Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TH
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Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TH
People arrive at Hambleton with good, sturdy intentions about long rambles, bird watching, shooting and other countryside activities, but most just succumb to the sheer comfort of the hotel, curling up with a book by one of the log fires.
Affiliated to Relais & Chateaux, Hambleton has a Michelin-starred chef in Aaron Patterson and an impressive wine list under the watchful eye of sommelier of Dominique Baduel. Dinner in the dining room that the gourmandising Walter Marshall built for himself in 1881 is a delight.
Guests should be sure to place an order from Hambleton’s own bakery the night before they leave. This bread, which runs to eight different loaves as well as muffins, tarts, fruit loaves and the exotic Rutland Pippin, will be waiting for you to take home on your departure.
Hambleton Hall also has a Restaurant:
Hambleton Hall is part of the following Inspirations:
"Imagine the mist rising from a beautiful lake and the view from the bay windows of a Victorian country house overlooking it. This is Hambleton Hall in the autumn. Rutland Water was actually created after the construction of the hall in 1881 but today it makes a perfect framing device for this English country house hotel. Now imagine coming back from a strenuous day walking and birdwatching round the lake, shucking your boots at the door, and collapsing in one of those big sofas in front of the fire place and ordering tea. You have imagined a cosy weekend in Hambleton."
"Hambleton Hall rises up in a splendid position above Rutland Water. This is very much the kind of Edwardian country house where young men in motors would arrive after a muddy day on the road for a good meal and drinks in front of a roaring fire. Driving down from the historic cathedral city of Lincoln to the university city of Cambridge, turn right off the Great North Road and head inland through Empingham as far as Oakham and then on to the lakeland peninsula on which Hambleton Hall sits. The hotel has the feel of a family home at which you’re made very welcome. The following day, after a splendid supper from the kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Aaron Patterson - and a restful night - resume your journey south."
"Hambleton Hall was built in 1881 as a hunting “box”, a place where a wealthy English family could pass the winter hunting and shooting. Walter Marshall, a successful brewer, chose this site because it was in pole position for four different hunts including the Quorn. Over the entrance Mr Marshall had the motto of the Hellfire Club incised: Fay Ce Que Voudras – Do Whatever You Please. On his death in 1899 Marshall's hall passed to his sister who hosted a salon of young wits – including Malcom Sargeant and Noel Coward – at Hambleton. The hall only became a hotel in 1979."
"Fifteenth wedding anniversary: Overlooking a lake and with one of the best sommelier’s in the business, Hambleton Hall in Rutland, Leicestershire is a knockout country house hotel. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to celebrate at this gorgeous getaway where Noel Coward used to hangout and whose restaurant is Michelin-starred – depending on the season, you might be dining on partridge, woodcock or grouse. The gardens are so pretty you’ll want to spend an afternoon exploring them, but this might lose out to other distractions like tennis, swimming, cycling and sailing on Rutland Water."
"It’s almost impossible to spend any time at all at Hambleton Hall on the banks of Rutland Water without starting to imagine you are part of late 19th century aristocratic life. This is the epitome of country house living and it’s all one can do not to shout “Release the hounds!” as you wander through the grounds, whacking things with a long stick and discussing the hunt. Except there is one big difference – there are no draughty bedrooms and cold kedgeree for breakfast here. Instead owner Tim Hart has created a luxurious getaway with a reputation for high quality food, a great cellar and tip top staff. It would seem rude, then, not to take up Mr Hart’s special offer of a night’s accommodation in a standard double plus three-course a la carte dinner and breakfast the next day for £172.50 per person (based on two sharing), valid from now until December 20. Add a second night for the same price and a crack at the gourmet tasting menu too. Tally ho."
Information on Hambleton Hall hotel , Hambleton , Oakham
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Standard, Intermediate, Superior, Master Rooms, Suite
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (cots available, charge applies)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (well behaved dogs permitted, £10 per night charge applies)
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: Michelin Star, AA Wine Award & Overall 2010-2011, AA 4 Rosettes, Good Food Guide 7/10
Direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, Modem point, Four-poster in Suite, Hairdryer, writing desk, Luxury toiletries
Garden, Heated outdoor swimming pool, Bar, Restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 3 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 60 delegates, Heli-pad
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Tennis, Swimming pool, cycling
Golf (15 mins), Sailing (15 mins), Cycling (15 mins), Fishing (15 mins), Horse riding (15 mins), Local walks, Shooting (30 mins)
|Local directions:||From Oakham, follow the signs for Stamford A606. Approx. half a mile from Oakham turn right signposted Hambleton Hall.|
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Nearest railway stn:
Peterborough (20 miles) (25 mins)
East Midlands (45 miles) (50 mins)
Peterborough (25 miles) (30 mins)
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