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High time to visit Blooming Gardens near Bespoke Luxury Hotels

It is now August; the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar and traditionally the warmest time of the year. Although the Met Office didn’t forecast one, a heatwave duly arrived in mid July (along with a certain baby).
The UK has experienced everything from delightfully warm summers (with the occasional hot one thrown in), to cold soggy ones, though in recent years we have experienced the temperature certainly seems to be rising. Last year may have been the wettest summer for quite some time, but whatever the weather it’s always a great time to visit some of the UK’s best gardens, in and around Bespoke luxury hotels.

Whether you are looking to go to Scotland, the Cotswolds, or East Anglia you can be sure to find a beautiful garden to visit nearby. What’s more, if you choose a Bespoke break in one of their luxury hotels this summer you’ll be able to find a hotel near to one.

One always hopes that the weather will be fine for the summer solstice, at least warm enough to sit out until the last rays of the sun drop behind the trees and over the horizon without shivering to death in the process.

Over the last few weeks we’ve each been fortunate enough to spend some evenings enjoying the sun, but you could have been lounging in the garden of your favourite Bespoke luxury hotel, dreaming of warmth and long, hot days. After all, we’d hate to return to winter without having at least spent a few evenings in the garden with a glass of wine to stave off the impending chill.

It’s good to know that gardens are almost planted up for the summer months. I say ‘almost’ as there are always corners that could do with a few more plants to complete the image. A garden consists of a backbone of hardy plants that carry it through the seasons, but during the summer months a garden gets some ‘oomph’, and the illusion that it actually ‘is’, at least a thousand miles further south of where it actually is.

And where better to visit this summer than Bespoke luxury hotels with stunning gardens? In Scotland there’s Stonefield Castle, set in 60 acres of beautiful woodland gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and just two miles from the idyllic fishing village of Tarbert, one of the most attractive villages on the Mull of Kintyre Peninsula. And if that’s not enough then why not also visit Gleddoch House Golf Hotel & Spa, itself only 19 miles from Glasgow but set in a vast 360 acres with spectacular views over the River Clyde, Ben Lomond and the rolling Renfrewshire hills.

If something a little southern is more up your street, then it doesn’t get much better than the Cotswold House Hotel & Spa. The gateway to discovering everything that is glorious about the Cotswolds region of England with a wealth of historic houses and gardens, a superb choice of independent shops and many of England’s prettiest villages.

If that’s still not southern enough then there’s always The Suffolk Golf & Spa Hotel on the outskirts of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, in easy reach of a wealth of glorious gardens and the rich countryside of East Anglia.
We all deserve some really mild weather – I say mild as consistent heat may be asking a wee bit too much of the British – especially for visiting the glorious gardens of the UK. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are living on an island floating off the coast of Europe at fairly high latitude.

So make your choice and book your Summer luxury hotels break here. But don’t hang about, or you’ll soon find the blooms have all but disappeared!

Book a family friendly hotel for a Bespoke Family Break this Summer

At this time of year, there’s no more common a sight than families stepping out on holidays together and participate in activities that are enjoyable for all ages. With that in mind, it’s simple to find a family friendly Bespoke hotel in the UK that meets the needs of the whole clan, from nippers to nannies and everything in between. When you take the time to find a family friendly hotel, holidays quickly shift from headache to hassle-free.

Looking for a Family Friendly Hotel? Bespoke Hotel Staff Members Aim to Please

When making your hotel booking, be sure to speak with the hotel staff and let them know the ages of the people you’ll be travelling with. At Bespoke, staff will always go the extra mile to accommodate your needs. After all, hotels want to secure your business in the hope that you’ll have a lovely time and recommend the establishment to your friends. If you’re accompanied by very young children, the Bespoke Hotel of your choice may be able to provide cots and appropriate sleeping arrangements. Alternatively, if you let the staff know what sorts of activities your children enjoy, they can likely suggest ideas of age-appropriate games that will help the younger members of your family have an exciting time on their holiday

Holiday Dietary Needs

Trying to accommodate the often drastically different taste preferences of individuals can be one of the most difficult parts of travelling as a family. Eating in an unfamiliar place can be a somewhat overwhelming experience for kids, especially if the local cuisine is radically different to what they’re used to at home. These struggles can be even more intense for children who are already notoriously picky eaters. Take the uncertainty out of your dining experience by asking the advice of a representative of your chosen Bespoke Hotel. Remember that they deal with hundreds of guests on a daily basis and will be well accustomed to giving suggestions about great places to dine in the area. Use them as a personal resource and you’ll soon reap the benefits.

Take the Good and Bad in Your Stride

Seemingly small snags in your holiday plans, such as an unplanned rainstorm or misplaced item, can be that much harder to bear when travelling with a family. If these unplanned events occur, do your best to keep a positive attitude and not let the situation spoil the rest of your time. Children will pick up on and respond to your positivity, and before you know it the bad parts of your holiday will seem that much less severe. If large portions of your holiday are changed due to weather, check with the hotel staff to get their suggestions of fun indoor activities. After all, they’ll have had to endure plenty of rainy days themselves!

Choose the Attractions and the best deals

Whether you want to visit the famous Theme Parks such as Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, or Legoland, Bespoke hotels have a family friendly hotel nearby. But it doesn’t just extend to the high-octane seekers amongst you. If less demanding activities are on the cards why not try visiting Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, Windsor Castle, a break in the beautiful Cotswolds or Marwell Zoo in Winchester. All these places have local family friendly Bespoke Hotels who are offering great deals this Summer, including offers on admission prices to local attractions.

So keep an open mind and leverage the expertise of hotel staff, you’ll find that it’s simpler to have a family friendly, break at a Bespoke Hotel this summer.