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Bishopstrow Hotel & SpaSouth-West England

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In Three Words

  • Peaceful
  • Historic
  • Contemporary

Best Bits for Kids

  • Near Longleat
  • Outdoor pool
  • Acres of grounds to play in
  • Intro
  • For Kids
  • For Adults
  • Rooms
  • Food
  • Activities
  • Top Tips
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Bishopstrow hotel is set in 27 acres of grounds which provides the perfect escape for families looking for relaxed luxury. The hotel has its own orchard, option of trout fishing and outdoor and indoor pool and spa. The hotel retains all of its unique period features and charm but sympathetically combines this with modern, contemporary touches. 

For Kids

  • Ideally located 6 miles from Longleat safari and adventure park! The hotel is in fact owned by Longleat.
  • Large indoor (the children can use this between 8am til 10am and 3.30pm til 6pm) and heated outdoor pool (children can use all day).
  • There are 27 acres of woodland and lawns to explore and play in.
  • Maybe try a spot of fishing with dad on the hotel’s own private stretch of the Wyle River.
  • Board games are available to use in the hotel.
  • For the warmer days there are outdoor games such as croquet, cricket, badminton and football on the lawns.
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts if your children like a game of tennis!
  • Cots are provided free of charge.

For Adults

  • The hotel can arrange babysitters on request.
  • Retreat and indulge in the boutique spa and relax with one of our many Elemis treatments on offer.
  • If you don’t fancy a treatment simply enjoy the thermal experiences in the spa or the indoor or outdoor heated pools.
  • Go for a work out in the fitness suite or opt for a spot of tennis.
  • Enjoy cream tea in one of the beautiful lounges or the sun terrace, choose between cream tea, afternoon tea or push the boat out and enjoy Champagne afternoon tea! Afternoon tea is available from 2.30pm – 5.30pm.
  • Free wifi throughout the hotel.
  • Enjoy a longer lie in and order Room Service.



There are 32 bedrooms ranging from the opulent Master bedroom to the more contemporary design of the courtyard and garden bedrooms many boasting exterior patios.

The Classic Rooms are mainly located in the main house although some classic rooms can be found on the ground floor of the Courtyard. Classic Rooms have double beds, en-suite facilities, wet rooms and are equipped with TVs and DVD players. The maximum occupancy of these rooms is 2 so you can’t share these room types with children. 

The Club Rooms are located on the upper floors of the Georgian Main House and on the ground floor of the Courtyard. 

Superior Rooms are located on the upper floors of the Georgian Main House and the first floor of the courtyard. There are two specifically designed Superior Rooms that can accommodate families.

These are the largest rooms of the house, some of these rooms offer a separate sitting area and others have their own outdoor access offering both space and comfort. If you have older children and are visiting in the summer these are a great option as the kids can have direct access to the outdoor pools and gardens. 

The opulent oval Master Room, originally the master bedroom of the house has large bowed windows with two freestanding roll-top baths to maximise the stunning views overlooking the hotel grounds at the entrance of the house.

There are three luxury Suites available all of which are located in the courtyard; The Weymouth Suite and The Shaftesbury Suite both comprise of a separate downstairs sitting room, while upstairs is located the spacious bedroom with direct access into the gardens and the en-suite bathroom with free-standing roll top bath and walk in shower.The Dorchester Suite has sumptuous surroundings and is set over one floor. There is a spacious separate sitting room and the en-suite bathroom offers a free-standing bath and double walk in shower. This is fabulous for a family of four. 

Room features



The Mulberry Restaurant offers two dining experiences.

You can choose from either the a La Carte menu in the Mulberry Restaurant or opt for a more informal menu in the Mulberry conservatory.



Possible Onsite Activities 

Activities can be arranged at an additional cost. If you are interested in a particular activity please ensure you tell the hotel at the time of booking. Minimum numbers of 15 people apply for activity to take place on-site, otherwise activities take place within 60 minutes drive from Bishosptrow.

Archery – or ‘Longbow’, one of the world’s oldest sports, and Olympic recurve bows.

Speed Shooting (air pistol) – test your skills of accuracy and aim.

Air Rifles Target Shooting – pre charged air rifles with telescopic sights.

Clay Pigeon Shooting – 12 or 20 bore shotgun, live ammunition and fast moving clays.

Duck Herding – a twist on traditional sheep herding, using dogs to navigate ducks through an array of obstacles.

Laser Clays – deactivated shotguns using laser beams and electronic scoreboard, totally safe!

Falconry – tuition on-site for handling and flying Falcons & Eagles with professional falconer.

Fly Fishing – tuition on-site on our private stretch of the River Wylye or on lakes and streams nearby.

Axe Throwing – authentic Viking axes! Thrown at wooden ring targets

Treasure Hunt – a variety of indoor and outdoor treasure hunts are available.

It’s a knockout – enjoy a hilarious ‘It’s a Knock out’ game, guaranteed to generate a fantastic atmosphere.
Offsite activities

A selection of activities are available within 60 minutes drive of Bishopstrow and include the following:
4 x 4
Argo cats
Honda Pilots
Military Vehicles
Quad Biking
Horse Riding – is available 5 minutes drive away at White Horse Trekking Centre.

Why not visit Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. An extensive Safari Park with over 15 attractions, including the new multi million pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House.

Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain, surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.

Known as ‘The city in the countryside’, medieval Salisbury really does have it all: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, not to mention a superb range of attractions.

Stourhead House and Gardens is a 2,650 acre (11 km²) estate which includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland, and woodland. 


Top Tips

You can even bring your dog. Dogs are charged at £10.00 per dog per night.

Children aged between 3 years and 16 years are charged at £35.00 per child per night, inclusive of their bed and breakfast. Children over 16 years will be charged as an adult.



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