Contributor/ Saffron Powell
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A weekend away in good old Blighty can be just as refreshing and enjoyable as nipping abroad. The night my husband and I spent at Tuddenham Mill was one of the most relaxing and luxurious stays we’ve ever had. This uber-stylish boutique hotel is situated roughly half way between Newmarket and Bury St Edmonds in Suffolk. The design a perfect blend of old and new – wooden beams and contrasting sleek glass, our ginormous loft suite was simply stunning. On arrival a Mr & Mrs Smith CD was playing and next to the bed was a small decanter of homemade sloe gin. It is wonderful touches like this that make all the difference, we even bought a replica decanter set from reception to take home.
The Good Stuff
The suite was more of an apartment than a room, the 6ft bed and black out blinds ensured a good night’s sleep. We not only had a huge freestanding stone bath but also a walk-in shower with Elemis products and Missoni gowns to snuggle in. I loved the remote controlled gas fire (once I’d worked out how to use it) there’s even a telescope for star gazing/spying. Oh, and a top-of-the-range LoeweTV and Blu-ray player complete with a choice of over 300 films.
Inside the mill itself is a cosy bar and renowned restaurant, that concentrates on great British food sourced locally. At the time of our visit was the restaurant was headed up by Paul Foster, now his former sous chef Lee Bye is at the helm. Tuddenham Mill just oozes relaxation and indulgence, if GPs prescribed hotels to treat stress then this would be on my repeat prescription form. Look out for the last minute deals they post on Facebook and Twitter and make sure you stay for more than one night.
Read my full review here welovefood-itsallweeat.com/tuddenhammillhotel
Inside the hotel – 9/10
Romantic and stylish, thoughtful touches and every mod con you could dream of.
Outside the hotel – 7/10
There isn’t much around, just fields, a church and a pub. But this is fine, as you wouldn’t want a reason to leave the room.
Images courtesy of Tuddenham Mill