Your romantic getaway starts from the moment you step out of the car into the sweet Hidcote lavender aroma permeating through this stunning village of Cotswolds.
The tiny purple flowers decorate every garden including the one belonging to Lower Slaughter Manor, an integral part of the village. All its suites have been individually named and richly appointed with heavy fabrics, richly colored wall paper, all brought to life by plenty of natural light coming through the large windows.
As for the Valentine suite, it is a huge room with a four poster covered in colourful cushions, lounge, uber-luxury bathroom and your own private hot tub.
Good to Know
Valentine, being the only hot tub room, is in demand so book early.
Other noteworthy rooms that with a romantic note are Magnolia (spacious double with a wet room, freestanding bath and private garden) and Antoinette (impressive four-poster bed.
The restaurant is well worth your while especially if you try the tasting menu, which you can then shake off during a stroll in the 5-acre landscaped gardens, on the croquet lawn or during a game of tennis.
19 rooms – Classic, Deluxe, Junior Suites, Suites, and Garden Suites (Valentine has a hot tub and Magnolia a wet room).
Rooms start from £225 but suites attract a great deal more (over £600 a night). Rates include breakfast.Eat & Drink
Sixteen58, the hotel restaurant, offers natural light and casualness during lunch hour but for the evening it changes into an elegant attire of candle light and white tablecloth, all the while serving a creative local affair.
There is no bar as such but waiters are happy to serve you a drink in the garden, lounge, saloon or living room.Activities
There are 5 acres of landscaped gardens to explore, croquet lawn and a tennis court.Relaxation
DVD library and at least one event on every month.Essentials
Parking – available on site.
Wifi – free throughout.
Room service – during restaurant hours and out of those hours sandwiches and soup.
Children – welcomed.
Pets – welcome at a charge of £10.00 per night but not allowed in public areas.
Lower Slaughter Manor
Cotswolds GL54 2HP