Our latest addition to the Wandering Wives Lust List is the exquisite Grove Lodge in Bath, England. We stayed there on a visit to the Bath Christmas Markets and were blown away by the outstanding customer service and attention to detail.
Grove Lodge is a boutique bed and breakfast in a Georgian house close to Bath city centre. The luxury B&B features three elegantly decorated suites benefiting from lavish bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms and opulent drawing rooms. We stayed in the beautiful Georgian Suite but were given the opportunity to nose around both the Roman and Chinese Suites. They are each decorated along the theme of their namesake with feature wallpaper and period furnishings. Although the smallest, the Chinese Suite is a good size offering plenty of space for a romantic getaway. The Georgian Suite is a large self-contained suite with interconnecting rooms. The Roman Suite takes up the top floor of the house and features separate rooms, making it ideal for guests needing a separate meeting space. Each suite comes equipped with high speed WiFi, HD televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar with free soft drinks, fresh flowers, fluffy white robes, home-made biscuits and chocolates.
On arrival at Grove Lodge we were greeted by the owners, Mary and Giovanni, who seemed genuinely pleased to welcome us into their home. We were escorted through a grand hallway and shown to our suite. We felt immediately at home and the owners were happy to provide information about places to visit in the local area. A welcome drink of prosecco was served in our beautifully arranged drawing room and we quickly got stuck in to some of Mary’s delicious home-made chocolates.
The short walk from Grove Lodge into Bath is enjoyable, passing stunning Georgian buildings, quirky antique shops and bespoke furniture stores. Bath is a lovely place to visit, full of old English charm, traditional tea shops and historic attractions. The only problem is, none of them are as nice as Grove Lodge! We found ourselves cutting down the time we spent in the city centre so we could spend more time relaxing in our own little palace. Once back at Grove Lodge we shut out the rest of the world by closing the wooden shutters across the huge sash windows and settled in for the night with a bottle of wine. We enjoyed soaking in the luxurious roll top bath before snuggling up in our fluffy white robes. The bed was large and comfortable and even came with a pillow menu to ensure a restful night of sleep.
Breakfast at Grove Lodge is a grand affair, served in your own private drawing room on bone china crockery, accompanied by crisp white linen. High quality ingredients sourced from local producers are presented on sparkling silver trays. Our room offered storybook views of the hills around Bath which, along with the fancy breakfast service, had us feeling like we were in Downton Abbey. Lady Emily enjoyed home-made granola with fresh fruit and yoghurt whilst Lady Sian feasted on indulgent whisky porridge. Lady Sian thought pouring whisky onto her breakfast was a little decadent, until she tried it and loved it. She then sent out a decree that all meals should now be served doused in a large measure of spirits. By lunch time she had failed to convince Lady Emily of the pleasures of whisky for breakfast and needed to have a lie down due to her hangover. During our stay, we also enjoyed smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, chocolate waffles, croissants, toast and an outstanding full English breakfast.
We fell in love with our suite at Grove Lodge and found it very difficult to leave. The high end luxury was certainly something we could get used to and the combination of countryside views and stylish furnishings made relaxing there all too easy. Grove Lodge has set the bar very high and it will be tough to find a better place to stay with such beautiful surroundings, wonderful service and attention to detail. If we have convinced you that a stay at Grove Lodge is exactly what you need, us the search box below to book your very own suite now.