Brocco on the Park – Sheffield
Brocco on the Park is a shining example of how imaginative yet practical design can lift a place far above the ordinary. A perfect marriage of pared-down Scandi chic and classic British comfort, the birds theme throughout is executed with the lightest of touches. The mantra for the hotel is ‘sleep well, eat well, live well’ and in the eight pretty, carefully crafted rooms – names include Nightjar’s Nest and Pigeon’s Loft – with wooden floors, sumptuous, tactile furnishings and Bramley products, that’s just what you do. The best is the penthouse suite Dovecote, which comes with a freestanding copper bath and a Juliet balcony. The ground floor, with an honesty bar for guests, is given over to the stylish indoor-outdoor ‘neighbourhood kitchen’ for relaxed all-day dining (‘seasonal, a little bit Scandanavian and unmistakably Sheffield’) with smorgasbord lunches, Jazzy Sundays with live music and Nordic-style tapas, and plenty of choice. And don’t miss hygge hour, with a complimentary glass of fizz available in the lounge for all guests at 5.30pm. Now that’s relaxation.
Doubles from £125
+44 (0)1142 661233; brocco.co.uk