Along the streets of leafy Lambridge, among Georgian villas and town houses, this B&B fits right in with its elegant surroundings. The three suites within the 1788 villa, while themselves the height of elegance, are a divergence of luxuriously personalised style and story. With flamboyant colour palettes and whimsical wallpaper, the Georgian and Roman suites honour their respective eras – the Roman suite across an entire floor. The slightly smaller Chinese Suite celebrates chinoiserie, and the lovely Anglo-Italian owners literally cater to guests’ needs in all three. Mary and Giovanni accept any and all requests for breakfast, which is served on fine bone china, silver and linen, to be enjoyed in the comfort of the suite. A 15-minute walk down London Road (the ancient Roman Via Julia), or a stroll down the picturesque canal towpath, leads into town. This treat-filled experience raises the B&B bar with an effortless standard of comfort and character.
Doubles from £160
+44(0)1225 310860; grovelodgebath.co.uk
Stow on the Wold market town, Broadway or Blenheim Palace. Alternatively,take a walk around Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately-owned Hamlet where you can enjoy the beautiful and peaceful 2,000 acre estate including woods, fields and the sounds of geese, sheep and cows.
At Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Spa where you can take advantage of the fruit, vegetables and herbs picked fresh each morning from their market garden. Or try Daylesford’s own ‘The Wild Rabbit’ and the award winning ‘Kingham Plough’.
A ticket to Cornbury Music Festival; a very English open-air party tailor made for the whole family or why not try the multi award winning Wilderness Festival known for its live music, theatre, arts and the outdoors. Make sure to also pay a visit to Alex James’ Big Festival and Cheltenham Races.
CLAIM TO FAME
Many musicians stay at Grove Lodge. Mahan Esfahani, one of the world’s most famous harpsichord players, visits so often he’s become friends with the owners.
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