Sometimes all you need is an overnight stay to recharge. That’s exactly what I did a few weekends ago. Staying at the boutique High Field Town House in leafy Edgbaston, Birmingham I could have been a world away, rather than close to home.
It’s definitely a plus, in my book, if the place you stay at looks exactly like the photos on their website. It means there are no disappointments. So I was especially looking forward to my stay at this small boutique hotel. The High Field Town House is a renovated Victorian villa, which is now a 12 bedroom haven in the city. Taking the historic listed building as the inspiration, the interiors have been designed beautifully. There are splashes of colour, country scene wall paper and antiques adorning bedrooms and the sitting room.
Entry to the Town House and rooms is by keypad, which means you don’t have to rely on reception or carry around a card key. On arrival Pip and I had a bit of difficulty with the front door, but it transpires all it needs is a bit of a hard shuff! No point being gentle and ladylike or you won’t get in.
As the hotel isn’t very big, it didn’t take long to find our room. Which was gorgeous. I could have spent a week there not just one night. I liked every detail from the antiques, roll top bath, to the wallpaper and tapestry.
We’d booked a table at the High Field next door for dinner. We really liked the interiors which complemented the interiors of the Townhouse. It was a glamorous relaxed vibe, with country style meets colonial England. We were pleasantly surprised to see the menu was similar to some of our Warwickshire favourite Peach Pubs.
Retiring for the night, we easily relaxed into the extremely comfortable beds. I have a thing about pillows but these were perfect and provided a good nights sleep. The only thing I would say if you are tall room 5 may not be for you, the beds weren’t very long. As a person of average height even my feet were at the end of the bed. Also it was a good job Pip and I are good friends, as the bed hadn’t been made into a twin. Depending on how busy the nearby establishments are it can be a little noisy if you are on the front.
In the morning we enjoyed coffee from the Nespresso machine in the sitting room. Just one of those little things which make all the difference. I’m not one for instant coffee with warm lifelong milk so I was glad of the complimentary ‘proper’ coffee and fresh milk.
The bathroom isn’t large, but it is perfectly formed. There is a dual showerhead which is perfect for standing underneath and being refreshed.
After a slow paced start, we went back to The High Field for brunch. There were quite a few more diners who I recognised from the Town House.
The brunch menu was the usual mix of granola, pancakes, English breakfast, avocado on sourdough and eggs benedict. I chose one of my breakfast favourites eggs benedict, although was disappointed that it did come with the usual English muffin. Pip chose the English breakfast. We leisurely ate while agreeing, that overall, what a good time we’d had.
We’re both looking forward to returning and hopefully next time also trying out the beauty rooms.
*Our stay at the High Field Town House and breakfast was complimentary, as always my views are an honest account of the time I visited. We paid for our own meals at the High Field on the Saturday night.