Blending Victorian splendour with modern design Shendish Manor Hotel and Golf Course is set on several hundred acres of parkland and gardens. Featuring 70 stylish, air conditioned bedrooms, the delightful Orangery Restaurant serves a European menu.
Once owned by the Duke of Bedford, the attractive Elizabethan-style hotel building dates from mid-19th century. Recently refurbished to complement the era, it offers 18 superbly furnished en suite rooms and a beautiful oak-panelled restaurant.
Down Hall Hotel, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM22 7AS.
Set on the Hertfordshire / Essex border, this Georgian country house hotel stands within 110 acres of parkland and formal gardens. Each of the hotel’s bedrooms has been individually styled, blending elegance with history. The modern restaurant serves an international menu.
Just 2 miles from the heart of Cambridge and its historic colleges, this listed 17th century manor is set within beautiful parkland. Offering 22 luxurious bedrooms, English afternoon tea can be served on the carefully tended lawn.
Set in stunning grounds, this 18th century Queen Anne style manor was once the home of Sir Henry Page-Croft, Winston Churchill’s Under-Secretary of State for War. Carefully renovated, Fanhams Hall now offers 77 crisply decorated, contemporary bedrooms.
Sopwell House Hotel, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire. AL1 2HQ
Once home to the young Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, this Georgian country house has been carefully transformed into a luxury hotel, offering spacious and elegantly decorated rooms. Leisure facilities include a beautiful swimming pool and fitness suite.
The Grove, Chandler's Cross, Hertfordshire. WD3 4TG
This former seat of the Earls of Clarendon has been sympathetically renovated and transformed into a truly luxurious hotel, complete with an award-winning spa, an 18 hole golf course and two pools. Set in several hundred acres of parkland, a short drive from Heathrow.