Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Fay ce que voudras’ reads a motto on the porch of Tim and Stefa Hart’s Victorian picturesque country house, an invitation to do as you please, and this year, as ever, readers have been pleased by their stay here. It is ‘the most wonderful place for relaxation’, vouch regular returnees. ‘The staff are efficient and pleasant as always, and the decor and furnishings remain a delight.’ The style throughout is classic and elegant. Even standard rooms have designer wallpaper, maybe a bath and walk-in shower. Bay-windowed master room Fern overlooks the colourful parterre and shining Rutland Water. Michelin-starred chef Aaron Patterson creates a concise daily menu using produce from the walled kitchen garden. Choices might include poached halibut, cucumber, oyster leaf salad; roast venison, turnips, braised red cabbage. You can spend days by the pool, play croquet or tennis, and when the sun’s over the yardarm, as it says on the sundial on the south front of the house, ‘Nune Hora Bibendi’ – time for a drink! Hambleton Hall is a Relais & Châteaux hotel. (See also Hart’s Hotel, Nottingham.) (Anthony Bradbury, and others)
17. 2-bedroom suite in cottage.
lift, hall, drawing room/bar, restaurant (vegetarian menu), 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (tennis, swimming pool, croquet, vegetable garden), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, cot £25, extra bed £35, no under-5s in restaurant.
allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night, not unattended), hall.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £310, singles from £220. Set dinner £83. 1-night bookings normally refused at weekends.
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'Celebrate a Special Occasion' Special Offer
Celebrate A Special Occasion from £620.00 per couple. Birthdays, anniversaries and memorable dates are all worth celebrating in style and Hambleton Hall is just the place to recognise that special occasion. Stay a night in one of Hambleton’s luxurious bedrooms with stunning views over Rutland Water. This special occasion offer includes: Sophie Allport goody bag – Seasonal fruit plate for your arrival – A glass of champagne to start the evening – Bouquet of flowers to take home – 3 course Michelin menu with coffee & petit fours – Personalised dinner menus as a momento of the occasion – Full Hambleton breakfast & morning paper. Inclusive of VAT & based on 2 people sharing. This menu is inclusive of a discretionary service charge of 12.5%. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.