We got all waxy and lyrical about The High Field Town House when it opened, so we were ever so slightly excited to stay at Birmingham's newest boutique hotel.
There are many merits to a staycation (apart from the portmanteau. We won’t use it again). You know the best areas to head to and the best places to eat. And Edgbaston is certainly one of the more chic areas in the city.
We were given a personal key code prior to arrival, which lets you in the front door as well as into your room - so there was no need for anyone to check us in. This makes it feel as if you’re letting yourself into your own multi-million-pound Victorian villa. This is perfect for us as we primarily stay in nice hotels as a way to pretend we are stupidly rich.
Inside, antique furniture sits amongst plush carpets, thick velvet curtains and luxury details, in keeping with the stately Victorian building. Although it’s just a few minutes from a hectic city centre, the hotel feels worlds away. There is an air of country charm to The High Field Town House and our room was no different, with a free-standing roll-top bath, towering oak wardrobe, hand-painted wallpaper and a sage green colour palette throughout.
The communal areas were our favourite, the décor is a bit more fun – with deep teal walls, flashes of mustard yellow and multi-coloured art adorning the walls. In the sitting room, there is an armoire full of booze and a Nespresso coffee machine where you can help yourself to a drink (and an honesty box of course). A really nice touch that adds to the relaxed, home-from-home atmosphere.
The High Field Town House is the sister-company to the neighbouring High Field pub, a favourite hangout of ours. It’s super chic, has a great drinks list and is pretty good for people watching. Turns out it also does a mean breakfast.
Next time we’re looking for a luxury break without hours of travelling, The High Field will certainly get a look-in. And we finally have somewhere to recommend to out-of-towners when they visit.