Beechfield House Hotel – family friendly hotel review

Beechfield House

by Katie Banks |
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We visited the Beechfield House hotel near Bath in Wiltshire – and checked out why it’s perfect for a family break

If you’re looking for a perfect weekend break for your family, the Beechfield House Hotel could be your answer. It’s located just outside Bath so it’s ideal for exploring the city but it’s also next to beautiful countryside for family walks and historic attractions such as Longleat and National Trust village, Lacock.

The 4-star luxury country house hotel also boasts lots of activities on site to keep kids of every age happy. The outdoor heated pool situated in a quintessentially English country garden takes pride of its place and provides a fantastic spot to relax in the sunshine.

The hotel is set in eight acres of beautiful grounds
The hotel is set in eight acres of beautiful grounds ©

There’s also a crochet lawn and a football pitch if you’re feeling more energetic within the eight acres of grounds. In the conservatory, there is a great collection of board games and puzzles, as well as a DVD library for some well-earned downtime.

The food is exceptional and guests can enjoy a 2 AA Rosette awarded fine dining and traditional afternoon tea. The cooked breakfast is to die for – and there’s plenty of choice for any little fussy eaters!

The bedrooms feature luxurious four-poster beds so you're guaranteed a good night's rest and all the amenities to make sure you have a comfortable stay.

Beechfield House offers luxurious four-poster beds for a good night's sleep
Beechfield House offers luxurious four-poster beds for a good night's sleep ©

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And as we are currently celebrating the arrival of Baby Sussex, we've compiled the best family stays that get the royal seal of approval after a new survey by revealed nearly half of British parents (44%) found it nearly impossible to find time for relaxation on holiday since having kids...


Family breaks with the royal approval!

Taverna Bleu, Lake Como, Italy1 of 6

Taverna Bleu, Lake Como, Italy

Rumour has it that Meghan and Harry can't get enough of a Lake Como, after taking a secret holiday with the Clooney's last summer. This lush tavern is set on the shore of Lake Como and offers bright lake-view rooms and a terrace with views of Comacina Island. Lake Como is perfect for families who are looking to eat great food, visit amazing sites and go on fun boat rides. Nothing feels more royally exclusive than embarking on a 'secret' get away.

Karma Kandara, Uluwatu, Indonesia2 of 6

Karma Kandara, Uluwatu, Indonesia

You may recognise this extravagant villa from the family Instagram pictures from Princess Zara and her husband Mike Tindall. Rumour has it that Mike stated it was the most relaxing place he's ever been to: "I did very little. The whole setup is designed to inspire relaxation". This cliff-side resort is dotted with luxury villas that each have their own tropical courtyard and private pool. The nearby Karma Beach Bali has daybeds, a bar and water sports activities, that leaves guests spoilt for choice. If evening walks is not your thing, guests can enjoy the evening outdoor cinema, allowing you to watch your favourite moves under the stars.

Hotel Walserhof, Klosters, Switzerland3 of 6

Hotel Walserhof, Klosters, Switzerland

Supposedly Prince Charles has been going to this mountain top stay for about 40 years now, and if that's not royal enough for you, Prince William and Kate Middleton have also been spotted on the ski lift near the property. Every room in the Walserhof castle has a balcony with panoramic mountain views. To top it all off, you can take long quiet walks by the lake or take a ski lift over the mountains before coming back and indulging in the wide range of exquisite food on offer. Klosters is a snow covered dream, well suited for an incredible getaway.

La Maison du Carroir, Blois, France4 of 6

La Maison du Carroir, Blois, France

La Maison du Carroir is an elegant B&B located in central Blois, just 600 yards from Blois Castle which promises an unforgettable family stay. What could be more royal than living within your very own castle? Even William and Kate are partial to an escape to Blois with their children, to enjoy some royally good family fun. Families can have breakfast on the terrace or in the dining room beside the fireplace. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding areas, including cycling, horse riding and fishing.

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom, India5 of 6

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom, India

Kumarakom Lake Resort is a popular choice amongst the royals, after being named India's leading green resort by the World Travel Awards, so it's no surprise that renowned environmentalist, Prince Charles, is rumoured to have stayed here. The traditional architecture of each villa is combined with an outdoor bathroom set around a private courtyard. Surrounded by large gardens and a beautiful lake, the views are sure to blow you away. If that isn't enough, guests can arrange sunset cruises, village walks, boat rides and a visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. The beauty of a royal holiday lies in the experience, and it's fair to say that this resort has a lot to offer its guests.

Hassler Roma, Rome, Italy6 of 6

Hassler Roma, Rome, Italy

This five-star hotel is a clear favourite amongst the royals. Not only did it attract the likes of Princess Diana, but it has been a favourite of royals all over the globe – Prince Rainier of Monaco loved it so much he decided to enjoy his honeymoon here. Set at the top of the Spanish Steps, Hassler Roma is one of the city's most famous properties. It offers elegant rooms and suites, and its restaurant and gym have panoramic views over Rome's rooftops. You can also dine with style at the Palm Court restaurant whilst admiring the ancient stone walls which are steeped in history.

If you fancy exploring outside of the hotel, Lacock is right on the doorstep – with the country house with monastic roots, Lacock Abbey, and it’s famous village, which has been used for various film and television locations, including the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and the Harry Potter films.

You can also visit the Fox Talbot Museum, which explores the history of photography after William Henry Fox Talbot, polymath and pioneer of Victorian photography moved to Lacock Abbey in 1827 and created the earliest surviving photographic negative in 1835. For more info on Lacock, please click here.

Then only a stone’s throw away, you can plan a whole day adventure at Longleat House – complete with it’s impressive safari drive-through. You’ll be able to marvel at lions, tigers, cheetahs and wolves – and possibly the most memorable experience of having a bunch of monkeys chew your windscreen wipers as you make your way through their Monley Mayhem enclosure.


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There are a number of Southern koalas at Longleat
There are a number of Southern koalas at Longleat ©Longleat

They’ve also just opened their own Koala Creek which includes a group of iconic Southern koalas and two endearing hairy nosed wombats. Having teamed up with the Southern Australian Government and Cleland Wildlife Park, and Singapore Airlines, we are the only animal collection in England exhibiting koalas and the only animal collection in Europe exhibiting southern koalas.

The house is also open to explore and is celebrating 70 years open to the public – with 15 breathtaking rooms to take in, complete with art collections and stunning formal gardens.

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