Close to Wolverhampton and Telford, you’ll find one of the most exquisite country houses in the Midlands: Weston Park. The heritage-listed building dates back as far as 1670, although the 18th-century gardens are the main draw – the work of inimitable landscape architect Capability Brown. Read on for a list of noble and worthy places to stay on any visit to Weston Park – bookable now with Culture Trip.
What better way to start a list of hotels near Weston Park than with the exquisite Park House Hotel? This impressive accommodation encompasses two historic mansions, and both retain many of their original features – you’ll see ornate coving, chandeliers and high ceilings. A large fountain sits on the lawn outside the ivy-covered main building, while the water features inside include a small indoor swimming pool and a jacuzzi.
Wisteria clambers up the side of Church Farm B&B, which is eight miles (13km) from Weston Park. This pretty, 17th-century building is now a family-run bed and breakfast with bright rooms and plenty of rustic features, such as half-timbered ceilings and historic family portraits. Breakfasts consist of a full English with pastries and fruit – the eggs come from the property’s very own free-range hens.
For a reliable budget chain hotel, there’s the Days Inn outside Telford. The hotel is moments from the M54 and only 7 miles (11km) from Weston Park. You can expect the ensuite rooms to be minimalist yet well-appointed, with amenities including a work desk, bedside reading light and small seating area. Breakfasts are available for an additional fee for adults, and are free for children.
The Queens at Horton is a modest bed and breakfast with only five bedrooms and plenty of rustic charm. The rooms have a boutique feel, with a black-and-white design motif extending from the patterned wallpaper and lavish beds to the warmly lit sitting area. Much of the furniture has an ornate feel, and that continues through to the restaurant, with its wooden floors and exposed brick fireplaces.
For a stay in a typically British pub, look no further than the Lion Hotel. This family-run abode sits in the heart of Broseley, a quaint Shropshire market town. The eight bedrooms are individually designed, containing either wrought-iron or four-poster bedsteads, wooden wardrobes, a small seating area with a kettle, and complimentary tea and coffee. Breakfast is included, consisting of fresh fruit and a cooked English breakfast.
Wolverhampton has plenty of fine accommodation options and provides easy access to Weston Park, along with other major sites such as the Royal Air Force Museum and Boscobel House. The Holiday Inn Wolverhampton offers a stay with a dependable brand and has its own fitness and business centres for those working from the road. You might also enjoy the buffet breakfast.
While the countryside around Weston Park has no shortage of manors that have been converted into elegant hotels, the Mount Hotel is a standout. Rooms have USB charging sockets, tastefully tiled bathrooms and modern mattresses, but the great hall, with its chandeliers and relief carvings, is the highlight. Impeccably preserved, it blends period features with contemporary comforts.
How about combining a trip to Weston Park with a round of golf? At the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort in Shropshire, you can do just that. The hotel is 10 miles (16km) from the 17th-century country house and is surrounded by an 18-hole course that forms part of the property’s 170 acres (69ha). The rooms are designed to emphasise warmth, with orange and purple furnishings creating a cheery atmosphere.
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