Hotel with Georgian facade in extensive grounds
21/09/2015 ColinManchesterUK, Manchester UK
We have just stayed here as part of a larger group. The hotel is situated around a mile from the centre of lovely Bradford on Avon. It is in large, well kept, grounds that include a vineyard in its ow... more
We have just stayed here as part of a larger group. The hotel is situated around a mile from the centre of lovely Bradford on Avon. It is in large, well kept, grounds that include a vineyard in its own walled garden. The hotel has an attractive Georgian facade and has a modern large conservatory to the rear which, during our stay, acted as part of the main restaurant.
Our room, whilst slightly cramped, was on the ground floor and had lovely views across the lawns to the Wiltshire Downs in the distance. There was an annexe, I believe called the Coach house, where further bedrooms were situated.
As a Georgian building, upkeep must be considerable and whilst there is evidence much money has been spent perhaps more needs to be done. This will be an ongoing process.
We stayed on a BB & evening meal basis. We chose our evening meal from menus shown at breakfast time. The breakfasts were just ok. We are early risers and the "hot" food was only luke warm at the start of breakfast time. The evening meals were similarly ok. Starters & desserts were pretty good but main courses, in my opinion, were mainly just adequate.
All staff were friendly, courteous & helpful particularly all Reception members & Lance who acted as a sort of Maitre d' at breakfast.
Free reliable wifi was a bonus!
A drawback for us was the situation, very rural, where it was impossible to go for a walk after dinner unless one just walked in the grounds & in the dark that would have been difficult. One size doesn't necessarily fit all!
Would we stay here again as private travellers? Probably not for the reasons mentioned.
However, the hotel would appear to be ideal for a group stay or as a wedding venue. less
LatonaLeisureGroup, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Leigh Park Hotel, responded to this review
I appreciate your very considered review.
We are a Georgian country house hotel set in five acres with an ongoing refurbishment programme, and the owners continue to invest to improve the facilities we offer.
We were very pleased to welcome your group to Leigh Park and offer very competitive dinner, bed and breakfast rates to you all, and we received excellent feedback from the organisers. We offer a buffet style breakfast with hot food cooked throughout the service period, with any special requests being cooked to order.
I am pleased you found members of staff worthy of praise and I will ensure this is passed on to them all.
We are just under one mile from Bradford-on-Avon town centre although less than half a mile from the main bus route to Bath. It is a shame you did not mention that you would have liked to take a stroll in the evening as we would happily have advised you of a short scenic walk.
I do hope you may reconsider and return to Leigh Park in the future.