Tucked amid the Malvern Hills, just five miles from both Worcester and Great Malvern, Stanbrook Abbey is one of Worcestershire’s hidden gems. Once home to Benedictine nuns, this stunning property dates back to the 16th century, although alongside the Georgian manor house most of the present building was constructed in the 19th century Neo-Gothic style by renowned architect Augustus Pugin, who also designed the Houses of Parliament. The spiritual beauty of the place lives on in the extraordinary architecture, from dramatic stone cloisters to gothic stained-glass windows. The ecclesiastical architecture and 26 acres of grounds give this luxury retreat a sense of tranquillity throughout. The 55 bedrooms range in style from cosy Classic rooms to sumptuous Suites, including feature rooms complete with antique furniture and lavish period features. Each bedroom has been appointed to a high standard with indulgent fabrics and superior furniture. Sister Charlotte’s Restaurant is located on the second floor of the abbey, with an elegant atmosphere, high ceilings, open fireplaces and glorious views of the grounds. The sophisticated menu from Head Chef Rhys Stone offers sophisticated flavour combinations made from fresh, local ingredients. The less formal George’s Bar menu is perfect for light bites, comfort food, cocktails and al fresco dining in season.