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Lifestyle: The Calcot Collection – Calcot & Spa, The Painswick, The Lord Crewe Arms

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The Calcot Collection is a renowned yet small and eclectic group of luxury hotels, inns, restaurants, and spas.

Each establishment has its own unique personality and story to tell. However, they all share a common vision: delivering outstanding and uplifting hospitality experiences in inspiring countryside locations. This vision is carried out with genuine passion, responsibility, and a focus on personality.

The collection is made up of three beautiful properties across The Cotswolds and Northumberland. The flagship hotel, Calcot & Spa, is where it all began, and The Painswick, an elegant Palladian house, are both nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds. The Lord Crewe Arms, known as the collection’s ‘rogue northerner’, sits on the edge of the wild landscape of the North Pennines. Whichever you choose, the collection is proud to welcome escapees, romantics, adventurers, and fully-fledged foodies for an escape to the countryside.


Let us introduce you to the collection…

CALCOT & SPA: The Cotswold Playground

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Step into the heart of the Cotswolds and discover Calcot & Spa, the flagship property of The Calcot Collection. Nestled amidst 220 acres of picturesque countryside near Tetbury, this 14th-century farmstead is a perfect escape for couples, families, and friends. With 34 uniquely designed rooms and suites, The Brasserie restaurant, The Hive cafe, and The Playbarn for kids, it caters to those looking for a relaxing retreat. Guests can indulge in award-winning spa treatments, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and explore the stunning outdoor spaces. Calcot & Spa also offers a captivating venue, The Barn, for weddings, meetings, and events. The property is characterized by its friendly and welcoming feeling, creating an informal, relaxing and warm atmosphere. Whether seeking relaxation, fine dining, or family-friendly fun, Calcot & Spa promises an unforgettable experience.

Revive, Refresh, and Feel Good: Calcot & Spa’s Award-Winning Spa

The Calcot & Spa experience extends to the award-winning Spa, where guests can rejuvenate with indulgent treatments, Spa days, and fitness training. Unwind in the outdoor courtyard or fireside hot tub, pamper yourself with ELEMIS skincare, and enjoy the indoor pool. Adventure seekers can explore the outdoor gym and take advantage of bicycle hire. Calcot & Spa invites you to join them in creating cherished moments in the heart of the Cotswolds.

THE PAINSWICK: Country cool restaurant with rooms

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The Painswick

Dubbed as the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds,‘ the village of Painswick is home to The Calcot Collection’s Palladian house-turned-hotel, The Painswick. The property stands as a testament to its timeless allure with a seamless blend of countryside cool and an irresistibly warm, cosy atmosphere, designed to make guests feel right at home. Since its acquisition in 2016, this 18th-century Grade II listed gem has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as a boutique countryside retreat that not only showcases breathtaking valley vistas but also elevates the culinary experience for every discerning palate.

The Painswick allows guests to embark on an idyllic journey of escape and indulgence. Behind its historic façade, seventeen exquisitely appointed and thoughtfully styled bedrooms offer a haven of modern serenity. Guests can explore stylish lounges and dining spaces that include The Hearth, The Restaurant, the intimate Clutterbucks private dining room, and a chic Cocktail bar. Each corner of The Painswick shines an ambiance of refined elegance, making it the destination for those in pursuit of a cosy gourmet delight.

LORD CREWE ARMS: Natural Northumbrian hospitality

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Lord Crewe Arms

Nestled amidst the untamed beauty of the North Pennines, within the charming honey-stoned village of Blanchland, The Lord Crewe Arms beckons as a haven for those seeking respite from the bustle of modern life. Once an abbot’s guesthouse, this enchanting retreat, with its intimate 26 bedrooms, exudes character and is steeped in a rich tapestry of history. Acquired by the Calcot Collection in 2012, this historic gem in Blanchland not only offers a warm embrace of natural Northumbrian hospitality but also tantalizes the taste buds with hearty cuisine served in its inviting restaurant, which boasts three dining spaces, plus The Crypt Bar – a rugged, ravishing, one-of-a-kind boozer, a must try! For those seeking a more exclusive culinary experience, The Gatehouse, a foodie haven, stands ready to host private dinner parties and captivating culinary demonstrations.

Set against the backdrop of the North Pennines’ rugged grandeur, The Lord Crewe Arms epitomizes the fusion of tradition and modernity, making it the ultimate sanctuary for discerning travellers. Here, amidst this picturesque village, you’ll discover a timeless retreat where history, character, and culinary excellence converge to create an unforgettable Northumbrian escape.

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