We spent a relaxing night at Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat, a beautiful 17th Century Grade II manor house situated in the lovely village of Stock, in Essex.

Although it is in an idyllic rural location, easy access to major roads and rail connections in nearby Chelmsford and Billericay make it exceptionally convenient to reach.

Check-in was a smooth process and we were shown to our room. Fortunately, we were staying in one of the individually styled premier rooms, which featured a magnificent antique bed and was spacious and well appointed, with luxurious soft furnishings andindividually styled furniture. The marbled bathroom featured a spa bath.

Before our dinner in the Rosewood restaurant, we enjoyed drinks in the cocktail lounge and bar area, where we were able to relax and take in the genial atmosphere. The opulent décor of the restaurant was the perfect backdrop to our dining experience. The dishes were imaginative and impeccably prepared, the traditional English menu has some obvious Mediterranean culinary influences and, where possible, locally sourced organic produce is used.

After a restful night’s sleep and a deliciously filling breakfast, we sampled the beautiful landscaped grounds, the lake and gardens before we took advantage of the spa facilities that are available to residents. These included the steam and sauna rooms, as well as the indoor pool. A luxurious relaxing back massage completed the experience.


Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat

Stock Road



CM4 9B

Tel: 01277 829990