We booked a lunch & day spa visit during the recent British heatwave.
We were particularly in search of somewhere with an outdoor pool where we could relax and enjoy the sunshine. Homewood Park is a lovely hotel in pretty grounds; the decor is a nice mix of traditional and contemporary and the lunch we had was well-presented, 'modern British'.
The only downside was that a lot of other people also wanted to enjoy the outdoor pool during the glorious sunshine. There were only 8 sun-loungers around the small pool and these were all occupied - sometimes just by a towel while their 'owners' wandered off for lunch or treatments. Unsurprisingly, nobody wanted to use the inside facilities much and as a result it was fairly crowded.
I realise that planning for a heatwave is a pretty un-British activity but with such large and beautiful gardens, I would suggest that the management could set up day-beds or other attractive, outdoor lounging areas. They seemed quite surprised that we wanted to have our lunch on the lawn rather than in the velvet, draped dining room.
We didn't stay but it looks like a lovely venue for a wedding.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking