Sunday, 29 April 2018

A relaxing stay at The High Field Town House...

Two words guaranteed to put a smile on my face are 'luxury' and 'escape' and a few days ago I packed my bags and set off to discover the refined surroundings of The High Field Town House* in the pretty area of Edgbaston, Birmingham. This elegant Victorian villa has been converted in to a twelve bedroom boutique hotel and from the moment we checked in, the stress of the real world faded away.


As we opened the door of our room, a world of indulgence awaited - the lofty ceilings and large bay window made the space bright and inviting, while a roll top bath in the bedroom, a super king bed, handpicked antique furnishings and a separate bathroom with a powerful rain shower set the scene for a relaxing stay.



The High Field Town House is only five minutes away from the city centre, but the tranquil  surroundings create a truly calming impression, a world away from any hustle and bustle and it makes the ideal setting for a short break. 


I had a couple of emails to catch up on during my stay, so the desk area came in handy and the views over the wide tree-lined street beneath proved a welcome distraction, as did the well-stocked hospitality tray and the crumbly shortbread biscuits which did not last for long!





I loved the pretty wallpaper depicting pastoral scenes, another feature which conjured up a feeling of restfulness. The High Field Town House is run in conjunction with The High Field, the popular gastro pub next door which serves simple and delicious menus, so if you want a bite to eat or a few drinks during your stay there is not far to venture!


Downstairs, the lounge is decorated with a quirky and cool aesthetic - think colourful framed prints, a vintage phone and yellow velvet armchairs. There is an honesty bar for those welcome drinks and a Nespresso machine if you prefer to curl up with a coffee and read a book on the comfortable sofa; little details which emphasise from the offset that guest experience is paramount here. 





In the evening, we strolled around the area, stopping off for a few drinks at The High Field next door. It was a warm evening so we sat outside on the inviting terrace and soaked up the atmosphere. A drinks voucher is provided when you check in to your room at The High Field Town House, so that you can enjoy a complimentary welcome drink next door - another thoughtful touch which ensures you can slip in to that relaxed holiday mindset from the moment you arrive. 


The next morning, we returned to The High Field for breakfast, choosing from a menu filled with tempting dishes made with locally sourced premium produce including free range sausages and bacon from Jimmy Butler, local free range eggs and top quality sourdough from the Brown Sugar Bakery. We started off breakfast with hand-roasted Union coffee and the smooth lattes were served with a dish of sweets which was a fun addition.


My partner went for the American pancakes with maple syrup, butter and crispy bacon - the pancakes were fluffy and the free range bacon worked well with the rich syrup. I find there is something irresistible about having pancakes for breakfast, which always makes me think of an American diner.


I am always pleased to see a vegetarian breakfast on the menu, which makes a welcome change from a traditional full English, so I ordered the High Field vegetarian breakfast with veggie haggis, spinach, free range poached eggs, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and sourdough. The generous portion size impressed me, as did the quality of the ingredients - the veggie haggis was deliciously hearty and the breakfast left me feeling thoroughly energised for a day of sightseeing. 




There are twelve rooms at The High Field Town House ranging from cosy to premium and the team will do their best to accommodate you if you want a particular room upon booking. We stayed in room 5, a premium room which was equipped with every amenity for a perfect stay, my only problem was that I did not want to leave and I look forward to staying here again. 


The High Field Town House
23 Highfield Road
Edgbaston
B15 3DP

0121 647 6466


We had such a good time at The High Field Town House and I would highly recommend this boutique hotel for a pampering getaway. The location is a huge plus, as it is ideally situated for exploring the city, while being tucked away in a peaceful enclave. What do you all think, do you like the sound of The High Field Town House and do you have any plans for a weekend away soon? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post. 

Until next time, 

Camille

xo




*I was a guest of The High Field Town House, my stay was complimentary for the purposes of this review. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest. 
  

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great weekend getaway. Have a great week.

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  2. What a fabulous place to stay!! We always like trying out the interesting places like this!!
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  3. What a charming place to get away! I love the quaint decor and the food looks incredible. What a perfect place to spend some time and relax. xoxo, Christine
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  4. I love the interior of this house
    Looks so relaxing

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  5. This place looks so cool! ;)
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  6. Hello,

    Oh, beautiful !

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