For a peaceful retreat in a country house between the historic cities of Bristol and Bath, check in to Roseneath House. Set in the countryside, among the hotel’s spacious gardens, it’s an ideal spot for a tranquil weekend. The 19th-century villa – made of honey-coloured local Bath stone – is decorated with a pretty verandah of wrought iron and glass. Outside you’ll also find a luxurious hot tub where you can soak as water jets gently massage your cares away.
Settle into one of the hotel’s six bedrooms, which are decorated simply and elegantly with a neutral palette to create a restful ambience. Super king-sized beds provide a generous sleeping space, while premium mattresses help you to get a peaceful night’s sleep. Most rooms offer views over the countryside and gardens from large first-floor windows. Carefully chosen furnishings complement the historic setting with full-length, antique-style mirrors, rustic lamps and wooden beds.
In the morning, head downstairs to the hotel’s chic dining room with its parquet flooring and brass chandeliers. Start the day with a full English breakfast of sizzling sausages and all the trimmings, or a lighter meal with your choice of cereals, muesli, granola or fruit. Local excursions offer a range of experiences from glamorous sports events to historic attractions: try a day out at Bath racecourse, discover the age of steam at the Avon Valley Railway or practise your swing at one of several nearby golf courses.