Grim’s Dyke Hotel
Old Redding, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 6SH (view map)
A world away from the tumult that is London, yet only twelve miles from the bright lights of the West End, and just eight miles from Heathrow airport. The hotel is easily accessible as it is situated close to junction 5 of the M1.
This magnificent Victorian building is the former residence of Sir William Gilbert, the writing half of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership. The beauty of this historic country house against the backdrop of the luxuriant and peaceful gardens and woodlands that surround it create an oasis.
This beautiful hotel is the ideal place for a relaxing and peaceful stay for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Old-fashioned values combine with modern day comforts – comfortable beds, well-appointed en-suite bathrooms and rooms which are individually designed in the country house style, all with magnificent views over the surrounding parkland. Of the 46 bedrooms at Grim’s Dyke nine luxurious rooms and suites can be found in the main house and a further 37 high quality rooms are housed in a separate lodge, two of which have facilities for the disabled. The lodge is merely yards from the entrance to the main house and offers the same sense of peace and tranquillity as it is surrounded by trees and overlooks the gardens. Facilities include Multi-Satellite TV channels, Business Services include Direct-Dial telephones, Typing, Copying and Faxing service. Period rooms also include Personal Laundry Service, 24 hour Room Service and Fruit Basket.
Through the great panelled doors off the grand entrance hall you’ll find the Library Bar. This was the library where Gilbert wrote some of his most well known works, and also where he created his last two operettas in collaboration with Sullivan. A huge fireplace once stood in place of the bar, which still features the copper surround Gilbert had installed. This peaceful room looks out onto the croquet lawn, terrace and gardens.
Surrounding Grim’s Dyke Hotel is one of its most spectacular features, the grounds, an enchanting mix of wild woodland and formal gardens. Close by you will find a croquet lawn along with the kitchen gardens, beehives and Victorian greenhouses that supply the restaurant. If you venture further into the woods you can find the famous boating lake, fringed with azaleas that tumble gently to the water’s edge, complete with a central island.