"If you have the dosh, don't bother looking elsewhere."
That was the verdict of Jane Knight, deputy travel editor of The Times newspaper. Greeted by elegant interiors, access to an indoor, heated pool and champagne on arrival (selected stays), most guests would find it very difficult to disagree. In fact, taking into account the brilliant kids facilities, BFB would wager that more than a few families would consider moving in for life!
Converted from the Victorian stableyard and outbuildings of Bruern Abbey, this pretty cluster of 12 cottages sleep from 2 to 10 and are stylish, luxurious and well-equipped, country houses in miniature with the added benefits of an indoor pool, treatment rooms, fantastic facilities for mini guests and optional housekeeping and chef service on request (must be pre-booked).
Modern comforts like seriously powerful showers, underfloor heating and state-of-the-art kitchens blend with elegant antiques, pretty fabrics, four poster or tester beds, and open-fires (guards provided). Fans of Osborne & Little, Sanderson and Nina Campbell will be in heaven! Outside, the beautifully landscaped grounds hide communal gardens, a croquet lawn and a heated indoor pool with fitness suite and treatment rooms. Mini guests and their parents are exceptionally well catered for with a raft of nursery equipment, toys and books provided in the cottages, plus a walled garden complete with elegant two-storey 'wendy house' (be warned, some may want to move in for good!), heated play cabin with dressing up gear, more toys and arts materials.
Accommodation Overview - Newmarket Cottage
Newmarket sleeps 8 and is perfect for larger families and groups. One of the largest cottages at Bruern it is finished with an elegant combination of antique furniture, indulgent soft furnishings and muted Farrow and Ball painted walls. Each of the four bedrooms is en-suite and the rooms range from opulent four poster doubles, to twins with replica 18th century, chic beds. However the Pièce de résistance which little princesses will fall in love with is the white four poster twin room, perfect for those whose dreams are packed full of castles, fairies and Prince Charmings. Outside there is a small private terrace which leads out onto the extensive walled gardens, perfect for the little ones to roam around on and is in easy reach of the wendy house and play cabin at the end of the lawn.
Please note: This cottage has space for only 2 x cots