Our girl Hannah Tan-Gillies and intrepid doggy rePAWter TeamCocopup Charlie went for a blissful solo getaway to Burleigh Court, a Cotswolds Hideaway that’s anything but ordinary.
Burleigh Court is a chic four-star boutique manor hotel, housed in a Grade II listed manor, that is surrounded by captivating Cotswolds countryside in Stroud. The hotel, which has one of the most beautiful views of Stroud’s Golden Valley, foregoes the sometimes stuffy environs of other manor house hotels and instead opts for a vibe that is elegant, warm and inviting. Imagine staying in one of the lush country manors ala Bridgerton – minus all the pomp and circumstance.
Burleigh Court invites guests to go slow and escape the busyness of their everyday lives and get lost amidst beautiful Cotswolds countryside walks, in-room spa treatments and of course delicious food. There are plenty of cosy corners to enjoy a book, read or work – with the outdoor garden being the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a glass of Rosé.
The best thing about Burleigh Court? It is that it is fabulously dog friendly. TeamCocopup Charlie was welcomed in most of the public spaces, with a dedicated area for doggy diners in the restaurant too. He absolutely loved exploring Burleigh Court’s expansive grounds and going on leisurely walks in the surrounding countryside.
Burleigh Court has 18, individually designed rooms with pet-friendly accommodation available in an adjacent coach house. Our room was incredibly spacious tastefully designed and ideally located in front of the grounds – perfect for late night doggy business. There was a dog bed, dog bowls and some treats too – which Charlie more than appreciated. The room décor was a love letter to Cotswolds charm and featured plenty of well-loved knick knacks, rich tapestries and even a delightful wall mural.
The food at Burleigh Court is definitely worth shouting about. The hotel has an award-winning two-rosette restaurant which maximises the flavours of locally sourced pr ingredients from the Gloucestershire countryside and the hotels’ own vegetable garden. Led by renowned British Chef Shaun Jones, every dish will make your taste buds tingle. Even more so when accompanied by one of the many vintages in the hotel’s impressive collection.
There is patio fireside dining, afternoon tea and a delectable dinner menu We loved the white asparagus and wild garlic dish and the trio of spring lamb which combined tender sous vide lamb and spiced lamb belly and served with punchy sagaloo potatoes and bunched carrots. Perfectly cooked and still memorable to this day.
After a whirlwind few months on the go, travelling to all corners of the world, this writer certainly needed that soul-enriching, life-affirming solo stay at Burleigh Court Cotswolds. From the warm hospitality of the staff, delicious food and beautiful Cotswolds countryside – there’s no better way to recharge than in this magical Cotswolds hideaway. When life once again gets away from us, we shall certainly be back.