The Tawny

UK England West Midlands Staffordshire Stoke on Trent

01538 787 664   Consall Gardens Estate, Consall Lane, Consall, Staffordshire ST9 0AG

  • 34 Guest Rooms
  • Contemporary Luxury
A quirky and very comfortable deconstructed hotel in a lush 70-acre Staffordshire estate

The Tawny may have a reception, a restaurant and room service but it rather stretches the definition of a hotel. That’s because, after check-in, guests are dispersed via leafy pathways rather than carpeted corridors; and instead of boxy rooms clustered under one roof, The Tawny is made up of huts, cabins and treehouses tucked away among trees and lakes. All of them have the facilities you’d expect of a regular hotel room, but none of the immediate neighbours – and each delivers a healthy dose of nature thanks to an outdoor spa bath and its unique setting on this lavish and bucolic Staffordshire estate.

At the heart of the hotel is its well-regarded restaurant: The Plumicorn. It’s a strikingly modern, glass-fronted affair and a quick check of the Oxford English will reveal that, yes, its unusual name is a real word – one that describes the elongated eyebrow feathers of an owl! Somehow the idea of this curious embellishment is rather fitting here: nature with a bit of a flourish and perhaps just a touch of magic, mixing botanical prints with plush upholstery under a high ceiling with huge windows, and with a gorgeous setting at the head of the estate's largest lake, just above the hotel's outdoor heated pool.

The landscaped gardens around the restaurant are home to a quirky collection of Victorian follies, while the lodgings have been just as carefully planned and just as beautifully designed as the restaurant. These range from the simple Wildwood Huts which sleep two in whitewashed, timber-clad Scandi style, to the grand Hillside Treehouses with their private verandahs, and the cedar-clad Retreats with sunken baths. Whichever you choose, you’ll have a bed that’s no less than king-size, en-suite facilities, a Smart TV, WiFi, a complimentary mini-bar, coffee machine and fluffy bathrobes to get you to that spa bath outside.

There are bikes to borrow, walking routes to follow and there’s always that heated outdoor pool. Bookable extras include private yoga sessions, treatments in the spa and mindful stargazing events. With breakfast included and lunch and dinner available in The Plumicorn, there’s little reason to leave the estate. Should you want to, though, the vastly different pleasures of the Peak District and Alton Towers are both within a half-hour's drive.

Details

Facilities

Wildwood huts, treehouses, romantic boathouses, the lookout and luxury retreats.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a much-needed escape, a memorable staycation, or simply looking for a place to unwind, The Tawny has an inspiring selection of unique accommodation in stunning surroundings, all of which feature an amazing outdoor spa bath on your private decking. There are 34 rooms on site, across out 75 acre estate!

Our award winning 2 rosette Plumicorn Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, picnics and 24hr room service. Why not take a dip in our outdoor heated pool open all year round, or make use of our complimentary yoga mats and bikes?

Nearby

The Tawny estate borders the Consall Nature Park, a conservation area and nature reserve featuring 740 acres of woodland, heath and moor.

Explore rugged trails off the beaten track, walk the winding local canals and pick up some steam on the nearby  Churnet Valley Railway.

The world-famous Peak District and its wild open spaces is only a stone's throw away, while thrill seekers can hop over the hills to Alton Towers for the ride of their lives. If you’re looking for adventure, The Tawny is waiting.

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

Guest Rooms including breakfast start at £250 a night. 

The Owner Says

We are so excited to welcome you to this incredible deconstructed hotel in the heart of the English countryside.

We've taken all the best bits from a traditional hotel experience; a fabulous restaurant and dining options, room service, amazing guest facilities, heated outdoor pool....and combined them with your own private space, a country escape to call your own for the duration of your stay.

Relax in nature. Located in the heart of rural Staffordshire, escape to the The Tawny and let the surrounding landscape envelop you.

Explore woodland, stroll through lakeside gardens, find peace in secluded dells and delight in enchanting follies. 70 acres of exploration await you.

Discover new experiences. Bathe outside under starlit skies, enjoy the perfect picnic, share a relaxed meal with incomparable views and unwind in the comfort of your unique room.

Location

Contact Website  01538 787 664  The Tawny, Consall Gardens Estate, Consall Lane, Consall, Staffordshire ST9 0AG

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Getting There

From the A52 west of Stoke-on-Trent, head north on A522 (Leek Road) signposted for Consall Hall Gardens. After half a mile turn right on to Consall Road then, after another mile turn right again to find The Tawny.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Wifi
  • Walking

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Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Best-in-class hospitality

My weekend at the Tawny Hotel was a dream come true. I have a background in working in 5* and luxury hotels, so I have always been confident that I know how to deliver best-in-class hospitality - but from the moment I walked into the reception, I realised that The Tawny operates at a whole other level. I was in awe of the team. A very lovely gentleman made me a cup of tea while we waited for a receptionist to be available to check us in. The receptionist came over to where we were sitting and provided a check-in that was seamless, informative and friendly. We stayed in a Wildwood Hut, it was beautifully decorated and laid out. The mini bar is so generous, we enjoyed the prosecco in our outdoor spa bath! That moment in the bath, looking up at the stars, drinking prosecco, is definitely going to be a moment which stays with me and my partner for a very long time. The Plumicorn was simply divine. Once again, the service blew me away. I asked for a wine recommendation, and after explaining my tastes to the waitress, she brought me over a sublime choice. The next day breakfast was scrummy. From there we used the bikes and went off to explore the estate. There were endless hidden gems and beautiful moments to be had (even if I did lose horrendously at chess!) We ended our visit by using the pool, and we both said that we will definitely be back at The Tawny. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, I can't wait to visit again.
Jan 13, 2024 by Gemma C
★★★★★

Can I live here forever?

I had an absolutely incredible experience! My partner surprised me with a weekend getaway for my 30th birthday, and it was nothing short of amazing. From the impeccable service of the staff to the cozy and comfortable rooms, the breathtaking views, the delectable food, and the delightful drinks—every aspect surpassed my expectations. The entire weekend was a perfect blend of relaxation and enjoyment. I found myself not wanting to leave, and now I'm eagerly counting down the days until I can return and relive those wonderful moments again!
Aug 11, 2023 by mrjlbrown
★★★★★

Restored my faith in the hotel experience

I've stayed in many hotels this year, some rated as 5 star in various locations including some very well-known establishments and I had come to the conclusion that the hotel stay was over and air b n b is the way forward. I have had cause to complain at every single one, wondering if it was just me!! Then I stayed at The Tawny and was reminded how amazing a hotel can make you feel. Every single person is friendly from the reception to the cleaning staff. Every detail is considered from wellies to borrow at reception to fresh milk in the fridge. It's also very beautiful and perfect for a romantic break or a weekend escape to the countryside.
Jun 30, 2023 by Lisa D

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