A Restorative Weekend at the De Vere Beaumont Estate
A weekend of R ‘n’ R was just what we-infact, I-needed after weeks of battling intermittent bouts of nausea and fatigue thanks to my precious rainbow baby and of course, not having left the house for a break in many, many months, and the timing couldn’t have been any better as my sickness lifted within an hour of us arriving at the heavenly and restorative De Vere Beaumount Estate Hotel in Old Windsor, a short drive from where we live. I honestly can’t remember the last time I felt as relaxed.
Absolute proof that hopping in the car, just five minutes away from home can literally transport you to a different world.
A world of no washing or cooking, just excellent food and an opulent suite the size of a house with a bath tub of dreams to call your own for two whole days.
An 18th-century mansion with a chapel, 75 event spaces and a Georgian white house (which we stayed in) De Vere Beamont Estate spans 40 acres of the postcard-pretty parkland grounds with natural ponds and animal themed sculptures as well as a playground for the kids, and original features throughout from antique vases and valises, chaise longues and even the original framed dorm keys from when it was once a school, many moons ago.
Beaumont’s elegance never fails to impress us nor does its attention to detail (particularly when it comes to the children’s toys and activity packs laid out in Eeception, the rooms and even the restaurant), and we feel incredibly lucky to have been invited to stay there on several occasions in the past, each time providing a unique but equally restful stay for us all.
On the Saturday evening, we dined at the 1705 Bar and Restaurant, enjoying a menu of mostly classic British-cum-Mediterranean dishes featuring garlic bread, buffalo mozzarella salad, superfood vegan salad and burger, the tastiest nachos we’ve ever eaten, and peperoni pizza and sausages with mash for the kids. Peter plumped for the light but gooey chocolate and oraange tart to end.
The restaurant, despite being indoors offers an al fresco experience with its enchanting, realistic looking faux olive trees in its centre and stylish exposed brick statement walls, and low hanging Art Deco style lights.
We were back there for a delicious and leisurely breakfast with all the trimmings, the next day too. Lush.
Then, it was more of the same magic as the day before as the kids rolled down hilly lawns, followed tree-lined trails and watched in awe as bunny rabbits huddled in the bushes. It really was the perfect weekend away.
This was a gifted stay but as always, all my words are honest.
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