NESTLED in 11 acres of rolling grounds just three miles outside of historic Stratford upon Avon, Billesley Manor hotel and spa has earned itself a reputation over the years for being one of the best country retreats the Midlands has to offer – and it’s a reputation well-deserved.

With its breathtaking façade, charming, ornate interior and 100-year-old topiary gardens, this is a hotel which oozes class and sophistication – but with plenty of modern and innovative touches.

The state-of-the-art spa boasts an array of beauty treatments (with weekend daytime pamper packages available), a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, yoga hut and a modern fitness room which is the envy of many a rival – but it is its historic past which holds its greatest appeal of all.

With an onsite 11th century church and a library which was used by William Shakespeare, this listed building has seen the centuries come and go while retaining its timeless resplendence and charm.

Its four star rating and 1AA rosette restaurant are testament to its commitment to quality and service, and the sumptuous portfolio of 72 bedrooms, some of which feature four poster beds, combine traditional features and stunning views across the grounds with 21st century day touches including large flat screens TVs, free Wifi and luxurious, modern bathrooms.

And at mealtimes, Billesley Manor really gets its chance to shine, with its award-winning Stuart Restaurant’s menu built around local, seasonal fare and combining traditional dishes with one or two well thought-out modern touches.

You can indulge in a game of tennis on one of the hotel’s on-site courts if you’re feeling energetic, and just take a stroll around the perfectly manicured grounds – and with the many and varied attractions of Shakespeare Country right on your doorstep, there’s never a shortage of places to visit before returning to snuggle in next to the log fires over a drink or two.

It really is the perfect place to escape from life’s hustle and bustle for a night or two and let yourself be treated and pampered in a quintessentially English country setting, while also taking in some of the finest countryside and traditional attractions the country has to offer.

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