Need to know
Eight, including three suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in 3pm (you can hang around in the communal areas if you need to leave later, though).
Double rooms from $380.06 (£313), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include use of the Dormy House spa (and transport there and back), a full breakfast spread of breads and pastries, as well as à la carte options, drinks – alcoholic and soft – and snacks from the trolley and the pantry. Oh, and cake.
Inclement weather or just feeling lazy? Book some time in the screening room, plonk yourself on a Fatboy bean bag and indulge in a spot of home cinema action (with complimentary popcorn, naturally). The Manor has a vast stash of DVDs available and the TV is – excuse us for getting technical here – bloomin’ massive.
At the hotel
Gardens, screening room (with film selection, consoles and games), ballroom, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, tablet computer, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, kettle, Temple Spa bath products. Wellies are available to borrow, and all the facilities of Dormy House and Farncombe Estate (including the spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and gym) are free to use.
Our favourite rooms
If you’re of a four-poster, twin-clawfoot-tubs-by-the-window, cosy-lounge-area-with original-fireplace sort of bent, you should probably secure the keys to the oh-so-romantic Oak Suite on the ground floor. If, however, you like your hotel rooms to resemble a cross between a rockstar afterparty and a Bedouin tent, head on up to the Maple room on the second floor, which has a king-size bed that can be curtained off from the rest of the room, a massive corner sofa and Fatboy bean bag, and a charming writing desk by the window. Our vote for the best views, however, goes to Birch, which looks out over the Vale of Evesham to the Black Mountains of Wales.
The 16m indoor infinity pool at the Dormy House Spa is two minutes’ drive away (Foxhill staff can shuttle you over), as is its outdoor hot tub.
Foxhill guests can cadge a lift over to Dormy’s award-laden House Spa whenever they fancy, and take advantage of the full-on Scandi-style thermal suite (featuring a Finnish sauna, lavender steam room, thalassotherapy room, experience shower and ice bath), the Veuve Cliquot champagne bar-cum-nail-parlour and six sleek treatment rooms, including a ‘couple’s closet’ for pampering pairs. The array of Temple Spa treatments on offer runs the gamut from grooming and beautifying to relaxingly indulgent. Treat your face to diamonds and black truffle, rejuvenate with a rhassoul mud bath or have yourself massaged into serenity before a healthy (or not) lunch on the Greenhouse terrace.
Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten something – Foxhill’s one of those places where staff will work miracles to ensure you have everything you need. There are wellies to borrow and the kitchen can fix you up with a picnic, but if you’re planning on running or rambling around the grounds, bring suitably outdoorsy attire. (And don’t forget your swimming stuff for use over at Dormy House).
You can book all eight bedrooms for exclusive use; with a ballroom big enough for 80 and a kitchen that can cook whatever you like, Foxhill Manor is the perfect party venue. Ground-floor bedroom Juniper has been adapted to suit mobility-impaired guests.
Dogs are welcome in all rooms for £30 a night, which gets them a bed and bowl. They even get to sample the chef’s own cooking, with specially prepared dog food from the Foxhill kitchen. There’s a maximum of two dogs in each room. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cotswolds.
Over-12s are welcome at Foxhill Manor (Dormy House is better for younger kids). The Hazel Suite, which has a separate lounge with a sofa bed, is the best bet for families with teens in tow.