Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Chateau Impney

Hubby and I needed a hotel near Worcester this weekend as we were travelling to watch Sheffield Sharks Basketball Team play in a match that could have seen them in the finals at Wembley (they didn't win sadly).  I remembered a stunning looking place that we had once passed when he had been diverted off the M5 once and began to investigate prices etc .  Whilst they do have some amazing looking bedrooms in the Chateau, at some amazing prices, they did also have some rooms in a purpose build block behind the house that were cheaper that a Premier Inn - so I booked us one.

 Chateau Impney at Droitchich Spa was built in 1873 by John Corbett - a salt mine owner, for his French/Irish wife.  It is a striking building - you can read it's history here.  It is very hard to imagine that you are in the West Midlands and not in France!
 I would have loved to stay in one of the turreted bedrooms, but it was well out of my price range.
 It still has some parkland which was nice to wander around too.  It's also within walking distance to Droitwich Spa town centre.





It made a nice change from staying in the tent!

12 comments:

Rowan said...

It looks really good - definitely more my style than a tent:)

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, what a beautiful building!!! Definitely much nicer to stay there than in a tent I think - I'm not a camper! Glad that you had a nice time. xx

pastcaring said...

Goodness, what a magnificent place, it looks beautiful. I hope you behaved with sufficient decorum while you were there! xxx

Lyn said...

You go from one extreme to another! It looks like a beautiful place, when I first saw the photo I thought you had sneaked off to France again!
Xxxx

Patricia said...

Wow what a find and like you I'd love to sleep in one of the turret rooms. Gorgeous photos. x

Rosie said...

It looks like a lovely hotel! I love the entrance and the window:)

topchelseagirl said...

You should tell people you did stay in the expensive rooms - who would know lol!?!?

Jo said...

Fabulous. What a great place to stay. I can see the attraction of the turreted rooms.

John Gray said...

Fabulous

Gilly said...

What a fantastic building! I thought you were going to say they had put you in one of those teeny rooms right under the roof!! Looks a lovely place, though.

Sara said...

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Lisa said...

I think if you stay in one of those turreted rooms you need to change your name to Rapunzel!
Lisa x