Dormy House…more like Dreamy House.
This luxury spa hotel, nestled deep in the Cotswolds is an absolute dream of a hotel.
My mother recently turned 70 so I thought perhaps a cheeky visit to Dormy House, a luxury spa hotel was in order.
Although we spend time together a few days a month there are always children in tow or my husband and I are heading out the door to take advantage of her being there to babysit. It was sooo lovely to spend quality time talking and reminiscing about old times and family history.
The last hour of the journey was visually stunning, awash with autumnal colours – we kept interrupting our conversations to say things like …ooooh look at that…isn’t that lovely – proper old people stuff!
Paddy, our chilled out labrador, slept the whole way. One of the reasons I chose Dormy House was because they are a hotel that allows dogs. They provided a dog bed, some bowls and some doggy treats (on the house)
When we arrived we thought we’d stretch Paddy’s legs so we asked the lovely Amy at reception where would be good for a walk and she gave us a map and told us that their estate was pretty big and we could take a wander down to the fish restaurant..called, wait for it…The Fish Hotel.
The place was so damn nice! So cosy and lots of comfy sofas and chairs and fairy lights and plants and pictures and fires..I mean honestly, so so good.
I took a ridiculous amount of photos because everywhere I looked was just so amazing.
If you’ve managed to get this far down into the post, thank you, I appreciate it.
We had drinks and lunch in the hotel after our walk and we shared a gooey baked camembert with sausage, potatoes and pickles etc. It was divine!.
After that we had pudding in the main lounge area as we’d left Paddy in the car after our walk and I couldn’t bare to look at his sad face any longer. Poor thing wasn’t allowed in the dining room and we hadn’t officially checked in so he had to wait it out on the back seat of the Golf!
We finally got our bags and found our room, one of the “Comfy Rooms” in the courtyard. The bed was sooooo comfortable, even my mother – a very fussy sleeper, had a full nights sleep on hers.
Breakfast the next day was awesome, I had whatever I could lay my hands on, which was banana bread followed by pastry, followed by eggs, juice and tea (well.. I had to get my monies worth!)
Another walk with Paddy and we were just about done and ready to head back. We ventured into The Fish and had a light lunch (still full from mammoth breakfast) and relaxed by the fire for a couple of hours.
We took a quick detour through Broadway which is, quite frankly, the most quaint village I have ever seen! Think chocolate box. There looked to be lots of pubs and restaurants which for such a small village speaks volumes about the amount of tourists and the wealth of the place.
I cannot recommend Dormy House highly enough..it was a glorious stay, the staff were friendly and accommodating (even though we got our muddy wellies on the coir matting carpet) and the atmosphere, food and drink were fabulous.
If you get the chance you should definitely take a visit.