In August we took a group of four hard working Alpha Mama's to the beautiful Foxhill Manor for the ultimate 24hr retreat in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. On arrival we were met by the hugely friendly and accommodating Foxhill staff who had lined up a beautiful spread of tea and drinks with scones and freshly made jam.
Our guests Alex Stedman
, Anneli Bush
, Ashley Wilson
and Harriet Stewart
were then all treated to a personal appointment with London's top reflexologist Maria Pecoff
. Baths were then run, dressing gowns and slippers were swiftly put on as everyone relaxed into the Foxhill spirit. Epitomising the home-from-home atmosphere, the kitchen was a central hub for guests who are welcome at any time of the day to chat through the local and seasonal ingredients on offer and any particular foodie desires with head chef, Richard Thorpe. We were also invited to dine wherever we wished, from breakfast in bed or lunch in the lounge to tea on the terrace or bubbles in the bath.
The amazing staff and chefs put on the most delicious barbecue for us (accommodating all dietary requirements) and our gorgeous guests joined us all dressed in PAMPELONE for a lovely summer evening!
Foxhill Manor is an intimate eight-key manor hotel on the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds, which sits alongside sister properties, Dormy House and The Fish. Originally a private house, it retains the heartfelt personal service and easy-going atmosphere of a home and forgoes many more traditional elements to embody the ‘anti-hotel’ experience.
Drawing on the owner’s Danish heritage, each of Foxhill’s Scandi-chic bedrooms and suites has been individually designed by Trevillion Interiors with styling by Hannah Lohan Design, and feature neutral colours alongside contemporary and antique pieces and original art. The five bedrooms range from Willow, echoing the cosiness of a country cottage, to the vast Chestnut, with triple aspect windows which see the room flooded with light each morning. Three further suites showcase freestanding bathtubs, king-sized beds, fireside lounges and bespoke designer furniture.
One of our guests bedrooms complete with Hampers full of gifts for our Alpha Mama's and their bubba's.
When cravings hit, guests can raid the pantry stocked with complementary goodies, available at any hour of day or night.
Our evening barbecue location...
Further facilities include a media room with beanbags and popcorn on tap; a grand ballroom with space for 70; a sun-soaked terrace with views of the sweeping estate; access to the House Spa at sister property, Dormy House; and a 400-acre bucolic playground on the doorstep. With the option to either book an individual bedroom or to hire the house in its entirety, the manor is suited to almost any occasion, from a romantic getaway à deux to a business retreat or country wedding.
Rates: Rates at Foxhill Manor start from £299 per room on a B&B basis and £499
per room on an all-inclusive basis, both based on two people sharing
Contact: +44 (0) 1386 896234 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel: Foxhill Manor is about an hour and a half out of London by car. Moreton- In-Marsh is the closest train station and can be reached via a direct train from Paddington in under two hours.
Facilities: Five bedrooms and three suites
A cosy bar and lounge
A state-of-the-art kitchen open for guests
A well-stocked wine cellar
A media room with TV, games consoles and extensive DVD selection
A ballroom with space for up to 70 guests
Full use of the House Spa at Dormy House
A host team on hand to look after guests throughout the stay
Families: Families with children over the age of 12 are welcome at Foxhill Manor.
Accessibility: Juniper on the ground floor is a fully accessible room.
Pets: Dogs over the age of one are welcome at the Manor at a charge £30 per dog per stay. This includes a dog bed, treats and doggy menu created by the Chef. Younger dogs are to be kept within their own cages when staying in the rooms.