Set among an idyllic 80 acres of land, arriving at Chicheley Hall is instantly breathtaking. From the stoney drive up between the trees the initial wow factor pleasantly continues throughout the beautiful Grade 1 listed mansion.
As we stepped out of the car we were greeted by the call of peacocks, which alongside the pretty church bells became a familiar and charming sound throughout our stay.
Warmly welcomed on entering the building and in the grand reception room by various staff members, they set the high standard of service that continued throughout our time here. We were given helpful information about our visit, our room key and felt instantly relaxed.
The room we were given for the night was ‘Born’ – a feature I noticed and enjoyed about the venue was that each room I saw was named after a historical figure with fun facts about them outside the doors. A unique little touch.
Taking in the beautiful hallways and early 18th century architecture surrounding us as we walked to our room, I quickly understood why this has become such a popular wedding venue, and I absolutely daydreamed about renewing our vows here one day! I haven’t told my husband about this yet…
Our room was nothing short of dreamy and I would highly recommend booking ‘Born’ if you should stay. Bright from the ceiling high windows all the way around the room ensuring us full sight of the spectacular grounds and swans swimming in the lake, I was already looking forward to waking to such a beautiful sight.
After taking in the room complete with all the amenities you could need including very welcome refreshments, we decided to explore all that Chicheley had to offer – although we could have stayed in our wonderful room all evening!
The beauty that surrounds the country house doesn’t end, so incredibly peaceful and picture perfect at every corner. We explored the grounds and also the church grounds, took hundreds of photos and sat with delicious drinks on the lawn in the sunshine surrounded by gorgeous blooms. It’s so clear as to why Chicheley was chosen as a set for film and TV series such as Pride and Prejudice and Black Beauty.
Just as a little rain came we decided to head back to our rooms to relax and get ready for dinner. I took full advantage of a rare nap and uninterrupted shower in the lovely spacious bathroom and we headed down to the dining hall.
We enjoyed a lovely and prettily presented three course meal surrounded by more perfect architecture and the most gorgeous wood panelled walls. We were served by a lovely and welcoming young waitress who was polite and professional throughout our meal.
After dinner and a few more drinks we decided to turn in for the night. I don’t think I’ve slept in a more comfy bed, and like I expected waking to the views from the room was incredible.
We slept with the windows open and woke to the sound of peacocks. I had a quick shower and relaxed with a coffee in the fluffy robe provided before heading down to breakfast.
Breakfast was in the same beautiful room that we dined in for dinner with a buffet of Full English and continental options in the room next to it. Juice, coffee and tea was flowing throughout.
As we walked back to our room we noticed they were preparing for a wedding on the ground floor and I would have loved to have stayed to see it!!
We went back to our room to pack and relax a little more, we stopped at the coffee station in the hallway to grab a take away latte before heading home back to our babies!
A HUGE ‘Thank You!’ to all the wonderful staff at the stunning Chicheley Hall for gifting us this trip and giving us some wonderful memories, it was just the rest and relaxation we needed. Some perfect time for us ❤️
Check out the Chicheley Hall website here