PLAN YOUR NEXT ROMANTIC GETAWAY AT THIS YEAR’S “BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL” – HAMBLETON HALLMay 20 2016
Break the mould and try one of Britain’s finest country hotels 2 hrs north of London
[Hambleton, Oakham. 30th Oct 2015] Pack as much into your romantic getaway as possible with a short train ride to one of Britain’s most enduring small luxury hotels. Hambleton Hall is a special find, which invokes fond memories in all who have stayed.
In the safe hands of owner Tim Hart for the last 35 years, Hambleton Hall has been providing a first rate hotel experience to legions of Brits who are consistently overwhelmed by the hotel’s commanding position overlooking Rutland Water in England’s smallest county. In the area there is so much distraction to choose from that 2 nights is never enough! For a full list see here: www.hambletonhall.com/things-to-do-around-hambleton-hall
When booking your romantic stay, you will feel as if you are being welcomed into a country home-from-home with roaring fires, a cosy bar for pre-dinner Champagne and a restaurant that quietly boasts the longest-retained Michelin star in the UK. The candlelit restaurant is a haven for gourmets, with brilliant seasonal and locally-sourced food cooked by Michelin-starred chef, Aaron Patterson, who has been with the hotel for 25 years. Aaron’s love for game is reflected on the hotel’s menus and uses produce supplied by the local shoot at Exton. Fallow deer and muntjac are the locals and feature frequently.
Foraged food is well used too with local puffballs, blewits, elderflowers, horseradish, wild garlic, sorrel and sloes plus summer truffles picked near Oundle. Sorrel and hogweed are both prolific in this area and are delicious in salads. Home-baked breads from hotel’s own bakery feature too.
After dinner, consider a nightcap in the new, outdoor “Sitooterie” – a heated pavilion with armchairs where you can watch shooting stars on a clear night.
For the adventurous, make time during your stay to try the heated outdoor pool for quick dip, get your heart pumping on the on-site tennis court and borrow bikes (on complimentary loan) for a cycle round the reservoir. A picnic can be delivered to you anywhere along the cycle route, and the hotel can arrange a cruise across the lake.
Want extra lovebird brownie points? Ask the hotel to arrange a private bird watching lesson.
- – Good Hotel Guide 2016 Editor’s Choice Award “Honeymoon Hotel”
- – Good Hotel Guide 2016 Editor’s Choice Award “Country House Hotel”
- – Sunday Times Top 100 restaurants 2015
- – Michelin star since 1982
- – Square Meal 20th place outside London
- – Good Food Guide 7/10
Getting there: the fastest way to reach Hambleton is by train from London Kings Cross and St Pancras to Peterborough and Kettering (50 minutes) plus a 30 minute taxi from the station to the hotel or another train from Peterborough to Oakham then a 10 minute taxi.
Address: Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8TH
Tel: 01572 756991 www.hambletonhall.com email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Affiliations: Hambleton Hall is a member of Relais & Chateaux and Pride of Britain.
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