I slept heavily. It was a quiet night in a peaceful hotel. I went down for breakfast and ordered Hedonist Bakery French Toast with Knightwick Streaky Bacon. I overheard a couple talking over their Full English’s, ‘The fish looked a bit sick, so he pulled it out of the pond and shot it in the head,’ she read from the paper, as the man went and sniffed the marmalade. All was well in the world.
Later on in the bar I got talking to the breakfast couple, Paul and Hazel, who were highly entertaining and kept me up until 2.30am. Another great thing about Verzon House is that they will keep the bar open for residents as long as required, and of course, their bar is well stocked with such delights as Chase Marmalade Vodka and Elegant Gin.
I love the feel of Verzon House, it’s a stunning old farmhouse built with an incredible vista over the Malvern Hills, embracing the great style of it’s era whilst bringing in modern classics too. What I really like is the feeling that the place is reconnecting with it’s surroundings and bringing the farm back into the heart of the house. Fresh herbs sit potted on the dining tables, paintings depict pheasants and deer, and the kitchen uses the best local produce to the most excellent effect.
It’s only ever been sunny when I’ve visited Herfordshire, so I’ve always been very lucky with the weather, but I can imagine it is beautiful here all year round. In the snow it must be really stunning. I think I’ll have to go back in the winter and check though, just to be sure!
Verzon House is such a relaxing place to stay. The staff are so friendly and helpful (Hola! Gemma, Loren, Sophie and Imogen) and it really does feel like home from home. Plus I think it’s the perfect party place.
Verzon House Hotel is situated in the village of Trumpet, just outside Ledbury in Herefordshire.
The rate for a Suite (like the one I stayed in) is £150 per night, for two people, including breakfast.
Thank you to the superb team at Verzon House for the most lovely stay, again!