The Billesley Manor Hotel
What We Love
- A stately 16th-century English country house, with breakfast, wine and spa accessLiving the life of English nobility in a 16th-century Elizabethan manor house
- Enjoying a decadent dinner at the award-winning Stuart Restaurant
- Relaxing in the sauna after a long walk through the countryside
What To Know
- Take a break in the library which was once used by William Shakespeare
- The hotel is dog-friendly so no need to leave anyone at home
- Free WiFi connection can be iffy
The dignified, four-star Billesley Manor Hotel is a handsome 16th-century Elizabethan house, lovingly set on 11 acres of manicured grounds and topiary gardens. This scenic Warwickshire hideaway is located just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, the picturesque stomping grounds of William Shakespeare, so you’ll be able to easily immerse yourself in England’s historic past while getting some R&R fit for nobility.
At this peaceful country retreat, you can relax in the sauna and steam room, try pampering treatments in the beauty salon or keep up with your fitness regime at the gym. You can easily spend hours strolling the manor’s stunning grounds, which feature a 100-year-old topiary garden and an 11th-century church. When you get hungry, the Stuart Restaurant and The Great Hall are excellent options, offering a range of modern British dishes, as well as traditional afternoon tea, in their incredibly restored interiors.
This elegant retreat offers 72 bedrooms and three four-poster rooms. Standard rooms are contemporary in design and mostly located in the gorgeously refurbished barns. Deluxe rooms, on the other hand, are in the manor house and provide an elegant place to relax and enjoy peaceful views of the hotel grounds.
The perfect spot for authentic English dining, the AA Rosette award-winning Stuart Restaurant serves modern British fare using local and seasonal ingredients. Elsewhere, traditional afternoon tea can be enjoyed in any of the hotel’s elegant lounges, and the Club Bar is on hand for cocktails, with its large original fireplace and a garden terrace overlooking the topiary gardens.
The English countryside provides the perfect tranquil setting for a pampering spa day. The hotel’s spa provides aromatic and tranquillity massages, with expert therapists ready to take care of you. The fitness area also hosts an indoor swimming pool, aqua-fit classes, tennis courts, a sauna and a steam room.
Staying at The Billesley Manor Hotel, you’ll be situated in the gorgeous English countryside, just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend a day discovering Stratford and its fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Houses and Gardens. Visit the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare and his wife are buried. If you’re up for it, the lovely, quaint town of Warwick is only a 20-minute drive away.
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I attended the hotel service was brilliant
Hotel was stunning loved the wellies at the door
Food was wow wow wow
I had soup
Belly pork what was lovely
The whole place was brilliant
Next I will stay I was gutted I had to leave due to meetings
Lovely hotel and food and service
It's been around 6 years since I was last at billesley manor.
The spa has had a fabulous makeover since then.
Really nice welcome on arrival with smiley receptionist.
Had a lovely day in the spa with my daughters. The only thing missing from the spa was a Jacuzzi I would say.
Lovely and quiet on a Monday.
Fantastic afternoon tea and great massage.
Lovely historic hotel. We were in a superior room 39, bit it was up 2 flights of stairs. 1 very narrow and twisting and we struggled as small mature women to carry the cases and bags up them. The meal was included and the food was delicious. Both in the bar and restaurant. We missed having a nice comfy lounge to sit and relax in after our meal, the little room of the bar is just an extension of the bar