Come and stay at the Coun­try Liv­ing Ho­tels

Country Living (UK) - - The Good Life -

I WAS ASKED RE­CENTLY why we’d de­cided to cre­ate the Coun­try Liv­ing Ho­tels, and the response that sprang to mind was, “Well, why wouldn’t we?!” For they give us the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to bring the magazine to life, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors the chance to sink back into the chairs they’ve seen in our pages, smell the flow­ers that ap­pear in our stun­ning pho­tog­ra­phy and eat sea­sonal food in­spired by our fea­tures. In launch­ing the Coun­try Liv­ing Ho­tels, we’re putting ev­ery­thing we’ve learned about re­laxed coun­try-style charm and hos­pi­tal­ity to good use.

Proudly part­ner­ing with Coast & Coun­try, our aim, we de­cided, was to cre­ate an at­mos­phere in which to es­cape the ev­ery­day, where we could bring the coun­try to the city, blend­ing the best of both worlds. As two of Bri­tain’s most beau­ti­ful des­ti­na­tions, sur­rounded by in­cred­i­ble coun­try­side, Bath and Harrogate seemed ob­vi­ous choices. They fea­ture the sort of ar­chi­tec­ture that lends it­self to our look – in Bath, on top of a hill over­look­ing the city and wooded coun­try­side, sits the Coun­try Liv­ing Lans­down Grove Ho­tel, stone-built with a clas­sic Re­gency façade in keep­ing with the area. For Harrogate, the Coun­try Liv­ing St Ge­orge Ho­tel is an Ed­war­dian man­sion a stone’s throw from tea rooms and spas.

Open­ing at the end of May (Bath) and then July (Harrogate), the ho­tels will al­low vis­i­tors to stay in an oa­sis of calm, yet are near the high-street cen­tres, mak­ing them the per­fect base from which to ex­plore. Hand­ily, the Coun­try Liv­ing St Ge­orge Ho­tel is op­po­site the venue for the Coun­try Liv­ing Christ­mas Fair, and we’ll be host­ing a se­ries of events at both ho­tels, start­ing with our June Build-abusi­ness Day in Bath (for de­tails on how to book, see page 60).

Inside, we’ve thought about ev­ery de­tail, so you’ll sleep un­der du­vets cho­sen by the CL team (we all en­joyed the ‘snug­gle test’ on a snowy day in Fe­bru­ary), see im­ages from the magazine hung on your bed­room walls, be served a lo­cally sourced menu cu­rated by us and brought to you by staff wear­ing the uni­forms we’ve cho­sen. With the ex­pert in­flu­ence of ev­ery­one at Coast & Coun­try, our ho­tels have be­come the sort of places we’d all love to stay in. We hope you will too.

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