The location was great and so easy for our family party of 9 to reach via road and train. It felt as though we were completely out in the countryside with lovely walks, the outside tub, the evenings playing charades with the crackling of the wood burner and complete silence. Yet, within 15 minute drive we were in the old character part of Beaconsfield, Plenty of variety for restaurants and pubs. There were top end shops too and a saturday market.
The rooms were all very comfortable and we had plenty of space though many doors are low, so for those over 5ft 6 - duck!
We would love to go back again.
I booked Hillmotts Farmhouse for a group of 11 ladies to celebrate my 30th birthday. From the time of booking, communication had been fantastic, very informative and quick responses to my enquiries. We booked the house from Friday to Monday, which also gave us the option to book the retreat for exclusive access on the Sunday- just what we wanted!
On our arrival, we received a warm welcome from Ellie and Hayley, who informed us we were the first the stay since the refurbishment, which only added to our excitement. We were given the tour of the house, which is beautifully decorated, with plenty of space for our group. Each guest was given their own Hillmotts dressing gown and slippers for use during our stay. The welcome pack gave us all the information we could of needed, including instructions for the hot tub, heating, oven etc, recommendations for places to visit or dine at, and contact numbers for taxi companies. It also gave details of what else was available if we wanted to book, such as a private chef. We also received a welcome hamper with tea, coffee, cake and a bottle of Prosecco. We were also given plastic flute glasses to use while drinking in the hot tub.
On the Saturday, some of our party went for a walk to explore the grounds and local area, while other went into Beaconsfield old town. The grounds were very scenic and we spotted numerous wild life- you would not think we were so close the Beaconsfield services! We also made use of the hot tub, even in the freezing cold weather.
Saturday night, Hilmotts Farmhouse was host to our murder mystery evening- more than enough room for us in the living room and around the dining table.
Sunday, we made the stones throw walk across to The Retreat, where we were greeted by Frances. 6 of us enjoyed a pamper package consisting of a massage (60mins) and facial (15mins) for £90. Some chose the hot stone, others chose the aromatherapy- both we would recommend. This also included afternoon sparkling tea, whiched catered for all 11 of us, with the other 5 of our group also able to use the relaxation room.
We all had a fantastic weekend and can’t wait to organise our next weekend away here.