When we first arrived, small things irked me. No warm welcome. No porterage, so drag in our own cases. Children running up and down a fire escape that was set in front of the room window. The room was a tight fit but was a special case. Whow, relax, unwind take it easy. We were here for a family wedding, special access requirements for my mother (wheelchair) had been attended to as best as could be done given the existing building, we were to stay in the next room. Apparently converted from an Aged Persons home after being a substantial family home for some landed gentry way back. The fabric of the building was tired and the conversion works probably not always the best solution today, but probably fit a budget then. Our room had no air con only extract in the toilet which we used to create some form of air circulation. Openable windows were limited due to fire escape being outside. When we found the staff (they seem to disappear in the afternoon and the hotel runs itself) I warmed to their generous and open nature. All irks were attended to without complaint or over reaction.
We we dined in the conservatory that evening, the atmosphere was friendly and genuine. The food was good quality and amply portioned. Beautiful views across the valley can be had from the comfort of that restaurant.
The day of the wedding was organised and the staff were fully attentive to their duties and the whole event went off smoothly, albeit getting a quart into a pint pot ! But still a testiment to their attention to detail. As the evening approached again I was pleasantly surprised that the noise form the new conference area did not intrude on the sleeping of us older members.
By the end of our stay I was at peace with the gentle approach of this hotel and wish them well in the future as I understand continual improvement of facilities and services has been embraced by the Best Western to bring this hotel forward in this idilic part of the UK.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at the Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard. Set in five acres of landscaped gardens, overlooking the picturesque Wiltshire Downs and only a short journey from Bath, the Leigh Park is a classical Georgian country house hotel with charm, character and a subtle elegance. The superbly appointed Vine conservatoire Restaurant offers both traditional English and International cuisine using prime local produce together with home grown organic fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The Hotel offers 38 individually designed bedrooms, with the more traditional style rooms in the main house together with sixteen brand new contemporary chic designed executive bedrooms some in the former Coach House. Leigh Park has its own Vineyard which consists of 600 Reichensteiner vines in the one acre of walled garden within the grounds, which produce a particularly attractive medium dry white wine, exclusive to the Hotel. Local Attractions: The Leigh Park Hotel located on the edge of Bradford-on-Avon is situated in an ideal position to visit the many local West Country Tourist attractions including the Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon itself, the Georgian Heritage City of Bath, Stonehenge, Longleat, and the National Trust Village of Lacock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bradford On Avon
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