A quintessential celebration

What could be more quintessentially British than a stay in the Cotswolds? A stay in the Cotswolds to bring in the new year of course.

Set in a tranquil village location, Buckland Manor is an elegant country house hotel with all the trimmings. From the roaring log fires, period interior, sumptuous food and the resident dog it is truly a home from home for the country bumpkin that I am.


And so we arrived on New Year’s Eve (feeling truly like VIP’s from the moment the car pulled up!) shown to our rooms and got ready for the long night of celebrations ahead. At 7.30pm all residential guests gathered in the cosy lounges to meet for a fabulous array of aperitif’s and champagne cocktails.


Then came the 7-course taster menu, complete with accompanying wine flight…it is safe to say we totally over indulged, but my it was totally worth it!

The evening didn’t stop after desert, following a fleeting relax in the lounge with coffee and yet more sweet treats we were invited to the terrace with a glass of champagne and a front row seat to the fantastic firework display.


New Years Day was filled with a visit to some of the local towns and villages before returning to the Manor House for yet more delightful food.

I could highly recommend this hotel for special locations, especially those looking for that real quintessential county living. As always i have included a direct link below: