A Great Country House Hotel
12/07/2015 mister216, Grantham
Approaching a 170-year old building through a modern housing estate seems a little surreal while looking out the back door over 700 acres of woodland is quite astounding. We spent a couple of hours e... more
Approaching a 170-year old building through a modern housing estate seems a little surreal while looking out the back door over 700 acres of woodland is quite astounding. We spent a couple of hours exploring the immediate surroundings and watching the squirrels, birds and butterflies. As befits a large country house, the bedrooms are accessed via a wood panelled staircase and a first floor gallery above the bar area. Thick carpets, tapestries and overstuffed leather furniture abound. Our room (No. 16) was big, even allowing for the super king sized bed where we considered waiting for a bus to take us from one side to the other. In contrast, the bathroom was more the size of a cupboard containing shower, toilet and wash basin. To be fair, the layout actually worked well and we were not short of space and found a good selection of toiletries and accessories ready for us. The constant drone from an extraction system outside was noticeable but didn't bother us unduly and we slept very well on a most comfortable mattress.
Breakfast was whatever was wanted from continental and full english menus. The food was perfectly cooked and very tasty but, like the tea and coffee, could have been a bit warmer. Still very enjoyable and very filling though. Overall a very pleasant weekend break. The crucial question - would we stay again? Oh yes, there is still much woodland exploring to do! less