Located in the heart of rural Staffordshire; The Tawny Hotel which opened in July 2021 has already earned itself the reputation as one of the hottest new hotels in the UK.
Set in over 70 acres, the hotel prides itself on being the first 'deconstructed' hotel in the UK, essentially merging all of the best bits of a hotel and rolling it into one fabulous destination. With five lakes, a recent spa partnership with Gaia Spa (located in the hotel's thatched cottage) and luxurious accommodation from Hillside Treehouses to Cedar-clad Retreat Cabins - there's something for everyone at The Tawny.
We spent two nights in The Tawny's newest and most luxurious accommodation offering; The Retreat suites. Eight new Cedar-clad cabins launched in August this year, inside you'll find a sunken bath tub, a super-king size bed, windows framing the breath-taking views and out on the terrace, an outdoor spa bath for wildlife watching and star gazing!
The decor in the Retreat suites was stunning, from wooden clad headboards, to subtle nature prints - it was the perfect way to capture the very essence of the property and really bring the outside in.
Pop on your wellies (the hotel has some if you forget to pack yours!), and explore the picturesque grounds of The Tawny - set in 70 acres it will set you back a few hours to explore by foot, the hotel also offers bikes if you'd prefer.
We were assured that most guests head to The Tawny to simply 'do nothing' (that was exactly our plan too!), but if you're keen to explore then take a dip in the hotels heated outdoor pool, a guided yoga glass or pre order a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.
Oh, and keep an eye out for the hidden ping pong table for a quick game!
We dined at The Plumicorn resturant during our stay and enjoyed the most equisite meal, the menu is ever-changing based on the Chef's passion for seasonal produce, I enjoyed the Duck and Ben ordered the Lobster - delicious!
We found ourselves back at The Plumicorn for breakfast before we hit the road onto the next leg of our road trip; so it was a latte and Pancakes with natural yoghurt and fresh berries to start the day right!
One-night stay at The Tawny starts from £230 in the Wildwood Huts, £360 in the Lookout, £400 in the Boathouses, £420 in the Treehouses and £560 in a Retreat, based on two sharing and inclusive of bed and breakfast.
Hayley Rubery is our Interiors Editor who loves to marry her love of interiors with her passion for travel. Whether you want to recreate a luxury hotel vibe in your home or you have a passion for solo female travel, then Hayley is the girl for the job.