When it comes to choosing a countryside hotel that boasts an exciting range of facilities that the whole family can enjoy, that also happens to be within easy reach of London, look no further than Shendish Manor Hotel in Hertfordshire.
Featuring an array of luxury amenities, top class entertainment activities and gorgeous accommodations, this grand hotel, set within 160 acres of parkland and formal gardens, plays the perfect host to family holidays, business meetings, weddings and more and is also host to a par 70, 18-hole golf course.
A feast for the eyes
Guests who visit the hotel are certain to be held spellbound by its magnificent Victorian architecture. Having its origins in the era of the Norman occupiers, the property is steeped in history. The building itself dates back to at least the 19th century and despite renovations throughout the years, it still maintains many core Victorian architectural features such as gabled, pitched roofs, brick walls and bay windows on the exterior: and on the interior, elaborate staircases, high elaborate ceilings and oak panelling.
Undoubtedly, the regal appearance plays a huge role in the hotel’s current status as one of the most in-demand locations for celebration events including weddings and anniversaries. The combination of a gorgeous property and elite level event hosting has put Shendish Manor high up on the list of places to head to for a festive retreat.
Dining at the Shendish Manor is a resplendent experience, whether you receive service in the lounge or the famous Orangery restaurant where world class culinary creations seduce the taste buds of the most discerning diner. The hotel has a reputation for serving high tea that delivers an experience that is second to none, featuring culinary treats such as scones, strawberry preserves, cakes and clotted cream.
Fresh, seasonal ingredients are served up alongside views of the beautifully manicured Dutch Garden and surrounding grounds, and warmer days provide the perfect time to retreat to the terrace to enjoy al fresco dining. Champagnes, wines, cocktails, liqueurs and a selection of beers are served in the bar, which proves to be the perfect spot for a pre or post dinner tipple.
A stay fit for a Lord or Lady
In true country house style, the hotel’s 70 rooms are all decorated in traditional décor, featuring all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Hypoallergenic pillows and duvets, LCD TVs, an ironing station, hospitality tray, Internet access, 24-hour room service and connecting rooms all make for an accommodating stay, while accessible rooms are also available. Expect timeless elegance in the 18 original Manor House rooms, each of which have been designed to reflect the character of the building and some of which include four-poster beds. And make your stay extra special with add-ons including Champagne, hand tied bouquets of flowers and delicious chocolates.
The entertainment offered at Shendish Manor is evidence that the hotel is intent on taking the idea of luxury to the next level. The Shendish Manor’s golf club boasts facilities designed and maintained to suit world class standards, making it appealing to UK’s most discerning golfers. In fact, it is at Shendish Manor that you will find the most exquisite country club in Hertfordshire. Designed to USPGA specifications, the 5660-yard course provides the perfect setting for year-round golf, with a selection of hazards through parkland and woodland copses to keep you on your toes.
If a countryside retreat is up there on your list of must-do vacations for the whole family, then Shendish Manor is one to beat.
Address: London Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0AA
Phone: 01442 232220