the main building, large, comfortable, vast bathroom. We spent 2 nights there and wallowed in the peace, quiet and luxury.
This hotel is fantastic! Situated conveniently in the middle of the Cotswolds with good access to all the attractions and walks.
Everything from the welcoming arrival to our check out was first rate.
Our room was light and beautiful, and even though we had our dog with us, the service we received was excellent.
The restaurant was also amazing - with it's two AA rosettes well deserved.
If you are looking for a weekend away, you could do a lot worse!
Stunning, friendly and luxurious
What a fantastic hotel!! The service we received was wonderful, we stayed in a junior suite which was everything you would expect and more!! The food was divine, we didn't want to leave.
My husband treated us to a stay at wyck hill as our planned trip to Venice was cancelled last minute. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Although only a standard room was available it was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Our meal was one of the nicest we've had in a long time. Well done Wyck Hill for getting it right, it wasn't Venice but it was the next best thing.