6 October 2014

AT THE CHAPEL // BRUTON



After months weeks of trying to sort out a last minute family getaway and failing spectacularly, we decided to take a one night mini break in the pretty village of Bruton, which is apparently the place to be according to Vogue. So we packed our overnight bags drove to the beautiful At The Chapel, a hotel that had been on my radar for some time.

My first impressions of this sleepy village could not have been more wrong as nestled amongst its houses is a gem of a hotel. As I wound my way down the spiral staircase I found myself transported from the rural english countryside to ranch club house chic, where cow hides adorn the floor and chairs, tones of grey marble and stacked stone columns guard the room, while light pours in from discreet doors leading to an outdoor terrace where the chapel towers overhead and blooms caress the boundary walls.

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We were shown to our room (number 3) and instantly sunk into our king size bed, while F bounced around excitedly. The meticulously thought out minimalist interior has a calming effect while showcasing the original architecture and art hung around the chapel. Oh and don't get me started on the bath tub! Big enough for all three of us to easily splash around in or perfect for a peaceful soak for one which I attempted to enjoy before a little person wanted to join me.  


Situated in their onsite bakery at the front of the chapel, is the huge wood fired bread oven where delicious aromas invite you in from the street and an array of breads and pastry line the wall. If this doesn't wet your appetite – and it really should – the restaurant with its vaulted ceiling, raised gallery and stunning windows makes the perfect backdrop for a delicious dinner. 


After eating we were faced with the age old dilemma of what to do when it comes to bedtime? Unfortunately the hotel does not have a baby listening service which *At the Chapel take note* would be super helpful for any parents who do not wish to be holed up in their room all evening, so after trying and failing to get our own baby monitor to work through the brick interior walls and a conversation with our super friendly waitress, we wrapped a sleeping F up in blankets and headed down to the club room with a pillow in tow.  Probably not our finest parenting moment but as it was cosy and quiet we took the risk to sneak a cocktail in before heading upstairs to our room.

Due to catching F's tummy bug from the day before I didn't have the best night's sleep, but was assured by the gentle snores that a deep and restful sleep was had by all. In the morning we woke to fresh croissants hanging from the front door, welcoming us to a new day. A girl could get used to this.

*We were given a discounted room for our stay. all view and opinions are my own. 

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21 comments

  1. oh my gosh that place looks amazing! I love everything about it's design, just perfect! I totally think it was OK to take him down with you guys btw, defo something we would have done! x

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  2. This looks amazing, that ceiling and those lights dangling is simply stunning x

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  3. Wow- what an amazing place. I love the bedroom. This is somewhere my son would love to stay.

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  4. oh wow! this place looks amazing!! I'd love to go stay there

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  5. What a fab hotel. Looks an amazing stay. I would love to go here one day.

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  6. I live quite close to Bruton! This place looks awesome! x

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  7. The windows are just stunning, what a fantastic hotel, a great mix of traditional and modern

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  8. The decor and the food look stunning. Especially that chandelier.

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  9. This looks divine! I can see why Vogue are saying this is the in place to go.

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  10. Oh my! That place looks absolutely stunning x

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  11. Oh wow, was audibly oohing and aahing over this stunning hotel. I would definitely have taken the babe down too :)

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  12. Looks absolutely amazing. I would have taken the baby to cocktails too. So sorry to hear you were poorly though - that's the last thing you want on a rare night away. Hope you were able to enjoy a croissant?

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  13. LOVE the look of this place - your photos are gorgeous and I could dive into that bath.

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  14. Wow that looks gorgeous. I want to wake up to fresh croissants hung from my door!

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  15. Beautiful pictures, looks amazing

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  16. What a great place! I bet the smell of freshly baked bread is amazing :)

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  17. That looks like a gorgeous place to visit

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  18. That looks like an amazing place! I would love to visit x

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  19. Looks stunning i'd love to visit there *scuttles off to check out on Google*

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  20. It looks like a great place to have a break and you had me won over at the fresh bread baked on site!

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  21. Ooh what an amazing hotel , I would love to stop here

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