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WE’RE CELEBRATING NATIONAL SPA WEEK WITH MANICURES AND FIZZ

A sparkling new nail brand has arrived at Dormy House Spa near Broadway – along with an offer you can’t resist. Ciaté London is an innovative fashion polish recognised by the black satin bow on every bottle. Choose from 30 glittering textures and colours at House Spa, with names like ... Read more

DORMY HOUSE IS AA HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Top hotel award goes to the Cotswold’s newest refurbished hotel and spa Dormy House in Broadway has scooped the top hotel award in England, becoming AA Hotel of the Year 2014-15. “This award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels recognised as being outstanding examples in their field,” said TV ... Read more

DORMY HOUSE IS NAMED “ULTIMATE” UK SPA HOTEL AND BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

Dormy House Hotel and Spa, along with Foxhill Manor, the hotel’s exclusive-use venue on the Farncombe Estate near Broadway, are celebrating after scooping two important national awards in one weekend. The hotel, which launched House Spa in February and Foxhill Manor in June, has been named winning spa hotel in ... Read more

LADY PRO GOLFERS LEAD THE WAY

The first Dormy Challenge “will grow and grow”.   Thirteen of Britain’s top lady golfers gathered in Broadway this week [10th Sept] for an event that could change the golfing calendar. Hosted by Dormy House Hotel and played at Broadway Golf Club, the Dormy Challenge was a mixed pro-am tournament ... Read more

FIVE BUBBLE LUXURY IN THE COTSWOLDS

House Spa at Dormy House Hotel near Broadway has been selected as one of the five best spas in Britain by the Good Spa Guide. The Guide, which operates the UK’s only national spa rating system, judges each venue on a scale of one to five “Bubbles".  This month, [JULY] ... Read more

THE GARDEN ROOM IS HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Jon Ingram’s Garden Room at Dormy House Hotel near Broadway has been named Hotel Restaurant of the Year. The Garden Room at Dormy House beat Buckland Manor and Lords of the Manor Hotel in Upper Slaughter in the 2014 Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards. But Head Chef Ingram promises ... Read more

A MATCH MADE IN SPA HEAVEN

With so many different spa brands around we were spoilt for choice when it came to selecting the right brand to partner with in the new House Spa which opened at Dormy House in February this year. So why Temple Spa? Well it’s very simple really. They get it. They ... Read more

DORMY HOUSE LAUNCH SISTER VENUE

Foxhill Manor launches a new standard for weddings, house parties and executive events   Do you fancy hosting an event in your very own Cotswold Manor House, complete with Chef and Head Butler?  Foxhill Manor could be the answer to your dreams.  This Grade-II listed, eight-bedroomed home, complete with ballroom, ... Read more

CHAMPAGNE CHARLEY CELEBRATES NEW ROLE

29 April 2014 Dormy House creates opportunities for talent Charley Holland was an admin assistant with a long-held ambition. The 35-year-old enjoyed her job as Administrator for Farncombe Courses, the weekend leisure programme offering a wide range of subjects from history and singing to cupcake decoration. But she also dreamed ... Read more

JON INGRAM – TAKING FOOD TO THE ‘NEXT LEVEL’

Dormy House Hotel near Broadway has announced the arrival of a new Head Chef with an international pedigree.  37-year-old Jon Ingram joins the recently re-launched hotel following roles in London, Dubai and Cliveden in Berkshire. “I am really excited to be joining the team at Dormy House,” says Jon.  “There ... Read more

SPRING HAS ARRIVED AT DORMY HOUSE

Dear March... February has been very wet, very dull & quite frankly horrible. We would love it if you could please do better. Why? Because we are offering all of our guests a delicious 'taste of Spring' dinner with our compliments in the beautiful Garden Room restaurant when booking a ... Read more

HOUSE SPA OPENING AT DORMY

A new destination spa in the Cotswolds! In the heart of the Cotswolds lies Dormy House, a privately-owned 17th century farmhouse hotel which has recently emerged from a complete transformation. The final stage of the works is the hotly anticipated opening of House Spa on 4 February 2014 - a ... Read more

SPA SNEAK PEEK

Not long now until the fabulous new House Spa opens at Dormy House! With the help of award-winning spa consultants Neil Howard and Sparcstudio, the Spa promises to be an indulgent retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds. In the run up to the opening we are giving you a sneak ... Read more

A GRAND NIGHT OF CHABLIS

The first "Do at the Dormy" is coming up very soon........ On the 13th January, we are hosting our first event of 2014: "A Grand Night of Chablis" - an evening of delicious wine and fun! Join us from 6.45 pm for drinks and canapés as we welcome Vincent Damp, a ... Read more

TO DO AT THE DORMY

At Dormy House we are passionate about food, friends and fun. This is why we have prepared our very own series of events for 2014. All of our events will be held in the light and airy Garden Room Restaurant, there is certainly something for everyone! So join us in ... Read more

FINDING THAT PERFECT GIFT

This week we launched our brand new Gift Vouchers online! If you're stuck finding the perfect present this Christmas for that fussy someone then look no further! A gift voucher from Dormy makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Try our very  popular Lazy Afternoon Tea for two, where your loved ones ... Read more

FARMHOUSE CHIC AND STICKY FINGERS

By Andrea Mynard On Friday afternoon we picked Ruby up from school and, after giving her chance to change into a pretty dress, headed straight off for afternoon tea at the fabulous Dormy House hotel. It had been one of those grey, rainy days when the only time I’d ventured outside was ... Read more

RESTAURANT REVIEW: DORMY HOUSE

It’s had a £10m refurb, got a Michelin-starred executive chef at the helm and is blessed with one of the most stunning locations in the Cotswolds: Dormy House was always going to be good, says LAURA ROWE I quite often play the lottery game, where you mentally spend your winnings. I’d do ... Read more

RING IN THE YEAR NEW IN STYLE

New Years Eve at the newly -restyled Dormy House promises to be the celebration in the Cotswolds!   For eighty resident guests only, we're throwing a house party that's going to be glamorous yet intimate, lively yet relaxed.   Enjoy Champagne and Canapes and a six-course celebration meal in The ... Read more

DORMY HOUSE RETURNS IN STYLE

July 2013 The waiting is over for the most eagerly-anticipated hotel event in the Cotswolds this year. The popular Dormy House at Broadway, which originated as a 17th Century farmhouse, has re-opened to guests as part of a major £10 million refurbishment. Returning and new guests will find a hotel ... Read more

WIN AN ALL-INCLUSIVE STAY WITH OUR FACEBOOK COMPETITION…

As we get nearer to the re-opening of the new Dormy, we are offering one lucky person the chance to win an all-inclusive stay worth over £400. The winner we receive dinner for two in The Garden Room with a private kitchen tour and B&B stay in one of our ... Read more

FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR PHASE 1 COMPLETION AS DORMY HOUSE GETS SET TO RE-OPEN ITS DOORS!

18 July 2013 Summer has arrived, the sun is shining and Phase I of the building work is nearing completion, which means Dormy House is about to open its doors to guests. We hope you are getting as excited as we are! With the bar now taking centre stage in ... Read more

EXCITMENT BUILDS AS THE POTTING SHED TAKES SHAPE…

03 July 2013 With the weather starting to pick up and only three and a half weeks to go, we are well and truly into the finishing phase at Dormy House. The main house is almost complete – we have hot and cold water, heating, and our air conditioning system ... Read more

BEEF UP THE BUILDERS BBQ AT DORMY HOUSE!

17 June 2013 A well-deserved summer BBQ (where even the sun made an appearance) was enjoyed by the Zenith boys – dedicated team of construction workers – last Wednesday (12 June). Our brilliant photographer was on hand to capture the event as we raised a glass to celebrate entering the ... Read more

FOREMAN’S BLOG WEEK 8

03 June 2013 A step closer to the finishing line as Dormy House enters its second phase of renovation works It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Dormy House and thankfully not even the temperamental British weather has held developments up. The second phase is well under way and ... Read more

YOUR HO HO HOME FROM HOME THIS CHRISTMAS

31 May 2013 If ever a hotel was designed to make you feel at home it’s Dormy House and it’s hard to think of anywhere better to spend Christmas. Nestling in the heart of the Cotswolds the newly refurbished Dormy brings together old world charm with luxury design touches. Christmas ... Read more

HELP US TOAST THE NEWLY REFURBISHED DORMY HOUSE

31 May 2013 Dormy House may be in for a £10m service, but preparations are well under way for our launch on 2nd August. Be one of the first to stay at the new Dormy and we’ll treat you to a free bottle of wine with dinner. To qualify for ... Read more

TODHUNTER EARLE INTERIORS TRANSFORMS DORMY HOUSE HOTEL

24 May 2013 Dormy House Hotel near Broadway is currently undergoing a complete transformation by interior design house, Todhunter Earle Interiors. The exciting new look will be revealed in August 2013, transforming the 17th century farmhouse, part of the family owned Farncombe Estate, into the finest small luxury hotel in ... Read more

CREATIVE CAMERA AT WORK

02 May 2013 We’re excited to announce that Dormy House has commissioned contemporary artist Martin Newth to create a series of artworks for the newly-refurbished hotel. For the past few months, Martin has been working on a collection of site-specific photographs around the grounds of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate. Using ... Read more

FOREMAN’S BLOG WEEK 4

24 April 2013 Structural works are advancing at Dormy House: Once again, our behind the scenes catch up with Phil Wynn, Managing Director of Zenith Limited reveals exciting structural developments for Dormy House during their multi-million pound refurbishment and transformation. This week, progress has gone to the next level. After ... Read more

CREATING THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE IN THE COTSWOLDS

23 April 2013 In the heart of the Cotswolds, a new ‘dream team’ partnership in the kitchen is taking place. John Wood, internationally renowned Michelin starred Executive Chef, has been appointed as Food & Beverage Consultant at Dormy House ahead of the hotel’s highly anticipated re-opening in September 2013. John ... Read more

CHRISTMAS IN THE COTSWOLDS: LUXURY HOTEL PACKAGE 2013

Give yourself the best Christmas gift this year: a three-night stay at Dormy House with all the trimmings. If you’re looking for a luxury Christmas break in the Cotswolds, we are simply the best. We have a stunning countryside location only 1 1/2 hours from London Paddington. Think log fires ... Read more

FOREMAN’S BLOG – WEEK 1

04 April 2013 Demolition and excavation begins at Dormy House… It’s a busy week at Dormy House, as Phil Wynn, Managing Director of Zenith Limited and the man in charge of the multi-million pound refurbishment and transformation of the popular country house hotel, gets to work. The project had a ... Read more

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT DORMY HOUSE

21 March 2013 Dormy House is entering a new era of hospitality and great service. Our £10m refurbishment has begun and we re-open in August. House Spa launches in January 2014. But our wonderful Cotswold location, historic building and superb facilities are nothing without high quality managers and staff. We ... Read more

FURNITURE ‘GOING, GOING…GONE’ AT DORMY HOUSE

Around 1,000 people packed into the Dormy House auction to bid on hundreds of items of furniture on Monday, in advance of the hotel’s £10m refurbishment. Up for grabs were 291 lots ranging from sofas and a four-poster bed to more than 600 plates and even the kitchen sink. The ... Read more

EVERYTHING – INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK! – UP FOR AUCTION AT HOTEL

Guests, nearby residents and curiosity hunters are being offered a unique slice of hotel history when Dormy House auctions all its furniture next month, in advance of a £10m refurbishment. More than 500 lots will go up for public auction at the much-loved four-star hotel, near Broadway, on Monday 18 ... Read more

THE DORMY CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH 99 RED BALLOONS

Staff at Dormy House Hotel near Broadway released 99 red balloons into the air on Valentine’s Day to mark the start of a major refurbishment and marketing launch. The romantic release capped a day-long, Valentine-themed ‘We Love the Dormy’ event, which saw the marketing team and suppliers meet up to ... Read more

DORMY HOUSE HOTEL TO LAUNCH LUXURY SPA

One of the Cotswolds’ best-loved hotels is launching a luxury spa in 2014 as part of a £10m plan to position it among the UK’s top hotels. The Dormy House, near Broadway, will unveil its exclusive House Spa early next year in a move that will see the family-run hotel ... Read more

NEW DATE FOR DORMY HOUSE HOTEL’S £10M REFURBISHMENT

The £10m revamp of one of the Cotswolds best-loved hotels has been rescheduled for spring 2013 to ensure ‘no compromise on quality’ during the transformation. The Dormy House Hotel, near Broadway, had been due to close this winter for a four-month redevelopment. It will now remain open up to and ... Read more