We stayed at Windy Ridge, at the end of October 2011. The weather was good and that made the experience all the better. Windy Ridge is a wonderful place to stay. Nick who runs it made us feel like we were at home. We had a lovely room looking over both the front and back gardens. Oh and what gardens they are! Beautifully laid out and although late in Autumn, still full of colour. The house boasts its own arboretum which was wonderful in the autumn sunshine There is a large guest lounge complete with wood panelling and stocked with books and magazines and a large TV. Breakfast is served in a large room with its own fountain. There is a large and very eclectic collection of ornaments statues and pictures, which give a very homely and cozy feel the house.
Evening meals wer taken at The Coach and Horses pub, just a 2 minute walk up the road. The food is excellent and the service good. The Menu is very reasonable and they have a nice selection of inexpensive wine.
A place that is a MUST visit is the Falconry Centre at Batsford Park, only about ten minutes away. Burton on the Water is also well worth a visit as is Broadway and of coures Lower Slaughter.
In all we had a wonderful stay, we felt most welcome and Nick and Teresa couldn't do enough for us. We will most definitely return, in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Astonishing! This luxury 5* beautifully and superbly well-crafted family home is set in prize winning gardens where visitors are offered traditional, generously furnished, warm and cozy bedrooms and a pine-paneled drawing room. Outside there's an outdoor summer-heated swimming pool flanked by a folly, tennis court, a snooker/billiard/pool room and a 10 acre arboretum with over 280 species of trees - all for guests enjoyment. It's sumptuous, immaculate and special but still great fun. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Windy Ridge House Hotel Longborough