17. 2-bedroomed suite in cottage.
lift, hall, drawing room/bar, restaurant, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (tennis, swimming pool (heated May–Sept), croquet, vegetable garden).
all ages welcomed, only children ‘of a grown-up age’ in restaurant in evening.
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), hall, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
 per room B&B from £280, D,B&B from £400. Set dinner £69. 1-night bookings normally refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Tim and Stefa Hart’s country house hotel is consistently outstanding, with service I have yet to see bettered: courteous, attentive, unobtrusive. And Aaron Patterson’s Michelin-starred cooking never fails.’ Standing amid formal gardens, this ‘classy, delightful hotel’ inspires devotion among its guests. ‘It does not disappoint,’ a regular Guide reader sums up in 2017. Modern luxury mixes with period features in the 19th-century hunting lodge. Well-equipped bedrooms have thoughtful touches (fresh flowers, pre-stamped postcards, biscuits by the bedside) that add to the general feeling of being ‘wonderfully spoilt’. ‘Our room overlooked lovely Rutland Water under lowering skies on a winter Sunday.’ Stroll round the ‘beautiful gardens’ or, if the weather turns, find a spot on one of the ‘inviting sofas’ in the ‘ever-comfortable lounges’ (‘the lighting’s a little low for reading, though’). Dinner is ‘superb’; breakfast, with ‘good, strong coffee and fresh hot cross buns’, is ‘exemplary’. ‘Long may the current owners and chef remain.’ Sister establishment Hart’s Hotel is in Nottingham (see entry). (Robert Gower, Anthony Bradbury, Robert Sandham). Hambleton Hall is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
- The Observer: 10 of the best hotels in Britain and Ireland
- The i: These are officially the best hotels in Great Britain and Ireland
- Daily Mail: The best hotels in Britain
- USA Today: British hotels with gorgeous gardens
- Luxury Travel Magazine: 10 unique luxury hotels in England
- The Independent: Ten of the best hotels for vegetarians
- The Independent: Ten of Britain’s best hotels for honeymoons
- Independent.co.uk: 10 Best British Country House Hotels
- MSN Travel: Best UK Hotels for Wine Lovers
Winter Breaks in Rutland
Sunday to Friday, October 2017 to April 2018, from £420.00 per couple, the offer includes: one night’s accommodation in one of our Standard double bedrooms; 3 courses and coffee from our Menu of the Day; full Hambleton breakfast & morning newspaper; inclusive of VAT and based on 2 people sharing, limited availability, excludes Christmas, New Year & Easter. This menu is inclusive of a discretionary service charge of 12.5%. Add a second night to your stay at the same rate and enjoy our Gourmet 6 Course Tasting Menu on one evening. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.