Bookings are now open for the Newt in Somerset hotel and spa, which is set to open in Bruton, England, on Aug. 29.

The 23-room property will feature a state-of-the-art spa with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a halotherapy room, a Turkish bath and a private couples room for mud therapy.

The former 17th-century Georgian country home is set on extensive grounds that include cultivated parklands, ancient woodland, orchards and farm shops. 

A walled garden features a maze and 460 apple trees of 267 varieties, from which the hotel makes its own cold-fermented cider.

The design of the property mixes traditional elements, such as the original main house, a croquet lawn and a library, with contemporary design features and amenities.

Accommodations include 13 bedrooms in the main house and 10 in the renovated Stable Yard, four of which include kitchen areas.

The Botanical Rooms restaurant serves a menu largely sourced from the estate and its neighbors and varies by season. The Horns & Pigtails, located in the original vaulted cellar of the house, offers communal dining, wine tastings and special events. 

Rates start from about $360 per night, double, including breakfast and access to the gardens and spa facilities.

Comments
JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI