Bishopstrow promises some whimsy in Wiltshire…

The somewhat eccentric joys of Wiltshire-based country house hotel Bishopstrow have a new, shiny look following a major rebrand. Expect rolling views, and roll-top baths…

Nestled within 30 acres of countryside, Bishopstrow has 34 individually-styled rooms that blend the building’s Georgian elegance with the 21st century’s brighter paint selections. Rooms vary from the regular (but no so standard) hotel room, to family rooms and suites.

Elsewhere, executive chef Philip Lewis is working with gardener Darren Stephens to push their commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, celebrating local produce – much of it grown on site – and Wiltshire’s culinary heritage. Wines, you’ll be happy to know, come from a little further afield although water comes from the property’s own borehole.

“To cook is to create,” says Philip. “And to create with ingredients that are fresh, sustainable and lovingly grown on our own land – well, that’s a special kind of magic.”

 As well as the gardens / kitchen garden, the 30 acres of grounds also offers tranquil spots along the River Wylye and historic buildings including a Doric Temple. And for those seeking a little more than tree bathing and communing with nature, there’s an Elemis spa, a sauna and steam room, indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tubs.  So that’s nice.

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