Friday, 22 April 2016

By George, they’re grand!

Celebrate St George’s Day with a stay at a quintessentially English country house

Written by Wendy Gomersall
Brockencote Hall, Worcestershire

travel-590-4The tranquillity of Brockencote Hall

Brockencote Hall, near Kidderminster, is a striking Victorian manor house with a lovely lakeside setting and views to the Malvern Hills. It has 21 rooms, 70 acres of parkland, and a restaurant serving cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients from the kitchen garden and honey from the beehives in the grounds. The summer programme includes outdoor cinema and jazz picnics by the lake. Rooms cost from £255 per night including a seven-course tastingmenu dinner.

01562-777876, www.brockencotehall.com

Middlethorpe Hall, North Yorkshire

travel-590-3The gardens of Middlethorpe Hall

This beautifully restored William III country house set in 20 acres of manicured gardens features carefully chosen antiques and fine paintings, a spa with an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and sauna. Dinner, bed and breakfast costs from £109 per person per night in May and June, including early-morning tea delivered to the room, full Yorkshire breakfast and a £43 per person allowance towards dinner.

0800-089 3929, www.prideofbritainhotels.com

Hampton Manor, Birmingham
A restyled Neo-Gothic mansion, marrying Victorian design details with comfortable, modern furnishings, Hampton Manor is surrounded by 45 acres of woodland in picturesque Hampton-in- Arden, 10 minutes from Birmingham. The family-run hotel has 15 bedrooms, the Peel’s Restaurant (awarded three AA Rosettes), and separate bar and parlour. Rooms cost from £150 per night.

01675-446080, www.hamptonmanor.com

Eastwell Manor, Kent
Eastwell Manor country house and the 3,000-acre estate at the foot of the North Downs in Kent was home to Queen Victoria’s son Prince Alfred for 20 years. The hotel facilities include the Pavilion spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and two restaurants.

Local attractions include Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle and Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Rooms cost from £225 per night in May and June, including full English breakfast and a three-course dinner with a glass of champagne.

0800-089 3929, www.prideofbritainhotels.com

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Wiltshire

travel-590-2Whatley Manor

Elegant Whatley Manor, near Malmesbury, has popular expert-led tours of its marvellous grounds from £44 per person: on 7, 14, 28 June; 12, 18 and 25 July; and 1 August. Guests enjoy a private two-hour tour of 12 acres of English country gardens before lunch is served in Le Mazot brasserie. Morning tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival is also included. Special events room rate from £250.

01666-822888, www.whatleymanor.com

Contact Wendy at wendy.gomersall@lady.co.uk
Prices correct at time of going to press.



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