This Neo-Gothic mansion house, set in 40 acres, and with views of the River Stour, is now a luxurious hotel. It's furnished with antiques and fine paintings, and there's a Norman chapel in the grounds (used for private dining and board meetings) all of which make it an impressive place to stay. At the time of writing, April 2008, the indoor pool and leisure centre are being refurbished but will be ready by the end of the summer 2008.
Notable features include a lovely plant-filled conservatory entrance, a fine Victorian drawing room, a richly panelled library bar and a very elegant and relaxing lounge (where you can enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea).
Bedrooms are divided between those in the main house, which include 6 suites and 20 garden rooms. The latter are split level, with a sitting room and sofa bed on the first floor, making them ideal for families. Some have splendid four-poster beds. All have modern TV's, Broadband internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and en suite bathrooms.
There are good meeting rooms for business guests, which have Wi-Fi internet access. You can eat well in th 'Oak Room' restaurant, impressively situated in an oak-panelled room inlaid with family crests.
Clay pigeon shooting, falconry and archery can be arranged with a little notice.
There are also five larger rooms, particularly suitable for families.
- Pleasantly Situated
- Free Parking
- Ideal for Businesses
- Ideal for Families
- Number of rooms: 48
- Rooms, ensuite: 48
- Price (single room): please enquire
- Price (double room): from about £124
- Prices include breakfast
- Parking: Yes, 150 spaces
- Passenger Lift
- Banqueting, sit down, max: 48
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: 90
- Licensed for Civil Weddings
- Spa Bath
- Swimming Pool - indoor
- Directions: See the map on this page