Hambleton Hall Rutland (Oakham)

“Superbly run lakeside luxury country house hotel with no gimmicks but Michelin-star food, peace and comfort, along with plenty of outdoor activities on tap. Family friendly, an oasis of comfort.”

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“Tim and his wife Stefa opened Hambleton Hall in 1980. Four years earlier, the advent of Rutland Water had transformed the landscape into one of the most serene in the Midlands. The late Victorian house takes in the scene - south facing terrace, flower-filled formal garden, field and trees, water - with views that catch the breath. There¹s a swimming pool, a tennis court and a very fine, Michelin starred, chef, Aaron Paterson in the kitchen. There's no mini-bar, pillow menu and certainly no spa, which puts Hambleton Hall at the forefront of that dying breed of quintessential, personally run, unmucked-about luxury country house hotels. The rooms, while not particularly spacious are pretty and refreshingly ungimmicky - Stefa, the designer, was instructed by Tim to create a contemporary feel but on no account to "do a Babington". A stroll round Rutland water, watching the fishermen bobbing about in their boats should not go amiss. An oasis of comfort.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

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“Hambleton Hall is one of Britain’s finest country house hotels. The lakeside setting is spectacular and only some two and a half hours north of central London (England). The restaurant is a haven for gourmets and wine lovers and the rooms combine comfort and style.”

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Facilities

Restaurant
Michelin star
Garden
17 acre grounds
Bar
Wedding license
Private dining room
Sitting Room
Pet friendly
Not allowed unattended in bedrooms, or in public areas
Swimming Pool
Restrictions on children
No young children allowed in the restaurant

Activities

Mountain biking
Cooking classes
Sailing
Kayaking
Tennis
Riding
Great walks
Fishing
Golf

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17 rooms from $259 per night

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Restaurant
Michelin star
Garden
17 acre grounds
Weddings
Foodies
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Activities

Mountain biking
Cooking classes
Sailing
Kayaking
Tennis
Riding
Great walks
Fishing
Golf

Other highlights

Traditional
Luxury
Romantic
Views
Gourmet
Wedding license
Country House
Pet friendly
Not allowed unattended in bedrooms, or in public areas
Lakeside
On Rutland Water, the largest manmade lake in Europe
Antiques
Restrictions on children
No young children allowed in the restaurant

Hotel size

17 rooms, 1 suite
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