Newly refurbished The Great House at Sonning set to launch in May
Celebrated for its buzzing theatre scene, idyllic scenery, delicious locally-sourced food, and Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney as a local resident, Sonning is fast becoming one of the most sought after UK getaway destinations. This picturesque Berkshire village will soon have another reason to be celebrate as The Great House at Sonning is set to re-open its doors on 1 May 2017 following an extensive refurbishment.
With 49 newly renovated rooms and a Coppa Club restaurant & bar, the new-look boutique hotel is ideally placed for those seeking a luxurious yet laid back rural escape. Overlooking the peaceful River Thames with leafy views across the countryside, The Great House at Sonning is a convenient 10 minute drive from Reading and a quick 30 minute train journey from London Paddington.
The Grade II listed, former Elizabethan coaching inn and surrounding red brick buildings have been transformed into a stylish and contemporary retreat, ideal for couples, families and those craving escapism in this picturesque corner of Berkshire.
The Great House Lodge, a new fully equipped events space, will also be opening as part of the re-launch. Thoughtfully designed, the space is made up of five interconnecting rooms and will cater for corporate meetings, weddings and other special occasions. The space can easily be transformed and features its own terrace and access to the gardens leading down to the river. With plenty of natural light and a modern, fresh outlook, The Great House Lodge will be the ideal base for unforgettable events.
Stylish and contemporary, the 49 rooms are split into five categories: Cosy, Relaxed, Deluxe, Deluxe River view and Suites. These include a mixture of suites and brand new family rooms, each with a dedicated ‘Kids Corner’ that includes toys and books specifically selected for little ones. There are also several dog friendly rooms featuring dog bowls, blankets and treats supplied for a four-legged friend. An array of home comforts are included as standard with every room, from fresh milk and water in the fridges, retro radios, full length mirrors, flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi, cloud like duvets and power showers for a great wake up.
The Great House is also home to the first Coppa Club restaurant which is conveniently set inside the Great House building. All food served at Great House Events and room service will be by Coppa Club ensuring a gastronomic treat is a guaranteed part of the new Great House experience.
With various family friendly attractions nearby, including Legoland and Windsor Castle, as well as great sport with racing at Ascot, polo at Guards and of course rowing and the Festival at Henley, The Great House will be the must-visit destination for those looking for a stylish and comfortable escape to the countryside.