IF THE chance to visit Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa ever comes up, you shouldn't hesitate at taking it.

Buried deep in thirty acres of beautiful Warminster countryside, there is something for everyone there.

On an unfortunately damp day earlier this month, my partner and I travelled to the hotel in search of much-needed rest and recuperation before the busy festive season really kicked off.

Lunch came first, enjoying a generously portioned sandwich and glass of red in the cosy and tastefully decorated lounges, before exploring the rest of the hotel.

Salisbury Journal: One of the lounge rooms, where you can enjoy lunch, cocktails or afternoon teaOne of the lounge rooms, where you can enjoy lunch, cocktails or afternoon tea

We were not disappointed. Our room, the Hot Tub Junior Suite, was spacious and extremely comfortable, and, as the name suggests, came with its own private hot tub.

We also managed to make the most of  the spa facilities during our stay, which included the thermal experiences (steam, sauna room and monsoon shower), and indoor pool.

My partner took advantage of our stay to book the 50-minute Elemis back, neck and shoulder massage and taster facial (£90).

They said it was a good option for people who don't have time for more than one treatment, but want to try a massage and skin care.

She added: "The massage was really relaxing and the masseuse tailored the treatment to what I needed and how my back was feeling, and she paid more attention to areas where I was carrying more tension.

"The facial used Elemis products and my skin was completely clear and glowing for about two weeks afterwards".

A short rest followed the spa treatments, before pre-dinner cocktails (a Maple Whiskey sour and a Cherry Mule ( both £15).

The Garden Grill, the hotel's restaurant was launched this summer.

Salisbury Journal: The Garden Grill restaurantThe Garden Grill restaurant

We were keen to try as many different things as we could from the menu, which follows a "farm to fork dining concept". To start we ordered the The Real Cure Dorset charcuterie (£7) and the Scottish salmon pastrami (£12).

For the main course, I had the Exmoor venison loin (£34) and my partner had the Roast Woolley park turkey crown (£24).

Salisbury Journal: Exmoor venison loin, with celeriac and kohlrabi remoulade, green peppercorn jusExmoor venison loin, with celeriac and kohlrabi remoulade, green peppercorn jus

We also added sides of mash potato and seasonal greens, and everything was cooked to perfection - especially the venison, which came medium rare.

Accompanying this was a delightful bottle of Beaujolais-Villages, Louis Jadot from France.

A comfortable night's sleep followed in the ultra-comfortable king-sized bed, and we woke up feeling relaxed and recharged (and not wanting to leave).

Salisbury Journal: Hot tub Junior Suite, Bishopstrow HotelHot tub Junior Suite, Bishopstrow Hotel

We headed down to breakfast, where unfortunately the level of service dropped significantly from the night before, but was enjoyable nonetheless.

We had some bad luck with the weather which meant we could not make the most of the hotel's grounds or the private hot tub, but we are convinced we will return soon to make up for that.

For more information, go to bishopstrowhotel.com.