Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - October/November 2022 (Issue 91)

SURREY The Runnymede on Thames is located on the banks of the River Thames and is surrounded by beautiful British countryside. Located just 10 minutes from Windsor, the property offers riverboat cruises, an array of exciting outdoor pursuits, both on and off the river, and new dining options. The impressive fleet of boats allow guests the chance to embark on a relaxing excursion on the water. Those wishing to self-drive for the day can set sail from the private jetty and navigate their way along the river. Whether you choose to sail upstream to Windsor or downstream to Shepperton, you can admire the picturesque views and local landmarks along the way, including Windsor Castle and Pharaoh’s Island. The hotel has also reopened its spectacular, seasonally-heated outdoor swimming pool, in which couples can enjoy a refreshing dip and make use of the complimentary towels and comfortable sun loungers. Guests can enjoy four-hour paddle boarding sessions and glide down the river for an alternative way to admire the scenic views. Check out for more information. COTSWOLDS Boaty McBoatface, one of the shepherd’s huts at The Fish Hotel in the Cotswolds, is nestled into a hillside and offers impressive views. This luxury hideaway comes complete with a double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Couples staying in Boaty McBoatface can embark on their own nautical adventure in the on-site paddle boat perfect for exploring the private lake or for popping across to the private island, which comes complete with decking and seats to enjoy long romantic evenings. Visit for more information. BATH The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the ideal setting for those looking for grandeur and sophistication and is a stone’s throw from where Netflix’s new film, Persuasion, was shot. The Gainsborough Bath Spa offers guests a taste of living in an Austen novel with classic British afternoon tea and a prime location in the heart of the city, neighbouring the Bath Assembly Rooms, Roman Baths and Holburne Museum. The storybook cobbled streets carry you through regal architecture at every turn, all once explored by Jane Austen herself, who lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806. This is the only hotel that offers direct access to the city’s natural thermal waters, where guests can look forward to an indulgent spa experience. Those looking to go all out can stay at The Townhouse, a private Georgian property that combines the grandeur of a private home with the five-star services of a luxury hotel. Head over to for more information. WEST MIDLANDS Will’s Tree House in Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, offers a simply stunning tree-top location from which to enjoy the tranquil views of Winchcombe Farm. Luxury and attention to detail go hand-in-hand to ensure a truly memorable experience for every guest. Stand-out features include a private hot tub, situated on the lower deck, a spacious wraparound decking area with plenty of comfortable seating and an outdoor shower hidden in an alcove for privacy. Designed with outdoor living in mind, the huge tree-lined part-covered deck is well equipped with a charcoal pizza oven, a gas barbecue, hanging chairs, a giant beanbag, a hammock, a dining area and wooden ergonomic sun loungers. There are even complimentary robes in which to relax and take in the idyllic views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This private country estate boasts a duck-filled pond, ponies, alpacas and lambs. There’s also a sumptuous king-size bed and fold-down fullsize single bunk beds, cleverly concealed in cupboards ready for when you need them. Visit for more information. HONEYMOONS 95