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“Windy Ridge House: Superb!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Windy Ridge House
Ranked #1 of 2 Longborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Windy Ridge House: Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Our stay at Windy Ridge was more than we could have hoped for: Beautiful estate and gardens, lovely rooms, delicious food and our host, Nick went far above and beyond to see that we had a marvelous visit. He even saved us when we were lost en route. His warmth, humor, & attention to detail were only surpassed by the sweet manor canine, Taxi, who stole our hearts, but would have settled for a leftover sausage from the bountiful breakfast.

Do take Nick’s recommendation for dinner at the Horse and Groom in Upper Oddington. He not only took care of reservations & directions, but we had the best table right by the fireplace and were treated like royalty. It was another highlight of our time in the Cotswolds.
If you are in the region, look no further than the superb hospitality of Windy Ridge!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

What a lovely place! We had a most enjoyable and relaxing time at Windy Ridge, being made to feel at home from the moment we were greeted by Nick on arrival for the first of our four nights. An ideal location, interesting, comfortable and welcoming, with walks direct from the door in the best March weather imaginable. The superb breakfasts were made all the more enjoyable by our repartee with Teresa, who was determined not to let us go away hungry. No chance of that!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

If Alex Polizzi of 'The Hotel Inspector' fame wishes to have a reference site to which she can take her improving hoteliers, look no further than Windy Ridge House.

A superlative 5*+ stay. If there were 6 stars to offer, I would award them.

Our relaxed and charming host, Nick, greeted us and gave us a tour of the facilities. If you like boxer dogs, you will soon make a friend. [If not, (our host had checked with us first) their dog will obediently 'go to her basket' in her part of the house.]

There were tea and coffee-making facilities in our room yet, as we also had access to our own Residents' Lounge downstairs, a mini kitchen was available on the ground floor for guests to chill their white wine or make an evening drink and just take it straight through to the lounge. Thoughtful!

The 'Country House Weekend experience' continued in the lounge where we found 2 huge roll topped sofas in front of a lovely fire. A range of board games, books, TV, DVD's and WiFi were also available. Providing an honesty box for drinks where any profit goes to the local Sue Ryder Charity was an excellent idea. The range of drinks was impressive too! We just relaxed by the fire before going to one of the many recommended local pubs for a superb supper (do book ahead).

The usual acid test of a great B&B is the breakfast. The Windy Ridge breakfast was superb. A nice touch was the fresh strawberries in a presentation dish which were carefully arranged to look extra appetising. I needn't list all the possible combinations on offer at breakfast but couldn't think of anything I might like which wasn't already on the menu!

We were there for a last minute birthday celebration on our own on a windy January Saturday night so had the West Wing to ourselves which was lovely. Our bedroom had a double aspect so we overlooked the front and back of the house. The bed was very comfortable. The room also had one of the largest dressing tables I've ever seen too! The ensuite bathroom contained a generous traditional bath and the water was hot.

Bearing in mind that the family designed and built this house and the internal stone masonry and individually decorated rooms were built by the efforts of the 'family firm' using traditional Cotswold Craftsmen, we felt privileged to share in this family's home. Do read the history of the House and the creation of the Arboretum by Nick's father and article from Country Life from the 1970's which is provided in the bedrooms.

We shall be back in better weather to sample the delights of the outdoor swimming pool and, no doubt, another generous breakfast! Thanks, Nick!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

We had a really lovely weekend at Windy Ridge and were made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We had 2 nights at this wonderful property in December. The weather was grotty but the welcome and facilities were first class. We were recommended 2 restaurans to dine at and both were just what we were looking for.
Thank you Neil for your hospitality!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

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.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

This is a lovely B&B. Great spot and hospitality with the owner's personal touch and warmth making it really special.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Windy Ridge House
Address: Windy Ridge The Crook | Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Moreton-in-Marsh > Longborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Longborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Windy Ridge House Hotel Longborough

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