Uplands House is unique, as are Poppy and Graham. In fact, the whole weekend was perfect - a welcome retreat after a long, hard working week. We met some wonderful people.
Not being terribly sociable when away, always staying in faceless hotels in order to avoid making smalltalk with other guests, Poppy, quite simply, with her natural charm and gracious personality, wan us over in the first five minutes.
Poppy led us out to the terrace and brought us tea and sticky coffee cake..... very calorific but gorgeous.
As we had travelled up from West Wales we had decided to stay in for dinner on the 1st night. Not quite knowing what to expect, both the company and the food dictated where we ate on the 2nd night-- Uplands House. There was no question of going elsewhere. Highgrove lamb on the Friday night was a hard act to follow, but Poppy managed it with ease-- beautifully cooked salmon and fresh vegetables from a wonderfully tended garden.
Both Poppy and Graham were wonderful hosts. Our fellow guests were from America and Northumberland. With us being from Wales, the mix couldn't have been more diverse, but we all got along like a house on fire. It was one big house party, as if we had all known each other for years.
Being musicians, as soon as we saw the Clementi piano, we had to examine it further. Hence the musical session the followed!!!
It is with much warmth that we think of our wonderful weekend at Uplands House and although we were only there in September we shall be back in the very New Year!!
Poppy and Graham are definitely on our Christmas card list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an enthusiastic welcome, beautifully furnished comfortable rooms, tasty organic produce from our garden, great cooking, lovely wines, log fires, delightful views over the park, and every comfort in relaxing and peaceful surroundings.Visit Stratford-on Avon, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, and other delights of the Cotswolds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Uplands House Hotel Banbury