The drive is very imposing with at the head of it a most wonderful country house. The welcome was warm and efficient. Only 1 of our 2 rooms was available so we settled in the library for coffee. Excellent coffee with home made biscuits, what a lovely start in the wonderfully comfortable arm chairs.
We checked checked into the rooms and were pleasantly surprised to find a small decanter of sloe gin awaiting for us in the room.
The spa treatments were excellent, with wonderfully knowledgeable therapists. And if you are struggling to get to or from the spa, someone will happily take you in the car.
And if you have forgotten sturdy footwear, there are wellingtons by the door, and if you have forgotten a coat, you can borrow one of those too!
The ambience is the real selling point, at no time did we feel rushed, and there was always plenty of places to sit. There are a large number of wonderful paintings and even the wallpaper is interesting, with different themes throughout.
Afternoon tea was good, however, having to ask for milk with the tea was a chore which happened more than once. Overall though the food was excellent. Service can be a little on the slow side on occasion.
There are so many things to do here, that an extended stay is recommended, save up first as the cheapest bottle of wine is £26 with a decent one being around the £40 mark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in 500 acres, Stapleford Park offers a wide variety of country pursuits and leisure activities including shooting, riding and falconry. And after a day in the fresh country air, our house guests and members always look forward to a delicious, freshly prepared evening meal in one of our dining rooms and a night cap in the library. Our luxurious bedrooms, all individually designed, guarantee a good night’s sleep in style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stapleford Park Hotel Stapleford
- Stapleford Park Melton Mowbray