Poetry Is In Motion At The New The Retreat At Elcot Park

Tucked away near the Wessex Downs, The Retreat at Elcot Park has a sense of poetry about it. It’s no surprise, really, seeing that one of its prior owners was the mother of wordsmith Percy Bysshe Shelley, who bought the house in 1844, after his tragic drowning at the tender age of 25. As well as a grand oil portrait of the poet, found above the lobby’s impressive limestone fireplace, there are also other nods to the romantic pen-man found in the new hotel, such as excerpts of his poetry inscribed upon some of the walls. But, look a little deeper, and there’s also plenty of lyricism in

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