Looking for the epitome of zen? Head to Dormy House in the heart of the Cotswolds
What could be more relaxing than a weekend break in the countryside? And when you’re looking for a retreat that has it all, Dormy House in Gloucestershire is the ultimate go-to haven. Whether you’re planning an girly catch up, a romantic weekend away or a much-needed family break, Dormy House offers something for everyone.
The hotel feels like a home away from home and offers the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. Set in a restored 17th century farmhouse that boasts a manicured 400 acres of surrounding land, if you love the great outdoors you’ll be in awe at the picturesque hills and gorgeously green valleys that envelop the hotel from all angles.
The rooms combine luscious interiors with traditional finishings. Each room is decked out in an individual style with four different tiers to choose from. The Intimate Rooms are just that – warm and cosy whilst the Comfy Rooms are extra luxurious. If you want to step things up a little, then you can choose from the Splendid Rooms which are large with high beamed ceilings or the Top Notch Rooms which are truly indulgent for those who want to splash out.
Relax and revive
In need of a full body MOT? The hotel offers a fully equipped personal training studio with expert Motivate 8 PTs who deliver one-to-one sessions and small classes. It also houses a tranquil spa which ticks all the relaxation boxes and more. Slip into a fluffy gown and enjoy this sensual haven which boasts a spectacular indoor swimming pool, detoxifying sauna and rejuvenating salt steam room. There are plenty of surprises in store too, like the awesome outdoor hydro pool that can be enjoyed the whole year round, the relaxing couples treatment room and the plush Verve Cliquot Champagne Nail Parlour.
When it comes to spa treatments, Dormy House is in a league of its own. With six ample sized treatment rooms, the spa menu is pretty diverse and guests can enjoy everything from standard facials and full body massages to unique pregnancy packages for mums-to-be. Feeling sleep-deprived? The spa’s signature Silent Night Lavender Sleep Treatment, which has been specially designed to improve sleep cycles is for you. Based around a facial pressure point massage and back massage with calming essential oils – a good night’s kip is practically guaranteed!
The high points don’t stop there – with two delightful restaurants serving up seasonal country fare, dining at Dormy House is a culinary experience to tantalise all tastebuds. The Garden Room is the hotel’s elegant eatery which offers al fresco dining during the summer months. Dishes focus on locally sourced ingredients that pack in flavour. The Potting Shed is the hotel’s second restaurant. Whilst it’s more low key, it’s just as impressive food-wise. Guests can expect British grub like bangers and mash and burgers served to exceptionally high standards.