Weekend Away at the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

Laura Ashley’s love of creating beautiful homes has expanded to the hotel environment. We have two beautiful hotels within our portfolio; The Belsfield and The Manor. Set in stunning locations just outside of London, in Great Britain, these hotels are the perfect excuse to get away and relax. Needing a weekend away herself the wonderful Louise from The Vintage Room tried out The Belsfield and tells us just how much she loved her stay…Now everyone knows how much I love Laura Ashley as a brand and I’m also partial to a luxury hotel mini break so when I got the chance to go and stay in the beautiful Laura Ashley hotel The Belsfield I quite literally jumped at it! My husband had a week off so we booked flights and a car to drive to the Lake District.The Belsfield is set on 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and looks right over Lake Windermere with stunning views wherever you look. The views from our suite were out of this world!Our room was absolutely stunning with beautiful Laura Ashley wallpaper and accessories with a lovely seating area with a sofa and chairs to sit and relax. The bed was huge with Egyptian cotton linen and a gorgeous velvet headboard which I now want in my bedroom!

Here’s a peek into another beautifully decorated room!

The Hotel itself is the most stunning period property and is a wonderful example of Victorian Italianate architecture. It was built in 1845 by Baroness Von Sternberg and later added to in 1869 by the steel magnate Henry Schnieder. It was converted to a hotel in 1892 and was extended shortly before the First World War. I’m a great lover of Victorian properties as my childhood home was one. There is beauty wherever you look in this stunning building and I was snapping pics of all the rooms.

The hotel was refurbished in 2014 by the Laura Ashley Design Service and the result is utter perfection. Laura Ashley interior designer Kay Cullen used the archive chinoiserie range of wallpapers within the hotel to stunning effect. She enhanced all the beautiful period features whilst remaining true to the buildings heritage. The Laura Ashley furnishings throughout create a feeling of luxury in keeping with such a beautiful period property.

My personal favourite had to be the Drawing Room with its duck egg blue & gold decor and we sat there after dinner at night having tea and looking over the lake as dusk fell, which was magical.

There are two dining rooms to choose from. We ate at the more informal Brasserie on the first night and the food was amazing. There is also a Lounge Bar with lovely decor where you can sit and watch the world go by.

The AA Rosette awarded Belsfield Restaurant is the more formal dining room with spectacular views over the lakes and hills. This beautiful room is also where we ate breakfast.

The Hotel is in Bowness and it’s a 5 minute walk to both the Lake and the town centre.  It really was the most perfect mini break and during our stay, I posted lots of pics on my FB & IG and I had so many messages from people who had fallen in love with the beautiful Belsfield and it’s stunning decor and surroundings.   We enjoyed every minute of our stay and I can’t wait to go back!

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