We all need a bit of luxury in our lives, don’t we? And let’s face it, everyone wanted to be one of the toffs in Downton Abbey, sipping an aperitif and eating quality food while being waited on.
Well, this post will reveal a place where you can indulge in the best food, best wines and top service all neatly wrapped up in a setting that makes you feel extra special.
Tylney Hall, outside Hook in Hampshire ticks all of the boxes above and many more.
First impressions count and from the tree-lined driveway leading to the hotel, you can easily imagine yourself as Lord or Lady of the manor returning from a weekend away to your elegant home.
Feel yourself transported back to a time where luxury was standard as you go into the reception with its high ceilings and oak-panelled walls and portraits hanging on the walls of the staircase.
Rooms in the main house have been refurbished but still retain an old-fashioned charm or if you prefer more intimate surroundings but still with a hint of decadence then maybe the Orangery rooms away from the main building would suit you. But if outright luxury is what you want and you feel like embracing the Downton Abbey experience completely then treat yourself to a suite of rooms in the main house with views over the grounds and croquet lawn from your balcony.
The luxury doesn’t end there though.
If gourmet food in an oak-panelled restaurant is your thing then dinner will be right up your street.
The head chef has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and it shows.
Have you got a birthday to celebrate, or an anniversary? Then hire one of the separate function rooms to make it even more memorable. The waiting staff at the hotel are super-attentive and make your stay really special.
The Next Day
After a great night’s sleep, make the most of your morning by taking a walk around the grounds. And because the hotel is so secluded it isn’t hard to imagine how life must have been over 100 years ago when it was home to Lord and Lady Rotherwick.
Why not have breakfast in your room and, if you’ve chosen one of the suites in the main house, sit looking over miles of uninterrupted countryside surrounding the hotel, or if you’d rather, enjoy breakfast in the Oak Room.
With a spa onsite you can make the most of your stay in a luxury hotel and enjoy a relaxing treatment or go for a dip in the indoor heated pool.
Maybe you just fancy a day of switching off and doing nothing. If that’s what you want then find an armchair in the elaborate lounge, next to the open fire, sit back, relax and enjoy waiter service.
If you want to experience the feeling of true luxury in a top-class hotel, with great service off the beaten track then Tylney Hall is most definitely the place for you.