The Tawny is a ‘deconstructed hotel’, its 55 bedrooms are huts, treehouses, lookouts and boathouses, each with its own outdoor decking and spa bath, scattered around 70 acres of gardens, woodland and lakes and blending in beautifully with the natural landscape.
Whether it’s a cabin in the woods or a shepherd’s hut, a treehouse on the hill or a lodge by the waterside, or a luxury retreat with a sunken bath, guests, including families, can really immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the countryside, returning to the complex at the Tawny’s hub to eat, drink, socialise and splash around in a pool with a view.
When you’re not bathing in your tub under the stars or simply enjoying your chic room with its modern décor and abstract art, take a wander along the estate’s network of pathways through untamed woods and wetlands, or explore the adjoining Consall Nature Park where you’ll find nature trails, birdwatching and, after a climb to the top of Kingsley Banks, glorious views over rural Staffordshire.
Then head to the Plumicorn, the open-plan, glass-fronted central building where you can dine in style on dishes inspired by seasonal produce and local ingredients, some plucked from the hotel’s own kitchen garden. There’s a more relaxed lounge menu, too, including pizzas and sharing boards. Or if you can’t face society, you can order from the room service menu.
At the top of the valley, the Tawny’s outdoor heated swimming pool is a great vantage point to cast your eyes over the estate while sipping on cocktails delivered straight to your sun lounger. And for those who want to keep fit, in a gentle way, there are aerobics classes, while in the quaint thatched cottage, the hotel’s wellness team can ease your cares away with a Gaia Spa Treatment.