The Manor House at Weston on the Green is a superb olde English property. The approach along a tree lined drive led to the car parking area in front of the impressive Manor House. As you go through the heavy wooden door you enter a large lounge reception area with a huge open fire, very welcoming on a January evening.
The reception staff were friendly and personable and when I asked for some information about the history of the Manor House, the receptionist printed off the information and very kindly brought it to our room. I enjoyed reading the fascinating history about the building once owned by Henry VIII, it would be useful if this document could be placed in a folder in every room.
We enjoyed a 2 night stay in room 14 at the top of the main house, 'The Butler's Room' was on the door. We had rather a large suitcase to drag up all the stairs. The view from the room was overlooking the lawn and part of the topiary garden. It was a cosy yet adequately sized room and the décor could be described as shabby chic. We had an en-suite bathroom with a tap shower attachment over the bath rather than an independent shower. We were informed that this was a refurbished room. However the bathroom was clearly a make-do and mend job as the tiling looked a bit 1990s. The bath towels were large white and fluffy and the complimentary toiletries are REN.
We had booked an offer which included the tasting menu in the restaurant, situated in the Baron's Hall. At first I commented to our waitress that I found the lighting to be uncomfortably dark. After I while I almost forgot about it but I'm not sure if this was because the dimmer switch had actually been turned up or that I'd simply got used to it. Anyway it certainly didn't detract from the beautifully presented food which was a feast for the eyes as well as a taste extravaganza. We found that the wine menu didn't have many affordable bottles (hardly any under £30) so we decided 'in for a penny in for a pound' and went with the wine pairing for £35 each. This took an already special meal to a whole new level and I am really glad we took this decision.
Breakfast in the morning was also a very civilised affair. I had a full English breakfast which was one of the nicest I've ever had, believe me it is one of the easiest meals to get wrong! The quality of the sausage was excellent. My husband had a salmon omelette. All served with the usual accompaniments of tea and toast, orange juice and pastries. My only criticism would be the choice of maudlin music. A bit of Ella Fitzgerald or Nina Simone would have really set the mood for a relaxed weekend!
During the day we had a walk around the grounds, they looked lovely in the frost, and then took the park and ride into Oxford. On our return we visited the upstairs lounge which has plenty of sofas and top-end magazines to read or borrow and take up to your room. There is wi-fi in some of the public areas but the lack of wi-fi in our room actually meant that we had a very chilled weekend, and I think if you are looking for a romantic manor house experience then this place is perfect.
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Thank you for your kind words and we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your two-night stay with us.
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We have noted your comment with regard to background music and agree that a little variety including Ella Fitzgerald would provide some relaxing tones, and we are already putting together a selection!
With our thanks again for your feedback.
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