On arrival we checked in to our stylish room made up of cool grey and turquoise hues with pops of yellow – plus the best bathroom tiles I've seen – and instantly began to unwind. I love how The Great House has encapsulated the calm boutique feel of a chic city pad with soft furnishings, cool artwork and design pieces, all in the heart of a village.
The kiddo, who is a huge fan of hotels – particularly hotel TV fun as he likes to call it – immediately jumped up to test our bed, while we made ourselves a cuppa and unpacked our things. Thankfully our room was very spacious allowing for a sofa bed to be turned down ready for a certain small person to hit the hay when the time came. As we arrived early we decided to get change and head downstairs to sample the delights the Coppa Club had to offer.
I've been hearing great things about the restaurant so I was excited to spend a night relaxing in front of a roaring fire, sampling the fine cuisine and some good old fashioned people watching... And what a Social hub it is! Dressed to impressed, people graced the bar with cocktails in hand while diners were seated amongst the cool leather leather and wooden tables, stylishly framed by the exposed brick walls and copper pendant lights to make you swoon.
Once we finished our meal we decided to have a coffee *ahem and wine* by the fire before heading up to unwind in our room, which was situated across from the restaurant. After we hid out in the bathroom so F could fall asleep *oh the glamour* we nestled down for the night, indulging in a little late night trash TV and chats.
Although the room was wonderful in every way my only niggle was the temperature, in renovating the rooms the insulation is so good that it got a little hot in the night, but if you like it super cosy then this shouldn't be a problem for you.
The interior is a perfect balance of old meets new, as painted grey beams and panelled walls are complimented with cool lighting and a selection sumptuous leather and velvet sofas amongst other design details.
We sat in a booth and I immediately knew the dish for me: Smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs, chilli, lime and coriander *swoon* and a coffee to follow. F was treated to hearty plate of cinnamon French toast making for the happiest boy, while Paul decided on a green super juice for a healthy start to the day.
With a happy tummy we checked out and decided to explore the surrounding countryside, even making a quick visit to Paul's old university hall of residence. All in all it was a perfect mini break away and is definitely a destination for foodie lovers and celebrity spotters.
*We were invited to stay at The Great House and dine at Coppa Club as guest as part of this review. all words and opinions are my own.