Just returned from a lovely relaxing weekend at Upper Larkstoke. The owners Laurie and Rupert were extremely welcoming and helped us to decide where to eat on the night of our arrival.
The house is beautifully appointed and we stayed in The Broadway room with the private bathroom with a beautiful huge tub. The bed was so comfortable and lots of lovely touches like lovely Ralph Lauren robes, toiletries in the bathroom and little kitchen area downstairs (separate to the main big kitchen) where you can make tea/coffee.
The breakfast was lovely, served in the beautiful kitchen with lovely fresh fruit and yoghurt, cereals, pastries followed by a cooked breakfast!
The location is amazing with 360 degree fantastic views and is perfectly located if you like walking. You will find that Upper Larkstoke is on walk No23 in the Jarrold Pathfinder walking guide for "Shakespeare Country, Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds" - that's how we found this place originally! So if you want to leave the driving for the weekend you can walk straight from the cottage.
We enjoyed a meal at The Ebrington Arms on the Friday night - lovely rustic pub, lovely food, good choice of ales and really good service. The bar with the roaring fire at this time of year is spot on.
On Saturday night, we ate at The Howard Arms which was more of a restaurant. Good food and service but we felt a bit rushed here.
A stay at Upper Larkstoke comes Highly Recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upper Larkstoke is an imposing 150 year old Cotswold stone farmhouse restored to create a luxurious and stylish bed and breakfast accommodation. Set in 2000 acres, surrounded by breath-taking views and rolling Warwickshire countryside, yet near to Stratford-upon-Avon and Chipping Campden, it is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, couples and families, dogs included.We believe in offering you a personal and bespoke B&B experience from laundry services to afternoon tea, babysitting and dog sitting, taxi services to the local pubs and in-room massage, but mostly we want to help you RELAX. ... more less