Langar Hall

César award in 2000

‘Quite a character’, Imogen Skirving began to take in guests when she inherited her family’s 19th-century stuccoed and apricot-washed Georgian mansion more than 30 years ago. She continues to run it in hands-on style as if ‘entertaining friends in the country’. With a close association with the Nottingham-born designer Paul Smith, it is the place to stay at in the area, notably for cricket commentators, barristers and other professionals. Bedrooms are themed (Bohemia was once an artist’s studio), or named after previous guests (Cartland, although no longer pink, is a ‘romantic’ room). Edwards, overlooking the gardens, has its original four-poster bed and 1830s porcelain bathtub. A short walk across the croquet lawn, Agnews is a ‘quiet, private’ chalet in the garden: it has sloping ceilings, its own veranda, large shower, but no bath. Housekeeping is ‘superb’. The drawing room has a mix of antiques and artefacts from Imogen Skirving’s travels (particularly to India). In the restaurant, chefs Gary Booth and Ross Jeffrey serve seasonal dishes, perhaps Belvoir hare, parsley root and pear; caramelised chicory tarte Tatin.
  • “Incontinent pigeons roost here” is not perhaps a usual greeting for new arrivals at a hotel but is a thoughtful way of keeping guests’ cars away from the trees where the aforementioned birds live. This consideration is typical of the place. The mission statement is not an empty claim – “A lovely place to stay a special place to eat.” The public rooms and bedrooms are well furnished in a fairly restrained country house style. Food is very reliable. The wine list is extensive and has a number of very reasonably priced bottles.. The enthusiastic young staff are attentive but never intrusive.

    Peter Jowitt, 24/11/2015

  • I fund this hotel by accident but it was a truly excellent find. The atmosphere was instantly relaxing and pleasant and the food was excellent. Attention to detail and service was great. I look forward to going again

    Ian Martin, 08/07/2011

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Local attractions

Belvoir Castle
A 19th-century castle, with a sculpture garden.
Langar Karting and Quad Centre
Go-karting, paintballing and quad bikes for hire.
Hot-air ballooning
Balloon rides over Nottinghamshire.

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Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts the following discount vouchers:

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Contact Details

Langar Hall

Church Lane, . LANGAR Nottinghamshire England NG13 9HG

Telephone

01949 860559

Further Information

Bedrooms

12. 1 on ground floor, 1 in garden chalet.

Open

all year.

Facilities

ramps, sitting room, study, library, bar, garden room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 30-acre grounds (gardens, children's play area), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed by arrangement.

Dogs

small dogs on a lead allowed by arrangement, not unaccompanied.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per room B&B single £95–£140, double £110–£199, D,B&B (Sun and Mon) £30 added per person. Set dinner (not on Sat) £30, à la carte £40.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates