My husband and I researched many places before settling on Wren House, and we were rewarded by finding exactly what we'd hoped to find - a beautifully refurbished and historic Cotswold house with gorgeous gardens in a quiet setting with lovely views of the countryside. And there's more. We greatly enjoyed Kiloran McGregor, the owner of Wren House, who made us totally comfortable and helped us with many suggestions for lovely walks in the area, places to visit, and good restaurants. The bedrooms are on the small side but we lacked for nothing that we might ever need. The beds were comfortable, with nice linens and the bathrooms well supplied. Throughout the house Kiloran has displayed her impressive art collection and her knack for design. Breakfast was lovely in the large sunny kitchen/breakfast area, and we loved seeing the milkman bring milk from the Guernsey cows down the road, entering without knocking and with a cheery hello. There are several terraces and garden benches for relaxing outdoors and a pretty living room which guests are invited to use. Donnington is a charming hamlet in arguably the most beautiful area of the Cotswolds. It is very near several market towns, including Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden, and there are many fine restaurants nearby. The five nights we spent at Wren House were really special, and I heartily recommend it without reservations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wren House Bed and Breakfast is a charming 15th-century house in the small and peaceful hamlet of Donnington barely two miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. There are three double bedrooms and three dedicated bathrooms, one en suite, each with large and very comfortable (everyone says so!) kingsize beds and feather duvets. This is the private home of Mrs. Kiloran McGrigor and her two yellow Labradors opened up to staying guests. It has a beautiful south-facing garden, and all rooms overlook it, in which guests are invited to sit and, if fine, breakfast is served al fresco. Breakfasts are sumptuous affairs - lots of fruit, cereals, juice and yoghurt and full cooked breakfast if guests wish. Conversation round one table can be entertaining and stimulating. Next to Wren House is a self-catering cottage for two under the same ownership. Guests at the cottage can enjoy all day access and their own secluded garden so this works best for longer stays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wren House Bed & Breakfast Donnington, Cotswolds