Down a quiet winding street, under the stone arches and up a long driveway lies a picturesque weekend escape in Wiltshire – Dauntsey Park House.
In front view of the house, there is a gorgeous landscape of green trees and grass with a small creek where one can slowly boat across it as if it were Bridesmaid Revisited.
The exterior is a grand medieval stone fortress of warmth. Inside it smells of home cooking as beautiful cinematic photographs and hand-picked paintings dress the walls.
I decided to head to the countryside for a weekend birthday treat for my lovely boyfriend. The lady of the manor so to speak, Emma, was gracious and went over and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time.
From hand picking white roses for the room, to getting a freshly baked chocolate cake, sea salted caramel ice cream, booking dinner reservations to providing insights into the best walks. Emma was more than a lady of a manor but a 5 star concierge who only rivalled my stays at Hotel du Crillon, Paris and the Cap Grace, Santorini.
Our double room was large with a free standing bathtub and window views over the landscape. Breakfast was home made in a large dining room with fireplace with fresh market sausages, streaky bacon, eggs and the choice of fresh fruits, juices, cereals and croissants.
Whilst we were there, we dined at both Lucknam Park House and Whatley Manor which served fantastic tasting menus for dinner with equally delicious cheese platters.
The Roman Baths were only a 40-minute drive away and we had a great time learning about the Aquae Sulis and the Roman Goddess Minerva.
My weekend was divine and Dauntsey Park House is on my list of favourite weekend retreats in the UK.
Daunstey Park House
Wiltshire SN15 4HT