Winter at Beaverbrook

Escape to Surrey Hills for a quintessential English countryside experience at Beaverbrook, one of the latest additions to our hotel collection.

Querido had the opportunity to fully immerse into the hotels stunning beauty and calmness. Just a 20-mile journey from the vibrant center of London, this place is like stepping into a movie! Its expansive estate, breathtaking spa, onsite cinema, and ice skating rink embody Lord Beaverbrook’s vision being a great host and entertainer and we were all set to be Beaverbrook’s modern day guests!

The moment we arrived, we were transported into a winter wonderland.

The hotel’s cozy lobby was all decked out with twinkling lights and holiday decorations, making it feel extra special. The hotel comprises three distinct houses within the estate – The House, The Garden House, and The Coach House. Recently opened The Village with 21 individually designed guest suites named after literary and artistic icons of past eras. Every room has its unique personality and charm. We stayed in the cozy Coach House Cottage near the spa during our visit, setting the perfect tone for our weekend.

Our journey at Beaverbrook began with a rejuvenating treatment at the Coach House Spa –  a colorful world of relaxation. The spa is a masterpiece created by renowned contemporary artist Brian Clarke. It’s designed to nourish your senses, representing nature’s elements, with stained-glass ceilings casting rainbowy light and ceramic tiled walls surrounding you, creating a sensational atmosphere. After the much-needed massage, we decided to chill out in their winter outdoor heated pool, taking in the breathtaking views of Surrey Hills landscape.

As the sun set, a golf cart awaited us by our cottage, ready to take us to the Garden House for a heartwarming dinner. The charming restaurant offers a cozy dining experience, with comforting, home-cooked dishes and interiors inspired by the surrounding gardens—a vibe that truly feels like an English country home.

During the day, one of the highlights of was discovering Beaverbrook’s winter gem – a dreamy ice skating rink that upped the festive feels of our visit. We were sipping glasses of Moet and Chandon, dancing on the ice, taking in the breathtaking views, all while the DJ spinning Christmas tunes. I mean, can we all spend every holiday season at Beaverbrook?

The holiday excitement doesn’t stop there! The Beaverbrook team arranged for us to explore the charming town of Shere, where the movie “The Holiday” was filmed. Though we didn’t stumble upon Amanda or Iris, the town’s charm and beauty more than made up for it.

On our final evening, we went on a Beaverbrook culinary adventure. First, we started with cocktails at Sir Frank’s Bar, a Gatsbyesque art-deco bar decorated with over 350 paintings by Victorian botanical artist Marianne North. Afterward, we had dinner at this amazing Japanese Grill. Chef Wojciech Popow exceeded our expectations with an exceptional sushi platter he created for us. The sushi had a creative twist, including an unexpected sprinkle of ants….yes you read that right. Surprisingly, they added a citrusy flavor to the sushi!

Our stay at Beaverbrook was nothing short of magical! From the amazing range of accommodations to the incredible spa oasis, the beautiful ice skating, and the mind-blowing culinary experiences, every single moment was meticulously created to perfection!