Turn off the quiet main road and take the lane that gently meanders through the lovely 400 acre Farncombe Estate, past the elegant, sister hotel, Foxhill Manor, down to The Fish Hotel, a boutique, village-style retreat.
Along the route, visitors are reminded of deer in these parts. Slow down and take in the fabulous views of Cotswold countryside that have not altered in hundreds of years. Sheep graze, wildlife abound, peace, relaxation and activities beckon. The Fish pretty much offers something for everyone. It’s great for couples or solo travellers; it’s also perfect for a get-away with children and the family dog.
Park up, and be welcomed in the main reception at The Lodge. Everything is warm, friendly, light and contemporary with a distinct Scandinavian feel about the place. Lanterns are lit throughout and the large wood burner in the bar draws visitors in. The ‘Restaurant at The Fish’ offers a seasonal, a la carte menu for residents and non-residents with views over the lake and a wrap-around terrace for dining alfresco on warm days and balmy evenings.
Sixty-seven stylish, ‘Scandi-style’ bedrooms include Cosy, Cosy Luxe, family-sized Compact Suites, and four Spacious rooms – one with its own cosy sitting room with woodburner. All are set out in The Stables, Brook House, The Farmhouse, and The Outhouse.
Bedrooms are kitted out with Smart TVs, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, king-size beds, Orly Kiely toiletries, tea and coffee tins with biscuits. Individual mini-bottles of milk from a local farm are stocked in a large retro-style fridge for guests to dip into.
Guests at The Fish are given a map to find their way about the private estate. Walking, jogging, and cycling maps follow a nature trail through woods and meadows, cross orchards and fields to the nearby village of Willersey, and follow the Cotswold Way to the lovely Broadway tower and onto the village of Broadway. If you feel like doing something you have never tried before there are other great outdoor activities on the Farncombe Estate to get stuck into: Segway safaris, quad biking, archery, tennis, and clay-pigeon shooting.
It’s all here, your own luxury bolt-hole, waiting for you!