Be it an intimate family affair or lavish birthday celebration, The Fish Hotel is the place to be. Its energetic, fun-filled Scandi charm is the epitome of boutique rusticity. With a back-to-nature approach, this eclectic hotel is a collection of varied buildings, huts, treehouses and a lodge sprawled high across a prominent Cotswolds escarpment overlooking the picturesque village of Broadway and with views stretching 50 miles across the Vale of Evesham and as far as the Welsh Black mountains. This magical place is sure to fire the imagination and perfectly set the scene for any unique private celebration.
For families looking for a fun packed adventure in the Cotswolds, The Fish Hotel is set in 400 acres of stunning grounds with lots of onsite activities for broods of all shapes and sizes. The magical forest, meadows and lake make the perfect playground for inquisitive little humans, adults and dogs alike. Wellies are supplied for guests and special pooch-wash areas will keep the forest out of the lounge! There are a huge range of games and activities that can be arranged on the dedicated activity lawn; from motorised tanks to archery and even a Segway safari, the options are as big as your imagination.
The centre point is the impressive Scandinavian style Lodge with huge glass widows and far reaching views. Sample some of the spectacular wines from the cellar while socialising on a veranda as the sun sets to the west then party long into the night with music and dancing. The wooden Lodge houses the main lounge with roaring 360 degree open fires, sumptuous furnishings and feels relaxed and warm with spectacular views from every window. The Scandi feel is elegantly complimented with Cotswold charm to create a space that’s perfect for celebrations with friends and family.
Guests can choose private dining or to make use of the Hook restaurant. Combining sophistication and refinement, Hook is a wonderful celebration of seafood, serving the finest, responsibly sourced, fish as well as timeless classics from the land. With exclusive use of the estate, up to 90 guests can dine in Hook; with floor to ceiling windows, beautiful views and direct access to the terrace it makes a stunning setting for special occasions.
For smaller groups, you may choose to dine privately in either the Cabin, able to seat 50 (up to 70 utilising the adjoining private Lounge) or bask in the light-flooded conservatory and enjoy the stunning views and access to your own private terrace for up to 16 guests.
For a more relaxed feel, The Feasting Deck offers the ultimate in al fresco dining. Whilst you relax on the open deck with your loved ones, Hook’s chefs will prepare a mouth-watering array of barbecued foods right in front of your eyes using a collection of coal and wood-fired stoves and a huge pizza oven. Just sit back and soak up the tranquil surroundings and let the attentive staff attend to your every need.
The accommodation at The Fish is an rustic, sophisticated treat. The enchanting forest is home to a collection of treehouses and huts that ooze luxury charm that transcends run-of-the- mill hotels by whisking your imagination far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Each treehouse and hut bursts with the sort of character you’d usually find in a film featuring hobbits in a far-flung land, yet these Earthy, back-to-nature hideouts are brimming with luxury; their gorgeous interiors immaculately presented, feeling warm and welcoming. Enjoy the rustling of the forest’s leaves whilst supping champagne in an outdoor bath or row your private tranquil lake and explore the tiny central island.
The suites and rooms in the Farmhouse, Outhouse and Stables are country chic, boasting sleek en-suite bathrooms with all mod cons and sumptuous bedding, yet still off all the character and charm you would expect at The Fish. Sit outside in the peaceful meadows and watch the sun set across the Vale of Evesham to truly soak up the magic of this remote hillside.
Whether you come to Farncombe Estate for the sublime scenery or the fabulous food, to get out and about or to rest and rejuvenate, you can be sure you’ll cherish your time here for many years to come.