Getting to spend time at The Wheatsheaf Inn in the little market town of Northleach is a very special treat. Set in the middle of the rolling, green hills of the Cotswolds, it already sounds as idyllic as it really is.
The Inn is a part of The Lucky Onion group consisting of individual and perfectly designed boutique hotels and restaurants across the Cotswolds. The Lucky Onion group continue to enfold excellent residences into their family, many of which are my favourite places to go.
The Wheatsheaf Inn fits in perfectly, it has such a cosy feeling to it thanks to the its considerable history, mixed with some really fresh interior ideas. We stayed in the oldest part of the building, above the pub/restaurant below off of a winding corridor that bent as you walked along, like proper old buildings do.
We had a large and airy, street facing room with a beautiful feeling of the country to it. Huge single-pained windows let the light flood into the room each morning and large, heavy curtains kept the room feeling snug at night. The bed was enormous and could have fit at least five of us in. But best of all there was a gorgeous bath in the bedroom.
I love nothing more than having a bath in my bedroom. Being able to look out of the window into the morning sun but still chat with your other half was bliss for me! It also gave the room a magical second section to it, one with wooden floorboards beneath the bathroom section, and carpet, snuggly throws and cushions in the bedroom one. Lovely!
The staff at The Wheatsheaf are some of the most delightful I have ever met, nothing was too greater hassle. Tea or coffee arrives in your room within minutes of asking for it by phone. This can be accompanied by croissants or scones if you so choose, all deliciously home-made downstairs.
The downstairs restaurant itself is by far the toast of the area, everything was brilliantly presented and tasted absolutely amazing. I really fell in love with their cheese soufflé, it was to die for and I had to keep strong arming my other half into sharing it with me at every meal!
We had read in the hotel literature left in the rooms for guests, that within the room price, you were allowed to request a picnic for the day! This was so exciting and on the last day, we requested the picnic to be made up for our days’ adventuring in the Cotswolds.
When we came downstairs we were shocked to find so much in our packages, there were three home-made sandwiches, home-made scones with jam and cream, apples, crisps and drinks of our choosing. It was truly the perfect end to a perfect stay, I couldn’t recommend The Wheatsheaf more highly, it’s an absolute delight to stay in and I would return at any point!
Book your delightful stay here – http://theluckyonion.com/property/the-wheatsheaf/