The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross
Muddy says: This exquisite 5-star hotel is the last word in luxury. Fine dining, a luxury overnighter or superlative spa? Please don’t make us go home. Ever.
If you’re California dreaming great wine, exquisite food and off the scale luxury loafing, get yourself to The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire. This exquisite country house hotel is handily located a 10-minute taxi ride from Newbury (direct trains to London Paddington), and a short drive from the M4.
The Vineyard is a Relais & Châteaux 5 star hotel and spa, renowned for its impeccable service, 3 AA Rosette restaurant and award winning 30,000 bottle wine cellar. There’s also a whopping 100 wines available by the glass. Could get messy. Owner Sir Peter Michael also runs a world-renowned Californian vineyard, and the old world, new world vibes are ever present.
With 30,000 bottles tucked up in the cellar, it’s no surprise that The Vineyard is one of the top wine hotels outside of London. Plonk drinkers to oenophiles are all welcome, and you’ll love working your way through the wine list, especially when it’s paired with the top notch cuisine.
The spa is stunning, while the 32 suites and 17 bedrooms, all named after wine around the world, major on four-poster beds and marble bathrooms. Whether you’re after a indulgent stay; lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the renowned restaurant; a wedding venue or the chance to loll about in a top spa, The Vineyard has got it all.