The Royal County of Berkshire blends modern architecture with centuries old buildings with ease. Tucked away in Holyport, for example, is a 1960s Modernist property designed by Foggo and Thomas while the four bedroomed Huf Haus in Tilehurst wouldn't look out of place in the Alps. If you like to look further back in time, however, you'll find plenty of stately homes and castles both ruined and intact to ponder on the lives of those who lived there. Berkshire is a county of commerce and countryside, art and architecture. Stay in a wonderful design hotel in Berkshire and then explore all that this delightful county has to offer feeling invigorated and inspired.
Architecture and Heritage in Berkshire
Highclere Castle in Newbury is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. This Jacobean style country house is set in 5000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown. In recent years, it's moved even further up peoples' 'must visit' list due to the country house being used as the setting for the popular drama Downton Abbey.
Elsewhere, there are the spectacular Forbury Gardens to discover - a public park in Reading. In 1121, Henry I founded Reading Abbey but abbey was destroyed in 1538 as part of Henry VIIIs Dissolution of the Monasteries. With so many beautiful locations dotted around the county, it's no surprise that there are plenty of design hotels in Berkshire that cater to more discerning visitors who want something a little bit special. An overnight or longer break in a design hotel in Berkshire lets you explore the architecture and countryside of this beautiful county at your own pace, and then retire back to the elegance and unique character of a premium quality design hotel.
Design Hotels in Berkshire
Design hotels in Berkshire contain everything you need to ensure your break is as enjoyable as possible - and a little bit extra. Expect unique features, contemporary décor and even the occasional original artwork to give each room real character. Features and facilities include health and fitness rooms, laundry, WiFi and room service. Rooms are available in a range of sizes and accessible rooms are also available if reserved in advance.