Belton Woods is a relaxing hotel based within the serene Lincolnshire countryside – perfect for a spa weekend, friendly golfing trip or family getaway. It’s a great base for exploring the nearby historic town of Grantham – a small Saxon village known for its incredibly picturesque historic houses, castles and buildings including Belton House and Belvoir Castle.
The welcoming hotel’s entrance offers up pretty potted shrubs and trees with a delicate over hanging foliage on a curved balcony. The tall white pillars make a structured presence in front of the floor length windows and modern hanging glass lights. Inside, the reception staff are very friendly and helpful, introducing the hotel and what it has to offer for our weekend trip away.
Immaculately presented, the Belton Woods’ grand entrance hall at reception is very spacious with a modern heritage countryside interior. Warm wooden panelled walls with rich teal arm chairs, give the hotel a modern countryside twist. This interior runs all the way through to the bar and into the dining room.
While traveling as a family, there’s nothing more important than feeling comfortable in the hotel room and we were delighted to explore our larger room complete with balcony. The ‘Feature King’ room definitely didn’t disappoint – extremely spacious with a luxe velvet sofa and super king size bed. As promised in the website’s description, fluffy pillows, superior duck feather and down quilts were all helpful in getting that blissful night’s sleep. A cot for our baby was also provided which meant we could travel lighter than usual which is a godsend if you’re a parent and know how much you need to carry for a weekend away with a little one! My favourite feature of this room just had to be the private balcony overlooking the tranquil golf course, it was the pièce de résistance!
Belton Woods is renowned for its superb 36 hope golf course. Having hosted numerous PGA tournaments over the years, it’s one of the top golf resorts in the East Mids with The Lakes and The Woods offering up two totally different golfing experiences. If golfing isn’t your thing, but indulging in some much needed spa relaxation is, then lucky for us, this hotel has both. With a tonne of indulgent packaged to choose from, you can check out the full range here. I highly recommend the well-being massage if you’re looking to unwind and escape into another land for 50 minutes. Or perhaps if your more of a sports lover and on a golf trip, then a free style deep tissue would be perfect.
Now for the food! The Claret Jug is where you can get a spot of lunch, a classic afternoon tea, or perhaps a celebratory drink, all available in the lounge or on the picturesque terrace in the sunshine. Belton Woods Bar and Grill is where you can dine later in the evening and I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Everything we ordered from the menu was delicious! I loved the baked camembert starter with caramelised red onion jam,and La Pala bread. For mains we tried the butterfly chicken breast rubbed with your choice of cajun seasoning or a garlic marinade. And the 10oz 30 day aged prime British ribeye steak had fantastic marbling which gave the rib eye great flavour and a tender texture.
The following morning we arose with a fresh coffee on the peaceful balcony enjoying the incredible views. We headed back to the restaurant for breakfast which is such a beautiful room and looked even better in the morning light overlooking the golf course with pretty olive trees and house plants for an authentic country feel. There was an excellent selection including a traditional English breakfast, continental style, fresh fruit and yoghurt and delicious pastries which of course I just had to try!
If you’re looking for a relaxing countryside getaway this summer, Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort most definitely ticks all the boxes.