Gorgeous new Mews suites at Sopwell House
I popped up to Sopwell House recently – any excuse – for a sneaky peek at the new development there. And the new Mews Suites there totally blew me away.
Just outside the main hotel, where there once were quaint (but a bit shabby) mews cottages, there is now an utterly gorgeous gated courtyard. It’s entirely private – you sort of forget where you are as soon as the gate closes behind you – and so luxurious I found myself wondering whether anyone would notice if I just curled up in a corner and stayed there forever.
Not only are the cottages now individual suites and apartments, there’s a beautiful courtyard complete with raised spa bath – designed by Chelsea gold medal winner Ann-Marie Powell (yes, she was one of the judges on the ‘Great Chelsea Garden Challenge’) – as well as private hot tubs in little fenced off mini-courtyards.
Each of the suites is decorated very distinctively, and they’re all different. It definitely didn’t feel like a let’s-order-ten-of-those-for-the-rooms decorating scheme. It all felt hand-picked and a bit out of the ordinary. I don’t think I’ve ever thought ‘I’d like that above the fireplace’ about a piece of hotel art before, but there were several bits I would quite happily have taken home with me.
I was also a bit taken with the four-poster beds – although not quite as much as with the massive double-ended baths. And there’s one suite where the bath is right in front of the open fire. I could quite happily have wallowed in there for hours until I was properly relaxed (and probably very wrinkly).
Struck me as the perfect place for a wedding party – or a big birthday night away with friends (or, at a pinch, family). Now to find an excuse to book in with Mr C….
And there’s a bit of a deal during June, too: an ‘exclusive use package’ with a 1-night stay, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, for just £499. Make sure to quote ‘MewsLaunch’ when you book.