Good Hotel Guide Review
'Could a summer day get any better than sitting in a beautiful garden, gazing down over manicured hedges and a fountain, to Rutland Water gleaming in the sunshine?’ A guide insider loved everything about Tim and Stefa Hart’s country-house hotel in a former Victorian hunting lodge – not least the food. The kitchen holds the UK’s longest-retained Michelin star. Chef Aaron Patterson uses local and home-grown produce to create ‘deliciously memorable meals’. ‘My king prawns with ponzu, avocado and seaweed looked almost too good to eat. Tagliatelle of wild mushrooms with grappa sauce was perfection.’ The service is ‘just so – not too stuffy’, and, ‘although the place is grand, there’s a relaxed, friendly air’. It is expensive, ‘but, my goodness, it’s worth it!’ There is a choice of rooms, from quite snug to a suite. ‘All are kitted out beautifully, with top-quality linen.’ 'It remains on the heights of excellence,' a reader concurs. 'At dusk, from our favourite room, one can see right across the reservoir to farmland beyond, with not a flickering light to be seen from anywhere’. A member of Relais & Châteaux. (Anthony Bradbury, Bill Wood, 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, hall (£10 per night, not unattended, bowls, food, biscuits, toys, waterproof coats, towels).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £355, singles from £245. Set-price dinner £115. 1-night bookings normally refused at weekends.
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Autumn Escape Special Offer
Autumn Escape. From £615 per couple. During the Autumn, there is still plenty to see in the garden and whilst the fires might be lit there are some wonderful walks to enjoy the changing colours of the surrounding landscape. This offer includes: One night’s stay in one of the Standard double bedrooms. Michelin Star dining with three courses from the Menu of the Day. Full Hambleton breakfast and a morning newspaper of your choice. Sunday through to Thursday only. From October to December. Subject to availability and inclusive of VAT, based on two people sharing in a Standard category bedroom. The menu is inclusive of a discretionary service charge of 12.5%. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.