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Essex, in spite of its proximity to London has many rural areas due to the Green Belt, Epping Forest and the areas to the north and east.
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Surrounded by stunning gardens, woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century manor house hotel is situated in a peaceful setting minutes from Colchester
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Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and belo...
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Prepare to be pampered. That's the message that comes across loud and clear when you cross the threshold at the spa at Maison Talbooth. Glide through the doors and take your time to adjust into relaxation mode by sinking into the deep comfy sofa, sipping a glass of fruit juice and flicking through your favourite mags. Once you're suitably chilled, enter the sensory-stimulating treatment room, lay back and experience a clutch of targeted Dermalogica facials and body rituals and Jessica nail se...
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Little Easton Manor is set in 64 acres of idilic beauty and described as ‘a jewel of England'. The enchanting walled gardens, topiary, hidden alcoves and pathways provide a picture perfect backdrop for those treasured photos. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the two grade ll listed barns offer exposed beams and a majestic air to your intimate, or decadent wedding day.
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The mansion at Copped Hall was completed in 1758 as a gentleman's country house. It was, and is, set in excellent landscape and was well known for the quality of its construction. The house was burned out in 1917 (not as War damage).The house was subsequently allowed to fall into disrepair and suffered much vandalism. It was saved from very unsympathetic development in a 9-year campaign by the by the Friends of Copped Hall, who, as the Copped Hall Trust, were able to purchase it in 1995. ...
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Milsoms is situated close by the river Stour in the middle of beautiful countryside but still only a 5-minute drive from the A12. Milsoms has an on-site restaur
19.6 miles from the centre of Essex
A luxury boutique five bedroom B&B in a fantastic location, just one hour from London and half an hour from Cambridge.
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Your wild adventure awaits…discover over 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! A great day out for all the family!
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13.0 miles from the centre of Essex
Situated in Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, on the Hertfordshire and Essex border is Down Hall Hotel - one of England's most traditional country house hotels. Relax the body, soothe the soul and lift the spirit during your stay at Down Hall at Eden Spa. Take time to wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, or sample traditional English Afternoon Tea.
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That Amazing Place is a 15th-century country house with modern interiors and chic bedrooms (sleeping up to 29 people) and is exclusively available for the day a
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15th century Tudor Manor House Hotel situated in extensive grounds, just 1 hour from London.
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Maison Talbooth is a country house hotel with 12 bedrooms and has been awarded 4 AA RED Stars. An outdoor pool heated all year round, pool house and all-weather tennis courts are just three examples of the hotels facilities. The in-house spa, called The Treatment Rooms, provides a quiet and tranquil environment to step back, relax and indulge.
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Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold's grave. The remains of some of the Abbey buildings can still be seen today, including the gate house and the passage from the cloisters to the sleeping quarters.
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Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the 19th and 20th century) by offering up a whole host of activities such as meeting the horses and costumed characters in the stables, hearing about what cook used to make in the kitchen and tours led by dressed up staff detailing what life was like above and bel...
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Milsoms, in Dedham, has been open for some 18 years and consists of a lively bar and brasserie, along with 15 guest bedrooms. It's an ideal place to stay and discover this delightful part of East Anglia.
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All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and diesel hauled trains through 6.5 miles of picturesque rolling countryside in Essex. It starts with a trip on a vintage bus from Epping station followed by a relaxing steam journey though stunning forest and historic towns, all the while imagining yourself ba...
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Weddings at Wivenhoe House are everything you'd expect and more. This stunning 18th Century, Country House Hotel makes the perfect backdrop for your wedding and is set in the most idyllic of locations. With sweeping staircases, elegant rooms and surrounded by beautiful Essex parkland, Wivenhoe House Hotel is nothing far from spectacular.
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SUENOS is the ONLY 5 star rated accommodation in Southend. Sea front award winning Guesthouse with 5 luxury rooms offering top quality hotel facilities.
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Le Talbooth is one of the finest wedding venues in East Anglia. Originally the 'toll booth' for river traffic in the 1600s, guests can expect a building that is full of character in an unrivalled position beside the river Stour.
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The contemporary brasserie bar and restaurant is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends as well as for business gatherings.
19.7 miles from the centre of Essex
The Fox & Hounds Hunsdon is a modern European restaurant and pub set in the Hertfordshire countryside. It is the only Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the county. The Fox & Hounds has been owned and run by James & Bianca Rix since 2004.
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Gosfield Hall is a picture perfect Georgian mansion offered to you exclusively for your wedding day. The house offers a number of grand and elegant reception rooms for your guests to enjoy throughout the day. The Queen Charlotte's Oak paneled gallery boasts a 120 foot long aisle meaning the Bride can really make an entrance! The Ballroom offers a breath taking dining experience with hand painted ceiling, glittering chandeliers and huge sash windows. The bridal suite is unrivaled and is ab...
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This half timbered country house hotel in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Dedham has been run by the Milsom family for well over 50 years. The beamed riversi
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Gaynes Park is an elegant and stylish barn wedding and reception venue set in a historic private estate. It is approached up a long entrance drive through park and farmland with sweeping views over the London skyline. Just 10 minutes from the M25 and M11, Gaynes Park is one of the most beautiful exclusive use venues in Essex. From the moment you arrive you will be enchanted by the outstanding facilities, relaxed elegance and beautiful surroundings that Gaynes Park offers.
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Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a 4 acre Walled Garden, an exuberantly planted 450 feet x 16 feet mixed border, a Rock Garden in the old Tudor cellars. All in a garden spanning five centuries. Enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and gardens on the third Sunday of each month (excep...
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This magical manor house comes with thousands of acres of stunning grounds and parkland and has to be seen as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex. The venue makes an instant impression as you enter the gates, set at the end of a sweeping, torch-lit drive, and continues to impress throughout every aspect of your wedding day.
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The Crown in the picturesque village of Stoke-by-Nayland is just a 90 minute drive from London. Offering boutique, yet affordably indulgent rooms, well-presented bistro food and an array of good drinking options and located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Crown is the perfect getaway. The 16th century pub has an intimate, relaxed interior and modern dining room with a couple of cosy corners. When the weather is fine there is a choice of outdoor seating areas. The fi...
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Blake Hall offers an exclusive use wedding venue with two recently restored 17th Century barns and beautiful surrounding gardens, in the Essex countryside
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An 18th century 4 star family managed hotel with gym, outdoor pool and nature reserve.
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Maison Talbooth is a luxury red star hotel overlooking the Constable Country and the Dedham Vale. The hotel has a civil wedding license for up to 50 guests, and 12 superb bedrooms. A tennis court and pool with pool house and hot tub are also available on site. A day spa with three treatment rooms to pamper and relax before the big day can be arranged.
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Set in the heart of rural Essex, and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Hyde Hall will delight and inspire.
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The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of rooms, each with its own character. The glades, pools and alleys provide a setting for some fifty sculptures, large ceramic pots, architectural salvage, a gazebo and even a moated children´s castle with a drawbridge. The garden has been described...
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Proudly overlooking the quay, the smart blue and white Pier Hotel and Restaurant at Harwich is in poll position for views over the Stour and Orwell estuaries. The hotel is actually made up of two buildings, one of which was built in 1850s and houses two landmark restaurants the Ha'Penny and The Harbourside plus seven luxury bedrooms. The other, the former Angel public house dating back to the 1700s, extends the hotel and has a further seven bedrooms. Rooms are large, very tastefully decorated...
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Colville Hall is a stunning wedding venue that can accommodate up to 200 guests. In the heart of Essex, this extraordinary group of thatched barns is set around a gorgeous courtyard, making it a charming wedding venue for very special couples.
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Three times Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue', this magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty five years of experience in providing perfect wedding days. Set in 40 acres of parkland, complete with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is offered to you exclusively for your wedding day. Civil ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings including the stunning Great Tower which stan...
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The distinctive white and blue facade of this harbour side hotel makes it an easy landmark to spot. There is a capable bistro on the ground floor but it's the first floor restaurant that steals the show and the best views of Harwich quay and the contributing estuaries. Before dinner guests can sip a glass of champagne in the polished pewter bar before entering the buff and cream toned restaurant with comfortable leather banquettes. Seafood is the mainstay of the menu with perhaps dressed c...
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38.1 miles from the centre of Essex
Chartwell was the beloved family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until his death in 1965. In times of war and peace, whether in power or in the political wilderness, it never failed him. Churchill was particularly drawn to the estate's breath-taking views across the Weald of Kent - a view that remains unspoilt today.
28.7 miles from the centre of Essex
A 16th Century picture postcard thatched English Inn with 4 star gold accommodation, bar and AA Rosette star restaurant.
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53.0 miles from the centre of Essex
The English Whisky Co. was England's first registered whisky distillery in over 100 years, nestled in the heart of Norfolk between Norwich and Newmarket.
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52.9 miles from the centre of Essex
Old Spot is part of a thoughtfully converted Cow Byre. The cottage looks out onto a large patio area – a tranquil place to relax at any time of day.
40.0 miles from the centre of Essex
The Hangar at Kesgrave Hall has been transformed with silk lining, carpet, state of the art lighting with the whole ceiling covered with the most amazing black star cloth lighting. The reception area has suspended lighting and huge leather sofas, a perfect relaxing area away from the party. Extensive work has also taken place outside, landscaping ‘the secret garden' an area which will be used exclusively for weddings and parties and will become the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
49.5 miles from the centre of Essex
The Utopia Spa at Alexander House Hotel is an award-winning spa nestled in the heart of West Sussex. The Utopia Spa opened in 2008 and upholds a five luxury bubble award from the Good Spa Guide. The spa is renowned for its Grecian-inspired interiors, variety of facilities & customer care.
37.7 miles from the centre of Essex
B&B London is a beautifully restored double fronted Victorian home offering Organic B&B in the heart of West London.
34.4 miles from the centre of Essex
Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's famous and beautiful black swans. The Pavilion Garden, which used to contain two tennis courts, is planted with rhododendrons and azaleas. Transformed in 1980 by Russell Page, the Culpeper Garden has traditional box-edged beds filled with roses and co...
54.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Explore the gateway to the realm at Dover Castle An iconic structure that presides over the famous coastline and its white cliffs, Dover Castle has watched over the area since its keep was built in the 1180s and there has been a look out on the site for some 20 centuries. Inside this historic landmark, there are displays of the castle's most heroic moment, but the jewel in the crown is the visitor experience Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk about the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. ...
34.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Explore the architectural marvel of Ickworth House Ickworth House was created by the eccentric Earl of Bristol, with its central rotunda and curved corridors, to house his superb collection of paintings by Titian, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velasquez, and a magnificent Georgian silver collection. In the drawing room are two fine Portugese pier glasses in heavy gilt Rococo. The house is surrounded by an Italian garden, an orangery and temple rose garden, and set in a Capability Brown p...
34.2 miles from the centre of Essex
This 16th century Kent coaching inn has been given a sympathetic contemporary make over, which contrasts original features such as oak beams and open fires with tasteful floral wall coverings and banquette seating. An equal amount of care and attention has been lavished on the daily changing menu that showcases simply prepared local free range, organic and sustainable ingredients. Even the beer comes from the Westerham brewery, less than fives miles away. Start with Ham Hock and parsley terr...
31.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Quee...
55.8 miles from the centre of Essex
There are hundreds of wedding venues in the South East to choose from and after a while, they all blend into one. This is not the case with Nymans. Weddings at Nymans take place in our outstanding gardens with breath-taking views across Sussex. Our stunning location makes a fabulous backdrop for intimate ceremonies making your day memorable, stylish and unique. When you discover Nymans, you will see that it is easy to lose yourself in the peaceful country setting. With hundreds of fa...
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33.2 miles from the centre of Essex
Providing comfortable, clean and modern self-catering accommodation, and just a short walk from many of London's major tourist attractions
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42.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Step through the dark green wooden portals of the Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells and into the Burgundy Bar, all blood red squashy velvet sofas, leather pouffes and gently battered wooden tables, and the feeling that you are in good hands sweeps over you. You'd never know HdV was a chain – each location has its own individual character borne out of the style of the building it's in. In this case, a grade II listed mansion constructed back in 1762. Rooms have the signature impressive bathroom...
29.0 miles from the centre of Essex
See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you'll find plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all...
51.9 miles from the centre of Essex
Beckets Barn is a luxury eco-friendly B and B in the 'lost' village of Fairfield on Romney Marsh. In an extremely quiet and peaceful location but close to Rye and Camber, guests can relax, swim in the indoor pool or enjoy walks and cycling straight from the barn.
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50.9 miles from the centre of Essex
Set in a beautiful country location, the award-winning Lympne Castle provides the perfect setting for your wedding. The magnificent 13th-century, grade I listed building is ideal for wedding receptions, private functions and corporate events. The venue enjoys a hilltop location overlooking the Romney Marshes, offering stunning scenery for your big day.
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33.1 miles from the centre of Essex
Crossways Farm is more than a place to stay: it is a destination. As well as a luxury bed and breakfast reserved exclusively for you, it is a restorative place for all ages to relax in peaceful surroundings while enjoying the countryside and its wildlife, and of course a place to have fun. Set in 2.5 acres of gardens, Crossways Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse of late 14th Century origin, located in Hitcham, central Suffolk, only 15 minutes from the famous medieval wool town of Lavenham...
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43.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Step back in time at Sutton Hoo Sutton Hoo in the heart of rural suffolk is the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds where a royal Anglo-Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. award-winning Exhibition tells the story of Anglo-saxon East Anglia plus full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber and incredible replica treasures. A fascinating day out for everyone. restaurant, shop, children´s play area, woodland t...
47.3 miles from the centre of Essex
Set in 16 acres of tranquil Surrey countryside and surrounded by lawns and garden terrace, Hartsfield Manor combines Victorian grandeur with impressive contempo
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49.6 miles from the centre of Essex
Located at the top of Dorking's well-known High Street, a short distance from the stunning North Downs, The White Horse reopened in 2018, following a £4 million refurbishment.
31.2 miles from the centre of Essex
Experience outstanding cuisine prepared with the finest regional, seasonal ingredients in Minster Mill's restaurant, complimented by outstanding service.
39.0 miles from the centre of Essex
This stunning Grade 1* listed Tudor mansion is situated within an impressive 350-acre estate and is an exclusive use wedding venue, which exudes historic charm.
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39.4 miles from the centre of Essex
Pembroke Lodge is a Grade II Georgian Mansion situated in the heart of Richmond Park, the only wedding venue within one of London's Royal Parks. The Lodge sits at the highest point and enjoys spectacular views over the park and Thames Valley to the West. The Lodge itself is within 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, perfect for your wedding photographs.
49.5 miles from the centre of Essex
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa is a five-star hotel set within 120 acres of glorious countryside and woodlands in West Sussex. The hotel is Rosette awarded
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57.2 miles from the centre of Essex
Set in nine acres of beautifully maintained grounds, the Elizbethan period Ockenden Manor feels a world away from everyday life. In fact, you're just a few yards from Cuckfield Village High Street and a short drive from Gatwick. With its views across the gardens towards the South Downs National Park makes a romantic setting for acclaimed chef. Stephen Crane's highly accomplished French cooking. Inventive starters might include honey roast wood pigeon with crispy apple beignets, foie gras parf...
48.1 miles from the centre of Essex
Built about 1130, The Manor Hemingford Grey is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain. It was made famous as ‘Green Knowe' by author Lucy Boston. Her patchwork collection is on show. The garden has topiary, old roses, award winning irises and herbaceous borders.
29.0 miles from the centre of Essex
Located on Tower Hill with direct views of the Tower of London, Trinity House is the working home of the General Lighthouse Authority with the ambience of a private Georgian residence. Behind the Georgian facade is a treasure trove of maritime artefacts, including the brass bell of the Royal Yacht Britannia - a quintessentially English venue for impressive weddings.
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36.3 miles from the centre of Essex
The Culpeper's restaurant at Chilston Park is located in the original dining room of the country manor house and retains a wealth of original characteristics.
40.0 miles from the centre of Essex
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is situated in over 40 acres of lawn and woodland just moments away from the A12. The hotel is dog-friendly and has two AA rosettes in the brasserie.
35.7 miles from the centre of Essex
Oxford Road B & B is a family run B & B in Putney South West London. Oxford Road is in a quiet neighborhood a stone's throw from East Putney Tube station and
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47.3 miles from the centre of Essex
Hartsfield Manor is a 19th century home, nestled in 16 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, and it's the perfect setting for that special day. Whether by horse-drawn carriage or vintage car, arriving up the oak-lined drive never fails to impress and the magnificence of this Victorian stately home is sure to enchant.
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38.1 miles from the centre of Essex
The family home of Sir Winston Churchill, many of the rooms at Chartwell remain unchanged since the time the great politician lived here. Mementoes, paintings and books all help to evoke the career and personal life of this statesman, artist and individual.
47.7 miles from the centre of Essex
The Running Horses, dating from the 16th century, has five comfy en-suite rooms and the Gatehouse which all include Wi-Fi and Nespresso coffee machines.
36.4 miles from the centre of Essex
The Plough Inn at Stalisfield is a beautiful country pub with rooms in a village high up on the Kent Downs between Faversham, Canterbury and Ashford.
40.5 miles from the centre of Essex
Nonsuch Mansion dates back to the time of Henry VIII, and it specialises in truly memorable wedding experiences. It's licensed to hold civil ceremonies, and can cater for up to 120 guests.
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53.8 miles from the centre of Essex
A stunning 17th-century country house, nestled in the heart of West Sussex. With 29 ensuite bedrooms, a luxury restaurant & beautiful gardens.