The day the UK government announced you were able to stay overnight in hotels and other similar accommodations I started immediately brainstorming where we should go. However, the first option was nearly a given as it was a few days after we got engaged and going to where my fiancé is from to celebrate. In looking at places to stay I usually check the Marriott app first as with my Platinum status there is a good chance I will get upgraded and for members they often have deals. We were able to get a room at a gorgeous hotel called Breadsall Priory and we were the first guests who checked in post-COVD. (And yes, it did remind me a bit of Tortworth Court.)
This property is actually the oldest Marriott in the country, dating back to 1266, and it is such a lovely combination of old and new. When I mentioned it to my fiancé he laughed a bit and told me it was actually where he worked in high school (though in the attached restaurant by the golf course, not the hotel). Thus he knew that we should request to stay in the old priory building, not the new extension. We did request and this is where we ended up staying and it was the perfect mix of old and new. Reviews said old furnishings they were cleaned and well maintained – that’s part of the charm. If you are looking for USB sockets next to the bed and all the modern Refabs the main house is not for you but we loved it. But I will stop talking, take a look at the gorgeous property:
(British Chapel Door made by William Haslam for the 1851 Great Exhibition, now in the hotel entryway)
We were able to check-in right away and as we had a few hours left of work to do before it was officially the weekend (perks of remote working) we had to immediately jump on calls so there are not a ton of shots of the room, but here are a few of our one bedroom Junior Suite. (And if you are interested to see more, they have quite a few professional shots on their website).
(The windows were not dirty, just hundreds of years old!)
It was a lovely spot to stay, even with all of the social distancing measures in place in accordance with UK government guidelines. We had breakfast both mornings and it was quite slow especially with COVID restrictions but the second morning chose to eat outside which was lovely. We also made sure to take a wander around the gardens which I highly recommend, take a look:
Would you want to visit Breadsall Priory ?