Staying here was a highlight of my three-week holiday in England, Edinburgh, and Paris. The hotel is a visual feast and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and well-cared for. I stayed for two nights in "Barebones," each room being given its own name instead of number. The room has a view over the entrance courtyard and to the south where the River Coln gently flows past, and a separate view out to the east lawn, gardens, and beyond up the hill where sheep and spring lambs grazed. Quintessential English countryside. The only noise came from the occasional people entering or leaving the hotel, and that's because the weather was so beautiful I kept the windows flung open wide. I genuinely felt like a queen staying in that room. The room is shown in the hotel's website slide show. And the bathroom!!! Huge shower, long & deep soaking tub, both of which I took full advantage. The breakfast was delicious and offered much more than the standard full English breakfast. I enjoyed smoked salmon one morning. I also ate in the hotel's dining room my first evening there. The chef's creations and the service by all the wait staff fully measured beyond any expectations I had. The only reason I did not return to eat there the next evening was due to not feeling well the second day of my stay. A medical condition I suffer from raised its ugly little head, and I cut my sightseeing short to return to my room mid-afternoon. I wasn't even sure what I felt like eating. There is a bar in the hotel that offers lighter, casual fare, so I headed down there to see if they had soup. My waiter from the evening before -- Dan -- saw me and asked if there was anything he could get me. I shared quietly that I wasn't feeling well, and only wanted some soup or cooked vegetables or something to take back to my room. He said "You go back to your room, and I'll have the chef prepare something and bring it up to your room shortly." Within 20-30 minutes, he was at my door with a tray of delicious soup, roasted fresh vegetables, and a few crackers. Talk about feeling well taken care of!! Dan went above and beyond. The village of Bibury is so beautiful, and Bibury Court itself simply extended that beauty, but for me, it's all about the people, and every person I encountered represented the village and hotel very well. I can't wait to take my husband next time and return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bibury Court is a beautiful Jacobean mansion, situated on the outskirts of the village. This Cotswolds' setting is glorious which many picturesque views across the riverside grounds and gardens. The house is a now a private home, no longer a hotel and restaurant and is available for hire exclusively for very special occasions, weddings, events, private house parties and business meetings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bibury Court Hotel
- Bibury Court England