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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Winter & Spring Escape Special Offer
Winter & Spring Escape. From £510.00 per couple. Sunday to Thursday, January to April 2023. During the Winter and early Spring we are offering guests a special weekday stay which includes: One nights accommodation in one of the Standard double bedrooms. 3 courses and coffee from our Menu of the Day. Full Hambleton breakfast. Inclusive of VAT and based on 2 people sharing. Limited availability, excludes Bank Holidays. 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.