Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford-upon-Avon
Swaddled in 157 verdant acres within sonnet-shouting distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe (formerly part of Menzies Hotels) offers a mix of intriguing history, luxurious accommodation and fine dining, alongside first-rate state-of-the-art leisure facilities.
Our Grade II* listed 19th century neo-Jacobean mansion designed by Henry Clutton – the architect behind Cliveden House, Battle Abbey and Lille Cathedral – offers a gloriously atmospheric country house experience. You’re entering a theatrical world of magnificent open fires, towering ornate ceilings and galleried staircase, along with elegant chandeliers, oak paneling and a warm, sumptuous palette.
Of course Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe – one of Warwickshire’s most sought-after wedding venues – has moved with the times. Its 78 superbly equipped rooms, all with free WiFi, Apple Macs and excellent bathrooms, offer flexible accommodation from coolly contemporary apartments to vast king-size beds, four-posters and even a suite with hand-painted murals.
And then there’s the Trevelyan Restaurant. Offering the best of modern British and European dishes, including Gressingham duck, Scottish halibut and Welsh lamb, it has earned an AA Rosette and adoring local clientele.
This impressive setting makes every occasion feel special. The Jacobean house combines traditional features such as oak-panels and open log-fires with modern comforts and amenities, and 157 acres of beautiful grounds in rolling countryside.
With an exceptionally wide range of accommodation including seven self-catering apartments, and twin rooms through to 4-posters with their own lounge, you’re sure to find a room or apartment to suit you and your family.
Everything you want for a weekend break or holiday is within the grounds. If you enjoy exercise make the most of the golf, tennis, gym and swimming. If you prefer to conserve your energy, there is a superb spa, lovely grounds and comfortable lounges.
While surrounded with famous attractions including Warwick Castle, the Cotswolds – villages guaranteed to ignite dreams of moving to the country – and Stratford’s RSC Theatre, the Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe is a destination in itself. Its gorgeous private grounds, first recorded in 12th century manuscripts, now boast an Italianate Garden straight out of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
There’s also the and championship standard 18-hole golf course, alongside tennis courts and rolling Warwickshire parkland, offering splendid walks for a romantic break. You can also work off any over-indulgence – our famous scone, clotted cream and champagne high tea perhaps? – in the state-of-the-art health club with its touch screen equipment, indoor pool and diverse fitness classes; or enjoy serious pampering in the serene spa with thermal treatments and Elemis and Clarins therapies.
Unsurprisingly, the impressive architecture and extensive facilities have also made the hotel a favourite for conferences and conventions. Leisure or business, a warm Welcombe awaits.
- 78 hotel bedrooms
- 7 luxury apartments (1, 2 or 3 bedrooms)
- Fine-dining restaurant
- Lounge, bar and terrace
- Italian gardens
- 18-hole golf course
- Tennis courts
- Spa with swimming pool, thermal experience and treatment rooms
- Wedding venue for up to 250 guests
- Business venue for up to 250 delegates
- BT Sport is now available in the golf club
- Sky Sports is available within the bar