June 2, 2023

Though the mornings are nonetheless carrying round just a little little bit of a chill with them, we’re lastly beginning to say goodbye to the colder months as we welcome within the spring and the summer time. And because the hotter months drift in, what higher strategy to get pleasure from it than with an escape to the countryside, and an escape to Hawkstone Corridor and Gardens.

The historic constructing that homes this lodge, and wedding ceremony venue, has an extended and diversified historical past from being owned by a Viscount and even turning into a base for the Redemptorists, and every proprietor has left their mark on the beautiful property.

The lodge itself is ideal for a small break to the countryside, however can be the right wedding ceremony venue, and it is actually in excessive demand with at the very least 90 weddings already booked in throughout the yr.


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Hawkstone Corridor and Gardens is only a 30-minute drive away from Shrewsbury, and as you strategy the constructing itself you will already really feel an air of grandeur as you pull up within the extremely lengthy driveway harking back to Downton Abbey.

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Hawkstone is surrounded on all sides by acres and acres of inexperienced fields, good for walks or grabbing a fantastic snapshot whether or not for Instagram fame or only a treasured reminiscence. And animal lovers will delight because the grounds are house to loads of animals together with sheep, llamas and two donkeys, affectionately referred to as Jasmine and Ellie.

Contained in the property, you will really feel such as you’ve entered a palace with art work that might simply discover itself at house in probably the most high-end galleries to former ballrooms and greenhouses transformed to swimsuit the trendy tastes of at the moment’s society. Look forward to finding an on-site health club, hideaway rooms for quieter moments and enormous open areas that may let you understand you are dwelling the excessive life.


A white mosiac room with staircase in the background and plants

Hawkstone Corridor is absolutely geared up to be your house away from house with nearly the whole lot you can want featured. Eating for the right anniversary, head over to the Saloon Restaurant for meals assured to make your mouth water from venison to scallops, or when you’re within the temper, a extra relaxed afternoon tea.

Want locations to loosen up outdoors the room, then it relies on what takes your fancy. You would retreat to the quiet library with dozens of books from floor-to-ceiling bookcases that resemble those present in films, to quiet video games like chess, draughts or dominoes. For those who fancy one thing a bit extra full of life, then head over to the ‘Cave’ with a pool desk, your favorite Netflix collection and even a PlayStation 4 for gaming. Want a strategy to unwind in your room? Then order one of many in-house Elemis therapies.

And hopefully launching later within the yr is Hawkstone’s backyard spa, which can provide spa therapy rooms, a sauna, steam rooms, rest rooms, indoor and out of doors sizzling tubs, sensory showers and a detox eating deck.

But when hanging round indoors is not your form of factor, then there’s lots to do outdoors as nicely with the property’s expansive gardens. Simply outdoors the again entrance is the Orangery Fitness center, which homes treadmills, resistance machines and the rest to maintain you match when you loosen up. It’s also possible to go for an prolonged stroll across the property, with an audio tour to be taught all about its wealthy historical past and revel in all of its structure with serene ponds and an orchard. The grounds are additionally house to a strolling path and with a golf course situated proper subsequent door.

And when you’re feeling exploratory, the historic city of Shrewsbury is well accessible. Look forward to finding dozens of eating places serving the best meals, Tudor-style buildings, an interactive expertise inside the previous jail and a navy museum inside one of many city’s castles.


A bedroom with four-poster bed and two blue armchairs

Hawkstone Corridor boasts 37 rooms and luxurious suites, with the suites all being named after British literary greats from Lord Byron to AA Milne to William Wordsworth, which I stayed in. Rooms include a iron roll-top bathtub and king-sized mattress, together with different amnesties. Hector the Hawkstone Bear waits on the beds, and for a small charge may even come house with you. And when you’re fortunate, you will even be granted entry to the pantry on the second flooring, which you are allowed to ‘raid’ for sweets and cookies.

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And for the bride-to-be, the place higher to remain than the Bronte Suite, which gives all the above, alongside its personal private dressing room and make-up room alongside unrivalled views of the attractive Shropshire countryside.

Rooms begin at £175 per night time. To e-book, go to right here.