Hambleton Hall

Hambleton, Rutland

‘Could a summer day get any better than sitting in a beautiful garden, gazing down over manicured hedges and a fountain, to Rutland Water gleaming in the sunshine? More

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‘Could a summer day get any better than sitting in a beautiful garden, gazing down over manicured hedges and a fountain, to Rutland Water gleaming in the sunshine?’ A guide insider loved everything about Tim and Stefa Hart’s country-house hotel in a former Victorian hunting lodge – not least the food. The kitchen holds the UK’s longest-retained Michelin star. Chef Aaron Patterson uses local and home-grown produce to create ‘deliciously memorable meals’. ‘My king prawns with ponzu, avocado and seaweed looked almost too good to eat. Tagliatelle of wild mushrooms with grappa sauce was perfection.’ The service is ‘just so – not too stuffy’, and, ‘although the place is grand, there’s a relaxed, friendly air’. It is expensive, ‘but, my goodness, it’s worth it!’ There is a choice of rooms, from quite snug to a suite. ‘All are kitted out beautifully, with top-quality linen.’ ‘It remains on the heights of excellence,’ a reader concurs. ‘At dusk, from our favourite room, one can see right across the reservoir to farmland beyond, with not a flickering light to be seen from anywhere’. A member of Relais & Châteaux. (Anthony Bradbury, Bill Wood, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Hambleton
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8TH
England

Telephone

01572 756991

Bedrooms

17. 2-bedroom suite in cottage.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, hall, drawing room/bar, restaurant (vegetarian menu), 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (tennis, swimming pool, croquet, vegetable garden), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, cot £25, extra bed £35, no under-5s in restaurant.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, hall (£10 per night, not unattended, bowls, food, biscuits, toys, waterproof coats, towels).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £355, singles from £245. Set-price dinner £115. 1-night bookings normally refused at weekends.

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Comments about Hambleton Hall

Nearly full despite Covid but generally well managed in difficult circumstances. Stunning manicured gardens with uplifting views from a light and airy room (16) with good wardrobe space and no ubiquitous "earth tones". Housekeeping exceptionally good. Pretty menus that we could each keep. The wine list is impressive and reasonably priced especially so for wines by the glass and half bottles. Good, fairly gentle walks direct from the hotel. - Frances Thomas - September 2020
Yet again this remains an absolutely star hotel. Perhaps the secret lies in the number of staff. No one is ever too far away to happily deal with any reasonable request. Courtesy, helpfulness and a constant search for perfection remain the standards here. - Anthony Bradbury - February 2020
We have been staying and dining at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and it never disappoints. The accommodation, food and above all the service are consistently of a very high standard - so much so, that it's challenging to find anywhere else that comes near. - Roderic Rennison - December 2019

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